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  1. Seen the title of this thread and was instantly taken back to 1995-2000 when I was using a dial up connection to the internet... who's online... I'll be online for 30mins.. yeah same here... on tomorrow??!?! Yeah, I'll be playing counter strike for a bit 😂 Non of this permanently connected stuff with 300mb sec fiber optics..... 24 - 48k modems before ADSL...ahh, the days the internet felt special... and very Bl**dy slow 😂😂 I can hear the sound now, the bleeps warbling and crackling... followed by a message that you've just lost connection!
  2. Report it. I had the same problem. Dropped by $23 from one day to the next! Thought I was imagining things! No refunds etc showing, just a drop in balance.
  3. RM Landscape image Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Editorial ; Media: Editorial website ; Print run: up to 2 million ; Placement: Inside and online ; Start: 03-February-2019 ; End: 03-February-2024 ; Additional Details: One use in a single editorial article used within the digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. All for single single digits licence fee, not enough to even get the hot water for the tea! Really Alamy!!! In this instance, microstock would have been better. Edit. And...the image is 7514 x 3243 px in size... round of applause to the genius who thought that was a good idea!
  4. I've contacted support as I've had no refresh in measures, cleared balance or (it would appear) sales since the 7th Feb. The last time I had a month with no sales would have been somewhere between 2010-13 so something doesn't seem quite right.
  5. Same here... normally 12-15 a month but as yet, nothing.
  6. Tongue and cheek really :-D ... that's when the % drops to 40%. If I see a flurry of sales popping up after those dates it will raise an eyebrow. Normally get 10-20 sales a month but nothing as yet!
  7. Same here.... no doubt it will be resolved by the 21st/22nd of February.
  8. You should be more than fine with the i7. I have heard the i9 can overheat but can't confirm 100%. I use A7riii's and process stills and 4k footage on a 2015 15" 16gb i7 when I'm away from my Mac Pro so the 2018 should be no problem, especially with 32gb ram. If you use it as a workstation attached to a monitor, get one of those laptops stands with the fan in the base that takes power from a USB... not only does it lift the laptop screen to a nice level as a 2nd monitor but, it also helps keep the temperatures down on the laptop when processing footage and renders.
  9. Exactly.... and Alamy wouldn't be the first to push an option that results in more $'s for them.
  10. I'm happy some are happy with the outcome and that it works for them. But, it does seem funny that we were told one minute they were taking X away.... then they tell us we can have X back provided we we only deal with Alamy and suddenly they are fantastic again?!?! For myself, looking at the licence fees dropping in so far this month from Alamy, then taking off Alamy's/distributors slice, I just can't see justify being exclusive here. The last half dozen sales this month doesn't even cover 1hrs worth of sales elsewhere. If I'm to stay in business I need to spread the risk and diversify rather than placing images with just one agency. Will I continue to submit to Alamy?!?.... hard to say. I may upload what I've been sitting on for a while and then call it a day here for now and see where the fees go but they're looking more like micro fees but without the volume.
  11. Very much so. When it comes to illustrations, motion graphics etc I can produce imagery that is of a very high standard but after software, only cost is time. This of course is more of a commercial rather than editorial imagery though and, why for the most part I only submit some stuff here. Edit... I think we maybe moving away from the original topic (regarding scorecards etc) I'd hate for this to be closed down
  12. Haha... yeah, exactly. I try to work on a "zero cost to shoot" policy. Of course, I've invested in various pieces of software for motion/stills graphics etc but once they've been paid for, time is my main expense. A few props here and there and that's it. I would never pay to go to XYZ to just to take photos for stock. Takes too long to recoup costs before making a profit.
  13. Exactly, but that should be by submitting better quality images with better quality keyboarding etc rather than trying to workout % of this multiplied by this/ that and the other over time with a weighting of XYZ subject to client needs. As photographers, we should focus on the product and how we keyword it.
  14. I'd imagine CTR will be one of the variables in a search. As to what the weighting of that variable, only Alamy will know. This is the thing. A lot of the variables in a search algorithm will be a numerical value. Image views - what % of images views of this image result in sales.... what % of the sales were editorial/commercial.... is the client an editorial / commercial client..... and so on and so on. To help get the right image in front of the client there will be many of these types of questions being asked that will result in the right image landing in front of the right client.... or at least, that is the goal. If contributors know the variables then they can influence the results rather than relying on the images previous performance / history as well as the clients buying patterns determining the final position. Every contributor wants to be at the top of the search so there has to be way to determine the position of each image and this will inevitably be based on image performance and client needs/history... a scorecard will use a selection of variables that will do this form them.
  15. No. The problem you're facing / confusing is the difference between search scorecard and search policy. Two entirely separate things. The scorecard will rank images based on their performance, history, age and other AI learning variables. Policy would be.... images need to be the correct size, right cameras, color space, must be keyword and have all required releases etc Contributors need to know the policy but not the scorecard. Good behaviour will be following policy and it is not expected for contributors to understand or, need to learn all variables in a scorecard design.
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