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09/23/2005 07:05:38 PM · #351
Hey,
My latest update. I just keyworded the last 88 images that Alamy accepted. I guess they'll actually show up in the catalog tomorrow. Still no sales yet though.

I've been encouraged by some of the latest postings about sales, and the amount of time it takes to start getting them. Thanks everyone for the info! And congratulations to those who have sold, keep it up!

Doug
09/23/2005 07:07:11 PM · #352
Oh, one other question... I've got some pics of the damage from Hurricane Katrina... Do you think that's something the "Alamy audience" would be interested in, or should I send those to a "penny stock" site? Thanks for any opinions.

Doug
09/23/2005 08:02:46 PM · #353
Great work for those who have got in and especially for those making sales.. Thats what is all about. It amazes me though at all the "snapshot" type photos acepted. I guess once the QC passes it really doesn't matter if the pic has marketing value as long as the noise is negligible and the contrast, color and sharpness is good. Don;t get me wrong, there are a lot of great pics but a lot of junk too. For those who sell .....GREAT Job.
09/23/2005 08:46:22 PM · #354
Originally posted by dswebb:

Oh, one other question... I've got some pics of the damage from Hurricane Katrina... Do you think that's something the "Alamy audience" would be interested in, or should I send those to a "penny stock" site? Thanks for any opinions.

Doug

Absolutely send those pics to Alamy. They do more editorial sales than commercial. I wouldn't bother posting anything to the penny sites.
09/23/2005 09:36:11 PM · #355
Originally posted by briphoto:

Which image was it that sold for so high? I just passed QC for my test images, now to get more images online (it's a rather lengthy process with them).


It was this one. (That's my eye!)

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A non-profit educational organization in Utah licensed it for poster usage. :)
09/23/2005 10:22:35 PM · #356
Originally posted by oOWonderBreadOo:

I've been keeping up with this post & don't remember anyone talking about this... what is your workflow when scanning images?

They want you to scan in 16 bit but they want you to send them at 8. (I screwed up & scanned mine at 8 & now I may have to re-do arrgh!!!)

SO! Think I could get by with 8? And for the ones I do right :0)... Do you upsize, edit & then switch to 8 for the last step?
TIA :0)


Just a bump for my question... has anyone else scanned in old files to upload?
edit: old slides or negs ;0)

Message edited by author 2005-09-23 22:24:28.
09/23/2005 10:50:32 PM · #357
I'm in!!! All 15 images passed QC! Now to send in the other 400 I have waiting!!! Muaaaahahahaahahahahahah!!! :-)
09/23/2005 11:12:11 PM · #358
seeing what is getting licensed makes me think I'm submitting the wrong kind of images - a photo of a statue got licensed??? I never even look at a statue, except to think what a waste of CF card space they are!

I've got to rethink my style if I"m going to do this.
09/23/2005 11:51:21 PM · #359
Originally posted by oOWonderBreadOo:

Originally posted by oOWonderBreadOo:

I've been keeping up with this post & don't remember anyone talking about this... what is your workflow when scanning images?

They want you to scan in 16 bit but they want you to send them at 8. (I screwed up & scanned mine at 8 & now I may have to re-do arrgh!!!)

SO! Think I could get by with 8? And for the ones I do right :0)... Do you upsize, edit & then switch to 8 for the last step?
TIA :0)


Just a bump for my question... has anyone else scanned in old files to upload?
edit: old slides or negs ;0)


Yes. All my images on alamy are from slides I scanned on my Nikon 8000 ED scanner. I should have 56 more up in a week or so, they received my CD last week. I sold the Pug image after about 8 days.

my scanned alamy photos

Message edited by author 2005-09-24 00:50:51.
09/24/2005 12:35:08 AM · #360
DigitalKnight,
How can you tell what is getting licensed? I wish you could see things like how many times an image has been viewed and/or bought, but haven't seen how to do it. What am I missing? Thanks...

Doug
09/24/2005 05:46:01 AM · #361
Originally posted by dswebb:

DigitalKnight,
How can you tell what is getting licensed? I wish you could see things like how many times an image has been viewed and/or bought, but haven't seen how to do it. What am I missing? Thanks...

Doug


if you have your images licensed as RF you can't see what they are used for when they are bought. HOwever if they are licensed as RM, when they are bought the purchaser has to specify the usage and size and where... that is how people know about their sold images.

no they don't have number of times an image has been viewed, or purcahsed available as a statistic
09/29/2005 11:29:07 AM · #362
another sizing question, if ya'll don't mind...

i just resized a 300dpi 8x10 to 16x20 so that i could get the large print approved for dpcPrints. the saved jpg was about 11mb. for grins, i saved as tiff and it came out to 84mb. i know about the 48mb requirement, but does alamy have any dpi and/or pixel requirements?

tia, please pardon my laziness, just thought i'd ask here first ;-)
09/29/2005 02:59:36 PM · #363
The tricky part of sizing for Alamy is that they want 48 mb files with 8 bit rather than 16 bit. It is easy to get the file size if you are using 16 bit Tiff files, but harder when you go down to 8 bit TIFFs.

09/29/2005 03:23:51 PM · #364
thanks, mary ann! now, please, pardon my ignorance, but when the title bar in PS says (RGB/8), does that mean i'm at 8 bit?
09/29/2005 04:12:13 PM · #365
yes it does.
09/29/2005 04:25:42 PM · #366
leaf, how do you decide which ones to have RF and which to have RM? Or are all of yours one or the other?
09/29/2005 04:38:29 PM · #367
Originally posted by skiprow:

another sizing question, if ya'll don't mind...

i just resized a 300dpi 8x10 to 16x20 so that i could get the large print approved for dpcPrints. the saved jpg was about 11mb. for grins, i saved as tiff and it came out to 84mb. i know about the 48mb requirement, but does alamy have any dpi and/or pixel requirements?

tia, please pardon my laziness, just thought i'd ask here first ;-)


300 ppi at 48Mb and above.
09/30/2005 05:22:31 AM · #368
I don't recall any dpi or dimension requirements for Alamy, just the 48Mb minimum (except for reportage).

QUESTION for anybody who has a good answer- What software do you use to burn your photos to DVD to send to Alamy? All the ones I'm finding promote their ability to "create a slideshow", which is NOT what I'm trying to do. I just need to burn the photos onto the DVD, plain and simple.
09/30/2005 09:03:23 AM · #369

I use Toast 6 Titanium - works great

I have a Mac PowerBook G4
09/30/2005 10:40:21 AM · #370
Just a question or a request...

Can anyone post a 100% crop of an image accepted by Alamy? I don't want to waste my time if my images aren't sharp enough.
09/30/2005 11:43:17 AM · #371
Originally posted by dahkota:

Just a question or a request...

Can anyone post a 100% crop of an image accepted by Alamy? I don't want to waste my time if my images aren't sharp enough.


Here is the whole image (alamy version is 70mb):
Red square is crop area

...and the100% crop
09/30/2005 11:54:58 AM · #372
Originally posted by Bebe:

leaf, how do you decide which ones to have RF and which to have RM? Or are all of yours one or the other?


Well i am a little in the same boat as you, however these are my general rules.

If it is of people on the street, or something with a brand name, it is obviously RM because it can only be used for editorial style stuff

If it is pretty standard things, like isolated objects on a white background then royalty free

If you are using models make it RM or other interesting things, maybe RM. I almost only have RF on alamy now though. I have submitted to Myloupe as well. Since i want to submit the same images to a few sites i have to go with RM (except for the editorial images... they only go to alamy)

i am thinking of posting more RM images though....
09/30/2005 11:57:37 AM · #373
Originally posted by MeThoS:

Originally posted by dahkota:

Just a question or a request...

Can anyone post a 100% crop of an image accepted by Alamy? I don't want to waste my time if my images aren't sharp enough.


Here is the whole image (alamy version is 70mb):
Red square is crop area

...and the100% crop


Thank you! At print size, my images look great. At 100% they seems a hair soft. I wanted to make sure I was on the right track. Since I'm not sure how they use them, its great to know I may pass inspection. Onward to resizing more...

Thanks again - this really is a great help!

d
09/30/2005 12:05:03 PM · #374
Originally posted by leaf:


If it is of people on the street, or something with a brand name, it is obviously RM because it can only be used for editorial style stuff


i don't think that RM means it can only be used for editorial stuff. it just means that someone gets to approve the conditions for which it will be used, correct?

i'm not 100% sure on this, though. but you CAN used RM images in advertising, etc. beyond editorial usage.
09/30/2005 12:17:44 PM · #375
Hey, challenge successful for me - I thought they would notify me upon a sale, but they didn't.

Just found out I sold one earlier this month, a cover for some magazine no less - made my day.

My first stock sale at real stock prices - now the challenge is to get to 30 sales a month...
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