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« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2007, 07:55 »
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I think Snapvillage is just some big joke to mess with our minds and make us waste valuable time.   ;)

I still can't upload there so until the y anounce that they just might soon perhaps get ftp upload I'm staying away .  ::)


« Reply #101 on: August 07, 2007, 18:00 »
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Sim microstock...
Unknown Error occurred, Please try after some time.
Sorry, the village became a city overnight.
We're scrambling to keep up!.

DB Error: - Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.
Someday it is a game for me, I try to upload a picture and wait for the new Error message.
I have several hundreds photos in my portfolio. I just think at those who have thousands :-\
Think fresh , but for now, it's just hot air...  ;)
Ok, it is an announced Beta... btw, the site is opened, a so strange way for Corbis to enter the game... whereas Albumo entered in the same time with a really well thought site.
I am french, where "beta" literally means "foolish"  :D
I hope they will change those thumbnails of 195 pixels, wasteful for managing photos, and many other things...
« Last Edit: August 10, 2007, 04:49 by tilo »

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« Reply #102 on: August 12, 2007, 07:38 »
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The site did not give me the best of impressions, but if it does my keywording, then that will save me time.


« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2007, 07:55 »
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Having seen the thread in the shutterstock forum about an image thief that made a bad job of cloning out the watermark, I am going to avoid SV until they improve theirs.  At the moment, it is just too easy to remove and then it is hard to know if a photo has been paid for. 

With some of my isolated objects, their watermark doesn't cover any of the subject.  That is not good enough.

« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2007, 19:01 »
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Having seen the thread in the shutterstock forum about an image thief that made a bad job of cloning out the watermark, I am going to avoid SV until they improve theirs.  At the moment, it is just too easy to remove and then it is hard to know if a photo has been paid for. 

With some of my isolated objects, their watermark doesn't cover any of the subject.  That is not good enough.

yes I agree, it is not good enough. I sent them a note about the inadequacy of their watermark, they replied that they are considering changing it. Until they do I'm staying away ...

« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2007, 02:42 »
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I wonder how many of us wont upload until they improve their watermark?  I hope more people let them know this.  I have posted a few times in their blog.
http://blog.snapvillage.com/

« Reply #106 on: August 15, 2007, 10:56 »
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I stopped uploading until they improve the watermark.  What a joke, they're giving away my illustrations!

caraman

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« Reply #107 on: August 24, 2007, 11:59 »
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Ok, so I've tried to upload there twice. Both times I pick a selection of five good stock images. Go through the upload only to find out that if it doesn't like any of the images, it throws out the whole batch. I've waited a couple of weeks and decide to try again. I take my top selling image and upload it by itself and get, "Unknown Error, Try again after a time."

Vague, useless, and illiterate. I think three strikes and you're out.

Beta, my ass

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« Reply #108 on: August 24, 2007, 13:16 »
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They disabled the ability to do a right-click > save-as but I don't think that helps much.

Paul

« Reply #109 on: August 25, 2007, 06:28 »
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Correct. The print-screen button overcomes the disabled right-click. Pretty amateur stuff.

« Reply #110 on: August 26, 2007, 09:22 »
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The upload procedures here are awful! I don't mind the five at a time loader, but it has to work. Most times it does not work. I have about 100 pics there but could have 300 if it worked. I understand it is BETA but its time to fix this. A company as large as Corbis should be ashamed to have their name on this. I will continue to upload small amounts but they need to get better.

« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2007, 00:08 »
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Looks like Corbis has blown it with this venture - no news for three or four weeks, site full of bugs, reputation going down the drain, complete misunderstanding of the market etc etc.

I suppose when they called it Snapvillage that was a sign that they were barking up the wrong tree.

« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2007, 14:30 »
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I’ll spend my new effort on Albumo....They are putting their money where their mouth is ....plus...they pay 60% commissions (if your over 1000 images) and they have a clean good web site.  I've been with them for only 1 month and already have enough for payout.....true not a lot of sales yet only 2....but they were willing to fork over money to get me to upload there......and they are willing to give us a good commission.   WHAT is SNAPVILLAGE offering???? NOTHING...

Why support another site that is going to pay us a lousy 30%....

My attitude is quickly becoming to only support the sites that support us......(IS is the one exception...but since they are the biggest...they can get away with it.....for now...but let's see what the future brings...??)

Right now the (non-subscription )sites I would love to see succeed are StockXpert, DT and Albumo ...they all give at least 50% back to us. (LO also has multiple specials that allow 50% on many of the photos…but I would rather see 50% across the board)

(of course I like SS also....but thier marketing model is so different from the others...you can't really compare them.)

I think supporting any more sites that offer anything less than 50%  is like slitting our own throats.

Tom
« Last Edit: September 06, 2007, 14:47 by perkmeup »

« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2007, 04:06 »
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Just had a look, what a shockingly rough site. 'Beta' is wishful thinking I'm afraid.

Also tried to sign up (in case it gets better later on) and couldn't even do that.
Character errors when filling in fields. Gawd.

'More effort needed' as my old teacher used to say.

Might try again in a few months, if it hasn't been pulled.

Maybe.....

« Reply #114 on: September 14, 2007, 05:26 »
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btw, did anyone of you guys had any sale on snapvillage? I sumbitted around 50 photos in june, setting low prices...but still nothing.

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« Reply #115 on: September 14, 2007, 12:54 »
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No sales but I only uploaded a handful of pictures. I can only assume if the photographers are having a hard time uploading the buyers are probably having a hard time buying.

« Reply #116 on: September 14, 2007, 13:37 »
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I can only assume if the photographers are having a hard time uploading the buyers are probably having a hard time buying.

Whatever they might do, their brand name is pooped. I hereby declare them CrapHamlet. They will need a fresh start under another name. What about Corbillard? That's French for hearse;D

« Reply #117 on: September 14, 2007, 15:21 »
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I don't know, if they get lots of sales in the future, we will all forgive them.  Look at fotolia.  They seem to have done everything wrong but they have lots of sales, so they are great.

« Reply #118 on: September 18, 2007, 21:29 »
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I logged in there today, and things seem to work much smoother now. I can even upload, which is an improvement  ;D

I'll upload a bunch and see what happens.


 

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