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« Reply #100 on: July 01, 2011, 05:29 »
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I would love to hear your thoughts on the contributor area - any suggestions for improvement or general feedback would be greatly welcomed.

1922 IMAGES WAITING REVIEW FOR MORE THAN 60 DAYS!!! CAN I SUGGEST A REVIEW? IS THAT TOO MUCH? OH, ALSO, CAN YOU ANSWER EMAILS TOO? THAT WOULD BE SO NICE, THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL SUBMITTERS....


« Reply #101 on: July 01, 2011, 05:39 »
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I would love to hear your thoughts on the contributor area - any suggestions for improvement or general feedback would be greatly welcomed.

1922 IMAGES WAITING REVIEW FOR MORE THAN 60 DAYS!!! CAN I SUGGEST A REVIEW? IS THAT TOO MUCH? OH, ALSO, CAN YOU ANSWER EMAILS TOO? THAT WOULD BE SO NICE, THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL SUBMITTERS....

Oh yeah, it would be very nice to see the our files reviewed, this year if possible. My problem is that my files are not any more in pending, they are not refuzed or approved. I would like to know why.

On the other hand, I am happy that Isignstock has sales, maybe if the review could be better and somebody would answer e-mails, everithing would be great.
Thank you, Johnnie, in advance, if you'll answer .

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #102 on: July 01, 2011, 07:12 »
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I would love to hear your thoughts on the contributor area - any suggestions for improvement or general feedback would be greatly welcomed.

1922 IMAGES WAITING REVIEW FOR MORE THAN 60 DAYS!!! CAN I SUGGEST A REVIEW? IS THAT TOO MUCH? OH, ALSO, CAN YOU ANSWER EMAILS TOO? THAT WOULD BE SO NICE, THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL SUBMITTERS....

Something went wrong with tags probably: the text in red quoted as mine is not mine. Not that I disagree anyway.

« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2011, 15:20 »
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Anybody has some reviews images at iSignstock this year?  ???

« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2011, 14:24 »
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3387 images awaiting approval since two months  :'(

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #105 on: July 12, 2011, 09:28 »
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they approved all my pending queue in first week of june; since then, nothing - they seem to approve in batches

PS: I received a recent newsletter about new features in the contributor area, including a "quick payout button".
But I cannot find that button, anyone knows where is it?
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 09:32 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2011, 09:48 »
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they approved all my pending queue in first week of june; since then, nothing - they seem to approve in batches

PS: I received a recent newsletter about new features in the contributor area, including a "quick payout button".
But I cannot find that button, anyone knows where is it?

I wrote them last week and they answered me that Johnny is on vacation and he will come back July 18...
I think he'll have some work to do, when he comes back ;)

« Reply #107 on: July 12, 2011, 10:09 »
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they approved all my pending queue in first week of june; since then, nothing - they seem to approve in batches

PS: I received a recent newsletter about new features in the contributor area, including a "quick payout button".
But I cannot find that button, anyone knows where is it?

I wrote them last week and they answered me that Johnny is on vacation and he will come back July 18...
I think he'll have some work to do, when he comes back ;)

I didn't know that employees in UK have three months of vacation a year.  ;)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2011, 10:10 »
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I wrote them last week and they answered me that Johnny is on vacation and he will come back July 18...
I think he'll have some work to do, when he comes back ;)

Nice, so they were so impatient that they told us all the (actually good) news before doing the work
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 10:12 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #109 on: July 14, 2011, 03:40 »
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Images reviewed. Miracles do happen.

« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2011, 21:36 »
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Images online, thank you isignstock. :)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #111 on: August 05, 2011, 11:05 »
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I asked for my first payment using their new payout request button. Payment came quickly, and in sound Pounds, not Dollars.

Sales are reported in time on first day of next month (although a full sales report would be appreciated)

Also, their answers are very professional.

With all the bad things going on in microstock, it's a refreshing experience to deal with a proper company. So far my experience with them is very positive - I had to say it.

« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2011, 10:22 »
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Dear All,

Please accept my apologies for the recent lack of correspondence. We have been super busy at isignstock over the last few months developing technical and commercial aspects of the site. Hopefully those of you already working with us will have had a chance to use the new features. Im particularly pleased with the release manager which should make organising images and assigning releases a much easier experience. The request payment button also seems to be proving popular!

Another development is that we have started handpicking certain images to distribute on our premium royalty free subscription site
www.ingimage.com. Contributors involved in this premium isignstock collection can expect to see substantial royalty improvements.

The time spent on these developments has resulted in slow review times for certain contributors and Im very sorry if you have been affected by this.  We are endeavouring to have all images reviewed within a week of upload.

Thanks again for all your feedback. I appreciate that download reporting and sales specifics are high on some peoples list and we are still looking at ways to incorporate this. Naturally we will continue to look at other areas for potential improvement  As always any suggestions or questions are more than welcomed.

With best regards,

Johnnie

« Reply #113 on: August 10, 2011, 10:32 »
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Hello Johnnie,

I would like to ask if there is any way how to get IPTC data from vector files. You don't want JPG previews and IPTC data from EPS files are ignored by your system. I don't want to copy keywords for the rest of my life.  :)

Thanks.

« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2011, 10:49 »
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it is the only agency who doesn't give a sales report... are contributors kind of labour that doesn't need attentions? shouldn't we know which files had been downloaded and how much we had been paid?

it is really strange..and it is strange that most of the contributors have to accept this kind of conditions. I had stopped uploaded till i see the sales report.

CD123

« Reply #115 on: August 11, 2011, 17:55 »
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it is the only agency who doesn't give a sales report... are contributors kind of labour that doesn't need attentions? shouldn't we know which files had been downloaded and how much we had been paid?

it is really strange..and it is strange that most of the contributors have to accept this kind of conditions. I had stopped uploaded till i see the sales report.
Agreed that it is absolutely necessary to get such a report, but I think you are cutting your nose to spite your face. These guys are super friendly and the site has brought in much more for me than most of the so called "middle tier" ripoffs. Will keep on supporting a site with good sales, friendly staff, a sound history and the will to improve.

Best of luck to Johnnie and the team - make us proud!  ;)

« Reply #116 on: August 12, 2011, 05:50 »
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Hello Johnnie,

I would like to ask if there is any way how to get IPTC data from vector files. You don't want JPG previews and IPTC data from EPS files are ignored by your system. I don't want to copy keywords for the rest of my life.  :)

Thanks.

Hi there,

Yes you can get IPTC data from JPG for EPS through our FTP upload. I will send you an e-mail with the server details shortly!

Thanks,

Johnnie

« Reply #117 on: August 12, 2011, 05:59 »
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it is the only agency who doesn't give a sales report... are contributors kind of labour that doesn't need attentions? shouldn't we know which files had been downloaded and how much we had been paid?

it is really strange..and it is strange that most of the contributors have to accept this kind of conditions. I had stopped uploaded till i see the sales report.
Agreed that it is absolutely necessary to get such a report, but I think you are cutting your nose to spite your face. These guys are super friendly and the site has brought in much more for me than most of the so called "middle tier" ripoffs. Will keep on supporting a site with good sales, friendly staff, a sound history and the will to improve.

Best of luck to Johnnie and the team - make us proud!  ;)

Thanks for the kind words CD123.

I completely understand the desire for detailed sales reports and our techincal guys have been looking at this for a while now. I will do my best to keep you all updated on progress with this.

« Reply #118 on: September 01, 2011, 12:40 »
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Isignstock has actually beaten istock, dreamstime and fotolia two months in a row, now! Still very far behind shutterstock, but this looks good :) Nice to see another company with good sales!!
I'm just wondering what I'm selling  ;D


« Reply #120 on: January 13, 2012, 19:44 »
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Thanks for the positive feedback Kjorgen!

We are really keen to get more of you guys on board with us and are confident that we will compare favourably to the so called middle (if not higher) tier agencies.

We are more than happy to support large submissions via hard drive or FTP and assist with all the releases and data management.

As always please feel free to drop me an e-mail (johnnieatingrampublishing.com) if you have any questions.


i had my first batch reviewed after a week or so, but the next batch has been sitting for more than a month - i asked support, but no reply

« Reply #121 on: February 09, 2012, 01:54 »
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Another development is that we have started handpicking certain images to distribute on our premium royalty free subscription site www.ingimage.com. Contributors involved in this premium isignstock collection can expect to see substantial royalty improvements.
...


My attention was drawn to ingImage today, and I was taken aback to read the following on the front page:

"Outstanding quality
Unlike other subscriptions our content is NOT crowd sourced - which means youre always assured technically usable images created by skilled and experienced artists."


Really?

This remark is dripping with condescension towards microstock contributors, and seems to reflect a somewhat outdated view of what it takes to get images approved at the major microstock sites today.

I note that you describe the collection as "tightly edited" but you have work from the big micro stock factories - Yuri Arcurs, Monkey Business Images - just less of it. About one tenth the selection you'd find at Shutterstock, but not noticeably different when looking at a few sample searches.

When you look at popular images at your site and Shutterstock and see many of the same images, it rather gives the lie to this "we're better than microstock" advertising pitch.

« Reply #122 on: February 09, 2012, 10:45 »
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...
Another development is that we have started handpicking certain images to distribute on our premium royalty free subscription site www.ingimage.com. Contributors involved in this premium isignstock collection can expect to see substantial royalty improvements.
...


My attention was drawn to ingImage today, and I was taken aback to read the following on the front page:

"Outstanding quality
Unlike other subscriptions our content is NOT crowd sourced - which means youre always assured technically usable images created by skilled and experienced artists."


Really?

This remark is dripping with condescension towards microstock contributors, and seems to reflect a somewhat outdated view of what it takes to get images approved at the major microstock sites today.

I note that you describe the collection as "tightly edited" but you have work from the big micro stock factories - Yuri Arcurs, Monkey Business Images - just less of it. About one tenth the selection you'd find at Shutterstock, but not noticeably different when looking at a few sample searches.

When you look at popular images at your site and Shutterstock and see many of the same images, it rather gives the lie to this "we're better than microstock" advertising pitch.


Im sorry that you find this sentence condescending towards microstock contributors this was by no means our intention.

Unlike most microstock sites ingimage does not have a direct upload system for contributors I suppose you could say we are invite only. Also, we have a minimum size requirement which is significantly larger than (as far as I know) all other microstock sites. Finally all images are carefully edited, catalogued and ranked on an individual basis before upload.

Please also understand that this is part of our marketing approach towards customers in a very competitive market. It is not directed at contributors - we have no desire to insult you or anyone else.

« Reply #123 on: February 09, 2012, 12:28 »
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I don't find it condescending.  Go to any of the sites and they highlight something that makes them different to the other sites.

« Reply #124 on: February 09, 2012, 17:35 »
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I don't find it condescending.  Go to any of the sites and they highlight something that makes them different to the other sites.

I agree, it is just promotional talk directed towards potential buyers of images.


 

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