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ShadySue

« Reply #175 on: December 06, 2011, 14:51 »
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I wouldn't rest easy having all my eggs in one basket.


SNP

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« Reply #176 on: December 06, 2011, 14:53 »
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I'd argue that the industry is the basket, and not the agency. that's why I do a lot of assignment work outside stock.

« Reply #177 on: December 26, 2011, 18:54 »
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Another massive dump by Edstock over the Christmas holidays - almost 10,000 additional files and possibly still coming. They are now up to 87,000 plus files. They are also now over 4000 downloads - not much you might say for 87 thousand files, but remember they only came onto the site in April, 2011. And all downloads are E+ premium prices.

Also interesting: CSA_Images now has 5677 Vetta cartoon raster illustrations cluttering up the photograph database. Three hundred plus downloads and they just started in mid September 2011.

ShadySue

« Reply #178 on: December 26, 2011, 19:40 »
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Another massive dump by Edstock over the Christmas holidays - almost 10,000 additional files and possibly still coming. They are now up to 87,000 plus files. They are also now over 4000 downloads - not much you might say for 87 thousand files, but remember they only came onto the site in April, 2011. And all downloads are E+ premium prices.

Also interesting: CSA_Images now has 5677 Vetta cartoon raster illustrations cluttering up the photograph database. Three hundred plus downloads and they just started in mid September 2011.

Yeah, and while these uninspected files are flying in, (so 4000+ plus 300+ dls haven't even cost them inspection costs, though many of them could do with major keyword revision, I've still got an editorial file uploaded on the 16th not even locked yet. 11 days, and it's only a resubmission of a false rejection by the inspector who can't or won't read Sirimo's original caption sticky.

KB

« Reply #179 on: December 26, 2011, 19:43 »
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Another massive dump by Edstock over the Christmas holidays - almost 10,000 additional files and possibly still coming. They are now up to 87,000 plus files. They are also now over 4000 downloads - not much you might say for 87 thousand files, but remember they only came onto the site in April, 2011. And all downloads are E+ premium prices.


From ShadySue's link:
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=330294&page=1

How many images will be added to iStock?
The goal is to add enough images to give iStockphoto an editorial collection that is competitive. For the first round, we will be adding approximately 7,000 images. More images will be added over time, however, at this point we dont have specific numbers.


So it's been more like 7,000 images per month (actually closer to 10,000 per month). Bet they still don't have specific numbers.

5. Why locations, when iStock contributors can shoot locations as well? How much of an overlap will there be?
The location images coming in as part of this content have been selected because of their specific subject matter or newsworthiness. In addition, the content will include images of some locations that our contributors generally dont have the permission to shoot, even for editorial purposes.


So, no worries. Few of those >4000 sales would have gone to "regular" iStock contributors anyway ... right?  (Looking through Ed's port by sales, I have to say that for the majority of sales, that probably is true.)

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Also interesting: CSA_Images now has 5677 Vetta cartoon raster illustrations cluttering up the photograph database. Three hundred plus downloads and they just started in mid September 2011.

"Cluttering up" is a nice way of putting it. They are totally dominating the search results by best match in some categories, likely frustrating those buyers who haven't yet figured out there is a way to filter Vetta files.

« Reply #180 on: January 18, 2012, 06:48 »
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seems that there was another massive injection of file from getty to edstock in the past week and continue right now ....about 45000 files...incredible
hope that this can bring some getty customers to istock

ShadySue

« Reply #181 on: January 18, 2012, 07:15 »
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seems that there was another massive injection of file from getty to edstock in the past week and continue right now ....about 45000 files...incredible
hope that this can bring some getty customers to istock
Interesting, as Ed2 (E, not E+) still only has 15 files showing at this moment and has 7 sales. So my theory that they were experimenting with price point falls.

« Reply #182 on: January 30, 2012, 20:29 »
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122293 Ed - S H T - St oka and counting...


 

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