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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2019, 04:46 »
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I've sent out a newsletter today explaining a little more details about what we are aiming to do with Pixify and some information about our beta test.

If anyone is interested it can be read here:
https://mailchi.mp/ad96271f08ad/what-does-pixify-actually-do


steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 09:14 »
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Hi Jacob

I went to your newsletter and then to your own site. Very smart and modern looking. But I scrolled to the bottom of the page and was looking at the footer when the screen froze. My other Chrome tabs were fine. It started working again and I looked at a specific image and it froze again - I was trying to press "Extended" but nothing worked. After a while, it starts again. Don't know if this is a server issue, but worth looking at.

On the more general point, I still have my Symbiostock (Version 2) site and it works fine. I recently moved it to a new hosting company to give myself some more storage for new images, but sales are rubbish - one or two a year. I only keep it because I put so much effort into it (and I know that make zero business sense but I'm attached to it!)

Steve

« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 09:29 »
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Hi Jacob

I went to your newsletter and then to your own site. Very smart and modern looking. But I scrolled to the bottom of the page and was looking at the footer when the screen froze. My other Chrome tabs were fine. It started working again and I looked at a specific image and it froze again - I was trying to press "Extended" but nothing worked. After a while, it starts again. Don't know if this is a server issue, but worth looking at.

On the more general point, I still have my Symbiostock (Version 2) site and it works fine. I recently moved it to a new hosting company to give myself some more storage for new images, but sales are rubbish - one or two a year. I only keep it because I put so much effort into it (and I know that make zero business sense but I'm attached to it!)

Steve

The site works fine for me when I use the latest version of Chrome. I have no problem on Android either. Very clean and stylish looking layout btw.

« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 09:49 »
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I went to your newsletter and then to your own site. Very smart and modern looking. But I scrolled to the bottom of the page and was looking at the footer when the screen froze. My other Chrome tabs were fine. It started working again and I looked at a specific image and it froze again - I was trying to press "Extended" but nothing worked. After a while, it starts again. Don't know if this is a server issue, but worth looking at.

Thanks for the feedback Steve. It's definitely something I'll look into and see if we can try to replicate. Everything you see in your browser is hosted on Shopify, so servers should't be an issue. But thanks for letting me know.

On the more general point, I still have my Symbiostock (Version 2) site and it works fine. I recently moved it to a new hosting company to give myself some more storage for new images, but sales are rubbish - one or two a year. I only keep it because I put so much effort into it (and I know that make zero business sense but I'm attached to it!)

Yeah as I mentioned in the newsletter - beating agencies won't be realistic and it should't be the objective. But if you can at least offer some additional service that people don't get at the big stock agencies, then maybe you can start attracting some returning customers.

« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2019, 14:07 »
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I visited your website!
Great look and nice photos!
All the best for you.
 :)

« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2019, 05:03 »
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I've been thinking about this kind of problems for a while too. The agencies take too much percentage from us. I'm definitely in for this project!

« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2019, 11:11 »
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That's one gutsy move to start your own business in such a competitive branch as the stock industry is. Hope everything is going well with this project.

« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2019, 14:09 »
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Very Impressed with You and your Ideas. Looking forward to any new Info..... I passed along a Link to some good Veteran Friends.
Laurin

« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2020, 14:32 »
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Any news about this initiative?. I am also looking for a solution to sell directly my footage. I am starting with Vimeo On Demand but is is very slow too. Also looking into shopify. It really looks great but I am full of doubts specially because the huge hosting needed once you have thousands of clips. Vimeo Pro Unlimited has a 3TB cap which is very good. I really hope your project is going forward and hope it is close to being completed.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2020, 08:06 »
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Any news about this initiative?. I am also looking for a solution to sell directly my footage. I am starting with Vimeo On Demand but is is very slow too. Also looking into shopify. It really looks great but I am full of doubts specially because the huge hosting needed once you have thousands of clips. Vimeo Pro Unlimited has a 3TB cap which is very good. I really hope your project is going forward and hope it is close to being completed.

Yeah anything that works that doesn't involve Wordpress Themes and plugins. Which apparently do work for "smart people" but are beyond me.  :)

K-tools used to be good, it's now dead. Sites that charge me to host my images are not "self hosted".

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd think that someone who could come up with software for selling digital downloads, a storefront, which could be used for books, photos, video, art, music, anything that's sold as a digital download, would have a good market for people who want to sell things, on their own?

Someone please tell me why I'm wrong and missing some critical flaw in that thought?

Digital Download self hosted software for someones website, that takes payments and creates the download link or allows access?


« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2020, 10:10 »
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With photos I think there are already options like Photoshelter which lets you set RF and RM licenses, and you can upload thousands of images quite quickly. With Video I have not been able to find an easy and fast solution yet.


Yeah anything that works that doesn't involve Wordpress Themes and plugins. Which apparently do work for "smart people" but are beyond me.  :)

K-tools used to be good, it's now dead. Sites that charge me to host my images are not "self hosted".

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd think that someone who could come up with software for selling digital downloads, a storefront, which could be used for books, photos, video, art, music, anything that's sold as a digital download, would have a good market for people who want to sell things, on their own?

Someone please tell me why I'm wrong and missing some critical flaw in that thought?

Digital Download self hosted software for someones website, that takes payments and creates the download link or allows access?

« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2020, 11:08 »
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Congrats to a very professional site! wish you had come along years ago. I am part owner in a small RF-agency and it took us four exhausting years to get off the ground. All the money went to pay for advertising and promotion this and that and finally we are beginning to see a bit of profit. No joke.
Alongside I've spent fifteen tough years in microstock just to see agencies like SS and Adobe producing less and less earnings! I have just left my ports with them not bothering uploading for over a year.

I really hope you make it wishing you all luck in this venture.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2020, 13:53 »
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With photos I think there are already options like Photoshelter which lets you set RF and RM licenses, and you can upload thousands of images quite quickly. With Video I have not been able to find an easy and fast solution yet.

Thank you there are many of those, when I ask for self hosted I mean software that I run on my pages, that I own and I operate. Not that I pay a monthly fee to someone else, to park my images on their site.  :)

Here's another bit about this place, that announced the beta test last Feb. Jacob Lund - Last Active here... March 13, 2019, hasn't been around in a year.

https://pixify.net/ is that the same one?

I don't intend or believe I could ever compete with the agencies. I just want a place where, if someone visits, they have an option to pay and download an image. Simple digital download software. From what I've found, the best that meets what I want in the end, every item must be added, individually. That's not going to make it for any of us.


 

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