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Hooray! made it into Creative

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....with images from a couple of near-monopolies of mine.

In one case it's not the actual best-seller, though. That's still near the bottom where it always was.

Still, the Guardian keep buying it.

So it's not just the image, it's based on sales as well. Both are quite workmanlike and one is distinctly ordinary. But it was raining that day.

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Congratulations, Mark... One might even say "well Dunn".

 

Finding the images as creative in specific searches, or searching your pseudonym, or what?

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Specific searches. Doing it on the pseudo doesn't work so 'creative' is a moveable feast- you're 'creative' for your strong sellers if the search is very tight.

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Late but anyway Gongratulations!!! :)

 

I guess to apply for Creative you need first to have some good selling images. I am also curious how long the approving takes +/-. How was it in your case?

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You can't apply. Alamy decide, based partly on sales history.

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Thank you Mark.

 

I am a early bird. Need still some time.

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I see I have some images in Creative now too, based on searches by subject. How does this work, again? I thought it was just by application for a whole pseudonym. I tried that but was turned down.

 

But I only have a portion of my images in a given subject search in the Creative section, with most of them in the Relevancy section.

 

So in effect, Alamy is doing image editing beyond the QC technical edit, correct?

 

Based on my results, it does not seem to track to sales history.

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I see I have some images in Creative now too, based on searches by subject. How does this work, again? I thought it was just by application for a whole pseudonym. I tried that but was turned down.

 

But I only have a portion of my images in a given subject search in the Creative section, with most of them in the Relevancy section.

 

So in effect, Alamy is doing image editing beyond the QC technical edit, correct?

 

Based on my results, it does not seem to track to sales history.

It was never possible to apply by pseudo, only whole accounts were accepted or rejected for Creative.  It's all different now though.  Individual images get selected either by Alamy or by client activity.  The latter is for a specific search term though eg. I have an image of Buttermere under Creative if you search Lake District UK but not if you search Buttermere.

 

It is all explained in the blogs here http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2012/10.aspx

 

Pearl

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Thanks, it's all a bit vague, but it's heartening to see it's happening (and happening for me).

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I have still not sussed out the selection criteria for Creative. I have had one from the outset of an obscure location that has never had a sale or even a zoom! A colleague has one of a very popular location and has continuous sales and zooms.

 

Well Dunn anyway Mark. Its a great feeling if you get one selected.

 

dov

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So if you have some of your images in Creative, and you moved one of them to another pseudonym, would it still be in Creative?

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I don't really expect to be in Creative but how do you tell?

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Your images appear under the creative tab for a specific search.

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It does seem to be keyword related, at least in some circumstances. I recently did a test search and a few of mine turned up in Creative when specific keywords were used, but they turned up in Relevant when other keywords were used. Not sure what to make of it, but I'm not all that paranoid about it. I just take what comes.

 

Ken

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I would also love to know how it works. My images seem to sometimes appear under creative and other times not. Anyway, I wouldn't mind if I was actually selling more! Views and zooms seem to be on the rise though...

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