pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: do you consider speed in review helpful/destructive ? which one is fast?  (Read 2735 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

tan510jomast

« on: January 31, 2009, 14:17 »
0
do you consider speed in review helpful/destructive ? which one is fast?
based on your experience, which site reviews the submission fastest.


« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 14:55 »
0
Fotolia is the fastest for me BY FAR.  When I am regularly submitting I can push 150-200 a night there and they're reviewed by the time I wake up in the morning.

When I was starting out, I thought that speed = bad because FT rejected a lot of my stuff.  This month I think Fotolia has added almost 800 of my images with 85% or higher accept rate so no, speed doesn't hurt but shooting iffy photos does. :)

Tuilay

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 15:27 »
0
in agreement with mantonino. Fotolia is certainly the fastest. Whatever rejections I don't grumble because the reasons are there. It's not fudging around with letting you guess what to correct and resubmit, like you know who  ;)
Speed helps in the sense that it gets your portfolio up and running faster. And for timely images, you hate to be sitting for some images only to see it approved a week or sometimes a day before the festivity/season/etc. So you wait till next year comes around. Whoopee ! Wish some reviewers would stop bringing their beer to work, and get the review up ASAP, don't you agree?
Another quick notable is definitely Stockxpert. Not as fast as FT but not as in stupor as IS 8)
P.S.
If it sounds like I 'm not keen on IStock (who is? )... sorry, like FD, I'm really not into Proctology
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 15:31 by Tuilay »

« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 15:30 »
0
Fotolia and stockxpert are by far the fastest but I only feel that istock give you a genuine reason for rejection. They are the only site where you get the feeling that they actually properly review the file and not just just it a quick over and say no lol. Its a shame sometimes reviews can take a week but thats the popularity of stock photography now

« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 15:32 »
0
Stockxpert by far, sometimes even within a few minutes.
Fotolia can be fast also if an image has been sitting in the unfinished state for a while.

tan510jomast

« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 15:34 »
0
Hey awesome ppl, thx 4 the input. But you did not for most answer the other part.
Do you find the delay is a disadvantage at all?

hali

« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 15:40 »
0
StockXpert, FT, for sure. But you already know that from the others before me.
Being slow does not bother me more than just being left in suspension. Alamy and DT are not overnight approvals (or rejections), but at least they give you a time frame, like PhotoShelter used to be good for that too.  Then again, I like Alamy because even when you get a 35hr timeframe, it get reviewed way before that.
Now, that's being nice and considerate.

hali

« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 15:46 »
0
Hey awesome ppl, thx 4 the input. But you did not for most answer the other part.
Do you find the delay is a disadvantage at all?

Delay DEFINITELY destructive. You shoot these images and you were clean shaven, you don't want to have them reviewed way after you wearing beard. Like waiting for your stock (bad pun) to be displayed for sale, by that time all mouldy cheese due to some tardy review system. DEFINITELY DESTRUCTIVE
AND INSENSITIVE TO THE CONTRIBUTORS.  ;)

« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 16:57 »
0
I honestly don't care about review times anymore, unless they go over a month.  There is no point wasting time thinking about it, as I can't make sites work quicker.  If I want to see my photos online quickly, I upload them to mostphotos, nobody can ever beat their review time.

Tuilay

« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 16:59 »
0
I honestly don't care about review times anymore, unless they go over a month.  There is no point wasting time thinking about it, as I can't make sites work quicker.  If I want to see my photos online quickly, I upload them to mostphotos, nobody can ever beat their review time.

Comedian/Comedienne , whichever you are  ;D ;D ;D
tan was asking about the Big 5 , not some site  you have to dig under leaf's list to the right...hidden way under a rock ...to find...
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 17:02 by Tuilay »

hali

« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 17:06 »
0
I honestly don't care about review times anymore, unless they go over a month.  There is no point wasting time thinking about it, as I can't make sites work quicker.  If I want to see my photos online quickly, I upload them to mostphotos, nobody can ever beat their review time.

Comedian/Comedienne , whichever you are  ;D ;D ;D
tan was asking about the Big 5 , not some site  you have to dig under leaf's list to the right...hidden way under a rock ...to find...

LMAO Tuilay, sharpshot's allowed ! anyway tan did not exactly say Big 5... did he? hmm ? tan? LMAO

tan510jomast

« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 17:17 »
0
I honestly don't care about review times anymore, unless they go over a month.  There is no point wasting time thinking about it, as I can't make sites work quicker.  If I want to see my photos online quickly, I upload them to mostphotos, nobody can ever beat their review time.

Comedian/Comedienne , whichever you are  ;D ;D ;D
tan was asking about the Big 5 , not some site  you have to dig under leaf's list to the right...hidden way under a rock ...to find...

LMAO Tuilay, sharpshot's allowed ! anyway tan did not exactly say Big 5... did he? hmm ? tan? LMAO

hali's right Tu, Mostphotos good  .  thx sharpshot  ;)

« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 17:37 »
0
In general I don't care about the review time. Placement in search engine; visibility of my new images to buyers - that's the only thing that matters.

Review time was only important for me in the beginning when I uploaded very few images per month and watch the performance of each :)

« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 17:40 »
0
For me StockXpert is the fastest and, except for "we don't need this type of image", I think their rejection reasons are generally fair. IS and DT take quite a long time - about a week.

The problem with time is more when you upload seasonal images. IS rejected some for keywords - and RIGHT keywords (photos of a candle, they rejected "candle" - stuff like that, thoroughly discussed in another thread).  Scanstock took about a month to review some of my New Year's images - one was actually approved only in January. It was my fault to upload them so late, but nevertheless it is a pity they do that.  

Of course, it is also a problem in any delay that you could have started selling that image earlier, but then the loss is small in the long turn.

Regards,
Adelaide

tan510jomast

« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 18:47 »
0
For me StockXpert is the fastest and, except for "we don't need this type of image", I think their rejection reasons are generally fair. IS and DT take quite a long time - about a week.

The problem with time is more when you upload seasonal images. IS rejected some for keywords - and RIGHT keywords (photos of a candle, they rejected "candle" - stuff like that, thoroughly discussed in another thread).  Scanstock took about a month to review some of my New Year's images - one was actually approved only in January. It was my fault to upload them so late, but nevertheless it is a pity they do that. 

Of course, it is also a problem in any delay that you could have started selling that image earlier, but then the loss is small in the long turn.

Regards,
Adelaide

 only 2 of you (tuilay, madelaide) mentioned timely or seasonal images delay.
and i can see the reason for not being too chuffed with a slow review time for these images.
i wonder is it just the two of you who contribute such images. is it not a niche to fill?

you also mentioned about perharps you should have submitted earlier. but then again, it's not easy for us to say, find pumpkins and scarecrows in february, (it's snowing here in feb), and who can find  someone wearing a santa claus suit in summer. well, maybe we could, but they probably lock him up in a madhouse if they find him walking in a santa suit down the park ringing a bell in the heat of summer . lol.
and  rejection due to keywords? wow, another interesting issue.

thanks again all,  for your comments, all.   agradecimentos Adeladinha  :)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 18:51 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 18:55 »
0
I dont mind how long reviewing takes as long as the longer ones are accepted  ;) ;)

RT


« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009, 19:17 »
0
It's not something that bothers me either way

PhotoDuneMicrostock Insider

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
4 Replies
1077 Views
Last post January 14, 2012, 05:45
by Herg
10 Replies
1066 Views
Last post March 17, 2012, 08:33
by Stepunk
4 Replies
944 Views
Last post May 27, 2012, 14:28
by sam100
8 Replies
513 Views
Last post January 07, 2013, 05:21
by Poncke
2 Replies
525 Views
Last post May 02, 2014, 04:08
by ruigsantos

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors