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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2007, 00:46 »
I downloaded a few of Eco's shots from LO to print and hang in my son's room.  He loves animals and we have them everywhere.  The images are awesome.

« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2007, 01:16 »
Thank you Madelaide and AreaPhotography for your kind words.

With few exceptions all my images on IV are also on other microstock sites.  That is why they are priced relatively low (but still high compared to the $1 average of other sites).  IV was one of my first sites that I have joined and since they did not sell outright I submitted them to other sites as well.

It does not cost me anything to keep them there and it is easy to upload to them.  The occasional sale adds up and generates an income, even if it takes a year.


« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2007, 19:50 »
my impressions to images vortex: i have only 53 pictures there online and sold three for each 7 $ i think that is good for stock... but i am realy to sad to upload all my pictures there :-)))

« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2007, 07:43 »
hi u can check out my website esp on those stock sites that you should not bother to try to load up because the return is low or non-existence...

« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2007, 08:34 »
I finally got a sale last week.  I have about 12 photos there for 1 year.  Makes me wonder if I should put more up or take them down.  I had pretty much forgotten about them.

« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2007, 09:31 »

I have around 20 images at IV and never had one sold. I'll continue to upload just because is not very time consuming and hopefully in a few years I'll sell one or two  ;)
One thing I like in IV is the quality of thumbs and previews, compared to some other sites they just look great.
The images are basically the same I have in Micros priced between 20 and 30 with resizing on.

« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2007, 09:39 »
I am starting to upload to them.  The site looks great and they have no photos from where I live, so my photos wont have much competition :)

« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2007, 10:32 »
I'll continue to upload just because is not very time consuming and hopefully in a few years I'll sell one or two  ;)
  Do you upload one by one or do they have a quick method?

« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2007, 15:57 »
I have about 60 images there(not very much) for about a year and have sold one. If I would see more activity on that site I would upload more photos. I find it very dead.

« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2007, 15:34 »
I sold one!!!

Size: 568x426 px

Price: $15.00

A corresponding commission of $10.50 has been credited to your ImageVortex

A long way to go given the minimym pay-out is US$100!


« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2007, 15:43 »

Is there ftp upload option on ImageVortex ?

« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2007, 15:44 »
Not that I know of.

« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2007, 05:35 »

Is there ftp upload option on ImageVortex ?

Not a real ftp upload, but an application you can download, it is very fast to upload because either keywords either cathegories are optional and photoeditors will add/change them when images are approved, you have just to set prices, information about model releases and decide if enabling  selling resizes and you can do this in a batch

« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2007, 14:09 »
Has anyone had any more sales at IV?  I have had a few somewhat recently from just 21 photos online.  Is there progress or was I lucky?  Also, the last post mentioned a batch upload process.  Does anyone know more?

I am redoing my website and was thinking of using IV for my portfolio links because of the ~70% payout and nice layout of the site.

Anything new?

« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2007, 16:18 »
70 Images and 1 sale, but for the purpose you mention I would recommend FeaturePics, (Attention referral link ;-) as you can set their your own price. And also IV rejects a lot and quite irrational whilst FP admits nearly all. Sales themselves are also better PLUS each of your image links serves as a referral link so when a buyer you referred buys from them you earn your 70% share + 1.5% referral commission on images you can set your own price! Nice, not? Oh, and they also allow you to hot link your images from their site that means if your happy with their big water mark you don't have to host the images yourself nor to put your own water mark on! So, now you all know why I still submit there  ;-) Oh, did I mentioned that since I joined October 2006 I never experienced that the site was down? SY

« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2008, 15:35 »
Reviving an old thread, just to know how are people with IV. 

My 2nd and latest sale there was almost one year ago.  The site doesn't change at all, looking quite dead.  I have stopped uploading long ago.

How about everyone else?


« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2008, 15:44 »
Yeah! Madelaide, never seems to change - I pulled from there a long time ago!

« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2008, 15:54 »
I sold one in October and another in November, but nothing since then.  I've only managed to get 49 photos online and still can't figure out their "style," but I upload a new batch once a month or two anyway, because I like their pricing.  I just don't go out of my way to upload.

« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2008, 16:05 »
Still only having the one only sale, I think what I will do is uploading a bunch more- haven't uploaded in ages to IV- brave myself to bear the rejections and wait a couple of months if they produce more sales, if not they can donate my meagre earnings of $ 15.75 to charity... SY


« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2008, 16:44 »
Too many rejections can't figure out what they want, not uploading anymore.

« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2008, 17:56 »
I think they are a waste of time.  They rejected lots of my photos that sell well on other sites, so I have rejected them.

« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2008, 18:11 »
it seems that they do not care about their own business, or it is a business just to write off taxes or something ....

« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2008, 10:31 »
They reject most of what I upload, and I hadn't sold anything since I joined more than two years ago (it was the first agency I uploaded to), but guess what: today, they sold one of my photos. It was for the lowest price possible, $20, but it generated $14 for me. I think I'll hang in there for a few more years. Maybe I'll reach payout before I retire  :D

« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2010, 02:32 »
It has been my strategy to concentrate contributing to new sites/low earners as they are not so competitive and their collections are not large.

My photos will at least have a chance to be seen by buyers instead being buried under thousands of other similar photos in the established sites.

So far it has worked well for me and I have made enough to keep contributing to them.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 22:55 by Sion »

« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2010, 15:18 »
Talk about resurrecting an old thread. :D

My last sale with them was in Nov'08, and then I got a payout. 


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