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  1. How much server space is needed for all these images? , probably 90% never sell. I think the business model will collapse if no restraints are put in,
  2. Alamy is diluting its revenue every day as more and more "photographers" submit images.It must cost a fortune to host all of those images on massive servers. Those who started with Alamy years ago have little enthusiasm to shoot more images as they are sold for stupid prices. There used to be so many good agencies ... now just a few,
  3. I am interested in an explanation about the 2,3 Million loan that has been written off . When was the loan agreed and how much of it has been repaid? I assume the loan was made by Alamy to its subsidiary VIdeoloft who cannot repay it so has it been written off as a bad debt.? Is this is why the headline profit is showing loss.? It states earlier that Videoloft has solid financial performance and paid dividends of £782,611.
  4. Ok Good ,Maybe they need to publicise its bit more. NB the price £11.99 should surely be in euros?
  5. I get regular sales from Germany but they are all distributor sales. Does Alamy have its own office in Germany is the website in German language ?
  6. Before the NEW upload system came in a few years ago can you answer me this question. If I uploaded a batch of 50 images and one image failed QC did the other 49 also "fail" ? or were they passed? Peter
  7. Is your QC rating part of the rating for your ranking in search results?
  8. What exactly is the difference between Creative and Relevant in search results?
  9. There are too many contributors who have posted many images who never sell. The agency needs to remove those collections reduce server space and cost and tighten up the website so the purchaser sees the best images without wading through tens of pages. Then Alamy can be advertised as new tightened up collection.. at the moment it is in danger of .becoming another micro stock agency
  10. I know this is not about Alamy but it is a relevant piece of news in the stock photo world, which many of you may have read. . Flickr agency is now limiting uploads to 1000 images unless you buy an annual "PRO" account (50US$) and deleting images over 1000 if you do not pay up. My sales seem to have plummeted recently on Alamy not for any particular reason that I can find. There are now millions of images that are uploaded by non professionals some of which are excellent , and many are rubbish and lots of duplicates. Alamy surely needs to prune it's collection , one to save storage and two to make the many similars and duplicates to be removed. I think this strategy would be a good idea, and if implemented I would be quite willing to pay an annual fee to have a large collection online. Alamy is great agency but dilution of content must make searching more time consuming. for clients. Alamy would gain something over Shutterstock etc if the collection was tightened up and advertised as such. Would Alamy like to comment ?
  11. Personally I would like to be able to opt out of any use of my images as a free promotion or anything that gives client my images for free. I have to make a living and just because other agencies are using this tactic to try and increase market share I do not agree with it. It is bad business. Experiment yes , layouts ,trials yes but published online or in print in any way without proper payment NO.
  12. 14 years . I joined Alamy just after it started. in those days it was possible to finance shoots in Europe and other places. ... sadly not any more unless you spend your whole life living out of a suitcase and no mortgage .
  13. My ranking seems to have fallen badly over the last 6 months. I have been with Alamy for many years and have grossed a total of almost 350,000 US$ in sales. Is the value of a contributors overall sales included in their ranking and if not should it be ?
  14. I have just sold an image to a large business ( more than 10 employees) for worldwide use and sold for 65$ gross. I am told by Alamy that it is the rate for Shop Front Pricing ? I have never heard of Shop Front pricing.? Have you ?
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