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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2012, 07:26 »
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Anyone know what the deal will be for Extended Licences?

>> 50 Percent Commissions on All Sales. Simple, straightforward and very competitive in the stock industry.

but I dont see an option for EL purchase


« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2012, 00:16 »
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how about eps vector? do they accept it?

« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2012, 04:23 »
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In the email I got it said that they don't yet accept vector files.  I uploaded a test illustration just a jpg and not in adobe 1998 colorspace just to see if it goes through or not.  I will post back once it gets reviewed.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2012, 13:09 »
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I have had a long set of discussions with support. Here is the summary:

1. sRGB is OK - they accept that.
2. You can disable your 123RF portfolio, which only pays out at the 123 rate, by emailing support, telling them your Pond5 and 123 IDs and they will do so. That will start you from a clean plate.
3. You have to set the prices of all your images - the going rate seems to be $10 from what I see. You will get 50% of that. Not sure about Enhanced/extended licenses. You can upload via FTP and then change the prices of the entire batch using one of the commands at the bottom of the upload page. You can also add Model releases the same way.
4. No categories - not even editorial. Their reviewers decide if something is editorial as they review it.
5. I think review times are very long at present because of the new uploads.

Steve

« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2012, 13:12 »
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I have had a long set of discussions with support. Here is the summary:

1. sRGB is OK - they accept that.
2. You can disable your 123RF portfolio, which only pays out at the 123 rate, by emailing support, telling them your Pond5 and 123 IDs and they will do so. That will start you from a clean plate.
3. You have to set the prices of all your images - the going rate seems to be $10 from what I see. You will get 50% of that. Not sure about Enhanced/extended licenses. You can upload via FTP and then change the prices of the entire batch using one of the commands at the bottom of the upload page. You can also add Model releases the same way.
4. No categories - not even editorial. Their reviewers decide if something is editorial as they review it.
5. I think review times are very long at present because of the new uploads.

Steve

exactly! I have been waiting for review since this topic is open! well written, thanks for taking the time :)

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2012, 13:32 »
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Quote
exactly! I have been waiting for review since this topic is open! well written, thanks for taking the time

Thanks! I like to watch a post wander around for three pages, gathering moss, and then give a succinct answer!

Steve

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2012, 14:12 »
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I've been selling video clips on Pond5 for quite some time, and I've been very pleased with the site and the personnel.  I've been waiting for a long time for them to accept photos, and I've submitted my first batch with great anticipation.  If all goes well, I'll probably cease uploading on all sites except SS and Pond5.  I'll give serious consideration to being exclusive to Pond5 because the benefits of setting my own price and getting 50% are rather obvious, and unmatched anywhere else that I'm aware of.  If Pond5 is the catalyst for turning around our race to the bottom, then this is cause for celebration.  If not, I'll just run the other direction with P5, and the others can keep doing what they're doing, but they'll do it without me.   :)

« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2012, 14:18 »
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I like pond5 but having to manually input the creation date and camera model is time consuming and lame.  Especially since the info is already in the photo exif.  Anyone try submitting without inputting that info? 

« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2012, 14:49 »
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^^^Yes, you can leave those bits blank.

« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2012, 21:37 »
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the $10 is the lowest price it will accept - -- looks like it's treatingimages as footage

« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2012, 03:23 »
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^^^I did use $6 to start with but then decided to change it to $10.  $10 is still low priced because that's for full size, blog size sells for $1.  Going any lower doesn't seem worth it.

Wim

« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2012, 04:20 »
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Alright, signed up, so far all went very smooth, let's hope reviews are fast and consistent and sales will follow.

« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2012, 04:48 »
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it seems there is no way to batch process all the files with IPTC data?

« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2012, 06:16 »
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I've put 10$ too, but the blog size goes from 2 to 4 $, depending of the picture maximum size, seems too high for the smallest size.
Somebody ask in the Pond5 forum to let the seller set the prices for all formats by default.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2012, 07:51 »
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it seems there is no way to batch process all the files with IPTC data?

I spent a few hours submitting photos one by one, then found out a way to batch submit eventually (I swear it wasn't there yesterday!):

1. select all photos

2. from the drop-down list "Actions:" at the bottom choose "set price"

3. from the drop-down list "Actions:" (again) choose "send to curator"

« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2012, 08:05 »
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it seems there is no way to batch process all the files with IPTC data?

I spent a few hours submitting photos one by one, then found out a way to batch submit eventually (I swear it wasn't there yesterday!):

1. select all photos

2. from the drop-down list "Actions:" at the bottom choose "set price"

3. from the drop-down list "Actions:" (again) choose "send to curator"

its there at least from the openning of this thread :)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2012, 08:11 »
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its there at least from the openning of this thread :)

Nice to know that I just wasted a few hours...  :D
anyway when I look at the site from my android tablet I still can't get past the first 4 elements in the list, probably a browser issue. Everything works fine from Firefox on my regular desktop pc.

« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2012, 08:17 »
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I've put 10$ too, but the blog size goes from 2 to 4 $, depending of the picture maximum size, seems too high for the smallest size.
Somebody ask in the Pond5 forum to let the seller set the prices for all formats by default.

+1. When I try to set price to 8, blog size is 4.40. It's nice, but expensive.
Is there any way how to change the prices to usual 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10?

« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2012, 08:21 »
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I've put 10$ too, but the blog size goes from 2 to 4 $, depending of the picture maximum size, seems too high for the smallest size.
Somebody ask in the Pond5 forum to let the seller set the prices for all formats by default.

+1. When I try to set price to 8, blog size is 4.40. It's nice, but expensive.
Is there any way how to change the prices to usual 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10?

contact them, perhaps they can help

« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2012, 17:16 »
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Alright, signed up, so far all went very smooth, let's hope reviews are fast and consistent and sales will follow.
I don't think reviews will be fast.  Video reviews can take weeks.  They'll have a huge amount of stills to wade through now.  If the reviews are like video, it will take a great effort to get a rejection, they seem to accept everything.

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2012, 00:18 »
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when setting the price, mine comes up with the default as being "1". So are we setting the MINIMUM price, or the Maximum price?

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2012, 01:10 »
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when setting the price, mine comes up with the default as being "1". So are we setting the MINIMUM price, or the Maximum price?

The default is $1 but it's too low: you'll get an error message if you try to submit. It must be at least $2.

We are setting the price for the maximum picture size; price for smaller sizes will be automatically scaled.

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2012, 02:41 »
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Cheers, gotta go back and fix mine up then!

KB

« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2012, 11:58 »
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when setting the price, mine comes up with the default as being "1". So are we setting the MINIMUM price, or the Maximum price?

The default is $1 but it's too low: you'll get an error message if you try to submit. It must be at least $2.

We are setting the price for the maximum picture size; price for smaller sizes will be automatically scaled.
So the default price for the maximum picture size is $1?  :o  What are they thinking by setting it at that?

« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2012, 14:03 »
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It's not a real default price, the "1" means you don't have set the price!!


 

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