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  1. ....in the context of issues to do with running Lightroom. But yes, I could have been even more specific.
  2. Quite right, That isn’t what I meant. Lightroom has a facility to detect people and puts little boxes around their faces. Once I removed these from the photos, they uploaded fine.
  3. It’s good to have these short videos about just one aspect of Lightroom at a time. There are a couple of things I have struggled with which you might cover in further ones, perhaps. a) people detection - one computer I use suddenly started detecting people, which I didn’t want but it wasn’t easy to work out how to stop it from doing that. That also seemed to cause a problem uploading images to Alamy; the images were rejected. b ) I use Lightroom on two different computers. My iMac is great and it runs very well. Unfortunately, on the other computer (windows based) it runs very very slowly and drives me nuts. I understand that there are different ways you can ‘lighten’ the processing power of how Lightroom operates but haven’t managed to get my head around it yet. But you may feel that these are more technical operating aspects rather than photo processing which is obviously of interest here.
  4. Oops - solved this problem myself. Forgot to include metadata in the export from Lightroom (having adjusted the last time I did so for another project). Silly me.
  5. I can connect fine, and the photos upload, but a little while later in AIM they are shown as Processing failed. It's just happened again for the second time and is very frustrating! Will have to get in touch with the team I think.
  6. I uploaded some news images about an hour ago and just found out that there was a "processing failed", so I am trying agin, but the upload seems to be gettitng stuck after a couple of photos and isnt progressing. Is anyone else having problems? Not really sure what to do if it doesnt complete the upload.
  7. I’m a newbie. In November I had 2 sales (most was October with 3). Total for November only $51.47, but since I didn’t anticipate any sales in my first year and now have 11 with an ever growing portfolio, I’m pretty pleased.
  8. This one just popped up as a recorded sale for the last day of November. Apparently, it was licensed for use for one day on Oct 1-2, which is weird because I didn’t upload it until Oct 20th! How can that be?
  9. Edinburgh Castle and Princes St, Edinburgh
  10. I always try to include the American spelling versions of words, or indeed the American name, eg pavement/sidewalk, bonnet/hood etc Makes for tedious keywording, though
  11. So, Ok, thanks. Yet another thing it would be impossible to know about without the forum.
  12. Actually the information from Alamy about keywording is pretty sparse (and I have read all their blogs). If they want us to keyword properly, it would be better if they provided a lot more information plus examples. I have had to learn the hard way by reading these forums, and then going back over images to change things, which is very time consuming.
  13. St Mary's Collegiate Church at night ( still with pockmarks from The Siege of Haddington by Cromwellian troops)
  14. My daughter and mother in foreground. Unfortunately I don't have release for the other people in the photo!
  15. I have probably missed some basic information somewhere, but can someone tell me what the purpose of quotes in searches is please? Some views in AoA uses quotes around a word or phrase. What difference does this make? And should quotes ever be used in keywording?
  16. That's interesting. Some useful tips . But it does go against other advice I have read in this forum to include the words 'a' and 'an'. Maybe I don't have to go back through the first half of my images to add these
  17. I know that I have found it very helpful to hear about others' statistics over this year, my first with Alamy. So, I offer my own for comparison. My portfolio has built up gradually over the year. Started uploading in February. First sale in May. Ten sales so far, for a total of $280, but only 5 of them were zoomed. 15,827 views for a current portfolio of around 3,300, and 74 zooms. Arguably, for that many zooms, my sales should be more, but I am hoping there are more yet to come in as many of them have been fairly recent. I have learned loads (mostly via this forum) but have also got much better at processing in Lightroom. Since I am very much a newbie to photography in general, having owned a DSLR for less than two years, I am more than happy with this success so far, and actually didn't expect to have had any sales in my first year. I only upload to Alamy. I have got better at keywording and am currently working my way back through earlier uploads to improve keywords. In summary, my advice is to persevere (which is Leith's motto where I live).
  18. Evening standard November 20th page 53 D0J3P0 Loop Images Ltd Lake District
  19. Thought so, but Alamy's system must know whether the same person or company zoomed, then purchased, so I wonder if it's data that they could give us somehow.
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