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  1. I have inherited some old b&w prints taken in World War 2 and the 1950s that might be of historical interest. Does Alamy accept scans of this type of photo, and would they need to be resampled in a photo editor to bring them up to a certain file size and resolution?
  2. Hi everyone, can anybody tell me if Alamy is still accepting film, i have a stack of slides and was wondering if it's still the go! Many thanks for your replies, Paul.
  3. I have some scans of old photos some of which I believe may be saleable. I am just a little worried however about them being rejected by QC because obviously the quality is not up to the standard of today's digital photos. Does anyone have any experience of loading these type of photos? I would be grateful for any pointers on what is acceptable QC wise and what is not. e.g. Some scans have creases and scratches which I can doctor using PS but how far do I have to go? Thanks in advance Kevin
  4. Hi First post from a long time lurker. When I upload jpg files from negative/transparency scans I find that the uploading process takes much longer than native digital files - even when they are approximately the same compressed size. Is there any reason for this and can I do anything to remedy it? Thanks.
  5. I am new to Alamy and sent the requsit 4 submissions for initial QC. They are all Tango drum scans of 4x5 (5x4) film which have been used for fine art prints as large as 40x50 inch. Nobody ever complained about sharpness. All files are 200+ MB Tiff before JPEG conversion. They are 9000x7200 pixels which is about 8 times the output from a DSLR. All were rejected as "Soft or lacking definition". When scaled down to 3600x2880 pixel which is about a 30 MB file they are tack sharp. If QC looks at everything with 100% zoom it is like looking at a transparency with a 30x microscope instead of a 4x loupe. Under those conditions everything looks grainy and fuzzy. Has anybody had the same experience? Is it a matter of giving too much information? If so, changing my workflow to down-res everything to 3600 pixel max. dimension should hopefully fix the problem. Thanks, Tom
  6. Here it is 2013 and these may sound like a crazy questions: 1) Like many photographers in my age bracket I've got many thousands of slides sitting around. Some would seem of value - in some cases only historical. You know like photos of Silicon Valley in the 1980's or countries that are no more (GDR, CSFR etc.) In the past I've submitted successfully a handful of film scans to Alamy. But as best as I recall they were all medium or large format transparencies that were drum scanned. Large and medium format drum scans still outperform digital cameras I think, but not so with 35mm. I no longer have access to a drum scanner. Anybody have any luck with bulk slide scanning? I don't want to waste too much time or money if they won't make it through QC. There are some services that will scan shoe boxes of slides for cheap LINK- I think they get sent off to India and scanned in Nikon scanner (?) But I don't think my slides from the late 1980's through the 1990's might not work as they often were grainy, nor were the lenses they as sharp as my present digital kit. If anybody here has recently submitted slide scans, did they make it through QC? Would they have made it if they were original digital files? 2) I on rare occasion still shoot large format black and white film. I process and print myself, and for that I assume I could get a good scan from a print. Does anybody else out there still submit monochrome analog images? Do they sell? Could a photobuyer find them in the Instagram age of faux keywording with terms like Polaroid, cross processed, Lomo, Velvia etc used to describe digital images?
  7. I've posted a number of images from my own commercial Web site (fromoldbooks.org, hope it's OK to mention it) and a lot of them are woodcuts, often with people in them. The people are usually generic, e.g. to give a sense of scale in an engraving of a building, or two Victorian gentlemen comforting a forlorn-looking boy at a funeral (to illustrate a story, fiction). I have done extensive research to make sure the pictures are not encumbered in any way. If I say there are 3 people in th funeral engraving then I have to upload a model release in order to sell the imate as royalty-free. if I say there are zero people (which is what I have done so far) I fear people won't find the picture. Should I upload a "release" that simply says no release is needed?
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