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"Scratchpad" in photo request area.

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Robinstockphotos
Recently while trying to make images for someone who was requesting very specific photos, I found it troublesome to upload 2 or 3 full resolution (>17MB) sized JPEGs again and again....and then requesting priority review only to find that the images aren't satisfactory for the customer. Then I submitted 2 or 3 more. And again priority review. And then again...and yet again.
This sometimes becomes difficult and I hope I didn't irritate the customer support? haha!

What I suggest is, why not have a scratchpad space for every contributor and buyer? A space which allows upto 5 photos of maximum size...say 800x600? Of course, you can put watermarks there as "uploaded samples on Dreamstime" or something plus a disclaimer. But that way the buyers could show us examples of what exactly they need. They might upload mobile phone photos or sketches or whatever suits them. And we could show them what we have...and if they like it, we'd submit to priority review.
I'm not really worried about comfort here. I think this might make things easier for buyers too. Let images describe images, not every image can be described in even a thousand words.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 06:16:14 AM
Nikitu
Admin
While this is not a bad idea it would require a new platform, upload page, presentation page and all that.
I suggest you submit one image, at first, to see what the reviewer thinks, then submit the rest. Your images had an execution problem which would not have been visible in a small resolution.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 06:19:31 AM
Bogdanzagan
You could have your watermarked work posted on a personal blog, Facebook page etc. This way the customer could see the exact final product. Of course, you could post the general picture and some parts at full resolution.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 06:50:14 AM
Nikitu
Admin
We would not advise posting the image on another site. This is why there is a review process, so that the photographer/illustrator understands where the problems are and the buyer will get the end result in the best possible form.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 07:20:19 AM
Robinstockphotos
Yes. Nikitu, yeah, I had some distorted pixels problem there...it was a huge illustration and I did some transformations wrongly I guess. Still learning...still new.

Well, I wouldn't ever post my stock photos anywhere else. Sites like Facebook are very popular but they have it written in their terms and conditions that whatever you post their may be used by them for marketing purposes. It is like you're telling them to rob you of your hardwork. So please never post even partial full resolution photos anywhere except stock sites you trust.

Well, yes, I could always upload samples again and again. I'm sure the admins are the most patient people on earth - have to be, right? Every type of people from professionals to beginners....
I was just wanting to upload low resolution securely here bypassing the review so that the customer can see. For example I was first told the photo doesn't look distinctly inverted. Then I was told to remove some details. Then to remove all manipulations. Could have been avoided.

The thread on doors is heading randomly here and there too. How about the buyer posting a mobile photo of "I want a door like this:". That's it, done in a one go! And safely too. I don't trust third parties.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 07:39:30 AM
Parkinsonsniper
As far as I understood from Pratik's first post, he don't want to show the work to the reviewers, but to a potential buyer. His purpose is to see if the customer is satisfied with the image. After the customer's satisfaction, reviewers can check the pic to see if it fits or not.

Nikitu is right about the effort needed to create his idea. It can bring a new dimension to the request area, while bringing new sleepless nights to the coders and admins...
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Edited: 12/24/2012, 09:50:25 AM
Robinstockphotos
Okay, the sniper shot at the idea straight. :)
That's what I wanted. It's like....I stay up all night and make a great big 31MP illustration that took 2 hours of rendering....and my dear buyer says "no, cut out all the special effects".

That's the problem. So this feature saves everybody's time.

As for coding, I'm doing advanced robotics and microprocessor since I'm 15. I know 5 programming languages. If a team takes up the "challenge", it could work. Would be the industry's first! Stock photo is supposed to be general...let's make it specially for a buyer. Let him say he likes the rough photo of ABC, so he'll buy the reviewed, big file from him.
Saves time and effort everywhere.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 11:04:33 AM
Bogdanzagan
Think of your personal site as that scratchpad :) Post there your work accompanied with your imagination.
If you search the web after Nikitu you will find a very beautiful site with her photography portfolio.
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Posted: 12/24/2012, 16:35:45 PM
Parkinsonsniper

Originally posted by Robinstockphotos:
Quoted Message: As for coding, I`m doing advanced robotics and microprocessor since I`m 15. I know 5 programming languages.


Maybe I should call you "Sheldon" (from the TV series "Big Bang Theory") :))
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 01:26:38 AM
Robinstockphotos
haha! I don't know if "Sheldon" is something positive here? We don't have that show in India I guess. Not in our normal set of TV channels.

Don't make such comments on a global site. Too risky. ;)
There might be a show in our country named "Big Bang Theory" with a devil or a fool named "Sheldon". ;)

I love software and electronics. I don't really specialize in web related programming, but in everything else like automobile, robotics and consumer electronics (including designing my own PC units from chips.)

I think this scratchpad section could be integrated with the profile. Like they have "latest uploads", etc...maybe add this scratchpad there. Wouldn't make the profiles ugly either.
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 03:30:36 AM
Parkinsonsniper
I used Sheldon as a "genius" metaphor...no devil, no evil :)
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 04:11:50 AM
Robinstockphotos
Then that's okay. I'm not really evil. (My profile photo sort of disagrees with that. But it's like - "I'm evil when you mess with me.")
I'm 18 so, I am on the crossroads. Evil and genius. I'd rather work as a researcher. Maybe space research or atomic research? For peace of course.
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 06:12:46 AM
Miraclemoments
Can DT not make another satelite website almost like pinterest but it should be password protected. Each contributor has his own log in details. Once a purchaser has requested images and these have been uploaded to the contributors "scratchpad" the contributor can supply the buyer with a link to the image...watermarked and unusable in size.
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 07:40:47 AM
Robinstockphotos
You mean provide every person with a harddisk of about 15 or 20MB?
Another site just for requests? Highly wasteful I suppose. There are hardly any requests.
Better provide a shared 1GB for the whole site. File size restriction: 500kb. Files expire in 2 weeks. That's better.

There could be a link below the profile photo, besides the portfolio view button. Click that, open the shared 1GB, scroll down to required file ID, done. No secrecy so nobody would post wrong stuff.
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 09:33:27 AM
Miraclemoments
Yep...something like that. What you could do is upload into a scratchpad section on the forum linked to that image. Client can choose to accept or decline. Client could decline with a short explanation and the file will then automatically be deleted. Accepted and a message is sent to you and DT for reference when the DT upload is done.
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Posted: 12/25/2012, 09:51:54 AM
Robinstockphotos
That's possible. If they can have someone take care of all that. Because the moment you introduce a feature like that...something that decides whether something is relevant or not, you need people. Machines can't take care of that.
I don't know if the staff has people to spare. We're trouble enough. ;)
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Posted: 12/26/2012, 01:26:00 AM
Miraclemoments
LOL....the initial rejection or approval is done buy the buyer....still subject to approval by DT editors. If approved by the buyer it goes to the normal DT uploading process.
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Posted: 12/26/2012, 03:40:20 AM
Parkinsonsniper
Maybe we should build our own stock agency web-site :)) :P you made it sound so easy :)
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Posted: 12/26/2012, 04:00:52 AM
Miraclemoments
:-)...does sound easy hey...
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Posted: 12/26/2012, 05:01:11 AM
Robinstockphotos
It's not easy at all. Adding something exactly similar to existing features should be okay. Like adding a "Least sold" column should be easier than creating a new site for all Level 0 files. Lol

I'd soon be the top contributor there. So that's another suggestion from me to DT.
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Posted: 12/26/2012, 07:29:55 AM
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