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Are you all seeing a offer of 30% off for Image Packs when you zoom an image? The discounts are here..  https://www.alamy.com/image-packs.aspx  At least no offers for $3 an image and I'm trying to believe this is an effort to get more people buying more images at Alamy and that it will work. What do you think?

 

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Yes I am seeing this as well. 

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Yup, it's in the UK, too.

 

Will it work? No idea.

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Yep, saw it 

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Great for Alamy as they get all the money up front.

Not so good for contributors. If one of our images sells under this deal we get 30% less! 

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I think that it may depend upon restrictions set upon images.  None of my images are available to licence for PU and the link to the image packs is not available when zooming my images (at least for those I've tried).  Others that are available to licence for PU are available to licence within the image packs.  Those that have other restrictions on their licensing do not have the link to image packs.

 

If this is the case, then it would appear to be that too broad a brush may have been applied here: not available for PU?  So therefore not available for any image pack discounts?

 

I hope not. More likely that this is just a limitation on the web development side, such that if any restrictions have been  placed on an image, then the link to the image pack discounts will not display, but that will (hopefully) not restrict the image from being downloaded as part of an image pack within the limitations of that image pack.

 

Sorry - been typing as I think! - so this may not be that clear.  Hope that you get my drift?

 

EDIT: this is why you, Paul, LawrensonPhoto may not be seeing the link if you have zoomed your images - they have 'Available for editorial use only' restrictions placed on them.

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Most of my images are live news so 'Available for editorial use only' is added automatically

 

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47 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Most of my images are live news so 'Available for editorial use only' is added automatically

 

 

So once they are in the main pool, you can choose (should you so wish) to remove that restriction.  How this affects the inclusion (or otherwise) of your images in the 'new' image packs download option has yet to be clarified.

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15 minutes ago, losdemas said:

So once they are in the main pool, you can choose (should you so wish) to remove that restriction. 

I don't bother, If someone wants to use the image without restrictions, I'm sure Alamy would get in touch to discuss.

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Yes, I saw it on both RF and RM images that have no PU and/or editorial use only restrictions.

 

Images packs have been lurking in the background for a long time, and I've seen sales that seem to match the pricing. Putting them upfront like this might increase volume. Not sure why someone would want 25 images for personal use, but I guess you never know. I wonder if this is a "limited time offer" or a permanent fixture.

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2 hours ago, losdemas said:

 

So once they are in the main pool, you can choose (should you so wish) to remove that restriction.  How this affects the inclusion (or otherwise) of your images in the 'new' image packs download option has yet to be clarified.

 

 

i just checked, original Live News later changed to remove "'Available for editorial use only" qualify for the packs

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Alamy is officially a microstock agency

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9 minutes ago, Brasilnut said:

Alamy is officially a microstock agency

 

Fake news.

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12 minutes ago, Brasilnut said:

Alamy is officially a microstock agency

These packs have been going for at least 2 years

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10 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

These packs have been going for at least 2 years

 

And they are not offering images at 20 cents for any use at all. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Brasilnut said:

Alamy is officially a microstock agency

 

How about if we compromise and say it's now an "image pack" agency?

 

Although, as others have mentioned, the packs are not new. They are just more visible now.

 

 I think that if Alamy becomes a true microstock agency, most of us will "pack" it in so to speak. 🙁

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8 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

I think that if Alamy becomes a true microstock agency, most of us will "pack" it in so to speak. 🙁

If Alamy earned me the same as my microstock agency, I'd be delighted!

 

Still, as image packs are paid for 'up front', we will presumably get getting paid as soon as an image is downloaded by image pack buyers.                                                                                                               

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1 minute ago, Cryptoprocta said:

If Alamy earned me the same as my microstock agency, I'd be delighted!

 

Still, as image packs are paid for 'up front', we will presumably get getting paid as soon as an image is downloaded by image pack buyers.                                                                                                               

 

Well, I did say "most" of us, not "all". There are already enough micros out there IMO.

 

You could be right about speedier payment with the packs. But do we know that for sure?

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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

You could be right about speedier payment with the packs. But do we know that for sure?

No, we dont' know at all, but it would be logical and fair. Alamy's standard justification for the delay in payment doesn't apply to payments upfront.

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Just now, Cryptoprocta said:

No, we dont' know at all, but it would be logical and fair.

 

"Fair" and "logical". I like that idea. 😎

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15 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

How about if we compromise and say it's now an "image pack" agency?

 

Although, as others have mentioned, the packs are not new. They are just more visible now.

 

 I think that if Alamy becomes a true microstock agency, most of us will "pack" it in so to speak. 🙁

 

Yes, they've been around for a while (in only some locations) but now they're pushing them everywhere.

 

What's the definition of a "microstock" agency? To me it's any agency that offers images at low prices on a subscription model. "Image packs" is just a fancy way of describing "subscriptions".

 

What is commonly agreed to be "Microstock agencies" do offer subs for much cheaper. I see the least expensive image pack on offer at Alamy is for $8/download (gross) vs  around $1/download on "micros".

 

Also fair enough that Alamy still offer RM and exclusive at very specific usages. 

 

Probably unfair to call Alamy a microstock agency and I'll take it back but it's certainly heading that way, but it's not necessarily a bad things, as long as volumes increase. I've said this many times and I'll repeat $100 net earned is still $100 if it's 100 x $1 sale or just 1 x $100 sale. I'll take it either way! :D 

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54 minutes ago, Brasilnut said:

$100 if it's 100 x $1 sale or just 1 x $100 sale. I'll take it either way!

I'd rather sell 100 @ $100 thanks 😉

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Yep, I've seen it.  In fact, it's omni-present 😂

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Most of my sales so far are way below $ 6, so I'm really looking forward to these new £ 6.97 prices.

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