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« on: October 06, 2014, 17:03 »
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Just uploaded a few and the criteria said 17MB (or approx 6 MP) although it still says 24MB everywhere else..


« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 20:29 »
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Was it a news upload - live news minimum is 6mb, as I remember it.


- Ann

« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 15:37 »
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Nope, ordinary upload

« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 08:50 »
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They just announced the change on their Twitter account.

Ed

« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 09:16 »
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It's also been confirmed in their forum.

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 09:38 »
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Thanks very much for highlighting this Woody, Ed E etc.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 12:14 »
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Agree and for those of us who like better than, I read it... here's the link:

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/prepare-images.asp?login=1

Uncompressed file sizes of more than 17MB. This means you must use a DSLR camera with at least 6 megapixels.
It doesn't mean that old P&S and other cameras will be acceptable:

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/recommended-digital-cameras.asp?login=1

G15 and 16 are the only two from that series. All the ##-D (noticed the 10-D is missing but I don't know why, that's what I used to get accepted at Alamy in the first place, and upsized too?) EOS-M and GX, plus the usual obvious ones. Similar standards for Nikon.

I don't know if that will change anything for me. I was happy to not need to Upsize things anymore when they made the last reasonable change.

Interesting though that Alamy has dropped down to 6MP images? And at the same time IS has gone towards "one size fits all" kind of pricing.


Thanks very much for highlighting this Woody, Ed E etc.

« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 13:49 »
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Agree and for those of us who like better than, I read it... here's the link:

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/prepare-images.asp?login=1

Uncompressed file sizes of more than 17MB. This means you must use a DSLR camera with at least 6 megapixels.
It doesn't mean that old P&S and other cameras will be acceptable:

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/recommended-digital-cameras.asp?login=1

G15 and 16 are the only two from that series. All the ##-D (noticed the 10-D is missing but I don't know why, that's what I used to get accepted at Alamy in the first place, and upsized too?) EOS-M and GX, plus the usual obvious ones. Similar standards for Nikon.

I don't know if that will change anything for me. I was happy to not need to Upsize things anymore when they made the last reasonable change.

Interesting though that Alamy has dropped down to 6MP images? And at the same time IS has gone towards "one size fits all" kind of pricing.


Thanks very much for highlighting this Woody, Ed E etc.



Alamy doesn't appear to adhere to its (frankly ridiculous) "accepted camera" policy anymore though. I have plenty of iPhone images and images that were taken with my Fujifilm x10 on Alamy. Back in the day, I used to have to strip the metadata for them to get accepted. Today, no problem whatsoever.

« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 14:19 »
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lamy doesn't appear to adhere to its (frankly ridiculous) "accepted camera" policy anymore though.

My understanding was that it was never a hard rule - more a list of recommendations.

« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 14:31 »
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lamy doesn't appear to adhere to its (frankly ridiculous) "accepted camera" policy anymore though.

My understanding was that it was never a hard rule - more a list of recommendations.

You are right, sorry, what I said wasn't right. What I *meant* was their list of forbidden cameras, which they once had, and which was silly.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2014, 13:10 »
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Yes to both. I had some images from the unapproved list, before they started watching (probably a bot reading the camera data) I didn't do it to fool anyone, it was a stitched photo using the G-6, so the size was fine and no cheating. I actually reduced it a little after the crop.

Being a dinosaur myself, I still don't have a good camera/phone. I just carry a P&S with me everywhere.

Anyone get a laugh out of the Alamy thread where they called people who uploaded real camera photos to Stockimo "cheaters" and called for removal because it wasn't a phone? Then debating if an iPod touch or a tablet was allowed, because it hasn't got a phone in it. (for anyone who wonders, it's an iPhone without the phone parts and without an expensive contract... works WiFi fine)

I still don't get all the attraction of taking photos with a little plastic lens the size of a thumbtack?

lamy doesn't appear to adhere to its (frankly ridiculous) "accepted camera" policy anymore though.

My understanding was that it was never a hard rule - more a list of recommendations.

You are right, sorry, what I said wasn't right. What I *meant* was their list of forbidden cameras, which they once had, and which was silly.

« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2014, 18:46 »
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Yes to both. I had some images from the unapproved list, before they started watching (probably a bot reading the camera data) I didn't do it to fool anyone, it was a stitched photo using the G-6, so the size was fine and no cheating. I actually reduced it a little after the crop.

Being a dinosaur myself, I still don't have a good camera/phone. I just carry a P&S with me everywhere.

Anyone get a laugh out of the Alamy thread where they called people who uploaded real camera photos to Stockimo "cheaters" and called for removal because it wasn't a phone? Then debating if an iPod touch or a tablet was allowed, because it hasn't got a phone in it. (for anyone who wonders, it's an iPhone without the phone parts and without an expensive contract... works WiFi fine)

I still don't get all the attraction of taking photos with a little plastic lens the size of a thumbtack?

Sorry to latch on to a minor and somewhat OT point here, but are you calling the current iPhone cameras "a little plastic lens the size of a thumbtack"? Because if that is so, you really *are* a dinosaur, current iPhones are actually wonderful little cameras... :P

« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2014, 19:07 »
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... current iPhones are actually wonderful little cameras... :P

So.... my next camera I will buy will be iPhone 6  ;)

« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2014, 21:26 »
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... current iPhones are actually wonderful little cameras... :P

So.... my next camera I will buy will be iPhone 6  ;)

Same here. Not as a first or second camera, but definitely as a camera!

Uncle Pete

« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2014, 20:39 »
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Dinosaur but not quite as extinct (yet)  :)

The lens is a 5 element design, F2.2 maximum aperture, 8MP CMOS 1/3" sensor. In fact the same one as the 5s. New software. (Apple has sacrificed a larger sensor for thinness. A larger sensor requires a larger lens.)

The iPhone 6 sensor has 1.5 micron pixels, compared to 5 micron on the full frame 5D Mark III at 22MP therefore light gathering ability is still distinctly compact camera.

A Canon Powershot 330 will outshoot and outperform an iPhone, any iPhone! In fact many P&S pocket cameras will beat the phone camera, and for less money. But they don't surf the web and can't call home.  ;)

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/point-and-shoot-beats-iphone-5s,news-17619.html

Yeah, now tell me how great it is, in your imagination, vs what it really is. And how big is the lens? Oh "about the size of a thumbtack" How big is it, if I'm wrong?


Yes to both. I had some images from the unapproved list, before they started watching (probably a bot reading the camera data) I didn't do it to fool anyone, it was a stitched photo using the G-6, so the size was fine and no cheating. I actually reduced it a little after the crop.

Being a dinosaur myself, I still don't have a good camera/phone. I just carry a P&S with me everywhere.

Anyone get a laugh out of the Alamy thread where they called people who uploaded real camera photos to Stockimo "cheaters" and called for removal because it wasn't a phone? Then debating if an iPod touch or a tablet was allowed, because it hasn't got a phone in it. (for anyone who wonders, it's an iPhone without the phone parts and without an expensive contract... works WiFi fine)

I still don't get all the attraction of taking photos with a little plastic lens the size of a thumbtack?


Sorry to latch on to a minor and somewhat OT point here, but are you calling the current iPhone cameras "a little plastic lens the size of a thumbtack"? Because if that is so, you really *are* a dinosaur, current iPhones are actually wonderful little cameras... :P


 

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