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  1. My best ever month,  but that’s nothing to do with January, rather down to starting to upload Live News images, increasing my portfolio in its first year, and hopefully hard work revising tags.


    Six sales for a total of $217. I presume everyone is quoting gross than what we get in our hands.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Sally said:


    Live News Image from December.

    My current balance owed is $49, but this is only showing up in the invoice statement so far, though the date is 31st January, so hopefully it will take me over the $50 minimum.

    Yippee, the other Live News weather photo from December has shown up too. Of course I have just realised that the sales haven’t cleared so won’t affect my available income for this month. The Sun does appear to be a prompt reporter of images. And decent money too.


  3. 7 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

    Don’t be afraid to use phrases. ie: large vase, clay pottery, throwing a clay vase, artistic style, artistic creation,  and these: potter, Caucasian, woman, female, person, one person only, 50 years old

    Also don’t forget to put location information into both captions and keywords. For example, where is the flamingo?

  4. 23 minutes ago, imageplotter said:

    I'm going to call this one "Back to the Future V". Single use, national newspaper. Start date: 1st Dec 2017 End 02 Dec 2017. Except the image was taken on 23rd December 2017. :blink:

     Sale dropped in yesterday. Shot as a live news image, but the sum suggests it was sold as stock. Hm, will query.  Happy late Christmas.



    I asked Alamy about a similar issue with the date and they told me that it just means that the system didn’t register the exact date, or that the client submitted a monthly date in their record, not that it was used before it was available ! Therefore likely still to have been a news sale.

  5. 1 hour ago, TeeCee said:

    Sun online, weather story



    One of mine, plus.the following two...



    Keith J Smith, Live News - Northampton


    and this, credited to Live News, but can't find it.







    Sun online, convert fahrenheit to centigrade...



    James Jagger  Godalming   N00FA6

    One of these images also in the Scottish Sun, as well as two others.  Cant find them in Alamy Live News


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  6. The interface is just that. You still keyword in Lightroom, but the plugin enables Lightroom to ‘talk to’ Alamy, retrieve data from the website, and send data to it. It means you can download all your keywords and check them for misspellings etc, you can work out which images don’t have super tags and a whole host of other things. I’m still working out all that it can do.

  7. 7 hours ago, ebersonimages said:

    NYCat. thanks for the input.  I am glad I am not the only one "challenged."  I think the manual will help.  If the process is not intuitive and is too cumbersome I will just stick with my other sites.  


    You can keyword in Lightroom if you want, then use the plugin Alamy Bridge to set the metadata. This can even be done before the images have passed QC.

  8. Not sure I understand what’s happened to you. As far as I remember the initial process, when your first three photos pass, that is effectively the same thing as having passed QC. Adding keywords and caption doesn’t then put the photo into another approval process. So whichever three initial photos were approved and started your career on Alamy, they will go on sale as soon as you have added the appropriate information (and the system updates itself), and you didn’t need to upload them again. 

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  9. 9 hours ago, Onuchcha said:

    Dear alamy, 

    I am Jahangir alam as a contributor of alamy.
    last 1/2 week i saw a problem in alamy site "Uploading Problem" and "Uploading too slow"
    I try to upload my 15 MB file uploading time to do 35 minute to up...than error!! 
    I try to several time...but, same problem...than
    My Net connection is ok...I try to others site is uploading thats the ok and fine...
    what i do?? Plz Help any one know that...

    I have also been having problems uploading lately.  Group of photos ends up being split into 3 or 4 different uploads which is annoying, and that's using Alamy Bridge FTP.

  10. Just now, Niels Quist said:


    Sorry Sally.

    It wasn't to be rude.

    You seem more experienced than I am here.



    I didn't take it as such and I am sorry if my reply appeared to be curt.  it wasn't meant to be so.  Just grateful for all of the responses and glad that there is such a clear easy answer to the question.


    As for experience, I still feel very much a newbie. Less than a year on here....

  11. 1 minute ago, Niels Quist said:


    Probably just an enlarged canvas you hadn't cropped close enough? Have been there also - but found it myself and reuploaded as I didn't want any to see my lack of quality :)


    As to real borders Alamy is quite clear in their terms and guidelines that they don't want them.



    Thanks. I think that question has been answered and settled!

  12. 1 minute ago, NYCat said:

    No. I was doing it for some Stockimo submissions but that question was answered as not being advisable. The client wants all the pixels available for their use. I think the same would be true in the main collection. An obvious vignette would also interfere with the client wanting their own crop.



    Ok, ta very much.

  13. 9 hours ago, MDM said:


    All the info specific to your machine will be in the manual (available online and sometimes comes as an electronic version with the Mac if you don't have a paper version). You can see what is already installed by going About This Mac in the Apple Menu and choosing Memory. The type of memory and the speed is specific to each model. If there are say 4 RAM slots, then you will have them in pairs and the two sticks in a pair have to match exactly. For example, if you already have 2x4GB, you should have two empty slots so you can put an extra 2x4 or 2x8 in but you have to put in pairs and they have to match (in other words you can't put one 4GB and one 8GB). How much you can have in total will be determined by the machine.


    There is a company called Mac Upgrades based near Cambridge who have excellent for customer service. They sell parts for all ages of Macs, many of which are difficult to get. They have a facility on their website where you can type in the serial number of your Mac and it will tell you what is compatible. Alternatively I would recommend Jigsaw 24. They are a Mac dealer in Nottingham and they also have excellent customer service. I buy my stuff from them rather than direct from Apple. They were way cheaper than Apple for buying extra memory at the time I bought the Mac.



    Cheers, ordered and awaiting them.

  14. 1 hour ago, Robert M Estall said:

    If you go to the Crucial site it will offer to analyse your system. The main benefit is it will see how your RAM slots are configured. The most likely configuration will be all four slots with 2 GB so that to upgrade you will have to lose 2 x 2 of your existing RAM That takes you down to 4 GB and adding 2 x 4 GB only increases you to 12. But if you have 2 x 4 GB and two empty slots, your new 2 x 4 will take you up to 14. My 27" iMac is a little earlier than your fusion drive model and it will take a maximum of 32 GB. I would be surprised if your model won't take 8 GB RAM chips. I replaced just two of my slots with 8 GB chips taking me to 20 GB and have never had any problems. My guess is that the cost in The US would be about $100. Kingston is one of the other main brands. The main benefits will be the ability to keep lots of applications open and ability to work on huge files if you have a big sensor and use lots of layers. General speed is less likely to show a big boost.


    In the 27" iMac you open a little panel just under the apple symbol and pull out the chips and slide in the new ones. It's not such an easy DIY task on the 21" and you may have to take it to a repair shop. Apple don't like you doing it yourself as they charge a LOT more for these upgrades. The term "Rip-Off" springs to mind.

    I've got the same problem and need to get some more RAM for my 27" iMac.  An earlier reply seemed to suggest that if there are 2x4GB already, it's best to stick to anther 2x4GB, but other information I have read suggests you can put whatever you like in, as long as they are the same, eg 2 x8GB.  Which is best, or does it simply depend on cost/speed needed?

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