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Callie

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  1. totally agree, no way am I spending time on this! Too much hassle, taking new images and keywording those properly seems more productive.
  2. I just had this. Germany has freedom of panorama too, German agencies have no problem accepting these images. Strange thing with the one they mailed me about though - it is this image A0KGNE Is this street art? When does graffiti become street art? Because Berlin has so many surfaces covered in what I would call graffiti, this will affect so many images. I do have many images of 'street art'taken around Berlin, such as CE926A "Yellow Man - street art by Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (known as Os Gemeos), Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany", this is what I would be expecting ALamy
  3. Am I being over cautious? I virtually always tick property as yes, even for landscapes and cityscapes. Yet I know that if one of my agents uploaded a similar photo to Alamy they would tick no for the exact same buildings in my cityscape and set as royalty free.
  4. the problems with foliage seemed to me to be down to excess sharpening. It was certainly something I noted when I first got the camera - this is something also discussed at length on the fuji forum. The files need very little sharpening. In Lightroom the detail and amount sliders particularly need to be low - just checked one of my recent files which has a lot of foliage, my detail slider is down at 14, sometimes it is lower than this. No painterly effect in evidence at all.
  5. David re the focusing, have you tried changing the setting so the OIS is in mode 2, ie it works when you press the shutter button rather than the mode 1 continuous setting? When I first got the camera I was finding the focus a bit hit and miss and was recommended to do this - it really made a difference to me. Also turning it off when you don't need it certainly does improve focus. I'm also trying back button focus just now, which I am liking so far. My 10-24 is nice and sharp at the edges at 10mm from f8, softer at the edges at f4. Haven't had a problem with the colours yet, but I have not
  6. I got mine 3 weeks ago after first considering it last year. So far I am incredibly pleased with it, more than I expected to be and think my 5dII will probably just live in the studio from now. I got the 10-24 and 18-135 lenses both of which are excellent. I was really surprised with the 10-24 at how little distortion there is - also surprised at both with the quality, sharpness, lack of CA etc.
  7. $250 direct sale yesterday, for a food item photographed in my home studio
  8. better than last month thanks to a last minute $250 sale - made it an average month in the end
  9. Appalling - worst month for some years in terms of volume and prices.
  10. Callie, My workflow is the same as yours and I answered 'both'. The poll could have been worded a bit better. John. True - if it just said 'both' I would have chosen that but 'both equal' I wouldn't agree to because I would generally favour PS over LR.
  11. I had to answer neither which doesn't seem too accurate because I like them both for different elements - basically for pretty much the same reasons as djmorgan. Basic processing in LR then over to Photoshop for final tweaks, anything more complex and for checking at 100%. But always LR for keywording
  12. My number seems to include uploads that failed so is not the same number that I have on sale. Paulette thanks Paulette, interesting failed uploads are included too - surely all anyone wants to see is the images that are actually on sale here and those awaiting being put on sale.
  13. You can't see all the +50 tags when you select several images. That's the disaster: you can't get rid of duplicate tags in batch Cheers, Philippe I can. I've selected 4 images and I'm seeing over 150 tags and can delete them as required. Tricky to find an individual one though. Still wondering what's happened to QC though. I can't! When I select two images with 50+ tags, I see a lot less tags, and yes, I can eliminate some but can't add a new tag without seeing the message "You've exceeded the limit for tags on one or more of your selected images." . But when - after
  14. In the top left where it reads "All submissions Images ....." Mine says I have 10916 which is incorrect. I had suspected this is including deleted images. I just checked under a pseudo I previously used for moving images into that I wanted to delete, this still shows a preview of the images I deleted back in 2013. Why are they still there? Why are they included in the number of images count?
  15. On the odd times I have had exclusive licence sales Alamy have contacted me to check whether it had been licenced elsewhere, or might be in the future. yes it is highly probable that this is what the field is intended for but I think we need to know for certain. Its actually quite a lot of work to go through too, just on the off chance of an exclusive license. I answer my emails very fast anyway!
  16. We really need some clarity from Alamy on this one. If it is about infringements then POD sites and my own website would surely matter. If it is about offering unique licensing then it wouldn't. Also - will there be a search filter for 'only on Alamy' images for buyers? Is it really worth my time going through over 9000 images and working out which are not with other agencies?
  17. It's certainly not Flash. works on my Samsung tablet Has anyone got a higher number of images showing? Mine says 10914
  18. Has anyone else found a problem with duplicate keywords when saving? It seems, when I first view an image it shows duplicate keywords - count of keywords 50. When I save the image the duplicates disappear but the count stays at 50, even though I can only see 30. This means I cannot add more and can't now see the duplicates to delete. Am I missing something? solved this, just had to deselect the image and then reselect
  19. has anyone worked out how to increase discoverability yet? I have been playing around with this, increased super tags to 10, added more keywords including phrases, completed categories - discoverability doesn't seem to change. edit - just checked some images marked as good discoverability - 50 keywords, only 4 supertags and no categories completed, so I guess it is simply down to number of keywords. Not so sure this is then entirely useful, not all images need 50 keywords and adding spam is pointless.
  20. You could claim the tax back from HMRC - the same form you filled in for the tax treaty has a space for claiming back overpaid tax https://www.gov.uk/tax-uk-income-live-abroad/taxed-twice Shouldn't be necessary of course, but it seems DACS made a few errors!
  21. good month with 30 sales, best 199.99 but others low - revenue 3rd best month out of last year.
  22. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2017
  23. Compared to last year: sales volume up by 28% revenue down 10% average sales price 30% lower I haven't totalled how many but it seems like lots more distributor sales
  24. Reimar I am going through the same just now - was your form also processed and approved by the UK tax office? Mine was still in process but DACS had said they wouldn't pay out to me until it was sorted, but they did so in error, were very apologetic, I just told them I would claim back myself. I never bothered claiming back last year but I'm now putting in a claim for the last two years together.
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