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TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #225 on: August 09, 2011, 10:55 »
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« Reply #226 on: August 09, 2011, 12:16 »
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Don't worry. The laundry tip is the most useful thing I've heard all year.

« Reply #227 on: August 09, 2011, 12:20 »
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my sweet mother takes care of that on the weekends  ;D

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« Reply #228 on: August 09, 2011, 12:22 »
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lisafx

« Reply #229 on: August 09, 2011, 12:42 »
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my sweet mother takes care of that on the weekends  ;D

Ah, the joys of being young...

I do my daughter's laundry too.  At least for another year until she goes off to college and realizes how totally unprepared for the world I have left her!   :o

« Reply #230 on: August 09, 2011, 12:45 »
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I love to iron. I find it relaxing. I do it while watching TV.

How weird does that make me?

« Reply #231 on: August 09, 2011, 12:52 »
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Well, lets give the guy credit.  He got through a whole announcement without saying anything boneheaded ;D

Looks like we can look forward to quite a bit of juggling of images between collections and sites. 

Yep... that was a first... and last  :D

« Reply #232 on: August 09, 2011, 13:00 »
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I love to iron. I find it relaxing. I do it while watching TV.

How weird does that make me?

It's only weird if you are doing it naked too. :D

« Reply #233 on: August 09, 2011, 13:03 »
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Here in Germany hardly any business uses stock sites as a resource, with the exception of webdesigners.

 

Sorry to snip, but are you kidding? There's stock images in use everywhere in Germany, and I'm sure someone can correct me but its the biggest market outside the US for stock images. Mostly buyers are using Fotolia, but stock images are everywhere.

« Reply #234 on: August 09, 2011, 13:42 »
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@Laundry Chit Chatters. This thread's been taken to the cleaners.

jbarber873

« Reply #235 on: August 09, 2011, 14:00 »
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my sweet mother takes care of that on the weekends  ;D

Ah, the joys of being young...

I do my daughter's laundry too.  At least for another year until she goes off to college and realizes how totally unprepared for the world I have left her!   :o

   I learned everything i know about laundry from college. Unfortunately i had to drop out of college to work, so my laundry skills are only at the associates level. But one of these days...

« Reply #236 on: August 09, 2011, 14:07 »
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"Sorry to snip, but are you kidding? There's stock images in use everywhere in Germany, and I'm sure someone can correct me but its the biggest market outside the US for stock images. Mostly buyers are using Fotolia, but stock images are everywhere."

Stock images are in use everywhere when designers do the job. And obviously all the large advertising campaigns that you see are done by designers.

I am talking about small to medium businesses that make the backbone of the German economy. Again many of them will hire a designer, for instance when they do a website or have a large project.

But they rarely use a stock site directly - for instance when they do their routine power point presentations, small newsletter etc...I used to work on up to 12 trade shows a year that had mostly small businesses. All the small electricians, restaurants, pubs, clothes shops, doctors. All these people can use images. And of course all the machine and engineering related companies that noone has ever heard of but that are essentiel to German success in export.

But they are usually too stingy to hire a photographer so either they take their own pictures or just use text.

Small - medium businesses carry 70% of our economy, so that is a huge market to approach.

Like you say the designers seem to favor fotolia, at least that is the most common name I encounter if the webdesigners lists the image credits.

So over here istock can grow two ways: reach out direct to the smaller businesses and take away fotolias market share.

Germans are "do it yourself" people, paying for a designers work hour is considered expensive by many. So will enjoy working with a stock site if someone shows them how to use it.

Ive been showing people how to use istock for years. Unfortuantely when best match was dominated by V/A without a price filter, even my own friends opened accounts on fotolia.

On some searches V/A was 70% of the first 200 images, especially for people who dont use stock every day it appeared like istock had dramatically increased their prices.

So whatever market share istock has now, they can still grow for many years to come.
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« Reply #237 on: August 09, 2011, 14:32 »
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my sweet mother takes care of that on the weekends  ;D

Ah, the joys of being young...

I do my daughter's laundry too.  At least for another year until she goes off to college and realizes how totally unprepared for the world I have left her!   :o

when I need I know how to do it, cold water and never mixing colors :)

« Reply #238 on: August 09, 2011, 14:42 »
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Sorry for disturbing the discussion by talking about stock :-)

Ill definetly try the 8 minute dryer tip if it ever stops raining this summer..

lisafx

« Reply #239 on: August 09, 2011, 15:28 »
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Ill definetly try the 8 minute dryer tip if it ever stops raining this summer..

You can hang them up inside.  I put them on hangars and hang those on the shower curtain bar with a few inches between each.  They are dry in 24 hrs. 

I am sure this thread will get back to Istock whenever there is additional news.  Or speculation.  Or complaining.  ;)

« Reply #240 on: August 09, 2011, 15:41 »
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Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum and I just noticed this thread about a "Big Change at IS". Is iStock opening up a laundry service?

 ;D

« Reply #241 on: August 09, 2011, 15:55 »
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I don't iron, I steam!

lisafx

« Reply #242 on: August 09, 2011, 19:38 »
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Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum and I just noticed this thread about a "Big Change at IS". Is iStock opening up a laundry service?

 ;D

They've been taking their contributors to the cleaners for a couple of years now ;)

« Reply #243 on: August 09, 2011, 20:04 »
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I love to iron. I find it relaxing. I do it while watching TV.

How weird does that make me?

It's only weird if you are doing it naked too. :D

LOL. Gawd, I would never iron naked, that would not be relaxing for anyone.  ;D

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« Reply #244 on: August 09, 2011, 20:07 »
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« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 22:38 by hasleftthebuilding »

« Reply #245 on: August 11, 2011, 11:44 »
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this is quickly turning into the most useful thread ever.  :)

gotta try the 8 minute laundry tip (I do wonder what happens if you leave them in for 9 minutes?)

by the way.. I also use "Downy Wrinkle Releaser" which works amazing well for quick touch-ups when you don't have time to iron. 

rubyroo

« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2011, 11:49 »
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I also use "Downy Wrinkle Releaser" . 

...are we still talking about the ironing, or does this stuff apply to the naked people?

« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2011, 12:34 »
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 ;D

« Reply #248 on: August 11, 2011, 14:07 »
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I also use "Downy Wrinkle Releaser" . 

...are we still talking about the ironing, or does this stuff apply to the naked people?

If the latter, I could use a 50 gallon drum :)

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #249 on: August 11, 2011, 22:51 »
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« Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 22:39 by hasleftthebuilding »


 

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