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« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2014, 01:59 »
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You can upload a low-res watermarked version to 500px and then a high-res unwatermarked version to the store for licensing on Prime. So if you're concerned about what shows on 500px that's the best way to do it. On Prime we use the high-res version and downsize it and apply a 500px Prime watermark to that.


Here's an example of the 500px Prime watermark. You can see how ridiculous it is.




That's horrible. Come on 500px, toss the dog a bone here, please?


even I could photoshop that out. :)


« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2014, 02:59 »
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even I could photoshop that out. :)
You see?! :D

Lol, this watermark is even worse than I thought. It takes two seconds - one move to remove it! So poor protection is no protection. Watermark is for protection, right?

500px, with full respect, you are great in contact and have professional talk, but there are some things you can improve... I think it would lure more photographers (and give you more chance to earn on it). Why beeing so stubborn if people offer you their work?

As said above, good option would be to choose if someone wants (better) watermark or not.

« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2014, 03:03 »
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You can upload a low-res watermarked version to 500px and then a high-res unwatermarked version to the store for licensing on Prime. So if you're concerned about what shows on 500px that's the best way to do it. On Prime we use the high-res version and downsize it and apply a 500px Prime watermark to that.


Here's an example of the 500px Prime watermark. You can see how ridiculous it is.




JOKE OF THE DAY!

« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2014, 04:22 »
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500px and Prime need better watermarking, a lot better. That`s my reason to hold most of my images to their platform.
It would be great, at least to have an option where to place the watermark on the images - in the center, on the top or in the bottom... for example. Why don`t you test something like that.

« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2014, 13:29 »
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Here's an example of the 500px Prime watermark. You can see how ridiculous it is.




Do you really expect to sell isolated strawberries for $250 in 2014?
I don't understand why they accepted it into Prime in the first place.
Yes, technically it is a very good image but to my mind there is nothing "premium" about it.
This is very good microstock work.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2014, 15:06 by Realist »

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« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2014, 01:31 »
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considering all things discussed here and elsewhere, 500px is a bad joke as much as FAA and all the other fly by night PODs.

i like the idea and concept behind PODs, and indeed it's never been easier to sell online like nowadays but where are the buyers ? where are the sales ?

istock started in a similar fashion but there's a catch : their core group of initial users was made of both designers and buyers ! the PODs instead are mostly made of photographers and they expect us to bring clients for free on their platform !

their product is good but guess what, it needs investors to put a few millions $ on the table for aggressive advertising and this is not gonna happen so far.

of course they pay higher royalties, nobody is buying !


« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2014, 02:05 »
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considering all things discussed here and elsewhere, 500px is a bad joke as much as FAA and all the other fly by night PODs.

i like the idea and concept behind PODs, and indeed it's never been easier to sell online like nowadays but where are the buyers ? where are the sales ?

istock started in a similar fashion but there's a catch : their core group of initial users was made of both designers and buyers ! the PODs instead are mostly made of photographers and they expect us to bring clients for free on their platform !

their product is good but guess what, it needs investors to put a few millions $ on the table for aggressive advertising and this is not gonna happen so far.

of course they pay higher royalties, nobody is buying !

I have sales there and I'm pleased with prime.500px.com

« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2014, 08:42 »
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considering all things discussed here and elsewhere, 500px is a bad joke as much as FAA and all the other fly by night PODs.

i like the idea and concept behind PODs, and indeed it's never been easier to sell online like nowadays but where are the buyers ? where are the sales ?

istock started in a similar fashion but there's a catch : their core group of initial users was made of both designers and buyers ! the PODs instead are mostly made of photographers and they expect us to bring clients for free on their platform !

their product is good but guess what, it needs investors to put a few millions $ on the table for aggressive advertising and this is not gonna happen so far.

of course they pay higher royalties, nobody is buying !

I have sales there and I'm pleased with prime.500px.com

I am giving them a try but I immediately got tired of all the "I love your work" emails. It's like they have a group specifically dedicated to giving accolades. I wonder if there is a theory that the more you give thumbs up the more you are likely to sell one of your own images.  I mean, until I figured out how to uncheck all the email notification boxes, I was getting 500-600 of these (in different combinations) with only 90 images. That was annoying and not motivating at all for me. But I paid the $17 and will give it a year.

« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2014, 11:37 »
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  Yes, I had my first "Fine Art" sale with 500px Prime recently.  An old image closeup texture.  Very easy people to 'talk' to and they are quick to respond. 

Just like to say how much I appreciate all the helpful comments from the 'regulars' like Shade Sue and others - and to wish everyone a very happy Christmas/festive season and lots of successful uploads next year.




« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2014, 12:43 »
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This year 500px launched prints option. When did they abandone the option? Will that come back again?

Uncle Pete

« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2014, 13:04 »
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Has anyone with a free account ever had a sale? Wondering if it's like FAA where pay people get better placement.

« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2014, 14:09 »
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Yes, two people here are selling with free accounts.

« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2014, 15:06 »
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I have a free account with them and I already sell 5 images 175$ each. Two weeks ago I ask to get paid by check and 2 days after I received the check in the mail.

« Reply #63 on: December 04, 2014, 15:57 »
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Wow Gabriela - 5 sales. That's terrific! I have sold one so far with a paid account. Love the royalty rate!

ultimagina

« Reply #64 on: December 04, 2014, 16:21 »
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Has anyone with a free account ever had a sale? Wondering if it's like FAA where pay people get better placement.
I have a free account and I had 2 sales in the past month.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2014, 19:28 »
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Thanks Gabriela and ultimagaina. And photos are exclusive or how were they listed?

I looked and there's some really nice work up there. The 70% is interesting...

Has anyone with a free account ever had a sale? Wondering if it's like FAA where pay people get better placement.
I have a free account and I had 2 sales in the past month.

« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2014, 06:59 »
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I opened an account there, uploaded first 10 pictures, and discovered that the pictures shown in the Store section show the tiny watermark in the left upper corner, but when the same pictures are shown on other pages, the watermark is absent.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2014, 08:23 by LesPalenik »


« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2014, 08:42 »
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How large is your portfolio there? When do you start seeing sales?

« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2014, 09:04 »
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How large is your portfolio there? When do you start seeing sales?

Usually around 9:30am

ultimagina

« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2014, 09:29 »
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And photos are exclusive or how were they listed?
No, those photos are also for sale on several microstock agencies.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #70 on: December 05, 2014, 19:54 »
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Nope, any time people DL them...  ;)

How large is your portfolio there? When do you start seeing sales?

Usually around 9:30am

« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2014, 12:07 »
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Thanks Gabriela and ultimagaina. And photos are exclusive or how were they listed?

They are not exclusive ;)

Uncle Pete

« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2014, 13:25 »
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Oh I get it, my mistake, (confused with some other place?) Thanks for the correction:

Section 5 asks you if youd like to license this photo Exclusively through 500px
Prime. Choose this option if you have never licensed this photo commercially
through any other agency and if you wish to continue to have 500px Prime as the
sole licensor. This will allow the Sales team at 500px Prime to negotiate
exclusive use and other high priced licenses since we know the publication
and licensing history of the file.


Thanks Gabriela and ultimagaina. And photos are exclusive or how were they listed?

They are not exclusive ;)

« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2014, 05:33 »
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Hi!

I have 2000 files to watermark for 500px. Do you know any easy to use action for Photoshop to do that for me ? I want my watermark to be centered in the images.

Thanks!

« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2014, 09:29 »
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Hi!

I have 2000 files to watermark for 500px. Do you know any easy to use action for Photoshop to do that for me ? I want my watermark to be centered in the images.

Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NRtn-BFMP0


 

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