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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2014, 14:06 »
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Sounds interesting....

I found the PR article, you can see who is the co founder, and if you google you'll find out some interesting projects of his.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Crated-art-marketplace/sell-art-online/prweb11794194.htm

I was reading another article on mashable about a company that turns small facebooks pics into wall art...and If I'm not mistaken the same cofounder?

http://mashable.com/2012/03/13/canvaspop-facebook-pictures-into-canvas-prints/

Interesting stuff.




« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2014, 18:50 »
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I joined, uploading seems ok ... sizes I have not looked into.
IPTC reading would have been nice.
Search for keywords gives odd results.
Having an option to find specific artists  would be great as well.
Lack of watermark is a bit of a worry.
I will be interested to see how it goes.

https://www.crated.com/hereswendy (coming soon lol)

« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2014, 19:23 »
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I joined, uploading seems ok ... sizes I have not looked into.
IPTC reading would have been nice.
Search for keywords gives odd results.
Having an option to find specific artists  would be great as well.
Lack of watermark is a bit of a worry.
I will be interested to see how it goes.

https://www.crated.com/hereswendy (coming soon lol)

Did they HEAVILY curate your images?

« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2014, 19:28 »
+1
I joined, uploading seems ok ... sizes I have not looked into.
IPTC reading would have been nice.
Search for keywords gives odd results.
Having an option to find specific artists  would be great as well.
Lack of watermark is a bit of a worry.
I will be interested to see how it goes.

https://www.crated.com/hereswendy (coming soon lol)

Did they HEAVILY curate your images?

We can joke, but I hope they do maintain high standards.  FAA is just stacked to the rafters with repetitious  junk. 

« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2014, 17:18 »
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Just got my acceptance email so I'll give it a try and see how it goes.  8)

« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2014, 17:22 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 17:27 by DF_Studios »

« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2014, 17:52 »
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I joined, uploading seems ok ... sizes I have not looked into.
IPTC reading would have been nice.
Search for keywords gives odd results.
Having an option to find specific artists  would be great as well.
Lack of watermark is a bit of a worry.
I will be interested to see how it goes.

https://www.crated.com/hereswendy (coming soon lol)

Did they HEAVILY curate your images?

We can joke, but I hope they do maintain high standards.  FAA is just stacked to the rafters with repetitious  junk.

I'm not joking.  Heavily curating in my mind is a lot like Stocksy, being not just selective on the physical quality of the image but the content.  And my half whit comment really was based on what I already knew...there was really no way a start up in fine art prints can heavily curate unless they have tons of curators.  otherwise they would not have enough images to attract ample buyers in a volume large enough to compete with FAA.  I do hope they do well, though.  I will apply.  I stopped getting sales on FAA about nine months ago, not a single sale.  All my new uploads go right to the back pages. 

So while I poke a little fun at Crated, I hope they do things well and attract customers. It's worth a try.

Their Facebook is no longer active and sign up sharing to FB is also not working.

 
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 18:37 by Mantis »

« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2014, 18:40 »
+3
FAA allows just about anything.  Search for jewelry and you'll find blurry pictures of necklaces someone is trying to sell like its Etsy.

It gets depressing when you are trying to put up quality work.  Kind of like trying to sell fine art at a flea market.

« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2014, 19:11 »
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FAA allows just about anything.  Search for jewelry and you'll find blurry pictures of necklaces someone is trying to sell like its Etsy.

It gets depressing when you are trying to put up quality work.  Kind of like trying to sell fine art at a flea market.

Agreed.

« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2014, 19:30 »
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Their Facebook is no longer active and sign up sharing to FB is also not working.

No their FB page is still there, I just looked at it. 

« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2014, 19:33 »
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Their Facebook is no longer active and sign up sharing to FB is also not working.

No their FB page is still there, I just looked at it.

Hmmm tried to get there from their page. That link must be broken.

« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2014, 20:19 »
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Why do none of these freaken art sites read IPTC ?!?!!?!?!?

Yeah I just tried to upload one and saw that right away.  Didn't matter at this time, because the upload never completed :-)   but of course it's a beta site, not expecting things to work smoothly all the time.

I just sent Crated an email, asking about IPTC data, and also whether images would be forced to standard sizes (5x7, 8x10).   I said that both these issues are potential non-starters for me.   And by "potential non-starters" I mean total, absolute non-starters.

Hey Guys,

My name's Steve and I'm the community ambassador for Crated, I just notice this thread and thought I'd jump on and answer a few questions it that's ok.

Since the PetaPixel article we've had a HUGE increase in beta application and that has also meant a lot of great feedback from photographers and artists. One of the things we heard time and again was IPTC integration, so we listened :)

Tomorrow (tentatively) all uploads will get IPTC data read and transferred for titles, decriptions, tags.

Hope to see you over on Crated.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2014, 20:24 »
+1
Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2014, 20:26 »
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Their Facebook is no longer active and sign up sharing to FB is also not working.


No their FB page is still there, I just looked at it.


Hmmm tried to get there from their page. That link must be broken.


Sorry about that, we fixed the link in our footer but for those who aren't signed up yet:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/getcrated
Twitter: https://twitter.com/getcrated
IG: http://instagram.com/getcrated

« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2014, 20:32 »
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the search engine (results) is awful, it's showing pictures that haven't got the keywords searched for

Since we're in the very early stages of the community we did have our search 'fuziness' turned up until we reached an amount of images and works that would return results under most searches. We'll definitely be dialling this back as we continue to get more uploads etc and the search should be acting much more 'normal' by the time we launch in a few weeks.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2014, 20:38 »
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Why do none of these freaken art sites read IPTC ?!?!!?!?!?

Yeah I just tried to upload one and saw that right away.  Didn't matter at this time, because the upload never completed :-)   but of course it's a beta site, not expecting things to work smoothly all the time.

I just sent Crated an email, asking about IPTC data, and also whether images would be forced to standard sizes (5x7, 8x10).   I said that both these issues are potential non-starters for me.   And by "potential non-starters" I mean total, absolute non-starters.

What is their email? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you!

Hey BD,

My personal email is stephen[at]crated[dot]com, feel free to contact me with any questions etc.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2014, 21:01 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

Oh.

So I can upload all I want - but unless Crated likes an image and chooses to present it, it won't appear in search results?

I thought I'd been 'approved' in some sense already, because Crated requested a portfolio link, then sent me an 'approval' email.   So how and when would I find out if a photo has been approved for search?

I already have a web site that no one looks at - guess I don't need another...
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 21:38 by stockastic »

BD

« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2014, 21:19 »
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Why do none of these freaken art sites read IPTC ?!?!!?!?!?

Yeah I just tried to upload one and saw that right away.  Didn't matter at this time, because the upload never completed :-)   but of course it's a beta site, not expecting things to work smoothly all the time.

I just sent Crated an email, asking about IPTC data, and also whether images would be forced to standard sizes (5x7, 8x10).   I said that both these issues are potential non-starters for me.   And by "potential non-starters" I mean total, absolute non-starters.

What is their email? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you!

Hey BD,

My personal email is stephen[at]crated[dot]com, feel free to contact me with any questions etc.

Cheers,
Steve

Hello Steve,

Thank you for your response. I sent you an email two day ago. I am having trouble uploading my images. Do we need to crop to certain proportions? All of my vertical images look wonky when I try to upload them. It looks like they are being made shorter and wider. They are the same proportions as my horizontal images, which look like they will be fine. These are standard sizes from a dslr camera.

Thank you,
BD

« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2014, 01:06 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

really? that doesn't sound exciting, its a new feature in POD sites I guess, it will be a major turn down, I have submitted a picture a few days ago, how can I know if I passed the "curation"?

guess you need to erase that cool (sarcasm) feature and give exposure to all pictures (if you don't like them just reject them), don't forget we as stock photographers are quite worried about not having a watermark and the lack of IPTC isn't great too

anyway thanks for showing up here at MSG

« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2014, 07:18 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

really? that doesn't sound exciting, its a new feature in POD sites I guess, it will be a major turn down, I have submitted a picture a few days ago, how can I know if I passed the "curation"?

guess you need to erase that cool (sarcasm) feature and give exposure to all pictures (if you don't like them just reject them), don't forget we as stock photographers are quite worried about not having a watermark and the lack of IPTC isn't great too

anyway thanks for showing up here at MSG

The curation isn't done on a per-image basis, so if you are 'approved' ie curated-in, then all your current and future images are indexed etc.

As I said we allow any and all artists to create their gallery and sell through Crated, our curation will help us offer and inspire customers to buy art.

I totally understand photographers concerns about watermarks, and in these early stages we're always in discussion about features and functionality to add so it could be offered down the road. We realize that it could be a deal-breaker for some but we've had a great response so far from our beta-artists.

As I mentioned in another comment last night, IPTC integration is going live today too :)

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2014, 07:26 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

Oh.

So I can upload all I want - but unless Crated likes an image and chooses to present it, it won't appear in search results?

I thought I'd been 'approved' in some sense already, because Crated requested a portfolio link, then sent me an 'approval' email.   So how and when would I find out if a photo has been approved for search?

I already have a web site that no one looks at - guess I don't need another...

The curation isn't done on a per-image basis, so if you are 'approved' ie curated-in, then all your current and future images are indexed etc. We send an email notification if/when you are approved too.

The nice thing about Crated (not different from other POD sites) is that we have a team here that is dedicated to getting people and customers to the site to get exposure for our artists. A lot of factors can help convert this traffic into sales and we're working on maximizing that with an online gallery that is visually appealing, a community that is engaged and active, and a product(s) that is the best quality on the market.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2014, 07:29 »
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Why do none of these freaken art sites read IPTC ?!?!!?!?!?

Yeah I just tried to upload one and saw that right away.  Didn't matter at this time, because the upload never completed :-)   but of course it's a beta site, not expecting things to work smoothly all the time.

I just sent Crated an email, asking about IPTC data, and also whether images would be forced to standard sizes (5x7, 8x10).   I said that both these issues are potential non-starters for me.   And by "potential non-starters" I mean total, absolute non-starters.

What is their email? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you!

Hey BD,

My personal email is stephen[at]crated[dot]com, feel free to contact me with any questions etc.

Cheers,
Steve

Hello Steve,

Thank you for your response. I sent you an email two day ago. I am having trouble uploading my images. Do we need to crop to certain proportions? All of my vertical images look wonky when I try to upload them. It looks like they are being made shorter and wider. They are the same proportions as my horizontal images, which look like they will be fine. These are standard sizes from a dslr camera.

Thank you,
BD

Oh sorry about that, can you PM me your email address?

« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2014, 07:34 »
+1
I've applied three times and not gotten any response.

« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2014, 09:20 »
+1
Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?

To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.

Oh.

So I can upload all I want - but unless Crated likes an image and chooses to present it, it won't appear in search results?

I thought I'd been 'approved' in some sense already, because Crated requested a portfolio link, then sent me an 'approval' email.   So how and when would I find out if a photo has been approved for search?

I already have a web site that no one looks at - guess I don't need another...

The curation isn't done on a per-image basis, so if you are 'approved' ie curated-in, then all your current and future images are indexed etc. We send an email notification if/when you are approved too.

The nice thing about Crated (not different from other POD sites) is that we have a team here that is dedicated to getting people and customers to the site to get exposure for our artists. A lot of factors can help convert this traffic into sales and we're working on maximizing that with an online gallery that is visually appealing, a community that is engaged and active, and a product(s) that is the best quality on the market.

Cheers,
Steve

Thanks but... I think I'm still a bit confused.  I got an email saying "you've been invited to join", I've uploaded a few photos, but they don't show up in search.  So apparently I'm in un-curated limbo until some future time when Crated looks at those photos, or at the portfolio link I supplied.

I guess I'll just put Crated on my list of future possibilities for now.

[sound of air being let out of balloon...]

« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2014, 09:26 »
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Curated - looked at the website of my images before acceptance.  Not individually curated.  Unless there is something I don't see.   I think a lot of it is done by the other artists on the site?


To clarify what curation means on Crated a little, we will be allow anyone to create an account and gallery on Crated, and it's completely free. However all art uploaded is view and curated for the sites discover flow and search indexing. So we curate the art that shows to buyers in those too areas. Artists whos work is not approved into search etc can certainly still link and share their galleries using our tools and their gallery url though.

Hope that help :)

Cheers.
Steve - Community ambassador @ Crated.


Oh.

So I can upload all I want - but unless Crated likes an image and chooses to present it, it won't appear in search results?

I thought I'd been 'approved' in some sense already, because Crated requested a portfolio link, then sent me an 'approval' email.   So how and when would I find out if a photo has been approved for search?

I already have a web site that no one looks at - guess I don't need another...


The curation isn't done on a per-image basis, so if you are 'approved' ie curated-in, then all your current and future images are indexed etc. We send an email notification if/when you are approved too.

The nice thing about Crated (not different from other POD sites) is that we have a team here that is dedicated to getting people and customers to the site to get exposure for our artists. A lot of factors can help convert this traffic into sales and we're working on maximizing that with an online gallery that is visually appealing, a community that is engaged and active, and a product(s) that is the best quality on the market.

Cheers,
Steve


Thanks but... I think I'm still a bit confused.  I got an email saying "you've been invited to join", I've uploaded a few photos, but they don't show up in search.  So apparently I'm in un-curated limbo until some future time when Crated looks at those photos, or at the portfolio link I supplied.

I guess I'll just put Crated on my list of future possibilities for now.

[sound of air being let out of balloon...]


We curate based on the images uploaded to Crated, not the beta-application form. If you aren't curated into search/featured categories you still have an account and can share and sell as any other artist can.

Here's a link to the help article on the topic: http://support.crated.com/hc/en-us/articles/201669104

Let me know if I can further clarify anything.

Cheers,
Stephen


 

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