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« on: April 23, 2008, 11:35 »
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Here is a dilemma:

I got an e-mail from Dreamstime and some buyer requested a RAW of one of my images.

What do you guys do? Is it worth it? Or you never should let go of the Raws? I remember that some person uploaded the raw and then she got 30c for a subscription download.

Another problem is that the image is a picture of a city buildings with some logos on them (they were removed from the Jpeg but I can't remove them from the RAW).

Opinions? Comments?


« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 11:40 »
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I generally don't think it is worth the effort.

« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 11:47 »
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After my jpg file is approved, I upload the raw file as Additional Format
Yes I did have some .30 cent sales but 4.00 sales out weight my sub sales.
 :D

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 11:48 »
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For the dollar they want to pay, I can tell them where to go.

Pay 50 bucks or something for an extended license, and you can have that raw file - :)

I'm not in a very good mood today lol

« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 11:50 »
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 ichiro17  cheerup it's not that bad ;D

« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 11:51 »
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thanks, i think i'll just go outside and enjoy the weather before smog ruins that :p


« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 12:20 »
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I'm the one who got the .30 for the raw file. I will never do it again, unless they guarantee a larger sum.

« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 13:23 »
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Yeah, I had one of those requests this week and remembered Pen's comments a while back so I just ignored it.    Isn't DT wise to keep the buyer's identity secret so you can't negotiate with them.

SHOW ME THE MONEY.

« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 13:31 »
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i have to agree, ignore them.

grp_photo

« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 13:50 »
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IGNORE!  ;D

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 13:53 »
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I ignore them too.  Not only because of the money, but because my RAWs are the best way to prove ownership of the photo. 

« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 14:28 »
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I uploaded a few of RAW files as a result of the requests. But at least in one occasion, the buyer didn't purchase the additional format.

I will not upload RAW again because I realize that DT actually does not allow us to delete files, you can only disable the files. I had emailed the support regarding the deletion of certain files and never hear anything back from them.

« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 14:32 »
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Great I can make all the big raw bucks  ;D

CofkoCof

« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 14:39 »
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I got a request for additional format (eps on a vector). It was already pending, got approved in a few hours, then the buyer didn't come back for it  ;D

« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 14:42 »
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You can't wait for a request buyers want it now ;D

helix7

« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 15:51 »
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I got a request for additional format (eps on a vector). It was already pending, got approved in a few hours, then the buyer didn't come back for it  ;D

Same thing happened to me last week. The EPS was already pending, and then, nothing happened.

I upload the EPS files for all of my images, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do it otherwise. Like if someone asked for SVG instead of EPS, I wouldn't bother.



RT


« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 16:43 »
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I've been asked for RAW before, I contacted DT to make sure I wasn't seeing things and offered a TIFF but aparently they only want RAW, so naturally I ignored it, I'd initially presumed a RAW would attract a much larger sale fee and I was gobsmacked when I saw what people actually get is the same as a normal sale, so why would anybody supply a RAW file, what a stupid system.

« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 17:02 »
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I ignore them too.  Not only because of the money, but because my RAWs are the best way to prove ownership of the photo. 

Agreed 100%, I don't give away my "digital negative" SY

« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 18:01 »
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I recently had that and in my case the image had just been bought for credits, so I guess the request had come from this buyer.  I didn't have the RAW (it was shot in JPEG), and the closest I would be able to offer would be the original (unedited) saved as TIFF. 

Indeed selling the RAW has some issues mentioned here, I wouldn't have thought of it (but such files should never be sold in subs).

I wished however there was some way to reply to the buyer.  It sounds rude not to say anything.

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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