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Microstock Man

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« on: February 26, 2014, 21:26 »
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lisafx

« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 21:45 »
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 21:50 »
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yes that seems to be the idea

excellent alternative for customers to have a 'fresh' choice of images to choose from, and great for the contributers whose old or non downloaded files would  otherwise be buried, never to see the light of day again.

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 21:51 »
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If you mouse over, it says "Be the first to download these images!".

mlwinphoto

« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 21:51 »
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New search option appeared for me just now, called Undiscovered. New tab after "Random".

So these are files that haven't been downloaded yet?

Should include most of mine.....

Microstock Man

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 22:30 »
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New search option appeared for me just now, called Undiscovered. New tab after "Random".

So these are files that haven't been downloaded yet?

Should include most of mine.....

Haha, I bet thats what most of us are thinking!

Only such a small percent of most portfolio's sell regularly, it will be interesting to see if this increases the range of sales across a whole portfolio.

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 22:51 »
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Very cool idea if that's how it works. :-)
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 23:32 »
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that means it will show files with zero or least downloads for the search terms ! Great idea. Good for all.

« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 00:01 »
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I cannot see it. Maybe it is not visible for every user.

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 00:22 »
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No such thing here.

Seen screen shots of it but that means nothing because I have had unusual screen shots I saved that turned out to be nothing.

Everyone has been talking about it all day long and nothing on the server I am on has changed.

Probably someone messing with the servers.

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=135843&start=0

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130802&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2475

   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:26 pm     

http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=111997&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25590


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 01:11 »
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It works with english language, but not the others.

Btw I think that it is not a bad idea.

« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 02:15 »
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Yes, the new tab appears in the english version of the interface only. But yeah, it's simply a good idea!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2014, 02:41 by roede-orm »

stockphoto-images.com

« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 02:26 »
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The option doesn't appear on my English version though.

Shutterstock is always gradually testing/rolling out new features to gather data on usage and stability... unlike some other site  ::)
So some people won't see it - yet.

Cool feature.

« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 02:50 »
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New search option appeared for me just now, called Undiscovered. New tab after "Random".

http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&search_tracking_id=DMc266vx1KeA4cHtQbSufA&searchterm=kangaroo&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1

Hope you can see it, they may be doing A/B testing.

So these are files that haven't been downloaded yet?


Very cool idea if that's how it works. :-)


Did any of you see and increase in unsold files. I did and those are exactly the files that show up under the new tab.

StockPhotosArt.com

« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 03:00 »
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This may boost not only the sales from old files, but from new ones too since I see my latest uploads showing up there. New files (at least the unsold) are now seen in two search filters.

I think it's a very good idea since there are very good images that have become lost simply because they were uploaded in the summer or the weekend, or from popular themes and just got buried under all the others.

« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 04:41 »
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Good idea

« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 05:27 »
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Last week I was wondering why I had several downloads of images that were never sold before.
So when you are right this explains it AND it seems that it works too... :D


« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 06:10 »
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Excellent idea. The "be the first..." is a great 'added value' line too. Working as an art director I often clicked past pages and pages to avoid stuff that has been overused when designing something a bit more creative. This is a great reminder for those who haven't been smart enough to recognize this issue, and it might help less files to get dropped out of the system just for not getting lucky in time.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 07:21 »
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DT has had that feature for years. Undiscovered and Lowest Price. The site has too many hidden links, too cluttered. I wish they would simplify it for buyers and contributors.

« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 08:13 »
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Nice idea.

« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 09:08 »
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Nice to see them trying new things (note to Istock: ... and they actually work) although I suspect that this feature will be of limited value. Because the images have never been sold the relevance of the keywords is not taken into account so the results of a search can be somewhat spurious. At DT it might be worth a customer's time wading through such results because 'undiscovered' images are significantly cheaper ... but that doesn't apply at SS.

EmberMike

« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 09:18 »
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Nice for photos but totally flawed for vectors. Since SS encourages us to upload the JPG version of our vector files as a separate file (and since the JPG version are usually far less popular than the vectors) there are some JPG files in Undiscovered that have already been downloaded as vectors.

« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 09:20 »
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great idea.  Great for the buyers geting an image that isn't already used millions of times before and great for us getting a little more exposure.  ... and perhaps a little boost to the lost and forgotten images that really were not that bad.

Goofy

« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 09:54 »
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Too bad they didnt create a Neglected images search- than the majority of mine would show up :D



« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 10:32 »
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I like it!


 

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