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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 17:15 »
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If someone has just 10 credits left, they may only want results that they can afford to purchase. I do think that that could easily be too confusing however, given the different prices in sizes and all.

That was exactly my situation. I had 10 credits that were about to expire, but I couldn't get results for 10 credits. Just 10-12 credit files. It was frustrating. I ended up letting them expire, so nobody made any money off of them except IS. As an infrequent buyer, I don't think I'd buy from anywhere with credits again. I'd rather just pay for what I need.

Edit: I was searching for vectors if that helps clarify it.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 17:25 by cthoman »


« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2011, 17:34 »
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it does look good, why so long if buyers were asking for it for a long time? seem like PNG stuff :P

ayzek

« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 17:34 »
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Works pretty well.

« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2011, 17:36 »
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I was searching for vectors if that helps clarify it.

Speaking of vectors, what happened to the size searches? Did they take those out?

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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2011, 17:40 »
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High-fives are going around now but some people will do better, some worse.

It'll be interesting to see who this affects and how.

Be careful of what you ask for...  ;)

« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2011, 17:44 »
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High-fives are going around now but some people will do better, some worse.

It'll be interesting to see who this affects and how.

Be careful of what you ask for...  ;)

you know stuff and I am being serious

one thing I can tell you last month went over 100$ for the first time there but this month I am on 30$.. could it be worst? they can change whatever they want  ;D

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2011, 17:58 »
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High-fives are going around now but some people will do better, some worse.

It'll be interesting to see who this affects and how.

Be careful of what you ask for...  ;)

I think it was the buyers asking for it.  I don't see how there could be a down side to this from a buyer perspective.

But of course, for us contributors, it is always a crazy roller coaster ride.

« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2011, 18:00 »
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So it seems that 4 dots is agency, 3 dots is vetta, 2 dots is Exclusive+ and 1 dot is independents, Photos+ and regular exclusive.

I'm glad to see they've (belatedly) done something, but as they don't price in dots, having an interface in dots is very confusing, IMO.

I can't see that there's much of a need to separate Vetta and Agency - having half the places for the expensive stuff smells like a sop for those who didn't want any search by price/credits/collection at all. The dollar bin isn't included in the settings, which is a shame IMO.

Getty has search by collections, so I'm not sure why they felt the need to go invent this new construct (one to four dots) instead of using collections or ranges of credits.

No worries about P+ being excluded as it's right in there with the one dot pricing.

Big problem is that it resets for every single search - it should at a bare minimum stay that way until you log out. Best is it's a preference.

I'd give this a gentleman's C

« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2011, 18:03 »
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So it seems that 4 dots is agency, 3 dots is vetta, 2 dots is Exclusive+ and 1 dot is independents, Photos+ and regular exclusive.

I'm glad to see they've (belatedly) done something, but as they don't price in dots, having an interface in dots is very confusing, IMO.

I can't see that there's much of a need to separate Vetta and Agency - having half the places for the expensive stuff smells like a sop for those who didn't want any search by price/credits/collection at all. The dollar bin isn't included in the settings, which is a shame IMO.

Getty has search by collections, so I'm not sure why they felt the need to go invent this new construct (one to four dots) instead of using collections or ranges of credits.

No worries about P+ being excluded as it's right in there with the one dot pricing.

Big problem is that it resets for every single search - it should at a bare minimum stay that way until you log out. Best is it's a preference.

I'd give this a gentleman's C

Yeah, I wondered that myself. I think if they do it this way, it gives them wiggle room to fudge around with it whenever it's not working to their benefit.

« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2011, 18:09 »
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http://www.istockphoto.com/browse/dollarbin/

nothing?

I never had much attention on this dollar bin, both for exclusives and independents right? IS picks those files? they stopped?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 18:15 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2011, 18:14 »
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Wow.  My hour old blog post is the top google result for 'istockphoto pricing filter'.  I don't know how they do that so fast!

« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2011, 18:19 »
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Woow yay indeed !!

I wonder if and how this will affect sales...

ShadySue

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011, 18:21 »
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http://www.istockphoto.com/browse/dollarbin/
nothing?
I never had much attention on this dollar bin, both for exclusives and independents right? IS picks those files? they stopped?


Every now and then, the put old non-selling files in there.
For a while, they tried a system whereby exclusives (only) could nominate files to go there directly, but for some reason they stopped it.

SNP

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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2011, 18:23 »
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The reset is an excellent feature IMO. I'd be very concerned if the price filter selection defaulted to anything other than best match

« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2011, 18:31 »
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http://www.istockphoto.com/browse/dollarbin/
nothing?
I never had much attention on this dollar bin, both for exclusives and independents right? IS picks those files? they stopped?


Every now and then, the put old non-selling files in there.
For a while, they tried a system whereby exclusives (only) could nominate files to go there directly, but for some reason they stopped it.


kind of you, thanks :)

« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2011, 18:44 »
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The reset is an excellent feature IMO. I'd be very concerned if the price filter selection defaulted to anything other than best match

I think it's the notion that you have to keep resetting over and over to what you want if you're doing multiple searches to try and find something - or a set of pictures. And if you just don't have the budget for Vetta/Agency and need, let's say, 4 images, you can't just make the setting stick.

I could live with a reset every 24 hours, or on logout, or .... anything other than every single search. It's really maddening to have to keep dragging that slider down two notches.

ShadySue

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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2011, 19:23 »
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The reset is an excellent feature IMO. I'd be very concerned if the price filter selection defaulted to anything other than best match

I think it's the notion that you have to keep resetting over and over to what you want if you're doing multiple searches to try and find something - or a set of pictures. And if you just don't have the budget for Vetta/Agency and need, let's say, 4 images, you can't just make the setting stick.

I could live with a reset every 24 hours, or on logout, or .... anything other than every single search. It's really maddening to have to keep dragging that slider down two notches.
It's the way the system works. If you are searching e.g. photos only and then do a new search, you have to rechoose 'photos only' for your new search.

« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2011, 20:01 »
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@ShadySue. There is a persistent setting for file type - the UI sucks, but it is there. If you choose Photos or Illustrations or whatever from the list on the right of the top search box, the setting is saved

ShadySue

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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2011, 20:11 »
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@ShadySue. There is a persistent setting for file type - the UI sucks, but it is there. If you choose Photos or Illustrations or whatever from the list on the right of the top search box, the setting is saved
Ah, thanks!

« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2011, 21:06 »
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Wow! I never fully realized how confusing their pricing is. I think I hurt my brain playing around with the slider trying to figure it out.  ;D

« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2011, 22:39 »
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it's about time. 

« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2011, 23:09 »
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Is this April 1st?

« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2011, 23:46 »
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great news - long overdue.

« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2011, 00:13 »
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Had they done this a year ago they probably could have saved a lot of buyers from leaving. Way overdue but at least it's finally here. 

lagereek

« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2011, 00:33 »
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Its long overdue, thats for sure. Im still a bit sceptical, we have all these things, sliders, rolle-down lists and now pricing, etc.

Personally speaking I think the whole thing, the entire best match, alogarithm, everything needs revamping, start all over, fresh. Yes a brand new search-engine where the main criteria for the buyers benefit should be, speed, relevance and quality ( showing half a page with files thats been there for months and with zero or a few dls only, does not proof quality nor speed, Vettas, agency, P+, E+, or whatever is irrelevant)

Ogilvys, famous shoe-shop example: dont flaunt last years models in the shop-window! they are already second-hand.

I also think the inspection for Vetta/agency files should be a lot more strignent especially since they are going to be right up front (irrespective of pricing sliders).
Lots of photographers have just nominated their own favorites and the inspectors have turned a blind eye, consequently we have a whole heap of just generic stuff and on premiere pages.

I sincerely hope this pricing-slider will fill a function but my fears are it wont be used or its yet another technicality for buyers.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 00:49 by lagereek »


 

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