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Sheila Child

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About Sheila Child

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    29 Dec 2018
  1. Is it possible to set the order in which Galleries appear on your Portfolio Home Page? Here is mine: https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/sheilachild The first gallery is owls, then sugar gliders, then raptors, then frogs etc. I would like to be able to change this order. If I can, can somebody please tell me how to do it. If I can't then can Alamy please think about finding a way that I can? Thanks Sheila
  2. Can we talk about this and other technical annoyances at the next Cambridge meeting I wonder? On the basis that more heads are better than one we (I, at least) may find some answers.
  3. OK - but it worked with Chrome - then it disappeared. Too flaky for my liking. I don't have Firefox and am wary of loading my desktop up with multiple browsers. It ought not to be beyond the bounds of some intellectual to make things work with all browsers don't you think? Thanks for the advice anyway.
  4. Thanks for that. What you have directed me to is Page 4 of a 9 page thread where everybody (just about) is having the same problem with only one or two who seem to have fixed it. I had it fixed but it has all gone wrong again. I see no advice in there for how to fix it and I am no further along. By the way, I tried searching for portfolio, and header and banner but again, there were no real answers. I have e-mailed Alamy to seek real help because I can get nowhere on this at the moment. The system seems to be so unstable that I am beginning to wonder if it is worth bothering with. Sorry to have interrupted your day.
  5. Why? Plenty of other people have coloured images as a header. That also does not explain why it was there for about a day and then it disappeared. Alamy really need to get their act together because there are so many faults in their programmes.
  6. I have managed to get a banner picture to load by using Chrome. it loaded quickly and I was able to move it to fit really well into the space available. I liked it - a lot. I then hit View as Public and it disappears. Why? I have repeated this exercise many times and it keeps on disappearing. When I shared my portfolio for the first time it was OK and the recipient saw the banner picture. Now it has totally gone. If I use the URL for My Portfolio it is not there. What is hat is going on?
  7. OK - I see what you mean. Some of my stuff does indeed show texture and it can't hurt to add that as a keyword can it? Funnily enough, Alamy's header image (when I just looked) appears to be a micro image. Thanks for the tip.
  8. Thanks Robert. I take your point and can understand why a 'general' (for want of a better word) picture editor could easily dismiss micro stuff as artyfarty. Until I got into it and saw what could be done, I would probably have thought the same. I wanted to explore microphotography to see if there was any artyfarty'ness creativity in me and I am quite liking what I have been able to do. That said, it does not mean they will sell, but having spent much of my life in a structured and ordered world I am finding it quite refreshing. I guess that there is a limited market for this type of image, but if we don't make them available, then they won't get used. I do see images like this from time to time in nature type publications and am willing to give it a go - for now at least. I will do my best to describe the image and hope that a like-minded searcher sees them. At least Alamy has a keyword search for micro related images so you never know.
  9. Well with my 5 greenies I guess that by the end of the year, provided I get a few more, I may just be able to cash them in for a chocolate bar.
  10. Thank you John. Now there's even more new news. Cash them in? Really? For what?
  11. Ah - so they are 'likes'. Got it but why does everything have to be so cryptic? How on earth does 'verified' translate into 'likes' for goodness sake? The two words don't even mean the same - or is it just me????
  12. Thanks wim - that makes sense. I could add a code to the tags, search for them in All Images, curate them and then remove the code as an update. I will give that a go.
  13. Just as a matter of interest - what does Member's Total Reputation mean? I have the word Verified and +3 under my photo and I have no idea what that signifies. Sheila
  14. Thank you everybody who has contributed to this thread and also for your valuable guidance. I will take it all on board and think how best to identify my images. I agree that there is potential in this area and I hope that some of my work may find an appreciative purchaser. Only one way to find out!! Sheila
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