dustydingo Posted February 21, 2014 Share Posted February 21, 2014 If I can upload an image taken with an iPhone and it's of acceptable quality, why can't I now upload (and have accepted) a scan from an old Olympus Trip 35 at a similar quality? I truly don't understand the difference . . . dd Perhaps Alamy want to create a curated collection of contempory, up to date and unusual images. Maybe they don't want it filled up with non QC compliant images from everyone's back catalogue going back to the dawn of digital photography and earlier! Perhaps . . . okay, so I'll not use a backlog of Olympus Trip pics, but I'll go out and take some "contemporary, up to date and unusual images" with my Olympus and scan and submit them (if I can find it) . . . now what's the difference? dd You and I can't submit our film and digital images via the smartphone channel. We can't submit at the same speed, volume, or effort. Perhaps we don't have our cameras at hand when we see the urinal explode at the local restaurant.......whatever. Unless you and I have our cameras everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE, in all (or at least most) life situations, then the smartphones may open up different opportunities. Fact is, many people who are not photographers have smart phones. They have these phones in situations where they are unlikely to have a camera. That means more opportunity. I have small cameras (Leica Ms). But I can't carry these everywhere either (but more places than my old Canons). I can carry my phone almost everywhere. "Opening up different opportunities" has nothing to do with it . . . I may take up the exact same opportunity, through good luck, with my Olympus Trip . . . so why can't I submit it? In other words, again, what is the difference between an iPhone image and my hypothetical scan of a "contemporary, up to date and unusual image" taken with an Olympus Trip 35? There is none, as far as I can see . . . this isn't about the image, it's about . . . what? I'm still mystified. dd Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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