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« on: May 26, 2013, 03:36 »
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Zoomy Images is a Los Angeles-based, on-line resource serving the creative market's demand for stock imagery and audio files. Zoomy Images is staffed by tenured stock imagery professionals and offers 3 tiers of images; Royalty Free, Premium Royalty Free, and Rights Managed.

Zoomy Images features high quality stock imagery that can be searched through its face-recognition-enabled software, that provides faster search times, more relevant visually similar results and an innovative reverse image search function. For more information, please visit www.zoomyimages.com
« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 03:55 by zoomyimages »


rubyroo

« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 04:15 »
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Where are the names of the copyright holders?

« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 04:46 »
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Hey, how come I find tons of my images on your site (with no reference to me as copyright holder)? :o Who is (are) your partner site(s)?

« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 06:13 »
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Same here, lots of my Taiwan images with no author's name. They even sell one of my editorial images as regular RF. Strange outfit! I hope they do some explaining.


Microbius

« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 06:24 »
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You have my work too. Who are you, who are your partners?

ETA its YAY, did an email search and they announced the partnership a while ago

« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 07:54 »
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3 new Images Agencies appearing in this week??? OMGvector, imageyard and now Zoomy.

« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 01:46 »
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The same here! Lots of my pictures on Zoomy Images with no no reference to the owner!  >:( In my eyes, this is not a good introduction of a new agency! I think time to test for a test purchase order. We'll see if any revenues arrive. rde-orm

« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 03:24 »
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ETA its YAY, did an email search and they announced the partnership a while ago
Yes, but I havn't enabled the partner Zoomy Images in YAY :(

« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 03:50 »
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Sorry, without the names of the copyrightholder, I have to disable you as API-partner at Yay.
Bad start.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 04:21 »
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Although they rushed onto the boards yesterday, they haven't been back to explain. Bad show.

« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 05:53 »
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I wrote them an email: Hello, I'm  from Germany and I'm actually not a Zoomy Images contributor. But today I saw a couple of my images on the Zoomy Images site without a reference to me as copyright holder. Therefore I declare that I do not agree with that. Either my images offers with copyright notice, or I require the removal of my photos.  Here are some examples of my work on Zoomy Images:RF0091523,RF0534873,RF0091515
Best regards

« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 06:26 »
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From the "contributors" link on their page (bold from me):

"At Zoomy Images we are always on the look out for fresh, new talent. One way we like to stay ahead of the pack is to only accept content that is exclusive to the Zoomy Images site. That way we can ensure that our clients are not seeing the same images that are found on other stock photo sites.  We offer a 40% commission on all exclusive content licensed through us. "

And that when they are obviously source images from Yay, so the same images are likely everywhere.

Pretty crappy, I'd say.

Some of mine are there too, not all of them though. I assume via Yay, but even then they should attribute them to the copyright holder. Bad business.

Zoomy, if your are reading: Better fix that asap!

Poncke v2

« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 08:44 »
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Why not report these issues to Yay? I am sure YAY doesnt like to get bad press.

« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 09:31 »
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I wrote to YAY some hours ago, no response so far.

« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 10:25 »
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Hello All,

We have read your responses and would like to respond:

While we are not legally/contractually obligated to list copyright holder names, we would never want to disappoint or anger any copyright holder.  We are working on rectifying the situation.

Dirkr: We have partner agreements in place that do not require exclusivity, however anyone uploading images directly to our server must be uploading exclusive content. 

roede-orm: If we have not been approved as partners for your content through a Partner site, let the Partner know and they will ask us to remove your images.  We cannot use this forum as a deletion tool, sorry.  Also, if your images are licensed through us, you will get paid.

rene: Our Rights Managed collection is great; the image used in the RM box on our homepage was due to size/shape in order to show the text well.  A graphic design decision.  Plus, we think that image is unique.

I hope this answers some of your concerns.  We are a new agency, give us a chance.  We have noticed a gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures, have spoken to large clients who are displeased with some of the bigger agencies, and feel we can take some market share.  We have financial backing and have been working tirelessly on cleaning up our search results to make sure users get accurate, quality results when searching for images.  We have experienced stock imagery professionals on our team and know what it takes to provide a quality user experience in the space.

Thanks for voicing your concerns.  Does anyone have comments on the design/functionality of the site?  Ways we can improve in your eyes?




« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 10:31 »
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I hope that "gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures" doesn't translate as "we're going to drive prices even lower".




« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 10:36 »
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>>>We have partner agreements in place that do not require exclusivity, however anyone uploading images directly to our server must be uploading exclusive content. 

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Who, besides it seems Yay, do you have agreements with?  Your statement seems to indicate that you're linked with multiple partners.  I'm not with Yay, but I'd like to know if any of my current sites have partnered with you without having to spend hours searching your site looking for my pics - especially difficult when you've stripped the copyright attribution.

« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 10:56 »
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I hope that "gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures" doesn't translate as "we're going to drive prices even lower".

Our pricing is listed on our homepage.  We offer standard pricing, meaning every image in a collection is priced the same.  Most competitors have fluctuating prices, tricky teaser pricing, or the need to buy credit packs.  We have upfront, fair prices for contributors and buyers.

« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013, 11:08 »
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I hope that "gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures" doesn't translate as "we're going to drive prices even lower".

I thought their pricing was pretty good. I might think about joining, but the exclusive files seems like too much of an investment for me.

« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2013, 11:36 »
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We are a new agency, give us a chance. 

By demanding exclusive content you are not giving yourselves a chance.

If I were to upload exclusive images to Zoomy then I would need to be confident that they would generate more revenue for me than if those images had been placed on SS, IS, DT, FT, TS and others combined. It's not going to happen is it?

Your policy makes no sense when you already have half the content of other micros via Yay anyway. I'm not with Yay so you don't have my 5000-odd images however you could do so if you were to change policy. Nice clean and quick site.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 12:37 by gostwyck »

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2013, 11:38 »
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Hello All,
While we are not legally/contractually obligated to list copyright holder names, we would never want to disappoint or anger any copyright holder.  We are working on rectifying the situation.
Prehaps the fact that you didn't include the copyright holder name originally shows an attititude towards contributors. "...we are  not legally/contractually obligated..." is ominous.

« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2013, 11:44 »
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...While we are not legally/contractually obligated to list copyright holder names, we would never want to disappoint or anger any copyright holder....


Yes you are...  but it seems like you desire to learn the hard way.

ShadySue

« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2013, 11:55 »
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...While we are not legally/contractually obligated to list copyright holder names, we would never want to disappoint or anger any copyright holder....


Yes you are...  but it seems like you desire to learn the hard way.
Fair comment.

Poncke v2

« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2013, 11:58 »
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We are a new agency, give us a chance. 

By demanding exclusive content you are not giving yourselves a chance.

If I were to upload exclusive images to Zoomy then I would need to be confident that they would generate more revenue for me than if those images had been placed on SS, IS, DT, FT, TS and others combined. It's not going to happen is it?

Your policy makes no sense when you are already * in half the content of other micros from Yay anyway. I'm not with Yay so you don't have my 5000-odd images however you could do so if you were to change policy. Nice clean and quick site.
+1 Exclusivity doesnt make sense.


 

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