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  1. Hello everyone I am new here (Passed QC about a week ago). I have prepared more images, but I'd like to make keywording as easy as possible. I have keyworded some of my images in Lightroom and would like to know if Alamy reads image metadata, that I see in LR (keywords, title, description) and will apply them after upload? Michael
  2. So the new image manager seems to involve twice the work in order for an image to be discoverable. It looks as thought every image needs 42 keywords to get the green bar at the top. This is a lot of key words for one image. Other stock libraries use a lot less and I get sales. Please Alamy can you explain why so many?
  3. Now that with the new image manager, we are limited to 50 keywords / tags, I just wanted to remind everybody about this lovely little application that counts words and characters, removes duplicate words and shows and corrects spelling mistakes. You can also drag and drop the words around Take a look at https://sellfy.com/p/P2Di/ And now on a special summer sale (50% off) for a few more days
  4. I have a number of images of street food vendors in Bangkok and was curious to see where they appeared in a search. I entered "Bangkok food vendors" and was initially happy to see 10 images of mine on the first page. However, searching further I began to wonder what had happened to the rest. I searched in AIM using the same search term and 22 images were displayed so I changed the search to "Bangkok street vendor" and up came 75 images. I think it is quite natural that someone searching for an image of a Bangkok food vendor would actually use the plural version just as I think it is quite natu
  5. This has probably been asked before but... When I look at my tags from images submitted a while back; I see there are several words which I submitted separately which now appear as one tag. For example one tag that reads "portrait face skill talent concentration" Is this because I did not separate the words with commas? Should I go back and separate these multiple word tags as they may hinder searches? Thanks, Chuck
  6. Aside from Alamy's own instructions, what would you say is the best Alamy keywording tutorial? Is there anything special out there?
  7. I would like to have the option to designate a keyword/tag as a name so that it would bypass the translation software.
  8. This might make a few people laugh on a dark grey Monday morning So I've been a member of Alamy a few years now, started as I covered some live music & occasional live news with a little bit of stock, gradually adding more images and I now have 2000 images up, but the pain of adding keywords etc and not understanding them, the search engine, what sells etc, All this meant I wondered how people with much larger collections spent the time editing & adding keywords etc as my way was very slow, going from image to image copy and pasting, permissions etc But...I've Just discovered
  9. Hi, would any of you US-based smart folk be able to identify the rusted car in this shot? http://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?qt=H79K29&imgt=0 thankyou Kate
  10. Does this really help in your experience? Is this allowed? I could write in Italian, german and english. Google might help with other languages if they were relevant. Would I see any raise in sales using all of them, if not for all, at least for the most meaningful words?
  11. Hi Just joined Alamy and have a question about keywords. In the help it says not to use commas to separate keywords that's fine but how does the system now how to differentiate a phrase from an individual word eg "bird in long grass" does it see it as 4 separate keywords? Its just that I'm used to using commas to separate keywords and phrases and it doesn't quite feel right to only leave a space. Thanks
  12. I am trying to understand the translation process that will allow me to set my keywords in the IPTC Stationary pad and have them in the right format when I go into Alamy. I have them currenty as keyword, keyword1, keyword2 etc. When they come into Alamy I am finding that the commas seperating the keywords are missing. I am basically trying to get to the point where with Live_News I ftp from photomechanis or using filezilla and the keywords work straight away without editing. Any help appreciated.
  13. Can anyone advise me how many keywords to use as i have added a few keywords, but the don't appear to be reconised as alamy are asking me to add keywords before the images can be made ready for sale...confusing.
  14. Having just had my first batch of shots pass QC I set about separating the key words between essential/ less essential - but soon discovered that I'm unable for some reason to cut and paste relevant words from the collection of keywords uploaded with each image. Without the C&P facility separating and correctly allocating the key words will be a laborious chore, so can anyone out there tell me if I'm omitting to do so something really obvious? As far as I can see the only means of cutting and pasting is via the Safari Edit menu, which, as I say won't allow me to actually paste any of the
  15. If you submit photos with English keywords how does someone (who doesn't know English language) in, for example Asia, search for images? Are the keywords that you enter translated into other languages for sales in other countries? If not, can you enter your own keywords in a 2nd language? Thanks.
  16. I'm new to Alamy. So any help with this would be much appreciated. I uploaded a bunch of images onto my account. When I went to My Alamy to Manage My Images, I noticed that the keywords associated with each image were imported under "Comprehensive Keywords" but each word was separated by a space instead of comma. Do I have to insert a comma for the keywords and then move them into "Essential" and "Key"? Also, what's the difference between "Comprehensive" and "Key" ? Thanks in advance.
  17. Hello, Yesterday I key worded 5 image so that they would be on the site today. But when i went to look for them in "manage my images" it said no images ready. But there were 5 image left in the "ready" section and none on alamy. Is this just slow site upload? or is it a glitch? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Jacob Y.
  18. Hi Folks, I came from another agency where they have a tool might be interesting to have here. When you are editing description, keywords, etc, you may copy them from another image of yours you have already edited. I understand we have a batch editing tool which is very helpful by the way, but the possibility to copy those atributes from another image make it quite easy, you could even copy them to a batch of images. So, I will leave the sugestion if you guys think its interesting. It made my life much easier in the other agency. And I have more than 13.000 images there so you can imagin
  19. Hi, I'm very new to Alamy but I do upload to other agencies as well so I'm a bit experienced on how micro stocks work. I use Lightroom CC on a 5k Retina iMac where I input in my keywords. Alamy doesn't seem to pick those up. When I try to add keywords on the Alamy website by copying and pasting them from a Pages document, the site won't let me copy and paste. Do I have to manually type in the keywords for every photograph?
  20. Out of curiosity I went back through all the Alamy search engine result anomalies reported in this thread and find that all of them seem to be fixed. Search terms Previously reported result Latest Result walking dog park 5,963 6,767 walking dog park UK 59 1,538 walking park dog UK 1,405
  21. Hi over the last few weeks I had several search results in All of Alamy which I don't understand. 1. F59CMG. This picture showed up in a search for "make a bird house", although the word make is neither in the keywords nor caption. 2. Two searches, one for "liguria sea", the other for "Liguria sea". Same day, 100 views (i.e., one page) each. On the two searches, different images of mine showed up. Are keywords case-sensitive after all? 3. A picture of mine showed up in a search for "erdnussöl", which is German for peanut oil. I only used English keywords. Is there a
  22. Hi! I'd like to suggest this little big improvement in the keyword management section, though maybe I'm not new in asking this: it would be great if keywords where just one section, not split over three parts. That would save A LOT of time, and the process of managing images would be less tedious. Thanks Alamy staff for your care, L.S.
  23. When I started with Alamy I was new to stock photography and foolishly uploaded and added captions, locations, tags and other attributes in Manage Images for many of my images. Is there anyway to download a spreadsheet with all this information so I can more easily add them back to my images in Lightroom?
  24. When I keyword in LR5 and upload them and go to manage them, I find all my keywords are gone. Am I missing something, or doing something wrong? I upload to the Live News feed, and they show there. Thanks for the help.
  25. Hi everyone, I need a little help to make my photos more visible to buyers and would really appreciate an honest critique of my uploaded photos and keywords if you are willing to spare the time. I joined in 2009 and only have 133 photos for sale, a paltry number I know, so uploading regularly is my first way to improve visibility. I have sold three photos ( not a lot I know ) whilst having only 66 photos on the site, so I feel I can produce salable work. I tend to photograph in my local area of Salisbury and the New Forest, UK. Weymouth, the Jurassic coast and Southampton are also potentia
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