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Did you boycott iStock's partner programme?

Yes (ind)
43 (36.8%)
No (ind)
37 (31.6%)
Yes (exc)
19 (16.2%)
No (exc)
17 (14.5%)
Not sure (ind)
0 (0%)
Not sure (exc)
1 (0.9%)

Total Members Voted: 102

Voting closed: December 29, 2011, 06:34

Author Topic: POLL: Did you boycott Thinkstock?  (Read 13795 times)

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« Reply #100 on: December 07, 2011, 10:35 »
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Yes I see now, there's no way to submit to TS at all, it's just an outlet site.  I guess maybe I thought we'd at least get a logon to see our portfolios there.


« Reply #101 on: December 07, 2011, 12:11 »
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No new images made it to Thinkstock/photos.com yesterday but one more this morning - we're up to 11 now!

The estimate of 24 years was way too short :)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #102 on: December 07, 2011, 15:50 »
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No new images made it to Thinkstock/photos.com yesterday but one more this morning - we're up to 11 now!

The estimate of 24 years was way too short :)

More confusion... is there not a review process to determine which images will be shared with TS?  Or, do all iS images eventually end up at TS:

I had the impression TS was more like a dollar bin, or a place for "lower quality" images?  ???

PS:  more than half of my small iS port has been shared in TS.   :-\

« Reply #103 on: December 07, 2011, 16:01 »
0
It's the lot, no further QC after iStock acceptance.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #104 on: December 07, 2011, 16:10 »
0
It's the lot, no further QC after iStock acceptance.

Well, now, I am really confused ---WHY?

« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2011, 16:13 »
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I can't say why, but my guess is that they don't have enough good content for the site. They tried to entice iStock contributors but many weren't interested for one reason or another. They haven't (yet) enforced participation on iStock exclusives, but they have on Getty contributors and iStock independents.

Can't compete with SS without content (I don't think they can even with the independent content that is on iStock as SS has so much more that IS doesn't have, but that's another discusssion).

« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2011, 16:18 »
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I think it is just a multiplication of sales outlets. Since most indies already sell on subscription sites, Getty doesn't see why it shouldn't offer their content at a similar price point. They don't care whether customers like buying at a credit site or at a subs site as long as the place you buy from is Getty owned.


 

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