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« on: July 10, 2009, 17:41 »
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Enter the ring another challenger to the microstock world.

Glow Images Marketplace.

http://glowimages.com/index.cfm?/marketplace_en

Glow Images is an established traditional stock agency that has been quietly gobbling up smaller agencies.  They now have a microstock offering.  I suppose they are streaming the images from somewhere but it doesnt say where.  I have a hunch or two, but it doesnt really matter - as long as I am getting paid for my sales.  They also have direct upload and sign up.  

Has anyone uploaded directly to the site?

edit: looks like you can't upload directly, they just get images from their partner site.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2009, 02:10 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 18:38 »
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They have subs.  Bleargh!

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 21:50 »
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They are a fotolia affiliate and they are useless imo!  :)

« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 22:08 »
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I think they are just reselling Getty Macro RF and Fotolia micro, doesnt seem to be a mention of their own images or info for artists?

RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 00:23 »
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I think they are just reselling Getty Macro RF and Fotolia micro, doesnt seem to be a mention of their own images or info for artists?

Found a few of my photos there with my 123RF ID on them by searching the 123RF description. I'm about 100% sure that's where they come from.  ;D

« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 00:28 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 00:44 »
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I think they are just reselling Getty Macro RF and Fotolia micro, doesnt seem to be a mention of their own images or info for artists?

Found a few of my photos there with my 123RF ID on them by searching the 123RF description. I'm about 100% sure that's where they come from.  ;D



yes, I have different usernames on ft and 123rf and it is my 123rf one that is being used. didnt realise 123 had 'partner' type sites

« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 06:41 »
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It looks like all my 123rf pictures are there. 123rf is not working so great for me recently.

RacePhoto

« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 10:24 »
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I think they are just reselling Getty Macro RF and Fotolia micro, doesnt seem to be a mention of their own images or info for artists?

Found a few of my photos there with my 123RF ID on them by searching the 123RF description. I'm about 100% sure that's where they come from.  ;D



yes, I have different usernames on ft and 123rf and it is my 123rf one that is being used. didnt realise 123 had 'partner' type sites

By the way, I have no complaints to sites selling my photos via partners. Bring it on, and make some more sales.  ;D

« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 11:36 »
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By the way, I have no complaints to sites selling my photos via partners. Bring it on, and make some more sales.  ;D


Well, it depends.

Usually these partnerships have a serious drawback: Your site (123 in this example) will pay you a certain percentage (50%) of "their revenue".
And they will receive a certain percentage (how much? let's assume also 50%) from their partner site.
So you end up with 25% of the sale price.

Sounds like an easy way to optimize the agency's share: Set up a partner site and compete with yourself... Every sale via the partner pays two agents and the photographer gets what's left.... ::)

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 13:52 »
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123rf images are there for me...but I have never had a third party sale with them.

« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 15:29 »
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Also my 123RF Images are there :-\

« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2009, 16:14 »
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Sounds like an easy way to optimize the agency's share: Set up a partner site and compete with yourself... Every sale via the partner pays two agents and the photographer gets what's left.... ::)
Interesting thoughts.  I agree that partnership should be done to increase market.  A foreign site, for instance.  Before Fotolia PT and BR existed, it would make sense to have a site with all the writing in Portuguese to get buyers native to this language.  This is a positive partnership.

« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 02:37 »
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Has anyone uploaded directly to the site?
edit: looks like you can't upload directly, they just get images from their partner site.

Now, after few years, you can upload directly but... they never reply emails... ;)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 03:59 »
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