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  1. 2 hours ago, NYCat said:

    It would be very useful to new contributors to have instructions on how to use the dashboard. Alamy Measures has a lot of useful information but people aren't necessarily figuring it all out on their own. I'm sure there are things hidden away (or in plain sight) on the dashboard that I have never noticed or used.



    To also include how to see which of one's own images have appeared on search pages during different date periods and how to right click on photos to do a Google search.

  2. 14 hours ago, NYCat said:

    Well you owe me a box of chocolates because I had to sign in and select around a street sign to get to my dashboard. Go to Measures then click on Your Images. If you click on your pseudonym ( it will be blue) a whole world will open up to you. The default is one month but you can also choose Yesterday or you can use the calendar to select a range of dates. It can be useful to click on Your Zooms in the black bar at the top because that will bring your zooms to the top. Then if you click on the search term you will see all your images viewed with the zoomed one selected. Have fun. Lots of possibilities. I wonder if there are instructions anywhere for this. I have used trial and error and things that are mentioned in the Forum.



    Indeed there is a wealth of information about one's own photos available, but it took me at least 5 months before I released this was possible, and then I think only because I happened to read something in a forum thread. I do really think Alamy could post a blog or something about how to do this, as they do about many other aspects of their website.

  3. 4 hours ago, RedSnapper said:



    Yes, you did. No 'if' about it....

    All the keywords are relevant to the image, and not 'lifted' from anyone else's photograph

    She simply had the artist's name, Alan Dawson, as a tag, which by co-incidence is the name of another Alamy contributor






    I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you.

  4. 1 hour ago, fotoDogue said:

    It seemed odd that someone who spends an enormous amount of time keywording their photos would not associate their own keywords with a a particular photo.

    However, if I jumped to the wrong conclusion then I apologize.

    Apology accepted. I'm afraid that I can't remember every keyword I have put in for the 1,300 odd photos I have uploaded. If you can then your memory is working better than mine.

    i think this thread has probably reached its conclusion ;)

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  5. 3 minutes ago, arterra said:

    Better make a screenshot of the webpage before contacting them, so you have proof of the indringement. But personally I have better things to do than going after blogs. When my image is used to gain money though (by advertising a product) I go after them and they pay dearly.




    Yes good suggestion re taking a screenshot. I am only very small scale and only recently in this business so it's more out of interest to see where the photos end up, but appreciate if you have many images online it's a different story. I would have little idea of what to do to settle an infringement unless it was done via Alamy or what to ask for in payment in the case you describe.

  6. 8 hours ago, fotoDogue said:


    Maybe the next time you decide to "borrow" someone's keywords you should take a moment to edit out their name.

    I have not borrowed someone else's keywords! I resent the accusation in fact as I spend enormous amounts of time keywording. The name of the sculptor of the gate is Alan Dawson. However there is also a photographer called Alan Dawson which is why I was misled about the attribution. 

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  7. 4 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:


    Unfortunately this happens a lot. Images posted in the online versions of the newspapers can get copied all over the place. If it's a commercial website (rather than a simple blogging or news scraper site), then you might want to contact Alamy before contacting the website owners, so Alamy can confirm if there's been another sale. If not Alamy might pursue an infringement claim for you. If they won't pursue, then Pixsy might, or you could try handling it yourself. Try sending them an invoice.

    I have already contacted Alamy about the photo appearing in another commercial website, and they are currently pursuing it.  This one appears (though very little information about it) to be a personal blog which they cannot pursue. However, clearly the owner did not wish to pay and would rather remove it

  8. When I did a Google search for one of my photos, it turned up a website


    in which the photo was credited to me but not to Alamy.


    My photo had been bought by The Guardian appearing in its weekly wildlife section almost two moths ago, and was taken from that. I emailed the website to enquire about it, and got a fairly rapid response saying that it had been removed, which it has.


    i am posting this because there were other Alamy photos in The Guardian piece so there may be others and I imagine the website contains yet other Alamy photos, in case anyone else is concerned about this.

  9. On 10/07/2017 at 16:43, arterra said:

    You mean, do we prefer to caption and tag on beforehand...... before uploading?


    In that case: Yes!

    Photographers who upload to several agencies do the captioning and tagging work ...... ONCE (in my case in Bridge). 

    Those who caption and tag straight in AIM will have an unpleasant surprise when their archive reaches an important size and they decide to put their eggs in different baskets. They can do the work all over again :mellow:




    Photography Prints
     Fine Art Collection Arterra



    Am I missing something? Surely if you can download all the information put in AIM to Lightroom using Alamy Bridge plugin, then it will still be there should one choose to use another stock website.

  10. On 01/06/2017 at 10:28, Stokie said:


    Kumar, that's my fear that I take equipment thinking I can put it in hand luggage, as advised, only to find some jobsworth saying you can't take those on board they will have to go in the hold.


    As Sally says it would be good to get some definitive advice.



    It seems that definitive advice doesn't exist from what further research I've been able to do. The travel agent we use advised that they knew of only one of their customers who was asked to put their camera in the hold. It appears that is down to the vagaries of whoever you have to deal with when at the airport. 

    Anyone else had any recent experience? 

  11. On 08/07/2017 at 18:20, Sally said:

    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.

    Third sale just popped in from a zoom a while ago.  Only a few dollars to go and I might actually get paid for the first time next month;)

  12. 1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

    I can't remember if they're now given as a matter of course, but if you go to the web uploader, if there's a box for "archive" you have your answer.

    Otherwise send Alamy the link to the hosting web page and they'll decide if they qualify. The bar isn't too high.



    No, it's greyed out.  They aren't on a webpage, so presumably I will have to send them an example.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 9 hours ago, Kneon Light said:



    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.

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