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Zooming for which reasons

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Since i started uploading to Alamy (1 year yesterday) i was wondering why a buyer should zoom an image.

These are some of my conclusions:

a) to expand a tiny thumbnail which is poorly visible

b to check the final price (useful for RM)

c) to buy the image

d) to verify which other similar pics a contributor has

e) to double check an image before buying it

 

Which other reasons come in mind to you guys?

1 year, i have 2 sales out of 47 zooms so it seems case c) is just 4% of the total reasons ;)

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Ciao, Kovic

 

The answer is surely A, although other reasons may creep in some. Sometimes a zoom results in a sale but not that often. Regarding your other issue: piano piano. The new system is still not final, not settled yet.

 

Edo 

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Edo,

my nickname is KODAKovic which is the combination of the great film company and my parents surname :)

I'm italian.. "piano piano" is italian.. what does it mean for you?

I had these statistics within 11 months of the old system and just 15 days of the new one ...so... i believe zooms not became sales has nothing to do with the new IM or search engine.

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Edo,

my nickname is KODAKovic which is the combination of the great film company and my parents surname :)

I'm italian.. "piano piano" is italian.. what does it mean for you?

I had these statistics within 11 months of the old system and just 15 days of the new one ...so... i believe zooms not became sales has nothing to do with the new IM or search engine.

 

 

When I lived in Rome in the '60s, piano piano meant "step by step." Yes, I speak Italian (Romano). I was suggesting that you be patient, but if you feel you have a real problem, you should contact Alamy. 

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I'm guessing that when customers zoom several images on a topic, they're selecting a pool of finalists to choose from.  So yours may or may not make the cut (if any).  I always look to see how many were zoomed.  I figure the fewer, the better my odds, especially if mine were the only ones zoomed.

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i read somewhere here that a "rule" should be zooms 1/3 of sales.

i know... they have no reason to exist :)

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