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I would like to submit, to the main Alamy Stock site, some images shot and processed in the Stockimoto style using regular cameras and Photoshop . 

 

But the images, heavily altered in Photoshop, would probably fail Alamy QC.

 

I understand the reasoning for a separate Stockimoto Brand, and I understand the reason for high quality for most Alamy Brand images.

 

However I think the Alamy Brand may be missing an opportunity on some hot style images, with the present QC situation.

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There's already plenty of 'Stockimo' style work on Alamy, search 'grunge' for example and you will see plenty of heavily manipulated images.

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QC maybe more strict than ever, but a large enough file with plenty of sharpness in funny colors maybe with weird rounded corners will still sail through IMO.

Why not just add the word Stockimo to your keywords?

At one point it was the most searched keyword on AoA. Now it's in a joint 13th place. Better stick to cats and dogs doing a selfie.

 

the current top 20 is:

 

keyword - UCO

 

dog               28
london            23
alamy             20
edinburgh         20
london skyline    19
v                 17
iphone            16
cat               16
OFFICE            15
Paris             15
family            14
facebook          14
kale              13
stockimo          13
mobile phone      13
airport security  12
shopping          12
selfie            12
glasgow           12
Rihanna           12

 

wim

 

 

edi: typo

Edited by wiskerke

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You guys are right. I am being too cautious with QC.

 

I will start to submit Stockimoto style and quality? but only when the subject matter and treatment warrants it.

 

In other words I will not use grunge as an excuse for low quality QC.

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Some more fun numbers:

For the current year (July 2013 - now),

Stockimo is in 12th place

Alamy in 4th ;-)

 

keyword             UCO    sales

 

 

01 car              357    3
02 dog              326    2
03 cat              187   12
04 alamy            184    0
05 london           170    7
06 ipad             159    8
07 family           150    1
08 Paris            149    9
09 apple            143    5
10 iphone           141   13
11 christmas        137    5
12 stockimo         127    0
13 beach            126    2
14 woman            122    2
15 facebook         122   18
16 London skyline   116    7
17 football         114    3
18 dubai            113    6
19 business         110    2
20 world map        103    4
21 new york         103    4
22 globe            102    6
23 rome             101    7
24 travel           101    1
25 tree             100    4
26 brain             99    1
27 rio de janeiro    98    7
28 yoga              98    6
29 Barcelona         98    7
30 food              96    2
31 house             96    1
32 coffee            95    5
33 sun               94    2
34 v                 93    0
35 sky               92    3
36 venice            92   10
37 Twitter           92    7
38 eiffel tower      92    5
39 rain              90    1
40 horse             90    4
41 india             90    4
42 water             90    2
43 australia         88    5
44 laptop            88    4
45 money             87    3
46 business meeting  87    4
47 London eye        87    4
48 lego              86    5
49 Abstract          86    6
50 istanbul          86    4

Where does that v come from?
It has zero zooms and zero sales for 93 UCO
but zero sales like Stockimo and Alamy

 

 

Sales is quite a different list:

 

motor car             3   25
picture frame        41   22
river napo ecuador    1   20
Ekincik Bay           1   19
facebook            122   18
abraham lincoln      32   17
edinburgh            86   16
panda                40   16
shakespeare          57   16
caucasian boy         1   16
maria callas         10   15
lausanne             10   15
Tunisia              19   15
altea la vella        1   14
computer
connect concept       2   14
young girl portrait   1   14
engadin               3   13
sexy couple          10   13
iphone              141   13
panama canal         66   13
shopping trolley     26   13
adolf hitler         16   12
cumberland island
national seashore     2   12
machu picchu         74   12
cat                 187   12

 

 

All this must tell me something, but I'm not sure what it is.

V?

Adolf Hitler?

 

Let's hope for all the Stockimo contributors that those sales are being reported somewhere else.

(Yes I know what James has said in the video.)

 

wim

 

edit: typo

Edited by wiskerke

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However I think the Alamy Brand may be missing an opportunity on some hot style images, with the present QC situation.

 

 

Retro at best. 'Grunge' with photo selected (excluding illustrations and vectors) gives 718,454 results on Shutterstock alone, several hundred thousand more than the entire collections of some creative/cutting edge agencies I know of.

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Don't add "Stockimo" as a keyword to non stockimo images. It would make it an irrelevant keyword and we will delete any non-stockimo images that have the keyword "stockimo" as it's misleading to customers.

 

Stockimo is a brand for mobile phone imagery. 

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