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« Reply #100 on: March 09, 2013, 06:17 »
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   What should I do if I upload to both sites? Upload only on Pond5 in the future?

Yes and no.  Tom must verify when P5 will be mirrored on PM. If they are mirroring now, then you only need to upload to P5 (or PM).  If no, you would need to still do both.

Tom? Can you status?


« Reply #101 on: March 09, 2013, 06:18 »
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If you're an artist on both sites, please click through the new agreement on Pixmac, but feel free to upload via either site.  Your earnings will go to the account at which the content was uploaded.  We will remove duplicates, with direct uploads to Pond5 taking priority.

« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2013, 06:22 »
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If P5 doesnt change their editing process, especially the MR issue, I wont submit. I am not going to edit every single file separately to attach a MR, and all of their templates dont work for photos. How can a site that sells photos, not have a proper editing tool for photos, only focuses on audio and video.
I'm not with either agency but am thinking about uploading.  Is pixmac easier to upload to as I looked at pond5 and the MR attatchment looked a bit complicated.
No idea, I was hoping an admin would chime in.

Model releases are easy in Pond5 once you figure out their system.  When I uploaded my 3000 images there, I put each model in their own set and uploaded. For example, I created a folder on my computer for Jane Doe, one for Joe Blow, one for Ima Hooker, one for Sheza Teazer and one for Ivan Kutchkokov.  I uploaded these image folders via FTP so ONLY the one specific model showed up in my "ready to edit" section.  The you just easily attach that person's model release to that batch and submit.  Makes things A LOT easier and less confusing.  Only thing is that you have to do multiple uploads, but it is way speedier.  Then when all the model shots are done, I upload ALL non release images as one batch and submit.
Thank you for that.  I already have most of my images organized into folders according to model releases needed for when I uploaded to photodune but had forgotten about it.

You are most welcome.  The one thing I would ask P5 to do is to show an "attachment icon" after you attach releases, like a little paper clip or something.  Once you attach there is no confirmation symbol, so if you are loading a mix of model releases it is not visually possible to verify that you attached a model release.  That, in and of itself, can make it confusing.  Originally I found myself reattaching again and again because this old noggin couldn't remember if I attached or not.  Thus, I started doing what I described above.  I sure wish they'd fix that as a visual management feature.

palagarde

« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2013, 14:37 »
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Please, Pond5 merge with IStock and of course, stay at 50% royalties.
Thank you.


lisafx

« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2013, 19:08 »
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Please, Pond5 merge with IStock and of course, stay at 50% royalties.
Thank you.

Great post.  Would give you more than one +1 if I could :)

jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« Reply #105 on: March 10, 2013, 03:30 »
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I want to ask, how it will be with payments from Pond5 after merge, for people based in European Union? Will be those payments handled through Pond5 company based in USA, or will be payments to European Union countries handled by Czech branch office now?

In some countries like the one where I live Slovak Republic (European Union) - it makes a BIG difference, from bureaucratic, tax/law point of view, whether you make business with (whether you receive money from) company based in USA or company based in another member state of the European Union.

Czech Republic is member state of the European Union so from point of view of Slovak Republic (which is also member state of European Union), Czech Republic is another member state of European Union and thus paradoxically when you make business with (when you receive money from) company in Czech Republic (or any other member state of the European Union) it is MUCH MORE complicated from bureaucratic tax/law point of view! :( :o

On the other side to make business with company based in USA is something absolutely easy and simple from bureaucratic tax/law point of view when copared to making bussiness with company based in European Union.

So how it will be now?
Thank you for your answer!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 03:43 by jareso »


jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« Reply #107 on: March 10, 2013, 03:46 »
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Hi jareso, it would be handled by Swiss (non-EU) company Pond5 GmbH.

That is great!
Thank you for fast answer zager! :)

« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2013, 21:10 »
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I don't have all my photos at Pond5 set at the same price. What happens when they go to Pixmac? Does Pixmac sell at the same price as Pond5? Thanks.

« Reply #109 on: March 11, 2013, 02:22 »
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I don't have all my photos at Pond5 set at the same price. What happens when they go to Pixmac? Does Pixmac sell at the same price as Pond5? Thanks.

Yes.

« Reply #110 on: March 11, 2013, 10:45 »
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That's excellent news, Zager, thanks!

« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2013, 23:42 »
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@ Zager
I have images on Pixmac through the pp only. I would like to upload directly but I also want to choose my own pricing. When do you think this option will be available for vectors? Also if I start uploading now will I have the option to change the pricing when it does become available or will it only work for new uploads? Finally (since I'm not on Pond5) can I change the price on all of my images easily or will I need to do it one at a time.

Thanks

« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2013, 06:23 »
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may not be able to answer but once merged will pond / pixmac continue with the partner (fotolia from memory) or will its own collection be big enough to do without it?

« Reply #113 on: March 12, 2013, 06:52 »
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How long does it take to review images there?

« Reply #114 on: March 12, 2013, 08:21 »
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Started uploading there on the weekend, the first batch has been accepted today, so quite reasonable. The more interesting question is, how long it takes to sell the first licences  ;)

« Reply #115 on: March 12, 2013, 08:53 »
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I have images on Pixmac through the pp only. I would like to upload directly but I also want to choose my own pricing. When do you think this option will be available for vectors? Also if I start uploading now will I have the option to change the pricing when it does become available or will it only work for new uploads? Finally (since I'm not on Pond5) can I change the price on all of my images easily or will I need to do it one at a time.

Individual pricing at Pixmac should be available soon (guestimate 1-2 months). So the best option for vectors is to upload them to Pixmac and setup your own prices later. It makes sense to allow the prices to be set for existing files as well, in a comfortable way - thank you for suggestion.

may not be able to answer but once merged will pond / pixmac continue with the partner (fotolia from memory) or will its own collection be big enough to do without it?

We currently have 3 microstock partner agencies: FeaturePics, DepositPhotos & Yay Micro -  they are available at Pixmac already and later we will add them to Pond5 as well.

DC


« Reply #116 on: March 12, 2013, 09:59 »
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This is kind of off topic but I want to mention it since admins are looking at this thread.

It is soooooo annoying that Pond5 down cases all the IPTC data.  I know most people don't seem to care but I can't stand looking at my titles and descriptions all in lower case feel compelled to fix them all.

Furthermore, I include city and country in my IPTC data but these always show up blank after upload in Pond5.

What is particularly frustrating about these issues is that it would probably take about 2 lines of code to fix all of them.

« Reply #117 on: March 12, 2013, 10:12 »
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This is kind of off topic but I want to mention it since admins are looking at this thread.

It is soooooo annoying that Pond5 down cases all the IPTC data.  I know most people don't seem to care but I can't stand looking at my titles and descriptions all in lower case feel compelled to fix them all.

Furthermore, I include city and country in my IPTC data but these always show up blank after upload in Pond5.

What is particularly frustrating about these issues is that it would probably take about 2 lines of code to fix all of them.
+1

« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2013, 09:31 »
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I have uploaded most of my images to P5, but they are also on FP, do I need to do anything to insure that the images on Pixmac come from P5 instead of FP (at least the ones that are on both)?

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2013, 17:16 »
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I'm contributor at DepositPhotos, but I have (only) 4 images at Pixmac via DP. Should I upload my images to Pixmac directly?

« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2013, 01:52 »
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I'm contributor at DepositPhotos, but I have (only) 4 images at Pixmac via DP. Should I upload my images to Pixmac directly?

It would be faster. We're importing DP images with a delay because of capacity priorities on servers on both sides. In case you have your files there for longer time (6+ months) please contact user@pixmac.com to check that out.

« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2013, 16:11 »
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So content uploaded to Pixmac would be curated faster?  Because it now takes a month+ to get anything curated on Pond5 and it's getting worse, not better.

« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2013, 20:37 »
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I'm liking this merger news, but reading through this thread has given me a slight headache.  I've never registered with either Pond 5 or Pixmac, but I have portfolios on both DP and 123rf  (according to an older thread, Pond 5 was, maybe still is, a partner with 123rf).  Anyway, how can I find out if I have any images on Pond 5 or Pixmac?  I did some searches for both my user name as well as some keyword searches for my images, but came up with nothing.  Any suggestions, or should I e-mail them directly? 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 20:40 by Sedge »

« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2013, 02:23 »
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Hi Sledge, please email Lucy at lucie@pixmac.com with your username - Thx!

I'm liking this merger news, but reading through this thread has given me a slight headache.  I've never registered with either Pond 5 or Pixmac, but I have portfolios on both DP and 123rf  (according to an older thread, Pond 5 was, maybe still is, a partner with 123rf).  Anyway, how can I find out if I have any images on Pond 5 or Pixmac?  I did some searches for both my user name as well as some keyword searches for my images, but came up with nothing.  Any suggestions, or should I e-mail them directly?

« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2013, 18:44 »
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Thanks Zager, I'll do as you suggested.


 

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