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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 28, 2013, 15:50 »
Hello All,

We have updated our preview page to include Copyright info. We also made the copyright name a link so that a user can see all images by specific photographer.

We hope this has solved your concerns and apologize for the inconvenience.


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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 28, 2013, 14:53 »


Zoomy Images features high quality stock imagery that can be searched through its face-recognition-enabled software, that provides faster search times, more relevant visually similar results and an innovative reverse image search function.


Ladies and Gents, here is the result!!
http://www.zoomyimages.com/stock-photo/PR0142400/Avocados.html

Look the "Visually Similar Images"


The technology behind Visually Similar Searches is not perfect, and some images get worse results than others.  You happened to find a pretty bad result, but here is my first search for a car:
http://www.zoomyimages.com/stock-photo/RF0460514/Red-pick-up-truck-isolated-on-white.html
As you can see there are some good results, and a few that are off.  We are constantly tweaking it to get more accurate results but we feel this tool works good most of the time.

Thanks.


Well, in every site if you make a search with "red, pick-up, truck, isolated, white" youwill get a similar result, even without Visually Similar Searches
http://us.fotolia.com/search?k=red%2C+pick-up%2C+truck%2C+isolated%2C+white&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Aall%5D=1&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&search_tracking_id=wZe0buXWBFFaUsWQqoUY1A&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=red%2C+pick-up%2C+truck%2C+isolated%2C+white&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&color=&show_color_wheel=1

ans so on


It was just an example, here is another: http://www.zoomyimages.com/stock-photo/RF0239644/bamboo-shoot.html

These are just samples of our "Visually Similar Images" results, someone posted an avocado that had bad results so we are just showing how the technology works.  It's not perfect but it does work and we feel is better than keyword related similar images that really are just a results page in smaller format. 




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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 28, 2013, 11:38 »


Zoomy Images features high quality stock imagery that can be searched through its face-recognition-enabled software, that provides faster search times, more relevant visually similar results and an innovative reverse image search function.


Ladies and Gents, here is the result!!
http://www.zoomyimages.com/stock-photo/PR0142400/Avocados.html

Look the "Visually Similar Images"


The technology behind Visually Similar Searches is not perfect, and some images get worse results than others.  You happened to find a pretty bad result, but here is my first search for a car:
http://www.zoomyimages.com/stock-photo/RF0460514/Red-pick-up-truck-isolated-on-white.html
As you can see there are some good results, and a few that are off.  We are constantly tweaking it to get more accurate results but we feel this tool works good most of the time.

Thanks.

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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 28, 2013, 11:31 »
Zoomyimages

Suggestion: I would rework the Watermark a bit, I find it overly intrusive.

Thanks, we will take that into consideration. 

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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 28, 2013, 11:30 »
Ok, I got responses from Zoomy and Images of YAY Micro. Guess Zoomy Images wrote that I should contact YAY Micro. YAY Micro-wrote, they will contact Zoomy images. And in the future Zoomy will solve the copyright problem. But what if all the informations are gone? Look at fotorobs test purchase. And my pictures are still online at Zoomy images. Without metadata, copyright status, without information about anything!
rde-orm

We are working on the issue.  We are in contact with our partner sites and our developers.  It takes longer than a few hours to update information on our site for millions of images.  Please be patient.  Even if you request your images to be deleted it will take more than a few hours for our partners to supply a list of all your images, and in turn for us to match those to our image numbers and delete.  It is a process but it is being worked on. 
rde-orm, can you provide your contributor name exactly as it listed with your agency and we will try to expedite for you?  Although we are not sure whether you are asking us to add your copyright info or delete your images, so please specify.  We would love to represent your images on our site.


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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 27, 2013, 12:40 »
We are a new agency, give us a chance. 

By demanding exclusive content you are not giving yourselves a chance.

If I were to upload exclusive images to Zoomy then I would need to be confident that they would generate more revenue for me than if those images had been placed on SS, IS, DT, FT, TS and others combined. It's not going to happen is it?

Your policy makes no sense when you are already * in half the content of other micros from Yay anyway. I'm not with Yay so you don't have my 5000-odd images however you could do so if you were to change policy. Nice clean and quick site.
+1 Exclusivity doesnt make sense.

Hi guys,

Our exclusive policy is in place to keep our efforts/concentration on building a client base and cleaning up the search results for images we are currently carrying.  If we were to open the gates to everyone at the start we would need to dedicated a huge staff to managing contributor relationships, sorting through new submissions, etc.  That being said, we do plan to modify the policy when the time comes.  There is a method to our madness.

For all those still concerned about copyright mention, we are working with our legal team and developers for a resolution.  We are committed to becoming a professional provider of stock content and your voices are being heard.


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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 27, 2013, 10:56 »
I hope that "gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures" doesn't translate as "we're going to drive prices even lower".

Our pricing is listed on our homepage.  We offer standard pricing, meaning every image in a collection is priced the same.  Most competitors have fluctuating prices, tricky teaser pricing, or the need to buy credit packs.  We have upfront, fair prices for contributors and buyers.

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New Sites - General / Re: Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 27, 2013, 10:25 »
Hello All,

We have read your responses and would like to respond:

While we are not legally/contractually obligated to list copyright holder names, we would never want to disappoint or anger any copyright holder.  We are working on rectifying the situation.

Dirkr: We have partner agreements in place that do not require exclusivity, however anyone uploading images directly to our server must be uploading exclusive content. 

roede-orm: If we have not been approved as partners for your content through a Partner site, let the Partner know and they will ask us to remove your images.  We cannot use this forum as a deletion tool, sorry.  Also, if your images are licensed through us, you will get paid.

rene: Our Rights Managed collection is great; the image used in the RM box on our homepage was due to size/shape in order to show the text well.  A graphic design decision.  Plus, we think that image is unique.

I hope this answers some of your concerns.  We are a new agency, give us a chance.  We have noticed a gap in the marketplace in terms of pricing structures, have spoken to large clients who are displeased with some of the bigger agencies, and feel we can take some market share.  We have financial backing and have been working tirelessly on cleaning up our search results to make sure users get accurate, quality results when searching for images.  We have experienced stock imagery professionals on our team and know what it takes to provide a quality user experience in the space.

Thanks for voicing your concerns.  Does anyone have comments on the design/functionality of the site?  Ways we can improve in your eyes?




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Canon / Re: It's Here (and I'll never own one) Pre-Order
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:53 »
$11k is ridiculous

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Canon / Re: Canon EOS 6D announced
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:52 »
We use the 6D for all our shoots and love it

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: 0.98c sale on iStock
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:50 »
iStocks payment system is confusing and misleading.  Customers have noticed and are moving away from them.  We have been signing up alot of iStock customers.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: the END of microstock !!!
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:48 »
Yuri does not dictate the microstock market, he is a respected photographer but in no way does he change the market.

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I highly doubt the guys behind the movie stole your image.  In fact they are very strict about the images they use, seems like one of the agencies gave them a special deal.

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Perhaps we can talk about carrying some of your work? www.zoomyimages.com

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We are Canon fans here - Can't switch

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Nikon / Re: Nikon Launches DS3
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:39 »
Nice Camera

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New Sites - General / Zoomy Images Launches
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:36 »
Zoomy Images is a Los Angeles-based, on-line resource serving the creative market's demand for stock imagery and audio files. Zoomy Images is staffed by tenured stock imagery professionals and offers 3 tiers of images; Royalty Free, Premium Royalty Free, and Rights Managed.

Zoomy Images features high quality stock imagery that can be searched through its face-recognition-enabled software, that provides faster search times, more relevant visually similar results and an innovative reverse image search function. For more information, please visit www.zoomyimages.com

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