isolated images or background
by Papepiconfidential info
September 4, 2009
in your opinion, what images are most successful for the sale, those with isolated elements or with background?
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Many thanks to you Papepi!!
Portulaca thanks! I put your pictures in my two public collections :the art of comedy and of disguise.. and... italian carnival masks
Hi Papepi, I would submit to your attention some of my photos for your collection : Italian carnival masks of historical figures.There are some picture which have the mask like subject.I hope you can appreciate.Elisabetta
thanks .. wow, very courteous
Well this is the best option, upload regular image and upload eps as additional format. This way we might get more of additional sales. But do DT allow PSD files as additional format.
Red, that's why I said its a sales tool, It makes person to go for maximum size than the small size. And I guess even the buyers are aware of this fact.
Thanks to all .. Creativei, good your advice .. I had not thought of that!
Well say 65 percent isolated and 35 percent with background, this is the ratio of downloads we do in our company. Best idea I suggest is keep the background and if have time create a clipping path. Well this is a great business tool, in the title mention image with clipping path, So no need to upload both images with bg and without bg, and more over clipping path is available only for the higher size so you are forcing designer to buy the higher size. So all are happy, contributors has to spend little more time. If you see all the yachts image in my pf is with clipping path.
I too think that this totally depends on the subject matter and also the applications it could potentially be used in. An isolated flower is different to an isolated clock..... perhaps !?
I advise you to check what is on DT about the same subject...Isolated or with BG... First upload from the one that has less... If this brings you any return force it with more...If you want to make quantity in your portfolio it's up to you!This is a shot in the dark sometimes, no body can give certain results!
As usual, it depends :) There is no doubt that a well isolated subject has a wide variety of applications. My experience is that of my top 20 sellers, only 2 are isolated - but one of those two is by far my most downloaded file. I have one image available both isolated and not - and both have about the same number of sales... If I'm going to do an isolated image I tend to not have one with a background as well, to avoid splitting the sales/levels.
the good thing about isolated images is the buyer can use it for anything.
then you say it's better to do the same subject isolated and also with background?
I agree with Maen. It totally depends on the subject. Isolated images are good if you want a picture describing just that subject. But if you need an image to show the subject in use, you need the background to help show how, where or why it's used. I think both are needed. Cheers :0)
Depend on the desired subject!Designers use much isolated as it helps them to edit and adapt to their design! Magazines and outdoors buy both!I upload mostly isolated and as a buyer I bought both!Both are a must in Microstock... Don't know if my answer helped any :))
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