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Agency Based Discussion => Alamy.com => Topic started by: Dodie on October 18, 2018, 12:30

Title: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 18, 2018, 12:30
I am using Alamy for 2+ years and I'm still having a hard time to understand their statistics, or even to find my earnings.

1. Yesterday I got a "Other income - DACS Payment 2018" and I have no idea how I got it. Is there a way to know where does it come from?
This payment showed up after I deleted all my images (almost).


I reported a website using one of my images starting May and there was no sale reported for it. Finally, after insisting, the sale showed up on September 25 but it is still not cleared, so that is not the source of my DACS.

2. Another question that no dictionary could answer, please: what is the difference (in meaning) between "Balance brought forward" and "Balance carried forward"?

Thank you very much for any help.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: ShadySue on October 18, 2018, 13:02
https://www.dacs.org.uk (https://www.dacs.org.uk)
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 18, 2018, 13:36
https://www.dacs.org.uk (https://www.dacs.org.uk)
Thank you ShadySue.

I assume Alamy made the claim.
I've read what DACS is but is it possible to find out what kind of work is the payback for?
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: ShadySue on October 18, 2018, 13:50
https://www.dacs.org.uk (https://www.dacs.org.uk)
Thank you ShadySue.

I assume Alamy made the claim.
I've read what DACS is but is it possible to find out what kind of work is the payback for?

Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 18, 2018, 14:03
Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

I understand, I had a fast read on the site but I was not asking the right question. What I would like to know is which of my images were used on books, magazines....?
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: ShadySue on October 18, 2018, 15:02
Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

I understand, I had a fast read on the site but I was not asking the right question. What I would like to know is which of my images were used on books, magazines....?

Do you sell RM? If so, it's in your sales history.
If RF, I don't know, maybe Alamy has that info (?)
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Pauws99 on October 18, 2018, 15:39
Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

I understand, I had a fast read on the site but I was not asking the right question. What I would like to know is which of my images were used on books, magazines....?
Alamy do give quite a bit of info on their sales on licence types sold...more than any other sites.... I just got a DACS payment I just look on it as a bonus I'm sure I could spend days working it out so I'm happy they take a percentage.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Pauws99 on October 18, 2018, 15:43
Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

I understand, I had a fast read on the site but I was not asking the right question. What I would like to know is which of my images were used on books, magazines....?

Do you sell RM? If so, it's in your sales history.
If RF, I don't know, maybe Alamy has that info (?)
Yes the RF Editorial  info is the same as RM eg "Usage: Educational book. Editorial print + digital use. Up to DPS, inside. One time use only"
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 19, 2018, 02:38
Do you sell RM? If so, it's in your sales history.
If RF, I don't know, maybe Alamy has that info (?)
Yes, I have some RM, news/sport but I have no sales recorded for any of them in sales history or elsewhere.

Thank you ShadySue.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Alamy on October 19, 2018, 02:43
Do you sell RM? If so, it's in your sales history.
If RF, I don't know, maybe Alamy has that info (?)
Yes, I have some RM, news/sport but I have no sales recorded for any of them in sales history or elsewhere.

Thank you ShadySue.

The team will be happy to check this for you - please email the details to contributors@alamy.com

Best,

James Allsworth
Contributor Experience Manager
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 19, 2018, 02:53
Alamy do give quite a bit of info on their sales on licence types sold...more than any other sites.... I just got a DACS payment I just look on it as a bonus I'm sure I could spend days working it out so I'm happy they take a percentage.
Yes, I understand, this is the full half of the glass. However, if I look at the 100% DACS amount, it makes up 50% of my two years (poor) earnings. Maybe, those many unreported sales are not random, just saying.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 19, 2018, 03:06

The team will be happy to check this for you - please email the details to contributors@alamy.com

Best,

James Allsworth
Contributor Experience Manager

Hi James,

Thank you for your help.
By details you mean my contributor ID and image ID-s? I have no other details.
I appologize for being so ignorant in Alamy matters.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Alamy on October 19, 2018, 03:15

The team will be happy to check this for you - please email the details to contributors@alamy.com

Best,

James Allsworth
Contributor Experience Manager

Hi there,

Just your name and email address you've registered with Alamy under.

Thanks

James
Hi James,

Thank you for your help.
By details you mean my contributor ID and image ID-s? I have no other details.
I appologize for being so ignorant in Alamy matters.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Where do DACS come from?
Post by: Dodie on October 19, 2018, 03:38

Hi there,

Just your name and email address you've registered with Alamy under.

Thanks

James
Hi James,


Email sent, thank you James.