Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by ACC

  1. 6 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

    I suspect that Alamy's sister Iphone upload library might have a younger demographic. We're not allowed to discuss it here apparently but those that have mentioned it in passing seem to be doing well. New members to this forum often have technical questions about pixels, dpi, file sizes etc. - none of that matters over there, you just need an Iphone 4 or later.


    Then there is also the 'Beautiful Free Images & Pictures" so-called community 'sharing' website and its ilk, I'm certainly not going to mention them by name but they may have more immediate appeal to those growing up in the social networking age.


    Why should we not discuss Stockimo here? It’s another arm of Alamy isnt it?

    • Like 1
  2. I’m 53. I did O Level photography at school and have loved it ever since. My daughter is doing GCSE photography and has spent the afternoon preparing “contact sheets”. . She looked blank when I explained how negatives (wot?) used to come into CONTACT with the photographic paper. Her teacher might not even remember that.


    Started on stock 6 years ago failed and gave up. Restarted when Alamy relaxed on which cameras were acceptable. I work full tine, this is just a hobby, and when I get a sale (1 or 2 a month) it feels like a small lottery win 😄.

  3. 18 minutes ago, ACC said:

    From a data analytics point of view it’s very easy. I think the question is whether or not Alamy think thats a service they want to provide. If you want some XL type coaching I’m just across the river! I don’t know the Numbers spreadsheet though.


    Ian i’ve just done it in Numbers. Different to Excel but I got there, same COUNTIF function. Unfortunately no way to attach a screenshot. Email me if you want to take this offline before Alamy notice we’ve turned this board into an IT helpdesk!  (sorry Alamy)    ange.chalmers@btinternet.com 





    • Like 1
  4. 4 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

    I'm overwhelmed.


    Would this be something that Alamy could easily do and then inform those contributors who ask?


    Or would it be a lot of work?  How easy is easy?

    From a data analytics point of view it’s very easy. I think the question is whether or not Alamy think thats a service they want to provide. If you want some XL type coaching I’m just across the river! I don’t know the Numbers spreadsheet though.

  5. On 05/08/2019 at 12:36, Avpics said:

    The race to the finish line of a top level cycle race as far as a photographer goes is a few milliseconds of blind panic, of jostling elbows and trying not to photograph an elbow, of trying to pick out the rider likely to win from the pack and then hoping the lens does its job. For the winning rider to [appear to] look down said lens is pure icing. Image uploaded immediately but as yet I don't think it's had any takers.




    cracking shot 👍

  6. 3 hours ago, NYCat said:

    It would definitely be helpful to be able to keyword in the Image Manager. I find it very tedious on the phone. Maybe that's why Stockimo images tend to have few keywords.



    Yes I agree, having to load 1 by 1 is tedious too, It’s almost as if these are deliberate tactics to make people really selective about what they post. Having had alamy upload rights for a long time I find that a bit annoying. Anyone from Alamy going to comment here?

  7. On an ipad in Safari go to the image in Alamy (not your dashboard) . Pick “Download preview” and copy the link that comes up in the address bar. Paste the link into the forum post. You’ll get the image appear not the link. That’s how i do it.

  8. On 26/06/2019 at 17:17, Lisa said:

    Is anyone interested in meeting in London sometime in August? If so, where is a good place to meet? 

    City of London around Lloyds building/ Gherkin and also there’s a free rooftop garden at 120 Fenchurch (not to be confused with the skygarden at 20 Fenchurch which is also free but you have to book.). City good for old and new buildings, skyscrapers, leadenhall market. Tends to be quiet at weekends as the workers arent there. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Joseph Clemson said:


    It is either a very elaborate hack or an authorised outlet for specialised POD images, with which Alamy has cooperated. I suspect the latter. 


    The site seems to have access to the vast majority of Alamy images and using a search term (I used 'Bolton') the search returns largely the same images in the same order on both this site and the Alamy site. In addition, no attempt has been made to curate the images available through the customwallpaper site; images which are really not suitable for anybody's wall are returned in the search. If I was nicking images to create a site such as this I would at least made sure I nicked images which made saleable wallpaper!


    I will be interested to hear what Alamy say in the morning, and even more interested to hear if anybody has sold any images used in this way and how much they got for them.

    What’s POD?

  10. http://www.customwallpaper.net.au/size-positioning/?imgid={11A3D093-3F6C-4E8B-B62B-6C66D0F64ED4}&ar=PAK8J6&searchfield=alien&pn=366


    I found a couple of my images on this site which sells actual wallpaper (not pc wallpaper). Helpfully they say the Alamy watermark will not appear on the final product. I’ve not sold a licence for this or the other image. I’ve reported to Alamy as potential unauthorised use. Maybe I’d get a licence fee IF someone bought wallpaper based on my images?


    Anyone else seen their images on this site?



    • Upvote 1
  11. On 27/04/2019 at 18:41, Chuck Nacke said:



    I am not a fan of SONY, even though they make most of the sensors in modern digital cameras.

    I would suggest a 12+MP Canon g series pocket cameras.  I started with the G-2 and currently keep

    a G-9 in the glove compartment of my car.  The G series are great "grab and go digitals" they can

    also be had for very little money.



    I’ll second that on the Canon G range.  I’ve had the Gx9 mkii for a couple of years and about half my sales are from it, the other half being from a Canon 6D. The quality’s great and its neat and compact. I recently got a second hand one for my teenager for £200ish.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.