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« on: March 30, 2016, 14:14 »
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Excuse me for starting a new thread -but I think this is pretty major news that has got somewhat lost in the thread here http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=27342.0

Around post 10, James from Alamy dropped the news. With the forthcoming new contributor tools at Alamy you will now be able to choose a new RF Editorial category. Why is this important? Well it means that those of us that concentrate on editorial images on microstock (which are RF) will now be able to upload the same or similar images to Alamy - exposing our work to a whole new set of buyers. For anyone not clear about the current situation -editorials on Alamy have to be under a RM (Rights Managed) license and they do not allow you to upload images that are available under a RF license elsewhere.

With the new RF Editorial category you will no longer have to make that either (Alamy) or (Microstock) decision. Of course, I understand that many contributors may wish to continue to keep their portfolios distinctive on both -which you can. For contributors like me who have their editorial ports as RF on microstock (and, therefore, currently excluded from Alamy editorial) this is great news!




ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 14:25 »
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I'll be interested to see the price.
At the moment, some small sales (under the UKNS, which we can opt out of) which are RM can result in many repeat sales (if we find, report and eventually get paid for them).
It won't be so good if the RF prices were the same as the tiny RM prices, but the files could be reused many times. Hopefully the RF price will be set considerably higher.
RF is a curse for contributors.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 21:44 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 15:56 »
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if alamy really will do this i think they will stay on 2nd position in the poll for quite a while. good news

« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 21:20 »
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It's a smart decision.  Looking forward to adding my RF editorial collection to Alamy. 

« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 03:02 »
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It does not make a difference for me (like many other macrostockers) as I like to be paid per each usage (RM) and keep better control where my work is used, so no RF then.

About Alamy's position on the right side - I think we can expect to see it even above SS, on the first place soon, as sales are increasing nicely for many people. My friends who joined Alamy last year, sold first images in first weeks/ months, even few files at once. I'm still surprised to see microstockers complaining that they have no sales and at the same time they push their work to micros for 1/10 - 1/100 of the price... It's nothing unusual that (some) clients will choose the cheaper option = less sales on Alamy.
I said it long time ago and keep saying - support good agencies and good sales will come ;)

« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 05:11 »
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Microstockers dont have sales because they dont thread Alamy as it should be......

« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 07:45 »
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James,

Just out of curiosity. Will RF Editorial still be unedited? It will be like if we choose that we dont have releases for a property or person a RF image will get automatically the status Editorial Use Only?

Thanks!!!!!

« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 08:23 »
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James,

Just out of curiosity. Will RF Editorial still be unedited? It will be like if we choose that we dont have releases for a property or person a RF image will get automatically the status Editorial Use Only?

Thanks!!!!!

Hi Mirco - well, you're now veering into asking support type questions for things that are not yet live! :)

There will be an editorial only option you can select for your RF photos on Alamy - as far as that being automatically assigned etc, that would be logical and is in our plans for testing but I can't confirm that things will work exactly in this way just yet until we've finalised everything.

We appreciate your patience.

Cheers

James A

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 08:37 »
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Microstockers dont have sales because they dont thread Alamy as it should be......
Mebbes aye, mebbes naw; but now Alamy will be offering RF Editorial, they will be swamped by content already on the micros, which presumably they are well aware of and welcome.

Added: I'm not remotely excited about this. I'm in Alamy particularly to support the RM model.
Be careful what you wish for!
« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 16:52 by ShadySue »

dpimborough

« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 14:22 »
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I for one will be happy that I no longer have to do two different shoots of editorial on different set ups one for Alamy and one for the rest.


« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 15:08 »
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James,

Just out of curiosity. Will RF Editorial still be unedited? It will be like if we choose that we dont have releases for a property or person a RF image will get automatically the status Editorial Use Only?

Thanks!!!!!

Hi Mirco - well, you're now veering into asking support type questions for things that are not yet live! :)

There will be an editorial only option you can select for your RF photos on Alamy - as far as that being automatically assigned etc, that would be logical and is in our plans for testing but I can't confirm that things will work exactly in this way just yet until we've finalised everything.

We appreciate your patience.

Cheers

James A
James, thanks for the information! Can you tell us when is approximate ETA of new contributor keywording tools/upload system (someone mentioned earlier in other thread) and arrival of RF Editorials?

« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2016, 08:36 »
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James,

Just out of curiosity. Will RF Editorial still be unedited? It will be like if we choose that we dont have releases for a property or person a RF image will get automatically the status Editorial Use Only?

Thanks!!!!!

Hi Mirco - well, you're now veering into asking support type questions for things that are not yet live! :)

There will be an editorial only option you can select for your RF photos on Alamy - as far as that being automatically assigned etc, that would be logical and is in our plans for testing but I can't confirm that things will work exactly in this way just yet until we've finalised everything.

We appreciate your patience.

Cheers

James A
James, thanks for the information! Can you tell us when is approximate ETA of new contributor keywording tools/upload system (someone mentioned earlier in other thread) and arrival of RF Editorials?

It's not possible for us to give solid dates at the moment as things change and we don't want to give inaccurate info, but it will likely be a few months from now.

Thanks

James A

U11


« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2016, 09:38 »
0
it will likely be a few months from now.
could you please also consider to support ability to migrate some existing RM editorial  to RF editorial

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 09:47 »
0
Wow, I'm super excited about this!  This will be a nice addition to a great agency, thank you Alamy!

« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 16:31 »
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Exciting news!  I would also be interested in exploring the possibility of migrating RM editorial to RF.  Not a big deal for me since I am fairly new to Alamy and haven't uploaded a lot as of yet. 

« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2016, 05:49 »
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Anybody got some news about that topic?

ShadySue

« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2016, 06:10 »
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Anybody got some news about that topic?
This month, next month, sometime, never.  ::)

« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2016, 17:04 »
0
James,

Just out of curiosity. Will RF Editorial still be unedited? It will be like if we choose that we dont have releases for a property or person a RF image will get automatically the status Editorial Use Only?

Thanks!!!!!

Hi Mirco - well, you're now veering into asking support type questions for things that are not yet live! :)

There will be an editorial only option you can select for your RF photos on Alamy - as far as that being automatically assigned etc, that would be logical and is in our plans for testing but I can't confirm that things will work exactly in this way just yet until we've finalised everything.

We appreciate your patience.

Cheers

James A

Is Alamy going to give video a nudge any time soon?


 

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