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« on: September 13, 2014, 10:08 »
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iStock's back online. The buyers' interface is certainly simpler, for what it's worth.


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 10:29 »
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iStock's back online. The buyers' interface is certainly simpler, for what it's worth.
Wow, short downtime over a quiet time of the week and no big blips so far.
Interesting to see how it will pan out. I have no idea whether this will increase sales.

I have too many 'interesting times' going on at the moment!

PZF

« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 10:59 »
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Well! I've lost a bet there!!!!
:)

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 11:09 »
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No speed improvement in the uploading process. Going back to using DeepMeta.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 11:21 by rimglow »

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 11:21 »
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Quivering with excitement...

« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 11:45 »
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I imagine the next phase will be to change the amount we receive in our accounts from dollars to New Dollars. The amount in our accounts will look the same BUT payout will be at the rate of one standard dollar for every three New Dollars in the account.  :-\

« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 11:46 »
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ive got just one question. maybe two.

Essential and Signature.
Essentials are normal non exclusive and signature are exclusives (or they are in GI too) ?

MxR

« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 11:49 »
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I,m than excited like a turtle!!

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 12:20 »
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No speed improvement in the uploading process. Going back to using DeepMeta.

I see an admin actually told people to use DM.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=362716&messageid=7045081
Hmmm, if sales rise to a level I feel like uploading in reasonable numbers again, I'm not going to be happy if I have to use DM.  >:(

Shelma1

« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 12:27 »
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I'm actually pleasantly surprised by the changes. Everything seems to be working smoothly, and I like the simpler search options for buyers, plus being able to choose what's popular this month, this year and for all time. I think that's a nice touch.

I'm hoping that helps (though so far their Facebook page had only a negative comment from a buyer about the rise in the price of credits). Fingers and toes crossed. I'd love to see my sales and earnings rise there.

ShadySue

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 13:02 »
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ive got just one question. maybe two.

Essential and Signature.
Essentials are normal non exclusive and signature are exclusives (or they are in GI too) ?

Essentials are AFAIK all indie files, plus some exclusive files (low sellers).
Old S+ and Vetta are in Getty, moving on there's a behind-the-scenes 'S+' (not called that) for files to mirror in Getty.

KB

« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 13:04 »
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plus being able to choose what's popular this month, this year and for all time. I think that's a nice touch.
That feature was added a while ago (I'm not sure how when, but I noticed it myself a few weeks ago).

Shelma1

« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 16:49 »
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And so it begins. My first image sold under the new system. Getting a sale on a Saturday is good (they all but stopped after subs were introduced), but getting 1/3 of what the file used to sell for is not.  :'(

« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 17:09 »
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Still no decent detail on which channels our images are selling through in the new website. That's the one thing I was hoping for!

ShadySue

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2014, 17:23 »
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Still no decent detail on which channels our images are selling through in the new website. That's the one thing I was hoping for!
What do you mean?

« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2014, 18:06 »
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And so it begins. My first image sold under the new system. Getting a sale on a Saturday is good (they all but stopped after subs were introduced), but getting 1/3 of what the file used to sell for is not.  :'(

Vector artists are getting it hard.  Indie photo $ per sale  should go up I think.

« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2014, 18:54 »
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iStock's back online. The buyers' interface is certainly simpler, for what it's worth.

It's still 'early doors'. They'll be plenty more outages and general f*8k-ups before an even less functioning version of 'stability' is declared a "success". That's the way it is with Istock.

Maybe this time they'll even have to strip out our identities as 'artists' to "reduce load on the servers". There's not much else they've got left. Everything else is already gone.

« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2014, 19:12 »
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Thank you iStock!

a file that usually made me $4.50 to $4.90 just made me $1.50

Once again, you screwed us BIG

« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2014, 19:37 »
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Yep same here 1.65$ xxxl  :'(

Hobostocker

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2014, 22:40 »
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hahaha.

if something ever changes, it's for the worse.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2014, 23:13 »
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How does that compare for the last XS download that you got and how much will you get now?

Since there are no sizes, all your smaller uploads just went UP in value at the same time, and no one is going to admit that, right? This is not a surprise. It was in the announcement.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=362718

No More Pricing by File Size:

Customers will pay one price per file. They can then choose to download whichever file size best fits their project.


Your XXL today might have been a XS last week. There are in effect, no sizes anymore.

Example: Before - 11/01/2014 1:49 PM MST    XSmall    Regular    $0.22 USD

Which would you rather have? 22 cents or $1.65?



Yep same here 1.65$ xxxl  :'(
« Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 23:23 by Uncle Pete »

Valo

« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2014, 01:00 »
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His XXL today might have been an XXL last week.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2014, 01:13 »
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I know that a prostitute with a better make-up will have more customers, but can somebody explain me how a change of interface can/will raise the contributors earnings?

« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2014, 01:56 »
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Indipendent video contributors are going to have a difficult time now. Clips will be priced a bit lower than SS and Pond5 while the royalties will be not significant. We are going to eat up ourselves having the same clips at a lower price with the perspective of 7 against 20 dollars earning. We are going to be obliged to deactivate our files in Istock if they don't rise royalties rate

« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2014, 02:02 »
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From a buyers perspective the interface and functionality are a big improvement.


 

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