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Fairly new here, I have about 20 accepted images on sale.

 

When I manage the shots I set Editorial on several but when I recheck them again after final acceptance, in Manage Images I do not see Editorial set? There are no restrictions shown at all.

 

Thanks for any help.

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Rather than setting all the intimidating-looking restrictions, I find it easier to just indicate that releases are needed, and that I don't have any. I also sometimes put "For Editorial Use Only" in the description field.

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No problem. Others might have additional advice about this. Most  agencies that I've dealt with let their clients decide whether or not an image is suitable for non-editorial use. Setting all the restrictions that Alamy requires has always seemed like overkill to me, but no doubt the system works.

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Yes after FAA and another library I use I do find some of the submission side of Alamy confusing and complicated. From the numerous web posts on the subject I do not think I am the only one a little confused by the restrictions menu.

 

I do admit that Alamy does go to some trouble to explain things and Member Services are friendly and helpful.

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I'm new too since jan 1 and also have thought about this. I put restrictions on all my images with no property release since I read http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/image-restrictions.asp, but i see a lot of people don't regarding images of buildings for example. Do you mean I don't have to and it's sufficient to just answer that you don't have a release, despite what Alamy says?

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In my early days on Alamy, (in about 2006) I had been setting a number of restrictions on images, and someone from Alamy contacted me to ask why I had set these.

 

After some discussion, I removed all restrictions and have never set any since.   I think restrictions could be needed if images had been shot for a client and they did not want them to be used, for example, in certain territories.

 

Like John, if I have people or identifiable property in an image I just indicate that releases are needed and that I do not have any.

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