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Price update for files uploaded via the Keymaster program ($0.60)

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Tangie
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 04:11:37 AM by Tangie - member is an admin
The keymaster program has been frequently used lately and those using the program might have seen an increase in the pending time for their images to be keyworded. At this point, the images submitted via this program are far too many for the existing keymasters to handle. We need to select new members as well as motivate the existing ones to work faster and better.

Hence, we have decided to increase the price for this service. The new price is $0.60/file keyworded via this program. The new pricing structure goes live as of December 15th. All images submitted and/or reviewed prior to this date that are pending for keywording are charged at the old $0.40 price. Please keep in mind that the price, although increased, is still the lowest in the industry.

We would also like to point out that the images submitted for re-keywording are now given low priority for keywoding. They will be keyworded but the pending time will be longer than that of newly uploaded files.







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Jvecc1
480 posts
68
Message posted at 12/14/2010, 05:12:07 AM by Jvecc1
Well that should motivate the submitters to do their own keywording. Percentage wise that is a very big price increase. But here is a thought,of some comfort, for those who do photography for additional income and pay taxes on it. Since you are paying for the service you may be able to write it off as a business expense.


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Mani33
4043 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 08:52:47 AM by Mani33
Oh well... Paying more & waiting less sounds a good balance for who needs this service!
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Amilevin
368 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 08:57:05 AM by Amilevin
Hi Tangie,



Was the pupose of this thread letting us know regarding the new tariff?

Or is this also the place to offer ourselves as keymasters?



Thanks,

Ami.
Nikon D800, D300s & D200 Nikon SB800 & Nikon R1 kit Tamr...

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Lostarts
1177 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 09:16:03 AM by Lostarts
Tangie,



I would like to try my hand at being a keymaster. How do I get involved?



Canon bodies and lenses.

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Tangie
1645 posts
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Message edited at 12/14/2010, 09:22:19 AM by Admin
This announcement is meant first and foremost for all contributors who use the keymaster program for their uploads. Any price update is usually announced on the message board.



We already have a list of members who submitted their requests for a keymaster position in the past so if we decide on recruiting more people, we'll go through that list first. New applications are always welcome so feel free to contact support of you wish to apply. We don't necessarily select those who apply beforehand. We choose those members who match our selection criteria.



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Lightart
1314 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 13:59:20 PM by Lightart
Wow. . thats a 50% price increase.
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Achilles
4431 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 14:23:46 PM by Achilles - member is an admin
Last price increase for keymasters was 100%. It didn't diminish its popularity. Furthermore, even at $0.60 (which isn't fix, might be increased in the future) we're still at half of the industry price.

I'll use this opportunity to remind you that the agency isn't charging anything for this program, entire fee is rewarded to the keyworder. The new pricing makes for a better match between demand and offer.


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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 14:40:11 PM by Kenneystudios
Definately sounds interesting. I received an email being invited to do this. I am definately interested. Awaiting further details before I make my decision. :)
Canon 30D, T3i; Photoshop

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BCritchley
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Message edited at 12/14/2010, 15:30:22 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
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Demonike
614 posts
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 16:01:14 PM by Demonike - member is an admin
As a frequent KeyMaster program user myself, I applaud the fine job these gentlemen and women have been doing. Sometimes it is cost-effective to let your images be professionally keyworded for a small fee, while you can spend your valuable time doing things that bring you more income than you lose paying the KeyMasters. It is good to hear that those hard working folks get a long awaited salary raise ;)



If I have time though, I enjoy keywording my own images very much!
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Py2000
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Message posted at 12/14/2010, 16:29:01 PM by Py2000
1) I personally used keymasters to re-keyword some of my old images which had 0 sales. I saw it a rather safe bet as it would only take one subscription sale ($0.42 for exclusive photographers) to recoup the cost. Would subscription price go up in near future by the same amount/percent? Maybe that's something going to be announced next... :P



2) Since re-keywording is now given a "lower" priority, to be fair, maybe it should be charged at a "lower" rate than keywording for newly uploaded images. ;)

Canon bodies & lenses

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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 12/15/2010, 08:00:10 AM by Kenneystudios

Originally posted by BCritchley:
Quoted Message: DELETED




???? what??
Canon 30D, T3i; Photoshop

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Digitalg
78 posts
Message posted at 12/15/2010, 11:39:33 AM by Digitalg
I've really never considered applying for such job, but this makes me curious about one thing.

Is there some way of one doing some self evaluation as to being or not a good "keyworder"?

How far/good must that evaluation be to even consider achieving the keymaster level?



I've changed my keywording abilities over time, I look into best-seller images keywords and even went on changing some of my own this and that way to see how it behaves. I even dared on some ocasions to suggest changes to others! ;)

I think I'm a lot better now than was a couple of year back, but I really don't have a clue about how good I am at this.
Reflex bodies: Pentax K-5 and Pentax LX
Lenses: Pentax ...


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Stiven
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Message posted at 12/16/2010, 03:42:31 AM by Stiven
I'm sure this will reduce the number those who are using this service. That is O.K. if this is a goal.


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BCritchley
3680 posts
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Message posted at 12/16/2010, 09:45:48 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin

Originally posted by Kenneystudios:
Quoted Message: ???? what??




I wrote a message then thought it better to send it direct to support and did not want it answered here, did not appear to be able to delete it so edited and removed text. Hope that makes sense, nothing exciting.
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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 12/16/2010, 13:27:44 PM by Kenneystudios
ah, ok. gotcha
Canon 30D, T3i; Photoshop

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Ibyte
80 posts
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Message posted at 12/16/2010, 16:37:51 PM by Ibyte
why would this concern anyone ?.

if a keyworded image sells like 2 times, you have paid for the service.

i'd pay $1 or $2 for keywording if it could increase sales for some people without good keywording skills.
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Maigi
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Message posted at 12/20/2010, 13:13:32 PM by Maigi
If keyworders are also submitters, how do you avoid the conflict of interests? Just curious, this question is not meant to offend anybody. I'm just wondering what would motivate a keyworder not to fall in the trap of "accidentally" missing a vital keyword of an image which would compete his bestselling image? Do you have a double check system or how does it work?
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Petarneychev
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Message posted at 12/20/2010, 13:45:09 PM by Petarneychev

Originally posted by Maigi:
Quoted Message: If keyworders are also submitters, how do you avoid the conflict of interests? Just curious, this question is not meant to offend anybody. I`m just wondering what would motivate a keyworder not to fall in the trap of "accidentally" missing a vital keyword of an image which would compete his bestselling image? Do you have a double check system or how does it work?




One could ask the same question for image editors. ;) The answer is simple - we count on honesty above all. Then we also monitor our database continually - to correct mistakes or adjust for better results (ie. the double-check). Lastly, if a customer disagrees with the keywording (or image review for that matter) - an email to support can help clarify any doubts and/or correct a mistake.



It really is in nobody's benefit to put others down - neither in life, nor here at Dreamstime. :)
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