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About Pietrach

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  1. Thank you for this. I managet to get a table with Android 7 on which the AIM shows up nicely.
  2. May I know when do you do this? During an event? Do you take laptop with you and sit somewhere afterwards to edit and upload, or wait until you get home? Isn't this often too late?
  3. Hmm.. interesting. Maybe it is only due to the phone screen being too small? The AIM loads but it is all scrambled in wrong positions and impossible to work with. Need to source a tablet and check.
  4. My lack of knowledge in this field is evident. I did not think about this. Looks like i will stick to in camera conversion settings then. Thank you.
  5. Thank you for your answers. A word of clarification - I upload from pc and then would like to access AIM from my mobili/tablet to keyword in my free time. I know of android apps which can add keywords to images, but this is not what i am looking for. Just a way of using AIM on android phone.
  6. Hi i am looking for a way of keywording photos from my mobile device in the go, essentially accessing alamy AIM from a tablet or phone. This does not work on android device. Would it work on Windows device? Say windows 10 tablet?
  7. I always upload news images as unedited jpegs straight from camera, before i even have a chance to sit in front of the computer. Thinking behind it was that the sooner i upload the better. However, I look at top selling news images that papers print, and many of them clearly were beautifully edited in terms of contrast, color balance etc. What is tge best way: - fast upload but unedited images which dont stand out? - still fast upload with basic editing on the phone/tabletnto make them look "better than bland"? - slower upload but edited so that they stand out relally well? My question i guess here is what is your workflow, and do you find one way generating more sales that the other?
  8. Fingers crossed for the sales. Off topic, but I watched the first Poland's game... worst I EVER seen them play. Not looking forward to next games :/
  9. Amazing, do you know if any images of these three days have sold?
  10. Is it a police account you are watching or local news?
  11. Hi I was extremely luck lately being one of the first people with camera on the scene of a fire in Glasgow, tye moment the emergency services were arriving. This allowed me to sell few images which were used for early news online. I know I was lucky, as i was there only because i was dropping my biy off at the nursery which was accross the road, and I am sure I wont sell any news images for a long time unless I found some luck again. But then again, i have a full time job and this is a hobby only, so I dont need to. This makes me think about how do professional news photographers find out about emergency responses? I imagine that following news is not the way to go - as that means they are too late and missed the early stages oftge event. Is there any live website or do they have a way of listening to the emergency services radio?
  12. Was my image purchased?

    Good tip, thank you. Must be a nightmare to keep track of this for a professional news photographers.
  13. Was my image purchased?

    Hi, I uploaded few news images this morning, and got asked by Daily Star on Twitter if it is available via alamy. I confirmed and heard nothing back. Now, I found that they used it on they website, crediting Alamy. Does it mean it was purchased? Any idea when I will now any details? https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/709569/glasgow-fire-gorbals-tower-block-scotland-thick-smoke-rises-top-floor-flat https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/974092/Glasgow-fire-Gorbals-smoke-scotland-news
  14. Thank you @Martin P Wilson and @MDM this was all very useful advice. However, i still did not manage to resolve the issue. What i did manage to establish is that the images which always looked ok, now viewed in standard windows viewer are much much darker and contrasty. Intrestingly when seen as large icons in windows explorer the darknes and contrast are normal. It is ONLY when viewed in windows viewer that they are wrong. When I open them in any other program, be it Capture One or Affinity Photo they dont suffer the same problem - they look ok.The difference is big, generally darker, with shadows very very dark and much more contrast throughout. I would like to be able to use windows viewer with normal results, therefore I want to get to the bottom of this.Later i will post some screenshots of my settings, maybe this will help. EDIT: Following an advice from other forum I re-calibrated using version 2 profile, as opposed to version 4. All works great now. However, the Colormunki Display Tray does not work - hasn't worked before too. Simply does not start up when I click it. I would like it to work to change display profiles between my office work and photo editing profile, Any experience in this field? (windows 7)
  15. Ok, i finally invested in monitor calibration device (colormunki display) and went ahead with calibration of my laptop and the main screen. The calibration process created two new icc profiles, one for each monitor. This is all fine. however, I am now looking at the pictures i edited before, on my C drive, and they look overly contrasty with very dark shadows. But when I view the same images on Alamy (exactly the same copies) they look fine. This confused me. So I went back to Capture One. The image looks good on the screen while editing, then I exported using sRGB and came out very contrasty (monitor still set to new custom profile). From this I gathered that it must be the difference between the sRGB and the custom profiles. So I went back to Capture One again, and this time exported using the custom profile. Exported image look good. My questions I have now: 1) Why do sRGB images look poor when viewed using custom profile? 2) What is the way forward? Should I be exporting using sRGB to upload to Alamy? 3) If I need to use sRGB for export, I will see all the images on my C drive over-contrasty, all the time. Surely this is not a way to go. What is the way to go? 4) If I export in custom profile, how will Alamy deal with it? EDIT: Just noticed that during export I can select a profile called "sRGB display profile with display hardware configuration data derived from calibration". When exported using this image also looks ok, but being sRGB gives me hope it would look ok in Alamy. is this correct? Thanks for any advice.