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  1. 25 minutes ago, RedSnapper said:



    But there heve been 11 searches in the last year for terms that include 'reindeers'... (and there are 3000+ images with that keyword)

    Sometimes gramatical correctness can work against real world effectiveness




    Reindeers sled 1 0 2 97 2.06
    reindeers in the woods 1 0 1 35 2.86
    santas and reindeers 1 0 1 41 2.44
    reindeers with blue eyes 1 0 1 2 50.00
    Reindeers sleds winter 1 0 1 21 4.76
    reindeers yorkshire 1 0 0 0 0.00
    reindeers harrogate 1 0 0 0 0.00
    reindeers uk 1 0 0 164 0.00
    reindeers 3 0 0 300 0.00
    Reindeers sled winter 1 0 0 66 0.00
    santas and reindeersf 1 0 0 0 0.00
    blue eyed reindeers 1 0 0 0



    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?

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  2. 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?

  3. On 14/11/2017 at 11:41, Phil Robinson said:

    Thankfully I find I am having to identify apartment blocks and fire hydrants a lot let these days but I do find that I am having to sign in to the forum twice before I get full access.

    Is it just me?



    Just happened to me though may have been because I didnt recognise at least two pictures were “apartment buildings”. Tedious.

  4. 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 😄.

  5. 54 minutes ago, losdemas said:

    Taking my customary look at Alamy measures first thing in the morning - and it appears to have gone berserk! The reports are all over the place and bear no resemblance to previous data. Both current and previous information provided no appears to be incorrect. I take it that this is not just me seeing this?! 



    Same here, everything’s at zero. Bit of a shock - glad to see this thread and its not just me. Hope Alamy have a backup strategy.

  6. Hi

    I put two groups of photos up for live news yesterday carefully IPTC tagged with city (town), country etc. I did two groups because the location info and themes were different. Live news published them initually in the two groups then later merged them to one group. At the same time the tagging got altered so that the town names aren’t shown only the county. The single heading for the merged groups no longer makes sense because it says ‘xxx at Suffolk” rather than “xxx at Felixstowe, Suffolk”.


    Live news have emailed me in the past when I failed to include a town name, now they’ve removed the town name. Anyone understand what’s going on? Different Alamy people with different views about how live news photos should be presented?



  7. 2 hours ago, Southpole said:

    I have not failed QC for about 4 years until today with excessive similiars I only uploaded 3 images

    Similiar - 4 shots of a seagull on a post but each framed differently - post on left right or centre of shot, gull looking in different directions. Failed for excessive similiars which didnt seem right. “Sticker” also said “noise” which I could maybe just about see. Interesting to see these other comments though. Someone new/over zealous in the QC team?

  8. 20 hours ago, MircoV said:


    Also dont forget that you work is already spread to 80 other agencies through Alamy if you are opted in. So do indeed some good keywording and your images will appear on relevant searches in Alamy and on the distributors. 



    Hi Mirco - how can I see if I’ve opted in to multiple agencies? Does that happen by default or do I need to do something to my account? 

  9. Yesterday I submitted 18 photos to live news. Half went straight through the other half got put into QC in batches of 1. Today the half in QC all passed and went into my main portfolio, the others are still available on the news desk. Why did Alamy split the batch? I didn’t get an email explaining and the half that went into QC are all similiar/ relevant content so I don’t understand what happened. 


    Any suggestions?

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