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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 12:28 »
+6
Sounds great!

I don't know if it's a general problem, but I tried to select one image to be my profile cover, which worked, but when I picked a different one as I didn't like how the first choice crop looked, I still have the original choice showing (tried another browser in case there was something messed up with the cache, but it showed my first choice as well).

Can anyone else change the profile picture and get it to show? It appears to take a while to update. I now see pick #2 (which I have changed as it still doesn't look good), but I expect to see pick #3

Suggestions that would make this feature much easier for contributors to use include: searching portfolio by keyword; allowing shift-click or select all to easily add groups of images; ability to pick the image that represents a collection; moving and scaling image to fit in the portfolio window (like Facebook does with a cover photo); seeing a count of images in a collection; seeing which collections an image is in when you view it in the contributor side of things
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 13:17 by Jo Ann Snover »

Quasarphoto

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 12:44 »
0
Sounds good.

« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 13:16 »
+3
" You can create as many collections as you like, but only two will be displayed on your public contributor page"

So what chance the other have to be seen by buyers?



By the way is it worth to move your account to the Adobe Stock site? I'm regularly contributing to Fotolia since 2006 and since it works really well, i've never tried the Adobe Stock site. Fotolia's contributor page is basically the only one which always works flawlessly without anomalies, didn't have stupid design changes over the year, provides quite good information and statistics with reasonable site structure. The only problem is that thumbnails are ridiculously small. Otherwise i wish other contributor site would be as good as Fotolia's.
Don't know whats up with Adobe stock.

If i validate my user account there, can i still continue using the Fotolia site if i happen to prefer that?

« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 14:17 »
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Desintegrator, It's quite simple to connect Fotolia and AdobeStock accounts and you can still continue uploading to Fotolia. You will just upload to one site and your work will show up on both. The Fotolia site functions well and I too prefer using it.

« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 14:20 »
+2
Sounds great!

I don't know if it's a general problem, but I tried to select one image to be my profile cover, which worked, but when I picked a different one as I didn't like how the first choice crop looked, I still have the original choice showing (tried another browser in case there was something messed up with the cache, but it showed my first choice as well).

Can anyone else change the profile picture and get it to show? It appears to take a while to update. I now see pick #2 (which I have changed as it still doesn't look good), but I expect to see pick #3

Suggestions that would make this feature much easier for contributors to use include: searching portfolio by keyword; allowing shift-click or select all to easily add groups of images; ability to pick the image that represents a collection; moving and scaling image to fit in the portfolio window (like Facebook does with a cover photo); seeing a count of images in a collection; seeing which collections an image is in when you view it in the contributor side of things

Thanks for  and great suggestions Joanne, I'm sharing your comments with the team. There is a delay when updating the photo as you've noted. This is expected behavior right now but again, your comments are appreciated.

-Mat

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 15:34 »
+4
Cool feature.

Does featuring a maximum two collections mean that other collections can't be found by customers?

May I add another suggestion: the possibility of adding a description for each collection would be nice.

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 16:08 »
0
Does someone know how to select the image for a collection cover ?

« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 19:40 »
+2
Please add the ability to change video thumbnails.  The current system often misses the best spots. 

« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 19:45 »
+1

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 22:08 »
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Desintegrator, It's quite simple to connect Fotolia and AdobeStock accounts and you can still continue uploading to Fotolia. You will just upload to one site and your work will show up on both. The Fotolia site functions well and I too prefer using it.

Yes, they are one in the same, not different. I prefer to upload through Adobe and edit later, look at stats on FT. Adobe has a much better interface for uploading, but as far as I can see, no way to alter or edit after upload and acceptance. FT allows that, and has better earnings reporting. But back at the question, they are synced and identical, one shows the gallery to buyers, same as the other.

« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 23:16 »
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Desintegrator, It's quite simple to connect Fotolia and AdobeStock accounts and you can still continue uploading to Fotolia. You will just upload to one site and your work will show up on both. The Fotolia site functions well and I too prefer using it.

Yes, they are one in the same, not different. I prefer to upload through Adobe and edit later, look at stats on FT. Adobe has a much better interface for uploading, but as far as I can see, no way to alter or edit after upload and acceptance. FT allows that, and has better earnings reporting. But back at the question, they are synced and identical, one shows the gallery to buyers, same as the other.

When I registered to Fotolia 11 years ago I happened to come across a link to en.fotolia.com, so i'm registered on the UK site, and get paid in GBP. Is adobestock.com handling separate currencies just like Fotolia?

« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 23:33 »
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Here is my page with one collection done!  https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/65923/john-neff?load_type=author&prev_url=detail

Wow, Jeff, your page looks great!

Thanks for sharing this. It's inspiring and helpful to see what can happen there now.

Martha

« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 00:39 »
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Thanks, Mat, for letting us know about this fine new feature.

Over the last hour, I selected an image for my custom header. That hasn't shown up yet, but it will soon, I'm sure. It's late now, and I don't mind waiting until tomorrow to see how that choice turned out.

But here's an unexpected problem I encountered

I perused my 2,000+ portfolio and selected 150 landscape images for my first collection. When I got to the end of that process, I gave the collection a title and clicked the button to create the collection. Up came an error message to the effect that the collection could not be created. No explanation why not. Now that was frustrating, especially since my selection of images was not saved along the way.

I will attempt this again tomorrow evening with a smaller selection of images to see if I can figure out what my error was.

However, if you, Mat, or anybody else has an idea about why my first attempt didn't work, I'd be grateful for a tip or two.

Thanks again!

« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 01:32 »
+5
It would be helpful for the client to have access to all of our collections and not be limited to just two - you could make a link button " see other collections "

« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 01:40 »
+4
Thanks, Mat, for letting us know about this fine new feature.

Over the last hour, I selected an image for my custom header. That hasn't shown up yet, but it will soon, I'm sure. It's late now, and I don't mind waiting until tomorrow to see how that choice turned out.

But here's an unexpected problem I encountered

I perused my 2,000+ portfolio and selected 150 landscape images for my first collection. When I got to the end of that process, I gave the collection a title and clicked the button to create the collection. Up came an error message to the effect that the collection could not be created. No explanation why not. Now that was frustrating, especially since my selection of images was not saved along the way.

I will attempt this again tomorrow evening with a smaller selection of images to see if I can figure out what my error was.

However, if you, Mat, or anybody else has an idea about why my first attempt didn't work, I'd be grateful for a tip or two.

Thanks again!

This is what I ended up doing:

 1.Select the cover picture for the collection ( The cover picture is the first picture you start your selection )
 2.Click add to collection
 3.Name your Collection
 4.Keep adding to that collection in small numbers just to avoid the frustration of any errors (at least in this early stage of development )

« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 03:26 »
+2
Thank you, Mat, for the information. It's nice to have these two new features.
However... the profile image: due to the severe crop just faraway landscape images look good in this. I know people like to look at landscapes and nature, but this is not what my work is about. If I choose a random landscape (which I shoot seldom) I'm doing more harm than good to my port, I think.
Would it be possible for the user to upload a custom header, or can you make the crop adjustable?

Getting along with the collections ok, but would like two features: 1) changing the title image 2) transferring the collections/lightboxes from Fotolia.

« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 03:33 »
+4
Can you explain me in what way these new features will attract more customers to buy our photos?

« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 07:44 »
0
Nice idea but time is an issue. Please can we have searching portfolio by keyword and allowing shift-click or select all to easily add groups of images?

« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 08:27 »
+1
Thanks, Mat, for letting us know about this fine new feature.

Over the last hour, I selected an image for my custom header. That hasn't shown up yet, but it will soon, I'm sure. It's late now, and I don't mind waiting until tomorrow to see how that choice turned out.

But here's an unexpected problem I encountered

I perused my 2,000+ portfolio and selected 150 landscape images for my first collection. When I got to the end of that process, I gave the collection a title and clicked the button to create the collection. Up came an error message to the effect that the collection could not be created. No explanation why not. Now that was frustrating, especially since my selection of images was not saved along the way.

I will attempt this again tomorrow evening with a smaller selection of images to see if I can figure out what my error was.

However, if you, Mat, or anybody else has an idea about why my first attempt didn't work, I'd be grateful for a tip or two.

Thanks again!

This is what I ended up doing:

 1.Select the cover picture for the collection ( The cover picture is the first picture you start your selection )
 2.Click add to collection
 3.Name your Collection
 4.Keep adding to that collection in small numbers just to avoid the frustration of any errors (at least in this early stage of development )


Thank you, Vladimir! I think you've pointed me in the right direction.

I'll give your approach a try tonight and will report back as to how it goes.

Much appreciated.

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 10:10 »
+3
Hey matt,

Nice upgrades.

I like the 2 featured collections, however could I suggest they have a collection name overlaid onto it? e.g. the ones shown on this page: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/new-for-adobe-stock-contributors-customized-portfolios/?segment=adobe-stock - could have a "Health" and "Adventure" title on the collection, rather than just an image. And as has been mentioned, it's impossible to make a collection properly without the ability to search for a keyword through the entire portfolio, and then select all. No one has time to click through thousands of images.

Also, on another topic altogether, all of my sales in Adobe Stock are reported as "invalid date". All of them. Any idea why?

Cheers Matt, keep the up improvements!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:15 by Microstock Man »

« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 12:23 »
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Hi, I have no photo in my portfolio, can I use a video image instead? How?

How can I choose the collection cover?

Thanks a lot!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 12:36 by Orchidpoet »

« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 12:43 »
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Here is my page with one collection done!  https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/65923/john-neff?load_type=author&prev_url=detail

@JJNEFF, your portfolio page looks great! Really nice job and your galleries are very impressive as well. I would love to see some more examples of what you all have done so far, please share some links!

I'll get back to you with answers to some of the other questions posted here.

-Mat

« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 14:27 »
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I religiously put my images in collections, so I have more than 20 collections/galleries. 
Question 1. How did AS decide which one to port over from FT?

I was looking for a specific image in a gallery to select it as custom header image but I couldn't find it.  So I noticed that AS collections don't contain all the images from the same FT collection, ex. 305 in FT vs 198 in AS.
It would be very hard work to compare the two and add the missing image in back.

Question 2. Will AS continue to port over the missing images in each gallery (305 - 198 = 107) or should we create duplicate galleries with the same images + the missing ones?

The blog article says that I can create as many collections as I want.
Question 3. How do I delete one of the 20 collections to make place for a new one?

I don't understand what is new in this feature. All AS had to do is copy over the collections from FT and then add some new features like changing the cover photo of a gallery.

How are these custom galleries if we can't change anything on what AS decided it would be good for us?
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 14:45 by Dodie »

« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 15:54 »
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Hi All,

Take a look at the following blog post announcing the two latest features offering customization to your Adobe Stock portfolios!

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/new-for-adobe-stock-contributors-customized-portfolios/?segment=adobe-stock

-Mat Hayward

Great addition but one problem. When I'm in "my portfolio" and want to select certain videos to place in a collection I can't search for those videos.
Unless I'm missing something.

« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2017, 18:42 »
0
Thanks for the kind words Matt!

« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2017, 19:54 »
0
Here is my page with one collection done!  https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/65923/john-neff?load_type=author&prev_url=detail

How'd you add 800+ files to your medical collection?  One at a time?  Or is there some mass-adding option somewhere?

« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 22:08 »
+1
This is a potentially interesting new feature, but it still needs some work.

For instance searching in your portfolio with keywords and then selecting all or at least selecting a range with shift-click would be a lot easier way to add images to a collection. It would also be nice to have the option of selecting which image in the collection will be the cover pic and also how it will look cropped.

I also like the idea of being able to have more collections available to buyers, maybe a button to go to more collections or something.

It would also be cool to be able to see sales stats for each collection.

Tyson Anderson

  • www.openrangestudios.com
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 22:30 »
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Thanks for presenting these features Matt.  Here's my portfolio with a banner photo and 1 collection.  After making the collection I with a few hundred assets, I wish I could select multiple clips faster.  Maybe a select all for the page and also be able to select the whole box around the clip instead of just that small box in the corner.

https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/205632562/openrangestock

« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 23:33 »
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Question 3. How do I delete one of the 20 collections to make place for a new one?

I also would like to know how to do that. So far, in my experiments, I've created 3 collections with mostly the same images. I only want to keep one of the three but can't figure out how to remove the other two.

And once I've got two great collections that I want to feature, how do I specify the one whose first photo I want to "star" in the header at the top?

Vladimir, good buddy, can you help me with these questions, too?  :D
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 23:37 by marthamarks »

« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2017, 06:14 »
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Question 3. How do I delete one of the 20 collections to make place for a new one?

I also would like to know how to do that. So far, in my experiments, I've created 3 collections with mostly the same images. I only want to keep one of the three but can't figure out how to remove the other two.

And once I've got two great collections that I want to feature, how do I specify the one whose first photo I want to "star" in the header at the top?

Vladimir, good buddy, can you help me with these questions, too?  :D

Unfortunately I dont see any way to delete collections. the only option I see is to remove all the pictures in that collection and again about the cover picture there is no way of changing it yet. We just have to wait and see how fast Adobe will make the appropriate adjustment for our request  :P

« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2017, 09:18 »
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Question 3. How do I delete one of the 20 collections to make place for a new one?

I also would like to know how to do that. So far, in my experiments, I've created 3 collections with mostly the same images. I only want to keep one of the three but can't figure out how to remove the other two.

And once I've got two great collections that I want to feature, how do I specify the one whose first photo I want to "star" in the header at the top?

Vladimir, good buddy, can you help me with these questions, too?  :D

Unfortunately I dont see any way to delete collections. the only option I see is to remove all the pictures in that collection and again about the cover picture there is no way of changing it yet. We just have to wait and see how fast Adobe will make the appropriate adjustment for our request  :P

Hey, Vladimir, I just discovered the way to "trash" a collection!

In my Fotolia dashboard, under "My files," it shows all my collections AND a trash icon for each one. That's the way to do it. Sweet and simple, but I didn't spot it last night.

There are also buttons there that allow you to "Rename" each collection.

YAY!!!!!!
« Last Edit: October 20, 2017, 09:21 by marthamarks »

« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2017, 11:18 »
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Hi All,

Take a look at the following blog post announcing the two latest features offering customization to your Adobe Stock portfolios!

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/new-for-adobe-stock-contributors-customized-portfolios/?segment=adobe-stock

-Mat Hayward

Is there any evidence that buyers come to look at our individual pages or these collections?

« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2017, 12:51 »
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Hi All,

Take a look at the following blog post announcing the two latest features offering customization to your Adobe Stock portfolios!

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/new-for-adobe-stock-contributors-customized-portfolios/?segment=adobe-stock

-Mat Hayward

Is there any evidence that buyers come to look at our individual pages or these collections?
I was wondering the same, this is the reason of my question some posts over this one.
Are these cosmetic changes really useful?
« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 12:54 by Chichikov »


 

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