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« Reply #150 on: October 26, 2007, 02:20 »
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When is the new watermark going to be done?
« Last Edit: October 26, 2007, 02:22 by sharpshot »


« Reply #151 on: October 26, 2007, 02:33 »
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By the end of of next week (at the latest). The new improved watermark is due to be implemented
togheter with the new server that is scheduled Thusday 10/30.

« Reply #152 on: October 27, 2007, 04:55 »
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Finally MP must think once again about quality control.
Browsing the images you can find too many pics that not for 25 Euro but even for free they seems toooo expensive.
Nice site, midstock prices, but less quallity images than microstocks...

« Reply #153 on: October 28, 2007, 17:39 »
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@fotoxalia you are right.. there are "some" very badly pictures... this is normal when no one control the upload. I think that the owner MUST sometimes delete pictures.. free community thats a good thinking but some photographers really dont think about quality, perhaps they dont know what a good picture is?

I like the idea of a free comunity... really...

« Reply #154 on: October 30, 2007, 06:06 »
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Today i bumped in to a customer on my way to the office.

The first thing he said was that he visits the site on regular bases just to scan the images.
-"It is starting to look real good now and and the images are comming in fast now" he said.
Yes, we are getting some nice images now ( i said "some" having the "bad images" discussions on my mind).
The customer answered: -" It is not just "some" - the most part of them are really good and usable - some are even to good"
I asked him: -" How can  a image be to good?"
Well, he said: "Some images are just to perfect, to fixed - we want good images but with that special reality feeling"
- Okey, what ever makes you happy, i answered and smiled.

Let the every day customer decide if the image is good enough or not - all we can do is to  continue to upload
the best of our work. Customers repeat the same message over and over again: Let us decide.
And we let them (for now) =)

//R

« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 06:12 by Suvakov »

« Reply #155 on: October 30, 2007, 19:15 »
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Dear Suvakov,
in every agency i sign with im giving a time-credit 3-5 months to see how things are going.
If any agency generate a reasonable number of sales in this period of time im staying with it, elsewhere just going away.
MP is a new agency so it has my credit of time at the moment!
Wish you good luck.

« Reply #156 on: October 31, 2007, 03:35 »
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Dear Suvakov,
in every agency i sign with im giving a time-credit 3-5 months to see how things are going.
If any agency generate a reasonable number of sales in this period of time im staying with it, elsewhere just going away.
MP is a new agency so it has my credit of time at the moment!
Wish you good luck.

I would say that 3-5 months is a little too tight time schedule to see any large improvement in sales when a site is so recently released. The amount of images are still too small (even though they almost seem to double by the day now) Sales have started to happen but I would wait at least six months before I would make any judgements. We need on the other hand a lot less sales from MP to beat the other micros when it comes to cash return.
I don't expect Snapvillage to produce anything significant in the next 3-5 months either but it might be a winner over a longer period of time.

« Reply #157 on: October 31, 2007, 08:44 »
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you are right moori, 6 months is a reasonable period of time.
But i mean the time im in a agency and not the time it's in business.
English is not my native language...

« Reply #158 on: November 02, 2007, 10:13 »
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Fotoxalia:
I understand that you, just like me, sometime can feel restless and demanding truth of concept as fast as possible. But i mean that to make a professional judgement its best to consider a few more variables than just how long time you have been a member/contributor to a agency. Time is one factor, how long the company have been operating, management, sales, press and sales are other important factors to.
I feel that at least 12 months is a valid period - and even longer if the "vibe" is right.
What difference have just time in the big picture (;-)
I can understand if one would stop contributing to a site that has shown no sales during a long period of time but i don't understand if one choose to delete images and close accounts if the sales have been slow.
I mean, the work have already been done - so why not just let them bee? The only thing that would make me closing a account and deleting all images would be if the site did not respect my work and rights, acting non professional to me or other member - then it is very understandable.

//R

« Reply #159 on: November 06, 2007, 03:25 »
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I like the new watermark.  I am more tempted to join now.  I did notice that when I do a search, I have to wait for all the page to load before clicking on a thumbnail.  If I click on one before the page has loaded, I just get the image alone on the page.  The site was slow when I checked it just now and this was a problem.

« Reply #160 on: November 06, 2007, 03:56 »
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Good notice, sharpshot.
Let us see what we can do about it and why its arranged that way.

Thanks!

Suvakov

« Reply #161 on: November 06, 2007, 04:30 »
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Some of the functions on the site are really sloooooow at the moment. =) The new design and functions came up yesterday and they are busy getting rid of all the initial bugs related to that. I asked in the site forum about the speed issues and the "tekkies" replied that all new hardware is not in place yet. They are installing new servers/hardware today to speed everything up and also add a new optimized search.

« Reply #162 on: November 06, 2007, 05:18 »
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Sharpshot:
Mike confirmed that this side was up for redesign now - the problem will be fixed with the redesign soon.

Thanks for your comment - from all of us at Mostphotos.com

Suvakov

« Reply #163 on: November 06, 2007, 15:32 »
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I joined today.  6 uploaded so far.  I found it easy to upload and the site looks great.  Nice to have another European site to upload to.

http://mostphotos.com/member.php?memberid=2390

« Reply #164 on: November 06, 2007, 15:41 »
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How do I use the FTP?  I can't see any information.

« Reply #165 on: November 06, 2007, 15:46 »
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Ill help you ...

1. Click the "Chat" icon - 4:th from the left / upper left corner.
2. Now press my name
3. Our private chat is opened...
4. Im waiting for you to guide you through..

//Suvakov

« Reply #166 on: November 06, 2007, 15:54 »
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or...

1. Log in
2. Go to "Portfolio"
3. Choose "Upload images"
4. Choose "FTP Upload" (under the search field)
5. Read the instructions (or take the trailer turtorial)
6. Use the information to log in to the FTP (you need a FTP client) of your choise
7. Select folder
8. Upload

Hepp... you did it  ;D

done

« Reply #167 on: November 06, 2007, 16:55 »
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I couldn't see the FTP link.  It was dark gray on a black background.  Found it now.  Thanks for your help.

« Reply #168 on: November 06, 2007, 19:30 »
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i go online today to mostphoto to upload some pictures.. i dont like the new system

« Reply #169 on: November 08, 2007, 17:58 »
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i think i dont like the system but selling my picture today i have an download that bring me 12,5 euro... great

« Reply #170 on: November 08, 2007, 18:36 »
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Congrats on the sale XeniaII! =) I am not surprised at all. You have loads and loads of great model shots.
Things seems to start moving now. I've read more posts about sales. Hopefully my christmas themed images will start to move soon too. :)

What is it that you don't like about the new system?
I think it is good that they divided the voting into artistic and commerical.
I haven't gotten used to new new design yet and it seems a little slow and buggy at the moment, but they say that they are working on it.
I sure looks nice at least, with the fancy reflections and all :)

By the way, Where do you find all your models XeniaII? Do you hire them or is it friends and family?
I still haven't really gotten brave enough to ask strangers to model for microstock.....

« Last Edit: November 08, 2007, 18:41 by moori »

« Reply #171 on: November 08, 2007, 18:41 »
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my moori: is when i go to my uploadet picutures..  i cant see them.. i have hundrets of pictures there, which i have to work on to let them be online... but i cant see them.. but thats no probelm.. i spoke to the webmaster he said that it would be done

« Reply #172 on: November 20, 2007, 10:43 »
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First sale for me also today!!
12,5  better than Lucky Oliver in five months!!!

« Reply #173 on: November 20, 2007, 11:26 »
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I also had another sale yesterday. Not a "high rater" this time either :)
12,5 royalty.
I hope this is a start of a daily trend. :)

http://www.mostphotos.com/moori

« Reply #174 on: November 30, 2007, 09:04 »
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moori my friend, prepare for action!:

Two major news agencies and one Publishing group is testing the Mostphotos site - even started to download images and this is even not regulated in the agreement! Looks that they just cant resist the
2 for 1 offer they get altrough Dec 24:th =)

First impressions from the new customers:
Love the idea - love the prices - 60 K image bank is acceptable if uploading continue with 500-1000 images/day (as now). The last comment is really a big change for Mostphotos because uptill now the most common comment was "to little images".

Oh what beautiful Friday this is ,
the personal business call finally starts to pay off =) and photographers all over the world prefer Euro instead of declining dollars =(

Have a nice weekend you all...


//Suvakov

Suvakov
« Last Edit: November 30, 2007, 09:08 by Suvakov »


 

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