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Jools Devon

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  1. Good News - I'm back up and running again! The Apple Store visit was useful - Their initial attempt to run their own diagnostic tools sat at the Genius bar from a network boot failed, and so my machine was taken into the "repair room" for a bit of a seeing to! In the end it didn't need and hardware replacing - What I gather was the problem was the state of the Fusion drive - The solution was to split the SSD and Hard drive, reformat them both separately and then re-fuse them. I believe this was all done at the command line level in terminal - I guess they don't like you seeing that bit - all the stuff that they do at the Genius bar uses their diagnostic tools. So - When I got home.... - Clean install of Catalina - Re-Install of Apps from the App store (Only the ones that I currently use) - Restore Data from my TimeMachine Its now running much better than it was before - and I don't have any of those pesky legacy apps running in the background - That you thought you had uninstalled, but keep on popping up with warnings! Jools
  2. Yep - I've followed all the advice! From recovery - the disk utility "first Aid" reports that everything is OK But, when you boot normally and run disk utility it reports an error - that it says can only be fixed in recovery mode..... So - I took the rather drastic action of erasing and reformatting the disk - and still get exactly the same issue! My thoughts are its something to do with how the Fusion drive is created - So the physical disc checks out fine when it is unmounted in Recovery - But once the OS mounts it and creates the Fusion drive, things aren't quite right. So - I'm going to see the Genius's tomorrow morning!
  3. My MacBook Air upgraded to Catalina with no issues...... My iMac is being more problematic! It failed during the upgrade with "Storage system verify or repair failed" It obviously does some disk check before it starts the upgrade process...... So - use "First Aid" on the disk - It says its found a checksum issue, and that I need to run First Aid from recovery mode. First Aid, ran in recovery mode doesn't find any issues - disk is fine...... I have a full backup, so following various bits of advice, I decided to take the drastic move of erasing and reformatting the drive....... All went well....... until I tried to do the clean install........ I still get the "verify or repair failed" So - Its a trip to the Genius bar in our local Apple store tomorrow to see how they fix it! (Its a fairly new iMac - April this year...... 3TB Fusion drive - I think it might be the fusion bit that's causing the problem, as the disk seem to check out OK - Mojave was running fine 😞 ) Jools
  4. When you upload via FTP the images initially go into your FTP folder The Alamy process then, at some point, picks them out of the FTP upload folder, and processes them, putting them into AIM - At that time they disappear from the FTP folder As your FTP upload can take some time to complete, the Alamy process may have already processed some of the first ones you uploaded. I use Filezilla - I check Filezilla to see the queue and "Successfully transferred" - and "Failed" would be the ones that you might have to resend, As others have said - just give Alamy a little time to process them - I dont have any problems using FTP - either from my MAC or from my phone using ShutterSnitch Jools
  5. If its a specific set of photos you want to share with a client, create a Lightbox and share that. Something like this https://www.alamy.com/lightbox/mylightbox.aspx#/1/5/1/98237258-d998-49ed-b4e2-0fef79b31cee
  6. Or the two sets of "Animals in the Zoo" which have appeared today!
  7. I think this was one of my favourites from shooting a Blues and Jazz festival in Plymouth at the weekend Full set here - https://www.alamy.com/search/lightbox/3767141.html Julian
  8. I think the Alamy measures only shows results on searches - not total views So - If you send out an Alamy link, or lightbox link, on twitter, and 100 people click on it and view it..... I don't think that shows up in measures, because it wasn't a "search" (Just what I believe through a bit of trial and error!) Julian
  9. Yes - I've received my first ever payment this month. It hit my account on the 6th Aug :-)
  10. Hi Brian I'm just up the road in Didworthy, near South Brent. Nice set of photos - I have to admit... I haven't really tried much wildlife/macro photography yet! I have recently had my first sale - a set of photos of a fairly local hotel..... its surprising what sells! Cheers Jools
  11. Hi Gang This was brought up in another thread - but I thought it might warrant its own discussion..... When should the "Sell for Editorial Only" Flag be used? I am correctly labelling whether the image has a model or property release. I understand that without a release images are fine for use Editorially. I understand that for "Commercial Use" described as the following:- "Commercial use of an image covers images that are being used to sell, promote or endorse a product or service, or raise money for a cause. This includes advertising, marketing materials, promotions, publication covers and consumer or merchandising products." the image would require a release. So that leaves a grey area of Personal Use, and maybe use by a company for internal presentations - where do these sit? Reading some of the blogs doesn't help a great deal! This one says "Don’t worry, if you don’t have a release, we can still sell your images for editorial uses. If you’re sure the image can only be used editorially, you can select the ‘sell for editorial only’ button in the optional tab while annotating your images in Alamy Image Manager. " https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-images/model-property-releases-stock-images/?section=7 So - if your not sure, can you leave it unchecked? This Blog for Buyers, explains when releases are required - seems to be clear that its up to the buyer/publisher to check that the correct releases are available https://www.alamy.com/help/what-is-model-release-property-release.aspx I'm reading it that you would only check "sell for editorial only" if you had a specific reason why that image was only suitable for editorial, and not any other use. How do you use this flag? Cheers Jools
  12. Thanks - Yes, seeing those sales brightened my day - makes all the effort start to make sense! Even better, now that i can reclassify them as 4x $$ - a nice way to start!
  13. Logged in tonight to find my first sale!! In fact - better than that..... I found my first 4 sales! All of a local restaurant/hotel venue - so it does pay to take a few snaps when you are out and about on a Sunday walk! When people say $, $$ and $$$ - what ranges are they referring to? and I assume its the Sale amount - before Alamy take their commission I suspect mine class as $ - but definitely better than micro stock! All were:- Country: WorldwideUsage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years.Media: Website, app and social media
  14. I was just following the guidelines on Captions and Headlines that they have issued, which I have previously used https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-news-images/captions-headlines-dates-live-news-images/?section=3 I will change it to just "Alamy" for next time.....
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