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1 / PA to move all photography to the Alamy platform
« on: August 27, 2020, 12:21 »
News article today on Photo Archive News:

Whether this is good news for Alamy contributors, bad news, or will make no difference we will have to wait and see.

Adobe Stock / Editorial coming to Adobe -will Fotolia follow?
« on: November 03, 2016, 07:27 »
In a new partnership deal with Reuters, Adobe Stock will now be offering editorial images and video. What's not clear from the announcement is whether this editorial will also be mirrored on Fotolia and, more importantly, if this will pave the way for us to also be submitting editorial in the future. Ive been waiting for that for a long time and it will certainly be dissapointing if editorial is only limited to the Reuters content.

General - Top Sites / Public Holiday in the UK on May 30
« on: May 29, 2016, 14:38 »
Just a quick heads up that tommorow (May 30) is a national public holiday in the UK (Late Spring Holiday/Whitsun). Lots of people will be having a long weekend and/or extending into the week, so anyone who gets a lot of UK sales can expect a slow day or two. Sorry, don't shoot the messenger :P Regards, David.

4 / RF Editorial coming to Alamy!
« on: March 30, 2016, 14:14 »
Excuse me for starting a new thread -but I think this is pretty major news that has got somewhat lost in the thread here

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!

Probaly just a bug but I just uploaded an editorial image and got a tick box inviting me to nominate it to the Signature+ collection.
I haven't seen anything here or on the Istock forum about this -so did I miss something?
I ticked the box anyway, just to see what would happen really :)
Anyone else know more about this?
Regards, David.

Interesting to see Chris's petro/chemical industry portfolio as current featured photographer. Not sure that he is here at the moment (under any of his names) but congratulations anyway! Regards, David.

7 / Bigstock forum gone
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:12 »
Just went to check out their forum and found it gone. They have replaced it with a message saying it is removed (for now) and a feedback form on if/how we want to communicate with fellow contributors including options like: Bigstock forum, Facebook page, MSG etc. Ironically, I only went there because I thought I really should take a look more frequently. That, of course, was the problem -so little going on that it didn't encourage you to rush back in case you missed something interesting. Bit sad really, I might not have visited often but I liked the idea of it being there. That's the fourth (of the sites I'm on) forum to go - Picturenation, Yaymicro, 123RF went earlier. Facebook pages and Twitter do not have the same feel for me, though I'm on both. Maybe if enough people express an interest on the form they will bring it back. Anyone here going to miss it? Regards, David.

Off Topic / Is that it then? (Oban firework fiasco)
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:35 »
You know how it is - the excitement, the anticipation, the waiting and then finally the big night comes, only for it all to be over in less than a minute. No, not a comment on my personal life but this (probaly) the worlds shortest ever firework display. Enjoy! Regards, David.

(ETA Health warning, contains loud fireworks)

New Sites - General / Anyone for
« on: September 24, 2010, 12:00 »
Anyone know anything about this new Scandinavian stock site
They pay 50% commission but I had a job pinning down what this would actually be. They take Editorial images and are currently inviting Microstocks "finest" to apply (with some samples or a web link). The name doesn't exactly trip off the tongue but at least it makes clear what they do ;) Regards, David.

Yaymicro / Just me? Cannot access Yaymicro tonight
« on: July 28, 2010, 14:23 »
Anyone else tried to get on to Yay tonight (UK time)? Tried for the last three hours but cannot get on. Just a slow load followed by the "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" message. Hopefully just a problem with my ISP,  and would be happy to hear the rest of you can access ok! All other sites loading fine BTW. Regards, David.

11 / Rejection at SnapVillage
« on: September 27, 2008, 06:22 »
Anyone else had a rejection with the simple message "not stock material, no commercial potential"? New one on me! Their home page states that they post virtually all images providing they pass technical and legal requirements. The pictures of a child cutting out pastry on a kitchen worktop is online with two other libraries and would illustrate a whole range of things to do with children/play/development/education etc. I do not question SV's right to accept or reject any image they choose (it is their library!), just surprised at the reason. 32 years of working with stock images made me feel it had stock potential!

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