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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2013, 11:38 »
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Alamy- Thanks for coming by here.

Placing my fields into your fields seems to work fairly well for me. What I would like is for your Manage Images page to be able to drag and drop images between the keywords fields. Cut and paste is painful and error prone (losing a cut by forgetting to paste) and requires lots of clicks.


« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2013, 14:20 »
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I must be missing something here.

When I submit an image, Alamy puts all my IPTC keywords in 'comprehensive keywords'.  I then have to cut/paste them all into 'main keywords'.  I don't know if I have any images with so many keywords that they won't fit in 'main' so I have little if any use for 'comprehensive'. 

So why are some of you so enthusiastic about the current system?  It's just an annoying waste of time for me.

« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2013, 16:16 »
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It would be fantastic if there was just title, description and keywords all matching IPTC so you could just upload and not have to fill anything in or have to copy and paste it from one field to another.  Another bonus would be if it was cookied to remember stuff from last time i.e. licence type, digitally altered etc.

« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2013, 13:05 »
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Alamy has done a great job and is still my favorite site for adding photos! If the photo is good, low noise and no artifacting then it's good to go. No BS of the other sites like istock, Dreamstime, Fololia etc claiming bad composition and so on and who determines that?
Here is a good one from Dreamstime:
(Poor lighting due to lighting conditions (wrong time of day, dull skies, harsh shadows etc.) and/or camera limitations / Poor contrast or incorrect exposure.)
The photo was rejected on Dreamstime, Fotolia, Graphic Leftovers and a few others, it was taken in my studio so I don't know where the dull skies come into play.
The photo was accepted on Alamy and has sold 3 times since March 16th 2013 and has made a little over $600 which half goes to me. Not bad for a crap photo according to the companies that I would have made a dollar fifty from.
So thumbs up to Alamy!

Milinz

« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2013, 15:47 »
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I must be missing something here.

When I submit an image, Alamy puts all my IPTC keywords in 'comprehensive keywords'.  I then have to cut/paste them all into 'main keywords'.  I don't know if I have any images with so many keywords that they won't fit in 'main' so I have little if any use for 'comprehensive'. 

So why are some of you so enthusiastic about the current system?  It's just an annoying waste of time for me.

Then don't put anything there and save your annoying waste time for yourself.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2013, 01:52 »
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I don't see a lot of difference from the point of view usability.
The face is different, but the rest (the managing part) is always the same.

It looks like these persons using a lot of make-up to change there external aspect, put staying the same *inside*


 

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