Agencyportal

Welcome to the BIA Image Distribution System Your agency portal will display images that are currently only available through BIA. You have the possibility to download these images and include them in your archive. In accordance with our contract, you may also distribute these images to your partner agencies. For selecting the image material various filters are available. If necessary, use these filters to restrict the display with special parameters. All filters can be freely linked with each other. If a filter has the selection “All” or an “empty value”, the filter is not used when this option is selected. ID limitation Filter by media ID ranges. This may be helpful

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Welcome to the BIA Image Distribution System Your agency portal will display images that are currently only available through BIA. You have the possibility to download these images and include them in your archive. In accordance with our contract, you may also distribute these images to your partner agencies. For selecting the image material various filters are available. If necessary, use these filters to restrict the display with special parameters. All filters can be freely linked with each other. If a filter has the selection “All” or an “empty value”, the filter is not used when this option is selected. ID limitation Filter by media ID ranges. This may be helpful

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Checking last upload date

1 = Checkbox active / column is displayed in data table 2 = change position in data table if you like 3 = adjust the width of the column if you like 4 = Save settings

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1 = Checkbox active / column is displayed in data table 2 = change position in data table if you like 3 = adjust the width of the column if you like 4 = Save settings

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Login / Signup / Logout

Login You must be logged in the system as a customer for any orders. Signup New customers have to register first. Please note that the data entered during the registration process will be used for the billing address. Logout Click on “Logged in as…” or on “My account” to Logout.  

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Login You must be logged in the system as a customer for any orders. Signup New customers have to register first. Please note that the data entered during the registration process will be used for the billing address. Logout Click on “Logged in as…” or on “My account” to Logout.  

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Media Search

Tips for a successful media research Search Box – Suggested SpeciesWhen entering one or more letters into the search box, our system will suggest bird species starting with such letters. You can search for English or Scientific species names. If your desired species appears in the list you can simply click on the name and it will appear in the search box. Click the “Start” button to initiate the search and all our matching files will be displayed. If there are no suggestions coming up it means that we do not have that certain species in our archive or that we are using a different name. In such case, please refer

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Tips for a successful media research Search Box – Suggested SpeciesWhen entering one or more letters into the search box, our system will suggest bird species starting with such letters. You can search for English or Scientific species names. If your desired species appears in the list you can simply click on the name and it will appear in the search box. Click the “Start” button to initiate the search and all our matching files will be displayed. If there are no suggestions coming up it means that we do not have that certain species in our archive or that we are using a different name. In such case, please refer

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Pricing

All birdimagency images are licensed and priced as rights managed images. Use fees are determined by factors defining the manner and magnitude of use. These factors include: use, print run or circulation, distribution, image size, placement, duration of use. The price calculation is based on the customary fees determined by the “Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing” in Germany. Please use the form to get a quote.

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All birdimagency images are licensed and priced as rights managed images. Use fees are determined by factors defining the manner and magnitude of use. These factors include: use, print run or circulation, distribution, image size, placement, duration of use. The price calculation is based on the customary fees determined by the “Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing” in Germany. Please use the form to get a quote.

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Direct download

Depending on your wishes and agreement with us you have the option to download HighRes images directly.After you have logged on to the system, there are two ways to do this. In the thumbnail view, you will find the icon (arrow pointing down) to start the download.   In the detail view click on the Button “Direct download”.  

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Depending on your wishes and agreement with us you have the option to download HighRes images directly.After you have logged on to the system, there are two ways to do this. In the thumbnail view, you will find the icon (arrow pointing down) to start the download.   In the detail view click on the Button “Direct download”.  

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Shopping cart

Click the cart symbol (1) to add items to your cart. Click the trash symbol (2) to delete items from your cart. The number of media in your cart is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the site.   Choose the price option now. Use the Honorar calculator to get the price or choose the agreed price model Your cart is ready for buying now. You can create and save multiple shopping carts in your account. You can change the price options at any time.

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Click the cart symbol (1) to add items to your cart. Click the trash symbol (2) to delete items from your cart. The number of media in your cart is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the site.   Choose the price option now. Use the Honorar calculator to get the price or choose the agreed price model Your cart is ready for buying now. You can create and save multiple shopping carts in your account. You can change the price options at any time.

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Payment methods

The following payment methods are available: Account PayPal Prepayment SofortÜberweisung Our preferred currency for payments is Euro.

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The following payment methods are available: Account PayPal Prepayment SofortÜberweisung Our preferred currency for payments is Euro.

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Order

Once you have made your selections in your cart, click the button “Checkout”. You will be prompted to select the payment method. Confirm your selection by clicking “Continue”. The summary of your order will appear for confirmation. By clicking on the button “Buy” you agree to our TOS and your order becomes binding.

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Once you have made your selections in your cart, click the button “Checkout”. You will be prompted to select the payment method. Confirm your selection by clicking “Continue”. The summary of your order will appear for confirmation. By clicking on the button “Buy” you agree to our TOS and your order becomes binding.

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Your ordered Media

If you are paying via “Account”, “Paypal” or “SofortÜberweisung”, your media files will be available immediately. If you select Prepayment, your media files will be ready for download after your payment has been received. You will be notified via E-Mail. All of your licensed media files are available for download in your account at any time. Look in “Latest Orders” for Details and click to open your ordered media.

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If you are paying via “Account”, “Paypal” or “SofortÜberweisung”, your media files will be available immediately. If you select Prepayment, your media files will be ready for download after your payment has been received. You will be notified via E-Mail. All of your licensed media files are available for download in your account at any time. Look in “Latest Orders” for Details and click to open your ordered media.

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Download invoice

You can download your invoice in your account. Look in “Latest Orders” for “Details” to open Details. Click on “Download invoice” to download your invoice.

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You can download your invoice in your account. Look in “Latest Orders” for “Details” to open Details. Click on “Download invoice” to download your invoice.

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Credit line

Please use always this Credit line: Photographer name / BIA

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Please use always this Credit line: Photographer name / BIA

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Specimen copy

Please send us a copy of your publication to: BIA birdimagencyChris RomeiksThuenenstr. 29k18209 Bad DoberanGERMANY

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Please send us a copy of your publication to: BIA birdimagencyChris RomeiksThuenenstr. 29k18209 Bad DoberanGERMANY

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Apply as a BIA Photographer

We are always looking for new photographers who can supply outstanding bird photographs. Most interesting for us are photographers with a very large portfolio of many different bird species. You can check out our Species List to see which species we are currently looking for. If you are interested in a long-term and continuous cooperation don’t hesitate to contact us.

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We are always looking for new photographers who can supply outstanding bird photographs. Most interesting for us are photographers with a very large portfolio of many different bird species. You can check out our Species List to see which species we are currently looking for. If you are interested in a long-term and continuous cooperation don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Requirements for images

All images should be in JPEG format highest resolution (at least 300dpi) and highest quality (level 12) files size > 4 MB recommended color space AdobeRGB 98 (preferred) or sRGB keep all exif- and metadata in the images 3×2 ratio is preferred Cropping is allowed, but keep in mind that publishers like to have some room around the subjects to have flexibility for their layouts No interpolation or resizing is allowed 2500 pixel or longer on the longest side is preferred Any digital alteration (cloning, stitching of files, etc.) is allowed when done professionally and not visible Images should be sharp and free of sensor dust spots Images should be processed

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All images should be in JPEG format highest resolution (at least 300dpi) and highest quality (level 12) files size > 4 MB recommended color space AdobeRGB 98 (preferred) or sRGB keep all exif- and metadata in the images 3×2 ratio is preferred Cropping is allowed, but keep in mind that publishers like to have some room around the subjects to have flexibility for their layouts No interpolation or resizing is allowed 2500 pixel or longer on the longest side is preferred Any digital alteration (cloning, stitching of files, etc.) is allowed when done professionally and not visible Images should be sharp and free of sensor dust spots Images should be processed

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What kind of images are we looking for?

We are looking for images of males, females, pairs, chicks, young birds, nests, eggs. Birds in all situations: singing, flying, foraging, preening etc. Missing bird species are colored red in our Species List.

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We are looking for images of males, females, pairs, chicks, young birds, nests, eggs. Birds in all situations: singing, flying, foraging, preening etc. Missing bird species are colored red in our Species List.

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Do we also accept other nature photos?

Yes, we do. From which genres can I send images? We do accept images from all areas of nature photography: – animals, – plants, – landscapes, – macro photos, – etc. Since the market is flooded with nature photographs, the aim should be to deliver only images of very high quality with special moments, perspectives and moods. Can I send shots of habitats? Images of habitats with special landscaping are certainly also interesting, if the motifs can be implemented satisfactorily. A little meaningful meadow as a butterfly habitat but rather not … How should the file names be encoded? As far as possible, the file names have to be encoded like

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Yes, we do. From which genres can I send images? We do accept images from all areas of nature photography: – animals, – plants, – landscapes, – macro photos, – etc. Since the market is flooded with nature photographs, the aim should be to deliver only images of very high quality with special moments, perspectives and moods. Can I send shots of habitats? Images of habitats with special landscaping are certainly also interesting, if the motifs can be implemented satisfactorily. A little meaningful meadow as a butterfly habitat but rather not … How should the file names be encoded? As far as possible, the file names have to be encoded like

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Do we also accept images of captive animals?

Captive images are fine, but they should be marked as “captive” (in filename or/and IPTC data) and should be an exception.

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Captive images are fine, but they should be marked as “captive” (in filename or/and IPTC data) and should be an exception.

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How many images do we accept per submission?

The number doesn’t matter. Sorted submissions by species are very pleasant. So we would prefer to take 20 pictures of a Common Chaffinch than of 20 different species.

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The number doesn’t matter. Sorted submissions by species are very pleasant. So we would prefer to take 20 pictures of a Common Chaffinch than of 20 different species.

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How to encode filenames

The file names should contain the most important informations to the image, e.g. to: country, region, species, name, gender, age, date created… Please note: Don’t use any spaces or special characters in file name. Examples: USA_OH_common_starling_adult.jpg (or USA_Ohio….jpg) CA_BC_common_eider_female.jpg (or Canada_British_Columbia….jpg) CR_Jaco_scarlet_macaw_juvenile.jpg (or Costa_Rica_Jaco….jpg) If you have identically filenames enter numbers at the end: USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_1.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_2.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_3.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_4.jpg and so on… Please keep alle metadata in your files. We will read out the “date created” from IPTC data. If this field is empty in your files we will ask you for the date. The recording date from the IPTC field “Date created”. If no data available in this field, it is

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The file names should contain the most important informations to the image, e.g. to: country, region, species, name, gender, age, date created… Please note: Don’t use any spaces or special characters in file name. Examples: USA_OH_common_starling_adult.jpg (or USA_Ohio….jpg) CA_BC_common_eider_female.jpg (or Canada_British_Columbia….jpg) CR_Jaco_scarlet_macaw_juvenile.jpg (or Costa_Rica_Jaco….jpg) If you have identically filenames enter numbers at the end: USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_1.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_2.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_3.jpg USA_CA_anna-s_hummingbird_4.jpg and so on… Please keep alle metadata in your files. We will read out the “date created” from IPTC data. If this field is empty in your files we will ask you for the date. The recording date from the IPTC field “Date created”. If no data available in this field, it is

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Login

Address: https://www.birdimagency.com/admin/ Enter your Username and Password.

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Browserupload

Backend → Article & Store → Upload Directory Step 1 Choose the media type (Images, Videos, Audios, Others) you want to upload and select the files on your computer to upload. Step 2 If your upload is done click on the Button “Process upload directory” to move your files into the system.

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Backend → Article & Store → Upload Directory Step 1 Choose the media type (Images, Videos, Audios, Others) you want to upload and select the files on your computer to upload. Step 2 If your upload is done click on the Button “Process upload directory” to move your files into the system.

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FTP-Upload

Create a connection to our server to open appropriate media folder and load the single files into there (e.g. image files into “image”). Please don’t create or upload any subfolders. If the upload is done, login into the Agency Backend, choose “Upload directory” and process second point. Note: Regardless of the upload method (Browser or FTP) you have to move your new files into the system. To do this, click on “Upload directory”… …scroll down and click on the button “Process upload directory”:

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Create a connection to our server to open appropriate media folder and load the single files into there (e.g. image files into “image”). Please don’t create or upload any subfolders. If the upload is done, login into the Agency Backend, choose “Upload directory” and process second point. Note: Regardless of the upload method (Browser or FTP) you have to move your new files into the system. To do this, click on “Upload directory”… …scroll down and click on the button “Process upload directory”:

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Release / Rejection

<p>We have to release your images after your upload.</p> <p>Unfortunately sometimes we have to reject images. There could be several reasons for this. Usually we explain the reason for the rejection in releasing. A “rejection” is not a rating of the image.</p>

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<p>We have to release your images after your upload.</p> <p>Unfortunately sometimes we have to reject images. There could be several reasons for this. Usually we explain the reason for the rejection in releasing. A “rejection” is not a rating of the image.</p>

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