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« on: June 03, 2008, 13:40 »
I did it 3 years ago. I deleted all my pictures. It's not about sales cause I am not expecting huge numbers at the beginning. I just hate submissions process. All other site are able to give you some tools to submit large batches of photos. Here is just one photo at the time. I know I can open multiple tabs but do they expect user to open 50 tabs all the time? Even if I do that i would not remember state between tabs.  It's just too much work to select category for each photo, then scroll down the page (obviously submit button does not fit on the same page) to submit each photo.

« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 14:20 »
I don't understand why you close your account and delete all your images.

If submissions bother you, just don't upload for awhile. Then if you get bored again, you can upload more.

For me, microstock is a hobby. When I am busy, I won't upload for months. When I get sick of it, I won't upload for months,...

But over the years I think my photo equipment will pay off which (for me) is awesome.

« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 14:27 »
You are right. I just stop uploading as I did for BigStockPhoto. I can resume when I got everything processed here. I must invest time where there is visible result of my efforts otherwise I got bored with it.

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 15:07 »
Why don't you use FTP? 

« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 15:25 »
I am using FTP. The post upload process is so time consuming.

« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 16:02 »
Another newbies opinion. Not only do I hate the upload process but I hate thier support people, thier rejection messages and the entire site in general. They're last on my upload list for sure.

« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008, 21:04 »
FT is a great site. I receive a lot of DL's there, and the amount of time to process
an image is almost painless, compared to amount of time I put into creating the image in the first place.

I put 100% of my efforts into creating each image, and I pay close attention to detail.
Picking the right keywords, and choosing the right categories, then processing the image
on FT's site is for me like creating a fine "Hand Crafted" piece of art.

Cranky MIZ

« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008, 11:00 »
Good point, I guess the upload system isn't all that bad if you look at it that way.

Maybe my experience has been different but their support people are utterly terrible. I've never posted in their forums and I suppose I never will because I've been banned due to my fairly limited dealings with Fotolia support.

I may have been niave but I assumed most stock sites would try and keep good terms with all contributors. Apparently not so, Fotolia at least seems to have gone out of their way to sour me  against their site.

« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008, 13:15 »
I am not shooting for microstock yet. I try to upload my photos that sit on hard drive for years a collect dust. I do not want to spend to much time perfecting old pictures so at this point of time I appreciate systems which allow me to do bulk event if rejection rate is high. When I get rid of my "backlog" I will start shooting specifically for microstock. so then I might be satisfied with sites which allow me to upload 10 per week :-)


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