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The Blinking Eye

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  1. Which is why I doubt there will be any merging of features between Alamy and Stockimo...
  2. There's no current way to see zooms on Stockimo photos, right?
  3. The level of homelessness where I live in Oakland is absolutely atrocious. Never imagined my country would look this way. Anyone would be shocked by what I see on a daily basis.
  4. I was sort of kidding, but they really just let anything pass? I marked it as “editorial only”. Taxpayers spent something like $120,000 for that piece, so the question of ownership is interesting.
  5. Well, I uploaded this and nobody yelled at me. It's a local public art work that has become controversial because the city can't afford to maintain it. The city arts council recently declared they will decommission and remove it, so it's been in the local news lately.
  6. I'm thinking once my initial sales here clear the cost of the software, I'll get an annual subscription. I imagine it makes the workflow more efficient? Thanks for the info!
  7. Favorite maybe in the sense that I see not one other photo on Alamy of this building, despite it being a registered USA historical site. Not many Alamy contributors in rural NW Minnesota, I guess? This is now called the Kirkbride Building. For many years, it was a psychiatric ward for mentally ill patients from all over the state. Most spent the rest of their lives there. The enormity of the structure can not be captured by photos. Multiply that white section by about 15 and you get the idea of the size, maybe. The residents must have made up half the town at the time. Large sections are now being demolished.
  8. Holy Moley Rock and Roll Spamoni!!!! I sold my second photo ever one week after my first photo ever with only 200 images up. Totally floored. ("Chuffed" as y'all say around here.) This isn't boring yet. Country: Worldwide Usage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years. DVD, Web, and Online streaming. Media: Website, app and social media Image Size: Any size Start: 09 September 2019 End: 09 September 2024
  9. I love how you all just geek out in this forum!!! Learning so much. I can follow about 80% of it with decent headroom to learn more.
  10. I appreciate this comment. I despise the whole subscription model of purchasing software, but that's the way the world is trending. Your comment helps me feel more confident that's the way to go, eventually.
  11. It does seem that something from pre-columbian Mesoamerica would by now be considered public domain. 😁 That's a good tip about adding "editorial use only". Thanks!
  12. It's not changing the dimensions or anything else, as far as I can see. Just the dpi. (I don't understand these things very well) It would save me a ton of time to be able to do a few quick edits in Photos then drag the altered photo to the Alamy Upload window.
  13. Hello, My workflow is way too cumbersome and my file management system almost non-existent, so I'm constantly grappling and really need to find a solid system of flow. I would like to do just light editing of images before uploading. The "Photos" program that comes with the iMac (and is therefore free) has an awesome "Retouch" button that eliminates dust particles with a click of a mouse. However, when I save or export any edited photo in this program, it converts it from 350 x 350 dpi to 72 x 72 dpi. I can't find a way around this. So editing a photo requires compromise in quality? Does it matter? Do buyers consider this? These 72 x 72 photos ARE passing Alamy QC, so is it a non-issue? I do have another editing software program called Pixelmator, but I can't find a simple retouch feature and using that software really slows me down, since the photos are already stored in "Photos" and I don't have to open another program and import them. Sure, I'd love to upgrade to Lightroom, but I'm trying not to LOSE money since selling stock photos is already, clearly, not a very profitable enterprise. Kristin
  14. I don't know if I'll ever get to Italy again, but this gives me an idea of what to look for in other countries. Thanks for the detail!
  15. Finally getting back to this. 😅 This is helpful for museums. Now wondering about public art, sculpture gardens, and murals...
  16. No problem. I'm learning a lot, with your help.
  17. I like your photos that have passed QC though. I spent a few days exploring Liverpool in 2016. Fascinating town, gritty, arty, and full of character.
  18. These do not look good to me. But thanks for putting up an example of what NOT to do. I've failed QC for far less egregious examples and have been very judicious in my processing of photos ever since.
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