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20 minutes ago, Alamy said:

 

We'll certainly look at that as an option for a future update, thanks.

 

Yes, a Select All would be very welcome. I get that this feature might typically be for tight edits - nonetheless, I have 500 in  a special project spread over 5 pages.

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12 minutes ago, Richard Baker said:

I've cleared my issue with the Header image not saving properly. I chose another image and that worked ok, then reverted to my original favourite and that now works too. Probably a browser cache problem.

 

- thanks, this worked :)

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47 minutes ago, Alamy said:

 

If enough users request this we can look at it but as it stands this current design with a profile picture will remain. You can have a blank picture there if you so choose though.

 

Thanks

 

I think it would be a good idea to make the profile picture optional - and/or, make it so we can position it left or right or central.   Central seems the worst option since it gets in the way of the main image that you want people to see.

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1 hour ago, Phil Crean said:

Can't get a header image to load.... Choose one and just get 3 loading dots for ages

 

Anyone else experiencing this?

 

Phil

I tried doing it on an ipad. No joy. A laptop was fine.

 

It looks great.  Takes time to create collections though. It would be much easier if you could do it based on a search term, rather than trawling through a 10,000 image portfolio!

https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/sallyanderson

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1 hour ago, Thomas Kyhn said:

Would be possible to make the round profile image optional?

IMO your forum avatar is quite decent.

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58 minutes ago, Alamy said:

If enough users request this we can look at it but as it stands this current design with a profile picture will remain. You can have a blank picture there if you so choose though.

 

I hope so. I don't think people looking at portfolios are necessarily so interested in what the photographers look like. And a blank photo, or some other non-portrait, makes it look a little like you're hiding yourself.

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9 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

IMO your forum avatar is quite decent.

 

Thanks. I was just thinking that perhaps it's not so relevant to people looking at my portfolio.

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20 minutes ago, Gorilla Dave said:

I think it would be a good idea to make the profile picture optional - and/or, make it so we can position it left or right or central.   Central seems the worst option since it gets in the way of the main image that you want people to see.

 

Good point.

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One problem I have noticed is that if you zoom an image ( say on the 7th page of your portfolio ), when you go back it always returns to the 1st page. This could become frustrating for anyone browsing your portfolio.

 

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This is a nonsense! Nothing more than a titillation for the masses of rare contributors to Alamy. It is also IMO a device to cover up dwindling fees and say "look what we're doing for our contributors". 

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14 minutes ago, Thomas Kyhn said:

 

I hope so. I don't think people looking at portfolios are necessarily so interested in what the photographers look like. And a blank photo, or some other non-portrait, makes it look a little like you're hiding yourself.

I have just used my logo - the same as is my avatar on here.  Brand recognition and all that.

(she says rolling around the floor in hysterics at the very idea she could ever be or have a brand)

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18 minutes ago, Thomas Kyhn said:

 

Good point.

 

39 minutes ago, Gorilla Dave said:

 

I think it would be a good idea to make the profile picture optional - and/or, make it so we can position it left or right or central.   Central seems the worst option since it gets in the way of the main image that you want people to see.

 

Just a hunch but Alamy might not be able to offer a lot of design customization - at least not yet. They might be happy to get it off the ground and tweak as appropriate.

 

 

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I'm stuck at the three dots in Safari too when trying to change the header image. No trouble in Firefox – but I wanted to see if the greenish tint that's added to the image has anything to do with the browser.

 

Addition: The greenish tint appears to be caused by Firefox. After changing the header image using Vivaldi, the tint is gone.

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I wonder if photo-buyers coming to Alamy will be able to access these portfolios, or if they are just for our personal use (i.e. sharing, etc.).

 

 

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8 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

I wonder if photo-buyers coming to Alamy will be able to access these portfolios, or if they are just for our personal use (i.e. sharing, etc.).

 

 

Ive already tweeted my portfolio to hundreds of people!!! Can only be a good thing unless you don't understand how powerful this can be

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Am I missing something, or do you have to search through your entire collection page-by-page in order to select a header image? The search function doesn't seem to work for finding an image to use as a header.

 

 

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Just now, John Mitchell said:

Am I missing something, or do you have to search through your entire collection page-by-page in order to select a header image? The search function doesn't seem to work for selecting an image to use as a header.

 

 

Use a keyword?

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Just now, LawrensonPhoto said:

Use a keyword?

 

Doesn't work. I'm on Firefox. Don't know if that makes a difference.

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Just now, John Mitchell said:

 

Doesn't work. I'm on Firefox. Don't know if that makes a difference.

I've had problems with firefox so switched to chrome for now

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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

Am I missing something, or do you have to search through your entire collection page-by-page in order to select a header image? The search function doesn't seem to work for finding an image to use as a header.

 

 

 

I wanted a picture of a Swallowtail butterfly taken in 2015 for my header image, but i wasn't prepared to wade through 15-20 pages to find it, so used a more recent image on page 1. I even found the Alamy image ref hoping I could just scroll directly to that image, but you can't.

 

John.

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1 minute ago, Stokie said:

 

I wanted a picture of a Swallowtail butterfly taken in 2015 for my header image, but i wasn't prepared to wade through 15-20 pages to find it, so used a more recent image on page 1. I even found the Alamy image ref hoping I could just scroll directly to that image, but you can't.

 

John.

 

So the search function doesn't work for you either? Were you using Firefox or another browser?

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Just now, John Mitchell said:

 

So the search function doesn't work for you either? Were you using Firefox or another browser?

 

I'm using Edge on Windows 10.

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8 minutes ago, Stokie said:

 

I'm using Edge on Windows 10.

 

Not familiar with Edge. With Firefox (latest version) , the search function doesn't work for creating galleries either. Unless I'm doing something wrong...

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