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« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2009, 15:38 »
(interestingly our research indicates lightboxes are not as commonly used by buyers as we might expect).

As a buyer of hundreds of stock images per year, I never realized my buying habit of lightboxing to compare options, rather than immediately purchasing the first image that might work, was so unusual.

Glad to hear that this is not a permanent state, but hearing phrases like "next year" being applied to some of this stuff is a little daunting. I would really like some responses to previous questions regarding reassigning illustrations to the illustration category (when they were labeled as photos automatically and we have no way to change them). They do not appear in the illustration search at all. Also, to questions regarding replacing vector files whose previews do not appear correctly. It has been two weeks since someone told me they were in process of fixing these files and nothing has changed. Can I upload replacement files or do I need to continue to be patient for an indefinitely longer period of time?

I know there is a lot going on but I've asked these same questions at least 3 different times in 3 different places (email to support, here, and via sitemail) and I'm starting to feel a bit ignored.

Hi whatalife -

It's not that using Lightboxes is unusual - it's not at all.
Sorry if that was unclear - I meant that I personally would expect the vast majority of buyers to use 'em (75%+ or more), and we have found it's actually lower than 50%. But obviously still an important feature.

As an aside - one interesting finding from this research - our teams talked to a surprising number of buyers who pull images directly off a site to store as small comps on their machine - a kind of offline/manual lightbox of sorts. (Though, these are most likely buyers who are looking at images across many sites.)

We have been busy after the release, apologies if your questions on MSG or to support weren't answered. When things get busy I don't make it here as often as I would like - so emailing directly to  [email protected]  will give you a quicker answer.

We went through the collection on the backend and switched over previously uploaded JPEG illustrations from "photo" to "illustration". It sounds like some of your files weren't caught in this sweep. Do you happen to have an example SKU# handy?  I'll do some investigating...

I'll also check in on the preview regeneration and send you a update via DM.

- Brian

« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2009, 17:59 »
Brian, can you also add the "Delete" function? Because Veer is a new agency, sometimes I probably uploaded the same images twice from my achive.

« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2009, 18:03 »
168 online
1 sale so far ($0.35)


« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2009, 18:15 »
168 online
1 sale so far ($0.35)

Congrats on the sale.  How did you find out you had one?  Is there some way other than looking at each image?

« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2009, 18:21 »
Thank you Lisa.

It seems like there is still no way to see the summary of all the sales. I actually went through all the pages of images to see it.


« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2009, 19:17 »
WOO HOO!! *~* happy dance *~*

I finally had my first sale! A vector (gasp!) ...and a yummy $7.00 royalty!  ;D

Brian also got back to me and said that the repaired vector previews should go live by tomorrow and that my mis-categorized files have now been tucked away in the correct place.

« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2009, 19:50 »
WOO HOO!! *~* happy dance *~*

I finally had my first sale! A vector (gasp!) ...and a yummy $7.00 royalty!  ;D

Brian also got back to me and said that the repaired vector previews should go live by tomorrow and that my mis-categorized files have now been tucked away in the correct place.

Yup! vectors are 20 credits so when they sell, they are sweet  :) After 2 ridiculously silent weeks, yesterday I had 2 vector sales and $14 royalty.

I hope they implement the jpegs and cheaper options soon because I do believe with buying options from 1 to 20, I would have made more than $14 with 249 files.

« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2009, 12:49 »
I think it's time for another look at Veer, since it's been up a while.

I wanted to compare my performance there vs. the other sites this month, so I went through the ridiculous exercise of going through each page in my port and jotting down my numbers (the sales stat page better come quick!).  Didn't track views, just sales.  Anyway, here's how I've done so far...

Images online: 418
Rejections: 82
Purchases: 21
Revenue: $26.95

That makes Veer #8 of 9 sites for me (Crestock, as always, dead last).  How about everyone else?

Has anyone had better luck getting batches approved lately?  My last two batches got whacked with the "images too similar" stick, all at once.  Many were pretty unique with nothing else similar in the batch or my overall port.  Pretty clear that it's very hit and miss there right now.  I either get a lenient reviewer who will let 30 images in with no problem, or a grump who will reject 30 at once without, it seems, really looking at them.  I want to upload more, since I think the results are at least promising, but refuse to until they figure out what they're doing in terms of approvals.


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