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As I write, I'm waiting for the AIM upload. Using an old Mac with old OS. I don't know why I go this route and not go ftp directly.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

Does anyone else wonder if this is anything to do with the need for money resulting in the commission change?

 

That's a very very long bow . . . especially after having seen threads of this nature periodically over the past decade or so.

 

DD

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22 minutes ago, dustydingo said:

 

That's a very very long bow . . . especially after having seen threads of this nature periodically over the past decade or so.

 

DD

Ah - I am a newbie, so not familiar with it happening before.  It was just a case of a month after a huge upheaval seemed a little coincidental

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 15:26, Starsphinx said:

Does anyone else wonder if this is anything to do with the need for money resulting in the commission change?  Is Alamys equipment reaching its limits and needing replacing or increasing?

Andy,

 

The above is uncalled for, if you had been on Alamy for more than ten years  I would not respond to your post.

We all spoke and Alamy did listen, I salute Alamy and James for that.  There is no need for "cheap shots."

 

P.S. I am seeing more licenses and for a bit better fees, still have a way to go but it is better.

 

Chuck

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7 minutes ago, Chuck Nacke said:

Andy,

 

The above is uncalled for, if you had been on Alamy for more than ten years  I would not respond to your post.

We all spoke and Alamy did listen, I salute Alamy and James for that.  There is no need for "cheap shots."

 

P.S. I am seeing more licenses and for a bit better fees, still have a way to go but it is better.

 

Chuck

My name is not Andy and my gender is female - and the above was not a cheap shot.  I can and will pull like a bloody shire horse to help out but, just like a shire horse I like to know in which direction I am supposed to be pulling, and have a driver who knows what they want to be done.

The videos contained vague references to tightening and needs in other departments - we all know how fast ordinary hardware gets overtaken the same thing can occur with big server hardware.  IF there was a link between slowing uploads and equipment being replaced contributors could actually try and be of assistance by, for instance, making sure their work patterns did not get too similar resulting in higher peak upload times.

As was observed and that which Alamy may not have heard is that they have on hell of an untapped resource in their contributors beyond the simple ability to upload photographs.  

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Chuck, with all respect, Alamy did say they needed upgrades. I don’t think it is disrespectful to wonder if their servers are aging and full. 

Yes, periodically for years we have had a time or two with slow uploads. Those corrected themselves. Recently, though, it does seem much more prevalent than ever.

 

And no, I’m not suggesting it’s anything deliberate by Alamy, nor do I believe starsphinx meant that. It is our nature to try to connect things, right or wrong.

Betty

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Estelle, Betty and all,

 

The point I was attempting to make is that it is pointless to make "baseless accusations" toward Alamy.  I have written in this forum that

"The day that I do not trust Alamy or believe that Alamy is not able to represent my work, I will not contribute to Alamy or this forum."

 

I am still here and happy to continue to contribute to Alamy.  I am not going to concern myself with the age or health Alamy's servers.

This is a public forum and I think that we should all keep that in mind.  If I have a serious concern about What is happening with Alamy

I contact Alamy privately and directly and usually ask if I can make Alamy's response public.

 

My apologies to all for sidetracking this thread.

 

Chuck Nacke 

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11 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Chuck, with all respect, Alamy did say they needed upgrades. I don’t think it is disrespectful to wonder if their servers are aging and full. 

Yes, periodically for years we have had a time or two with slow uploads. Those corrected themselves. Recently, though, it does seem much more prevalent than ever.

 

And no, I’m not suggesting it’s anything deliberate by Alamy, nor do I believe starsphinx meant that. It is our nature to try to connect things, right or wrong.

Betty

Thank you - I most certainly did not intend to suggest it was deliberate - and it was never intended to be negative.  I have played around with site hosting for years - I am used to "we are upgrading our stock so there may be patches of slow running for 2 months" - and generally users are happy to accept that because they know its temporary and they know in the mid to long term it means maintenance of high-quality service or even improvement.  

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A week ago I uploaded 69 images first go and it took only 1 hour or so, since then I've tried at least 5 times to upload another batch and no success I even left the computer on overnight and by morning there were only a handful of images uploaded it has been a very frustrating week.

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.......and then on Saturday morning I was able to upload 136 images in no time at all. I'm wondering if hundreds of thousands of images are being uploaded by the big commercial photographers during the week maybe us mortal part time photographers should upload  on weekends when Alamy has more free bandwidth space.

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One thing I've tried, with limited success, is to upload only small batches, typically 5 at a time, and then another 5, and so on.  Also I've started making my images smaller, which goes against the grain as far as quality is concerned, but makes them uploadable - just about!  Instead of my usual 50mg files (100 as TIFF, 16 bit files), I'm now reducing them to around 25mg...

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11 hours ago, will perrett said:

One thing I've tried, with limited success, is to upload only small batches, typically 5 at a time, and then another 5, and so on.  Also I've started making my images smaller, which goes against the grain as far as quality is concerned, but makes them uploadable - just about!  Instead of my usual 50mg files (100 as TIFF, 16 bit files), I'm now reducing them to around 25mg...

Er...

 

Alamy only accepts uploads of 8bit JPEGs containing more than  ~6MP (6 million pixels). They won't accept 16 bit TIFFs.

 

If you're having trouble uploading via Alamy's webpage, then try using FTP upload instead. It's more reliable and much quicker. Help on this is here.

https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-images/how-do-i-send-you-my-stock-images/

 

I recommend checking images comply with Alamy's requirements before trying to upload using this tool. Saves a lot of time.

http://www.braeside.plus.com/photography/alamy/alamy.html

 

Mark

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