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Great, but is the actual process for uploading footage on Symbiostock (I haven't used it for photos).
I used to have a footage website and it was incredibly time consuming to manage the still previews, footage previews and actual file for download. It's ok for a few files but not for a library of a few hundreds files.

note: the swf previews are not loading on my side

Is there any updates on the video side?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Can't log in at istuck
« on: November 11, 2013, 13:48 »
According to the forums, they are working on it... bla bla bla...

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Can't log in at istuck
« on: November 11, 2013, 13:09 »

istock's staff must get bonuses each time the broke something!
Their incompetence is just depressing....

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Stats graphics not updating
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:00 »
They are probably busy working on new ways to screw up contributors

Sales dead, no more content going to Getty = No more exclusive upload

Pond5 / Re: Pond5: What should we improve?
« on: September 26, 2013, 00:56 »
What I don't really like is the review per batch, which takes several weeks between each review.
It would be good to have reviews done at shorter intervals and shorter batches.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: IS Newsletter - A collection of excuses
« on: August 30, 2013, 01:32 »
Yes, basically they could have wrote it like that:  "We screwed up again, but don't worry we will try fix it in September"

Quote: "announcements and plans that we make in June, will likely not all be the exact same plans that we have in August."

My favourite line.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: S+ stats
« on: July 28, 2013, 02:50 »
So the guy approved its own files???

On Safari it works exactly as described in the forum 231 photos, a lot of which happen to be from the same contributor, who happens to be an Inspector..  ::)

How do you know he is an inspector?

I saw that 2 inspectors are uploading large amount of images this month. Anybody saw anything similar or it's just a coincidence?? 

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Changes to Main Collection pricing
« on: June 30, 2013, 03:11 »

Apparently you missed the part where it says that NO NEW FILES will be accepted as Signature Plus.

They can be transferred as S+ after a period of time if the file performs well. Well, the time considered for those moves and criteria are top secret info that istock is not willing to share.

Apparently not considering that we now can't have any file moved to Getty unless there are accepted as Vetta

"What will get mirrored to Getty under the new collections scheme?
The Vetta and Signature Plus collections will be mirrored on Getty."

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Changes to Main Collection pricing
« on: June 29, 2013, 05:32 »
Apparently not considering that we now can't have any file moved to Getty unless there are accepted as Vetta

You can shoot me for this but I think this is a good move! They are looking out for their exclusives first and giving the customer what they need! I hope buyers come running back to iStock, heck it stills pays more then SS most of the time! This is a customer centric change so lets see what happens! You can always become exclusive if buyers come running back!

I honestly can't see how on Earth this is beneficial to exclusives.  They have seen huge drops in downloads, and more recently earnings.  How is giving away indie content for practically nothing going to reverse that trend??

Maybe they want to force exclusives to migrate their portfolios to Getty images...

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Changes to Main Collection pricing
« on: June 27, 2013, 22:56 »
Independents see a drop of RPD, but on another side, they do not have ANY upload limit anymore.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iS exclusive rates slashed next year?
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:25 »
Like if we could trust that guy!

[Presumably Lobo or someone will have to make an announcement on this thread:]

Pond5 / Re: Sales drop lately @ pond5
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:53 »
BME for me for footage


all seems well though? (apart from the lack of PP, which is a concern - 24 June, and nothing!)

They are not able to reverse a minor (buggy) change when it happens. How could they recover a full crashed website??

Nothing related tot he micro stock crowd here. You mean we should write off thousands of files already on istock and hope that it will work again????

iStockPhoto.com / Re: yuri arcurs is IS exclusive
« on: June 21, 2013, 05:58 »
The funny part will be when Yuri will drop the crown to submit to multiple sites again. With the current changes on istock, his sales must be one third of what he expected :)

General Macrostock / Re: Photographer's Choice
« on: June 20, 2013, 23:08 »
Can you choose to place your file only in RM on Photographer's Choice?

is it too early to call the change of collections "a disaster"? :P

I just wouldn't have expected iStock to accept it.  I've often uploaded a borderline image if it's the best I have, but I usually do it without any great expectations and no small surprise if it gets accepted.  My complaint is with them apparently dropping their standards so drastically, after making such a big deal of their strict requirements in the past.
It's a total mystery, and I'm sure there's a Dark Plan behind it.


On another side, they are also releasing the standards for Vetta acceptance. It is easier to get in than it used to be. Also, I have sold more vettas in the last 10 days than in the last 9 months (normal sales are getting a new free fall though)

 They have promised. They have also promised a lot of other things

So, not that I m very surprised, they screwed up again. Some files are being removed from Getty....

what a bunch of As..oles!

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