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« on: February 25, 2011, 09:49 »
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I have been accepted as a contibutor at iStock for Flash and Illustration.

My first files as Illustration were reviewed within 2 days. I then uploaded the maximum I could for the week (18), and uploaded 4 Flash files...

Were at the end of the week been almost 5 days and the file are still pending. Is this normal review time for iStock?

Thanks!


123XXX

« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 10:08 »
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I don't know about review times on illustrations since I only submit photos, but photos are sometimes slow and sometimes fast. If you are non-exclusive it can be even slower. 5 days is not a long time. I am exclusive and at the moment I have some images which have been in the cue since the 17th, which is 8 days. Normally review times are not that long for exclusives, but I guess they can be. Be patient. If that is one thing you learn from being a contributor on iStock it is patience.  :-\

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 11:46 »
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Hehe ok thanks for the tip... I was just eager to see some content up and see how they fare on the "big" iStock... More so for Flash and there is little content there but with good sales :).

Thanks for letting me know... I'll just do like everyone else and... wait! :)

Thanks!

« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 12:29 »
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Are you exclusive to istock? Exclusives get a faster inspection time. Recently, some of my files have been getting approved in hours after submission. But some files take longer... a lot longer. I would say the average time these days for me would be a day and 2 max.

Not too sure about non exclusives. i would figure that 2-3 days seems about right but again not too sure.

I also think it depends on the actual file itself. The ones that got approved right away for me were the ones i spent quite some time creating and put in the extra love it deserved =P

Maybe they have a quick initial pre inspector that delegates files for different inspectors?

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 12:38 »
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Are you exclusive to istock? Exclusives get a faster inspection time. Recently, some of my files have been getting approved in hours after submission. But some files take longer... a lot longer. I would say the average time these days for me would be a day and 2 max.
I nearly choked on my tea there, then realised you're probably talking abut illustrations, since that's what the OP asked about. I've got a load of photos uploaded on the 17th which aren't locked for inspection yet. I guess they've had a huge influx of editorial images which people had lurking on their HDs.

« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 13:28 »
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Are you exclusive to istock? Exclusives get a faster inspection time. Recently, some of my files have been getting approved in hours after submission. But some files take longer... a lot longer. I would say the average time these days for me would be a day and 2 max.
I nearly choked on my tea there, then realised you're probably talking abut illustrations, since that's what the OP asked about. I've got a load of photos uploaded on the 17th which aren't locked for inspection yet. I guess they've had a huge influx of editorial images which people had lurking on their HDs.

Yep you're not alone - I still have 63 files in the que - many from the 17th.

« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 13:53 »
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Are you exclusive to istock? Exclusives get a faster inspection time. Recently, some of my files have been getting approved in hours after submission. But some files take longer... a lot longer. I would say the average time these days for me would be a day and 2 max.
I nearly choked on my tea there, then realised you're probably talking abut illustrations, since that's what the OP asked about. I've got a load of photos uploaded on the 17th which aren't locked for inspection yet. I guess they've had a huge influx of editorial images which people had lurking on their HDs.

lol sorry i wasn tclear.. i meant for illustrations... my photos take forever to be denied for lighting issues =)

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 14:02 »
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[quote author=VB inc link=topic=12605.msg187418#msg187418 date=1298660000

lol sorry i wasn tclear.. i meant for illustrations... my photos take forever to be denied for lighting issues =)
[/quote]
tell me about it.  :(

« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 16:12 »
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Are you exclusive to istock? Exclusives get a faster inspection time. Recently, some of my files have been getting approved in hours after submission. But some files take longer... a lot longer. I would say the average time these days for me would be a day and 2 max.
I nearly choked on my tea there, then realised you're probably talking abut illustrations, since that's what the OP asked about. I've got a load of photos uploaded on the 17th which aren't locked for inspection yet. I guess they've had a huge influx of editorial images which people had lurking on their HDs.

Yeah I guess the Editorial must make them spend a lot of time, but I read that it was different reviewers that inspect Editorials. Yes mine are Illustrations, and no I am not exclusive as I just got approved in iStock. I was used to the 2-3 days review wait on other sites I figured iStock would be the same ;)

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 16:19 »
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Yeah I guess the Editorial must make them spend a lot of time, but I read that it was different reviewers that inspect Editorials. Yes mine are Illustrations, and no I am not exclusive as I just got approved in iStock. I was used to the 2-3 days review wait on other sites I figured iStock would be the same ;)
I'm guessing the editorial photo inspectors have been co-opted from the ranks of the photo inspectors.
The vector inspectors are different people.


 

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