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« on: February 13, 2010, 18:17 »
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9,997,213 9,997,246 9,997,592 9,997,875 royalty-free stock photos
112,984 113,378 new stock photos added this week

Less than 3,000 away now, 15,000 added per day.
I just wanted to be the first.  :P
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 19:14 by FD-amateur »


« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 18:22 »
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yeah it's moving fast.  I wonder if they are going to have a party when they hit 10,000,000

perhaps a raise for everyone :)

9,997,368 royalty-free stock photos

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 18:24 »
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Yeah... where would they be without my 150 images?   ;D

donding

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 18:25 »
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yeah it's moving fast.  I wonder if they are going to have a party when they hit 10,000,000

perhaps a raise for everyone :)

9,997,368 royalty-free stock photos
Doubt the raise part. Now if the buyers started downloading as much as the contributors are uploading ,,,,, then maybe a raise ;)

RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 22:20 »
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9,997,213 9,997,246 9,997,592 9,997,875 royalty-free stock photos
112,984 113,378 new stock photos added this week

Less than 3,000 away now, 15,000 added per day.
I just wanted to be the first.  :P

Added 25 this morning/afternoon, 12:10PM they got accepted 1:30 PM.

9,999,142 royalty-free stock photos 9:19 PM
115,413 new stock photos added this week

If they are still reviewing, I'll keep checking. :)

Should be over pretty soon.

See below.

10,000,069 royalty-free stock photos
116,341 new stock photos added this week
215,014 photographers


10:45 PM my time.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 23:47 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 23:44 »
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They just crossed the 10 Million Mark about 20 minutes before Valentines Day in New York. Saw 10,000,069 on the screen  :o


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 
« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 23:48 by mwp1969 »

RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 23:58 »
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Just for an experiment I uploaded a couple more and here's the file number assigned to a new upload while the system was at 9,999,743

46,618,102

I suppose they didn't start at 1 but even if file number 1 was 100,000 that would be 46 million files uploaded to get 10 million.

How's that for effort? I don't know if that means that some files were removed, but it does mean, in round numbers, that 46 million files were reviewed and 22% are still on the system.

« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 05:00 »
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Well they removed a pile of car images a while ago.

I am guessing they starting pretty close 1 on their images.

Check out Jon Oringer's images - they start counting at 20 :)
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-81p1.html

« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 05:27 »
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Well they removed a pile of car images a while ago.
I am guessing they starting pretty close 1 on their images.
Check out Jon Oringer's images - they start counting at 20 :)
My latest image (end last week) has an ID of 46369687.
My first (2005) has ID 535896.

Would that mean they have an overall acceptance ratio of 25%? I can't imagine those 75% would all be cars. Or are people culling their portfolio? That many went exclusive to iStock?

10,002,094 royalty-free stock photos
215,027 photographers (that past the entrance exam)
= on average 46.52 images per portfolio.

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 06:43 »
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Well they removed a pile of car images a while ago.
I am guessing they starting pretty close 1 on their images.
Check out Jon Oringer's images - they start counting at 20 :)
My latest image (end last week) has an ID of 46369687.
My first (2005) has ID 535896.

Would that mean they have an overall acceptance ratio of 25%? I can't imagine those 75% would all be cars. Or are people culling their portfolio? That many went exclusive to iStock?

10,002,094 royalty-free stock photos
215,027 photographers (that past the entrance exam)
= on average 46.52 images per portfolio.
no, I would think that they have around a 25% acceptance ratio plus all the images that got removed (for copyright or exclusive with itstock etc) but that probably isn't really all that many in the big picture.

RacePhoto

« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 13:15 »
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All the people with thousands of files who went exclusive at IS pulled their photos?  :D

Could be that many numbers are the initial application photos, people send in some files and quit. Looking at other sites, there are people who have less than 50% acceptance (on average) and get discouraged, plus some who never make it at all on SS. Drop outs?

I wouldn't think that this indicates a 75% rejection rate, but just that over 75% of the files that have ever been uploaded, aren't around anymore.

Judging from IS numbers, where 67% of the members have 100 or less files, guessing that 67% of 215,000 is at most 14 million photos, that could account for some of the drop when these people started, found nothing interesting, and moved out? I lumped people gone exclusive into this number to make the average 100 photos.

Roughing it out with no statistical backing, 47% rejection = 23 million, + 3% revised or uploaded again with a new number assigned, + drop outs / exclusives estimated at 14 million, that = 37 million vanished and hey look, 10 million left.  ;D

Is this fuzzy logic and soft math, or what? But it could explain the 75% of all files numbered no longer on site?


Well they removed a pile of car images a while ago.
I am guessing they starting pretty close 1 on their images.
Check out Jon Oringer's images - they start counting at 20 :)
My latest image (end last week) has an ID of 46369687.
My first (2005) has ID 535896.

Would that mean they have an overall acceptance ratio of 25%? I can't imagine those 75% would all be cars. Or are people culling their portfolio? That many went exclusive to iStock?

10,002,094 royalty-free stock photos
215,027 photographers (that past the entrance exam)
= on average 46.52 images per portfolio.


 

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