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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2012, 19:49 »
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So if you leave it at "1", what price does it default too when live?


« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2012, 11:40 »
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Please, read the entire post before asking questions  ;D

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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.

KB

« Reply #77 on: August 22, 2012, 11:51 »
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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.

Ah, $2. That's much better.

 ;D

« Reply #78 on: August 22, 2012, 11:58 »
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at 8$:

blog (569x857) $3.20
web (1139x1715) $4.40
print (1708x2572) $5.60
ultrahigh (2278x3430) $6.80
megahigh (2848x4288) $8

at 10$:

blog (569x857) $4
web (1139x1715) $5.50
print (1708x2572) $7
ultrahigh (2278x3430) $8.5
megahigh (2848x4288) $10

I believe they need to lower the blog/web prices

« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2012, 12:18 »
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This is rubbish.  We should choose the price of smallest size.
If I have only L size of some image because of cropping or other reason, price of blog size is extremely high (in microstock world) if 10 USD is set as default. I don't want to go through all the images to set price individually.

KB

« Reply #80 on: August 22, 2012, 13:28 »
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This is rubbish.  We should choose the price of smallest size.
If I have only L size of some image because of cropping or other reason, price of blog size is extremely high (in microstock world) if 10 USD is set as default. I don't want to go through all the images to set price individually.
I absolutely agree. And then the $2 minimum price ($1 commission) would be a decent one. I hope they consider changing that.

« Reply #81 on: August 22, 2012, 13:32 »
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I believe they need to lower the blog/web prices
Yeah, somebody already talk about that on the pond5 forum, just changing the quota and all done!!!
Can't wait to see the selling at pond 5, if they doing well, sellers can start to leave the unfair agencies, almost all!

« Reply #82 on: August 22, 2012, 13:43 »
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^^^There's several other sites that pay 50% commission.  Try GLStockImages, 52% commission and they already have stills buyers.  Pond5 is great for video but they seem like different markets.  Some of their buyers might want stills but I think it will take a long time for them to be competitive with the big microstock sites.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #83 on: August 22, 2012, 13:46 »
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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.

Ah, $2. That's much better.

 ;D

I didn't mean $2 is good. It's just the minimum price you can technically choose. In fact, I set everything at $9.

« Reply #84 on: August 22, 2012, 13:46 »
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Sharpshot, thanks for the advert, yes I'm selling video on Pond 5 too, Did you already tried GLstockimages?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 13:49 by Smithore »

« Reply #85 on: August 22, 2012, 14:47 »
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^^^There's several other sites that pay 50% commission.  Try GLStockImages, 52% commission and they already have stills buyers.  Pond5 is great for video but they seem like different markets.  Some of their buyers might want stills but I think it will take a long time for them to be competitive with the big microstock sites.

sure but its impossible not to imagine a good future (I guess) for them, arent they number 1 or 2 in terms of video? I believe we have a good chance here

KB

« Reply #86 on: August 22, 2012, 15:12 »
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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.

Ah, $2. That's much better.

 ;D

I didn't mean $2 is good. It's just the minimum price you can technically choose. In fact, I set everything at $9.

I didn't think you meant it was good. I was just being a bit sarcastic, as I don't see why they would allow such a low minimum price for maximum size. It hurts them, and it hurts contributors. $2 as a minimum websize pic is ok (though I'm sure there are plenty who would prefer an even lower price), but as a minimum price for max size, it just doesn't make sense to me.

« Reply #87 on: August 22, 2012, 17:45 »
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Sharpshot, thanks for the advert, yes I'm selling video on Pond 5 too, Did you already tried GLstockimages?
Yes, they don't sell a lot but they have slowly been increasing my earnings and I think they have a great site design.  Reviews are very quick and they accept more than most of the bigger sites.  I wish more buyers would switch to them from the sites that pay an appalling commission.

« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2012, 17:48 »
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^^^There's several other sites that pay 50% commission.  Try GLStockImages, 52% commission and they already have stills buyers.  Pond5 is great for video but they seem like different markets.  Some of their buyers might want stills but I think it will take a long time for them to be competitive with the big microstock sites.

sure but its impossible not to imagine a good future (I guess) for them, arent they number 1 or 2 in terms of video? I believe we have a good chance here
I hope so but some of the microstock sites have struggled to sell footage, so I wouldn't be surprised if Pond5 struggled with stills.

« Reply #89 on: August 23, 2012, 03:18 »
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I noticed lower and lower footage sell on the other sites (fotolia,revostock,shutterstock,istock...) these last months, Pond 5 seems to be the leader now.

ShadySue

« Reply #90 on: August 23, 2012, 05:35 »
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I hope so but some of the microstock sites have struggled to sell footage, so I wouldn't be surprised if Pond5 struggled with stills.
Their search is truly appalling, both from spam and from lack of any allowance for keyword phrasing. Even putting phrases into 'quotes' doesn't help.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 06:25 by ShadySue »

gillian vann

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« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2012, 06:22 »
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my brain hurts.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 06:32 by vannphoto »

« Reply #92 on: August 23, 2012, 06:32 »
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I noticed lower and lower footage sell on the other sites (fotolia,revostock,shutterstock,istock...) these last months, Pond 5 seems to be the leader now.
My footage portfolio isn't very commercial, I've sold more on Pond5 than anywhere else but haven't uploaded much this year and my sales have slowed down.  SS has picked up a bit and others are mentioning it in their forum.  Sold one with Reveostock this month, the first in a long time.  Didn't bother with FT and removed most of my clips from istock, as 15% commission is too low for me.

« Reply #93 on: August 24, 2012, 14:30 »
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Just got my 600 first photos accepted and online, let see... :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #94 on: August 24, 2012, 22:50 »
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Just got my 600 first photos accepted and online, let see... :)

Oh good, someone to test the water.

Write in a couple of months and tell me how it's going.  ;D

Wim

« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2012, 04:28 »
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Just got my 600 first photos accepted and online, let see... :)

Review time?
I might cancel my account if this will last a month or more, I'm not looking for another Crestock experience.
If an agency decides to take new media they should make sure they can handle the load first but we will see.

Thx

« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2012, 04:34 »
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Some of batches that I uploaded do not appear in uploads at all...

« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2012, 05:19 »
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I've sent my pictures last week, around 7-8 days ago.
Crestock ? What is it?  ;D
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 05:21 by Smithore »

Wim

« Reply #98 on: August 25, 2012, 05:22 »
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I've sent my pictures last week, around 7-8 days ago.
Crestock ? What is it?  ;D

Alright thanks, mine are in que since aug 20 so hopefully reviewed next week.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2012, 13:02 »
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didnt they partner with 123rf? if i have work on 123rf that is mirrored on p5 will that cause a conflict of interest??

I just received an email today from a curator saying: "We have found duplicates on our site of your work due to your recent submissions of images that you already distribute on our site via 123RF. Please confirm that we can take offline your entire 123rf portfolio on our site and approve subsequently your newer uploads."

So we have to decide now... Pond5 direct commission is much better but port is smaller (at least in the beginning); however, approval rate is good so far, so I will probably accept
« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 13:05 by microstockphoto.co.uk »


 

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