Speed through Alamy QC with our Lightroom cheat sheet

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Use Adobe Lightroom to avoid the most common QC failure reasons…download our handy PDF here.

From a recent survey, we know that a lot of you prefer to use Lightroom to process your images and get them ready to upload to Alamy. We’ve put together a handy ‘cheat sheet’ listing the most common QC failure reasons and a guide to how you can fix them quickly and easily using Adobe Lightroom.

You’ll also find guidance on where to add your captions and tags in Lightroom. If you have this information embedded within your images then they’ll go on sale with your default pseudonym and license type once they’ve passed through QC – you won’t need to do anything further.

We’ve also included shortcuts (where they’re available) to help speed up your workflow.

If you want to read more about Alamy QC and how it works then check out the following blogs…

Alamy QC. How it works – updated for 2017

Why do Alamy have Quality Control?

The 10 most common QC failure reasons

  • Nice! This will help folks out.

  • Jane Hobson

    FFS. Info for idiots. If you can’t get this stuff right without this post, then you’re not a photographer and shouldn’t be selling your wares alongside professionals. Go away and learn your craft first.

    • Pat Bingham


      • Jane Hobson

        Replace ‘photographer’ with ‘plumber’ and you’ll see how ridiculous you’re being. If Pimlico Plumbers gave out advice on how amateur plumbers could fix leaks and fit toilets and get paid through them for it, you’d think that crazy, right?

    • Harri Strike

      Who’s the idiot here? You’re saying that to be a photographer you have to be able to use an editing software? Well excuse me but I don’t use editing at all! For all the pictures I take, I try to make them look their best; whether I have to get into an awkward position or change a camera setting. I cant afford Adobe products as I am a student so I use any means necessary to minimise editing. It also allows me to learn how to use the camera to get my desired results, unlike people such as you who point and shoot then edit later but just because they have money they think they’re all special and ‘professional’. I suggest that you learn to keep some of your thoughts to yourself in future. How do you think they got amazing pictures before editors? They took them. An editor should really be called an enhancer.

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