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Ron

« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2014, 09:35 »
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I am still confused.


But the lack of a watermark, incorrect display of thumbnails, limited available sizes and not knowing where my work is curated or not, in the search or not, whatever it means, means I will not submit my images.


« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2014, 09:39 »
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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.

...

Let me know if I can further clarify anything.

Cheers,
Stephen

I suggest that if you're doing it this way, you send out emails on acceptance AND rejection, so we know where we stand.  I expect you'll get many applicants like myself who have no outside promotion and would be relying on keyword search for any sales and would have no other reason to want to be at Crated. 

I uploaded a number of photos, but apparently didn't get 'curated'.  If I'd understood the system I'd have uploaded a very different group of images right at the start - but I thought the portfolio link would be used for approval.   So now I don't know what to do - whether to give up, keep waiting, upload something different... 


« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 10:00 by stockastic »

« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2014, 09:40 »
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I am still confused.


But the lack of a watermark, incorrect display of thumbnails, limited available sizes and not knowing where my work is curated or not, in the search or not, whatever it means, means I will not submit my images.

No worries,

To clarify though, thumbnails do display correctly - as the full image (not cropped to square). Some users might see minor bugs in some older browsers that we are fixing shortly. All artists are notified by email the minute they are curated too.


Ron

« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2014, 09:43 »
+1
Its still very confusing, how does the process work exactly?

Will there be a watermark?

If you want to compete with FAA you need to offer custom size work. My panoramas are never standard ratios, for example.

« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2014, 09:49 »
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Its still very confusing, how does the process work exactly?

Will there be a watermark?

If you want to compete with FAA you need to offer custom size work. My panoramas are never standard ratios, for example.

Hey Ron,

We currently do not watermark image on the site but only reveal a low-res version and protect from right-click and drag.

We offer custom sizes. Our site will offer available sizes in a range (small med large) based on the aspect ratio of the image so that there is no cropping.

« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2014, 11:05 »
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We currently do not watermark image on the site but only reveal a low-res version and protect from right-click and drag.

We offer custom sizes. Our site will offer available sizes in a range (small med large) based on the aspect ratio of the image so that there is no cropping.

Stephen,
I'm excited that I've been invited to join but am also concerned about the lack of a watermark. As with everyone on this forum, I license hundreds of images for the web each month, so someone being able to steal a low-res unwatermarked image via a screengrab is still a concern.

Hope that is something you will consider more carefully. Even a small watermark will let people determine if the file has been stolen vs. licensed legitimately from a stock site, so infringers can be chased down.

Thanks for staying in the loop here and listening to our concerns.

« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2014, 14:50 »
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Stephen,


ITPC: Had to input info manually today. When do you expect to have the ITPC reader online?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 15:02 by wordplanet »

« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2014, 15:22 »
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Stephen,


ITPC: Had to input info manually today. When do you expect to have the ITPC reader online?

Happy to say that ITPC officially went live at 3:23pm today. So it should be active for all users now, sorry about that you must have just missed it on that upload.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2014, 18:30 »
+3
All artists are notified by email the minute they are curated too.

Do you also notify artists if they do not 'pass' the curation process?

Too many agencies leave you in limbo nowadays as to whether you've been accepted, or not....

« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2014, 18:39 »
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Haven't test ITPC yet but love that you've responded so quickly.

Echoing the sentiments that we'd like to know when we're rejected as well as accepted (even better if we could be given some idea as to why). 

Also, if our initial 10-20 uploads are rejected, is our gallery ever considered again for curation or are we forever in the reject pile?  Again, if I know the reasons for initial rejection, I can work to improve and upload better in the future, which surely benefits both Crated and artists.

« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2014, 02:58 »
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IPTC isn't working properly, the only field importing well is the tags (keywords)

title goes blank and the description has a ton more things

I have IPTC and XMP on my files

« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2014, 07:51 »
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All artists are notified by email the minute they are curated too.

Do you also notify artists if they do not 'pass' the curation process?

Too many agencies leave you in limbo nowadays as to whether you've been accepted, or not....

We keep artists that have not been approved in queue so there's not a point of rejection per-se. We monitor sales, traffic, shares, and future uploads and continually have the option of approval for non-curated artsits.

« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2014, 07:55 »
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IPTC isn't working properly, the only field importing well is the tags (keywords)

title goes blank and the description has a ton more things

I have IPTC and XMP on my files

We've found a few bugs in the first 12 hours of the feature that are being resolved.

If possible, could you use the 'beta-feedback' link in the footer to provide these types of messages since we can't monitor forums as much as actively as we'd like.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2014, 08:38 »
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IPTC isn't working properly, the only field importing well is the tags (keywords)

title goes blank and the description has a ton more things

I have IPTC and XMP on my files

We've found a few bugs in the first 12 hours of the feature that are being resolved.

If possible, could you use the 'beta-feedback' link in the footer to provide these types of messages since we can't monitor forums as much as actively as we'd like.

Cheers,
Steve

done that seconds ago but haven't got a message on site saying it went over, cheers!

looks like it have been sent!
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 09:05 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2014, 10:04 »
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All artists are notified by email the minute they are curated too.

Do you also notify artists if they do not 'pass' the curation process?

Too many agencies leave you in limbo nowadays as to whether you've been accepted, or not....

We keep artists that have not been approved in queue so there's not a point of rejection per-se. We monitor sales, traffic, shares, and future uploads and continually have the option of approval for non-curated artsits.

Stephen,

IMHO, this is unnecessarily confusing, vague and mysterious.   I think you'll be getting an awful lot of emails from people saying "I created a gallery, why am I not showing up in search?" and "I just uploaded some new photos, will you look at them?".   

At minimum, Crated needs to make all of this clear right at the start, when an account is created.   

The signup page requests a portfolio link - why not just cut to the chase, look at that portfolio and give a thumbs up/thumbs down right away?

I really like the look of Crated,  and there's an obvious opening for a new player in POD.  But I can't see creating and promoting a personal gallery with big 'Search' and 'Discover' boxes at the top that will only show my visitors photos by other photographers. And I don't know what Crated's curators are looking for, so I can't really get in the game.   

I'll keep Crated in mind but will put it on the back burner until things are clearer.



« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2014, 10:37 »
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Hi Stephen,

I filled out the application, provided a portfolio link and was invited to join. Does that mean I'm approved and will appear in search? Or is this step 1 of a process? I uploaded a couple of things, but I can't find them via the search.

Thanks.

« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2014, 10:40 »
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Hi Stephen,

I filled out the application, provided a portfolio link and was invited to join. Does that mean I'm approved and will appear in search? Or is this step 1 of a process? I uploaded a couple of things, but I can't find them via the search.

Thanks.

The application filled out is to access out beta, so the invitation gets you an account. We base the curation on your Crated gallery so we take a look at your uploads and you will receive an email notification if you are approved and indexed into search etc.

Cheers,
Steve

« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2014, 11:04 »
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Hi Stephen,

I filled out the application, provided a portfolio link and was invited to join. Does that mean I'm approved and will appear in search? Or is this step 1 of a process? I uploaded a couple of things, but I can't find them via the search.

Thanks.

The application filled out is to access out beta, so the invitation gets you an account. We base the curation on your Crated gallery so we take a look at your uploads and you will receive an email notification if you are approved and indexed into search etc.

Cheers,
Steve

I also thought I was approved when I had got the invitation to get an account, after you had checked my portfolio elsewhere. I have uploaded a gallery, but not my very best images, because you do not add watermarks yet. What happens if I will not be accepted with these initial images, will there be another chance soon?

« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2014, 11:08 »
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Hi Stephen,

I filled out the application, provided a portfolio link and was invited to join. Does that mean I'm approved and will appear in search? Or is this step 1 of a process? I uploaded a couple of things, but I can't find them via the search.

Thanks.

The application filled out is to access out beta, so the invitation gets you an account. We base the curation on your Crated gallery so we take a look at your uploads and you will receive an email notification if you are approved and indexed into search etc.

Cheers,
Steve

I also thought I was approved when I had got the invitation to get an account, after you had checked my portfolio elsewhere. I have uploaded a gallery, but not my very best images, because you do not add watermarks yet. What happens if I will not be accepted with these initial images, will there be another chance soon?

We keep artists that have not been approved in queue so there's not a point of rejection per-se. We monitor sales, traffic, shares, and future uploads and continually have the option of approval for non-curated artsits.

« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2014, 13:03 »
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Very confusing. You must simplify or be clearer because a lot of artists will spend a great deal of time uploading in the hopes of getting sales when in fact all of their hard work isn't really in the search after all but they think it is. That stinks.

« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2014, 23:08 »
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Without rejection notification, you should at least notify if our photos are approved. We can at least assume that no news means our photos don't make the cut. You can't leave contributors in the dark guessing.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2014, 04:17 by onepointfour »

« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2014, 07:19 »
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Without rejection notification, you should at least notify if our photos are approved. We can at least assume that no news means our photos don't make the cut. You can't leave contributors in the dark guessing.

All artists are immediately notified by email when they are approved/promoted.

« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2014, 07:30 »
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Without rejection notification, you should at least notify if our photos are approved. We can at least assume that no news means our photos don't make the cut. You can't leave contributors in the dark guessing.

All artists are immediately notified by email when they are approved/promoted.

Approved/promoted to what? Just asking, but if I upload, say, 500 images, will I CLEARLY know that only 250 made it into the "main sellable collection" and the rest that reside in my own personal, non public gallery I can delete?

« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2014, 07:35 »
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Without rejection notification, you should at least notify if our photos are approved. We can at least assume that no news means our photos don't make the cut. You can't leave contributors in the dark guessing.

All artists are immediately notified by email when they are approved/promoted.

Approved/promoted to what? Just asking, but if I upload, say, 500 images, will I CLEARLY know that only 250 made it into the "main sellable collection" and the rest that reside in my own personal, non public gallery I can delete?

From a previous post: "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."

« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2014, 07:41 »
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Without rejection notification, you should at least notify if our photos are approved. We can at least assume that no news means our photos don't make the cut. You can't leave contributors in the dark guessing.

All artists are immediately notified by email when they are approved/promoted.

Approved/promoted to what? Just asking, but if I upload, say, 500 images, will I CLEARLY know that only 250 made it into the "main sellable collection" and the rest that reside in my own personal, non public gallery I can delete?

The images I uploaded are listed in the internal Crated search results, but I have not received a Curated / approved email.  What does that mean?


 

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