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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2012, 06:22 »
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I wanted to start uploading there too and just noticed I have images there already. Does anyone knows which stocksite hast Pond5 as partner?

123RF. Contact them (Pond5), they will disable your 123RF port for you if you want to sell direct.

Thanks! I just sent an email to them. I hope it is possible to delete them gradually. I don't understand the FTP upload very well. Do you have to choose every time for a different ftp. Ftp , ftp 2, ftp3?


« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2012, 07:03 »
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No, they are just alternative servers. Choose one and keep it.

« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2012, 07:31 »
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had anyone worked out how to apply a template to many images at once. Apply video template doesn't work (file xxx is a sound clip error). When I make a sound template it gives me 'this is not a sound clip error'  ;)
Applying the template individually to files in the edit window works fine.

« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2012, 09:48 »
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How are you guys managing to add 2 model releases to photos. For me it always only accepts the first release i add :/

Dantheman, that should not be happening. Could you please describe the browser's behavior or any errors you get and send it in a short e-mail to our customer service at contact@pond5.com. We would like to resolve this. It's already a long process to tag your files, it shouldn't be more complicated than the necessary steps.

« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2012, 09:52 »
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HELP!  How does one go about attaching a MR to a photo when uploading?  I can't seem to find a way to upload a release or atach it.  Also, how do we make an image EDITORIAL?

Thanks for your help!!!



Roadrunner, please check the How do I Upload and Attach a Model or Property Release? knowledge base article at the url http://help.pond5.com/customer/portal/articles/295751. It has screenshots for visual reference.

Curator will make the image editorial. So just attach a quick note to the curator writing that a specific image is intended for editorial use.

« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2012, 09:56 »
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had anyone worked out how to apply a template to many images at once. Apply video template doesn't work (file xxx is a sound clip error). When I make a sound template it gives me 'this is not a sound clip error'  ;)
Applying the template individually to files in the edit window works fine.


Apologies, but we don't have templates worked out for images just yet. It is something we are actively working on right now. The workaround is to use CSVs: http://help.pond5.com/customer/portal/articles/625381

tab62

« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2012, 09:59 »
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Does anyone know how long a typical review of uploaded files take? I hope they are not like Veer  8)


Thanks


T

« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2012, 00:22 »
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Apologies, but we don't have templates worked out for images just yet. It is something we are actively working on right now. The workaround is to use CSVs: http://help.pond5.com/customer/portal/articles/625381

So far I have managed to apply the template one-by-one from the edit page. Takes a couple of seconds for each image, so still one of the fastest submission process in the industry.
One more thing that doesn't work for a long time now, for images as well as videos, is the view count. But I'm sure you know about it. ;)

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 02:21 »
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Review has taken about 5 days in my experience. 100% acceptance rate so far. Now just waiting on a sale... :)

« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2012, 10:20 »
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HELP!  How does one go about attaching a MR to a photo when uploading?  I can't seem to find a way to upload a release or atach it.  Also, how do we make an image EDITORIAL?

Thanks for your help!!!



Roadrunner, please check the How do I Upload and Attach a Model or Property Release? knowledge base article at the url http://help.pond5.com/customer/portal/articles/295751. It has screenshots for visual reference.

Curator will make the image editorial. So just attach a quick note to the curator writing that a specific image is intended for editorial use.



Good grief!  your uploading system is something else. Attaching MRs is a nightmare. Where does one start?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2012, 05:56 »
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Actually, I find that attaching releases is easy, quick, and simple, even for attaching multiple releases for photos containing more than one person.

« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2012, 08:07 »
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Actually, I find that attaching releases is easy, quick, and simple, even for attaching multiple releases for photos containing more than one person.

Glad I got you here!  when I upload images to pond5, I cant see them let alone find them. Do they accept images or is it strictly video?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2012, 06:19 »
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Until recently, they were strictly a video site, and I've been selling video there for years.  Now that they're selling photos, I'm uploading like there's no tomorrow.  When you go to your "uploads" page, there's a "type" button just below the search field.  If the type is video, that explains why you can't see your photos.  Change it to photos, and voila!

« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2012, 06:34 »
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Until recently, they were strictly a video site, and I've been selling video there for years.  Now that they're selling photos, I'm uploading like there's no tomorrow.  When you go to your "uploads" page, there's a "type" button just below the search field.  If the type is video, that explains why you can't see your photos.  Change it to photos, and voila!

Thanks a lot!  do you set your price at 10 dollars? it seems to be the most popular setting?

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2012, 22:28 »
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I'm setting mine at $15 for the largest size, with the price of smaller sizes set proportionately by the system.

« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 02:41 »
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I have two sales this week  :)

« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 08:55 »
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Hi Carl!

Have you checked out their sort order for stills pictures that is?  well I am a bit surprised!  bit of a nightmare actually. I uploaded lots Scientific and sci-fi images, model released and everything and whatever you upload in stills seem to end up on the very last pages, before that is tons and tons of just isolations and lots of really irrelevant material.

Basically they are a video supplier but I am beginning to wonder how long experience they have in picture and sort algorithms?

« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2012, 10:37 »
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I've also had a few stills sales at Pond5.  Seems like a nice place, well run, etc. 

« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2012, 11:12 »
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I'm always interested to hear about a new agency that actually makes some sales at a fair price.   

How smooth is the keyword/title/description process?  If it doesn't  read and accept the IPTC just about as-is, that's a non-starter for me.

« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2012, 12:54 »
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I'm always interested to hear about a new agency that actually makes some sales at a fair price.   

How smooth is the keyword/title/description process?  If it doesn't  read and accept the IPTC just about as-is, that's a non-starter for me.

Yes! so was I. heard some very good things about them so ofcourse I joined, only to find out from the community forum: the default search is all screwed up and changed in favour of new artists, the moneymaking pics are pushed aside and all in favour of giving others a chance.
Must say I have never heard such drivel in all my life. Its supposed to be a business not a charity. :-\

« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2012, 18:45 »
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How smooth is the keyword/title/description process?  If it doesn't  read and accept the IPTC just about as-is, that's a non-starter for me.

clean and smooth -- for a batch i just set a price and submit to curator - all the IPTC comes through fine

« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2012, 19:36 »
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For me the most im selling through them is illustration.  They pay really good for each sale.

DC


« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2012, 13:46 »
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clean and smooth -- for a batch i just set a price and submit to curator - all the IPTC comes through fine

All of my IPTC data comes through in lowercase so I have to manually edit the title and description.  Is that just me?

Also, the city and country come through blank even though I include those as well.

« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2012, 15:15 »
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All of my IPTC data comes through in lowercase so I have to manually edit the title and description.  Is that just me?...

I have the same problem. Very annoying.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2012, 15:50 »
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All of my IPTC data comes through in lowercase so I have to manually edit the title and description.  Is that just me?...

I have the same problem. Very annoying.

However annoying, in the end search engines are case-insensitive, so I'd just leave in lowercase (manual editing defeats the purpose of using IPTC to save time).


 

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