pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Shutterstock VS Istock  (Read 33366 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2006, 02:33 »
0
melking,

Congratulations to your and your wife and all the blessings to the baby.

You know, baby photos can be very sellable.  ;)

Regards,
Adelaide

eh hem  .. i think melking was the one who did all the work :), that is to say, Melking IS the wife.


« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2006, 06:21 »
0
hehe...haha  I am the Wife is right....or last time I checked  I get that all the time.  Maybe it is time for a name change?  My name is Melissa!  Here is a bad photo of me...but I hate to have my photo taken anyways!


« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2006, 16:06 »
0
Ooops - sorry!  Yes, melqueen would make this more obvious.  :)

Congratulations anyway!
Adelaide

« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2006, 16:22 »
0
oohhh that is where you get it from... melKING, i never really thought about it that way.  Maybe i always knew she was a girl.:)

« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2006, 07:45 »
0
Haha funny I never thought about that either....KING is my last name  that why it is melking....mel is what people call me for short.  Oh my!

« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2006, 13:46 »
0
Its been 2 weeks since my last counting the pics exercise last times figures in brackets

1 istock 869,361 (841,114) increase 28,247
2 Shutterstock 844,093 (814,122) increase 29,971
3 Fotolia 839,339 (779,565) increase 59,774 :o

4 Dreamstime 450,000+ (430,000+) increase 20,000+
5 Big Stock Photo 392,000 (379,000+) increase 13,000+
6 123 rf 300,000+ (300,000+)
7 Can Stock Photo 224,032 (217,000) increase 7,032

8 Stockphotomedia 62,485 (60,449) increase 2,036
9 Stockxpert ??

So if this trend continues, iS and SS increasing by 30,000 and FT by 60,000 in the same period 2 week period FT should break the million mark FIRST in 5-6 weeks, anyway we will have to wait and see.

Istock threw it away with their 30 photos a week limit for newbies obviously they want quality not quantity.





« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 14:05 by fintastique »

« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2006, 14:03 »
0
thanks for the update.

wow.  fotolia continues to impress.  I have been getting good downloads there recently as well.  Income from fotolia will soon match dreamstime, istock and shutterstock. 

« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2006, 14:12 »
0
Judging by own uploads FT management have obviously decided to go for breaking the Million mark first as they are accepting more than they used to. Lets just hope they don't run out of server space like StockXpert.

Can't complain getting downloads every day now from FT and broke the 100 sales recently so I get 35% when is the next increase 500 sales?

Plus a couple of extended licences about bloody time.

I susopect next year there will be spring cleaning of stuff that got accepted in FT's Jan and Feb rewards program that is cluttering up their portfolio but they can't delete it.

« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2006, 22:36 »
0
With two extended licenses this month, Fotolia is giving me about the same as IS, DT and BigStock combined, so I can't complain!  I'm happy and willing to increase my portfolio in all of them. I need time! 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2006, 12:44 »
0
FT is now #2 in terms of number of images

iStock   876,000
FT        850,165
Shutter 848,776

« Reply #60 on: June 25, 2006, 15:39 »
0
wow.. soon to take over the world :)

« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2006, 14:55 »
0
According to the most recent Stockxpert newsletter, they have over 150,000 images.

« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2006, 02:31 »
0
OK image numbers square brackets from 22nd of June 10 days ago and curved brackets 8th of June. Shutterstock is eating FT's dust and FT should catch up with istock in 2 weeks. I suppose this thread should be renamed as Shutterstock are out of the race


1 istock 892,000 [869,361] (841,114) increase 22,639
2 Fotolia 880,811 [839,339] (779,565) increase 41,472
2 Shutterstock 863,053 [844,093] (814,122) increase 18,960

4 Dreamstime 470,000 [450,000] (430,000) increase 20,000
5 Big Stock Photo 404,000 [392,000] (379,000) increase 9,000
6 123 rf 300,000+ (300,000+)
7 Can Stock Photo 228,551 [224,032] (217,000) increase 4,519

8 Stockxpert 150,000
9 Stockphotomedia 63,615 [62,485] (60,449) increase 1,130

« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2006, 04:48 »
0
Sales wise though, Fotolia still has a long way to catch up.

« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2006, 09:14 »
0
I went back to the previous Stockxpert newsletter and they stated that they had attained the 100,000 mark on 05/15/2006.

So, Stockxpert went from 100,000 photos to over 150,000 photos in just under 7 weeks (or about 7,200 images/week).

« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2006, 11:13 »
0
Geopappas - Big growth would be expected though as in that time, Andrer, Forgiss, shatteredlens, Rinder and many others with 1000's of photos joined and uploaded all their photos.

Especially with how easy it is to upload, they could increase very quickly as the big players come on board and dump their portfolios in.  Other sites which are more of a hassle wont increase as quickly.

« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2006, 06:42 »
0
I think ShutterStock rocks...I just love there uploading system....it is so easy!
Melissa


« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2006, 08:38 »
0
iStock is the first to cross the 900,000 mark, but Fotolia is close behind.

Who will win the race to 1 million?

Stay tuned...

« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2006, 10:29 »
0
Yep iStock were the first to break 900,000 but Fotolia is breathing down their neck and should break 900k by the end of the day and overtake iStock in number of images in 1-2 weeks.

today <3rd July> [22th June] (8th June)

1 istock 904,000 <892,000> [869k] (841k) inc 12,000
2 Fotolia 899,492 <880,811> [839k] (779k) inc 18,681
2 Shutterstock 871,496 <863,053> [844k] (814k) incr 8,443

4 Dreamstime 480,000 <470,000> [450k] (430k) inc 10,000
5 Big Stock Photo 409,000 <404,000> [392k] (379k) incr 5,000
6 123 rf 300,000+
7 Can Stock Photo 231,235 <228,551> [224k] (217k) incr 2,684

8 Stockxpert 150,000?
9 Stockphotomedia 64,841 <63,615> [62k] (60k) incr 1,226
« Last Edit: July 07, 2006, 10:31 by fintastique »

« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2006, 14:24 »
0
It's official: Fotolia is now the #1 site!

Fotolia has surpassed iStockphoto with the total amount of photos!

Fotolia currently has 909,385
iStockphoto currently has 907,986

I checked this morning and Fotolia was still down by a thousand images, so it must have happened today sometime.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2006, 16:29 by GeoPappas »

« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2006, 16:08 »
0
Wow that is pretty big news :)

They may be on their way to the top site.
I would have to say they still have a little ways to go in regards to sale, but very impressive consdiering how new they are, and especially in comparison to sites that have been around a while, like canstock, bigstock, and gimmestock.

I think they have someone on marketing that knows what they are doing.

Greg Boiarsky

« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2006, 17:19 »
0
Let's keep this in perspective, however.  While they may have more images on file than other sites, I still find them way down on my list of sales.  Granted, I only have 123 photos on their site; still, they are a distant third in sales for me, tied with StockXpert. 

I have high hopes for the site, and I like many aspects of it--especially the fact that we know who the images are sold to. What I also find attractive are two things.  One, they pay relatively well per download.  Two, my sales have increased every month.  I'll wait and see what happens in the next six months as they settle into their new position as the leader in images on file.  Let's hope they succeed and become profitable for all of us.


Wow that is pretty big news :)

They may be on their way to the top site.
I would have to say they still have a little ways to go in regards to sale, but very impressive consdiering how new they are, and especially in comparison to sites that have been around a while, like canstock, bigstock, and gimmestock.

I think they have someone on marketing that knows what they are doing.

« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2006, 02:39 »
0
Hey who stole my thunder that will teach me for spending my weekends away from my computer.

I suspect FT are going to have a big publicity spash when they reach 1,000,000 though Chad remarked he hoped that image was a good one. I suspect they may be some tweaking so their millionth image is an impressive one.

I would say it may be months before it reaches its full potential but at least it appears to be here to stay. A pity they don't streamline their category system.

It appears for referrals you earn 10% of the what the photographer got as I have payments of 6.7c and 13.4c from one affiliate which would tie in with 67c and $1.33 that they might have received.

« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2006, 09:07 »
0
I suspect they may be some tweaking so their millionth image is an impressive one.

I will not be surprised at all .. from all the sites i seen .. those "milestone" photo are always of a high quality

« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2006, 04:01 »
0
Fotolia - 929,098

60,000 more images to go


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
21 Replies
7286 Views
Last post May 04, 2006, 08:28
by leaf
14 Replies
6681 Views
Last post March 19, 2008, 14:47
by vonkara
8 Replies
4323 Views
Last post April 22, 2009, 08:43
by fotorob
11 Replies
5324 Views
Last post May 06, 2011, 08:07
by fotografer
15 Replies
6291 Views
Last post June 21, 2011, 15:20
by Jo Ann Snover

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle