Does size matter?
They say size doesn't matter. It's all in the technique.
And while I'd hate to complain about a sale there are two size issues that irk me. Let me know if you agree, disagree, never thought about it or if I'm just being irked over nothing.
Size Irk #1: Sub + Max
The slightly annoying sale is a Sub sale at "Maximum". Doesn't that irk you? I just seems like your image is being given away especially when the buyer seems that the really, really want it and want for something really good. I can't image a "Maximum" being used for a blog, the buyer must have something really cool in mind. Now granted if I was buying with a subscription I suppose I'd try to grab the largest size available also. But man that seems like a lot of file for very little cash. Hands in the cookie jar so to speak.
Size Irk #2: Cr + XS
Credit sale and "Extra Small". Here is a case where someone is buying your image at the least possible price point. Now in the past I assumed that this would mean the image is good for nothing better than a small Internet ad or a web page button.
But then I ran across a blog entry from a designer/image buyers who was going on about how a certain microstock agencies' (not DT) extra small images were big enough for use in presentations.
That made me wonder if the images offered here in the extra small size are truly XS because I certainly get a lot of sales in this size.
The megapixels go up in our cameras but the requirements of web pages or presentations stay the same (especially when more and more presentation are given on smaller screens such as iPads). Are microstock agencies giving too much away in these smaller sizes? I hope someone is watching the sales figures across each size. If the XS size is growing at the expense of larger sizes then its time to make some adjustments.
What do you think?
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