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« on: August 24, 2011, 06:31 »
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..putting that user in the top five of all contributors by number of files on the site.

Does anybody know if the promised work that was going to be done to bring Edstock's work closer to the standard required for everyone else on iStock was even started before this new gigantic ingestion?  Or was that just quietly dropped like so many other things?  Suppose we may as well forget about it if JJRD and his team would have to go though 15,000 files.  Maybe it'll be 30,000 files by this time next week.

And - in case you want a laugh - from the OP of the original thread about the Edstock ingestion: The content will be treated just like any other content on iStockphoto and is not being given any special treatment.


grp_photo

« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 07:33 »
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Bahnhof

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 08:18 »
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It explains the really slow editorial inspection que at the moment.

The most recent images seem to be about 2500 celebrity portraits, but digging a bit further there are a lot more very standard location images which compete directly with regular contributors, including in some already well covered areas. I can see many images that will compete directly with some of the material I've been uploading over the last month.

Its a frustrating process uploading files in these areas when the same search get flooded without warning with about 5000 images from a "contributor" with no limits.

ShadySue

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 08:57 »
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It explains the really slow editorial inspection que at the moment.

The most recent images seem to be about 2500 celebrity portraits, but digging a bit further there are a lot more very standard location images which compete directly with regular contributors, including in some already well covered areas. I can see many images that will compete directly with some of the material I've been uploading over the last month.

Its a frustrating process uploading files in these areas when the same search get flooded without warning with about 5000 images from a "contributor" with no limits.

I'm not sure it does explain the really slow queue, as some of them have poor keywording  and captions 'not to iStock's standard', so they're probably getting a 'free pass' through inspection. I've never heard of most of these people.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 09:03 by ShadySue »

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 09:03 »
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I've never heard of most of these people.

Maybe minor celebrity portraits then...?

My not having heard of someone doesn't preclude them from being a celebrity - its not really something that interests me. I just saw a whole lot of faces at movie events and glazed over.

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 09:22 »
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I've never heard of most of these people.

Maybe minor celebrity portraits then...?

My not having heard of someone doesn't preclude them from being a celebrity - its not really something that interests me. I just saw a whole lot of faces at movie events and glazed over.
Yeah, someone has to be huge before I'll ever hear of them: not quite as bad as my husband who asked me who Brad Pitt was when Legends of the Fall was on TV over the w/e.

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 09:54 »
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grp_photo

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 10:10 »
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 12:14 »
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And the total is now 16,909 and Lobo has locked a thread "congratulating" EdStock on having the largest iStock portfolio.

Only 700+ downloads so far though. Two files are over 10 and the rest are in single digits.

RacePhoto

« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 12:53 »
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Make that 16,000 and here's a screen snapshot for the archives from IS EdStock as of August 23rd, 2011



Going for 17,000 images soon. Does IS own this collection? Member since April 2011, and Exclusive

http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=7675241

« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 13:07 »
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^ Yep - seems that in 24 hours EdStock has had almost 10,000 files accepted.  I've been waiting over a week to have one accepted, and probably still have 2 more weeks to wait.

Definitely no special treatment going on then.

« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 14:11 »
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guys can not speak of Edstock as a regular exclusive contributor, is a collection of getty's agencies  ... we could never know what contracts exist between themselves and istock...

like lobo said Edstock is like Hulton Archive.....

We can only hope that those contents will attract new customers and not penalize our images

nruboc

« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2011, 14:41 »
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I'm going to have to put on my Shank hat for this response:

Ok guys, I'm sure this EdStock represents at least 1,000 photographers around the globe. Thus, doing the math, 1,000 x (what is the upload limit for new contributors these days - let's guesstimate 10) = 10,000. There you go, perfectly acceptable.

As far as content goes, and bringing in new customers, tell me please, who wouldn't need a photo of the legs of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the 2009 A.R.T-JOY-LOVE Charity Gala at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, France???
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-16841813-a-r-t-joy-love-charity-gala-for-association-hadassah.php?st=4ed8d73

Case closed

« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2011, 14:50 »
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I'm going to have to put on my Shank hat for this response:

Ok guys, I'm sure this EdStock represents at least 1,000 photographers around the globe. Thus, doing the math, 1,000 x (what is the upload limit for new contributors these days - let's guesstimate 10) = 10,000. There you go, perfectly acceptable.

As far as content goes, and bringing in new customers, tell me please, who wouldn't need a photo of the legs of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the 2009 A.R.T-JOY-LOVE Charity Gala at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, France???
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-16841813-a-r-t-joy-love-charity-gala-for-association-hadassah.php?st=4ed8d73

Case closed


 :D

To quote glck: Definitely no special treatment going on then.

rubyroo

« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 15:30 »
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I'm going to have to put on my Shank hat for this response:

You have a Shank hat?

Not something I'd want to wear, but each to his own...  :D

lisafx

« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 15:42 »
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As far as content goes, and bringing in new customers, tell me please, who wouldn't need a photo of the legs of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at the 2009 A.R.T-JOY-LOVE Charity Gala at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, France???
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-16841813-a-r-t-joy-love-charity-gala-for-association-hadassah.php?st=4ed8d73



LOL!!  Glad it is so meticulously labeled.  Could have sworn those were Kate Middleton's.   

Definitely a must-have, up-to-the minute piece of journalism there.  Bravo! ;D

RacePhoto

« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 20:39 »
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Don't want this one to die just because the new ASA sucks more:

Aug 21st vs Aug. 29th, no special treatment EdStock. Yeah right. now 40 days for my last editorial, waiting for review. No favorites or special treatment? BS!





22 thousand images and still climbing?

(Shank Hat, what does it look like, what colors do they come in?)  :D

« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2011, 21:17 »
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I thought most of that crap was what they said don't load to IS editorial.

I looked at a few captions they'll say  2009 and 08 in another part.

This is an example of the cross platform stuff that we will get bombarded with. This stuff should have been dumped at thinkstock not istock.

« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 12:16 »
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I thought most of that crap was what they said don't load to IS editorial.


Indeed ::):

"We do not accept photographs of celebrities and public figures. It is a can of worms we just aren't opening."

And I had one rejected because the location and date were on all caps. I resubmitted and now I'm expecting it to be rejected because it isn't on all caps :P.

« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 19:26 »
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Wow, a week and a bit later and now up to 31217 files  :o
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 19:48 by gclk »

ShadySue

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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2011, 17:15 »
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I thought most of that crap was what they said don't load to IS editorial.

Indeed ::):
"We do not accept photographs of celebrities and public figures. It is a can of worms we just aren't opening."

Well, they couldn't have us doing it and competing with the agglomeration which is EdStock.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2011, 17:48 »
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And I see plenty of locations that are easy to get shots of sneaking in.

« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2011, 02:00 »
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And I see plenty of locations that are easy to get shots of sneaking in.


I also see plenty where no sneaking is needed - famous London landmarks, the street scenes in India and landmarks in Berlin (for example) are already well covered subjects, as are many of the locations they're flooding with what are in some cases quite awful looking images.

I'm pretty sure I have photos of this same squirrel - good to see Edstock didn't get a model release either: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-17622926-scenes-of-india.php?st=8c89378

ShadySue

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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2011, 04:37 »
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And I see plenty of locations that are easy to get shots of sneaking in.


I also see plenty where no sneaking is needed - famous London landmarks, the street scenes in India and landmarks in Berlin (for example) are already well covered subjects, as are many of the locations they're flooding with what are in some cases quite awful looking images.

I'm pretty sure I have photos of this same squirrel - good to see Edstock didn't get a model release either: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-17622926-scenes-of-india.php?st=8c89378


Yes, sorry, my poor syntax. I mean there are plenty of shots sneaking in to EdStock's port of places that are of free access, and which are not 'iconic' places as in the original announcement of EdStock. Well, we should know better than to believe or trust anything they say.
And yes, I've also noticed a few that should surely be in the main collection.
Maybet that's the 'next iteration' of EdStock.
:-(
ETA: I just came in to correct the typo 'maybet', but 'maybe' it's short for 'what's the betting...?'
« Last Edit: September 05, 2011, 09:17 by ShadySue »

« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2011, 08:56 »
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Isock contributors needing to open an account on Getty to be able to put files on Istock.... wow that's *removed coarse language* up really good !


 

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