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07/17/2005 02:18:49 AM · #176
Most people say (on the alamy forums) that you have to have at least 100 images beore you can expect regular sales.
07/17/2005 01:06:55 PM · #177
Originally posted by dswebb:

riot, I just went and tried the link to your images again, figuring they're bound to be up now (mine took 24hrs), but it still shows nothing...? Does it show up for you?


//www.alamy.com/stock-photography-contrib-browse.asp?cid={95F41C8B-1E2A-4836-8086-7BAF91A32376}&name=Eugene+Hopkinson works for me... does that not show up for you? :S
07/17/2005 01:28:27 PM · #178
The link is working now. They look really good. Good luck.
07/19/2005 12:48:06 PM · #179
Yes riot, they do look good. Let us know WHEN (not if) you sell one. :-)

Doug
07/28/2005 10:24:56 AM · #180
FWIW i just this morning got a note from Alamy that all of my 15 images passed QC. as stated below, i just upsized them in Photoshop and didn't use GF or anything else.

it took 21 days to pass QC, but they received my dvd on the morning of the subway bombings so i don't know if that delayed it at all. :/

anyway, i don't have them keyworded yet and i'm on the run to DC but i just thought i'd post back the results! woo woo!!!!!!
07/28/2005 10:26:10 AM · #181
Congrats, muckpond.

Mine changed status today from 'Received' to 'Processing'. I sent them about two weeks ago, so I guess they'll be approved/denied soon.

VERY nervous now!

Message edited by author 2005-07-28 10:26:31.
07/28/2005 12:03:45 PM · #182
Grr my submission is still status 'Processing'. How long have people's submissions been at that status?

I would hope it'd only take several minutes to review the pics. It's been most of the day.
07/28/2005 12:07:10 PM · #183
shoot what sells not what you like... lol, or you'll be even more frustrated
07/28/2005 12:46:24 PM · #184
My pics on Alamy
07/28/2005 12:51:01 PM · #185
nsbca7, may I ask how often you make sales? I notice you've got circa 600 images?
07/28/2005 12:58:06 PM · #186
Originally posted by PaulMdx:

nsbca7, may I ask how often you make sales? I notice you've got circa 600 images?


None.
07/28/2005 01:20:23 PM · #187
Hey nsbca7, i checked your portfolio at Alamy and all the images i clicked on have restrictions on everything. I may be mistaken, but doesnt that make them not saleable?
07/28/2005 01:38:35 PM · #188
Originally posted by Damian:

Hey nsbca7, i checked your portfolio at Alamy and all the images i clicked on have restrictions on everything. I may be mistaken, but doesnt that make them not saleable?


The only restrictions I have are on the images of the children for sensitive issues.
07/28/2005 02:33:20 PM · #189
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by Damian:

Hey nsbca7, i checked your portfolio at Alamy and all the images i clicked on have restrictions on everything. I may be mistaken, but doesnt that make them not saleable?


The only restrictions I have are on the images of the children for sensitive issues.


I see, what kind of sensitive issues if you dont mind me asking?
07/28/2005 06:19:05 PM · #190
Originally posted by Damian:

Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by Damian:

Hey nsbca7, i checked your portfolio at Alamy and all the images i clicked on have restrictions on everything. I may be mistaken, but doesnt that make them not saleable?


The only restrictions I have are on the images of the children for sensitive issues.


I see, what kind of sensitive issues if you dont mind me asking?


All of them. I don't think you keep models coming back for future sessions by selling thier picture as the 2005 poster child for child abuse or underage STDs.
07/28/2005 06:34:49 PM · #191
Originally posted by PaulMdx:

Grr my submission is still status 'Processing'. How long have people's submissions been at that status?

Depends how many images are on the disk. When I was sending in CDs with 10 or 12 images, it was a very short period. The last disk I sent was a DVD with about 66 images, and that took a few days.
07/28/2005 07:15:59 PM · #192
My second submission with 41 images was approved in 15 calendar (not working) days. Of the 41, 1 of them had a disk error called "image processing error", but the other 40 were all approved. 15 days isn't bad. Now I need to go keyword them and submit them.

I'm anxious to hear of the first sale from anyone... I hope it's soon!

Doug
07/28/2005 08:34:53 PM · #193
You know, given that 55 out of 56 images I've submitted to Alamy have been accepted (and the one exception was due to a disk error), I'm beginning to wonder about just how "picky" they are about image quality... I mean, I had nowhere NEAR that success rate submitting to IStockphoto... So, what does all that mean? Are the images on IStock a higher "quality" even though they charge less? Or what? I personally don't know what to think of it. Anyone have any opinions or theories to explain it? Thanks for any input! Or even just wild speculation! :-)

Doug
07/28/2005 09:54:59 PM · #194
Originally posted by dswebb:

You know, given that 55 out of 56 images I've submitted to Alamy have been accepted (and the one exception was due to a disk error), I'm beginning to wonder about just how "picky" they are about image quality... I mean, I had nowhere NEAR that success rate submitting to IStockphoto... So, what does all that mean? Are the images on IStock a higher "quality" even though they charge less? Or what? I personally don't know what to think of it. Anyone have any opinions or theories to explain it? Thanks for any input! Or even just wild speculation! :-)

Doug


Up until recently, I don't think they did any editing at all. As long as you follow the technical guidelines (48mb files) then you should be "accepted". That's how they amassed 3 milllion images so quickly. But back in the Jan/Feb newsletter this year Alamy said they would start "addressing issues":
-keyword spamming
-stolen keywords (paragraphs cut and pasted from someone else's images)
-too many similars
and I think it mentioned having model releases for RF photos.

Other than that, they still seem to take anything.
07/28/2005 09:59:58 PM · #195
Originally posted by dswebb:



I'm anxious to hear of the first sale from anyone... I hope it's soon!

Doug


Check out jodiecoston's sales info earlier in this thread.
07/28/2005 10:32:36 PM · #196
AND .... WOW .... even have to give them full credit card info just to register as a contibutor to prove who you are. Does the card I found in the parking lot count?? ... just kidding! Does anyone else have a problem giving out credit card info to a web site to register??
07/28/2005 10:45:11 PM · #197
Originally posted by PhantomEWO:

AND .... WOW .... even have to give them full credit card info just to register as a contibutor to prove who you are. Does the card I found in the parking lot count?? ... just kidding! Does anyone else have a problem giving out credit card info to a web site to register??


No. You gave the info to some nimrod at the gas staion last week without blinking an eye.
07/28/2005 11:08:56 PM · #198
Originally posted by dogz:


Up until recently, I don't think they did any editing at all. As long as you follow the technical guidelines (48mb files) then you should be "accepted". That's how they amassed 3 milllion images so quickly. But back in the Jan/Feb newsletter this year Alamy said they would start "addressing issues":
-keyword spamming
-stolen keywords (paragraphs cut and pasted from someone else's images)
-too many similars
and I think it mentioned having model releases for RF photos.

Other than that, they still seem to take anything.


If that is true, how can they justify charging so much more for their images? I mean, as far as I can see, you can't even zoom in to 100% on the images to view a portion of it and see the "real" image before you buy... So that combined with knowing the above would make me REAL leary of buying an image from them, if I were a buyer... Interesting...

Doug
07/29/2005 05:42:47 AM · #199
Doug

I have one explanation to propose... istock and the other microstock photos SEEM to me to be getting morons to qc their submissions - photos are refused on grounds of being out of focus when they are simply shallow depth of field but the plane of focus is pin sharp, for being poorly lit when another image of the exact same object taken at the exact same time from a similar angle but with different DOF settings is accepted, and for all sorts of other reasons that are not only arbitrary but are often nonsensical when looking at the photo in question. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't bother me hugely, though I think it's a shame they are letting some stuff through that I would imagine would be hard to sell and rejecting other stuff that strikes me as more saleable. But I do think it explains the problem. Then again, given that their technical requirements are less, they probably get a LOT more submissions to work through and can't afford the investment to actually have anyone other than cheap labour look at each submission carefully!

Alamy don't generally reject submissions on grounds of subject matter/ content (lighting, DOF etc). They refuse on grounds of quality of image itself - focus, artifacts, resolution, etc. Plus, most of the rejections I have come across myself have been down to failure to read and adhere to their submission requirements.
07/29/2005 05:50:13 AM · #200
Originally posted by dswebb:

If that is true, how can they justify charging so much more for their images? I mean, as far as I can see, you can't even zoom in to 100% on the images to view a portion of it and see the "real" image before you buy...

(Emphasis mine)

That's precisely the point - you don't need to zoom to 100% because Alamy's QC process makes sure anything that is added is excellent quality. As Kavey says.

Edit: Fixed emphasis

Message edited by author 2005-07-29 05:50:38.
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