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« on: November 24, 2011, 17:25 »
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I'm contributor of PantherMedia for more than one year. I must admit that this site is so confusing that I have never tried to search my images. I did it today and saw their watermark for a very first time.  It is absolutely useless - especially for isolated objects. Was the watermark always the same? I'm not going to upload anymore if it is not changed.
http://www.panthermedia.net/?m=4934428


« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 17:53 »
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That's the reason why I never uploaded there. Have been watching this for quite some time (years), still no change.
I share your opinion: this watermark is absolutely useless.

Wim

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 03:38 »
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Ok, I also just noticed this.

To support from Panthermedia, please move and enlarge the watermark or I will have to consider removing my entire portfolio.

Thank you,
Wim

« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 04:09 »
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I had no idea..

Not very effective
http://www.panthermedia.net/?m=5115627

rinderart

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 12:14 »
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Never seen a watermark that was. anyone who has any Post skills can remove them easily.

« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 13:30 »
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I just did a search by "Date". It appears that only relatively recent stuff have a new watermark, positioned in the top left hand corner. Older photos have a watermark in the centre with the word "Copyright".
« Last Edit: November 25, 2011, 14:18 by Microstock Posts »

« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 13:46 »
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I'm contributor of PantherMedia for more than one year. I must admit that this site is so confusing that I have never tried to search my images. I did it today and saw their watermark for a very first time.  It is absolutely useless - especially for isolated objects. Was the watermark always the same? I'm not going to upload anymore if it is not changed.
http://www.panthermedia.net/?m=4934428


I found the Panther site to be so confusing that I panicked and removed all my images.

« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 14:00 »
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This is indeed unacceptable. We will hold the uploads until the watermark is fixed.

« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2011, 10:07 »
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I will remove all my illustrations as soon as I make the payout!

This watermark is awful.. Images are not protected at all..

fujiko

« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2011, 10:12 »
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How much is the payout there?
I noticed there are some images from 123RF. They may be a partner.

« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2011, 10:38 »
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How much is the payout there?

30 euros I think..

If they don't fix the watermark, I am out!

CD123

« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 08:53 »
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Created a ticket and asked Panther's support to have a look at and replay to this thread. Their response so far:

Thank you for your message

We have taken note of your message.

Unfortunately, our task must be currently processed by priority.

« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 12:33 »
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Created a ticket and asked Panther's support to have a look at and replay to this thread. Their response so far:

Thank you for your message

We have taken note of your message.

Unfortunately, our task must be currently processed by priority.

Absolutely same here.

« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 17:55 »
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I did the same to, and received the same answer. You would think that the watermark is high on their priority list.

CD123

« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 09:04 »
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I did not only find this problem here. I have a similar problem at the vastly more popular 123RF:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/123royaltyfree-com/insufficient-watermark/

Please comment on this thread as well if you agree. Hopefully can they also improve on their protection!

Wim

« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012, 13:06 »
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I'm starting to remove images where the watermark has no effect.

I have asked several times to move the watermark but there is no response here or via mail.
Rejection goes both ways.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 13:22 by Wim »

« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 13:19 »
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Good news - watermark has been moved to the center of image.

« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2012, 14:04 »
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Good news - watermark has been moved to the center of image.

It depends on the image, there are still plenty of images with the watermark in the top left hand corner. I deleted my small port there because of the new watermark placing, I'm not going to bother to upload again there.

« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2012, 16:30 »
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Good news - watermark has been moved to the center of image.

It depends on the image, there are still plenty of images with the watermark in the top left hand corner. I deleted my small port there because of the new watermark placing, I'm not going to bother to upload again there.

I tried about twenty images and all of them have watermark in the middle. But unfortunately you're right - I was just lucky in choosing of images. It seems that they changed watermark on many of my images but there are still many waiting for change.

« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2012, 16:39 »
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Few agencies have the technical resources to change the watermark of all images "instantly".

It's usually a background process that goes through the library by increasing file IDs updating the watermarks (could be random, could be another rule who knows...?) but anyway since the watermark is now in the center on some images I'm confident that they will update their entire library soon.

It was about time and I'm happy about that. Sales could still be better though.


Wim

« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2012, 11:48 »
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Hi all,

we are happy to inform you that all images now carry the new watermark in the middle of the image - old ones and also the new uploads.

Looking forward to receiving your images,

Robert

Now that's good news, finally.

Thanks for the notice and support Robert, much appreciated.


 

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