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  1. On 16/09/2021 at 10:48, geogphotos said:

    Not trying to influence anybody one way or the other. 

     

    How is your level of motivation these days and are you still contributing stock images to Alamy?

     

    DO NOT MENTION ANY OTHER AGENCY OR THEIR EXISTENCE

     

     

    Absolute pants, its gone, nada...I've hardly even looked at the forum in months and i was hooked before the nonsense. 

  2. 15 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

     

    I have to agree, the impact on the community, the voices we have now lost, the overall morale actually is probably what has affected me the most when i look back..  This morning i had an image in the category of "i'll upload random stuff just to see, but don't expect to sell" which i did early on that actually licenced and i can't even be bothered to share it in the image sold. 

    Exactly, its what seperated Alamy from the rest. They don't get it...Anyway, you have a really strong portfolio and i'd like to see your licensed image... ;) 

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  3. My plan was to go non-exclusive ( which i have ) and diversify into other stocks but its seems to have ruined the interest. Which is strange because i was never interested in the money, just the enjoyment of doing something i really enjoy. Maybe the idea of being taken for a ride after all the effort it takes and seeing the community broken by corporate greed. But i do miss it and as usual agree with you Steve to just push through this and get back on the horse...

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  4. On 05/10/2021 at 14:57, Allan Bell said:

    I have not uploaded any images since 5th August 2021. Seem to have lost the enthusiasm to process the images I have taken since then. Some bloody good ones too.

     

    Haven't even uploaded any to P4M for some time either.   -  ????????? ( that means I don't know why ).

     

    Allan

     

    A change or two in the graph would be interesting.

     

    ITMA

     

    I've not uploaded since this whole debacle started...only having a small port it hits me hard...Still made a few more sales, but then that takes forever to clear. Almost at the point of getting my 1st ever payment...Almost. So how to get the mojo back? Any thoughts anyone? 

  5. 2 hours ago, Sally R said:

    I am in a kind of rut but I think I would describe it better as disorientation. Until the contract change announcement I was very focussed and dedicated to increasing my Alamy portfolio. So I feel in a kind of confusion more than anything else, as it no longer seems to make sense to continue with that focus and dedication. In 20 months I have managed to upload 735 images and was very keen to continue to increase the size and variety I upload, but it isn't quite making sense now. So like Martin above, I am reassessing what I am doing with photography and looking at various other options. I understand people with many thousands of images here not wanting to just pull them and leave, but with my 735 it is not such a big deal to finish with Alamy and start other photographic endeavours. What I will miss is this forum, but the idea of continuing to upload images here is not feeling practical or sensible.

     

     

     

    Sally this is exactly how i feel, disorientated and lost me mojo...To stick or bust!!! Not knowing wether to stay and fight to achieve the annual minimum of $250 threshold with my even smaller port just because i really enjoy Alamy or stick up the two proverbial fingers to them in total disgust...

  6. 5 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

    April was a bit of an odd month. Most sales came in the first two weeks and usually it is the other way around.  18 sales for $683 gross (one over $$$).  This includes the one PU sale that my daughter bought of mine....more as a joke.  Also had a $270 refund from a sale from last year....that stung a bit.

     

    Ouch, how does that work after so many months? 

  7. Just now, spacecadet said:

    Right-click is disabled on the sales page. That's why you have to drag and drop, as I said.

    See above.

     

    Double-click on the image and tick "preserve aspect ratio".

     

    Yeh dragging and dropping directly wouldn't work and when right clicking no menu would appear but i found by dragging the expanded image into a blank menu bar the URL would pop up which i could then copy and paste. It worked so i'm chuffed, thank you :) 

  8. 1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

    Separate a browser tab, go to the image's Alamy sales page (the one with the price panel), click on the image, drag and drop it in the message window. it's easier if you have twin monitors.

    If you're happy with a smaller image, just zoom it up in Image Manager, then right-click on it, "copy image link" and paste into the message.

     

    1 hour ago, Steve F said:

     

    Hi Jason, congrats! You can drag the photo into a post from another browser window it's open in. But it will tend to look distorted when viewed on different size screens.

     

    Best way is find your photo on Alamy. Click on the thumbnail so you're on the Alamy page selling that particular photo. Click on the photo so it expands to fill the page. Then, holding down shift on your keyboard, right click on the photo and select 'copy image link'. Go back to the Forum post you want to put the picture in. Click on the 'insert image from URL' button at the bottom of our post. Right click in the box that appears and paste the link. Done!

    Steve

     

    Thank you both, think i'm bugged...no right-click menu appears when over the image but finally found a work around...

     

    Really appreciate your help, nice to be able to join in...onwards n upwards ;) 

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  9. Just now, Harry Harrison said:

    Thanks, that's good to know. These worms seem to be elusive, is your sharpness fix possible with just a custom setup or do you have to apply it individually tailored to each image?

    Yeh it was literally tweak the settings ( not sure what they were off-hand ) which in turn prevented the issue from reappearing. Are you using a standalone version of LR? Since using the dreaded Adobe subscription ( not a fan ) the issue is no more. Obviously i can't compared files to those of Sony or other manufactures for sharpness etc. But i'm happy. 

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  10. 11 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

    Before anyone gets too alarmed about this painterly worm thing with Lightroom and X-Trans files I've been using an X-Pro1 & X-E1 (same sensor as X-T1) and I really struggle to see it. I was aware of the problem before I got them so was looking out for it and when I was feeling analytical I took my Canon 7D (also APS-C though slightly more pixels) out to take the same shots with the same lens (Micro-Nikkor 55mm). I still struggled to see it and these were landscapes with distant woods, the sort of amorphous foliage that one would expect to show it up. Not saying it doesn't happen but surprised that it is evident enough to fail Alamy QC. I'm using Lightroom 6.14 so don't have the benefits of 'Enhance Detail.  What am I doing wrong?

     

    For those that do see it, if you shoot RAW plus jpeg do the Fuji in-camera jpegs also show it?

     

    I did notice a lack of sharpness rather than the dreaded worm everyone mentions, I did comparison tests using other available Raw converters ( i've shot raw since it was an option ) and there was definitely an improvement outside of LR, but then i read an article on some random site about the Abode LR settings, and low and behold you could achieve the same quality within LR so no major expensive software change or new unwanted learning curve. That was with Standalone LR, since being forced into their subscription package just to keep up to date and with the Jones's, there hasn't been any issues with the files in the slightest, far from it.

  11. 4 hours ago, Phil said:

     

    Major benefits of X-T4 compared to X-T3 are IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization),  bigger longer life battery, improved AF. better rear LCD.  There are others but these these are most substantial.

    Those are pretty substantial factors, and i notice the price difference isn't massive. I have promised no more camera bodies this year after 2 last year...Theres always a justification ;)

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