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  1. I have many single images for 360 panoramas, from aerial photographs. They fall as a "waste product", and it is possible to calculate cylindrical panoramas quickly and easily. But of course the zenith is always missing, so it takes some effort to create a complete 360 panorama. I wonder if the effort to create 360-degree panoramas is worth it. Does anyone already know examples where these panoramas are used commercially and not only as playful demonstrations? Do such panoramas make sense as "stock photos"?
  2. Any idea, how we can submit 360er-Panos? Just as "normal" JPG or by another way?
  3. I usually submit most of my pictures as "RF, Editorial". Now I have seen that the option for personal use is omitted. That's why I tried to choose RM. Then, if I check "Options", e.g. "Dont sell for advertising", I have to choose a date. What does this mean? What happens if the date is reached? Thank you in advance for your help.
  4. This means, that alamy has sent a mail, whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors. Strange.
  5. Is there such a thing as a validity period for exclusivity (For individual files) ? Can photos, that have been set to "exclusive" but not sold, be declared non-exclusive again at any time?
  6. There are 3 big agencies at MS, I don't want to list the names here, but they should be known. This is where most MS photos are sold. Besides there are a lot of other stock agencies, partly operating worldwide, partly limited to local markets. The price differences for the buyers are not very big with all these agencies. Nevertheless, none of the smaller agencies manages to get close to the "big three". So it has to do with prices only conditionally. The reason is rather the partly extremely aggressive marketing of the big three. The competition with the prices
  7. Because there are less and/or other buyers at alamy. I post my pictures at 8 agencies. With 3 agencies the number of sales is very high, with the others it is on the same level as with alamy. There is no correlation between the price of the photos and the number of sales. It seems to be due to the buyer structure and the marketing.
  8. That depends on the entrance fee. With most agencies it is only possible to secure a favourable price if you have a purchase contract. In this respect, it cannot be assumed that all buyers will look around at all agencies. I have (almost) the same pictures at many agencies. Nevertheless the bestsellers differ from agency to agency. So there must be different buyers or groups of buyers who are only travelling with a few agencies. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
  9. I received a mail from Alamy recommending the exclusive offer of pictures. So far I offer my pictures at many different agencies. Does exclusivity make sense? Does this increase sales opportunities? Are exclusive images placed higher in search results? Does anyone have any experience in this case? Thank you very much!
  10. Thanks Wim, I did not realize that it converts ARW to DNG. I will install and see.
  11. The Adobe Raw Converter does not work with fils from M6. So that only leaves JPEG. Today I take the camera outside for the first time, adjusted for JPEG-Fine and serial exposure.
  12. I'm close to despair. I just received my Sony RX 100 VI, set it up and took test photos. In RAW (Sony ARW). But Lightroom cannot import the RAW files. Already tried it with color space sRGB and AdobeRGB, no success. With the Sony 7II you had to select "RAW compressed", but the RX 100 does not have this option. Can somebody help me? How do I get the RAW files to Lightroom? (Lightroom version Classic CC Version 7.4 with Camera RAW 10.4) Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
  13. Thank you all very much for your answers. So it seems, there ist nothing to measure noise, I thought so You should worry, if you cannot see noise. There is always noise, even when using ISO 100 with 35 mm sensor. My question was about quantification.
  14. Each photo has more or less noise. It is not always easy to define the subjective boundary between acceptable and too tight noise. How do you do that? Are there any tools (except looking closely) to quantify noise? With LR or some other software maybe?
  15. Thanks. Of course I read other threads, but I didn't really understand them. Even now it is still very confusing that neither the green bar nore the CTR should play a role. In the end, however, this means that with "Alamy measures" there is no real "measure" that I could meaningfully influence before a zooming. Very confusing indeed.
  16. When I learned about the use of KW, I thought I understood that the relevance of KW is related to CTR. The CTR is the number of Zooms divided by the number of views x 100[%]. So if I don't have a zoom, the CTR is also 0. For the last 4 weeks I find at "Alamy Measures --> Your Images" a tiny CTR of 0.18. This CTR results from one Zoom at one image, my CTR for the search term is 33.33. For all other search terms in the list, the CTR is 0.0 of course. How do I optimize my KW? Remove from all images the search terms for which I see a CTR of 0.0? These are often relevant terms (IMO
  17. To be honest, this "Alamy Measures" still causes me problems of understanding. I'll have to deal with it a little more.
  18. That's really confusing and hard for a newbie to understand. If the experienced users don't play a game with the newbies it means that Alamy misleads us with the green bar. Somehow this bar looks so helpful and comprehensible. I'm reluctant to ignore it. Difficult, difficult.
  19. Wow, those were really clever, helpful and valuable answers. Thank you all very much. The "green bar" that I have always tried to reach is therefore not really important. And it was not clear to me that it was possible to make adjustments time and again, even after the event. I will make an effort to consider everything with new photos and must probably reconsider the old submissions. Great forum here, really nice forists and good advice. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
  20. I know that the "right" keywords are almost as important as the photo. Therefore from me as newbie a few questions to the experienced contributer: Does it make sense to use the 50 KW as much as possible, even if some very general terms are used? Or is less more? Should the singular as well as the plural be used for nouns or is the singular sufficient? For compound terms, e.g. "aerial view", you should use 2 separate single words or the compound word or both? Sorry, I know a lot of questions, but I hope someone answers anyway and thanks in advance. Tr
  21. Thank you for your time and help. So, more pictures and above all more interesting pictures, with people. I will try, thanks again, is an unusually nice forum here. @JeffGreenberg Such photos, without MR, will be quite seldom after May 25, I think. At least from german contributers.
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