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« on: July 25, 2006, 19:32 »
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A question for those of you who submit and have actually sold images at Alamy if anyone?

Presumably they send you an e-mail to say we have sold one of your images or does a cheque appear out of the blue?

Rather pleased today 2 DVDs accepted (OK partial fail on one DVD) but I think 87/88 is pretty darn good (and it was a fault on the DVd not the photo) now I get to keyword 175 photos tomorrow ;D

Strange thing the two DVDs were received on 27 June and 6th of July but uploaded on the same day.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2006, 19:34 by fintastique »


« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 03:31 »
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Alamy doesn't send an email when an image is sold.  You just have to check your sales. Once you reach the minimum payout (I forget how much.. $300 or something) they will send you a cheque or do a direct deposit in your bank account.  I have only gotten one payout.

« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 20:59 »
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Just got my first batch online recently. All nature shots. Not sure if they'll do well.

-ptlee-

« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 00:17 »
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I think alamy is going to be in for a MASSIVE increase in uploads when they first accept ftp uploads.  I know I have a pile of photos waiting to be sent it, and I am sort of putting it off until they get ftp. I think i have heard of quite a few more people who are doing the same.

« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 00:49 »
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Not sure when they're going to all out for ftp uploads, but I thought I'd just get a feel of the way they work first before the mad rush ;-) Just giving myself a bit of a fighting chance before the big submitters from microstock world comes in.

Yeah... it's going to be quite an increase in uploads. Wonder if Alamy can handle the 'potential' traffic increase.

-ptlee-

« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 03:32 »
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By the sounds of it I am a wise fellow investing 32p on a first class stamp and 20p on a piece of plastic to get my photos to them before the mad rush.

http://www.alamy.com/contributors/source/070806/news.asp#onlineuploads

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We will be letting you know exactly how the new system works nearer the time, but we can tell you that it does not involve emailing us images, or FTP.


Yes folks no FTP obviously afraid of an avalanche of images, it will also be a gradual process

I have noticed it takes a month between posting and "review" I keyworded Wednesday morning so I think its another 48 hours before the photos actually appear online.

They are hiring reviewers or Digital Image Quality Controllers as they call them so maybe anticipating an increase

Does anyone contribute to any other macro sites?

« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2006, 04:03 »
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Thanks for the heads-up.

I'll faithfully burn my CDs submit, and patiently wait for approval.

cheers,
ptlee

« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2006, 04:29 »
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from that page on Alamy you can resize to 3433 x 5150 or equivalent then save as a JPEG setting 12 so you can fit more images on your CD/DVD also you can keep the originals easier to check for errors on the discs a 50 meg tiff can take a while to load.

This will be my last disc of TIFFS I can't be bothered to go back and resave them all as JPEGS


 

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