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« on: December 14, 2007, 14:39 »
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Anybody tried/working with this..http://www.photocase.com/en/ ??


« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 15:39 »
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At this point, I wouldn't submit anything to them.

First, members can get free credits easily.  For example, members get 3 free credits every week.  Images "purchased" with those credits earn the contributor nothing.  So, in other words, people can have your images for free if they simply join.

Second, if you delete an image, then you lose 5 credits.

Third, all images are 1 euro, and you only get 60% of that.  So a 16 or 20 MP image will get you the same royalty as a 2 MP image.

Finally, the image on the homepage has a woman picking her nose.  I'm not sure about others, but that alone was a huge turn off.

Sorry, but I don't feel like supporting another site that seems to be in a race to the bottom.

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 16:15 »
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I browsed the site. It looks ok...I`m not sure if i will support the site as of yet.
Seems that there is a new microstock site every week!

I`m not too impressed by the homepage with a woman picking her nose. Don`t get me wrong...i like the concept behind that image and its quite refreshing to see something different ...but
Its just not a good impression, thats all  :-\

gbcimages

« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 17:40 »
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I'm not impressed,it's another one that will bite  the dust  along with most of the newer ones except maybe  SV

grp_photo

« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007, 18:01 »
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It's actually a very, very old site! Used to be an exchange site for designers. Much older than most Microstocksites.
As far as i know it was off for a while but after all these years seeing it here announced as a new one, well that is kind of funny :).

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007, 18:15 »
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grp_photo you so right. But for me its new ;) just read about it today...http://www.microstocknews.net/...

dudebun

« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 11:57 »
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Just a quick note about Photocase:

-we are quite old, having been around since 2001. (thank you grp_photo).
-we started out as a sharing site for designers (thank you grp_photo), and we aim to maintain aspects of this model as we grow and change.

thus, we don't function like a typical microstock site, nor do we have typical microstock photographers or typical microstock photos.

If anyone has any questions, you can email us (or me, Peter) at info [at] photocase.com or post something here.






dbvirago

« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008, 11:16 »
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I can vouch for the 'not typical'  I decided to give them a try and like all new sites I submitted the same batch. These are not only images accepted by all 10 of my regular sites but also my top 25 sellers. Over half were rejected in one batch and the rest are still under review. You have to request a reason and you can only make one request a day, so I'm waiting to find out the problem.

And I don't have any images of women picking there noses.

« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 13:25 »
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And I don't have any images of women picking there noses.
AH...perhaps you've hit on something!  ;)

I took a look and there doesn't appear to be much substance...you guys be sure to let us all know when sales take off!

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 17:51 »
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Well, it's official. My 25 best sellers, 100% rejected on photocase. Haven't gotten answer to my request for why on the one. Don't have the time, intersest, or inclination to ask why 25 times.

dbvirago

« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 13:02 »
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Ok, I asked why on 2 of them. It took about a week each to get the same answer for both. So for any of you that meet the same fate, here is the rejection.

"Your photo has potential, but isn't totally to our taste. It's usually just little things that can make the difference: motif, colour, light or composition. You're on the right track!"

Not sure I can do business with a company that rejects 100% of my top 25 sellers, then tells me I'm on the right track.

« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 19:43 »
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i love photocase and i would love to see more sites like them. even with less then 30 photos online i have made more money there, then with more then 100 photos on fotolia, bigstock or stockxpert (photocase pays in euros!!). i have the same shots on the stocksites but also some more stocky ones.

sure you can't upload your 25 bestsellers from stocksites and expect them to be best sellers there. they don't want your best stocksellers! they want something different (ok, sometimes i don't get why certain shots are accepted). its way more easy to get your shots accepted on usual stocksites, because they accept everything as long as it has no logos and no noise.

a friend of mine is a reviewer on photocase and once when i visited him, he was reviewing. while reviewing he just picked the ones which catch his eyes, out of hundreds and reject the rest. everybody is fine with this. so its not like on other sites where inspectors check every shot for every detail.
the best thing is, you don't have to waste time with keywording and stuff. you only have to do this if a shots gets accepted.

i saw shot from photocase printed in lots of german magazines and even on covers. (like the germanwide magazine "unispiegel"). not sure about other countries but they seem to be at least well known in germany.

dbvirago

« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2008, 19:46 »
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Well, I'm not sure that 'everybody' is fine with your buddy rejecting everything that doesn't 'catch his eye,' but glad you are doing well there.

« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 08:08 »
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Well, I'm not sure that 'everybody' is fine with your buddy rejecting everything that doesn't 'catch his eye,' but glad you are doing well there.

Thanks for clarify how this site works. I will keep my portfolio away from this site by the moment

« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 14:39 »
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cant find the woman picking her nose,
but did find a hairy leg on a flowery stiletto
 :-*

« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2008, 14:43 »
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a friend of mine is a reviewer on photocase and once when i visited him, he was reviewing. while reviewing he just picked the ones which catch his eyes, out of hundreds and reject the rest.

this is 'interesting'  ::)

« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2008, 20:13 »
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a friend of mine is a reviewer on photocase and once when i visited him, he was reviewing. while reviewing he just picked the ones which catch his eyes, out of hundreds and reject the rest.

this is 'interesting'  ::)

At least it makes them different from most other sites  :)

« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008, 13:46 »
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a friend of mine is a reviewer on photocase and once when i visited him, he was reviewing. while reviewing he just picked the ones which catch his eyes, out of hundreds and reject the rest.

this is 'interesting'  ::)

wow, i think i've kickstarted this old thread :D

but as i told you the site is different and i think this is a good thing. even with lots of people submitting, there are just a few photos added each day and this keeps the site very usable and less spammed.

you guys should search for "business" on the big6. you will see the same shots in all of those 6 (ok, without exclusives)! if you search for business on photocase you will see the difference.
there are buyers out there who wants exactly this difference.

sadly i didn't find this post, where a reviewer from a common stocksite told his story. i think i've seen it in shutterstock forums. the reviewer told how enjoyable it is to review the same stuff (style and subject) over and over again. like .. earth rendered with black background .. earth rendern with white background .. earth rendered peeking out of a giftbox .. earth rendered hands holding it .. earth rendered with this or that and so on. the sad fact is, he has to do it and he has to click the "accept button" if the file is technically ok even if there are hundreds of earths already online.
the earththing was an example, i think the originally text was about common household stuff.

dbvirago

« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2008, 20:36 »
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Interesting. On the other hand, go to photocase and do a search on 'business'

go ahead.

« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2008, 02:46 »
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Interesting. On the other hand, go to photocase and do a search on 'business'

go ahead.


I did. Thats laughable! .....(and a bit sad really)

« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2008, 15:22 »
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I spent a few minutes searching and liked what I saw. Looks like a great place for really different shots that I like but most of the other micros rejected, usually citing "composition" or "no clear center of interest", "incorrect white balance", or, my personal favorite, "too blurry for our taste". I'm talking about only the shots that really work in my opinion, with or without the above objections.

I do think I'll go mining my portfolio amongst the more quirky. Now that LO is finally buried I've got some free time.

« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2008, 17:43 »
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Do they translate keywords in to different languages?  I might upload some to see if there are any sales.

Microbius

« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008, 02:57 »
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Looks like a great site for creative types. I would certainly consider it.

dudebun

« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2009, 06:16 »
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Do they translate keywords in to different languages?  I might upload some to see if there are any sales.

Yes, our keyword catalogue translates your keywords. So if, for exampe, you supply English keywords, they will be automatically translated into French, German and Spanish.

Xalanx

« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2009, 06:43 »
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wow, that's quick feedback!  :o


 

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