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Beppe Grillo

« on: May 19, 2013, 04:44 »
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I have many photos pending for time (weeks, months) in iStock
iStock reviews just one or two photos a week (generally all are accepted)
My limit of upload is 999/7 in DeepMeta, but I have stopped to upload till I will have pending photos.

Is it normal?
How is it possible to build a valid and working portfolio in this way?  >:(


« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 05:13 »
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I have some images hanging in review since 1st of May.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 05:22 »
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after they increased the uploads to 999 it appears many are reporting much longer review times than normal.
So for now, up to a month can be considered "normal". I uploaded a few mother's day images 2 weeks before the date, they're still pending. ah well. sold them on SS and DT at least.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 07:07 »
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after they increased the uploads to 999 it appears many are reporting much longer review times than normal.
So for now, up to a month can be considered "normal". I uploaded a few mother's day images 2 weeks before the date, they're still pending. ah well. sold them on SS and DT at least.

Till now I have always uploaded few images at a time, waiting that they were reviewed - to avoid too much rejections on series for example and eventually then correct the issue before to continue the upload of the whole series.

So, if now I will upload 100 images at a time, will this speed up the review time?
Or will it change NOTHING?

« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 10:05 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:39 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 10:23 »
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I have images in the queue from the beginning of the month...not sure the wait time

« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 10:27 »
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tested it a few days ago (coz I don't upload to iStock) and file submitted on 28/04/2013 was approved on 16/05/2013

« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 10:28 »
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My review times on IS are about 12hr-36hrs far better then the 12-14 days I have to wait on SS.

« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 10:53 »
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Slow for me too does it vary with acceptance rate?

« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 10:57 »
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It takes about a day for me recently sometimes just a few hours.
are you exclusive in IS ? My images and footage both are also pending for last 2 weeks

« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2013, 10:59 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:33 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 11:02 »
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It takes about a day for me recently sometimes just a few hours.
are you exclusive in IS ? My images and footage both are also pending for last 2 weeks
Yep.
Oh ok..

« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 12:35 »
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The exclusive que is pretty fast. I get images through in a few hours or day at most. i guess they are moving resources around now

mlwinphoto

« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 12:42 »
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My review times on IS are about 12hr-36hrs far better then the 12-14 days I have to wait on SS.

12-36 hour wait time suggests you are exclusive....that's my wait time and I'm exclusive (for another week). 

« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2013, 13:32 »
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I know on the video side they have an elevated review time for some contributors who have a proven track record of self editing and high acceptance rate...I believe I am in that department for video, but not so much for photos.

« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2013, 14:31 »
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after they increased the uploads to 999 it appears many are reporting much longer review times than normal.
So for now, up to a month can be considered "normal". I uploaded a few mother's day images 2 weeks before the date, they're still pending. ah well. sold them on SS and DT at least.

Till now I have always uploaded few images at a time, waiting that they were reviewed - to avoid too much rejections on series for example and eventually then correct the issue before to continue the upload of the whole series.

So, if now I will upload 100 images at a time, will this speed up the review time?
Or will it change NOTHING?

Well, the main difference is: If you upload them NOW they will be reviewed quicker than if you upload them LATER.

Given that a few hundred thousand additional images have been added to the queue in a very short time after they raised the limit PLUS the iStockalypse having taken away some inspector capacity for the last week, long wait times for non-exclusives right now should not be a surprise.

I am quite sure that eventually times will come down again but first the inspectors have to work through the backlog images uploaded by many people right away after the change. Though I am sure if you stop uploading images, those images will be reviewed even later in the end.

« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 14:35 »
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10 days for me and still not in the review queue.

« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2013, 18:33 »
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I'm not experiencing long review times at IS at all ... oh wait, maybe it has something to do with me not having uploaded to IS for several months?

« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 19:54 »
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I'm not experiencing long review times at IS at all ... oh wait, maybe it has something to do with me not having uploaded to IS for several months?

I think we have to retire that joke...been done to death these days :)

« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013, 20:09 »
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My review times on IS are about 12hr-36hrs far better then the 12-14 days I have to wait on SS.

12-36 hour wait time suggests you are exclusive....that's my wait time and I'm exclusive (for another week).

I'll never go exclusive anywhere ...ever...(unless someone pays me 7 or 8 figures :) ) I do vectors maybe that has something to do with it.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2013, 20:48 by MisterElements »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2013, 00:46 »
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Though I am sure if you stop uploading images, those images will be reviewed even later in the end.

lol
:D

You are right! ;)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2013, 07:03 »
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weird, I just had a file i uploaded yesterday rejected, meanwhile I've got a bunch from last month still pending. odd.

edit: oh wait, it was editorial.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 07:09 »
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Queue is 280475 files.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2013, 10:34 »
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Queue is 280475 files.

Where do you see this number?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2013, 10:50 »
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Queue is 280475 files.


Where do you see this number?

Where it always is: www.istockphoto.com/stats. Now 281215.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2013, 11:26 »
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Queue is 280475 files.


Where do you see this number?

Where it always is: www.istockphoto.com/stats. Now 281215.


Never seen before, and I don't find any link in the homepage or in the site map, or where I can expect ti find it.
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/site-map

Ergonomic has never been part of the iStock vocabulary

« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2013, 12:28 »
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Well, they must be prioritising Exclusives - I've just had a couple accepted in less than 2 hours...

« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2013, 12:46 »
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Yep, that's pretty much the only thing you can't complain about as an Exclusive - the inspections.

drd

« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2013, 13:02 »
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Well, they must be prioritising Exclusives - I've just had a couple accepted in less than 2 hours...

Interesting! Me personally still waiting for files to be accepted since Thursday.


 

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