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Are notes, in description, for customization of images acceptable?


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 I'm working my way through my book collection, and sometimes will group books together in one image.  Would it be acceptable to include a note in the description--offering to do custom groups of books? 

 

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Michael

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Don't think that there is any law against it, but beware adding irrelevant wording that will result in spurious searches that will damage your CTR.

 

Possibly better to make use of the Additional Info. field in the Optional section of AIM.

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12 hours ago, MilesbeforeIsleep said:

 I'm working my way through my book collection, and sometimes will group books together in one image.  Would it be acceptable to include a note in the description--offering to do custom groups of books? 

 

thanks,

Michael

I think it would be a little pointless- there would be no way for a client to contact you except through Alamy, and including your own contact details is a breach of contract.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

I think it would be a little pointless- there would be no way for a client to contact you except through Alamy, and including your own contact details is a breach of contract.

Yes. Was thinking that they might contact Alamy, and Alamy would contact me.   Maybe that's too much to expect.

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16 minutes ago, MilesbeforeIsleep said:

Yes. Was thinking that they might contact Alamy, and Alamy would contact me.   Maybe that's too much to expect.

Thanks.

 

Alamy like to keep a distance between clients and contributors. So, yes, too much to expect...

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1 minute ago, John Morrison said:

 

Alamy like to keep a distance between clients and contributors. So, yes, too much to expect...

Wasn't thinking they would put client and me in touch.  Thinking that Alamy would contact me, tell me what client was wanting.  I would perform the task, and upload.  Seems like this is a reasonable service for a client.

 

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27 minutes ago, MilesbeforeIsleep said:

Wasn't thinking they would put client and me in touch.  Thinking that Alamy would contact me, tell me what client was wanting.  I would perform the task, and upload.  Seems like this is a reasonable service for a client.

 

Sounds great in principle. But if Alamy offered this service to a single contributor, they'd have to offer it to all. Suddenly Alamy need to employ a lot more support staff. What if the contributor doesn't deliver on what Alamy has agreed with the client, are they liable? What if the new photos don't meet the client's requirements, do you as a contributor make changes until they're happy - which you can't charge for as you don't have a direct contract/relationship with the client. This would be potentially a major change to Alamy's business model as they would become a middleman for photographers doing commissioned work... Sorry, I can see so many problems with this. I do commissioned work from time to time, but that is completely separate from Alamy.

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3 minutes ago, Steve F said:

Sounds great in principle. But if Alamy offered this service to a single contributor, they'd have to offer it to all. Suddenly Alamy need to employ a lot more support staff. What if the contributor doesn't deliver on what Alamy has agreed with the client, are they liable? What if the new photos don't meed the client's requirements, do you as a contributor make changes until they're happy - which you can't charge for as you don't have a direct contract/relationship with the client. This would be potentially a major change to Alamy's business model as they would become a middleman for photographers doing commissioned work... Sorry, I can see so many problems with this. I do commissioned work from time to time, but that is completely separate from Alamy.

Good points, all.  Carry on.

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