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« on: October 06, 2013, 23:40 »
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hi all,

I did some panorama merged photo which end up as quite big size, more than 10000pixel long size. What size you reduce to meet the minimum shutterstock requirement?

I saw shutterstock offer super size, but everything seems same price so it doesn't really make sense to offer the maximum size.



« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 08:52 »
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SS has no limit in MB or MP so its up to you, if you have 10000px on the longest side then if it is a real panorama (4:1) you end up with a 25MP picture which I believe it is more than enough, that said I have a lot bigger sometimes

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 10:15 »
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SS has no limit in MB or MP so its up to you, if you have 10000px on the longest side then if it is a real panorama (4:1) you end up with a 25MP picture which I believe it is more than enough, that said I have a lot bigger sometimes

Why do you say that 4:1 is a "real" panorama?
Is it a defined standard?
On what base? For what reason?
Or is it only arbitrary?

The ratio, on a full 360 round will not be the same if I shot the images in vertical or in horizontal, or with a Nikon (frame 3:2 ratio) or an Hasselblad (frame 4:3 ratio)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 10:22 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 16:08 »
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its just the aspect ratio I look after but yes it can change, no big deal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_photography

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 17:39 »
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I reduce most of my panoramas substantially, since most agencies sell even large sizes for the same as smaller sizes; about the biggest i'll upload to ss are 6000x2000

I only load the largest size to alamy and my symbiostock site
http://cascoly-images.com/pix/image-type/panoramas-images/

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 02:40 »
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its just the aspect ratio I look after but yes it can change, no big deal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_photography


Yes, I have seen this Wikipedia link.

I was just thinking that the 4:1 ratio could be a microstock rule for an image to be considered (and accepted) as panoramic.

Thank you for your answer.
Muito obrigado.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 02:43 by Beppe Grillo »

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 06:59 »
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From my understanding SS does limit the Pano size, there is a thread about it because this was brought up before by someone who had their Pano rejected for image size.

« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 10:30 »
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i saw some panorama image in shutterstock offer as 'super' size, more than 10000px long size..

But maybe some people decide to upload big file to attract buyers who need big file, hopefully it pays for a better price.

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 14:12 »
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Here's the answer, even if it doesn't say so in the FAQ. And pay attention to Megapixels and Megabytes!

Image size is not limited, image size on disk is limited. Someone is now saying HUH?

Image Size on disk is the FILE SIZE not the image size. I too have had an image bounced by the system, not a reviewer, the automatic system, for being over the maximum allowed. It didn't say how much, but from others experience it seems that 30 Megabytes is that limit. The upload is rejected before getting into the system.

Depending on compression, you could make a huge image, less than 25MB on disc, and with DPI and resolution, you can make a much larger file, with a smaller image. Physical file size is the limit.

Image Size is not restricted, but I don't know why anyone wants to upload huge high-res images for 25-33-38 cents? Make it smaller, it's not going to make a difference for the buyer if it's Godzilla size or just Gargantuan size.  ;D It's not going to take a day to upload either. Hint: reducing the image size will make any flaws less visible, more files will get accepted if you downsize.

Wiki can say what they want but the standard (where there is no standard) prints from panorama film cameras were 4:12 inches 1:3 in other words. The large frames for panorama posters are... 12:36 = 1:3. Or 3:1 depending on how you view it? Not 4:1

Panorama is whatever it needs to be to fit the image, but the standard, off the shelf frames, are 1:3 not 1:4


From my understanding SS does limit the Pano size, there is a thread about it because this was brought up before by someone who had their Pano rejected for image size.

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 15:09 »
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And you have read this I take it? Starts another war!☺

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Hi everyone,

Just to chime in on this one point: downsizing will only hurt your sales and the overall community.  I'll explain why.   

Shutterstock has over 550,000 customers, ranging from freelance graphic designers working with a variety of clients to high-end advertising agencies and publishers who buy images in volume.   Some of those customers buy individual images, some buy image packs and others buy images via the subscription model.

The point of uploading large (or your original) file sizes is to make sure that your images are suitable for the widest variety of customers and widest variety of uses, irrespective of how the image was purchased.

For example, some advertising agencies will buy images under agreements that allow for a royalty of up to $120 per download.  If you upload smaller images that fail to meet an advertising agency's requirements, you'll either leave them frustrated or turn them off to your portfolio.

As others have pointed out, it's in your interest to try to capture the widest variety of sales from customers already transacting at Shutterstock, which means providing high quality files suitable for the widest variety of end uses.

Best,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 12:26 by scottbraut

Here's the answer, even if it doesn't say so in the FAQ. And pay attention to Megapixels and Megabytes!

Image size is not limited, image size on disk is limited. Someone is now saying HUH?

Image Size on disk is the FILE SIZE not the image size. I too have had an image bounced by the system, not a reviewer, the automatic system, for being over the maximum allowed. It didn't say how much, but from others experience it seems that 30 Megabytes is that limit. The upload is rejected before getting into the system.

Depending on compression, you could make a huge image, less than 25MB on disc, and with DPI and resolution, you can make a much larger file, with a smaller image. Physical file size is the limit.

Image Size is not restricted, but I don't know why anyone wants to upload huge high-res images for 25-33-38 cents? Make it smaller, it's not going to make a difference for the buyer if it's Godzilla size or just Gargantuan size.  ;D It's not going to take a day to upload either. Hint: reducing the image size will make any flaws less visible, more files will get accepted if you downsize.

Wiki can say what they want but the standard (where there is no standard) prints from panorama film cameras were 4:12 inches 1:3 in other words. The large frames for panorama posters are... 12:36 = 1:3. Or 3:1 depending on how you view it? Not 4:1

Panorama is whatever it needs to be to fit the image, but the standard, off the shelf frames, are 1:3 not 1:4


From my understanding SS does limit the Pano size, there is a thread about it because this was brought up before by someone who had their Pano rejected for image size.

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