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Who has the most potential of being one of the next big 6 - you get three votes.

Featurpics
33 (13.6%)
LuckyOliver
37 (15.2%)
Albumo
7 (2.9%)
Snap Village
56 (23%)
Canstock
4 (1.6%)
Crestock
40 (16.5%)
Bigstock
66 (27.2%)

Total Members Voted: 111

Author Topic: Who has most potential for 2008  (Read 14052 times)

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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2008, 07:20 »
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I think SV has the most potential. I cannot see that BS should have the most potential for 2008. Since I started there 2 years ago sales/image have not increased considerabely. So why should they in 2008?. Their website is also the same I first saw in 2005 or was is 2004.


« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2008, 08:14 »
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I voted for SV because they should have money to attract customers through advertising and special offers.

Crestock because I have seen they are spending money on advertising and they have a great site.

Bigstock because they are already in my big 6.

The other 3 sites haven't shown signs of attracting enough buyers yet.

« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2008, 09:26 »
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Bigstock

gbcimages

« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2008, 10:59 »
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BS SV AND MAYBE  FP

« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2008, 11:21 »
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Have no idea.

However,  I believe the site that will disappoint most in 2008 will be SnapVillage. Just as in 2007.

« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2008, 18:24 »
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wow, surprising how many people are counting on Bigstock.

i think i might put my money on crestock - they seem to be the only ones on the move.  Snapvillage SHOULD have potential, but they are not showing themselves off too well so far.

It will be interesting to look at this thread again in 12 months.

vonkara

« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2008, 18:33 »
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Bigstock is doing great this month so far for me. Sure that they will get bigger. They are called BIGstock. That was a poor metaphor...

« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2008, 18:57 »
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I have 10 straight days without sales on BS. No! I would say SS, since it earns me more than the rest combined.


« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2008, 06:27 »
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My insider`s Tip is Zoonar. The first Stock with all three price sektors (microstock, midstock, macrostock) and a really new concept. They offer new price-combinations for art-Buyers who want do a mix of macro- and microstock photos and compare booths sektors in quality to make a choice. I also like the maximum percantage of 80% for my pics  ;D

But.. they just started in the beginning of 2007 and get photos mostly from german-photographers. the english site is up since two months and there are not many traffic yet. I have some nice sellings there, but nothing in microstock, it was midstock for 10-40 Euros. Only sellings in german countries and not many.

But it is a really new concept (and we have not many ideas, the most new agencys only try to get a piece from the microstock cake) and they have a amazing growth of photos this makes me staying there...

« Last Edit: January 22, 2008, 06:31 by Michael »

« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2008, 09:05 »
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My insider`s Tip is Zoonar. The first Stock with all three price sektors (microstock, midstock, macrostock) and a really new concept.

How is this new?  Featurepics let us choose any price and have different license options.

« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2008, 12:24 »
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Will over 5000 images in my portfolio I think I can make a statistically sound prediction.... :) Among the new ones, I would vote for SnapVillage, LuckyOliver and .... umm.... well... Crestock (although their 25c subscription sales is what carrying them forward right now, I don't see it lasting or leading to serious growth). 
As to the Bigstock, my sales there are 30% down of that it used to be. Nice site, but they do need to invest in advertising more and attracting traffic. Sadly, Canstockphoto is 50% down of what it used to be... same problem there seems like.

Among the "big-6" ones, Istock is ahead of the game, followed closely by Fotolia. SS is a disappointment - still selling, but I do see a noticeable decline. 123RF has been doing better and better, I would hold hopes for them too. Both DS and SX are consistent, not doing worse, but not doing any better. I wish they showed a bit more of a growth.

« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2008, 19:24 »
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Will over 5000 images in my portfolio I think I can make a statistically sound prediction.... :) Among the new ones, I would vote for SnapVillage, LuckyOliver and .... umm.... well... Crestock (although their 25c subscription sales is what carrying them forward right now, I don't see it lasting or leading to serious growth). 
As to the Bigstock, my sales there are 30% down of that it used to be. Nice site, but they do need to invest in advertising more and attracting traffic. Sadly, Canstockphoto is 50% down of what it used to be... same problem there seems like.

Among the "big-6" ones, Istock is ahead of the game, followed closely by Fotolia. SS is a disappointment - still selling, but I do see a noticeable decline. 123RF has been doing better and better, I would hold hopes for them too. Both DS and SX are consistent, not doing worse, but not doing any better. I wish they showed a bit more of a growth.

Elena,
please repeat this stats analysis from time to time.  It is much more accurate that all other predictions, guesses, bias, foretelling  and hidden advertising.

« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2008, 20:44 »
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My insider`s Tip is Zoonar. The first Stock with all three price sektors (microstock, midstock, macrostock) and a really new concept. They offer new price-combinations for art-Buyers who want do a mix of macro- and microstock photos and compare booths sektors in quality to make a choice. I also like the maximum percantage of 80% for my pics  ;D

But.. they just started in the beginning of 2007 and get photos mostly from german-photographers. the english site is up since two months and there are not many traffic yet. I have some nice sellings there, but nothing in microstock, it was midstock for 10-40 Euros. Only sellings in german countries and not many.

But it is a really new concept (and we have not many ideas, the most new agencys only try to get a piece from the microstock cake) and they have a amazing growth of photos this makes me staying there...

Do they sell anything?

« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2008, 04:33 »
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My insider`s Tip is Zoonar. The first Stock with all three price sektors (microstock, midstock, macrostock) and a really new concept. They offer new price-combinations for art-Buyers who want do a mix of macro- and microstock photos and compare booths sektors in quality to make a choice. I also like the maximum percantage of 80% for my pics  ;D

But.. they just started in the beginning of 2007 and get photos mostly from german-photographers. the english site is up since two months and there are not many traffic yet. I have some nice sellings there, but nothing in microstock, it was midstock for 10-40 Euros. Only sellings in german countries and not many.

But it is a really new concept (and we have not many ideas, the most new agencys only try to get a piece from the microstock cake) and they have a amazing growth of photos this makes me staying there...

Do they sell anything?


Yes, but not many. I think for microstockphotographers it could be a "hard thing" there. You have to wait a long time in good midstock-agencys but in the end you get the same money with one sellings a month  that you get in microstock with hundrets sellings. For me it is a normal thing, cause i have photos at alamy for three years now.

But zoonar is very young, so you have to wait much longer and don`t get the same money like in vip-agencys. I submit photos there, cause i want to push the best new agencys. I think everyone of us has some good earners and some low earners in the portfolio. The good earnes are for the money, the low earners are a strategic decision. You choose the stocks you like most. I take zoonar cause they have very good conditions for photographers like:

- fee maximum of 80%
- free licence decision (RF or RM)
- free price settings
- direct negotiations between costumer-photographer

I like this and i think other agencys have to follow when zoonar comes up as fast as in the last year...

And sorry for the bad english...
« Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 04:35 by Michael »

« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2008, 08:55 »
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Thanks for the info. I've registered and uploaded a couple of photos just to get the feel of it.

« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2008, 10:51 »
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HUMM I tried to sent to pics via the java upload manager but it does not work :( anyone lucky with that ?
L

« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008, 11:03 »
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HUMM I tried to sent to pics via the java upload manager but it does not work :( anyone lucky with that ?
L

You must wait until the photo editors have accept your photos. Then you can see them in your user-profile (photo manager or likewise). If they don`t accept photos you get a mail at the next day...

Zoonar don`t offers ftp, that`s a bad point, but they said in a german forum they will think about it...

« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2008, 12:10 »
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thanks Michael how many pics do I have to send to get approved you know?
L

« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2008, 12:29 »
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I have no idea what company will perform the best in 2008 but hopefully it's the one that pays its contributors the most commission.

I also think going exclusive at this time is way too early because this market is still developing.  I believe that most of the buyers, from large companies included, don't need exclusive images.  The company I work for uses exclusive images of its own products by its contracted photographers and downloads stock images from the companies that it feels gives them the best rates!

« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2008, 12:35 »
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Good news from SV, they opened their agency for buyers worldwide.

« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2008, 16:40 »
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thanks Michael how many pics do I have to send to get approved you know?
L

No i don`t know, but i think there are no approvement. You just can submit photos and they check the quality of the single pictures. But this answer is not fur sure. I opened my account in the middle of 2007. At that time there was no approvement. They write me an e-mail and asked me if i will submit photos. I read the Faq and transfer the first photos after reading their concept.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 16:43 by Michael »

« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2008, 17:28 »
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My mistake it must be the size of my pics I was uploading 5 MP and it is 6MP minimum that's why it probably did not work
L

« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2008, 01:56 »
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My mistake it must be the size of my pics I was uploading 5 MP and it is 6MP minimum that's why it probably did not work
L

I've run into the 6MP barrier as well a couple of times. No cropping allowed. I need a new camera   ::)

Haven't tried the batch uploader yet, but I'll give it a go tonight.

« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2008, 04:27 »
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My mistake it must be the size of my pics I was uploading 5 MP and it is 6MP minimum that's why it probably did not work
L

I've run into the 6MP barrier as well a couple of times. No cropping allowed. I need a new camera   ::)


Why not cropping? Nobody will see it if you do it right. I do interpolation with Photoshop +30-40% and there are never artefacts or other visible photo-errors...

« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2008, 05:22 »
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Yes I will try the interpolation 5 MP to 6MP and see how it goes, hopefully artifacts like you said will be minimum...
Cheers
L


 

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