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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2007, 08:10 »
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Starting Feb. 27, we have two new levels for images. The pricing levels were updated, read more here...


« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2007, 09:02 »
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so i suppose this is 'suppsed' to start today then??

let me know when you get a 'new priced' download - i haven't seen any

« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2007, 12:56 »
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Interesting that prices and commissions at DT seem to have crept upwards.  Same thing happened at IS.  Makes sense - start off cheap, then once the business is established start to increase pricing to more realistic levels.

For contributing photographers this is good news - microstock images are underpriced and prices should increase gradually over the next couple of years.  It's similar to the internet thing back in the 1990's etc - most of the new players went bust, leaving the larger businesses to capitalise on the customer base and increase prices.

This is another reason why agencies are becoming more selective, both in accepting new photographers AND in being more fussy in the image inspection process.

It will become very important for all contributing photographers to submit only the best quality - the days of the holiday snapper being accepted by the top agencies are numbered.

« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2007, 14:21 »
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I got a download today and it was just the typical $1

« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2007, 14:31 »
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From Achilles Post this aft:

"This will be the part that will happen tomorrow, i.e. the new prices.
At this time (and for all credits acquired until tomorrow) it will cost 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 credits, depending on its number of downloads.

To answer your question in a different way, the 12 MP resolution assures you the highest royalties possible. :)"

I actually got a few downloads today... wonder if it's the rush before price hike!

« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2007, 15:55 »
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All I can say is that I don't like the new prices. 

A 4000x4000pix illustration was dld today at DT for a mere 50c for me (I used to get $1 for that size).  I made the same 50c by selling it at StockXpert, but the buyer bought a 693x693pix. 

I will hate subscription sales...

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2007, 16:48 »
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if they downloaded the large version you should have gotten $2.00

I am guessing that was the web version??

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sorry for the confusion - the two topics are now merged.  The old thread and the new one that the dreamstime news things started.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2007, 16:53 by leaf »

« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2007, 16:51 »
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or, if it says maximum, this is what i am guessing happened.

It seems that some users still have left over credits from the days of old.  When they use these they can download a high res image for 50 cents.  I have had a couple of these the last couple weeks.  Today when things switched over to the new system, downloads from today and previous days are labeled as maximum or small downloads depending on whether they were high-res or web downloads.

So i am guess you got a high-res download using old credits - that is now labeled 'maximum'

« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2007, 17:51 »
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Yes, it was the maximum.

I want my other 50c!  :(

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2007, 18:15 »
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Hmm. Thats odd. You only got .50c for this?
02/27/2007 (maximum, RF, $1.00)

I got 2 sales today at $1 each for maximum.

« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2007, 18:24 »
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Kngkyle,

Maybe it was a level 2 or higher image in your case?  Images should be redistributed in the new levels.  Or maybe new credits?

I went to the image's earnings, an it says:

02/27/2007 13:35  Member download  Level 1  1 credit (old)  $0.50  maximum  (RF)

So Leaf's diagnosis is correct.  Old credit, humpf!

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2007, 19:47 »
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Kngkyle,

Maybe it was a level 2 or higher image in your case?  Images should be redistributed in the new levels.  Or maybe new credits?

I went to the image's earnings, an it says:

02/27/2007 13:35  Member download  Level 1  1 credit (old)  $0.50  maximum  (RF)

So Leaf's diagnosis is correct.  Old credit, humpf!

Regards,
Adelaide

Nope, it was this images first download. It was a 5000x4000 illustration.

« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2007, 03:58 »
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I know the price increase had been delayed didn't realize it they had set a new date certainly explains why yesterday was my best day at DT ever 13 Dls and an XL sale my first ever at DT. I presume the XLicence price reduction was permanent.

Hopefully BigStock won't wait too long before increasing their prices (pity I submitted all those 4mp photos there when I had 8mp versions :'()

« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2007, 09:36 »
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yeah, looks like the new pricing is well under way.  I got a small download of a level 2 (over 25 downloads) image today and received $1.00 :)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2007, 09:38 by leaf »

« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2007, 14:02 »
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I think the added subscription plan may actually help sales here on the basis that purchasers of the plan will most likely be agencies & companies with a budget and the individual purchases will be more often from entreprenuers and the average person with the need of a photo.  I also think that having your portfolio exposed to more than one
subscription plan will be a benefit the same way having your portfolio exposed to more than one "pay for each download at a time" plan.

This type of industry is still too new for DT & SS to take all the potential subscriber business! Besides, my portfolio varies between the two sites based on what's been accepted.  This alone will atract various buyers to each site!

Hope I'm right!  :)

« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2007, 14:31 »
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I hope the subscription will get the images up to level 2 and higher faster. Up to now for me the max number of sales on an single image is 7

Olga

« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2007, 16:10 »
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I hope the subscription will get the images up to level 2 and higher faster.

But what help will it make if most sales become subscription ones?  That's my fear.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2007, 16:14 »
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So far, my sales in dollars are three times as high in dollars on SS as on DT. If subscribtion sales can help closing that gap, my income will obviously increase. The market is far from saturated yet, so I don't worry   :D


 

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