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I don't own an iPhone or plan to buy one. Consequently, I won't be chasing the Stockimo train. But I'm wondering if anyone has actually sold an iPhone image yet through Alamy. If so, what was the pricing like? Who leased it/them? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Second that - many of these schemes seem important but it is vital to see a few numbers backing up the hype - I know of one '$20,000' client of one agency who actually produced end sales that totaled in the hundreds after negotiating the 'deal' of the decade paying the photographers absolute peanuts. Facts are often hard to come by.......

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I uploaded several test photos, but they are still in an unsure state of "Photo Uploaded". Can't figure out what is the workflow for Stockimo  :huh:

Help is only one page long.

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The library grew from 2000 yesterday to just around 3144 today. I heard they were totally swamped with uploads. It was mentioned on Twitter today by the Stockimo team. They are working through the backlog. 

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I wonder how many of the Stockimo contributors will be new to Alamy, and just signing on to do the mobile uploads.

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The library grew from 2000 yesterday to just around 3144 today. I heard they were totally swamped with uploads. It was mentioned on Twitter today by the Stockimo team. They are working through the backlog. 

Not surprising. Fifty million here we come!

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I also saw on twitter that a number of Stockimo submissions were rejected because people didn't caption, keyword, or state the number of people correctly. I have six that have been sitting in the queue for just over 24 hours. No idea if I should upload more or wait to see if I get bounced.

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They should use crowd (customers, advanced users) judging QC as other mobile apps.

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If the limit is 10$ to receive your sales, I guess the ammount will be far lower than non "S" images.

I hope to be wrong but I do not expect too much.

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I don't own an iPhone or plan to buy one. Consequently, I won't be chasing the Stockimo train. But I'm wondering if anyone has actually sold an iPhone image yet through Alamy. If so, what was the pricing like? Who leased it/them? Inquiring minds want to know.

Hi John,

I have seven photos approved so far via Stockimo, with my highest score a 3.3 out of 4. I haven't sold any iPhone photos yet via Alamy, but have been selling them for two years now on GI. The highest price to date was $440 which I had to split 30/70. I've had them in textbooks, travel guidebooks, New York newspapers, magazines, etc. The $440 was a yellow hibiscus which is now on a soap bottle label in popular chain store (1,700 stores) in malls across America. GI tells us exactly who buys our photos, so I know exactly where they ended up. But GI doesn't flag which of my photos are iPhone photos. They compete side by side with the Canon Mark IIIs and the SONY RX-100s, etc.

 

How does one join GI?

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The library grew from 2000 yesterday to just around 3144 today. I heard they were totally swamped with uploads. It was mentioned on Twitter today by the Stockimo team. They are working through the backlog.

 

Not surprising. Fifty million here we come!

It will be a 100 million by the end of April!

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Googled GI and they came up with "Glycemic Index", GI Joe, etc but nothing about an image library.

 

Allan

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Googled GI and they came up with "Glycemic Index", GI Joe, etc but nothing about an image library.

 

Allan

 

That is humour, Allan  :)  

 

Unless I misunderstood you...

 

Gett.. Ima...

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Yes Niels it was humorous but also indicates that GI is not really high on Googles radar. :)

 

Allan

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Yes Niels it was humorous but also indicates that GI is not really high on Googles radar. :)

 

Allan

 

Well, Google is a tad thick . . . it doesn't know what/where/who G*tty is either :-)

 

dd

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"Lisa wrote: I have seven photos approved so far via Stockimo, with my highest score a 3.3 out of 4

 

How or where do you see the score?

Rolf

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Sorry.

 

'The Dog of Death' appears to have bitten again on the other Stockimo topic......trying for a double nip !

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Just as I was replying with my funniest quip!! Never mind, this one should be ok unless someone mentions Getty. Ooops... :ph34r:

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They should use crowd (customers, advanced users) judging QC as other mobile apps.

 

I don't think crowd judging is a good idea. I upload photos from my BB to another rmobile site, and they only ask about recognizable people, and don't ask at all about recognizable property.  Alamy's standard there is more stringent than other places, as even if someone's toe is visible, that counts as a persona and you have to have a release for that.  Too many photos would slip through that don't meet the Alamy release standards.

 

Jill

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They should use crowd (customers, advanced users) judging QC as other mobile apps.

 

I don't think crowd judging is a good idea. I upload photos from my BB to another rmobile site, and they only ask about recognizable people, and don't ask at all about recognizable property.  Alamy's standard there is more stringent than other places, as even if someone's toe is visible, that counts as a persona and you have to have a release for that.  Too many photos would slip through that don't meet the Alamy release standards.

 

Jill

 

True, but then again, if Alamy's technical standards were currently being enforced, there would be thousands of Stockimo images now sitting in the Sin Bin. This is obviously a whole new ballgame.

 

Hello out there! We're still waiting to see that first Stockimo image sale reported...

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Do gi take android?

 

Their app is only available for Apple devices, but you can submit images taken with other phone brands through the traditional channels.

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Don't mean to sound impatient, but there are now almost 5000 Stockimo sales on Alamy (over 2000 more than yesterday), and no sales to report by forum-readers?

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I have joined Stockimo 2 days ago and uploaded immediately some of my iphone images. 10 were accepted with scores from 2.3 to 3.7 with the majority at 2.7, 8 were rejected  (it means they did not score minimum 2, and 7 are still pending. 

What I do not understand is that most of the images accepted were taken with an iphone 3gs and using hipstamatic or even some borders apps, whereas some images taken with my iphone 4s with good composition, sharpness and correctly titled and keyworded were rejected, i wonder why and I beleive the selection  is not made on the sharpness criteria or "quality" so what makes an image pass or fail?

Also I cannot find my stockimo images accepted by contributor (as on Alamy) but the only way to find them on Alamy is to search for the word "stockimo" and a keyword I know I used on an image ( for example "stockimo venice".

I do not understand how buyers will search and find the images??

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