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Everything posted by meanderingemu

  1. such is the reality now. as for given option to opt out, then they could just do this
  2. and then good luck, maybe one day it will be reported as a sale, and if it does it will be on then contractual terms, not the one at time of download, and with no penalty to the buyer. which reminds me I have a July non reported download to report.
  3. as per the contract if images were already in sale they will be on offer for 90 days . after that they clients should not be able to find them, however the image can still be licenced for up to 2 years from a client that already downloaded it note if for some particular reasons image need to be removed sooner, you could contact contributor services directly.
  4. probably, but more sale is not really material for one individual contributor. Look at the deal Alamy made with a certain travel website. This has probably resulted in Alamy getting 100s of licence every months, but i might see one every few months personally. So even if it meant an increase of 0.5% sales to regular contributor, you would have to be a massive account to even notice this.
  5. i think the drop to 20% for many of them after one year will be a major moral hit
  6. i don't blame people for contributing to them, same as i don't blame a restaurant for using Ubereat or a manufacturer using Amazon, still doesn't make a model that is focussed on shareholder wealth at the expense of producers, right.
  7. Why can't you blame microstock for low price? They pushed price downwards.
  8. since PA mentions a "Renaming" of their account, I think this will be a good indication of direction.
  9. Hi Corin, @Alamy, thanks for the quick reply. Following the forum I find interesting how the form reply of "thanks for your query" seems to actually make people feel that they are not being helped, and actually only seems to add a level of dissatisfaction towards a team that is generally pretty responsive. Maybe something that needs to be reviewed. Looking at this case the team actually did well, and in a great timeline- the images actually would have been on offer continuously, but this end result add anxiety to the contributor that they were just "form e-mailed" and this is not the first
  10. they still shouldn't be on line. Something does seem weird. My images are being removed from my portfolio 90 days after deletion as per the contract, even the ones i deleted in the interim. Something does not add up that said, the named distributor is also a big issue, and that is not addressed by Alamy. I have a licence downloaded in early July, and still no reporting. Why does Alamy still allow such practice?
  11. tweet from PA Images side. Note the mention of a "Renaming" of channel. Maybe they will use IP's suggestions "PA Images with filler News by Alamy"
  12. nice spotting. interesting that the typeface doesn't seem aligned to any of PA Images , wonder if they will also rebrand also. note that the PA Images twitter account, which is dedicated to Live News, and is being merged with Alamy LN mentions a "renaming of channel" (i have added tweet to the Alamy announcement post.)
  13. And with the cryptic 19.10.21 alamy tweet, the change is likely much bigger than just moving the live news twitter account.
  14. this is sad. he always is a great source of information and encouragement
  15. Actually even images that were deleted prior to the changes have been removed after 90 days- saw my number of images go down in August/September in line with my deletions of potential contentious images. The new contract would apply effective July 23rd, there is no clause that differentiates when image was removed, and Alamy practice has consistently been effective date change, regardless of date of transaction, the new contract applies, see Commission charges. Only difference would be someone who had "terminated" prior to new contract (not the case), but that's a 45 days period.
  16. Corin. I thought this was changed to 3 months with he new contract?
  17. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211011-the-inuit-knowledge-vanishing-with-the-ice Young Inuit boy jumping over a crack on ice floe, Ellesmere Island, Nanavut, Canada, June 2012. Nature Picture Library - Image ID: W7N204 INUIT WOMAN ARCTIC BAY BAFFIN ISLAND CANADA Albert Knapp /- Image ID: F9HGG7 Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Image Professionals GmbH /- Image ID: BAY6FF Inuit children pose for a photograph during school recess, Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada H. Mark Weidman Photography - Image
  18. that is the same date the Alamy News Twitter account is announced to shut down and merged with PAImage, speculate at will- i'll go for Alamy name being "rebranded" to PA
  19. i am forcing myself to think vertical more. my issue with the Content team account is they also have things like "Picture of the month", putt "specific images". For example this month "We want you to get creative by looking for lines. Horizontal, vertical, curved ", but when queries of how much demand there is they just dismiss it. It seems the role is not work on Content for what customers require, so not sure i see the point. Since i now had to pay 20% more for these features, i want them to have value.
  20. statement that doesn't affect Alamy Live News area, but we have seen how long statements of no changes last.
  21. I will have to do some validations, it happens more when i'm doing high movement photo, like birds, so maybe there is issues in my technique in this situation. going out to test now
  22. Just yesterday the Alamy Content twitter feed was asking people to produce vertical images One caveat, to date the Account has always refused to even address questions if their suggestions, requests or featured images have ever had success or demand from customers- they are in fact dismissive of such query, so make what you want.
  23. if we are going down those line, the one that gets me: have better access then I have.....🤣
  24. actually i wear it that way when the brim keeps hitting my camera and bugs me too much, but as soon as camera down it goes back to the front.
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