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How do you upload a series?

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Brumoreno1
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Message posted at 08/15/2012, 11:21:27 AM by Brumoreno1
I uploaded two similar photos and the examiners accepted one and rejected the other. They suggested: "Also, we recommend you upload the selection of images in one batch (the entire series) so that our editors can select the files with highest sale potential".

That's very reasonable and I would like to do it in the future, but I cannot find the way to upload a series of photographs in one batch, as opposed to just uploading them together as individual photographs with similar titles.

How do you upload a series?

Thanks.
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BCritchley
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Message posted at 08/15/2012, 11:31:30 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Upload them as you do all at the same time or as fast as you can one after the other. Depending on the subject you may have far greater sales potential if you create a collage using several images, giving the buyer greater choice.....

Can't say I have seen the rejection response you have had, down side to it would be all the rejections you would get after the "better" ones had been picked. Better to just upload your very best couple or the collage advice.
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Heywoody
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Message posted at 08/15/2012, 13:44:59 PM by Heywoody
Like Brett said. Say you have 10 images in a series, instead of submitting your best 2, the suggestion is that you submit the 10 and let the reviewers pick the best 2 and presumably reject the rest as similar. Acceptance ratio determines the amount you can submit so I really wouldn't recommend this approach.
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Brumoreno1
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Message posted at 08/15/2012, 17:20:54 PM by Brumoreno1
Brett and Mike,

Oh, I understand now. By reading the suggestion from Dreamstime staff, I thought there was a special way to upload batches counting as just one photo. If there is not such a way, I guess the best idea is to do my own selection, in order not to worsen my acceptance ratio, as you say. Or the collage idea.

Thanks for your help.
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BCritchley
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Message posted at 08/15/2012, 17:51:42 PM by BCritchley - member is an admin
As I was learning the ropes here I often fell into that trap. Uploading say 6 similar and getting my first two accepted and the rest rejectef, again often better images rejected but too many if the same series. Now im alot more selective and my AR and sales are much better. Good luck here :)
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Alvera
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Message edited at 08/16/2012, 04:25:34 AM by Alvera
It's wrong to let others to pick for you. Very often the reviewers are also contributor photographers. Please look at my last uploaded images, the series with little girl in pink, only one image was rejected for similarity... the best one :))
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Peanutroaster
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Message edited at 08/16/2012, 06:25:10 AM by Peanutroaster
I usually pick three max from a series. If they become best sellers you could upload more in the future. I've never had luck with a collage. The reviewers usually say they would do better as individual shots. Novices seem to think that collages are their ticket to high sales because they've seen a few collages with a high number of sales but basically its just another way that you are giving away value. Instead of making several sales, you just make one.

Similars make more sense with people photos (different expressions) than objects.
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Steveball
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Message posted at 08/16/2012, 07:36:23 AM by Steveball
Had all but 2 of a series rejected but if they're submitted as a collage the size of each pic is much smaller which gives the buyer less options for use. The series I had rejected here sell well on other sites and the 2 accepted do ok here (one a level 3). Pretty much stopped uploading even 2 images that are similar.


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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 08/16/2012, 09:44:14 AM by Bradcalkins
I combined six shots into one and submitted to DT, then submitted single shots elsewhere. Only have 1 sale here. Lots elsewhere. Part of the issue is probably keywording. You reduce keyword relevancy by combining different shots. Better off with just one on DT, in my opinion.
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Ajv123ajv
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Message posted at 08/16/2012, 12:01:30 PM by Ajv123ajv
I uploaded 2 in a series and had one accepted and one rejected so seems series at DT are not liked for some reason.


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Lisafx
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Message posted at 08/16/2012, 12:10:24 PM by Lisafx

Originally posted by Bradcalkins:
Quoted Message: I combined six shots into one and submitted to DT, then submitted single shots elsewhere. Only have 1 sale here. Lots elsewhere. Part of the issue is probably keywording. You reduce keyword relevancy by combining different shots. Better off with just one on DT, in my opinion.


This is interesting to know. I have been toying around with a few collages. I haven't found they sell better than the individual images. I have only tried a couple of times so didn't know if it was just me.
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Alvera
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Message posted at 08/17/2012, 00:00:42 AM by Alvera
Collages are bad, buyers hate to crop.
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Brumoreno1
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Message posted at 08/17/2012, 03:57:32 AM by Brumoreno1
Thank you all for your advice. It's been most helpful.
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Message posted at 09/23/2012, 17:43:09 PM by Livingstonatlarge
This was really helpful for me too.
Thanks.
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Sml
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Message posted at 11/13/2012, 10:00:24 AM by Sml
Yes I have been having the same problem. This has helped a lot. susan
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