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  1. I have a box full of old photos taken by my great-grandfather who was a keen amateur photographer in the late 19th century.  I have taken photos of them to upload to the archive stock.  Some of the photos are are in great condition, while others are not.  I can use spot removal to get rid of some obvious distracting imperfections, but some of the photos have more wear and tear than is fixable.  Just wondering whether this matters greatly for QC for this category of stock photos


  2. Joined in February 2017, and have gradually been increasing my portfolio, so not sure how many I had when I made my first sale at the beginning of May, 3 months later. And the second one came later that month. Nothing since then, but very pleased since a perusal of these forums had led me to believe that I might have to wait up to a year. Very little income for them, not even enough to get paid yet, but I will persevere.


  3. 9 hours ago, Kneon Light said:

    Hi

     

    Fairly new here so wanted to ask a question - how long is there usually between usage of a photo and it being recorded as a sale?

    I had a zoom on Friday and then found my photo had been used by the Guardian online - however there is nothing to indicate a sale. Is this usual?

     

    Many Thanks

    I had one which appeared on May 26 and sale recorded June 30.


  4. 13 minutes ago, Stockfotoart said:

     

     

    I don't know for the UK but as far as I know for Germany (Euros) only 1/3 of a bank note may be visible on a photo.

    Yes there are similar rules in those links I provided, but the point is that they both say that an application has to be made in order to ensure you are complying with the rules. Clearly people haven't done that, so I am wondering whether there is other advice rather than just hoping it's OK.

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  5. There are hundreds of photos of banknotes on Alamy and I had an idea for something within this category. However, I then read the Bank of England's terms for reproductions of banknotes, as well as those for Royal Bank of Scotland, which are similar but even more stringent. It's hard to believe that everyone who has a photo on Alamy has made the appropriate application. The RBS one only lasts for six months and has to be renewed. Or am I missing something? 

     

    Relevant information below

    Bank of England

    http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/reproappform.aspx

     

    RBS

    http://heritagearchives.rbs.com/content/dam/rbs/Documents/History/reproducing-banknotes-guidelines.pdf


  6. 1 hour ago, Joe said:

    Anyone recognize this flower? From a roadside tree here on Gran Canaria. I cycle

    or run past the tree most mornings and any car parked under the tree is covered in them.

    The flowers are yellow as they open on the tree.

     

    The image seems to have disappeared. I copied and pasted from AIM. Is there another/correct way to upload an image to the forum?

     

    Thanks

     

    Joe

     

     

     

    There is an image identification thread in the Forum 'Let's Talk about Pictures'.


  7. On 4/26/2017 at 3:48 PM, Gilwen said:

    4. You can use various functions to Set the Metadata or Fetch the Metadata from Alamy.  This makes it easy to update your images data should you need to.( I think there may still be some errors with these until Jim gets the working properly with the new AIM).

     

    I

    Interested in trying to do this since I've got better at processing photos as time has gone on.  is it done with 'Fetch' or 'Set' or does one 'Upload' again? I cant' see anything in the manual about it.


  8. 3 hours ago, Craig Joiner said:

    If the only difference is a fixed suffix or prefix that is missing at one end then you might be able to account for this in the plugin using the options in the matching section.

    If that doesn't work I believe you can change filenames in Lightroom to match Alamy, run the plugin to match images and then change the filename back and the Alamy reference sticks. Bit of a fiddle but as a one off exercise it should work. Best test it on a couple of images first though!

    Alternatively Alamy used to provide a spreadsheet of all your metadata and it was possible to manually update all your filenames in the spreadsheet to match Lightroom then send it back to Alamy who would apply the changes to their system. It's how I matched all my images just before the new image manager went live but last I heard Alamy had yet to update their spreadsheet system since the changes. Probably worth an email to Alamy to see if it is now possible to make bulk changes by spreadsheet.

     

    That's helpful, thanks.  A few ideas i will try.


  9. This has been another really helpful thread on the forum. I would not have know about the Bridge download otherwise. I've downloaded it and read the manual, and used it successfully to upload some photos. What I am wondering is whether/how it might be possible to match all of the previous photos I have uploaded. Unfortunately when exporting as jpegs, I changed the names, so the photos on Alamy don't match with the ones in Lightroom. Even trying to manually enter the Alamy reference into the appropriate box in Lightroom does not trigger a match (and I don't really fancy doing this for every image anyway). I may have to accept that the hundreds of photos already on Alamy won't be matched, but is there a clever way to do this? Tried the support pages and can't see anything that would help.


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    This thread has been useful as I previously didn't know how to see my images that have appeared in searches or that I could right click and choose 'search Google for this image'. One image that recently appeared in the Guardian also appears in two twitter feeds and on one Arabic website, without the credit that appeared in The Guardian. I presume therefore that anyone can copy and use the image once it's published?

    A few days later I noticed the image had appeared on another website with the appropriate credit. Does this mean it has sold again, or has it simply been pinched from the Guardian?

    This is only my second sale so I am still new to all of this!

    Photo is J78MRB

     

     

    It looks like your lovely Puffin image has been copied rather a lot. I get 6 pages of hits from a Google reverse image search. I suspect it was published in the Guardian first and then copied from there by the others. You should get paid for the Guardian usage but you'll probably have to wait 1-3 months before you'll see it appear in your Alamy sales report. I wouldn't expect payment via Alamy for most of the other uses as they appear to be a combination of tweets and retweets and news scraper sites. It might be possible to get payments for copyright infringement where the website republishing the image is clearly a commercial venture, but it's not easy. You could try alerting Alamy, or uploading your image to Pixsy to see what they make of it.

     

    Others here may be able to give you better advice. I've had this happen several times (image published on-line by a newspaper is then copied by others). But have, so far, been unsuccessful in getting compensation as the re-publications were deemed (by Pixsy) to be either non-commercial or outside the territories where they have legal representation and so not worth pursuing.

    Many thanks for that information. I didn't know about Pixsy. May try Alamy first.


  11. Thank you - Shuttersnitch rings a bell!

    I had a similar question, but don't need an app to transfer from camera to iPad as I can use a card reader. But I wondered if there is something that can put in captions etc if using for live news. I have Lightroom on iMac, but purchased it outright so can't use the mobile version.

    Does anyone know if there is something that can do this?


  12. This thread has been useful as I previously didn't know how to see my images that have appeared in searches or that I could right click and choose 'search Google for this image'. One image that recently appeared in the Guardian also appears in two twitter feeds and on one Arabic website, without the credit that appeared in The Guardian. I presume therefore that anyone can copy and use the image once it's published?

     

    A few days later I noticed the image had appeared on another website (Avaxnews) with the appropriate credit. Does this mean it has sold again, or has it simply been pinched from the Guardian?

     

    This is only my second sale so I am still new to all of this!

    Photo is J78MRB


  13. We are considering a trip to Jordan/Egypt later this year and I have done loads of research online but have to say that the advice is ambiguous. All I can find is that on flights returning from these countries cameras are "usually" allowed. No help at all. Separate lenses ought to be fine since they are not electronic devices per se, but optical devices, but again that isn't clearly stated either. I would really value some better advice but it seems impossible to find.


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    Thanks so much for the encouragement! Am still learning and will hopefully keep improving.

    I presume it's usual for there to be a delay between a photo appearing in a newspaper (Guardian in this case) and the sale showing up in my dashboard? It's been nearly a week since it was published.

     

     

    Quite often long delays I think. I'm still waiting for a 'weather news' photo to appear that was used in the Mirror over 2-months ago. I think the advice is if it hasn't been listed after 90-days check with Alamy.

    Thanks for the information. That's easy to do if you only get the odd sale, but must be difficult if you have loads.

  15. I'm a total newbie. Got my first proper camera just over a year ago when I retired. have been learning lots, doing workshops, getting to grips with software.  Found out about Alamy at the end of last year and passed QC without too much difficulty. I read in these forums that it is usual to expect to wait around a year before the first sale.  I was really not expecting anything, and only contribute for the fun of it, to keep me inspired and to extend my skills, but was amazed to have two sales this month. One for $50, the other not showing up yet so no idea (for the Guardian). It's a bit like having Premium Bonds. You never know what might happen, and each month might bring good news.

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  16. Telegraph online

    26.05.2017

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/britains-30-top-spots-brunch-order/chiltern-firehouse/DYD0AX Keith Erskine Chiltern Firehouse Hotel

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/eat-cheddar-live-longer-5-surprising-health-benefits-cheese/AH7ABH  Iconotec tray of cheeseCPAHTX  Julie Fryer pics Selection of cheeses on SaleC89JAE  PhotoCuisine RM/Muriot Cheese boardAF3YAX  Bon Appetit /Holsten/Koops Various types of cheese from France (cropped)AFE15Y  Laperruque French CheesesDDCT3T The Picture Pantry Assortment of cheesesE6YYNC MBI/Stockbroker Woman grating cheese

     

    Guardian online

    26.05.2016

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2017/may/26/the-week-in-wildlife-in-picturesJ7A99M  McLachlan Media Pair of HeronsJ7BGBC  Rocky Grimes A brown bear sits among pilings at Taku Harbor, Alaska.J75KD7 Bill Sincavage Hole in a log MarmotJ74873  Rick & Nora Bowers Northern Cardinal & Gila WoodpeckerJ78MRB Sally Anderson A close up of a single Puffin standing in the grass on Inner Farne Island

     

    Fantastic! Only just discovered I had my first sale earlier this month and this must be the second. Cheers for spotting it!

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  17. Thanks for the replies.

     

    it's weird.  I clicked on images not on sale on my dashboard which did show these photos, so I have been able to tag them etc and they appear now to be on sale.  However, if I just look at my main photo manager page, they are still greyed out as being in QC. Must be a problem with the webpage.  I will contact CS.

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