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March 2009

New annotation tools (Manage Images v2.0) update

@ 30 March 2009 at 14:07 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

I'm pleased to announce that following our successful trial with 10 contributors, the long awaited revamp of annotation tools (called Manage Images v2.0) has today been rolled out to a further 50 Alamy contributors. More...

Clarification regarding RM images and UK newspapers

@ 20 March 2009 at 15:45 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

In response to some of the comments received, we wanted to make our position clear on Rights Managed (L or RP) images. A newspaper downloading a Rights Managed image will only be able to use the image once. More...

Scheduled downtime - Sunday March 22nd

@ 20 March 2009 at 08:59 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

We need to undertake some essential maintenance during the morning of Sunday the 22nd of March. The work is scheduled to run from 3.00am (UK time) through until 8.00am ( USA EST Saturday 11pm - 4am Sunday ) but we cannot guarantee that it will not take longer. More...

UK newspapers - message 2

@ 19 March 2009 at 17:42 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Thank you for all of your thoughtful emails and comments on the blog. It's been very interesting to read your various perspectives and I appreciate your support in helping us find a workable solution. More...

UK newspaper revenue declining rapidly

@ 18 March 2009 at 17:45 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

We have seen some dramatic declines with some of our newspaper customers this quarter, ranging from 30% to 70% down year on year. I would like to share some thoughts with you on how we can reverse this trend. More...

Funds transfer payments

@ 10 March 2009 at 11:02 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

As there are no longer any fees associated with your payments from Alamy, there hasn't been a better time to opt to be paid by funds transfer. More...

Scheduled downtime - Sunday March 8th

@ 6 March 2009 at 15:32 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

We need to undertake some essential maintenance during the morning of Sunday the 8th of March. The work is scheduled to run from 3.00am GMT (UK time) through until 11.00am GMT but we cannot guarantee that it will not take longer. More...

UPDATED Monday 16th March : Apologies - search engine not updating

@ 4 March 2009 at 17:05 by Alan Capel - Head of Content

UPDATED 16TH March: The search engine will update later today and changes will be reflected tomorrow More...

Commercial images - thoughts in progress

@ 2 March 2009 at 11:44 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

We've got a lot of work to do before the commercial section of the Alamy site is something we can aggressively market. We knew this from the outset - sticking something on your homepage does not constitute a sales and marketing plan. You have to go out and sell it, tell your customers about it, etc. More...

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