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"Upload iPhone photos with Stockimo

 

Hi

 

We know you take great pictures with your camera so you probably take great pictures with your phone too. Why not upload your iPhone photos using the brand-new and free Stockimo app and we’ll sell them.

 

Stockimo's different to other photo apps, it's plugged into Alamy and our distribution network so you'll get the same prices for your iPhone photos as you do for your camera shots.

 

Download Stockimo now and turn your iPhone photos into cash. We're rewarding existing Alamy contributors by giving you 50% commission (compared to the Stockimo standard 20%) - find out how at the bottom of the email.

 

We know how to sell photos, we’ve paid $140M to photographers already." The email from alamy which I just got.

 

Only on an iPhone not on an andriod phone? Will they bring it out for andriod? Is this a good idea? How will our QC status be effected? How Will they look at a photo submitted from a phone? also will it be the same as they do right now with normal pc uploading?

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I’m an Android phone user, so unfortunately it’s not relevant to me.

 

Same here. Unfortunately, the days of iPhone representing the larger % of the market are over. 80% of smartphones sold are Android. This does not mean they have an 80% share. A lot of the 80% could be replacing phones/upgrading. Realistically it is going to be nearer the 60% mark for Android. People tend to keep iPhones longer?!?

 

If I was going to guess, they may not open it up to Android due to a belief that the iPhone camera is better than Android ones?!? To some extent this may be correct (lower spec Android devices) but if they only open the service to iPhone users, they are entering a market with one arm tied behind their back.

 

Could be interesting to see how it works.... if I could only use it :rolleyes:

 

Edit.... taken from the Blog. Looks like they want to fight with one arm tied behind their backs then  :D. I guess, if I want to sell my phone images I can send them to their competitors instead  :rolleyes:

 

  • It’s iPhone only, sorry Android users. We wanted to stick to one platform and iPhone came out top in our research. Of course we aren’t ruling out an Android version in the future
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Yeah, even more competition from every Tom, Dick and Harry with a phone. Thanks :rolleyes:

Haven't we got enough dross already? 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Good point, I was thinking that they were going to present these on a different site?!?

 

If they bunch them all together here, mixed up with all the other images, well, might as well start planning the Alamy Escape now.

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If you want to upload to Stockimo you have to 'allow access to your photos.'

Does that mean they can access all your photos or just the ones you upload?

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Android also and no way will I buy an iPhone, when is the Android version coming out Alamy?

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Android also and no way will I buy an iPhone, when is the Android version coming out Alamy?

 

It won't... for now anyway.

 

  • It’s iPhone only, sorry Android users. We wanted to stick to one platform and iPhone came out top in our research. Of course we aren’t ruling out an Android version in the future

Also, if Alamy pop by, could someone provide some additional meat to the bone regarding this...

 

  • Stockimo images will be automatically available across our entire sales network, including all our distributors

 

Does it mean you will be grouping these new images with all the existing ones under "Creative" & "Relevant" Searches. Or, will it have a separate search or even better, website. An explanation on how it will be integrated would be useful as there is a real fear that it's going to become near on impossible to find anything given the potential volume increase (given it's not an edited library).

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Hi All 

 

Does this mean an end to the approved camera list? most of them are better than an iPhone will it become Stocino?

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Yeah, even more competition from every Tom, Dick and Harry with a phone. Thanks :rolleyes:

Haven't we got enough dross already? 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Yes I'm not happy about this at all.

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  • "We only want mobile shots via this route; Stockimo isn’t an upload tool for your camera shots"

I would have thought that a lot of photographers will carry a small compact camera in addition to a phone around with them. I know I do. If anything is worth photographing I reach for the camera. if i then want to create a "super awesome" retro, sepia instagram picture I do it from the camera file. 

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I agree on the quality and price issues. But whatever we do the market for these photos will grow. The images are at least separated in some way from the "good quality" images, I wouldn't like the approved camera list to include smartphones. Even the payments are separated. Perhaps a decent way to take a part of the cake in the unwelcome, but inevitable development.

 

I have downloaded the app for trial. It seems to work on my iPhone5. But I sure like the idea of using a camera of good quality and edit the images on a well-performing monitor. I hate to edit on the screen of a smartphone, eyesight not good enough.

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Android too and my phone is for phone calls and emails only.

 

My camera does not take phone calls, for photos only.

 

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

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iPad next?

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

 

While I agree, it depends on how it is implemented. If you don't have a clear and defined way of separating these images from existing stock, then you will put off the people who need higher quality images.

 

My concern is not that they are doing it, it's how they are going to do it. There is not enough info around this but I have a horrible feeling they are going to be lumped together.... I hope I'm wrong.

 

By the way, HTC cameras are poor (i used to have the One X) but the Samsung ones are good. While I love my Macs, I would never buy an iPhone.

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

 

While I agree, it depends on how it is implemented. If you don't have a clear and defined way of separating these images from existing stock, then you will put off the people who need higher quality images.

 

My concern is not that they are doing it, it's how they are going to do it. There is not enough info around this but I have a horrible feeling they are going to be lumped together.... I hope I'm wrong.

 

By the way, HTC cameras are poor (i used to have the One X) but the Samsung ones are good. While I love my Macs, I would never buy an iPhone.

 

 

I totally agree. The libraries need to be segregated to make it clear that there's going to be a difference in quality. I've only ever had HTC phones but turning my back on them now after this one. 

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

 

While I agree, it depends on how it is implemented. If you don't have a clear and defined way of separating these images from existing stock, then you will put off the people who need higher quality images.

 

My concern is not that they are doing it, it's how they are going to do it. There is not enough info around this but I have a horrible feeling they are going to be lumped together.... I hope I'm wrong.

 

 

If you make an Alamy image search on "stockimo" you will find the images are credited:

 

[photographer] / Stockimo / Alamy

 

Furhermore the size will reveal the quality.

 

But I agree there should have been a clearer distinction. Or some red text marking the image as: Smartphone quality (if not Smarta.. quality)  :) 

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And you thought microstock was bad ...

 

If they are lumped into the main Alamy archive then I have almost certainly submitted my last images to Alamy. The library will accelerate to 100million images and prices will fall to pennies. As I predicted in another thread it was only a matter of time before Alamy adopted crowd sourcing and mobile phone images; it was even sooner than I expected (but not by much). It is probably the end of stock photography as we have known it until know. It will go the direction if clip art - remember that? We used to pay for it until everyone was giving it away. For Alamy (arguably always a crowd-sourced offering) it was inevitable; if they didn't do it someone else would.

 

Photographers will soon be looking back fondly on the golden days of microstock!

 

I am looking for a high-end specialist direction and channels to market.

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I wonder if they will have a sin bin for iPhone photographers?

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

 

Of course it will hit prices - simple supply and demand and for web use phones are fine for straightforward pix in reasonable conditions.

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Alamy need to evolve in this changing market I'm afraid. Whether we like it or not, the popularity of smartphone photographers has rocketed to unmeasurable proportions. What business wouldn't want to grab a slice of that revenue? There's no reason why the two worlds can't exist side by side. People who are good at stock will be a success no matter what they submit to. It's the ones that are hanging on by the skin of their teeth with the odd sale here and there, that should probably worry (like me) 

 

I for one will be trading my 4MP HTC One android smartphone (worst camera ever put in a phone) for an iPhone as soon as I can. This service just means I'll have a use for the camera if the need takes me. 

 

I just hope that it won't reduce the value of current stock prices. There needs to be a clear divide on the library. 

 

While I agree, it depends on how it is implemented. If you don't have a clear and defined way of separating these images from existing stock, then you will put off the people who need higher quality images.

 

My concern is not that they are doing it, it's how they are going to do it. There is not enough info around this but I have a horrible feeling they are going to be lumped together.... I hope I'm wrong.

 

 

If you make an Alamy image search on "stockimo" you will find the images are credited:

 

[photographer] / Stockimo / Alamy

 

Furhermore the size will reveal the quality.

 

But I agree there could have been a clearer distinction.

 

 

Cheers.... I just tried a search and added Stockimo in the keywords. From what I can see there is no way to separate these from the normal images when entering keywords / searching. i.e. you cannot select "No Mobile Phone Images" for instance. 

 

Now, as most images look great as Thumbnails, customers will have to be keen eyed to spot what they are buying (or so it would appear) and given the potential volume of images that could be taken and sent via mobile phone, normal images could potentially be swamped and hard to find. Especially if you have to zoom an image and then check the credit line to find out.

 

To make matters worse, they are favouring/endorsing contributors with iPhones.... at the moment. Not a great situation I feel.

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I wonder if they will have a sin bin for iPhone photographers?

 

Yes, like you cannot make phone calls for 28 days....   :)

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I wonder if they will have a sin bin for iPhone photographers?

 

Yes, like you cannot make phone calls for 28 days....   :)

 

 

Phew, I would be alright then.... I only use my phone of data and texts  :P

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