• I stopped by to see what was new here and I’m not sure I’m caught up, but I think so.
    I am interested in keeping a site where I can sell my work and theoretically interested in migrating to the plugin version of Symbiostock. Timing is everything – I won’t have much time to devote to this over the next 3 months or so. I’d like to participate in the…[Read more]

  • I stopped by to see what was new here and I’m not sure I’m caught up, but I think so.
    I am interested in keeping a site where I can sell my work and theoretically interested in migrating to the plugin version of Symbiostock. Timing is everything – I won’t have much time to devote to this over the next 3 months or so. I’d like to participate in the…[Read more]

  • Some of those are (IMO) unratable – strong future for contributors for example. Also not sure how that differs from contributor best interest. Customer goodwill is another one (although whatever it means I don’t think iStock has any left!)

    In addition to a +1 on many of the previous additions (particularly the opt outs for partner deals,…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic DPC opt out in the forum Off Topic 6 years ago

    Given that Fotolia has now returned to closing accounts to bully contributors, folks who want to stay Fotolia contributors should tread carefully when complaining and contacting people about DPC

    First and last warning

  • I didn’t answer the poll because I think the difficulty is in the many definitions of beautiful 🙂

    I have some very strong opinions about sites I like the look of and those I really detest, and I would love not to have to invest any time and effort in the look of my site. If I had a choice of a few stunning (to me) designs, that would be…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic WooHoo! Sales! in the forum Symbiostock News 6 years ago

    The Empire buys back (with apologies for the bad pun) 🙂

    Congrats

  • Right now, if you make your square watermark anything but tiny, you can’t design it in such a way as not to get cut off with a panorama – because of the pixel dimensions of the preview. So for this preview, at 590 x 213 pixels you get

    Boston waterfront in early morning sun

    I plunked my logo dead center so at…[Read more]

  • @Leo wrote:

    First off, just a quick thank you to JoAnnSnover for donating her cat for animal testing (Attached). Its for the greater good of humanity.

    This isn’t my cat – I’m donating a friend’s cat for medical experiments!! I think that means an eternity in torment 🙂 His name is Orion and he’s a bit imperious but very photogenic

    I sent you…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic DPC opt out in the forum Off Topic 6 years ago

    I have used the contact form on most of the larger sites – that weren’t already opted out. Some responses, but very few.

    I can share a Google Drive spreadsheet with anyone who wants to send out e-mails – three of us are keeping track to avoid bombarding people multiple times. There’s also a template message (in English) for anyone who wants to…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic WooHoo! Sales! in the forum Symbiostock News 6 years ago

    Congrats on the sale!

    I think the fees depend on your location. I pay 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction, so I’d pay 59 cents on a $10 sale, not $1+. I seem to remember other site owners talking about higher fees – although I don’t think they were over 10%…

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic A Happy Update in the forum Developers 6 years ago

    I don’t know why I’d submit to a co-op unless I dropped my own site. And I have agencies like Shutterstock if I’m looking for broader exposure for smaller share of the proceeds.

    I like the notion of being able to search the whole symbiostock network easily – so if anything new can be searched along with the existing sites as if it were one…[Read more]

  • Justin called me today to let me know that he has temporarily had to turn off the connection for Symbiostock sites to PicturEngine. He is currently planning for marketing to start in July.

    He’s going to CEPIC next week (panelist and for discussions) and expects to be able to turn Symbiostock back on some time after he gets back.

    I asked if he…[Read more]

  • I don’t know what happened in Feb or March, but I saw Googles webmaster tools stop increasing the indexed image count. But my images are getting indexed. If I search Google for Cottage Pond North Caicos (in images; it’s there but further back in a web search) my newly uploaded image is in the top row. I have no idea what changed that stopped the…[Read more]

  • I believe FB terms of service prohibit using a false name/identity – one wonders why someone would use a stock photo (even if legitimately purchased) for a real FB account. They may just remove the image and consider the problem solved.

    Good for the person who contacted you that they took the trouble to find you though

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic Pricing trend on Symbiostock in the forum General 6 years ago

    I saw something new the other day – a single price for a single use (versus royalty free)

    http://www.sangostock.com/

    We have some sites experimenting with lower prices and some much higher. I think it’s not bad to have a range and for people to try things out to see what flies. If I had a bunch of simple isolated on white shots, I might make the…[Read more]

  • I did have that problem (not because my host wouldn’t permit it but because of how my site was set up at the time.

    The workaround is to make a subdomain for the directory you install wordpresss into. My site is actually in stock.snovers.com (the subdomain) and my URL – digitalbristles.com is mapped to that subdomain.

    With Bluehost, you set up…[Read more]

  • I am also on bluehost, but I installed just to test anyway. Seems to be working fine.

    we could post a line so you know we’re not fooling you 🙂

    Viewing Cond Illuminant : 19.6445 20.3718 16.8089

    Who could make that up? 🙂

  • Dreamstime has this feature and I have to say I don’t use it. My camera doesn’t automatically record location and given the extra work involved to click on their map, I skip it.

    I could be completely wrong, but I get the impression that people looking for a specific location (and I’m sure there are many types of outdoor images where that’s the…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic bug in pricing? in the forum Technical Support 6 years ago

    I can see the bug now. I’m assuming there’s something in the image preview code that is not checking correctly to see what sizes are available, although I notice that it doesn’t offer vectors (for example) something else that isn’t available. If you upload a new image – I assume your default is now to have only one size available for all images -…[Read more]

  • JoAnnSnover replied to the topic bug in pricing? in the forum Technical Support 6 years ago

    I can’t see the multiple prices anywhere. When you say “but when in categories i click on the +sign” I don’t know where to find that. If I use the menu at the top to pick a category and then select an image, I see only the one price (which I assume is what you wish to be seen?)

    I must be missing something. I’m using Chrome on a Mac if that makes…[Read more]

  • Load More