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« on: August 27, 2013, 07:30 »
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- is it a good idea to upload to pond5 if you are already there through 123rf?

- do they remove duplicates or keep both when you upload directly?

- do you recommend uploading directly?

« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 07:58 by cidepix »


« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 07:59 »
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Yes.  Pond 5 allows you to set your own prices.  Email them and ask that 123 images be removed...I think I recall someone in here saying to do that.  You can make a lot more money setting your own image pricing that what 123 pays.

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 17:23 »
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from P5 you get 50% of the sale price. Through 123RF - who knows, maybe as low as 30% of 50%.

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 17:39 »
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- is it a good idea to upload to pond5 if you are already there through 123rf?

- do they remove duplicates or keep both when you upload directly?

- do you recommend uploading directly?

Have they got their vector upload working yet? I don't remember hearing anything other than "soon", but that was awhile ago.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 17:47 by cthoman »

« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 17:41 »
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- is it a good idea to upload to pond5 if you are already there through 123rf?

- do they remove duplicates or keep both when you upload directly?

- do you recommend uploading directly?

Have they got there vector upload working yet? I don't remember hearing anything other than "soon", but that was awhile ago.

you are right! I discovered that later in the day.. no vector uploads yet..

« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 20:08 »
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If your files can sell as jpeg i would suggest you just upload jpeg first, they are probably running much behind schedule for this. I wrote to them and they said i could upload jpeg first, when the vector format comes i can just add it in, so i did, and they sell while waiting for the vector.
And of course you really dont want to upload via 123, instead of 50% your price (which i wouldn't set below 20$) you would get cents at 123!

« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 20:14 »
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thanks everyone for the info!

@asmai,

where would you place pond5 in terms of revenue? better than bigstock and/or canstock? if it is, then it's worth it..

(it might be different with my illustrations though.. some styles just go well as rasters)

« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 20:47 »
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thanks everyone for the info!

@asmai,

where would you place pond5 in terms of revenue? better than bigstock and/or canstock? if it is, then it's worth it..

(it might be different with my illustrations though.. some styles just go well as rasters)

It is about the level of Bigstock for me  before (i closed my account there), not as good as canstock, but it is because canstock doing pretty well for me. Pond5 is consistently better than Alamy for me, though. Also, the thing is sales at Pond5 are less often, but they give me the best satisfaction of all agencies, as i set a good price and i know exactly what i would get for a sale. Also, they give the buyers opportunity to contact you directly, i got my biggest sale ever through them, if i count that sale, it would be at the level of FT, and canstock for me.


« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 07:29 »
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 I had a portfolio on P5 via 123RF - but they are not partners any more - so my portfolio on P5 disappeared a few months ago - is it same for everybody or...?

« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 09:22 »
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A small note: Vectors are completed, we've tested it and right now we're only making some database changes so we can accept vectors in large scale. Give us some days/weeks hopefully. This step redefines the DB structure a bit. And once that's done, we have a green flag for vectors.

Personally, I can't wait :)

Thank you Zager, we cant wait. Please confirm that we have the possibility to add vector format to already uploaded jpegs. Thank you.

« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2013, 14:13 »
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I had a portfolio on P5 via 123RF - but they are not partners any more - so my portfolio on P5 disappeared a few months ago - is it same for everybody or...?

Some of my images are still there.. I will ask for removal if I submit there directly.. I am going to wait until vector submission are accepted..


« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 07:56 »
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To asmai: linking of files JPG+EPS will be added later as a feature, first launch will not have that feature yet.

As for reselling: Pond5 currently distributes microstock content from YayMicro, DepositPhotos and FeaturePics. 123RF content is not there anymore as the partnership was terminated in the past. We also distribute traditional RF agencies.

Thanks, Zager

One more question regarding patter sale: I have a smaller port on Depositphoto, what then happens to the duplicates? I definitely do not want my own pics from Deposit to compete with the ones i upload directly on Pond5.

« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 09:18 »
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One more question regarding partner sale: I have a smaller port on Depositphoto, what then happens to the duplicates? I definitely do not want my own pics from Deposit to compete with the ones i upload directly on Pond5.

Just let our support know your user ID's on those three sites and they'll deactivate the ports from external partners. On YayMicro you can deactivate it on their site as well. I'm not sure about Feature and Deposit.

« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2013, 11:14 »
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One more question regarding partner sale: I have a smaller port on Depositphoto, what then happens to the duplicates? I definitely do not want my own pics from Deposit to compete with the ones i upload directly on Pond5.

Just let our support know your user ID's on those three sites and they'll deactivate the ports from external partners. On YayMicro you can deactivate it on their site as well. I'm not sure about Feature and Deposit.

Thank you, i just did.


 

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