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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2008, 12:41 »
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I still believe that SV can become a success, but they need to take care of some major issues. One thing that is extremely irritating, is the way they treat images from a 6MP camera: they are sold as medium sized, 1600 x 1200 pixel photos. That obviously reduces the potential of the photos considerably, particularly when the same photos can be bought at full resolution elsewhere.

I took it up with support, but they said they had no plans changing their routines. That's the way of a real amateur   :(

I agree and yet those same 6MP images could be interpolated and uploaded to Alamy at a resolution of 5114 x 3400 and pass through QC with no problems. So why can't SV use them at their native resolution?


lisafx

« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2008, 12:06 »
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...They need to be able to read IPTC data.
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And seriously, they make you wait 45 DAYS to get paid?
You may be a bit misinformed about SnapVillage.


Don't think so.  If I am misinformed Snapvillage are the ones who misinformed me. 

I read the 45 day payout turnaround on their website.  Ditto the procedure for sending them images on DVD with the model releases and keywords in separate files in the same folder with the image. 

I have over 3000 images and maintain portfolios on 8 sites already.  No way in Hades I am going to upload more than 3000 images 5 at a time.  Especially to an unproven site that isn't producing significant earnings.

If the information regarding upload and payout on their website are incorrect they should update their FAQ

digiology

« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2008, 13:37 »
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Lisafx - there is another thread here where a member says SV did use the IPTC info on the disk he sent in. http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php/topic,3949.msg38222/topicseen.html#new So I guess the SV website is stating inaccurate info.

Sharply_done - You must be an extemely patient person. I tried the 20 a day but gave up after few days.

lisafx

« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2008, 14:52 »
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Thanks digiology for clearing that up.  Any word on including model releases? 

If they start to pick up steam (and if the process is not to torturous)  then it might be worth doing. 

« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2008, 17:52 »
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Sharply_done - You must be an extemely patient person. I tried the 20 a day but gave up after few days.
I don't see what a big deal it is. Uploading four batches of five to SV is far easier than the six batches of one I upload to IS daily. It's something I do with my morning uploads, and hardly takes any extra time at all.

« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2008, 19:43 »
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I have uploaded about 50 images in the last week without any problem (uploading 5 at a time).  Looks like they fixed the web form uploading.

digiology

« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2008, 19:49 »
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Maybe it works better now but when I tried a while back I found it too slow and clunky. IS on the other hand is always very smooth. I have been planning on sending in a disc but need to kick my butt.

« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2008, 19:52 »
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the six batches of one I upload to IS daily. It's something I do with my morning uploads


Try DeepMeta.
I hate to advertise it. I know the guy since he lives close. But it's good.

« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2008, 20:22 »
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DeepMeta fails working for me, the uploading part of it.

« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2008, 22:06 »
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the six batches of one I upload to IS daily. It's something I do with my morning uploads

Try DeepMeta.
I hate to advertise it. I know the guy since he lives close. But it's good.

That won't help at all.

I keyword specifically for IS after uploading, and the way their system grabs keywords from uploads works a bit differently than if keywords are entered after uploading is complete. In order to maximize income from IS it is necessary to use their CV to its fullest, which automation does not do.

The bottom line: By using the same keywords in IS as for other sites - using the CV merely as a translator - you are handicapping your sales there.

« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2008, 22:12 »
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the six batches of one I upload to IS daily. It's something I do with my morning uploads

Try DeepMeta.
I hate to advertise it. I know the guy since he lives close. But it's good.

That won't help at all.

I keyword specifically for IS after uploading, and the way their system grabs keywords from uploads works a bit differently than if keywords are entered after uploading is complete. In order to maximize income from IS it is necessary to use their CV to its fullest, which automation does not do.

The bottom line: By using the same keywords in IS as for other sites - using the CV merely as a translator - you are handicapping your sales there.



Could you please show us how you would keyword diff for IS an image?

helix7

« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2008, 23:39 »
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The print ad they are running is terrible. Looks like a kid in a high school graphics class made it. Apparently the designer at SV hasn't heard of kerning before.



« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2008, 00:39 »
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The print ad they are running is terrible. Looks like a kid in a high school graphics class made it. Apparently the designer at SV hasn't heard of kerning before.


Let us see it, so we can learn to hate it   ;D

helix7

« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2008, 01:27 »
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http://snapvillage.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/snapvillage-ad-creativity-feb08.jpg

I think it actually looks better on-screen. In person at full size, it is a bit worse.

« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2008, 13:09 »
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Wow.  That ad does absolutely nothing for the image of microstock overall.  What a sad joke.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2008, 13:19 by HughStoneIan »

« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2008, 13:27 »
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That is amazingly poor, its not like they have a whole website of images to choose from!  :(

« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2008, 13:48 »
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Lame start advertising wise. How about an exciting reason to check out the new site? If you have a unique feature lead with it. Advertising 101.

By the way, I believe dinosaurs are extinct. Not a good omen.

« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2008, 19:58 »
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yawn... what a boring ad, cant say it would make me want to go look

(I quite like iofotos dinosaur they could have at least made it bigger, could have made a decent ad with that image some 'snappy' text with a snappy dinosaur, * I could think of a couple dozen ideas with that image (a couple of them are even half decent :)

Phil

« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2008, 21:46 »
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It occurred to me lately that no new stock agency really made it after 2005.

« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2008, 02:18 »
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Some cool, young art director has seen the light again.

« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2008, 11:34 »
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It occurred to me lately that no new stock agency really made it after 2005.

StockXpert, or not?  When did they start?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2008, 17:34 »
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It occurred to me lately that no new stock agency really made it after 2005.

StockXpert, or not?  When did they start?

Regards,
Adelaide

Some time during 2005. A friend of mine advised me to join StockXpert the autumn of 2005. I didn't then. Thought microstock was a bad deal, but look at me now   :D

« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2008, 19:38 »
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I joined in Feb or Mar 2006, and it was a very new site.  I have images under #80000.

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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