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02/22/2010 10:59:24 AM · #1
And finally I got a first positive mail from Alamy with nice words "Congratulations! We have assessed your test submission and you have passed your Alamy Quality Control test." I almost lost hope but finally I did it. The upsizing issue was a little bit confusing.
Any suggestions & guidelines are welcomed. I am very new here. I see it as nice place or my portrait shot which are without model release.
02/22/2010 11:33:30 AM · #2
Congrats, Nilesh. If you got any questions, just ask.
02/22/2010 11:36:36 AM · #3
What? You had a hard time getting accepted? I've seen your photos I figured you'd have gotten accepted first try. If they are being strict and not allowing your photos in, I'm never going to get any new photos approved.
02/22/2010 11:41:31 AM · #4
I've never had anything pass QC, ever. Congrats!
02/22/2010 11:50:27 AM · #5
Originally posted by albc28:

What? You had a hard time getting accepted? I've seen your photos I figured you'd have gotten accepted first try. If they are being strict and not allowing your photos in, I'm never going to get any new photos approved.


I has nothing to do with the image quality...it's all about the file quality.
02/22/2010 09:34:40 PM · #6
Thanks for the greetings!
I will love to know what is working, what is not working, and what kinds of things has Alamy been rejecting? I will also like to get inspired from your sold images on this site if you will like to share.
02/22/2010 10:00:11 PM · #7
Congratulations! Hope you will have an easy time to get your images pass the QC!
02/22/2010 10:19:11 PM · #8
Congratulations! I have only a few shots on there so haven't sold anything yet, but got sick of giving my images away on the microstocks. You've inspired me to upload a bit more. Might get onto that now.
02/23/2010 10:21:41 AM · #9
Talk about omens! Just got an email from Alamy asking me to start submitting images! I registered with them when I first got the D40, before realizing that it would be way tough to ge images of suitable size/quality for Alamy with it. I learned only recently that the D40 wasn't on their list of approved cameras.

But now I have a D90, which is on their list of approved cameras, and a ton of confidence, so watch out Alamy! :-)

ETA: Was glad to see this on the site re sharpening:

Sharpening should be applied only once and this is best done at the repro stage.

Message edited by author 2010-02-23 11:25:17.
03/03/2010 04:56:37 PM · #10
getting files on alamy is no problem, it just needs to be the best file quality as said above, of course the subject does need to be reasonable, getting files noticed on alamy is the really hard part, keywording is so so important because of their three keyword priority tiers and because the searcher doesnt have sort options. But when you get a sale, its well worth the trouble of the time on keywording and messing around with file sizes.
03/12/2010 03:33:17 PM · #11
I have had two acceptances and about 13 refusals. I don't fully understand their criteria.
03/15/2010 06:51:52 AM · #12
What were their rejection reasons?

Their criteria are simple, but pretty rigid - they don't make judgements on content but demand reasonably high technical quality (although, insanely, not as ridiculously high as microstock seems to these days).

I've got a small collection of rejections; a couple for incorrect sizes when I've neglected to upsample and a handful for being "soft or lacking definition". In those cases, if I'm honest with myself I knew they were a little on the soft side, and was trying to see if I would get away with it.

In general, as long as you submit stuff that you know are technically sound and decently sharp you'll get through.
05/23/2010 06:45:36 PM · #13
Originally posted by TomMMD:

I have had two acceptances and about 13 refusals. I don't fully understand their criteria.


I just got accepted by Alamy. However before I even thought to submit images for QC, I printed out their list of reasons to refuse an image, and went through them one by one. Tripod helps with most potential issues. chromatic aberration is my only occasional bugaboo and now I know how to fix it, I'm pretty confident now in my abilities to tell if a photo is worth submitting or not So far 14 images up, no rejections. So I am keeping on doing what I am doing...
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