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  1. I've been with Alamy since 2002 and started on film - 35mm neg and scanned (good scanner). Photoshop and my editing skills have improved since then and I would like to re-submit some old images. However, will they pass QC? Original sizes were about 65 mb and I've looked at them at about 35 mb, but I'm doubtful. Will what passed QC then pass QC now? Has anybody got experience of this situation? PS - Despite the description of me as a forum newbie. I'm not. Just haven't posted in a long time. Jeff ? You still here?
  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. Yet another great find http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-43782267
  4. Hello Gang. I am soon to be in possession of a Yashica Mat 124g . I want to shoot in colour, but I am not sure which film to buy. I'm a beginner, so will be having it processed in a lab - I'm in London, is there a decent place to take my film to be developed? Many thanks - cant wait to get started. DJ
  5. 20% of my port is black and white film scanned images. The issue i'm facing is false positives, i.e. the query "iphone X black" returns to buyers a "black" and white picture i made recently of a "white" iPhone X giving buyers about 15 images of mine they don't want. This is just an example, other images have been affected either by the word "black" or "white" ("africa black" has been used by buyers looking for africa black people while i was referring to africa black and white film picture). Sometimes this issue applies also for "obsolete" or "nostalgic" words; actually i use these tags to define the film technology not the image content itself (which could be a new Iphone X taken on b/w and then scanned). How to avoid this issue?
  6. I have a Epson V700 scanner with which I used to scan 6x6 transparencies and 6x6 BW negatives ten years or so ago (using XP windows). I haven’t touched the scanner for now maybe good 6-7ish years. I am now thinking about shooting films again occasionally for pure pleasure. (Everybody deserves some pleasures in life, doesn’t he? ) Of course I will continue to shoot digital for stock. I would like to ask a few questions to seasoned scanner users as follows. (Now I use a iMac Sierra (10.12)) This morning I downloaded Epson’s latest software/driver for V700. The interface doesn’t seem to be evolved at all and it looks the same and rather dated. Does the current ‘Digital ICE Technology’ work better than say 5-6 years ago? I was not very successful with this feature before, but I am wondering it has been improved over the intervening years. Is SilverFast far superior to Epson’ own software? If so, SilverFast SE 8 will suffice? Or SiverFast SE Plus is required? Is SilverFast’s iSRD better at getting rid of dusts than Digital ICE ? What used to get me down with scanning was dust removal. Replies and any tips and advices will be very much appreciated. Sung
  7. 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.
  8. I've uploaded some photos that were scanned from medium-format transparency film, and, given that they were old images and I was uncertain how scanned film would work with QC, I bypassed it by using the "Archival Upload" option. Later on, after reading some threads here, I uploaded some images from the same camera/film/scanner as regular stock images and they passed QC. Of course, the ones designated as Archival include the proviso, "This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage." Member Services has advised me that designations cannot be changed, so I would need to delete the images and re-upload them as stock. My question is whether you think the caveat about imperfections would limit sales potential, so deletion and re-uploading would be worth it. Thanks for any input, Don P.S., E9EC8A E9EC7N E9ETJ7 F7DY40 F7DY4A edit: typo
  9. I still love shooting with film. I've seen a few threads (very helpful) about cleaning up old archive slides and having submitted them a year or two ago, but I'm curious if anyone is still shooting and uploading film? Does grain matter and is it acceptable (Ilford HP5 or TRI X)? My local "Pro" camera store still offers the service of development (even push/pull processing) and flat bed scanning to 48mb TIFF files.
  10. 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?
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