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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2010, 14:00 »
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LOL, that was a shock.  And the next site I logged onto was 123.  I felt like a drunk stumbling around the sites though :)


« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2010, 14:04 »
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What a coincidence that they have both changed there layout on the same day.

« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2010, 14:15 »
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about BS upload,Uploaded a couple edited them and can't seem to find where to submit  for review.


Just edited and submitted a batch myself. I had to hit "save data" first, then the "submit for approval" (upper right). There isn't the old "Save & Submit" as before (as far as I can tell so far!). That said I personally love the new look. Very clean and modern. I agree with cclapper though -I like to see my current earnings as soon as you log in (saves time if just doing a quick sales check). Regards, David.

www.shootingstock.blogspot.com

donding

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2010, 15:10 »
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IMHO the main page is rather blaa looking. But that's just me.

« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2010, 15:36 »
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On second look, the images may be too large. I have a 22" monitor and I still have to scroll to see stuff under the big image. IMHO more of the other stuff should show.

Everybody's a critic, eh?

lagereek

« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2010, 16:14 »
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The search engine seems to be redesigned as well  and for the worse Im afraid. Starts to show series of images.

« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2010, 16:19 »
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Look like new 123RF... :P :P :P

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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2010, 16:21 »
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It almost makes me wonder if they were purchased by Shutterstock too....I am only joking here so don't think I know something you don't ;D

« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2010, 16:22 »
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I don't know if it looks more futuristic or more old fashion, looks too basic no?..

« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2010, 16:38 »
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They've stated they've made modifications to the search engine as well ...


-Mark

lisafx

« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2010, 16:51 »
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Well, if anything they have done starts bringing in sales I am all for it, but it would be good if they work the kinks out of the upload system...

« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2010, 17:14 »
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Not thrilled with the redesign. Looks plain, not aesthetically pleasing. Maybe they could have done something with the logo type to make it more interesting? Minimally better than previous design.

donding

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« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2010, 17:21 »
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It seems to me the sites that do better and look better are the ones that change their main page pictures regularly. I agree some redesign needed to be done, but why didn't they try to change the first pictures that pop up everytime you visit the site. I don't care for the new design. iStock does pretty good with it, it shows variety and doesn't look like you are looking at the same ol same ol.

« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2010, 17:30 »
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I think the domain name change will be an improvement ...



-Mark

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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2010, 17:35 »
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The web address is still the same....maybe they are changing it over...at the bottom it says Bigstock and Bigstockphotos is owned by Shutterstock.

KB

« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2010, 18:21 »
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The web address is still the same....maybe they are changing it over...at the bottom it says Bigstock and Bigstockphotos is owned by Shutterstock.
Actually, bigstockphotos.com is now redirected to bigstock.com, so the web address has changed. Though I suspect they will keep the redirect "forever".

« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2010, 18:34 »
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I just uploaded 6 photos and I must say I like it! I did have problems with categories (surprised?), it didn't seem to want to accept them and wouldn't mark the photos complete. I just changed them to something else, then changed them back and it worked.

« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2010, 19:02 »
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The web address is still the same....maybe they are changing it over...at the bottom it says Bigstock and Bigstockphotos is owned by Shutterstock.
Actually, bigstockphotos.com is now redirected to bigstock.com, so the web address has changed. Though I suspect they will keep the redirect "forever".

Actually, looks like they're having some problems with the redirection, or have backed out the update.  Earlier in the day I was redirected from bigstockphoto.com to bigstock.com, but now the redirection is going the opposite direction.  When I type in bigstock.com I get redirected to bigstockphoto.com!

The problem here is that submitting the form on the Contact page tells me I'm accessing the script from an unauthorized domain. As the correct domain redirects me to the old one, I'm unable to submit the form.

KB

« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2010, 19:17 »
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Oops. sorry, Lee, you're quite right.

When I tried it this morning, as you wrote, it was re-directing bigstockphoto.com to bigstock.com. No wonder donding posted that the web address is the same. Confusion reigns!  ;D

« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2010, 19:24 »
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It looks like a B&W obituary to me. Maybe that was the intent. And I hate that login popup screen, just like IS. That's a few clicks too many. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

donding

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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2010, 20:08 »
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The web address is still the same....maybe they are changing it over...at the bottom it says Bigstock and Bigstockphotos is owned by Shutterstock.

Actually, bigstockphotos.com is now redirected to bigstock.com, so the web address has changed. Though I suspect they will keep the redirect "forever".

Mine doesn't redirect it...it still goes to www.bigstockphotos.com, if it was redirecting wouldn't it be going to www.bigstock.com? . Am I misunderstanding something??

Edit: I posted before I read the rest...seems to be explained...Just disregard. ::)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 20:14 by donding »

KB

« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2010, 20:13 »
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The web address is still the same....maybe they are changing it over...at the bottom it says Bigstock and Bigstockphotos is owned by Shutterstock.

Actually, bigstockphotos.com is now redirected to bigstock.com, so the web address has changed. Though I suspect they will keep the redirect "forever".

Mine doesn't redirect it...it still goes to www.bigstockphotos.com, if it was redirecting wouldn't it be going to www.bigstock.com? . Am I misunderstanding something??

 ;D No! Just read the replies a few down from that one.  ;D Sorry!

donding

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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2010, 20:15 »
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My fault not yours... ;D

« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2010, 21:06 »
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I had a look around out of curiosity (I still have an account there) and noticed that the contributor bios are all messed up - lots of tags and meta characters showing in the description paragraph (at least in Firefox on the Mac).

RacePhoto

« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2010, 22:50 »
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Strange because my link goes to none of the above, but sends me to http://www.bigstockphoto.com/ (note no "S")

Easier to read than the old site, same data, for some reason I can find my own account easier now. ;) Keep in mind the source where I think websites shouldn't have flash or music or streaming pictures, and should tell you within 15 seconds where you are, what the site is about and how to get to exactly what you want. Function over form and keep it clean.

Search engine improved to include Boolean logic. That could be helpful?


 

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