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  1. A way to set "Anti-keywords"

    Hello all, Is there a way to indicate an "anti-keyword" for an image? That is to say, to set a search term that you have as a part of a keyword and you don't want your image to be find. For example: I have many photos of a place called "La Mola", and everytime some client searches the term "Mola mola" (which is in fact a scientific name of a fish), many of my images appear, penalizing its CTR. The solution for me would be that I could indicate in the AIM that those images don't get searched by "Mola mola", only by "Mola" or "La Mola". Maybe the "anti-keyword" should look like something like "NOT Mola mola". I'm not sure if something like that could be done. Thank you in advance and regards!
  2. Stuck for ideas

    Need some help with this one, any ideas as to how i should describe and keyword this image? This man describes himself as the chief engineer for the pier, every month at low tide he, and usually an apprentice go round clearing rubbish, nets, plastic, etc. tangled on the pillars and clear as much as they can before the tide comes in. TIA
  3. Choosing keywords.

    I have just spent a long time (yawn) selecting keywords for some new images and was wondering if there is an easier way to select them. I use the microstock keyword tool but cannot always find the required words or phrases! Was just wondering if there is a way to create a list to choose from, i.e. with a click!
  4. Keywording and CTR

    Hi all, Although I have been registered with Alamy since 2015, it is only this year that I have started taking it seriously and uploading in volume, and this is my first forum post (although I have been lurking for a while). As I understand it the CTR rating is key to how high up your images appear in searches (is that right?), so I have taken care to keyword properly. But no matter how relevant I make the keywords my images are appearing in searches that bear no relevance to the image. As an example a couple of days ago a user searched for ‘Washing Up’ and my images of a young child playing with pegs on a clothesline appeared in the search due to the fact that two of my keywords are ‘washing line’ and ‘close up’. I am wondering if there is any method to avoid the individual words in a keyword phrase being used in isolation – my average CTR is taking a pounding.
  5. I have started uploading to live news recently and placed some images on Christmas Day . I completed IPTC and keywords in Lightroom before submitting to the news feed. I got the usual QC approved message but today (Boxing Day ) when I uploaded more images to the stock feed, I noticed that the news feed images were marked “Not on sale” ....when I added key words in the AIM they want “onsale” .....did i do soemthing wrong in my news feed upload?
  6. Reset Button

    The reset button should be placed somewhere AWAY from the +/add symbol in the keyword box in the Mandatory info panel. It's too easy to get going along and hit that button rather than the small plus sign.
  7. Why oh why oh why does Alamy completely lose all my supertags from some of my recently uploaded and keyworded images ? I remember actually tagging them all recently and saving but now all gone. no wonder my sales have slumped. It's bad enough that we have to re-tag our older files uploaded but to find that recently tagged images have defaulted back to zero supertags is astonishing and very frustrating. Now I have to go through every image to check. It's absolutely ridiculous and needs addressing as soon as possible. Rant over.
  8. Hi I’ve read an article by an Alamy contributor who includes in tagging words such as “copy space left”, “copy space top”, “DPS” (double page spread). The idea is that makes it easier for picture editors to find what they need. This is the first I’ve heard of this approach. I’m not sure I’d want to attempt it - how do I know how my picture will be used? I’m not a picture editor. I think i’ll just stick to tagging for the picture subject. What do you think?
  9. Keyword agency

    I recently started sending my pictures to an agency in India for keywording,the agency I found (recommended on the Photoshelter site) is keywording for Alamy, Getty etc. Having received several batches back that they had worked on I found quite a few mistakes which made me check very single photo, spent a whole weekend going over one batch of about 50 pics correcting them. Hoping someone can recommend an agency that I can rely on to get it right.
  10. Sync keywords?

    When captioning and keywording, is there any way of syncing various photos. I know this is possible in Lightroom and Photo Mechanic, but I can't see a way in Alamy's native system. Maybe a workaround? Thanks.
  11. Is anyone else frustrated with the lack of development in Lightroom when it comes to keywording? LR has been out for ten years and there has been next to no development in the area of keywording in that time. I have written an open letter to Adobe outlining just ten things that would make a huge difference to us as professional or stock photographers - you can read it here: https://www.ians-studio.co.uk/2017/10/an-open-letter-to-adobe-lightroom-keywording-ten-years-of-neglect/ I'd love to get this open letter in front of the powers that be at Adobe - if you agree why not tweet or share in social media tagging adobe and lightroom. Thanks Ian.
  12. Keywords, Bridge and Lightroom

    I thought Adobe would improve this latest version of lightroom with a better keywording system, alas, no. So, I am going to start keywording in Bridge. Here's what I have so far Created several folders who what people where, etc within those folders a large amount of words If i click on an image and apply 4 or 5 keywords why do i get the folder names as well when I lightroom asks me to overwrite the data can show some images later if it helps
  13. Keywords/search result

    Could someone explain why this file (mine) showed on a search for Just Eat? I know it has Eat in the caption and keywords, but I can't see 'just' anywhere. TIA
  14. New dedicated language sites

    Has anyone else noticed this: Alamy promises four dedicated language sites – Spanish first Spanish Alamy site now up and running. Good news! Will this mean more direct sales in foreign climes?! Should we (where possible) be including European tags in our images to take account of this (i.e. not just names of things/places, but direct translations of keywords - could then justify using up the 50 tags and turn everything green!)? I have had a quick look at one or two of my images and the translation of the captions is reasonable, but not perfect. Is there anything we can do about this? Alamy?
  15. 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
  16. I have a wee Acer One 10 netbook running Windows 10. Does anyone know of any (preferably free) software that would enable me to caption and keyword images on it? Thanks in advance Linda xx
  17. 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
  18. Use of plurals in keywords

    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 natural for me when keywording to use the singular version. I am sure that most of the "old hands" will be aware of this but for me it is a lesson learned!
  19. Tag question in the new Image Manager

    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
  20. names as tags

    I would like to have the option to designate a keyword/tag as a name so that it would bypass the translation software.
  21. 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?
  22. 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 batch edit!!! Doh!!
  23. 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
  24. keywords and commas

    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
  25. Keywords

    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.