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  1. It's been 23 days now, images are still in quality control. It's ridiculous, IMO. What was the longest you had to wait?
  2. Can anybody remember any actual improvements, or even "business as usual", coming out of a transaction like that within the last 10 years in stock photography?
  3. Everything looks like it's going to be the worst year (except when I started in 2011). Reaching the peak of economic failure. Doesn't make sense anymore.
  4. Same issue here with the X-T1. Whenever I notice I keep turning on/off multiple times.
  5. Sorry but what are we talking about? Which new tools?
  6. Maybe I'm the only one but after taking a look at your photos I think your portfolio is very "microstocky". I'm not seeing a good reason why potential buyers should get this kind of images on Alamy.
  7. Thanks for the feedback. Seems like I have to look at my end. Yes, I have FTP access but this won't let me MANAGE the images.
  8. For a few days the "Manage" and "Upload" images options are not working anymore on my computer. I'm getting this error message: "Alternate HTML content should be placed here. This content requires the Adobe Flash Player. Get Flash". Installed the newest flash player twice already. Still not working. Mac OS X 10.10.5 with Safari Any advice?
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    But seriously, why not open it up by enabling uploads from the desktop?
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    There are several ways to send images back and forth but that's not the point. My point is that Alamy makes image submission harder than other agencies and harder than necessary. (Not only with smart phone images BTW.) It's downright stupid to download the image to the computer and then upload it again to your mobile device only to be able to use the Stockimo app for submission.
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    I do have Creative Cloud LR/PS but it doesn't make sense to down-/upload the images back and forth just to be able to use the Stockimo app. Let us upload from the computer and the major problems are solved. It could be that simple.
  12. That's very good news. Now we can export directly from Lightroom without even having to save JPG files.
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    Is there still no way of submitting cell phone images from the computer? I save my good ones to the computer anyway. It's part of my workflow and I refuse to edit pics on mobile devices. Not even to mention captioning and keyboarding. It seems like Alamy isn't really that serious about receiving smart phone images or why are they making it so hard to deliver them? And wouldn't that be the solution to the Android/iOS/Windows/Blackberrry debate anyway?
  14. I have used the Cactus V5 transceivers with my X-T1 in combination with Nikon SB-600 and Alien Bees studio strobes without any problems.
  15. Wondering why the hash symbol isn't on your keyboard. I have it on top of the number key 3.
  16. Has anyone experience with the fusion drive? Is it faster than a regular hard drive? What is its life expectancy?
  17. I'm in the same boat right now. I'll go for an iMac 21.5 (had the 27" before), with i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and nVidia 750 (1GB). I'm not 100% sure but I think I've read somewhere that the RAM modules are not user accessible anymore with the latest generation iMac models. Which means you shouldn't trust on being able to upgrade RAM on your own at a later time.
  18. What do you have to lose? Do you think the people that generated your sales on Alamy don't know that there are microstock agencies out there where someone could buy image licenses for less? The market is what it is. With SY you can demand the prices you think your images are worth. You don't have to fight the cheapest contributors. If you don't mind, I'll send you a link to my own SY site by PM. Maybe you can see the potential.
  19. You can set your own image prices on your own SY site of course. But I've wondered how can my own SY networked site be successful if my images were priced considerable higher and in competition with the apparent existing norm of micro level pricing of most other SY sites. Seems my site would be at a distinct disadvantage in a network of micro priced images even if the images offered were unique. Alamy has indicated they are working towards Google search visibility for Alamy images. SY appears to rely heavily on SEO and Google indexing and search results for steering buyers to their network sites. It seems that once Alamy's images are searchable by Google SY network sites will loose that edge over Alamy. I guess I don't yet see the advantage of keeping 100% of $25. when I can keep 50% of considerably higher image prices based on my past Alamy image sale prices. Especially given the additional overhead and learning curve of setting up, maintaining, and submitting to my own SY site. When was the last time you netted a considerably higher amount than $25 on Alamy? Yes, you can set your own prices. You'll be in complete control of your products and your pricing. What makes you think your images might be successful on Alamy? The very same reasons will apply to your own site - it's mostly about unique image material you won't find on microstock sites.
  20. Whoever produces images for stock non-exclusively should consider setting up his own site and joining the Symbiostock network. Not only is netting 100% of the sale very nice but you'll also be independent and you don't have anything to lose. I mean images are being processed, retouched and key worded anyway - why not market yourself without depending on the skills and the mercy of agencies?
  21. Have not seen it yet but I'm really looking forward to unleash the potential of this concept. Finally the photographer is in control of pricing and sales and will even be supported by the network members. Now we only need to get more (macrostock) people to join.
  22. I'm not a microstock contributor but I have just set up my own Symbiostock website. I actually think it's a brilliant concept and most certainly worth a try. In any case much than complaining about low earnings or decreasing sales at any stock agency. I hope many more, especially traditional stock shooters, will join the network.
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