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December 2007

Search Engine suggestions welcome

@ 17 December 2007 at 11:28 by Pippa Greig

The Alamy search engine has the ability to interpret keywords in a search and retrieve images that contain variations of the same word. Occasionally this system makes incorrect assumptions about which words to associate with the original search term. More...

Contributor filename no longer searched

@ 14 December 2007 at 16:08 by Pippa Greig

We've made the decision to stop making contributor references searchable on the website (these are the references that we create from your image filenames, by moving the file extensions. e.g. .tif or .jpeg). This change will be reflected when our search engine next updates. More...


@ 13 December 2007 at 17:10 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

This month's issue covers situations related to the Christmas season and coinciding with availability of props and seasonal considerations. We recommend contributors to look at current home and décor magazines like Country Homes, Ideal Homes and Fashion magazines to see the contemporary styles that are de rigueur but enduring and latest interpretations of Christmas. More...

Bigger is better...

@ 10 December 2007 at 15:21 by James Allsworth

We are pleased to announce that as from today we will be displaying larger thumbnails on the search results. More...

Testing, testing 123!

@ 7 December 2007 at 15:27 by Pippa Greig

We’re always keen to involve you in the testing of various software, systems and applications designed for use by Alamy contributors. These are usually internally developed tools such as AlamyUpload, the new Annotation fields and AlamyMeasures but may also include third party software that is designed to be compatible with Alamy. More...

AlamyMeasures (beta) - follow up note 1

@ 6 December 2007 at 09:14 by James West - CEO

Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions on the blog and forum pages. This has been very helpful in enabling us to understand what you would like to see done differently. The good news is that there seems to be quite a lot of consensus about what the key issues are. More...