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mychillybin team

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Brians101 submitted a nicely combined 4 image beach collage a while back - and so the chillys have been thinking about whether mychillybin customers would like to see collages in the library or not.

It has been decided to accept this collage in the interim, and to invite comments from members on whether or not a small number of collages should be accepted going forward, or not.

the Chillys.

daiviet

Posts 10
I have submitted pictures depicting a sequence of actions. Does this come under the collage qualification?

mychillybin team

Posts 590
By collage, here, we mean ...
2 or more visually discrete images presented in a single file ... as opposed to for instance stitched images or a series of related images as separate files.

that help?

cheers for now
the chillys

Canon_S.I.

Posts 273
mychillybin team wrote:

Brians101 submitted a nicely combined 4 image beach collage a while back - and so the chillys have been thinking about whether mychillybin customers would like to see collages in the library or not.

It has been decided to accept this collage in the interim, and to invite comments from members on whether or not a small number of collages should be accepted going forward, or not.

the Chillys.


As long as all images in the collage are by the same photographer i see no problem here.

OpticalEarth

Posts 54
I think it's a good idea as you really want to provide variety to those customers that are downloading images from your site. If there is a lack of variety they will simply use 'overseas' stock libraries and may not return to your site again.

absolut_thomas

Posts 24
I'm not really sure if it's a good idea to accept collages at all and I found Katherine's thoughts in the Designer's Forum quite interesting:

Quote:"This is my opinion, I don't mind at all if you don't agree; they are photography and they have their place, BUT on a stock library would you want them.
To me, I could buy that one picture at a med size if I was doing a website or small images and get four images for the price of one. You have a choice to crop out 4x images there to use.
If they all blended and overlaped into one another, yes, that would make a good effect in one image and maybe would be purchased for it's difference, but as it is, to me there are 4 images for the one price.
Will be interesting to hear others thoughts incase I'm not looking outside the square."

Besides that I think it will be rather unlikely to produce a collage with 4 or even more images that will exactly meet a designer's requirements - but this of course does not mean that MCB should not accept collages at all...

Cheers,
Thomas

aldente

Posts 56
Why would you?

If someone wants a collage - they should buy the four seperate images and make it themselves.

Selling like (ie as a group of 4) will just encourage people to 'Buy One Get Three Free'! (ie be able to cut it up, use it as 4 individual image images - without paying for 4 images)

Keep your business model simple - let the end user decide what they will do with our images

So that's a No from me

Canon_S.I.

Posts 273
Seems most people are concerned about the pricing of collages which is a good point my brain omitted to think about.Does M.C.B. have a price structure in mind if this was a go, and could Designers really use such images?

mychillybin team

Posts 590
If collages were to be accepted and sold, the mychillybin thinking is that the collage would be offered at the same price as a single image at the full collage image size.

The reason for this, is that the customer and photographer would get equivalent image size value.

This is because each individual image in a collage is (usually much) smaller than the overall collage size. If the customer splits the collage up, the customer does not get an undue bargain e.g. 4 images for the price of one - instead, they in fact get multiple smaller images for the price of one larger image (the same size as the whole collage).

The customer can of course do much the same thing themselves, with more artistic freedom, by purchasing small images and collaging them to make a larger image - the main possible reason not to offer collages at all. But some customers may like the added value of having artistic combinations pre-made - and some photographers may like to make and submit them.

Appreciate all the points being made.

cheers for now
the Chillys

aldente

Posts 56
Hmmm...

That means that if we are Collaging with 4 images - we can get away with snapping wee minimum 2.5Mb Images and then combine them to make a big 10Mb file!

So maybe not a bad thing after all.

Could probably get away with using some iPhone images too.

Canon_S.I.

Posts 273
I'm sticking to taking photos, this collage business is getting way over my head ,good luck if your into it.

mychillybin team

Posts 590
Here is an example of a collage that seems sensible to accept in that it shows a timed series of events.

Do you agree? There are a couple of other 4 image collages accepted at much the same time?

the chillys?
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