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1 hour ago, Abiyoyo said:

 

The same happen to me. Since today I have 5 * and I have just uploaded again those waiting QC images. Passed straight away and I will delete those under QC as soon they pass.

 

 

I had two submissions waiting in QC when the procedure was changed. Had to contact QC to approve them which they did within 24 hours.

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Wow! Seeing is believing, just happened to me.

Due to the time difference of me being in Honolulu I normally upload via FTP in the afternoon and QC is normally done by the next morning (Hawaii time). 

Today I uploaded as normal and then logged in about an hour later just to check if the upload was ok... passed QC! color me surprised!

 

Thanks Alamy!

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Even my frozen submission from 10 days ago now approved this morning, quite the relief. This new regime is great for me to catch up on all my backlog of photos from this years travels, really appreciate this Alamy development, very encouraging. Hope it’s working out for everyone.

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23 hours ago, Joseph Clemson said:

I uploaded a batch of 22 images this morning and they are still in the QC queue and I still have my old three stars. Many are called but not all are chosen, it would seem...

 

My submission from yesterday has just passed QC. Timescale is about normal in my experience, 30 hours or so, and my old fashioned three star ranking remains in place. No sure what I would need to do to get the new five star ranking, given that I have never had a QC failure. Submit more often? Sell more? Get a better CTR? I presume there is some reason I am not getting the same QC priviliges as others are describing here.

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I've just uploaded a couple of high ISO images which went straight through. I'm happy with the quality otherwise I wouldn't have sent them, but just to point out that high ISO doesn't trigger automatic queuing.

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2 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

What do you class as high?

 

Does this not, to some extent, depend on the camera and how good it is at handling noise? Personally i don't like pushing my Nikon D7000 oast 800 and my RX100M3 past 400. But there could be an element of me being overly cautious.

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I had 14 images in QC and three stars.


Reading the 'stars' comments I looked again and it had increased to 5 stars with the 14 images still in QC.


I processed a small batch and uploaded, which passed immediately, but my 14 in QC failed the day after!
First fail in years, just as I gain the new 5 star rating, so I'm kicking myself, but I was using an RX10 mk4 in poor light and there was a slight 'painterly' effect on some of the shots, which may have been the reason for a fail (no reason given yet).

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1 hour ago, mickfly said:

I had 14 images in QC and three stars.


Reading the 'stars' comments I looked again and it had increased to 5 stars with the 14 images still in QC.


I processed a small batch and uploaded, which passed immediately, but my 14 in QC failed the day after!
First fail in years, just as I gain the new 5 star rating, so I'm kicking myself, but I was using an RX10 mk4 in poor light and there was a slight 'painterly' effect on some of the shots, which may have been the reason for a fail (no reason given yet).

Could you try putting up some more and seeing how they're treated? IT would be handy to know if 5 star ratings are failure tolerant.

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Seeing in another post that millions of EyeEm images are becoming available on Alamy, and several other posts about the quality (or lack thereof) of keywords in images that seem to have been bulk added from other agencies, I do wonder whether the (or a) reason for the QC change might be that these images may not have been through an equivalent QC procedure and be of less overall technical quality, in which case Alamy may be having to use resources to weed out the more obvious dross from these collections. 

 

The QC procedures have for many years been pretty tight and hopefully will have resulted in Alamy having a good reputation for image quality which benefits everyone.  If imported images which have not gone through a similar QC process might tend to reduce overall quality, and therefore reputation, it would make sense for Alamy to target these and free up resources with less checks on contributors who have proved themselves over a sustained period.

 

Whatever the reason, I very much welcome the change: it is a real incentive for me to be able to upload and deal with keywords while everything is fresh in my mind, rather than having to wait and then maybe worry about a load of images which are sitting there without keywording having been dealt with because I might not have the time to do this later when the QC pass has been notified.

 

Graham

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Ooh.

My latest 6 are "awaiting QC":o

Maybe the party's over, or they're still hoiking out a few to check.

Well, they'll be awaiting till 2020 because we're off to NZ.

Bye all.

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3 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Ooh.

My latest 6 are "awaiting QC":o

Maybe the party's over, or they're still hoiking out a few to check.

Well, they'll be awaiting till 2020 because we're off to NZ.

Bye all.

 

Have a great time.

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4 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Ooh.

My latest 6 are "awaiting QC":o

Maybe the party's over, or they're still hoiking out a few to check.

Well, they'll be awaiting till 2020 because we're off to NZ.

Bye all.

 

Have fun... sounds like a great opportunity to take lots of photographs!

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32 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Ooh.

My latest 6 are "awaiting QC":o

Maybe the party's over, or they're still hoiking out a few to check.

Well, they'll be awaiting till 2020 because we're off to NZ.

Bye all.

 

 

seems to be the pattern,

 

 

Safe travel to NZ. 

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Ooh.

My latest 6 are "awaiting QC":o

Maybe the party's over, or they're still hoiking out a few to check.

Well, they'll be awaiting till 2020 because we're off to NZ.

Bye all.

Just passed, 90 minutes. All jobbed before walking out the door. That's it for a month.

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This is fun. Thanks Alamy! Would enjoy knowing what is going on in the engine room.

 

1. QC people hanging by their ankles in the dungeon 

2. Caught them sleeping on the job and fired ‘em

3. There was an uprising and QC is now running Alamy

4. QC are robots after all and they are slowly taking over the world, Alamy first

5. QC watching sports and can’t be bothered

6. Those people who write the codes are running amok through the halls and decided to favor the lot of us

7. QC came to the USA to partake of turkey and trimmings over Thanksgiving and are too fat to fit back into an airplane seat

hmmmm, I wonder....

Betty

I know! QC have turned into Zombies and are eating everybody and soon will come after US!

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On 05/12/2019 at 14:41, Bill Allsopp said:

Passed in under 10 minutes, thanks Alamy!

 

And on the next batch I hit finish upload and IMMEDIATELY got passed QC! 

 

Amazing, thanks Alamy; what is going on?

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44 minutes ago, Bill Allsopp said:

Amazing, thanks Alamy; what is going on?

 

Yes Alamy let us hear it.

 

Allan

 

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Unless I've missed it I'm surprised that Alamy haven't highlighted the importance of self-regulated quality control to ensure this new power isn't abused.

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