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« on: February 04, 2010, 19:04 »
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How is the upload system there? I'm thinking about uploading my portfolio there. Any annoying categories to click threw? Batch processing functions for release forms?

Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 19:10 »
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You have to go through their review process first to be accepted but I don't find it to be very hard submitting there. My link is at the bottom if you want to use it. Any more questions just ask


And you are required to pick at least one catagory
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 19:12 by donding »

« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 19:13 »
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actually the submission screen is laid out a whole lot better than other sites .. less clicking and less scrolling to get the same thing done. I processed 500 photos in a single evening while kicked back in my chair in front of the TV .. it was a pretty sweet $100.

« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 19:14 »
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Not the best one in industry. At least they got ftp but later it's very frustrating. One category is mandatory. Bulk editing is very primitive so you can easily overwrite meta data if you select two images with different ones.

Add to this that server seems to be overloaded and constantly logs you out :-)

« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 19:25 »
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Thanks for the tips. I have thousands of shots, so I like to create some kind of a "game plan" for each site I do a big upload to.

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 19:27 »
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I got around 4000 images uploaded there but I cannot stand processing more than 200 at one session. Even Veer got better user interface.

donding

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 19:29 »
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Personally I find it very easy to upload and process,,but I don't have 4000 images either...I'm lucky to have 300+ on there right now ;)

« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 20:19 »
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Personally I find it very easy to upload and process,,but I don't have 4000 images either...I'm lucky to have 300+ on there right now ;)

I am saying it's the worst but comparing to YAY or CanStockPhoto it's just little cumbersome for me. If they fix server problems which cause logging me out on every click, I will suffer to my next 250 photos accepted and next payout ;-)

« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 08:36 »
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It is a shame they have categories, that slows things down.  The worst problem I find is that a lot of my titles are too long, that really does waste my time editing those.  My titles are often too short for BigStock, can't win doing this sometimes :(

« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010, 18:50 »
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It is a shame they have categories, that slows things down.  The worst problem I find is that a lot of my titles are too long, that really does waste my time editing those.
Not only that. If either title or description contain quotes (like "fishermen's boat"), the title and/or description will be reported as too long.
Then, 160 characters for the description is really too short. Most of mine are truncated. I settled for the 220 limit on SS.
Finally, the title is taken from the IPTC field "object name", as most sites (except SS) do, but if there is something in the IPTC field "headline", it takes precedence. That's very annoying for me since no site uses that field, and I use it to put in the model's name. I have to replace manually the title of all images with a model. I wish they sticked at least to de facto rules of IPTC usage and size of the other sites.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2010, 19:00 »
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It is a shame they have categories, that slows things down.  The worst problem I find is that a lot of my titles are too long, that really does waste my time editing those.
Not only that. If either title or description contain quotes (like "fishermen's boat"), the title and/or description will be reported as too long.
Then, 160 characters for the description is really too short. Most of mine are truncated. I settled for the 220 limit on SS.
Finally, the title is taken from the IPTC field "object name", as most sites (except SS) do, but if there is something in the IPTC field "headline", it takes precedence. That's very annoying for me since no site uses that field, and I use it to put in the model's name. I have to replace manually the title of all images with a model. I wish they sticked at least to de facto rules of IPTC usage and size of the other sites.
Have you tryed customer support about it? Kelly is very helpful and would proubably be open to suggestions about any problems you are having with the site.

« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 11:33 »
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I find the upload and submitting process fast. Not as fast as YAY Micro but faster then SS, DT, FT and others. On top of it you get payed for the first 500 images and they have a good referral and affiliate program. Hope the start advertising soon so that there will be more sales.

http://submit.depositphotos.com?ref=1001442

I haven't had any problems with there server. Never got logged out. The site always responds fast. Review times is usually a couple of days and the rejection rate is low. Most rejection are because of "similar images".


« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 11:44 »
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Thanks for info guys! I just sent in my application.

One thing I like about an upstart like this is they seem to understand they have to invest heavily in the startup phase before they really roll out. Paying every photographer $100 just to submit ports adds up really fast. My rough calculation of what they *may* have spent so far on content aquistion came out to about $600,000.

« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010, 12:14 »
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i really like the uploading system. it's pretty fast and very easy to submit all the photos .... but i think the reviewing times are a little bit long ...after acception i submitted my first batch of photos nearly one week ago and they are still under review :-(

here is my referral link, would appreciate it  ;)

newbielink:http://submit.depositphotos.com? [nonactive]

« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2010, 12:23 »
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i really like the uploading system. it's pretty fast and very easy to submit all the photos .... but i think the reviewing times are a little bit long ...after acception i submitted my first batch of photos nearly one week ago and they are still under review :-(

That's a shame !  They were very quick to start with, and I've just uploaded another 80 !!  Long wait then :)


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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2010, 12:35 »
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They were very quick with their review times at first but now I find they take 6 or 7 days. It depends rather you upload close to the weekends. They are sorta like shutterstock in that aspect because I don't believe they review on weekends.

« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 13:15 »
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The pics on the homepage are the same at the weekends.

« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 15:51 »
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Interesting and impressive for a new site - coming out of blue to #13 by traffic (among sites I track)
http://statsmicro.com/graphs

« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 18:00 »
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They are sorta like shutterstock in that aspect because I don't believe they review on weekends.

Not so.  I'm getting Shutterstock reviews on the weekends.  Heck, I've had two batches reviewed this weekend already.

« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 20:53 »
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yeah as for this past weekend, my submission was reviewed in SS,
but nothing moved in DP.

donding

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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2010, 22:46 »
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They are sorta like shutterstock in that aspect because I don't believe they review on weekends.

Not so.  I'm getting Shutterstock reviews on the weekends.  Heck, I've had two batches reviewed this weekend already.
That's strange...I never get anything reviewed over a weekend and don't usually get any sales either. maybe I just submit them at the wrong time. Oh well... ;)

« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2010, 08:03 »
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Some of my photos are approved for selling, but I didn't get my 0,20$ per upload?
When?

« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 08:08 »
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Some of my photos are approved for selling, but I didn't get my 0,20$ per upload?
When?

They will get there, in their own time :)  Bit slow now.  Just got paid 25c !  that's down to you, your first 5 !!  Thanks :)

« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 08:17 »
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Some of my photos are approved for selling, but I didn't get my 0,20$ per upload?
When?

They will get there, in their own time :)  Bit slow now.  Just got paid 25c !  that's down to you, your first 5 !!  Thanks :)


 Thanks Stu!

Also!

Prepare for impact!!!  ;D ;D ;)

« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2010, 08:32 »
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Some of my photos are approved for selling, but I didn't get my 0,20$ per upload?
When?


They will get there, in their own time :)  Bit slow now.  Just got paid 25c !  that's down to you, your first 5 !!  Thanks :)



 Thanks Stu!

Also!

Prepare for impact!!!  ;D ;D ;)


also, make sure you have the promotion program activated
http://submit.depositphotos.com/promo.php

if it is not activated you won't get paid for uploading.


 

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