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  1. 3 hours ago, AlanW said:

    The Times (Scottish edition)

    19th June, 2018


    Page 12


    P399N5 Sally Anderson/Alamy Live News 

    Milsey Bay, North berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, 18th June 2018. UK weather: After a very wet weekend, the sun came out this morning to brighten and warm the day, but it was very breezy on the coast. A group of primary school children play on the sandy beach and in tidal bathing pool on a seaside trip as the end of the Scottish school term approaches. The Bass Rock gannet colony sits on the horizon. Credit: Sally Anderson/Alamy Live News

    Great thanks! I just came here to post another image I found in The Times and saw this! I’ve sent my husband out to buy me a copy.


    The Times online

    Realimage CPWEM0




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  2. 11 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

    Tried upload speed checker, got 9Mbps so no problem with Wi-Fi and internet connection. 

    Oh how I wish....  mine is 0.8 and despite the Scottish Government’s commitment to getting super fast broadband to every household by 2020, it’s not going to happen here. I had my first experience of it while staying in Liverpool earlier this week in an apartment. I couldn’t believe the speed! 

  3. 3 hours ago, RedSnapper said:

    Remember; only a fraction of what appears on the Livenews page is actually 'pinged' out to the picture desks...




    Had a good day with Storm Hector via AlamyLiveNews
    A bunch of onlines yesterday, and a couple of print usages today



    That’s worth knowing, as I didn’t already know that. I presume that the higher profile, more newsworthy ones are selected. I wonder, therefore, how often news desks search on the Live News site.

  4. 4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:


    Sally I do not think it is a problem if you have a word being tag and supertag.





    I realise that, per se, it isn’t a problem, but it is if you want to add more tags and have reached the limit. It is very difficult to see, from the way the tags are laid out, if you have mistakenly duplicated. This was discussed in another thread 


  5. 3 hours ago, spacecadet said:

    You get a warning if you try to add one that is already the other.

    Also, there's some evidence that image with both may rank a bit higher. I haven't deduplicated for this reason, but I no longer add both.

    No you don’t as far as I can see. If a word or phrase is a supertag, you can erroneously add it again as a normal tag without any kind of warning. Only if you do have both and click the supertag word to remove it as a supertag, do you get a warning. 

  6. 11 minutes ago, Katie said:


    I think this is already the case. How often do you see a news image sourced from Alamy that isn't:


    1) The weather, or related to the weather;

    2) A "Photo of the Day" type news image;

    3) Basically stock.


    I guess that, as this is what Alamy sells, it makes sense for Alamy to allow everyone to submit, but if they wanted to be taken seriously as a hard news agency they'd have to make changes.

    I often see images that have been posted onto the Live News site that quickly disappear as they are not, by any stretch of imagination, news. Yesterday there were some images of a dish of beans, for example. They disappeared pronto.

  7. There's usually a contact email address given if you look up the website on WHOIS.  However I have never had any success - either with copied images from a newspaper or copied watermarked images.  I still chase some of these up myself and they do seem eventually to be taken off. I've also contacted Pinterest when images appeared there and they get taken off immediately. There was useful advice in another thread recently, to contact Google if the watermarked images appear in a website that seems to be designed solely to earn income from adware.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Julie Edwards said:

    Nikon WiFi transfer can transfer full size images, as can Nikon and Fuji.

    im assuming others can tool... it’s a case using the right tools for the job..

    transfer full size, crop and then resize on send, newspapers do not like large images ... 

    submitting live news is really an aspect of the business where the photographer should understand what they are doing, why they are doing§ it and the ramifications on the downstream processes...


    i know people will not like me saying it.. online forums are not the place to learn .. go,to proper resources as I so so many misunderstandings put forward as fact


    Can you recommend better resources then to understand the requirements please?

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  9. 7 hours ago, Justin Case said:

    Hi Sally,
    I have received a lot of feedback about this video.
    Many people told me that the situation in Scotland is particoularly good for drones: non as many by laws as down here.
    I would really love to come to spend a couple of weeks in that beautiful part of the world with my bird

    We would be pleased to see you up here anytime :)

    Only time I have seen a drone photographer here was at a stunning cliff top location at Tantallon Castle. He was actually within the HES site, too.


  10. Perhaps there are different restrictions in Cape Town (seen from the top of a tourist bus)



    I also wonder what the situation is like in Scotland (not that I want a drone or even want to encourage them) but we have about third of the land mass of the U.K., and approx 10% of the population (and most of that is concentrated in the central belt).

  11. It’s worth taking some time to read the advice from Alamy about the particular format that the caption needs to be in. And it’s different for say, weather, and a news event. For example, my weather caption would be

    ”Edinburgh, Scotland, 6th June 2018. UK weather: [your caption]. Credit: Sally Anderson/Alamy Live News”

    The news format is a little different, and if you don’t get it right the news team will change it, but that delays them sending images out to the media outlets. Pay attention to any changes they make and you’ll get the hang of the format.

    advice here


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  12. 2 hours ago, Inchiquin said:


    You're obviously not still waiting for a Northern Rail train then!



    Not at the moment, but likely will be next week. Holiday to Chile in April this year. Still haven’t finished, got Patagonia photos to upload next, then back to my unfinished trip to Jordan and Egypt last year. 

  13. 1 hour ago, Jay D said:

    Looked at your suggestion last night and talk about blindingly obvious, not sure how i missed the big blue ticks lol. I had originally imported keywords generated using a seperate tool and imported via Lightroom but thought this might have been my original problem. Live n learn eh. Another question i have is once you’ve set all the info is there a period of time before the image is On Sale, mine is saying 4 not for sale although theyshould all be? It’sinteresting interface a bit time consuming but i’m sure over time it all becomes intuitive. Appreciate your help Sally.

    Yes, that’s another thing that a lot of people ask, and it’s not made very clear by Alamy. Once the photos turn from red to orange or green, they say they are on sale, but won’t show up in any search until the next time Alamy’s Server updates, which is usually sometime the next morning. 

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