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Please Alamy, don't give my 8000 pixel wide images to clients who purchase for presentation and newsletter use.  I don't see any logical reason for doing this other than giving away the farm (so to speak.)  This was an incredible shock when I saw it on my sales statement and I'm sorry to say, it has dampened my enthusiasm significantly.  The idea of someone having my 144 megabyte file on their computer for the next 5 years and expecting them to only use it for a/v's and newsletters is hard for me to accept.

 

I think this is a case of me valuing my images too highly and Alamy valuing them too little.  But the recent sale was part of an expensive shoot on my part.

 

Rick Boden

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9 hours ago, rickboden said:

Please Alamy, don't give my 8000 pixel wide images to clients who purchase for presentation and newsletter use.  I don't see any logical reason for doing this other than giving away the farm (so to speak.)  This was an incredible shock when I saw it on my sales statement and I'm sorry to say, it has dampened my enthusiasm significantly.  The idea of someone having my 144 megabyte file on their computer for the next 5 years and expecting them to only use it for a/v's and newsletters is hard for me to accept.

 

I think this is a case of me valuing my images too highly and Alamy valuing them too little.  But the recent sale was part of an expensive shoot on my part.

 

Rick Boden

I quite agree, Rick... I haven`t sold any yet, but the thought of a customer receiving a full resolution file for the amount charged doesn`t sit well with me.  I haven`t uploaded a lot yet, and am having second thoughts about doing so.

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On 07/07/2019 at 23:27, rickboden said:

Please Alamy, don't give my 8000 pixel wide images to clients who purchase for presentation and newsletter use.  I don't see any logical reason for doing this other than giving away the farm (so to speak.)  This was an incredible shock when I saw it on my sales statement and I'm sorry to say, it has dampened my enthusiasm significantly.  The idea of someone having my 144 megabyte file on their computer for the next 5 years and expecting them to only use it for a/v's and newsletters is hard for me to accept.

 

I think this is a case of me valuing my images too highly and Alamy valuing them too little.  But the recent sale was part of an expensive shoot on my part.

 

Rick Boden

 

Agree Rick. 2000 pixels would be more than adequate for the stated use. Situation is really disappointing for me as well.

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I totally agree the current system just leaves everyone wide open for abuse.

 

There's nothing to stop a buyer declaring "personal use" then using the image for whatever they like!

 

Alamy don't appear to follow up and check on actual usage and I haven't come across any other agency that

operates like this.

 

Sell by image resolution is the only sensible course

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