isolated images or background

in your opinion, what images are most successful for the sale, those with isolated elements or with background?

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May 25, 2010

Portulaca

Many thanks to you Papepi!!

May 23, 2010

Papepi

Portulaca thanks! I put your pictures in my two public collections :the art of comedy and of disguise.. and... italian carnival masks

May 22, 2010

Portulaca

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

September 06, 2009

Papepi

thanks .. wow, very courteous

September 06, 2009

Creativei

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.

September 06, 2009

Creativei

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.

September 05, 2009

Papepi

Thanks to all .. Creativei, good your advice .. I had not thought of that!

September 05, 2009

Creativei

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.

September 05, 2009

Theclarkester

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 !?

September 04, 2009

Mani33

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!

September 04, 2009

Bradcalkins

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.

September 04, 2009

Doogiexxxx

the good thing about isolated images is the buyer can use it for anything.

September 04, 2009

Papepi

then you say it's better to do the same subject isolated and also with background?

September 04, 2009

Wildmac

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)

September 04, 2009

Mani33

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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