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  1. Hi, I'm trying to upload images, but I cannot save images to their uncompressed state (above 17mb). I have JPEG files that are 6mb+ and when in Photoshop, they're about 45mb. But I cannot seem to save them as this uncompressed size? I have Adobe CS6 - I've seen posts about 'Save for Web' or 'legacy' but when I try this, the images only go upto 8MB. .tiff files are the correct size, but I can't upload them Please can I have some help, I'd love to upload images Cheers
  2. Good morning, dear forum members. Since my iPhone X supports RAW, I only use the Lightroom CC App to shoot and edit my pictures. The results after saving edited RAWS as JPEGs are incomparably better. 100% crop shows details I could never achieve by shooting JPEGs directly. Does anyone of you upload iPhone pictures to Alamy and if yes, is this a problem for QC? Full size: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tu98e6qn1ifyc0f/2.jpg Full size: https://www.dropbox.com/s/by12eotw0y95ebt/3.jpg Full size : https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cmrvfo9ah7sh0d/1.jpg Thank you and Kind Regards Orest
  3. What drones are acceptable to upload still images to Alamy. I have looked at the Alamy info re drones but it is a long time out of date its basically saying DSLR or DJI inspire but things have changed a lot since the alamy info was posted. Is anyone getting images from the DJI Mavic Pro and/or mavic pro 2, or Mavic Zoom Drones accepted by Alamy. I don't need replies re the law or qualifications to do this, just drone camera quality. I have searched alamy forum but can't find anything within the last two years on this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Paul
  4. I have image on Sthutterstock, Fotolia,Istock,Dreamstime,123Rf and Alamy. In all of them i have sells, but not in Alamy, why? What kinds of images could be sell on Alamy?
  5. I created a high quality DNG panoramic images from about 7 vertical Raw full frame images on a D750 with a 50 mm lens. The process took about an hour to make the panoramic (and frustratingly slowed down my whole pc, including internet during the time) When I zoom into the panoramic, which was really good, the detail was exceptional. I then exported to a Jpeg at my usual 11 megapixels with "resize to fit" and "don't enlarge" checked. When I zoom into the Jpeg the quality is quite fuzzy at over 100%, nowhere near the sharpness of the DNG render. As I am new to making LR panoramics, can anyone advise how to get the best quality export from a DNG file, hopefuly keeping the same sharpness quality ? Thanks.
  6. Just had my first QC failure since I don't know when. The offending image was taken with my new Panasonic GX80 micro 4/3 which was bought in an effort to save weight. Images from this camera have recently passed QC but this one being a landscape with the smaller than my usual aps-c sensor and with a base ISO of 200 rather than 100 may have caused the image to fall foul. Does anyone have QC experience with this camera, and any idea how long my sentence will be since I previously had a 3 star QC rating? Thanks Joe
  7. I would value some input on the shooting format my fellow contributors use. I currently shoot everything in RAW format with almost all camera with little or no in camera processing etc. This means I must must edit every image before submission etc and this makes for a very laborious and time consuming process. I have very recently been looking at samples of a friends portfolio shot with a quality Lumix compact camera in JPEG format and his results are very impressive indeed even without much post shoot processing. This holds good even for images printed on large canvasses and on display in his home. I would love to hear some responses and comments on the merits and demerits of JPEG shooting for stock photography purposes. Any constructive criticism or advice will be gratefully received. Thanks
  8. Hi is anyone still using sony RX100 mk 1 in 2017? Does is still pass the QA with Alamy? I am interested in both extremes, the wide end at aperture wide open, and long end with apperture wide open. I am considering a purchase. Thank you.
  9. When I saw this, I couldn't help but ask the question - why do we worry? No doubt this image was uploaded through the "archive" route as part of a gigantic upload (just look at the total number of images for this contributor) but still, it is disheartening to see this kind of material slipping through. Image ref = KCT8F1
  10. I recently downgraded (or maybe that's the wrong word) from my 5D2 to a 6d and also picked up an RX100mk3 for a walkabout pocket camera, but have hit a problem with transfering files to my tablet for live news from the little gem. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet which I was going to start using for live news uploads, BUT, I can only transfer smaller size files from the camera. I choose the original file size in the play memories software on the tablet and it does say it depends on the camera model. So, am I missing a trick? The camera is very handy in other ways and I think it will get lots of use for stock, but I really would like the full size files on my tablet. All suggestions and tips welcome, thanks.
  11. Hi there folks, So I recently joined Alamy and was raring to get some photos up, I had looked through the guides and FAQ and was pretty sure my photos would be good enough to go up on the site. I made my first submission of my three best images and eagerly awaited an e-mail, none came. I seen on the site that QC were away on holidays so there might be a backlog, okay I said and waited. No email still so I signed into Alamy and discover my images were rejected but I got no email either way as I was supposed to which annoyed me. The first image failed as it was soft or lacking definition I am only an amateur so I don't really understand exactly what they mean and thought okay maybe try something better, anyway underneath it stated the camera was unsuitable and that's what grinds my gears, its a Olympus VG120 14 megapixels I done some research and with it having a 1/2.3'' sensor and being 14 megapixels I thought it was adequate. So i find myself asking what to do am I just wasting my time because my camera will never be ''good'' enough and therefore should close my account? Any opinions or help welcome, I don't mean it if my tone sounds off in this post I am just a little bit disheartened by it all was really getting a buzz because I honestly thought all was good and I bothered to do some research its just a bit overwhelming for an amateur with all the technicalities. I would add the image in question to my post only I don't know how. Thanks Larry
  12. Hello there! I'm a new photographer from the Netherlands. I've got a question about the QC. What is meant by "JPEG over 17 MB"? Does it mean I need to uncompress my photos before I upload them, or does it mean the maximum file size is at 17 MB? If I do have to uncompress my photos, are there any services that let you do that for free?
  13. This is weird. I previously uploaded photos taken with my iPhone 4s, after upload they still were sharp and clear to see. Now I am uploading with shots taken from an iPhone 6s. After uploading the photos are appearing quite fuzzy. What would cause this? Thank you
  14. When Stockimo launched there was a big deal made about the images submitted having to have originated from an iPhone- how come there are now many images clearly NOT originating from an iPhone appearing on Stockimo? Did the rules change along the line to any image "submitted via" an iPhone rather than taken on one?
  15. Hi Guys, I love this forum and Your professionalism so I'd like to ask You about converting Raw files in Raw File Converter by SILKYPIX because I'd just swaped my C50d and 50-200+Sigma 18-35 lenses to brand new Fuji x100T and be grateful to help me to convert Raw files properly and pass QC. You wonder why and what was the reason I did it..so..beacause of mirrorless body/small dimensions and art films filters. Maybe it was a bad decision but my intuition tell me..You know;-) Any tutorial welcome.. cheers, Artur
  16. I have contributed to Alamy almost 10 years now and have well over 15,000 images online. I average a minimum of several image license sales every week of the year. I have been shooting professionally for over 30 years, using digital capture and Adobe Photoshop for almost 15 years, and have never had a digital image rejected for quality reasons by any other stock agent, including Getty, except by Alamy. In recent months I have experienced what I perceive to be inconsistencies in the Quality Control measures. After going years without a QC Failure, I have had two batches of images fail in recent months. The images were captured with a Canon EOS 1DX and Leica M9-P. In both cases I made (from the original files that Failed QC) beautiful 16x20” prints and sent them in to Alamy for further consideration. In both cases Alamy QC said the images were not up to their standards. I completely disagreed with their assessment, but to no avail. I am seriously considering pulling my images from Alamy. The amount of time spent properly preparing & submitting images against the increasingly low fees is not providing a very good return on investment. I am wondering if anyone else is having similar, inconsistent, problems with the quality-control group? Mark Weidman _______________________________ H. Mark Weidman Photography 24 Trailside Circle Salida, CO 81201-7011 USA Studio: 719-207-4713 Mobile: 719-221-5585 email: mark@weidmanphoto.com web: http://www.weidmanphoto.com/
  17. Hey everyone, I'm new to Alamy and have about 45 images available for sale as of today. I joined alamy about 4 weeks ago but have not had any zooms much less sales. Most of my photos are related to travel. I'm stuck in a rut and need some advice from the vets here at Alamy. Any advice on quality of photos, marketability, etc. are greatly appreciated. Stock photography by Kelley Stanley at Alamy Thanks! Kelley Stanley
  18. In 2006, when Alamy insisted on upscaling DSLR images when were then (almost) all below 17 megapixels up to 17 megapixel size, I filed a 2004 shot taken on a camera which was permitted then but now is not - Sigma SD9 or 10. I had a good number of sales and the 5000 pixel+ images looked just a touch softer than 6 megapixel DSLR shots on Bayer sensors treated the same way. Yesterday I made a $400 travel brochure cover sale from one of these and decided to look at the image, as I was curious to see if I remembered the origin of it correctly - and I had considered, last year, trying to locate the shoots on this and several other early 2002-2004 camera choices. My standards today are so high I expect to see pin-sharp detail at pixel level. Boy, was/is this image different. I know it will reproduce perfectly well on an A4 cover, as repro and print are my business in effect and I'm aware of the potential for quite soft large files to look perfect when correctly handled. But I am a little worried about what the client may think if Alamy provides the full size file from these early images - pretty much all my output from 2002 to mid 2006 being sub-10 megapixel. Then again I do not want to remove images when sales like this, $400 ten years after the (visible to the client) capture date, can still happen. Weighing the risks - of refund, versus of no sale at all?
  19. hi, please look at my failed image here: http://www.buyimage.co.uk/x/x.jpg 650d 24-105 L lens no manipulation output through lightroom reason for failure : interpolation artifacts do you agree there is a problem or not? I certainly don't and haven't a clue why this and several others have been failed! thx for your help
  20. Alamy recommends saving images in Photoshop at a quality level of 10 (where the maximum level is 12). I realised with most images I don't need Photoshop any more because most processing can be done in Lightroom. When saving the jpg file from Lightroom, however, the quality parameters available are different. No chance to set jpg level 10. My question: Am I correct to assume that a quality setting of 80% (and not limiting file size) when exporting from Lightroom will result in a quality level comparable to saving with jpg level 10 in Photoshop? I suppose I'm not the only one going this route, so it may be a good idea if Alamy would include appropriate Lightroom export quality settings in their submission guidelines as well as Photoshop settings. Thanks for any input!
  21. Hi all. I have submitted first three pictures and have rejected by reason "Soft or lacking definition". Pictures was taken by recommended camera and lens. Picture was landscapes with big depth of field and exposition was normal as I can see by histogram. Could someone help me to understand if I need increase sharpen of photos with contrast always? Thanks Alexander.
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