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« on: February 20, 2012, 16:04 »
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Anyone else seeing issues with review times. Used to take a few days to a week.....now I'm seeing a month still sitting QC.

Thanks


steheap

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 16:30 »
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That's pretty easy - they are going to reject them. Don't upload any others as those will be rejected as well. I uploaded last night and they were approved this morning, which is what normally happens when you have built up a reasonable reputation for not having files rejected

Steve

« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 16:56 »
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I have had about 75 approved with no problems. Now I have 10 sitting in QC. Will they tell you what ones have been rejected? Why would the next batch be rejected also?

« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 17:08 »
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thats very weird.. always a day.. less than 24h.. not weekend of course

steheap

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 17:22 »
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Yes, I've had this before. If you have uploaded a batch that is going to be rejected, they wait 3 weeks or so and then send the reject notice. The reject notice will tell you which image caused the whole lot to be rejected. When they reject one batch, they reject all others in the queue at the same time - which is why you should not send any more images in while this process is going on

Steve

« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 17:29 »
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You're in the sin bin.  ;)
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 12:02 by Microstock Posts »

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 15:30 »
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I want to ask you what is review time lately? I'm waiting a week now which is not normal here. Review time usually takes 2 - 4 days.
Friends tell me they're waiting too, and some people have rejected images. Have you guys felt changes on Alamy with that?

I know that long processing time has nothing to do with rejections recently - I had 1 batch rejected (long time ago), where review time was 2 days.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 15:36 by Ariene »

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 15:32 »
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I haven't uploaded anything very recently (last couple of weeks), but before that they were taking 6-7 days for a while, though I had had 1-2 days before that.

« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 02:38 »
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On Alamy it is your responsibility to ensure you meet their standards they check a sample if one is rejected they reject everything. If I have a batch rejected I check it very carefully before resubmitting any pics.

« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2013, 05:28 »
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My batches this month have been approved in 1-6 days.

« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2013, 07:27 »
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I've had a rejection before - was surprised/baffled
but when I checked, one of my images had dust spot at 100%,  I forgot to edit out
so they are usually right when it comes to rejection, otherwise it is a easy reivew to pass

« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2013, 09:22 »
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Just reviewed. Uploaded 12-th and accepted 19-th.
One problem here - not complete IPTC in file (manage images, new version) :(

Grrrr...

« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2013, 20:44 »
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Approval took around 24-48 hours for my most recent submissions.

« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 21:00 »
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My last batch took about 3 days.

« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 00:55 »
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Thanks for info.
And what about problems with IPTC in "manage images" section in Alamy, is it only me or someone else here? When I look at properties in file everything is as it should be, every info added. I upload images few years and never happend like that.

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 09:42 »
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Thanks for info.
And what about problems with IPTC in "manage images" section in Alamy, is it only me or someone else here? When I look at properties in file everything is as it should be, every info added. I upload images few years and never happend like that.
You're not alone >:( Same here!

« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 05:07 »
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Just interested, what is review time now? I'm waiting since 20 Dec.

« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 05:12 »
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Me too, starting to think I will get the 30 day rejection penalty.

Ron

« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 05:13 »
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Just interested, what is review time now? I'm waiting since 20 Dec.


http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/1667-christmas-cover/

I am in the queue since 22nd. I believe there is no need to worry just yet  :)

« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 05:32 »
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After last 2 days review time it (2 weeks) feels like forever now...
Well, maybe I work to much? ;) Two batches waiting in queue and next waiting to upload... Ok, I better go out in this rainy weather and take some more good photos of wet people in city rush :p

« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 11:51 »
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Just interested, what is review time now? I'm waiting since 20 Dec.


http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/1667-christmas-cover/

I am in the queue since 22nd. I believe there is no need to worry just yet  :)

Hope so.  That link is about the forum moderators but maybe it indicates the whole company took holiday.  My last two batches got approved in less than 24 hours so maybe I am spoiled.

Odd I've not seen anyone on their forum complaining.

Ron

« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 11:54 »
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Because they all know Alamy took a holiday.

ShadySue

« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 11:55 »
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"We're taking some time out to recharge our batteries over the holidays, so QC will take longer than usual between 21st December and 9th January.
Turnaround time will be back to normal by Monday 13th January."


http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2013/12/12/5570.aspx

« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 12:19 »
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ShadySue, and that's why I ask you here if anyone has had reviewed batch at all in that 2 weeks :) From 2 days to 2 weeks this is longer, I agree... ;)

« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 20:57 »
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"We're taking some time out to recharge our batteries over the holidays, so QC will take longer than usual between 21st December and 9th January.
Turnaround time will be back to normal by Monday 13th January."


http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2013/12/12/5570.aspx

Note to self: read Alamy blog before asking stupid questions...............

Thanks ShadySue and Ron.  I'll go back to uploading now.

« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 13:14 »
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Did you upload anything lately? What is the review time now?
Thanks.

ShadySue

« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 13:47 »
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About 3 days IME.

dbvirago

« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2014, 15:47 »
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I have had about 75 approved with no problems. Now I have 10 sitting in QC. Will they tell you what ones have been rejected? Why would the next batch be rejected also?

Almost exactly 30 days after your submission, you will get a reject. They will only give you a reason for the one image they are rejecting. All other images in that batch or submitted between that batch and the rejection will also be rejected. It is one of the frustrating things about working with them and there are several threads on their forums about it.

My experience that batches that pass are always early the next business day. The first thing I check if that doesn't happen is to see if there are any UK holidays.

ShadySue

« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 16:07 »
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Until last week, mine were taking c5 days.

« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 23:26 »
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Almost exactly 30 days after your submission, you will get a reject. They will only give you a reason for the one image they are rejecting. All other images in that batch or submitted between that batch and the rejection will also be rejected. It is one of the frustrating things about working with them and there are several threads on their forums about it.

I was rejected once, over a year ago. I got that info second day after uploaded batch. I could upload next batch the same day (so I did). When I pass I usually get info in two days too.

In last column of Media submissions named Status (Terms explained) you can see little "i", click it and you'll see all images rejected, but the bad one will have Rejection reasons visible.
Mine was Noticeable retouching  and yes, I'm glad they found it. My mistake.


The way Alamy review has plus and minus:
plus - they can accept much more images than if reviewing one by one. It would take months to review every single image...
minus - you can make a mistake and upload bad image and it'll be on sale soon, but... it's your gallery, you are the author and it's in your business to put only best quality images that can sell.

« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2014, 05:25 »
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I have uploaded 6 batches so far this month inspection times have varied from 1 day to 3 days for me


« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2014, 05:29 »
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I have uploaded 6 batches so far this month inspection times have varied from 1 day to 3 days for me

If they are accepted, that is. If they are rejected, you have to wait almost a month, as dbvirago said above. Plus everything you submitted in the meantime will be rejeceted, too.

« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2014, 06:33 »
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I have uploaded 6 batches so far this month inspection times have varied from 1 day to 3 days for me

If they are accepted, that is. If they are rejected, you have to wait almost a month, as dbvirago said above. Plus everything you submitted in the meantime will be rejeceted, too.

sorry yes i'd guess that if you have been waiting any more than 5/6 days your in the sin bin :(

ShadySue

« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2014, 06:35 »
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I have uploaded 6 batches so far this month inspection times have varied from 1 day to 3 days for me

If they are accepted, that is. If they are rejected, you have to wait almost a month, as dbvirago said above. Plus everything you submitted in the meantime will be rejeceted, too.

sorry yes i'd guess that if you have been waiting any more than 5/6 days your in the sin bin :(
Not always, I think I've gone to 9 days and been accepted, a while back.
If anyone hasn't uploaded for a while, be aware that the acceptance email doesn't come out right away nowadays. If you check Track Your Submissions, you'll see when they get in - it can be over a week when you get the email, often three or four different batches together (i.e. batches accepted at different times).

« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2014, 06:42 »
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not sure what my longest historical is..but at the moment they seem to be down to a few days for me, so if I got to day 5/6 and not been reviewed I would think myself very lucky to avoid the sin bin..

..thanks for tip on the email I didn't know that, I have just assumed I had missed the email..somehow..

« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2014, 08:04 »
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Just had a batch accepted after just under 4 days. I'm completely new there, my first "proper" upload after being accepted. The email must have gone out pretty well immediately as I had checked on the site an hour or so earlier and they were still waiting.
Now to keyword etc. . .

« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2014, 08:10 »
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The last three weeks have produced fast reviews, usually within 1-2 days.  Always "Passed QC".

« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2014, 08:25 »
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Now to keyword etc. . .

Oh, the fun of it...  ;D

« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2014, 08:35 »
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Now to keyword etc. . .

Oh, the fun of it...  ;D

Yeah, not my favourite job, but at least the images there are accepted, so the work on the description and so on is not in vain. :)

ShadySue

« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2014, 08:42 »
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Now to keyword etc. . .

Oh, the fun of it...  ;D

Yeah, not my favourite job, but at least the images there are accepted, so the work on the description and so on is not in vain. :)

Must be the day for it. Batches, dating from Sat morning, just came in. I'd been refreshing 'track submissions' but seeing your post above made me check - and the email is in too - though that covers batches from the 13th to date.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 09:31 by ShadySue »

« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2014, 15:03 »
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« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 15:07 by danielitos »

« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2014, 23:49 »
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Just had a batch accepted after just under 4 days.

Same here, 4th day accepted. Back to work and luck with your sales!

@ danielitos, I got the email too.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 23:53 by Ariene »

« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2014, 01:35 »
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Uploaded two batches last week - first took 2 days, second was less than 24 hours.

« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2014, 07:33 »
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If you are a professional photographer and Alamy is part of your busines, this means that you'll upload an average of almost 50 perfect pictures per week as I do, including livenews. In this case every batch will be reviewed in no more than 36 hrs. If you fail QC the delay will be longer


 

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