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Although I have been a contributor since 2006, I have onty recently started submitting in earnest. As a matter of principle (or perhaps lazyness) I do not obtain model or property releases. Here are some questions:-

 

  1. I set up my default, some months ago, as RM. I cannot find out in 'My Alamy' where I did that. I am probably being stupid, but any advice about where I set up that default would be welcome.
     
  2. Having set up RM as my default, at the same time I also set up my default as 'Editorial Use Only'. Like question 1 above, I cannot find where I set that up, and in particular I wish to check I set it up correctly, as I remember it was a complex, with a number of restrictions for different countries and territories.
     
  3. When I upload images, because of the defaults I set up, I assume that they will all be set to default 'RM' and 'Editorial Use Only' and for most of my images, that will be fine. However, I have started reviewing my uploaded images during the 'Manage Images' stage, and changing 'RM' to 'RF', where I think no Model or Property Release is required. In general terms, is that I good idea to maximise my sales? By changing images from 'RM' to 'RF' will that then remove 'Editorial Use Only', as 'Editorial Use Only' cannot be associated with 'RF' images?

Many thanks

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RM is automatic in MI when you state releases are needed but unavailable. I wasn't aware you could change to RF without asking MS or resubmitting. It certainly doesn't work in MI for me.

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I use the Lightroom Alamy plug-in to initially upload the images, and Alamy sets them to RM as that is my default. I can then go directly into MI at Alamy, and I can change any of the images from RM to RF. I then complete the Keywording and other metadata in Lightroom, and the Lightroom Alamy plug-in updates the images at Alamy and then they go on sale.

Derek

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I'm not familiar with the plug-in. Perhaps that is where you set the defaults. I'm not aware of an ability to set defaults in Alamy. It's something that we have actually asked for because it could be helpful.

 

Paulette

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I have looked again, and found out where to set Default Licence type in Alamy. It's in Alamy, not the Lightroom Plug-In.

 

This is the sequence: My Alamy - Manage Your Images - Defaults and pseudonyms (click on this text along the top of screen) - Select Default Licence (radio button) and Select Default Pseudonym (drop down list) - Save. By doing this, the images that you upload are set to the default license type and default pseudonym, in the first instance. You can then change the images to different license types and different pseudonym, during 'Manage Your Images' before the images go on sale.

 

What I now realise, is that you cannot set default restrictions, such as 'Editorial Use Only'. That has to be set during 'Manage your Images' but you can do that in batches.

 

You mention you were not familiar with the plug-in, it is 'Alamy Picture Manager' by www.lightroom-plugins.com - I'm still a fairly new user of the plug-in, but I have found it very useful so far.

 

Derek

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Well blow me. I'd never noticed that in MI before.

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I have looked again, and found out where to set Default Licence type in Alamy. It's in Alamy, not the Lightroom Plug-In.

 

This is the sequence: My Alamy - Manage Your Images - Defaults and pseudonyms (click on this text along the top of screen) - Select Default Licence (radio button) and Select Default Pseudonym (drop down list) - Save. By doing this, the images that you upload are set to the default license type and default pseudonym, in the first instance. You can then change the images to different license types and different pseudonym, during 'Manage Your Images' before the images go on sale.

 

What I now realise, is that you cannot set default restrictions, such as 'Editorial Use Only'. That has to be set during 'Manage your Images' but you can do that in batches.

 

You mention you were not familiar with the plug-in, it is 'Alamy Picture Manager' by www.lightroom-plugins.com - I'm still a fairly new user of the plug-in, but I have found it very useful so far.

 

Derek

 

 

Isn't that interesting. It turns out it is all set to what I would choose.

 

Paulette

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