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Author Topic: Panthermedia.net for the German speakers  (Read 3305 times)

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« on: January 19, 2007, 06:12 »
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I am sad this site is only in German. www.panthermedia.net is the first Stockphotography site I submitted to.
I never really had dls there till end of 2005, beginning of 2006. But somehow for whatever reason, the sales started to come.
The lowest price/ image is 4,90 Euro for a Royalty-Free License, the highest is 239,90 for a Merchandising License. And you get 50%.
So if you have a dl, you are happy :)
And within the last 8 days I had 3 dls. The total income was 44,85 Euro.
That is one reason I am posting. Maybe there are some German speakers who are interested in this site.
But I have to say, that there were no sales in the two month before these sales. My income totalling is now 211 Euro with 12 sales, mostly sales within the last year together with the three sales in the last days this year.  I have 90 images online.
They have FTP, and they also have a good acceptance ratio.
They are doing a lot of marketing and are working together with many different companies.
Well and then I just discovered they have a referral link  ::)
http://www.panthermedia.net/?aff=3733
Is there anyone else who has experience with this site?


« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 06:30 »
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are you in one of the pay/month account?  or which one are you signed up under?

« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 06:40 »
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My account is for free. It is named "FC-Standard". There is an acount which is called "FC-Premium", where you have to pay 5 a month. But the only difference, as far as I see is, that you have an additional storage on that website of 500 MB.
But the pictures you upload and put in the "FC" (Fotocommunity) to rate and comment on or/and to sell them do not need this Storage.
So I do not know why anyone has a reason to get an "premium account" where he has to pay for it.

« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 16:10 »
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Ich muss Deutsch wieder lernen....  :)

I have seen many German photo stock sites, some have also an English interface. I could upload images with the help of my dictionary and my almost forgotten knowledge of German (I learnt it over 20 years ago), but would my images sell there?  My general stock images are not fancy nor trendy.  Maybe my travel images would be suitable and prices are surely interesting.  What is the minimum image size?

Freezingpictures, if I understand it well, they also have an option for buyers of printing the image in t-shirts, mugs, etc?  Do we get an extra for that?

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007, 04:22 »
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I do not know, if your images would sell there. Nature and travel images do not sell as well as the business images I believe. Certainly you need patience. If you need a good dictionary, http://dict.leo.org/ is the best dictionary I know of. The min resolution is 1600 x 1200 Pixel.
The printing on t-shirts, mugs, etc requires the merchandise license, as I understand. You get about three times as much as for the royalty free license.
I do not know if it will be worth the effort for you. If you have to look up a lot of words in the dictionary it will be really time consuming. Here is a link of the most sold images: http://www.panthermedia.net/index2.php?page=ba_fotos_mostwanted.php&parent_id=off

« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 06:12 »
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oh yeah.. keywords :)

I was thinking it might be interesting to try and hack my way through it and upload a few.. but i didn't think about the keywording issue.  Perhaps I'll stick to the English sites for now :)

« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 06:51 »
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Reading you reply leaf, got me an idea. If you really want to try out panthermedia I have got a solution for you.
Go to SS, click on Images in gallery and than click on the image you want to submit to Panthermedia. Now you should see on the left side, the American/British flag. Click on it, and select the language "German".
Now you can copy/paste the keywords, since now they show up in German :) I just remembered that, because my Windows is in German and SS adjusted the language to it. Although I must say the translation is not totally perfect..
You can use IS too.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2007, 07:08 by Freezingpictures »

« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 11:59 »
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Well that is a pretty grand idea alright. 

I'll have to check into it if i decide to upload there.

« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2007, 09:09 »
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I wrote an e-mail to PM and asked them if in future there will be a possibility where they will make their site available also in Englisch. They answered that they are working on it and that it hopefully will be available in the near future.

« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 14:39 »
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I wrote an e-mail to PM and asked them if in future there will be a possibility where they will make their site available also in Englisch. They answered that they are working on it and that it hopefully will be available in the near future.

That'll be great.  I hope they can get an english site working as well.

:)

ok ok.. perhaps that is enough sarcastic posts for today. :P


 

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