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  1. 7 hours ago, TeeCee said:

    Times 21st August


    Circus Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18th August 2021. Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Acrobats Luke Chadwick-Jones, Eric Mitchell and Raf Shah star in Barely Methodical Troupe's show Bromance which explores concepts of friendship subverting conventional circus tricks and styles with its playful techniques. Credit: Sally Anderson/Alamy Live News
    Sally Anderson News
    Image ID: 2GE9DGD


    Cheers TeeCee. A grand job you’re doing. One more I noticed in Alba section 😉

    Nick Barley Edinburgh International Book Festival Director at programme launch, July 2021, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK Sally Anderson 2G6PYD7

  2. On 14/08/2021 at 22:14, Sultanpepa said:





     I'm sure Alamy/PA will have noticed the drop in submissions and also a drop in commercial use sales. They'll make up the drop in revenue in other ways I'm sure. It used to be the case that I was disappointed to not get a payout at the $100 threshold but I now occasionally miss the $50 payout with the same frequency. My smallish portfolio remains for now but there's no additional images forthcoming in the foreseeable future. In fact I've probably as much as given up on stock. Just got no incentive. Many many others must feel the same. I can't see the benefit for PA in squeezing the contributors dry. Eventually images will be removed and PA will suffer irreversible damage. The % drop and low fees are counter-productive IMHO.

    The thing is I’m not sure that there has been a drop in submissions. The submission ID number continues to rise rapidly, even more rapidly than it used to I think. Of course we don’t know how many images are in each submission, but I expect any drop from individual contributors is more than made up for by other agencies. 

  3. Until the commission change my income was roughly 50% of the gross shown in the graph on the dashboard, give or take a few distributor sales. With the commission increase it’s harder to judge what the net effect of sales revenue is so I wonder if it might be possible to have a second line showing the net income as well as the gross. This might also be included in the figures for sales to date, sales for the year and sales for the month.

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  4. On 02/08/2021 at 11:17, spacecadet said:

    That's just plain abusive. I'd complain for a cent.


    On 02/08/2021 at 14:51, Phil Crean said:

    This kind of refund/resale needs to be nipped in the bud.... Please complain strongly.

    The original sale was under old contract so should still be credited at 50%




    On 03/08/2021 at 11:45, aphperspective said:

    So would I its not the amount but the principle if nothing else it sends a message to Alamy plus it also probhably makes them use up their measly commision gain in administration replying to your emails. 

    Tried, no joy. Just reported a news use in April that was never invoiced and I have another 10 to let them know about next week - all should have been reported before the commission change. Alamy have made a lot of money out of the work that I have done over the past few years finding and reporting uses of my photos that I assume they would otherwise never know about.

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  5. On 31/07/2021 at 19:31, Jim Gibson said:

    I only have about 7000 images (slowly built up since 2005) with Alamy, the vast majority of those are exclusive with my average sales over years working out at just under $3k per year. 


    Though my images are exclusive I am in Alamy Gold with the split now being 60/40% split in Alamy's favour is there any benefit in remaining Exclusive to Alamy? 

    No. Not unless you want Alamy to chase up infringements without asking you first if you’ve sold an image to anyone else directly yourself.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Cal said:


    No errors in my account balance here but I don't think anyone in their right mind would pay per image to be here, and I sincerely hope what's happened is just another gremlin in the system. Stock is now a low price high volume industry pretty much across the board. Making a measly amount of earnings is one thing but being permanently in debt to the agency because you have to pay them per image is another. People would leave in droves, it would literally make no sense to host your images to lose money every month. Right?!

    The trouble is that folk lose faith in how Alamy operates and leave anyway.

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  7. 6 hours ago, Pietrach said:

    Thank you all for responses. I got the trial subscription and you were right, only one link shown the image and the remaining 4 just contain a link to the other article.

    Makes me think what he other sale was. Considering the price of $$$ I think it may have been for print. I guess none of you have the print paper from 3-4 June? :)

    When you try to cancel the free trial subscription, you'll need to phone them to do so and they will offer you a good deal if you wish to continue. Better a subscription than none at all. I have now been on different deals for 18 months and never paid the full price.

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  8. 39 minutes ago, Cryptoprocta said:

    Did you get $$$ for a newspaper sale (as  you mentioned in the OP)? I doubt if that would be any well-known UK newspaper like the Times, which has the usual heavy discounts.

    Actually all Times Live News print uses are $$$ in my experience (the exact amount varies depending on the month), so likely the photo appeared in print on one occasion as well as online.

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  9. 15 hours ago, Sally said:

    I just got a distributor sale despite opting out of all in May and the new contract now being in force. Of $34 I get $8. I will be contacting Alamy but I expect I’ll get that kind of answer, despite the sale being, it would seem, technically in breach of the contract. 

    Alamy have confirmed that this was a download error and given me 100% commission. Was worth getting in touch.

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  10. A Google search isn’t reliable as some of the articles returned have links to other articles at the bottom. You don’t necessarily need to be a subscriber to The Times to work out which one has your oic as you can see the top of the article with the photo even without logging in.
    This article has your image but can’t see anything else


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