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« on: July 14, 2010, 11:13 »
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Hi all, I hope this isn't inappropriate but I thought this might be of use to a few people. I work for a web design company that have created a new hosted stock library solution.
A few details you may find interesting...

Extremely easy to use, both for you and your customers
Sell original, medium & small image files
Payments go direct to your PayPal account, we do not take a cut of the payments!
You prices of course
Sell in your preferred currency
Batch upload with IPTC, XMP integration
Your own branding, content, watermark, styling
Fully hosted - managed using just your browser
Use your own web address
Use your own Google Analytics code
No contract tie-ins!!

Free 100 image tier, check the site for more, up to date details.
http://www.avidimages.com/

Demo:
http://jerryspictures.avidimages.com/
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 08:38 by QR8Design »


« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 11:15 »
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So, basically photoshelter?

« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 12:19 »
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Just out of curiosity is it related to Avid, the guys who make the (awesome) film editing software and also own Digidesign?

« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 16:05 »
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What does it cost? No pricing on the site.

« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 19:49 »
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What does it cost? No pricing on the site.

they do now. "low monthly cost of only U$35", that's more than U$400 per year.

« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 20:26 »
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There is so much wrong with this site, I don't even know where to start.

I also don't believe that any semi-professional photographer would blindly sign up to (try to) sell their content on this site, and pay for it as well.

Are they trying to copy Getty?  ;D

« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 22:00 »
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What does it cost? No pricing on the site.
they do now. "low monthly cost of only U$35", that's more than U$400 per year.
Hahahahahaha. The guy has a sense of humor. Low monthly cost.  ;D
Still born. I expected him to pay 400$ to upload.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 22:05 by FD-regular »

« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 09:32 »
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Thanks for your feedback guys,
we had a little update after that - check it out see what you think :)
www.avidimages.net

gbcimages

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 09:39 »
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$30 a month ! no thanks

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 09:44 »
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$30 a month ! no thanks
They would need to pay me at least $100 a month :)

« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 09:57 »
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Thanks for your feedback guys,
we had a little update after that - check it out see what you think :)
www.avidimages.net


QR8Design: Please check this forum. There is a very similar alternative to yours, basically offering exactly the same functionality for the cost of USD 0,00 plus a small percentage of 12% of all sales!

That's more or less a fair bargain..  I'm sorry to say that yours is simply too expensive!

« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 11:54 »
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"for just $30 a month, your own stock library has never made so much sense"

No thanks. It's not a stock selling site at all. It's a paid hoster, like Photoshelter. Misleading post...

« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2010, 08:44 »
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"for just $30 a month, your own stock library has never made so much sense"

No thanks. It's not a stock selling site at all. It's a paid hoster, like Photoshelter. Misleading post...
You are right, i have updated the original post - hopefully makes more sense now :)
Thanks!

« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 09:08 »
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The site design looks nice. The "info" page was a little light on details. Image formats available (tiffs, vectors, etc.), using your own url, IPTC friendly, and is there a size limit for those 5000 images were just a few questions I had.

« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010, 09:58 »
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The site design looks nice. The "info" page was a little light on details. Image formats available (tiffs, vectors, etc.), using your own url, IPTC friendly, and is there a size limit for those 5000 images were just a few questions I had.
Hi cthoman,
Thank you for your interest :)

Yes the info page is fresh off the press, it will be expanded and clarified more with time.
There are only raster formats currently supported in the most popular formats (jpeg, png, tiff and so on, everyone so far just uses jpegs), they are all converted to JPEGs on upload.
Yes you can use your own URL.
Yes our batch upload process fully supports IPTC meta-data :)
Biggest image you can upload is 4000x4000 pixels as per the popular SLR output, anything bigger is scaled to fit.

Any other questions please feel free to ask!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2010, 08:26 by QR8Design »

« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 10:00 »
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Please check out a demo of an actual library site, we have worked very hard to make it the cleanest, leanest stock selling system known to man!

http://jerryspictures.avidimages.net/

« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 10:17 »
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There are only raster formats currently supported in the most popular formats (jpeg, png, tiff and so on, everyone so far just uses jpegs)
Thanks for the quick response. I'm an Illustrator, so no vectors is a deal breaker for me. But, I bookmarked you for future reference.

« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 11:02 »
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It seems that you could run a botique agency out of this setup - would you say you are competing against the agency-in-a-box scripts?

Hosting of the script in a setup that gets significant traffic will cost $30 + a ton of headaches.

Are there traffic limits to this setup? Is it restricted to a "person" and not an "agency"?

Are there allowances to let other people, beyond the main user, upload?

Thanks...

« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2010, 05:15 »
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It seems that you could run a botique agency out of this setup - would you say you are competing against the agency-in-a-box scripts?

Hosting of the script in a setup that gets significant traffic will cost $30 + a ton of headaches.

Are there traffic limits to this setup? Is it restricted to a "person" and not an "agency"?

Are there allowances to let other people, beyond the main user, upload?

Thanks...
Hi ppdd,
Yes you can run an agency although its not tailored for that specific use, there are no limits on traffic or anything else beyond image storage.
The system only has one user - the owner, but it would be very easy to extend this to accommodate other authors with an upload facility and even automate the monthly payments to your authors.
If there is enough interest in having this kind of system im sure we can accommodate.
Thank you for your interest!

« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2010, 07:35 »
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This looks a a lot like clustershot's set up and their fee is 25 per year for an account and small commission per photo. 

« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2010, 10:41 »
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Hi ppdd,
Yes you can run an agency although its not tailored for that specific use, there are no limits on traffic or anything else beyond image storage.
The system only has one user - the owner, but it would be very easy to extend this to accommodate other authors with an upload facility and even automate the monthly payments to your authors.
If there is enough interest in having this kind of system im sure we can accommodate.
Thank you for your interest!

I see potential with this as an option - being able to truly "white label" it would be a differentiator, and perhaps would be a motivator to let you introduce a slightly higher pricing tier. I think Photoshelter's version of this concept is $250/month, which puts it out of most ranges. But for boutique agency, etc, more like $50/monthly is easier to swing (vs. hosting yourself).

I would say you need SOME bandwidth limit, just because (as I've found out), there's always a limit. "Unlimited" means "until you crash our servers and we kick you off"  ;)

« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010, 10:50 »
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Hi ppdd,
Yes you can run an agency although its not tailored for that specific use, there are no limits on traffic or anything else beyond image storage.
The system only has one user - the owner, but it would be very easy to extend this to accommodate other authors with an upload facility and even automate the monthly payments to your authors.
If there is enough interest in having this kind of system im sure we can accommodate.
Thank you for your interest!

I see potential with this as an option - being able to truly "white label" it would be a differentiator, and perhaps would be a motivator to let you introduce a slightly higher pricing tier. I think Photoshelter's version of this concept is $250/month, which puts it out of most ranges. But for boutique agency, etc, more like $50/monthly is easier to swing (vs. hosting yourself).

I would say you need SOME bandwidth limit, just because (as I've found out), there's always a limit. "Unlimited" means "until you crash our servers and we kick you off"  ;)
This is a very interesting option, i have been discussing it with my business partner today - i will let you know when there is more development on this front :)
There is no strict bandwidth limit, it is in our interest that you sell more images - it will promote us as well as keep you a very happy customer.
We have set up our system to accommodate for this, so you dont have to worry :)

« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 09:08 »
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Hello again,
We have been hard at work polishing and adding features to this system, i thought i would post it here as the discussion from this forum is great.

You now have a choice of plans starting from $15/month (please see website for prices).
Choice of hosting region: US, Asia, Europe - so your customres get the fastest possible load times.

And most importantly you can try it out FREE for 7 days and if you are not happy, just cancel it before the trial runs out - you wont spend any money.

Check http://www.avidimages.net/ for more details,
If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer.
Val

« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 10:05 »
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...and I have to pay you to upload ??? NO THANKS!...let me know when it changes the other way around... ;)

« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 16:38 »
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...and I have to pay you to upload ??? NO THANKS!...let me know when it changes the other way around... ;)
Its not a stock library like iStock, you get your own store, you set the prices and you get paid 100% of the sales. You pay us for storage, bandwidth, processing power and maintaining the software. Sign up for a day, have a play around, see how you like it and then cancel it - there is nothing to lose.


 

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