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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: RacePhoto on October 03, 2011, 10:24

Title: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: RacePhoto on October 03, 2011, 10:24
Option to change vote is active so if you are in the process of dropping IS, so you can keep your images from ThinkStock, then answer current status and change later. No time limit on the poll, so it can reflect changes to the situation.

Hopefully this will answer the question directly instead of people interpreting other poll results and guessing.

I think that covers the two ways to get images into ThinkStock Photos?

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Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: Sadstock on October 03, 2011, 10:47
Should I answer yes if the only images I have on TS are those forced through the recent changes?  I don't know if they are currently on TS, so choosing option 1 may not be currently correct.
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: jamirae on October 03, 2011, 11:22
Should I answer yes if the only images I have on TS are those forced through the recent changes?  I don't know if they are currently on TS, so choosing option 1 may not be currently correct.

yeah, that's my situation too.  when are the changes supposed to go into effect anyway?
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: RacePhoto on October 03, 2011, 11:46
Should I answer yes if the only images I have on TS are those forced through the recent changes?  I don't know if they are currently on TS, so choosing option 1 may not be currently correct.


Yes, that was kind of what set off this survey, the forced entry into subscriptions by IS. I'd say in theory, you will have images there? That's the second part, some people did say: "that's the last straw" and removed their IS accounts, so they get to say NO.  :)

Hey, you decide but please come back when you find your images are actually there and change it, or just pre-respond that they are going to be included?

I suppose that brings up another issue, which means I'll be hijacking my own survey thread?

Searching for your own images, I have found mine on http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/ (http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/) under "Fname Lname" (real name!) from IS and also "FnameLname" no space, real name also. The one with the space is newer transfers from IS, the one with no space is StockXpert and IS. and yes, use the full quotes around your real name to search. Some people have claimed that single quotes work, I've found identical results no matter which way I do it. Don't know why it might make a difference to some?

Go to the search box, put your real name in quotes, and see what happens.


I've searched using my IS business name and nothing comes up. Real name, no spaces is what comes up on the iStock Contributor Charts site also, not business name.

One more month and I can close the StockXpert account, and change my vote.  ;)
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: Sadstock on October 03, 2011, 11:58
I tried a number of permutations of my real name and was unable to find anything.  Also searched for some of my key images and could not find those either, so I think my content has not yet arrived.

To address the ambiguity of when images will show up on TS, could you change choice 1 to "Yes: from iStock pp only (including if your images are in the process of being added to TS)"
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: luissantos84 on October 03, 2011, 14:52
Josť! eheh

I am on both
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: jm on October 03, 2011, 14:55
Soon there will be another option - Yes: from Zoonar
Title: Re: Avoid Confusing ThinkStock Polls - take this one please
Post by: RacePhoto on October 04, 2011, 00:51
Soon there will be another option - Yes: from Zoonar

Cool, Zoonar can get images into ThinkStock when only IS does now? Interesting. Brings up the same question as some others. How will they know if I submit to IS and then apply from Zoonar as well. Who will sort out the Dupes?

Adjusted the poll.

I'm sure people will start posting updates when the gate to ThinkStock opens and files start getting moved in. Just in time for me to remove the small old junk I have on sale from StockXpert which will be blanketed by the new improved additions from everyone else. Might as well get out of the way because there will be a flood of better and newer images.