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Author Topic: New Asset Detail Pages Are Active / All Descriptions And Lightbox Links Are Gone  (Read 14064 times)

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ShadySue

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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2015, 17:00 »
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A slight tangent, but I just looked at a few SS image pages, and these had no description on the page as opened (didn't look for a link, there might be one). Has this always been the case there? Also, I see their search now looks like the Google Image search. How long has that been the case?


ShadySue

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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2015, 17:08 »
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^^ Another weird decision if it is a positive decision and not an occasional bug. (I don't check the bug thread there. Life's too short.

It's definitely a new design. Very slow. No Loupe. But I did find the sort orderit doesn't show up when you're looking at your own portfolio, but does show up on searches.

I'm still on the old ADP logged in in FF, but logged out in IE, I'm on the new ADP, but can see the sort options in my port (remember, I'm not logged in), and a couple of old ports I tried.
Presumably, we are on two of the 'several different' ADPs which they're testing.

That's what I'm seeing, able to sort in search but not my own or anybody elses "portfolio" page

I can go to "my uploads" page and see them in upload order

« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2015, 23:20 »
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A slight tangent, but I just looked at a few SS image pages, and these had no description on the page as opened (didn't look for a link, there might be one). Has this always been the case there? Also, I see their search now looks like the Google Image search. How long has that been the case?

The descriptions are there, directly underneath the loupe link and the words "Stock photo" - some of the descriptions look more like titles than descriptions, though.

Istock has just delivered the worst four days for downloads that I have had in 11 years. Presumably it's something to do with the latest "improvements".

« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2015, 00:44 »
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It looks like a give away. Every time uploading to any agency already with a thought - will they use this for their own profit only?

ShadySue

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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2015, 10:27 »
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Istock has just delivered the worst four days for downloads that I have had in 11 years. Presumably it's something to do with the latest "improvements".

Shurely shome mishtake.
According to Lobo, "You don't know if people aren't buying your images because of the new ADP. You can make that assumption but there isn't any data to support it."
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=365525&messageid=7097515
Hohoho.
First 18 days of April were dire for me after the sudden boost I had (relative to Jan-Feb) in mid March. Looking back at previous Aprils, the Easter/Spring Break excuse doesn't wash with my previous stats. Subs is no doubt a factor too.


« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2015, 11:13 »
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Now, everything as before
they have rethought
it would seem (and I hope).

ShadySue

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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2015, 11:19 »
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Now, everything as before
they have rethought
it would seem (and I hope).
Only a percentage of people see the new ADP at any one time, on some sort of rolling basis.

« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2015, 23:50 »
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Istock has just delivered the worst four days for downloads that I have had in 11 years. Presumably it's something to do with the latest "improvements".

Shurely shome mishtake.
According to Lobo, "You don't know if people aren't buying your images because of the new ADP. You can make that assumption but there isn't any data to support it."
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=365525&messageid=7097515
Hohoho.
First 18 days of April were dire for me after the sudden boost I had (relative to Jan-Feb) in mid March. Looking back at previous Aprils, the Easter/Spring Break excuse doesn't wash with my previous stats. Subs is no doubt a factor too.


Thank goodness for Lobo! Now I know that I don't know why people aren't buying my images from iStock.
But at least I know that it's iStock that isn't selling them!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 23:53 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 04:52 »
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Ooops! Spoke too soon! There goes one....

dpimborough

« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2015, 06:34 »
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If some evil genius intentionally set out to make Istock as complicated and unusable for customers as possible,  I can't imagine they would do a better job than they have done with these latest improvements.


Wasn't Yuri Acurs supposed to be their resident evil genius? :D


« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2015, 05:47 »
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Someone just bought a "Doha city skyline" picture from me.  It was taken in 2004, before 40 or 50 skyscrapers sprang up and shows a rather sparse horizon. I hope they weren't looking for the current skyline because the absence of the caption removes the information about the picture's date - the sort of information that Getty apparently doesn't care about.

dpimborough

« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2015, 03:28 »
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and the sad fact is even though they are supposed to be using the descriptions for "organic" searches I still can't find any image of mine that has unusual words in the description (I know the CV keyword system would never pick them up)

I did an "orgasmic"  ;D search on google and the terms present images from all the stock agencies and even Thinkstock but absolute ZERO showed up from iStock/Getty.



So their description based search doesn't work either.  ;D

Frakking jokers  >:(
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 03:32 by Teddy the Cat »

« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2015, 09:23 »
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Not sure if this has already been brought up, but now all users have the ability to click on the "Switch to Classic View" button at the bottom of each image page which brings the user to the original page format showing the image with all of our original descriptions and links.

ShadySue

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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2015, 13:53 »
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Not sure if this has already been brought up, but now all users have the ability to click on the "Switch to Classic View" button at the bottom of each image page which brings the user to the original page format showing the image with all of our original descriptions and links.

Sadly and unfortunately, 'according to Lobo': "The Classic/New view is a temporary feature that will also eventually be removed."
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=365525&messageid=7103035
Let's hope either that they've changed their mind; or better still, they'll just get rid of the new ADP.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 14:39 by ShadySue »

« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2015, 06:39 »
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Perhaps if the description weren't removed, this wouldn't have happened: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/donald-trump-campaign-ad-nazi-soldiers

ShadySue

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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2015, 06:45 »
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Perhaps if the description weren't removed, this wouldn't have happened: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/donald-trump-campaign-ad-nazi-soldiers

I have always felt that the description is absolutely mandatory - and AFAIK they have not given even one plausible reason for why they are removing it - but it doesn't guarantee the buyer won't ignore it:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2007/12/taking_stock.html

Besides anything that underlines Trump's idiocy is a Good Thing, in my view.

« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2015, 12:07 »
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Perhaps if the description weren't removed, this wouldn't have happened: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/donald-trump-campaign-ad-nazi-soldiers

I thought the same thing when I read the article.  At the same time though we should be putting better titles on images, the title could easily have been "Group of German World War II reenactors", that would have been better even with the description in place.

« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2015, 13:55 »
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Yep.

ShadySue

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« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2015, 14:22 »
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Then again you could have written perfect titles and descriptions but stupidly/inexplicably opted in to have them changed to 'improve SEO' and ended up with rubbish like that reported on this thread http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=365797&page=5 or others I've seen reported elsewhere or heard of personally.
Presumably they outsourced the work to a "group" of non-English speakers.
Eejits.


 

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