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Author Topic: iStockphoto Relaunch Sept. 17, 2013  (Read 15743 times)

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« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 14:14 by wiser »


« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 14:07 »
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 14:08 »
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yeah but it's not in the istock section, its in the general section.

Can you suggest a better title, as you are such a know it all. Any recommendation is welcome.

« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 14:11 »
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wds

« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 14:14 »
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A bit scary since it's an opportunity to introduce a bunch of changes...not necessarily in favor of the contributors.

« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 14:15 »
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iStockphoto Relaunch Sept. 17, 2013 or maybe just iStock since it looks like they are dropping the 'photo'

your wish is my command.

« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 14:16 »
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There are propably about 1,000,000 posts on the internet that are anti-iStock. By changing the name they will wash away all the bad stuff. Clever.

« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 14:17 »
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I'm probably hoping for ***WAY*** to much now... but what if the new site doesn't just have a new look, but also a brand new and modern back-end instead of that ten year old mess of spaghetti code the site is built on at the moment. Imagine a new iStock where it doesn't take three minutes to reach the upload page or five seconds for the loupe images to load. If that's the case I may cry of happiness the whole day tomorrow... maybe even buy myself a little treat and celebrate.

« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 14:17 »
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 14:18 »
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Looks like they're building it around the lie of "only on istock" content.  From the ad images on that page.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 14:21 »
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Big changes in September.
Will they even be able to manage the IT correctly?
I'm sure it'll be bad news for small contributors; but it's been bad for us for a while now.
Whatever.

« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 14:26 »
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Note the tag - "iStock by Getty Images" ... Looks like a move towards assimilation.

« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 14:30 »
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Note the tag - "iStock by Getty Images" ... Looks like a move towards assimilation.

yeah, that is the first thing I noticed. THis is probably the legal solution to the "only at istock" lie.

BTW Mr. Locke, I enjoyed reading your blog entry re: Exclusivity??? at istock. Times they are a changin'.

« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 14:34 »
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 14:37 »
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OMG ... they're changing the name on the front page! The site will probably have outages for weeks afterwards if history is anything to go by. This is very ambitious territory for developers in Calgary.

« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2013, 14:37 »
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BTW aren't they getting rid of the "only from istock" tag?

To make an "only from istock" search filter button.  Which they already have.  The exclusive filter button.

« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2013, 14:38 »
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Oops!  The forum thread went poof!  No ruining surprises there, lol.

« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2013, 14:44 »
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I wish them well for everyone's sake.

I've a deep mistrust of rebranding as it often looks like someone decided a t*rd might not look like a t*rd if you present it in a nice box tied off with a pink ribbon.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2013, 14:45 »
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I know buyers for billion dollar industries that buy Getty images because they trust them to be safe and even after telling them that Istock is owned by Getty they don't want to use Istock (or any other microstock image) because they worry if the rights are secured and the images are safe to use. 
Probably because some Getty rep told them that iStock was unsafe, as reported often before.

ShadySue

« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 14:46 »
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Oops!  The forum thread went poof!  No ruining surprises there, lol.
H*ll, it was locked, then ten minutes later it was disappeared.
Touchy, touchy; and the news is already out anyway.

« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013, 14:50 »
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Oops!  The forum thread went poof!  No ruining surprises there, lol.


Maybe they noticed that the new site is slow and buggy, and they've decided to cancel the whole thing. ;) That's usually what happens over there.

Seriously though... since I'm still exclusive (very close to leaving it) I'm really hoping for some good news.

wds

« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2013, 14:54 »
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Note the tag - "iStock by Getty Images" ... Looks like a move towards assimilation.
That might be a good thing for Istock depending what changes.  I know buyers for billion dollar industries that buy Getty images because they trust them to be safe and even after telling them that Istock is owned by Getty they don't want to use Istock (or any other microstock image) because they worry if the rights are secured and the images are safe to use.  Having Getty's name on there could be reassuring for some major buyers.

BTW aren't they getting rid of the "only from istock" tag?

I can't believe Getty would do anything that would divert buyers away from the high prices of the mothership.

« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 14:55 »
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2013, 15:01 »
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2013, 15:02 »
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