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« on: April 26, 2010, 05:58 »
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First I did a search, but couldn't find anything that answers my question.
If this is discussed before, I would appreciate if you would send me the link.

At Shutterstock new photographers are only accept with 4 mp images, but older contributors can still submit 2 mp photos (or bigger).
Some have 6 mp, others 20 mp cameras.
Does SS offer all the images at the size they are submitted and also all for the same price?
I mean for contributors as well as for buyers.
When submitting a 2mp and a 18mp for example: contributors receive and buyers pay the same price for a download?
I have read that some of you save the images at lower mp to submit to SS, but if SS offers all the sizes for the same price, should buyers choose for the largest available downloads?


« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 13:21 »
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AFAIK, there are no sizes on SS. Whatever size that you upload is what the buyer downloads. I could be wrong though.

« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 16:22 »
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Nope there are sizes at SS. Two downsized , one regular(the one you upload) and a supersized version. In subscriptions it doesn't matter, but you can buy an OD subscription for smaller sizes only.

« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 21:18 »
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Thanks for the correction. I forgot about OD's!

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 16:48 »
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Sorry if my question wasn't clear enough. I was asking myself about the  '25 a day' downloads. Does the buyer download one size and what size is that? Or is the size you upload also the size the buyer is downloading? I mean 25 images of different sizes.
I know about the subscription for small images. OD's are apart. I mean the '25 a day'.

lisafx

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 17:50 »
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They answered your question, but to rephrase to make it easier to understand:

SS takes your original and makes all the different sizes from it.  This is true for the 25/day subscription and for other products too.  With the subscription product it costs them the same no matter what size jpg they choose. 

 

When submitting a 2mp and a 18mp for example: contributors receive and buyers pay the same price for a download?



^^ Yes, that's how it works. 

« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 04:14 »
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So the buyer can choose a 2mp or 18 mp for the same '25 a day' download price.
Perhaps the size doesn't always matter, but not many people need 25 images per day. I suppose they save them as a collection for later use. But you don't know what size you need in the future so the bigger download the better for your collection.
For the same reason we shoot our photos as big as possible. Better resize than upsize.

If this is true I was asking myself: why do some contributors resizing their images to the minimum for SS? Then you have less chance that your image will be downloaded.
Also for the enhanced and OD's. There's a smaller maximum image available for buyers.
Or do I oversee something?


 

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