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« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2011, 21:08 »
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"Revised image plans for customers"

Otherwise known as "contributors will soon be getting less", I'll bet.


« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2011, 22:05 »
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is Shutterstock going with PNG too?

http://buzz.shutterstock.com/about-shutterstock-site-testing


I didn't see anything in that page mention PNG - what did you see that made you think that?

@sjlocke - to be fair to SS, they may not have done annual raises the way they used to, but they haven't cut contributor payments either. At this point they may be the only site that hasn't.

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« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2011, 22:31 »
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I'm not with iStock, but I think a PNG option should be available everywhere.  I was approached by two buyers from DT in one day asking for an isolated copy of an image.

You can see what i wrote about it in one of the DT threads in the forum...

http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_27303

It's not as a big a deal for photographs, but for illustrations that are already isolated and then uploaded as flat PNGs, it seems like a waste not to offer the PNG to the buyer.  They will pay more for it to save them a lot of time.

As for a "game changer", iStock isn't the first to introduce PNGs, Big stock already offers them.  The only thing I don't like is that transparencies don't load properly... don't know why.

« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2011, 22:31 »
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is Shutterstock going with PNG too?

http://buzz.shutterstock.com/about-shutterstock-site-testing


I didn't see anything in that page mention PNG - what did you see that made you think that?


I havent seen anything but I guess that because it is on the On Demand section.. intuition!

« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2011, 02:01 »
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Here's an update on PNG files for iStock. This will double my portfolio and bring in higher revenue per image.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=329282&page=1


As long as you are not using up more than half your upload slots. If you are using them all, it will halve the diversity of your portfolio and switch some of your sales from jpg to PNG, cutting your jpg earnings by more than half (missing uploads plus diverted sales) significantly damaging your income.

« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2011, 10:33 »
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Here's an update on PNG files for iStock. This will double my portfolio and bring in higher revenue per image.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=329282&page=1


As long as you are not using up more than half your upload slots. If you are using them all, it will halve the diversity of your portfolio and switch some of your sales from jpg to PNG, cutting your jpg earnings by more than half (missing uploads plus diverted sales) significantly damaging your income.


I believe it wont work that way, if I read well we will be able to upload the PNG's to existent content, I dont believe that this will be part of the uploading slots..

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« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2011, 10:46 »
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"Revised image plans for customers"

Otherwise known as "contributors will soon be getting less", I'll bet.

The last time SS introduced a revised image plan, it dramatically increased my RPD. I'm going to stay optimistic about this one as well.

« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2011, 15:38 »
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@pseudonymous
"As for a "game changer", iStock isn't the first to introduce PNGs, Big stock already offers them."

Just to clarify, Big Stock only offers PNG uploads for illustrations. All photographs must be submitted in JPEG format.

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« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2011, 12:08 »
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Thanks rimglow,

I wouldn't have known as I only submit illustrations.


 

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