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  1. Hello, everyone. Really enjoying this forum so far. I am brand-new, and haven't found an answer for this yet in my forum or Alamy instruction search so far. I was in the process of putting my first image on sale, and trying to figure out the best method for choosing which excess Lightroom tags I wanted to delete. I deleted a few, and wasn't seeing any changes to the number of tags. I then counted the tags, and realized that although the screen was saying there were 50/50 tags, there were actually a lot more showing. (Before I counted, I had assumed Alamy had already deleted excess tags on import, and I was figuring I was going to have to put some important ones back in.) Then I saw a note that said changes wouldn't be recorded until you hit Save. So I went ahead and hit it because I thought you had to do that to refresh the page with tag deletions. But lo and behold, evidently hitting that button puts your image up for sale! So evidently it's gone into the process for sale with way more than 50 tags? Does this mean the system will automatically delete excess tags? Alphabetically? I'm curious why the system wouldn't tell you you had too many tags before putting the image into the sales queue. Thanks for any help anyone can give me! I hadn't designated any supertags or filled out the optional information either, so now I'll have to do that after the fact. It also defaulted to royalty-free, which I quickly changed. This is the second issue I've had so far with something Alamy could probably use a "Confirm" dialog box for before automatically launching a significant process. Edit: I've since figured out that the image goes on sale as soon as you meet the minimum mandatory info requirements. I've edited the listing to delete excess keywords, but I still have my question about what would happen if I hadn't.
  2. Hi, I add my own tags to the EXIF data of photos on my PC to help me sort them (before upload to Alamy). I accidentally left a person's name as a tag on a photo I uploaded to Alamy. I do not want anyone to be able to see that name. Do Alamy strip this EXIF tag data out, or will I need to delete the photo from Alamy and re-upload without the tag? Thanks
  3. 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!
  4. Keyword advice

    I've just started contributing to Alamy. I'm having difficulty working out how to get lots of keywords on my images. I believe that you should have quite a few - at least more than the minimum 5 but I'm struggling to find them. The Alamy documentation does not give any specific advice here. For example. I have an image of the Spasskaya Tower of the Kazan Kremlin in Russia - in the Republic of Tatarstan. So - I've used all those as keywords. But - what then? Should I be putting things like "White tower", "Russian Heritage"? I'm not really sure once I get beyond the obvious basic ones. Many thanks for any tips
  5. 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
  6. Black and White

    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?
  7. Best examples of tags and captions

    There has been a tremendous amount of discussion recently on tags and captions. Many people have subscribed to the idea of going back over their images to revisit them some with apparent success. A lot of us struggle with tags and captions so I was wondering is anyone was prepared to give examples of what they consider to be high quality tags and captions. Of course these do not have to be your images but can be from someone else.
  8. Accurate phrases as tags

    Are accurate phrases more affective than a list of single/double words as tags. Eg Robin singing on a branch in winter or perched robin, or combination of both, which ends up as a long list of tags. Cheers Andy
  9. As mentioned in the title; What to chose, Poor Discoverablity vs Good CTR...
  10. Deleting TAGS

    Can we please have the ability to delete ALL tags from an image, deleting them one by one is a tedious and unnecessary task. To make sure you cannot delete all tags from all images, you would only have the ability to delete from individual images.
  11. 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.
  12. I am trying to annotate and tag my first images on Alamy. I am new to this particular process so I have created a couple of screen shots to help explain my question. 1 - First is a picture of Olmsted Point, Yosemite NP 2 - Second are the Mandatory fields completed 3 - Lastly are the optional fields completed Here is the web link to a temporary page on my website: http://jbrish.com/temp-3/ My discoverability is stil in the orange and not optimal (as far as I can tell) yet I don't really understand what more I could add to improve the listing. What would you suggest should be added? Thank you for your time and consideration. I am still learning the system and appreciate all help.
  13. super tags & tagging

    I am new to Alamy although not to stock sites overall. I read somewhere that when super tags were introduced, they had a negative effect on some of the listings and that the algorithm needed to be tweaked. I am somewhat reluctant to declare super tags, but I am also concerned that this will affect the discoverability of my images. What advice/experiences have contributors had. Thank you for your time and consideration. Regards, J. Ross
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. Tag count

    Here's a thought... Occasionly an image is worthy of many tags. In that situation it's easy to exceed the required amount of 50 if say Photoshop Bridge is used. It's not a problem until one discovers a critical tag has inadvertantly been left out. However, before adding that new tag, the number of tags needs to be reduced to 49. So, we just have to blindly delete the less-important tags until that number of tags is reached. It would be helpful if above the tag listing, the number of tags are shown. Currently in the situation outlined above, it merely shows 50/50. If it could be reconfigured to show the actual number of tags eg 55/50 - and better still - reduce accordingly it would very helpful. Thanks George
  18. Being awake since 4 a.m., who knows if my brain is working right. First day on Prednisone is a b***ch. I’m excited to see measures working. Looking at my new zooms, I see I have two that start with A, one B, and a D. Folks, these are old images that I just finished reworking tags and captions on 7-10 days ago. It’s not that none of my long-in-tooth images never get zoomed, they do. But I don’t think I’ve ever had 4 oldies zoomed this close together. (Too many negatives, there? ) Maybe it’s a one-off, won’t happen again. Maybe it’s my jittery brain making too much of it. This cuppa coffee oughta help. Meanwhile, I think I’ll keep plugging away at those oldies. Betty
  19. Concept tags

    Good afternoon all When tagging an image, what balance do we split between descriptive terms and others like "teamwork"....competitive, stability..etc. does it increase zooms or sales...or seem a waste of allowance of tags we have. I look forward to replies because concept tags have not been high up my list of priorities...maybe I have been wrong on this for a while. Thanks Best regards Sparks
  20. Hi having passed the first hurdle of getting images passed QC now seem to be falling fowl of discoverability! I have followed rules and added all relevant tags description location etc but still none of my images have moved from undiscoverable!!! Is this something I need to worry about! Zero sales so far!!! :-(
  21. Review of portfolio so far

    Hey everyone! I've been with Alamy for almost two months and have learnt a fair bit so far. Would like your feedback on my images so far and room for improvement. Cheers Hai
  22. When preparing images for upload I develop RAW files in LR5.7 and finish them as TIFFs in PS CS2. I prefer to add tags at this stage, rather than when the image has passed QC. I keep a spreadsheet with details of every image with caption, tags etc. In the spreadsheet I separate the tags using commas, and multi-word tags with Quotation marks and commas. When I copy and paste the tags into the "keywords" box in PS CS2, all is well until I "OK" the file properties box to close it. Then PS CS2 instantly removes my quotation marks, and turns the commas to semi colons. The semi-colons seem to work like commas as tag separators so single word tags are OK. Tags with more than one word lose their quotation marks become single tags and have to be corrected later. I am at loss to know why PS CS2 does this, especially as, immediately below the "keywords box" is the text "commas can be used to separate keywords"! Can anyone help please?
  23. Live news. Confused?

    Hi all, I have tried my hand at Live News. My images have been processed and is now appearing in AIM with not for sale. My questions is from here do I have to update all the keywords, captions and RF/RM in AIM? I can't see the Headline and Caption which I added to metadata in Lightroom? Many Thanks Hai
  24. 2 months without sales

    Hi everybody, my Alamy experience started badly with me having only 4 major sales in over one year and now 2 months from the last sale occurred in late May. It's my fault since i've uploaded in the beginning a lot of similars and may be bad keywordered files with the "cream" of having not properly post processed all my images. Most of you all veterans advised me about these things but it seems i'm a bad student My CTR is low but my views are up (few zooms actually) so it seems topics i covered are requested by customers and my CTR is not so bad. What do you suggest me at this point? 1) Delete badly post processed or similar files 2) Improve keywording BEFORE adding new files 3) Add new files caring more about the above points 4) Play with pseudos 5) Start a new account and add new files there I know 2) and 3) i should do by the way but it would be enough without doing 1) , 4) or the worst option 5) ? Thanks
  25. What are super tags?

    What are "super tags" and how can I add them to my photos? Rich