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July 2008

New QC procedures as a result of persistent failures

@ 23 July 2008 at 12:35 by Patrick Ashby - QC team

Alamy has always welcomed diversity of content so we’re happy to accept all types of imagery. It’s for this reason we don’t edit. We do have to check that our clients are going to be happy with the technical quality of the images they buy. The “open-door” policy at Alamy means that we have a broad base of contributors whose work is assessed by Alamy Quality Control (QC) staff. More...

Limited Use goes worldwide

@ 11 July 2008 at 09:30 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

The Limited Use scheme as announced on this blog is now available worldwide. More...

Novel Use update: corporate subscriptions for internal use

@ 10 July 2008 at 12:14 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

For the next phase of Novel Use we are running a pilot scheme offering limited subscriptions to major corporations. More...

Update regarding Novel Use and Limited Use

@ 8 July 2008 at 09:35 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

It has quickly become clear that we should be providing greater flexibility to our contributors with regards to Novel Use. We have had feedback from many contributors who see the value in the scheme but do not want to commit their entire Alamy collection to this model. More...

Annotation – problems we have found and tips to avoid them

@ 7 July 2008 at 11:03 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

We introduced our new annotation structure to enable us to improve the quality of our search results, launch a number of new features and to improve our offering to the commercial market. More...