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« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2018, 13:35 »
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If I'm a serious buyer I'll create an account at storyblocks, I'll have their 400,000 photos for 149$, and I can license any picture in their marketplace at 3.99$.


Noedelhap

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« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2018, 17:01 »
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.  And all this redundant uploading is waste of time. Couldn't we keep all our work on single a cloud server and give multiple agencies access to it?
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I have no ideas to offer (...)

Actually that's a great idea. Upload to the cloud, allow access to specific agencies with a unique key and then it's up to the agencies to adapt their infrastructure to present the images from the cloud to their customers.

But this idea could only work with sufficient support from big agencies. I know ToonVectors uses Dropbox to sync uploaded files to their system. If more (and bigger) agencies would hook up to this idea,it could (and should) become an industry standard.

ShadySue

« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2018, 17:30 »
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If I'm a serious buyer I'll create an account at storyblocks, I'll have their 400,000 photos for 149$, and I can license any picture in their marketplace at 3.99$.
But FiveDollarPhotos isn't targetting that market, it's targetting people who just need one or a few images at a time.

« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2018, 19:10 »
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.  And all this redundant uploading is waste of time. Couldn't we keep all our work on single a cloud server and give multiple agencies access to it?
(...)
I have no ideas to offer (...)

Actually that's a great idea. Upload to the cloud, allow access to specific agencies with a unique key and then it's up to the agencies to adapt their infrastructure to present the images from the cloud to their customers.

But this idea could only work with sufficient support from big agencies. I know ToonVectors uses Dropbox to sync uploaded files to their system. If more (and bigger) agencies would hook up to this idea,it could (and should) become an industry standard.

Well it could at least reduce their storage costs.  And if an agency p!ssed me off I could shut them off in a heartbeat, not waste my time begging them to close my account.   


« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2018, 02:52 »
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If I'm a serious buyer I'll create an account at storyblocks, I'll have their 400,000 photos for 149$, and I can license any picture in their marketplace at 3.99$.
But FiveDollarPhotos isn't targetting that market, it's targetting people who just need one or a few images at a time.

I know, but this is another competitor that the owner of fivedollaphotos should be aware of. The big buyers will go to the big agencies (shutter, adobe..), buyers with lower budgets will go to storyblocks (maybe envato?), the other buyers who buy few pictures per year from fivedollarphotos will barely be enough for their Operational costs

« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2018, 09:07 »
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If I'm a serious buyer I'll create an account at storyblocks, I'll have their 400,000 photos for 149$, and I can license any picture in their marketplace at 3.99$.
But FiveDollarPhotos isn't targetting that market, it's targetting people who just need one or a few images at a time.

I know, but this is another competitor that the owner of fivedollaphotos should be aware of. The big buyers will go to the big agencies (shutter, adobe..), buyers with lower budgets will go to storyblocks (maybe envato?), the other buyers who buy few pictures per year from fivedollarphotos will barely be enough for their Operational costs

We don't need more new agencies that sell the same old pictures or any that offer $5 photos. This is a bad idea from start to ending.

« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2018, 16:36 »
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For photographers, we are also starting at a 75% royalty rate.

But it says 50% on the home page ... ?

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2018, 00:06 »
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75% for anyone that signs up prior to launch, 50% for anyone after.

« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2018, 21:48 »
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Oh, OK. Since they haven't launched yet, it would be 75% then? Even though it says 50% on the home page?

« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2018, 23:30 »
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The search is really bad, I searched for "baby" and of the four irrelevant pics that came up none had baby in the tags or even part of a tag.

« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2018, 03:56 »
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This charade will struggle to get off the ground. The website looks amateur at best, and let's face it, a stock library is defined by the quality of its website to a large extent

Microstock Man

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« Reply #61 on: March 19, 2018, 14:29 »
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Be very careful what (if) you choose to upload here. Eg:

https://www.fivedollarphotos.com/watermark.php?id=160

Full size image on display with terrible watermark. You're basically giving away your images.

For me I'm not going along with it. All the best for those who do.

« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2018, 05:42 »
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This charade will struggle to get off the ground. The website looks amateur at best, and let's face it, a stock library is defined by the quality of its website to a large extent

Agreed.  The cost of the image is mostly in the time it takes for the designer to find it.  Usability of the site, accurate search results, and library quality are what matters.  I'm afraid this site gets low grades on all accounts.

« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2018, 00:47 »
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If you or anyone really knew how bad all of us would LOVE to see a new site come along that was fresh and fair it would shock you and you wouldn't be able to handle the load, No one would. I have to agree with leaf. sorry. I've been doing stock Long Before micro and the Internet when we sold 35MM slides for $400 to Tony Stone circa 1970.....thats $2,400 in todays Money and here we are getting 38 Cents. we did it to ourselves.And every goofball with a camera willing to take it. That was then. this is now.Things are gonna change....
I'll bet anyone here a Box of donuts 20Cents will again be the commission Like it was when MS started. save your money guys.
Or get some clients and go to work. It will go back to the few guys unless 20 Cents sounds good and there ain't gonna be any shortage of uploads Not with the money there spending Farming suppliers..LOL

Good Luck to Ya.


 

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