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Susan Vineyard

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About Susan Vineyard

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  1. Thanks. What are contributors doing in the meantime? If you were me, would you just re-upload those images a few at a time?
  2. I uploaded 51 images yesterday but they are still processing with grey boxes. I should have uploaded just a few at a time, I know, but I forgot. Now I am not sure what to do. In the past if I reuploaded, some of the orignal ones eventually came in and then I had two of some images, which is a mess. I wish I could just delete the ones I uploaded or clear them some way and start over. Should I just assume that those are forever stuck and re-upload, or just wait indefintely to see if they go away or something? When I did that before (yes, I should have learned my lesson) it took weeks or months for them to go away. I'd like to know how Alamy would want me to handle this situation or how other contributers do it. Thanks.
  3. Such good advice. Thank you so much. I saw somewhere that Alamy has a way to check my photos in light room to make sure they pass, but I can't find that link. Do any of you have that? And the face in the Rosetta stone. That was a really lucky capture. I was only in London for two days and hit the museums. I had just come from Greece, and it was so interesting that I saw the ruins there and half the relics in those museums, and then got see the other half in the British Museum!
  4. Thanks to all of you for your advice. I will take some time to read up on everything before I upload any more. And thanks for the compliment on my portfolio.
  5. Thanks, Allan. I am going to try their lightroom method on pictures I upload, but I didn't want to risk going to Alamy hell. I am reassured.
  6. I am fairly new to Alamy. I need to understand the consequences of failing QC. I have 329 images now and never failed until fairly recently. Then I was warned by someone on a FB forum that too many failures can result in permant banning from Alamy. I thought they were consecutive failures, but I had quite a few good uploads and then was failed for uploading a cellphone photo which had been accepted by at least three other agencies. I didn't realize they weren't allowed on Alamy. My account was frozen for 12 days. I have had two good uploads since then, but I currently only have a one star rating. My question is, if I have occasional failures as I learn the ways Alamy is different from other agencies, do I risk being permantely banned? Will I be banned the next time I have a failure (hopefully never, but I didn't anticipate the last two either)? I am putting in a lot of work keywording and optimizing my images on Alamy and I am afraid of putting in that much time and effort if I am risking bannishment. I very much want to work with this agency. I just need to understand the QC system better. What happens if you have multiple nonconsecutive QC failures? Thanks for any advice.
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