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SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« on: April 11, 2013, 14:31 »
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Is there a batch edit option? If not, is it worth uploading and individually editing every single image?


« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 14:41 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:46 by Audi 5000 »

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 14:42 »
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do they have batch editing capabilities?

« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 15:03 »
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You can create a template and then I think use the template for batch edits. Havent tried it yet though. I just make sure all the data is in IPTC and I use batch edit to set the price. works for me.

Poncke

« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 15:03 »
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do they have batch editing capabilities?
Yes but limited, it gave me a headache.

Poncke

« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 15:04 »
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You can create a template and then I think use the template for batch edits. Havent tried it yet though. I just make sure all the data is in IPTC and I use batch edit to set the price. works for me.
There is no photo editing template, only video audio and software

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 15:23 »
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ugh - well, sorry, but I'm not spending hours uploading. if they want our work, it's gotta be easier than that

« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 01:11 »
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It's not that big a task, if you upload small batches.  I upload my best selling images to sites first.  As most of us make most of our money from the best 10% or less of images, getting them on a site can trigger some sales.  Then it doesn't feel like such a chore uploading the rest.

I haven't had a lot of stills sales with P5 yet but someone downloaded a few one day and with 50% commission, it beat some of the lower earning sites.

« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 06:52 »
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Judging by the poll results you would need to contribute to all 20 of those sites to get close to the same income you were making before.  Besides that Pond5 seems like one of the good guys with 50% royalties and you can sell your work for more than a quarter.

Exactly why I have been promoting them, Tickstock. Volume is still an issue but my images are priced from $10 to $20.  I recently had a $20 sale with a $10 commission.  Yesterday I had two downloads, not as big, but made $6.  That's as much as I make on Stockfresh in a month. When people call a sits "fair" because they offer 50% royalties, that only half fair :o  It's the sites like P5 who place the pricing responsibilities in the hands of the contributor, also putting the onus on them to price their images competitively.  It's kind of a shared responsibility.  And I believe that on P5 buyers can simply purchase one single image and not have to invest in packages (subs or credit), making it a very attractive buyer alternative to some other sites.

« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 08:30 »
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Sorry, I didn't know the template was not available for photos. I just uploaded my first photo batch two weeks ago and didn't try to use a template.

I hope they improve the interface. The sooner they do it, the more great stuff they will get.

« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 08:41 »
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I've created video template and it works just fine for me when applied on batch of photos (for setting price etc.).

« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 09:57 »
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I've created video template and it works just fine for me when applied on batch of photos (for setting price etc.).

The Video Template doesn't allow you to set the same price for all sizes. Bummer!

« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 11:06 »
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I've created video template and it works just fine for me when applied on batch of photos (for setting price etc.).

Not here.  It tells me my first image is a sound clip and fails.

« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 11:37 »
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I have started uploading to pond5 a while ago, no file is online yet as the review process seems  takes very long.To be honest uploading process hasn't been very pleasant especially until you figure out how things work there but I will definitely give them a go. Let's see.

ShadySue

« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 11:58 »
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I've created video template and it works just fine for me when applied on batch of photos (for setting price etc.).

Not here.  It tells me my first image is a sound clip and fails.
Best laugh I've had all day (sorry Sean!)

Poncke

« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 12:03 »
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I've created video template and it works just fine for me when applied on batch of photos (for setting price etc.).

Not here.  It tells me my first image is a sound clip and fails.
Exactly !!! Been saying this for 6 months, well not constantly, but alas

« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 13:47 »
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Alright.  I put up several hundred.  Let's see what happens.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 23:19 »
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^ you're faster than me. I have 300 uploaded, and I haven't gone back in since I realized I have to go through them one by one. ugh, I'll tackle it at some point, the royalty rate is good enough to lure me, but there's really no excuse for a bad upload system today.

« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2013, 07:25 »
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I didn't go through them one by one.  Is there something you have to do that for?

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2013, 08:16 »
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how did you upload? I have mine uploaded, metadata embedded. but it still wants me to set price etc., individually.

« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2013, 08:30 »
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On that main upload page, you can just select all and set the price, send to queue, etc.

« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2013, 08:46 »
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On that main upload page, you can just select all and set the price, send to queue, etc.

What's The highest Price you can set in P5??? $20??? Is there any figure beyond that?

« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2013, 08:52 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:46 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2013, 09:04 »
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I set all mine to $25.

Poncke

« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2013, 09:11 »
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On that main upload page, you can just select all and set the price, send to queue, etc.


What's The highest Price you can set in P5??? $20??? Is there any figure beyond that?

Blend has this one set to $525 and it's sold twice. http://www.pond5.com/photo/11465511/hispanic-family-eating-fast-food-restaurant.html
Must be the keyword spamming


 

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