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« Reply #75 on: November 24, 2015, 12:22 »
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Ok that did it.  I don't need more exposure in China for these huge 'previews'.   And the future direction of 500px is just one big question mark with a black cloud behind it. 

I just deleted all but 1 of the few I recently put up there.  I'll keep the account open, but will forget about 500px for now.


« Reply #76 on: November 24, 2015, 14:00 »
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I don't understand why their reviewing is so very slow if they really want to offer sales. I have uploaded 235 images there from November 3 to 19th, all marked for sale. 5 have been approved (2 prime and 3 core) and the rest are in that limbo that says they can be requested. They do show up in searches, but I'd imagine it'd be off-putting to a buyer to think they'd have to wait to make the purchase versus just be able to pay and download the file.

The reviews used to be relatively fast... I have images uploaded in late august that are still in review. The introduction of the core and prime collections is quite recent (August I think) and they had to review a second time all the images already accepted. I guess they have a large backlog.

« Reply #77 on: November 24, 2015, 15:29 »
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Ok, that is understandable. So it is a temporary thing.

« Reply #78 on: November 24, 2015, 17:09 »
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Help me out please: where do you see if images are still in review?
The only place where I can see what is available in the marketplace is when I go to "Manage Photos" - and my images do count for the "Marketplace" number directly after upload.
What am I missing?

« Reply #79 on: November 24, 2015, 17:42 »
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Go to your "manage photos" page, click on the symbol on the upper right hand corner of a thumbnail image and it will take you to the licensing page. If the page has a red banner on it like the one in this image it means it hasn't been reviewed yet.


« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2015, 17:50 »
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Thanks, didn't know that. So it's only possible to see that by clicking each image...
Contributor tools certainly need some improvement on 500px...

« Reply #81 on: November 24, 2015, 18:12 »
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Thanks, didn't know that. So it's only possible to see that by clicking each image...
Contributor tools certainly need some improvement on 500px...

There's a brief explanation here (second section)

https://support.500px.com/hc/en-us/articles/204031108-500px-Marketplace-Buyer-FAQ

If you have statistics (I have temporarily) it will tell me how many you have in the store - not which, but they show up at the beginning of your portfolio. Contributor tools are virtually non-existent unless there's something I've missed.

« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2015, 18:23 »
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Get ready for royalty cuts at 500px!

In case you've forgotten or just didn't know Mr. Thompson's words:
"Since roughly 2005 we've been aware of a basic problem with how our business works. As the company grows, the overall percentage we pay out to contributing artists increases. In the most basic terms that means that iStock becomes less profitable with increased success. As a business model, its simply unsustainable: businesses should get more profitable as they grow. This is a long-term problem that needs to be addressed."  Kelly Thompson. September 8th, 2010
So he's the yokel who tried to convince everyone that percentages were absolute?

ShadySue

« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2015, 18:42 »
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Get ready for royalty cuts at 500px!

In case you've forgotten or just didn't know Mr. Thompson's words:
"Since roughly 2005 we've been aware of a basic problem with how our business works. As the company grows, the overall percentage we pay out to contributing artists increases. In the most basic terms that means that iStock becomes less profitable with increased success. As a business model, its simply unsustainable: businesses should get more profitable as they grow. This is a long-term problem that needs to be addressed."  Kelly Thompson. September 8th, 2010
So he's the yokel who tried to convince everyone that percentages were absolute?
No, the percentages were already factored in.
He was the stooge who had to tell us that Getty's sustainability and business model were much more important than those of the contributors.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2015, 19:41 by ShadySue »

« Reply #84 on: November 25, 2015, 21:09 »
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Why some of my pics are with a watermark ( 500px ) and some are with no watermark  :-[

« Reply #85 on: November 25, 2015, 22:37 »
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Why some of my pics are with a watermark ( 500px ) and some are with no watermark  :-[

Because on some of your images you put on watermark and on some not.

« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2015, 23:33 »
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Why some of my pics are with a watermark ( 500px ) and some are with no watermark  :-[

Because on some of your images you put on watermark and on some not.

Thanks!

« Reply #87 on: November 27, 2015, 01:49 »
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Thanks, didn't know that. So it's only possible to see that by clicking each image...
Contributor tools certainly need some improvement on 500px...

There's a brief explanation here (second section)

https://support.500px.com/hc/en-us/articles/204031108-500px-Marketplace-Buyer-FAQ

If you have statistics (I have temporarily) it will tell me how many you have in the store - not which, but they show up at the beginning of your portfolio. Contributor tools are virtually non-existent unless there's something I've missed.

Thanks, I didn't know that. Very helpful. As slow or better hardly-existent as their review is, it will make it impossible to build up a reasonable portfolio of images that are on sale.


 

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