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« on: April 22, 2013, 16:38 »
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IStock just announced that they have effectively eliminated upload limits. Upload limits never made a lot of sense to me anyway.


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 16:42 »
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Gosh, hope they've appointed a batch of new inspectors, the queue is currently 77889.
Clearly, they must have lost too many big guns and need to hothouse the newbies quickly. Even when I was Silver, I think I only hit my weekly limit twice. Still, I remember when I was new and had a backlog and used to wish I could buy spare slots!

They tried this with vectors first, apparently not many people were using their full allocation, so they increased the limits.  ???

Oh, I see they have been training more inspectors. Also they are relaxing some technical rejections.

« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 16:44 »
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Is this a sign of the upload veto many people are enforcing is working? I know I haven't uploaded anything since D-day and the whole google mess.

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 16:49 »
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Makes sense.  They have alienated a lot of pro contributors.  This may be a move designed to entice them to upload the images they haven't been sending to IS the past few months.
(eta:  Tyler was faster :) )

It will probably be another blow to exclusives, as one of the unadvertised benefits of exclusivity was being sheltered from the full onslaught of images uploaded by the factories.  Now exclusives will have to compete with the full portfolios of folks like Yuri, Andres, Monkeybusiness, Kurhan, etc.  That is if those folks even feel it's worth bothering to get their full ports on Istock anymore. 

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 17:10 »
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It will probably be another blow to exclusives, as one of the unadvertised benefits of exclusivity was being sheltered from the full onslaught of images uploaded by the factories.  Now exclusives will have to compete with the full portfolios of folks like Yuri, Andres, Monkeybusiness, Kurhan, etc.  That is if those folks even feel it's worth bothering to get their full ports on Istock anymore.
And what's more it leaves the way clear for them to bulk import, without strict inspection, any amount of wholly-owned content from elsewhere, or any other bulk imports they can get hold of (remembering how bad technically, legally (releases) or keyworded a lot of the bulk imports have been.
You're right, Lisa, it is another body-blow for exclusives.
There is no benefit in this at all for regular contributors,  other than for newbies.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 17:19 by ShadySue »

« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 17:13 »
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Raising the bar or opening the floodgates... I think the term is 'meh...'


WarrenPrice

« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 17:23 »
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The change must not have hit DeepMeta.  It still shows 20 for me, even tho I haven't used the quota in a long time.

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 17:26 »
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In any case, it's hardly worth uploading now, as they haven't fixed the problem since September whereby new photos sink really rapidly in the best match.

Later: Oh, I see that has changed today, at least in the searches I just tried, for very recent uploads.
However, those from the last six months are still down in the doldrums and maynever get their chance.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 20:02 by ShadySue »

« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 17:27 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:09 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 17:27 »
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The real question is.. how many images/week are you willing to have show up on Google for free? ;)

« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 17:29 »
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I don't think this is anything to do with mass ingestion from other sources (as Braddy said - it never stopped them before). 

My initial guess is (as mentioned above) that they want to ingest more new material (since a lot of folk - me included - have been throttling back on uploading). 

It would also seem that newer contributors are favoured, since they are probably the group most restricted by the upload limits.   


« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 17:31 »
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deleted post... i thought it was about vectors

« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 17:32 »
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Is this a sign of the upload veto many people are enforcing is working? I know I haven't uploaded anything since D-day and the whole google mess.

I would like to thing so...It might be interesting with a poll to find out how many contributors are still not uploading to iS after the google drive deal. Maybe divided into contributors making over/under a certain amount in microstock, Let's say 1000$ a month.

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 17:32 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:09 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 17:42 »
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iStock iStock iStock we do know what you are trying to do and 99% will join ;D

minus for the Loser that do not understand a joke, maybe time to get a life no?
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 17:45 by luissantos84 »

lisafx

« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 17:44 »
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They already did bulk upload Getty content, I don't think this changes anything.  Edstock has 123,000 images or an average of over 1,000/week.  I think the change will be good for me I bump up against the 120 per week limit every now and again, in fact right now I was maxed out.

I can't speak for Liz, but my comment was not about more Getty content, but hundreds of thousands more images from the image factories. 

Good luck getting your new content seen amid the rising flood. 

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 17:45 »
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iStock iStock iStock we do know what you are trying to do and 99% will join ;D

Can you fill me in?  This comment went right over my head...

« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 17:46 »
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The change must not have hit DeepMeta.  It still shows 20 for me, even tho I haven't used the quota in a long time.

It works for me. Try clicking the refresh button. Not that it matters, but the 'Used' also reset to 0.

ShadySue

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2013, 17:47 »
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They already did bulk upload Getty content, I don't think this changes anything.  Edstock has 123,000 images or an average of over 1,000/week.  I think the change will be good for me I bump up against the 120 per week limit every now and again, in fact right now I was maxed out.

I can't speak for Liz, but my comment was not about more Getty content, but hundreds of thousands more images from the image factories. 

Good luck getting your new content seen amid the rising flood.

Yes, you are totally correct about the image factories, though I notice Anders hasn't uploaded since the end of Feb. I personally don't compete in any of the areas that the image factories *currently* supply, but the principle is certainly one more worry for exclusives.

« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 18:00 by ShadySue »

« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2013, 17:50 »
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I never understand that silly policy (upload limit I mean) from they side ... (At my start I realize that they are fags and *insult removed* in soul and behavior which escalate from month to month, year to year)
It bothers me when I start with them and I have 100 or 300 images at other agencies and I want to equalize my port for easier tracking. After few months when I do that I never reach they stupid restrictions whatever they are 10, 15 or 20 or whatever per week because I never upload more than 50 images per month maybe few times in 6 years.
But I recognize them from start as faggy gready *insult removed* at first place and they are just that.
 
P.S.
Sorry I was to polite above (because didnt go in details) but they are just most disgusting "agency" (they are not agency they change in contract that they are DISTRIBUTORS of our property)
for me whatever they do now is pure green puke...
cheers...

« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2013, 17:53 »
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iStock iStock iStock we do know what you are trying to do and 99% will join ;D

Can you fill me in?  This comment went right over my head...

not much actually, pretty much iStock is going down and losing buyers everyday as we all know so they are desperate once more, perhaps Lobo is getting extra $$$ to check our portfolios in other agencies and noticed we are still uploading, too bad iStock is once again late ;D

that said, I do believe that most will take this chance...

*deepmeta shows 999

MINUS for the big Loser
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 18:02 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 18:16 »
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I think this is a hugely significant development. Istock are s-l-o-w-l-y waking up to the idea that it is the customer, not they, who are king. Whatever gave them the idea that it was better business, for example, to only have about 15% of Yuri's portfolio available ... when pretty much all of their competitors had the whole shebang?

Istock's bean-counters must be cr*pping themselves on the spreadsheet projections for this to have happened. Far too little, far too late unfortunately.

dbvirago

« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 18:16 »
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The change must not have hit DeepMeta.  It still shows 20 for me, even tho I haven't used the quota in a long time.

Just ran DeepMeta, showing 999. Doesn't really matter. Sales there for me, put iStock in the Low Earners group and well below BigStock and a few others.

Too little too late

« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 18:20 »
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I think this is a hugely significant development. Istock are s-l-o-w-l-y waking up to the idea that it is the customer, not they, who are king. Whatever gave them the idea that it was better business, for example, to only have about 15% of Yuri's portfolio available ... when pretty much all of their competitors had the whole shebang?

Istock's bean-counters must be cr*pping themselves on the spreadsheet projections for this to have happened. Far too little, far too late unfortunately.

No one is not going to IS because they're missing a portion of Yuri's work.  There's plenty of clones to fill in anything missing.

Agree with Lisa, it's a way to further annoy exclusives by allowing factories to flood the collection with plenty of same old.

ShadySue

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 18:24 »
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The real question is.. how many images/week are you willing to have show up on Google for free? ;)
Is there a connection between the upload limits being increased and the Google drive deal?  I don't see it yet.
It's the long term plan that's the scary thing.
Or what it could lead to, as I'm not convinced they go in for even mid-term planning.


 

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