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  1. These chimneys were featured on BBC Look East last night. They’re unsafe and may be demolished. I wonder if that triggered the sale.
  2. Older couple running together, The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/community/2018/jan/05/im-not-replacing-my-car-as-i-dont-want-to-spend-the-money-your-best-comments-today
  3. Hi, AIM has my default image licensing set to RF but News images get set to RM regardless. I’ve been looking at Alamy’s PDF about licensing but I can’t see an explanation. Are News images always RM? Why? thanks.
  4. Guardian online today - very old Scottish police car. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/31/police-scotland-still-using-28-year-old-vehicle
  5. Weekend? Picture editors not working/` (no idea just a thought).
  6. Painfully slow tonight. 30 minutes for three images and now upload is just stuck. Rest of household off the wifi. Wonder if it’s alamy’s end. update Abandoned and restarted. That worked, normal speed achieved.
  7. You’re right. I passed start up QC in 2013 then put in a few submissions which all failed and I didnt understand why so I got disillusioned and gave up. I decided to try again this summer and all but that first set have been added this year.
  8. Congrats . I’m waiting for my first. I still believe it will happen. 😄
  9. Last time I used Photobox I was disappointed with the product - too dark and poor generally. I have used Art.com recently for a largish print and I’m very happy with that.
  10. From comments I’m wondering if the answer is a mix of date taken, tags and caption. What will be successful depends on the customer, what they’re looking for and how well they understand how to do Alamy searches. Cover all bases! 😎
  11. There’s a “date taken” field which gets populated from metadata. That’s searchable so buyers have got control over the age of images they see.
  12. I read that the ski jumps are covered with solar panels. It’s right by MI6 so I imagined the ramps are for launching spies 😆.
  13. Interesting. Anyone know Alamy’s position on this? Correct grammar and spelling only or should we tag anticipating common errors like this? What about US versions of English words eg colour/color?
  14. Victorian red post box in Little Kineton, Warks UK
  15. Hi I’ve read an article by an Alamy contributor who includes in tagging words such as “copy space left”, “copy space top”, “DPS” (double page spread). The idea is that makes it easier for picture editors to find what they need. This is the first I’ve heard of this approach. I’m not sure I’d want to attempt it - how do I know how my picture will be used? I’m not a picture editor. I think i’ll just stick to tagging for the picture subject. What do you think?
  16. Just happened to me though may have been because I didnt recognise at least two pictures were “apartment buildings”. Tedious.
  17. Hi I’ve found some photos I took in London in 1988 (with my Olympus OM40 which was my first “proper” SLR camera ). Anyway, prints, obviously, and the city skyline is very different to how it looks now. There’s nothing notable between St Pauls and what used to be called the NatWest tower. It occurred to me I could photograph them and submit to Alamy as archive. Is that the kind of thing Alamy archive is for? Quality wouldn’t be great - the prints are a bit faded. Also I don’t know the exact date, only that it was 1988/89 because of the boyfriend who’s in some of them 😄.
  18. A few here today. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4913647/uk-weather-mild-before-arctic-weekend-snow/
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