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Illustrations faster than photos, why?

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Libux77
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Message posted at 11/14/2012, 14:09:16 PM by Libux77
I noticed review process is faster for illustrations than photos. I wonder why DT assigns higher priority to illustrations. For instance some photos took 10 days to be reviewed (!!!!) while illustrations took one only day. This happened not only once....this is almost a rule. To me this is an incentive to produce illustrations and maybe to send photos elsewhere.


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Gheburaseye
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Message posted at 11/14/2012, 14:17:28 PM by Gheburaseye
I think because photos are sold better than illustrations.
Moreover, it's a little bit difficoult create a bad illustration (I'm talking about quality and execution, not ability), because of vector software like AI or inkscape.
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Libux77
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Message posted at 11/14/2012, 15:11:34 PM by Libux77
I understand that illustrations are sold better....not photos!


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Lauriey
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Message posted at 11/14/2012, 15:20:20 PM by Lauriey
I have no clue how their system works. I've had times where I submitted one photo, then a few days later I submitted another. The second got reviewed and approved faster then the one submitted a few days prior!
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Vincentho
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Message edited at 11/14/2012, 20:58:19 PM by Vincentho
I doubt there is a priority, maybe it just happened that the photographs editors are not present vice versa. Not sure about you, but I have noticed sometimes even though images were in the status of being "Image under review", and the next few hours they were being put back to the ETR status; personally I read that as because the editor is qualified only to review photographs but not illustration images, so they skipped or passed it over, hence I believe they have two type of reviewer, professionally devoted to their field of expertise.


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Melonstone
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Message posted at 11/15/2012, 04:08:39 AM by Melonstone
Probably because more photos than illustrations are submitted - there are far less illustrations on DT than photographs.

It's also likely that the people reviewing illustrations are themselves illustrators so they know what to look out for. Of course, they may also be photographers so might two hats when reviewing.....
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Nikitu
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Message posted at 11/15/2012, 04:26:12 AM by Nikitu - member is an admin
Our admins are specialized in photos or illustrations. It is possible that illustrations will get a faster review when there are a lot more photos submitted than illustrations.
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Elifranssens
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Message posted at 11/16/2012, 08:40:33 AM by Elifranssens
I had one illustration jumping the queue, it got approved while there was a waiting time of 120 hours still and got ahead of 5 photos with less waiting time. On the other hand, a whole bunch of other illustrations are waiting their turn just like my photos...

I guess there's no rule... there's just one certainty, judgement day will come!
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Gheburaseye
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Message posted at 11/16/2012, 17:56:11 PM by Gheburaseye

Originally posted by Libux77:
Quoted Message: I understand that illustrations are sold better....not photos!


Maybe illustrations are paid better (but not always) but illustrations are not sold better than photos ;)
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Alisonun
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Message posted at 11/17/2012, 08:23:18 AM by Alisonun
Some other sites have lots more illustrations than photos but many are very poor standard. I am pleased that I have sold 5 photos in 6 days last week. It gives me hope to keep on improving my photography! Thanks DT.
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Gheburaseye
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Message posted at 12/10/2012, 18:14:54 PM by Gheburaseye
Congrats Alisonum ;)
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Lisafx
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Message posted at 12/11/2012, 11:57:59 AM by Lisafx

Originally posted by Nikitu:
Quoted Message: Our admins are specialized in photos or illustrations. It is possible that illustrations will get a faster review when there are a lot more photos submitted than illustrations.


Makes the most sense.

I've never submitted illustrations, so I wouldn't know, but I don't find the waits for photos to be a problem. Usually reviewed within a week. Good enough for me :)
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Gheburaseye
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Message posted at 12/25/2012, 17:16:20 PM by Gheburaseye
Anyway in this period I think there are more illustrations submitted, because their approvation is very slow! But it's not a big problem, because sales don't stop ;)

Merry Xmas to all!
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