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  1. 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.
  2. Just trying to get back in the Alamy game with my new found passion for lakes and wondering whether Instagram hashtag generators might be useful for Alamy? Sites like metatags where you type in a word or a picture and it gives you all the associated hashtags in order of popularity? There’s a few of them, and they are useful for Instagram but would they translate to Alamy? Is there a better site for choosing Alamy keywords? TIA!
  3. Hello, I am a newly starting out and i was hoping from advice from more seasoned users of this site. Is there a suggested most effective way to use tags or keywords on photos? Captions? Or other suggestions that are basics that perhaps I should consider? Any easy mistakes I should avoid making? I would appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance. -Jessica
  4. Is the any way of changing the name of an existing tag?
  5. Does it matter whether tags are upper or lower case? If a buyer searches on for example "Cake" with uppercase first letter, will results for "cake" in all lowercase show up? I ask because I was entering tags and saw that I had the same tag in twice, one with first initial uppercase, one with it all lower, and it accepted both of them. So I wonder if there is a difference. Thank you.
  6. So all of my photos are currently on sale, but most of them have low discoverability. I've been trying to tag them with anything and everything that is (or could be) relevant to what's captured or represented in the image and then I run out of ideas. Are there any sources you all have to find ideas for tags that fit your content but that you wouldn't have otherwise thought of? I've tried searching for images similar to mine on Flickr and looking at the tags they've used but most of my finds are duds.
  7. Hi, I have some questions about tags please. 1. When editing in image manager, is it important the order the tags are in? ie should the most important tags be at the top? 2. How do you reorder tags? When I try to drag and drop a tag it combines the tag I am trying to move with the tag in the position I am moving it to. I can't seem to be able to drop it in between tags. I am using the Chrome browser. Thanks Paul
  8. Good morning everyone. A quick question which I'm sure must have been asked before but which I can't seem to find an answer to in the forums. If you have a handful of images tagged with the exact same keywords, in what order do they come up in a customer search? Does the most recently uploaded, for example, appear first? Or is it the earliest uploaded etc? I was informed by contributor relations that the most recently uploaded would appear first but that doesn't seem to be my experience. Any help appreciated, Gary.
  9. Hi I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere. I have a number of files that aren't matching between Lightroom and Alamy through Lightroom bridge. I can see the cause but not the solution. The files in question have all failed QC and then been resubmitted and passed. With both submissions my file name remained the same however Alamy allocated a different reference for them both. Alamy Bridge is matching with the failed version and subsequently is not bringing across any data and tags etc and marking them as not on sale. I have read the manual and tried many combinations of options in the export function but cant seem to find a way to force Lightroom bridge to match the file name with the passed Alamy reference and not the failed on. Has anyone come across this and any thoughts of the best solution? Many thanks
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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
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