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Author Topic: Expanded title/description for Fotolia submissions  (Read 4093 times)

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Shelma1

« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 13:24 »
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It would be so awesome if you could simplify uploading vectors. Right now your site is the most time-consuming because you require a zipped folder containing the eps and jpg...which is three or four additional steps for vector artists. So Fotolia/Adobe Stock is always the last site to get my vectors.

« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 13:25 »
0
Is there a way to differentiate what files Adobe sells, and what files Fotolia sells?

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 13:28 »
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Is there a way to differentiate what files Adobe sells, and what files Fotolia sells?

@Rimglow the Adobe Stock sales are not differentiated in your Fotolia stats at this time.

-Mat

« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 18:52 »
+1
Submission API access for 3rd party services like Pixendr app would be a great deal for me!

« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 19:24 »
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Matt,

Currently, Fotolia reads only the title and keywords from the metadata of each file uploaded.  Is there any way that it can read the description instead of the title? 

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 23:31 »
+20
Matt,
The categories seem to be the biggest time waste for me.  One level,ok.  Two levels if must, but three?  I spend way too much time trying to find something that fits.  And usually that is a poor fit anyway.

My suggestion would be to eliminate categories completely.
If you feel they are needed, then one level only.

Thanks for listening!

« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 02:10 »
+14
Matt, please automatically make default Extended License pricing to 100 instead of 30.

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 02:42 »
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Hi Matt, Is in your upgrade program the possibility to add keywords once the file has been submitted and approved?
Thanks and go on with your improvements! :)

« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 03:53 »
+2
Hi I use fotolia now 5 years and I uploading like 1000 pictures per months so here are really some issus you should solve

 - if i use to many keywords pls cut it down to 50 keyword and dont give me an error msg (like ss)
 - there are to many clicks to see the page with the upload status of my picture!
 - the indexation page? (in german indexieren ;D ) is really not overseeable I only see just one picutres without scrolling
 - there should be keyword generator for similar pictures (like ss)
 - better stats I would be cool if  I could see how much money I make with a special picture / a group of pictures (if i work for example with a model or designer which get comission) 

AND SURE, kill the categories :D
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 03:57 by napster »

Semmick Photo

« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2015, 04:25 »
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Hi I use fotolia now 5 years and I uploading like 1000 pictures per months



Right. Would you mind sharing your 60,000 images port?

« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 04:39 »
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Besides removing categories altogether, the one thing I'd like to see is for you to remove the need to sort keywords. Teach your search engine to live without that, that would save the most time in the submission process.

« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 04:41 »
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first, nope why should I?

second I never said I uploading since I started 1000 pictures each month.

« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 04:52 »
+4
My suggestion: EL counts for 5 downloads. :)

« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 05:10 »
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Matt,
The categories seem to be the biggest time waste for me.  One level,ok.  Two levels if must, but three?  I spend way too much time trying to find something that fits.  And usually that is a poor fit anyway.

My suggestion would be to eliminate categories completely.
If you feel they are needed, then one level only.

Thanks for listening!

I agree! 3 levels is completely ridiculous.

« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2015, 08:08 »
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Hi All,

I want to let you know that the requests and suggestions made after the Fotolia site was upgraded last month are still being reviewed and implemented where possible. The newest change has been activated.

You can now add up to 200 characters when submitting an image title/description.

We are continuing to work on reducing your submission time. More to come soon, please keep sending your suggestions and needs.

-Mat

I have a suggestion to get much better search results ...

Use the title tag, as most relevant, as any search engine for internet content does it.

At the moment, the image can not even be found, if the keyword is just in the title, at least in the german version.

>> You can now add up to 200 characters when submitting an image title/description.

Why so many, and what for, if they are not searchable?

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 11:43 »
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I notice in the submission requirements for FT that they want "standard aspect ratio images."  What exactly does this mean?  I crop and recompose my images all the time to no particular height/width ratio.  No problem with other agencies and they all sell fine.  Does this mean all images must meet certain predefined ratios or they will not be considered?  If so, is there a list somewhere with these acceptable ratios?

« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2015, 12:04 »
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It means you should upload photos with "normal" aspet ratio, not something like 30x3000px.

« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2015, 14:27 »
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Matt,
The categories seem to be the biggest time waste for me.  One level,ok.  Two levels if must, but three?  I spend way too much time trying to find something that fits.  And usually that is a poor fit anyway.

My suggestion would be to eliminate categories completely.
If you feel they are needed, then one level only.

Thanks for listening!

I agree! 3 levels is completely ridiculous.

Total agreement to that!

I shoot North American wildlife (not African or European), and the 3rd level under "mammal" almost never gives me an appropriate option. So I end up clicking "Other," which is useless.

« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2015, 15:14 »
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I notice in the submission requirements for FT that they want "standard aspect ratio images."  What exactly does this mean?  I crop and recompose my images all the time to no particular height/width ratio.  No problem with other agencies and they all sell fine.  Does this mean all images must meet certain predefined ratios or they will not be considered?  If so, is there a list somewhere with these acceptable ratios?

The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. (Wikipedia)

The two most common aspect ratios are 4:3 and 3:2 (also turned the other way).  You can also crop to 1:1 (square) photos and 16:9 ("widescreen") images.

Your camera has a native aspect ratio, find out what it is by opening an image in any graphic software and see image properties. After that, you can change the crop's aspect ratio ("recompose") to another one mentioned above. Don't just arbitrarily crop the image, that is what FT means.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 15:31 by Dodie »

« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2015, 15:33 »
+2
Please make the categories go away (or reduce them to one level and less than 10 choices).

Please make the categories go away.

Please....PLEASE...

:)

« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2015, 15:40 »
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Please make the categories go away (or reduce them to one level and less than 10 choices).

Please make the categories go away.

Please....PLEASE...

:)

@Cobalt, I'm sorry I don't think I understand your request. What is it you are asking for?

::)

Just kidding of course. I have shared your feedback with the team.

-Mat

« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2015, 15:42 »
+3
Thank you for being here. You are a making fotolia a fun place to be :)

« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2015, 22:32 »
+1
Seconding reading the description IPTC field not the title for the title/description box.  Or both.

And of course losing or at least simplifying the categories.  They cause physical pain.


 

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