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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2006, 03:14 »
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slight correction, Galastock operates with US$ not Euro... SY


« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2006, 09:24 »
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I uploaded my best selling 12 shots a week ago. If they sell a few of those, I might give them more. So far, they haven't gotten around to reviewing them. Not looking good. I'm with kacper, wasted too much time on up and coming sites.

« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2006, 20:55 »
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I uploaded my best selling 12 shots a week ago. If they sell a few of those, I might give them more. So far, they haven't gotten around to reviewing them. Not looking good. I'm with kacper, wasted too much time on up and coming sites.

I think they suddenly have an influx of submissions during this past few weeks. Maybe because many are posting sales activity in forums. Not sure if they'll be adjusting their manpower to accomodate the increase in submission and meet their 3-5 days deadline or they'll just continue on their pace until the queue is cleared or everybody stops submitting due to delays in review. Hope they take the former approach and increase manpower. More submissions means many photographers, be it amateur or pro, are willing to entrust their photos, especially to a site that was mostly presumed dead.

« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2006, 00:49 »
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how is it to upload to there?

« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2006, 00:56 »
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how is it to upload to there?

It's relatively easy compared to other sites. They have FTP which basically smoothens the upload process. You still however need to go to your picture one-by-one and add a category for each pics before you can "send to stock" the picture. Take note...limit of keywords is 50.


« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2006, 01:48 »
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I just had two sales on Galastock, with 6 images online, 3 sales total within about a week since I signed up. So that does not sound too bad, I would say..  So If you want to sign up :-)... Here is the referal link :-): http://galastock.com/referal.php?id=383
Thanx  ;D ;D

grp_photo

« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2006, 02:36 »
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This site don't give me a good feeling at all. The sales reported here could be fake sales - nobody reported a payout right?
I will wait and see.

« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2006, 04:06 »
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Why should they do constantly fake sales? If there is a steady income of fake sales I am happy :) They have pending files in the queue from me, so why should they take the time to fake dowenload my images instead of reviewing my pics? That makes no sense. But who knows.. I will take the risk on this new site..

« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2006, 04:44 »
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Why should they do constantly fake sales? If there is a steady income of fake sales I am happy :) They have pending files in the queue from me, so why should they take the time to fake dowenload my images instead of reviewing my pics? That makes no sense. But who knows.. I will take the risk on this new site..

If these were fake sales, then there is a possibility of constant fake sales up until to a few dollars before payout. From then on, no more sales. I don't know if there is anybody/any company auditing GS but there is a big risk here. Consequently, there is also no forum so there is no semblance of any support or presence from the owner/admin. I think somebody here in microstock group emailed their support and the email bounced back. Sad to say, this site is an "upload at your own risk" one. Like grp_photo said, a payout info from a reliable photographer would be comforting to hear.

« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2006, 04:55 »
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Leaf, can I try to reach galastock via e-mail and invite them to visit microstockgroup to join this discussion?

« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2006, 05:01 »
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Leaf, can I try to reach galastock via e-mail and invite them to visit microstockgroup to join this discussion?

Have them bring some booze so we could celebrate our sales!!!  :D

« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2006, 06:42 »
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Leaf, can I try to reach galastock via e-mail and invite them to visit microstockgroup to join this discussion?

of course.

« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2006, 06:52 »
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Ok, I sent them an e-mail... lets see..

« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2006, 15:48 »
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Hi, I am from GalaStock, my name is Valerijs. I have received invitation from this forum's user to take part in discussion here.
Short resume of discussion above - About fake sales - rubbish! About slow acceptance - true! Now we have upgraded and modernized our approval system (it becomes more fast).

I am ready to answer to your questions.

« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2006, 16:21 »
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Hi Valerijs, thanks for coming.  I have not registered to your site yet because I heard the kinds of suspicions like the ones above on different sites, and people were also wondering about the future of the GS site.

I know that competition is hard, and I'm glad to hear that you have upgraded the system for the speed, it's a very good sign.  I really appreciate the fact that you are ready to face any questions.  I may go and sign up soon.  I wish you the best.

gbcimages

« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2006, 16:32 »
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Hi,
 How many images do u have on your site, and photographer uploading?

Thanks

« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2006, 18:23 »
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What do you believe makes your site different from the many other sites out there?

In other words, what do you think will make your site stand out enough to withstand having the business go under?

« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2006, 01:45 »
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Thankyou very much for following the invitation Valerijs!

« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2006, 02:27 »
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Hi. On a technical side, has anybody noticed that the "added" field in the pending images section keeps changing to the current server date. For my case, the original upload date is not anymore displayed. Has anybody exprienced this?

« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2006, 05:42 »
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Same here...

« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2006, 08:33 »
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How do you upload vectors? When i upload a jpeg and an eps file, they don't show up in the to review list, they just seem to dissapear.

« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2006, 19:45 »
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Same here...


Seems to be working fine now ... the correct upload date is now displayed.

Hope Valerijs can answer some of our questions though... ??? They must very busy out there at galastock with the sudden growth on submissions.

« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2006, 08:53 »
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Same here...


Seems to be working fine now ... the correct upload date is now displayed.

Hope Valerijs can answer some of our questions though... ??? They must very busy out there at galastock with the sudden growth on submissions.

Thanks for understanding! :) I am really busy last months!

Thanks to your emails and posts here about this problem with upload dates, we have found and fixed this problem last night!

« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2006, 09:02 »
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Galastock:

Can you please answer some of the questions that have been posted?

What do you believe makes your site different from the many other sites out there?

In other words, what do you think will make your site stand out enough to withstand having the business go under?

« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2006, 09:40 »
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Galastock:

Can you please answer some of the questions that have been posted?

What do you believe makes your site different from the many other sites out there?

In other words, what do you think will make your site stand out enough to withstand having the business go under?



It's very wide question and very hard to answer in couple of words I think, we have to show differences for buyers we have licensing policy without dividing images under one license (for example, S, L, XL and XXL sizes (and prices) under one (for example. Standard) license, we have 3 types of licenses standard WEB, standard PRINT and EXTENDED with own prices ( the sizes of images for PRINT and EXTENDED are the same).
Chart of licenses [nofollow]
Also we have possibility for customers to buy only ONE image. (it is possible for logged user and for not logged , only price will slightly different).
It is just in couple of words...
We together - photographers and image stock - make common business - we sell photos to the customers, and I will very happy to hear your ideas and/or critique...
« Last Edit: September 13, 2006, 09:51 by GalaStock »

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