MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - tommroch

Pages: [1]
1 / New to Istockphoto
« on: May 03, 2008, 13:45 »
I am brand new to Istockphoto and there is a uniquely different feel to it compared to the other microstock sites. I have a few questions.

The upload and keywording process seems SO SLOOOWWWW.

Am I missing something or can I really only upload ONE image at a time, i.e. is FTP posssible?

And would I be right in saying that on upload to Istockphoto, the IPTC data is stripped away - or have I prepared the file wrong and somehow the IPTC data has been left out?

Once the image is uploaded. it seems I have to keyword there and then. Or can I close the window and key word later, once I have a batch of images for instance, in a pending box?

Does anyone know if uploaded files go serially into a queue with everyone elses, and each individual file is checked depending on its position in the whole queue OR does the reviewer eventually get round to you and check all the images you have in your pending at that particular time?

Also, are there any other 'quirks' of Istockphoto I need to know about?

Thanks for your help.

General Stock Discussion / The big names in microstock
« on: April 30, 2008, 17:46 »
I hope this isn't a too irrelevant question.

I know of Yuri Arcurs, Kirsty Pargeter and Lise Gagn, but who are the other big names in microstock whose work I should be endeavouring to be inspired by?

3 / Alamy intital rejection and resubmission question
« on: February 19, 2008, 17:07 »
The good news is my Alamy test submissions went through from upload to QC in less then three days. Hurrah!  ;D

The bad news is they all failed.   :(

What puzzles me though is that although all four failed, the first one on their table is the only one that has a rejection reason given, that being "Soft or lacking definition", which I am putting down to the upsizing (there are no definite hard edges in the image which doesn't help).

Now I am curious as to whether the other three actually failed ( I understand that on test submissions if one fails, they all fail), or if they didn't bother checking them, as the first one in the table had already failed?

Would they check them all and give a reason for failure for all, or can I assume they did check them all, one failed and the other three passed, but "failed" if you see what I mean because of the "they must all pass QC for your submission to be accepted." guideline .

My main reason for asking this is, I don't know whether I should resubmit the three that were not given a failure reason, plus a new image, or upload four new images alltogether.

Any advice, thoughts and opinions please.


4 / Alamy Distribution - Yes or No
« on: February 16, 2008, 12:24 »
I have just signed up with Alamy. A nice and straight forward sign-up process, though it seems, as well as uploading some images, my next step is to "Join Alamy Distribution"

What is this all about?

If you don't join this, does this mean you don't get the full 65% of the buyers fee.

I must say, I find Alamy unclear on much of its wording.

Any pros and cons from experienced Alamy users will be much appreciated.

General Stock Discussion / albumo problem ??
« on: September 22, 2007, 10:37 »
I am having trouble displaying the Albumo website.

Anyone else?

"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at"

I have done the usual clearing out of cache and cookies etc.

could someone try it today please and let us know if you can access their website OK


Hello everyone.

This is my first post here.

I have a small portfolio on FOT and DT.

I would like to widen my portfolio across a number of other microstock websites, however most of them seem to require that you send a JPG of your driving licence or passport or similar.

I am not comfortable with this idea.

Can anyone tell me which microstock sites DON'T require any ID.

Thank you.

Pages: [1]


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results