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Hi all. I just got approved as a new alamy member. I got back into photography over the past year (for obvious reasons) after years of not doing much, and I've been contributing on microstock sites for a few months now. I mainly take pictures of nature and wildlife: birds, insects, small mammals (because I haven't spotted any large ones), flowers, trees, landscapes, changing seasons. A bit of macro stuff too. I have a question straight away... My trial submission was approved, and I dealt with all the keywording, captions, details etc, and it says next to those photos that they are now 'on sale'. However, my dashboard and my profile page still say I have no images online. Does this just take a while to go through, or do I need to do something extra? Anna
I'm a new member of the contributor community, and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with all of you. Prior to submitting my first images, and to that end, I have read the instructions entitled "Failed Image Reasons." Doing so has raised some questions in my mind, which are as follows (referencing the Failed Image Reasons sections by name):Poor Exposure - In general, I can understand the requirement for having the black and white points "pinned" at 0 and 255, but wonder if this is a bit restrictive when it comes to artistic expression. I think specifically of cases where a dark, somber mood (or its opposite) is the desired effect, in which case such requirements would be detrimental. I would hope such requirements are flexible in such instances. Your thoughts?Number of Images - The instructions mention "test submissions," but nowhere else, at least not that I can remember. I probably missed something in the process of studying the site's online enrollment documentation. Please help me by filling in this gap in my knowledge or directing me to the appropriate place(s) on the site.Orientation - What exactly is meant by "Make sure your image is the right way up," and does this apply to every and all submissions?Size - I assume (since I don't deal with these subjects often enough) that by "Uncompressed (opened) file size," they mean a file's pixel dimensions multiplied together, not the number that is displayed in the "Size" column by the file manager, correct? If so, then sadly, there are a few of my prized images that fall just a hair under the 17MB limit... 😞 Unsuitable Material - I'm insanely curious as to the definition of the word "glamour" as applied in this context. Certainly, pornography and infringement of rights are quite clear and are to be absolutely avoided, but "glamour?" What exactly is the concern here?No metadata - This one has me scratching my head. The aforementioned question regarding "test submissions" not withstanding, this item is confusing, even self-contradictory to me. Help!Thanks in advance for your patience in consideration of and assistance with these questions. I hope to hear from you soon, and to begin uploading images to Alamy in the near future!
Hello Alamy Friends, I'm a new member. My initial 3 test images have just been accepted (according to an email received 36 hrs ago). The email invites me to annotate them in the image manager. However, they still appear to be in QC and I can neither annotate them nor send any further images. Am I missing something or is this delay normal? Any advice gratefully received. Thank you. Peter Lawson
Hi all, I am a newbie from Cardiff and have recently started uploading images to Alamy after a friend recommended it. I am interested in landscape and outdoor photography. I will make sure to read the forums for any possible Q&A that I might have!!!