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  1. I may be barking up the wrong tree but I suspect they are also being overrrun with queries from many contributors wishing to migrate from Shutterstock following the decimation of contributor commissions there.
  2. As far as I can see these Animotsu and Mini Motsu toy characters seem to be designed by and exclusive to Keel Toys. I can't see any obvious link to any film or TV franchise, though I am by no means an expert in the genre of children's media. To my eye they seem to take some inspiration from the Japanese anime style cartoons, but more than that I would not venture. There are other brands of large-eyed, plush cuddly toys out there. I am staying safe, thanks Ed. In fact I've hardly ventured out further than Tesco more than a handful of times since March. I remain cautious about where I go and what I do. Given the circumstances I ought to have processed my backlog and added to my Alamy portfolio a lot more than I have, but there always seemed to be something else more pressing to do, even in lockdown.
  3. Picking up on the clues in the parts of lables visible, I would tend to suggest this range supplied by Keel Toys - but you will need to look in more detail to establish if there are definite matches between your picture and their range or if the ones you have photographed are some kind of cheap lookalike.
  4. It's a rare event to see individual Alamy contributors given credits on a TV documentary, but it is the case with the BBC Four documentary 'Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm', transmitted Saturday 18th July 2020. The following are credited (though I can't identify which images were used). MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo Tracksimages.com/Alamy Stock Photo Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy Stock Photo Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo The programme is available on BBC iPlayer, for those with access (ie. UK TV licence payers).
  5. The only way of tracking views on your images is through the Dashboard, Alamy Measures, Your Images. This shows which serach terms have returned images in your portfolio and how which of them have been zoomeed You can adjust the date period you want to view. However, Alamy measures does not register any views by casual browsers, not even other contributors nor your own views. Only registered buyers are counted for views and zooms. This will limit the number of views you receives, but at least you will know they are genuine prospective customers. If you believe that your images have been viewed, it will depend who has viewed them as to whether this is recorded in Alamy measures. The one absent feature of views/zooms which I would like to see one day is for each of my images to show how many views and zooms it has had in total since it was uploaded. I know of no way of easily getting this information under the present system.
  6. Hello Jose, I'm not clear what it is you are asking. The term Subtitles is not used in tagging images at Alamy. Captions need to be proper sentences in English. However make sure you include as many words as you can which describe the main subject ofthe image, but without making the caption a list of keywords. Tags and supertags (or keywords as some of us persist in calling them) can be single words or short phrases, each separated by a comma. For your picture of brooms, I would use 'piassava broom', 'piassava brooms', broom, brooms and piassava. Note that, at Alamy, plurals have to be added manually, if required. I would also recommend that you remove the words 'maid' and 'houswewife' from the list of tags as these things do not appear in the picture (even if they are implied). Inaccurate tags will produce false positives in customer searches and, over time, will harm your position in search results.
  7. Thank you for that. I can't see any obvious logical reason why the changes at Shutterstock should have produced a sudden increase in licences significantly over the basic ten cent variety. Only time will tell if it is a statistical blip or a real change.
  8. It would be interesting to know whether this represents 730 sales at ten cents each or whether the figure is skewed by a number of substantailly higher sales of some kind? In addition, though it is hard to do anything other than speculate, have remaining contributors benefitted significantly by the action of a large group of very angry contributors who have made moves to form a coalition of contributors and have, in many cases deactivated or deleted their accounts. Shutterstock's library is recored as having dropped from 325 millon at the beginning of June to 321 million on June 26th.
  9. I posted this answer to the OP's question on a previous occasion, but as it lays out ALamy's position in some detail, it is probably worth repeating. I raised this with Alamy contributor support some time ago. This is the reply I received. If you're licensing your images as RF then we recommend you do tick the 'sell for editorial only box' but as you are licensing the images as RM then you don’t necessarily need to have these restrictions. This will however open up the option to customers to purchase commercial licenses but as long as you have annotated the images correctly by saying they contain unreleased people and/or property then customers are notified with the following; “If you want to use the image commercially, you might also need permission from the model, artist, owner, estate, trademark or brand”. This puts the onus on them to ensure that should they wish to use an image commercially, they will need to seek releases themselves. We've written a blog that might help: http://bit.ly/2UdRb75 I then further queried why RM and RF images were treated differently as far as the editorial only tick box is concerned. The reply was thus... With RM, the customer has to declare details of the use before a license is issued i.e. what the use is, what size they need, how long the image will be used for etc. With RF the customer simply has to pick a size they want, and they can use that however, wherever and whenever. Both license types can be used for editorial or commercial, but RF is often more associated with commercial as they are usually released images, and the customer doesn’t have to declare all the details of the use. This is why we have always advised that images that contain unreleased people and property should be RM, as this reduces the risk of the image being used commercially. When we introduced RF-Editorial, you could have annotated the unreleased images as RM or RF-Ed. So long as you have annotated that the image contains people/property, and that there are no releases, the onus will be on the customer to clear the image for commercial use if that was what they wanted to use it for. We don’t want to encourage or discourage you from restricting your images, but as I mentioned above, the most important thing is that they are annotated correctly. We have found that customers sometimes get scared off by restricted images, which is why we have sent emails to contributors with restricted images, as there may be restrictions that have been added unnecessarily. In summary, just make sure that your images are correctly annotated, and if they are unreleased, they should be RM or RF-Ed I am also aware that in some cases Alamy ask us to tick the editorial only box even on RM images. I can't give an exhaustive list of subjects this applies to, but I seem to remember that the Network Rail owned railway stations come into this category. Others may be able to add to this....
  10. If you have added a caption and at least five keywords (tags), then going on sale is automatic after the server update (usually overnight UK time). If this hasn't happened, contact contributor relations (contributors@alamy.com) to let them know there is a problem.
  11. Just scraped the surface of what might be in the Times for Saturday, nothing like the sterling efforts of Bryan, but a few pics found. The Times – Saturday 27th June 2020 Print Edition Terry Matthews, 2C4BR7X Lightning over Instow, North Devon, Alamy Live News. Unidentified image of yacht in on coast of Spain, credited to Alamy on online page but I can only find it on a microstock site. Unidentified image of Dubrovnik skyline, Croatia featuring cathedral tower, credited to Alamy but I can't find it. NASA Archive, BFGBFR, Apollo 11 launch. DPA Picture Alliance, 2AFW877. Zoox robot car on test drive. DPA Picture Alliance, WPFPFX. Lawrence Stroll, F1 World Championships 2019. ETA Kathy deWitt, CTDPFF. Senior female pensioner working at a supermarket checkout Roger Parkes, F60H31. Wendy Cope. Online Edition Santo Basone, WN0NH0. John Pienaar outside Westminster. Image Professionals GmbH, W1PK5R. Beach near Halmstad, Sweden Mathew Lodge, HBB0WY. The old college at the University of Edinburgh. MediaPunch Inc, 2A7PR9C. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. Agefotostock, EBAYJF. Hotel Formentor, Balearic Islands. Greg Vivash, AJANAR.Hotel Formentor, Balearic Islands. Kuttig – Travel, J67C78. Formentor peninsula, Balearic Islands. FLPA, CWPB7C. The Lion Hotel, Llanymynech, Shropshire. ETA M4OS Photos, 2A983GT. Wirecard logo on iPhone caia image, T66R95. Tired, stressed student.
  12. More precisely, Alamy does have a footage library which customers can access. However, it was only ever open to a limited number of extablished video producers as contributors. It was then closed to all new contributors some years ago. There has been nothing to date to suggest this is going to change anytime soom, unless our new owners bring about a change of policy.
  13. Both account balance and sales history are OK for me this morning, GMT. Inquiries to support are slower to get a response than usual anyway because of staffing issues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also the office mostly only operates during UK business hours.
  14. I've often seen a slight dip around Easter anyway, but as David suggests, many businesses have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Staff are absent and/or working practice is very disrupted. Add to tha, the Media is very cornavirus focussed. Personally, I'd be surprised to see views and zooms return to 'normal' levels for some weeks, probably more likely some months.
  15. A useful post, Bryan. It takes a minute or so to edit a quote to remove sections not relevant to the point one wants to make or to say 'thank you' for your sterling work in spotting images usage, but editing the quote does make the thread as a whole more easily readable. My main point in posting, however, is to check if you are aware that the Times has now made the print edition available as a e-paper, that is, a complete facsimile of the print edition accessible on screen. I suspect it is only available to subscribers, but the link to it is here. Keep up the good work.
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