I think it's a good idea to try, although I'm not sure it will take off much. Most people seem to be finding plenty of free images to post on their timelines or just take their own snapshots. We shall see, but I'd like to try it.
This may have already been answered (I didn't read every page in this thread), but how is TimelineImages being marketed? So far, I haven't seen any ads through Facebook itself.
Also, one of the big things TI has going for it is that the images can be legally licensed whereas the ones for free may or may not be. This is brought out on TI's website, but the blurb that shows up in search engines doesn't mention this. You might want to consider rewording the description and first text on the homepage so that the unique features of TimelineImages stand out for people doing a search for this sort of thing.
Quoted Message: Rolmat, I still don`t get it... Does the contributor (photographer or designer) have the possibility to make and upload fb cover images? I don`t see the option for uploading such files.... Tnx!
Moonspell, contributors cannot upload directly for such purposes. As Achilles mentioned originally, this project includes a hand-picked collection by our team. Please note that only images that are enrolled in our Alliances participate in this program. Contributors can opt in/out their portfolios should they decide to do so.
There are actually 2 collections when you do a search on Timeline images. The first set of results comes from a hand-picked-already-cropped collection and the second is a usual search from Dreamstime. If your portfolio is enrolled in the Alliances section it will appear at least in the second set of results. There are a few tips in this thread about how you can look to see if any of your images are included in the first set as well.
I see that I have a dozen images on the TI site. I opened one up and saw 107 downloads, which I realize is how many downloads it had on DT not TI .. Just curious if it will ever switch to showing TI downloads .. just to get an idea of what type of images people are actually buying for FB. It'd be an interesting little bit of info to keep in mind when shooting.