Doc Posted May 8, 2014 Share Posted May 8, 2014 Hi all, Having had a broken Nokia 3w ago I invested in an iPhone and started uploading to Stockimo - I now have nearly 100 accepted images, On the plus side I have found it really stimulating to try and produce more creative images than the usual Alamy stuff I upload, and the image manipulation software is easily available, cheap and very user-friendly. I am looking at trying to find the equivalent to help do similar things with a few of my Canon 5D images and wonderedc if anyone knew of similar software that could be used (or is it just Photoshop CC and use of the filters?) However Stockimo seems to produce more questions than answers - for example Why are some images rejected whereas other very similar ones are accepted - mainly those including people and recognisable places? It makes it difficult to know what is required and I end up by sending images which are then rejected (I would say I have a rate of about 70/30 accepted/rejected) Many of the image manipulation filters add a border - they often make the image look more instantly attractive, but if as is hoped these images may be sold, esp. for advertising, should one remove the borders or leave them in? What do others do, and what software do others use -? I have noted that many image manipulation filters introduce softening or blurring of parts of the image and though these can make the overall effect more attractive, they have been rejected. Have others noticed this? On searching, anyone know how the images in the search results are ordered? It does not seem to be by date uploaded, nor by image score, nor by Alamy rank. Our daily stats dont seem to include Stockimo images - are Alamy going to introduce a separate section for data for STOCKIMO images, as I think this is a good stimulus for us who are producing the images? How much, if any, do people use the digital zoom on the iPhone - I dont use it at all, but tend to submit square images as I quite like them! - they are 2448x2448, but I note some images on sale are smaller than that - is there a limit, or is it simply based on how the images look? I think the older iPhones prob produce a slightly smaller image? Has anyone actually sold a STOCKIMO image who is willing to admit to it?? Looking forawrd to your thoughts Cheers Kumar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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