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About Cryptoprocta

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  1. I presume this is a 'partial refund' nine months after the original invoice was issued, but the formatting isn't like any other refund I've had. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wc8x5o2xjcphvmh/OddRefund.jpg?dl=0 The top screenshot is what I found today, and when I checked back, I presume it refers to that sale cleared on the 14th March in the lower screenshot. I do see an invoice dated 28th Jan for that file. So maybe what happened was, the file sold for $24.03 gross/$12.02 net, invoice issued in Jan 2019 and paid on 14th March. Then somehow a discount has been retrospectively applied of $4.81 which they have oddly accounted for by taking $4.81 off me and then paying me $2.40. Is this just a new way of laying that out, or is my interpretation way off beam? (Don't appreciate ten-month-later discounts, just sayin')
  2. The risk is shared between us and the agency. I got an email today telling me a decent-for-me-for-2019-on-Alamy sale from May was unrecoverable due to the company becoming insolvent. So we share the loss 50-50.
  3. I get really weird combos, but it's the buyers who really matter.
  4. I've been banging on about this for ten years. The real mystery is why Alamy buyers don't complain about their results. Maybe they blame us thinking we're spamming a lot, but you'd think they wouldn't be happy about that either.
  5. Any word from any part of a keyword phrase can be returned with any randon word from the caption in a search. If the searcher searches "New York" they should get a much cleaner search, but if Measures is anything to go by, a surprisingly tiny proportion of Alamy buyers do that.
  6. Lucky you: this is my last sale: Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Editorial website Image Size: Any size Start: 01 September 2019 End: 01 September 2024 Estonia, Editorial website, Bulk Discount, Flat Rate Gross $2.10, and it's a distributor sale, my net income is 63c
  7. @OP, after seeing what the others wrote, I looked at your pics, and they are indeed lovely. Have you considered putting them on sale as prints, somewhere like FAA. So long as you don't tick to sell your images as stock here, they are still considered exclusive on Alamy.
  8. 1. Yes, but it probably won't be very helpful 2. Not in my experience. But we have no way of knowing what the overall picture is. 3. We have no way of knowing this either, as we can't see by clicking on images whether or not they're exclusive. 4. You get 50% of direct sales if the files are exclusive, 40% if not exclusive, so 20% less, which could be a few cents or many dollars depending on sale price. 5. See 2 - we (the suppliers) have no way of knowing. Also remember only a very tiny proportion of suppliers are active on the forums. Bottom line is if you sellelsewhere, you're probably better keeping your files non-exclusive. If you're wondering whether to spread your wings to other agencies, it can't hurt to try. Remember, with 489 images, you're a very tiny fish here.
  9. Mine directly claimed last year was £156.97 (directly claimed). This year I sent the same form with the latest year's sales added (not so many qualifying sales in that year to be fair), but this year it's only £69.68 (also claimed directly). That's a shocking drop!
  10. With your animals (shot in captivity), do a sitewide search on each species and see the competition you're up against. Then ask why a buyer would choose to buy yours rather than theirs. (Hint: You seem to have quite a lot of pics with bits of wings etc chopped off randomly.)
  11. He split up with his lover, Marianne Ihlen. He remained friends with her for life (she sometimes came to his concerts), and just before she died he wrote her a lovely little note, and he himself died not very long afterwards. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Long,_Marianne A movie about that part of their life was released this summer, to mixed reviews: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9358196 and is available to those with access to the BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008yzr/marianne-and-leonard-words-of-love
  12. Yes, and stupidly I had read the OP here, and replied on the thread without linking them in my head. Sorry.
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