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Can't see its been mentioned yet, but wondering what everyone thinks of the new search function on the 'front' page. Bit like google image search. Do you think it will help sales? 

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Ran into a problem straightaway as the image dragged on to the search box has to be less than 5Mb. Nearly all my images uploaded to  Alamy are over that size, so I can;t even see if it will find my own images without downsizing them for the purpose of searching.

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Can you still see the Live News feed? I have had a quick look and it seems to have been replaced with the picture search? 

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I suspect most buyers won’t have high resolution reference images but may have photos they found on the web and want to properly purchase a similar image or same image from Alamy.  So, I think this could be a good thing!

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Seems like a good addition to me. Searching using images is fairly common these days. Will it help sales? Hard to say, but it certainly can't hurt.

 

Mind you, I still prefer to search the old-fashioned way, using words.

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5 hours ago, Penelope B said:

Can you still see the Live News feed? I have had a quick look and it seems to have been replaced with the picture search? 

 

I used the search, and for what I entered and found it initially appears effective.

 

Searching for Photos (stock) I searched for my images shot last weekend, St Pauls Carnival.  All 48 showed up along with others from previous years. Appending the search with 2019 found this years carnival pictures.

 

By selecting search Live news, then Browse Live News Feed you can then browse all there.

 

I then searched Live News with 15th July 2019 entered, and what appeared to be the days uploads were found. 

 

Looks promising.

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Probably a good thing, as Michael says; if ones images are found on the web, an easy way for buyers to find and purchase/re purchase.  Not working for me in Firefox though, might be doing something wrong.  Tried to drag a few images from google, images.  

 

Helen

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Totally unimpressed.

I used one of my Indian relay photos for a search. It found that one but the rest of them were of regular horse jockey type photos.

Very poor IMO.

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1 hour ago, Rico said:

Totally unimpressed.

I used one of my Indian relay photos for a search. It found that one but the rest of them were of regular horse jockey type photos.

Very poor IMO.

 

Rico what browser are you using?  Still no luck using Firefox.  I used an image I have on flickr that is on alamy, no results found.

 

OK, never mind so, I am a bit slow.  Figured it out.  Not like searching in Google.  Must click on the camera icon to open up a window to drop image into.  I feel dumb now.  And, the URL link must have an PNG or JPG extension, okay got it.

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23 minutes ago, hsessions said:

 

Rico what browser are you using?  Still no luck using Firefox.  I used an image I have on flickr that is on alamy, no results found.

 

Ok, never mind so, I am a bit slow.  Figured it out.  Not like searching in Google.  Must click on the camera icon to open up a window to drop image into.  I feel dumb now.

No problem, I've done stuff like that too 🤡

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19 hours ago, sb photos said:

 

I used the search, and for what I entered and found it initially appears effective.

 

Searching for Photos (stock) I searched for my images shot last weekend, St Pauls Carnival.  All 48 showed up along with others from previous years. Appending the search with 2019 found this years carnival pictures.

 

By selecting search Live news, then Browse Live News Feed you can then browse all there.

 

I then searched Live News with 15th July 2019 entered, and what appeared to be the days uploads were found. 

 

Looks promising.

Not really thinking about stock images, when this makes sense, but for live news? Thanks for that, it helps. Long winded way to see what has been posted, unless you are looking for specific live news.  Must admit prefer the old lay out, but this is progress, right?

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1 hour ago, Penelope B said:

.... but for live news? Thanks for that, it helps. Long winded way to see what has been posted, unless you are looking for specific live news.  Must admit prefer the old lay out, but this is progress, right?

Unless I'm misunderstanding Penny, the old live news feed is still available https://www.alamy.com/news/newsresults.aspx

 

'Live News' as an option in the normal search box will hopefully bring in more trade but I wonder if the customer will be happy to pay live fees if they're really looking for stock?

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