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ilbusca
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 4:42AM

Hi all,


looking at several other websites, not necessairly competitors, and considering the increasing resolution of monitors/displays it is pretty obvious that iStock's thumbnails are a bit too small, outdated and generally less appealing than the average current internet content.


Does iStock have any plan tof increasing thumbnails size and/or giving a refresh to website graphics?
GrigoriosMoraitis
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 5:35AM
I Agree
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 5:40AM
Yep definitely - both the search result thumbnail and the file close-up size could be a fair bit bigger.
SamBurt
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 6:12AM

I agree about the thumbnails, I find the close-ups acceptable.
AleksandarNakic
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 8:22AM
Thumb size + Logo position change would be cool.
Sieboldianus
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 10:45AM
But Istock is also one of the few sites where you can actually zoom in - which is much better than increasing thumbnail-size, from my point of view.

[edit]
.. also concerning illegal usage of photos.

(Edited on 2013-05-21 10:46:35 by Sieboldianus)
vgajic
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 11:03AM
Getty has a beautiful thumbs in color and size. Try to apply same here.
ilbusca
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 11:34AM
I was thinking of something bigger, like the new flickr, or facebook's galleries.
spooh
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 12:33PM

Subtle sharpening won't hurt too.
kovacevicmiro
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013 12:58AM
Did any of you think about how easy is download image and remove watermark today, so I think it's not very good to have too big thumbnails...
ilbusca
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013 1:07AM
They can download it anyway from the close up page if they want to.
SamBurt
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013 1:28AM
Posted By spooh:

Subtle sharpening won't hurt too.

As long as it is more subtle than Getty thumbs, which are over sharpened in my opinion.
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013 6:50AM
I totally agree with "ilbusca"
ilbusca
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Posted Thu May 23, 2013 4:51PM
Even ebay increased the size of its thumbnails...
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Posted Thu May 23, 2013 5:05PM
isn't there a loop?
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013 4:37AM
I agree too, but don't hold your breath.
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013 10:27PM
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Posted By ilbusca:

Hi all,


looking at several other websites, not necessairly competitors, and considering the increasing resolution of monitors/displays it is pretty obvious that iStock's thumbnails are a bit too small, outdated and generally less appealing than the average current internet content.


Does iStock have any plan tof increasing thumbnails size and/or giving a refresh to website graphics?


Not only are the thumbnail sizes getting bigger, I'm finding that on a competitors tablet/ipad app the search results are presented in highly curated Instragram style or new flickr thumnails. Highly curated to present the best work, instant eyecandy for designers. The thumbnails are all different sizes and this seems to help in presenting the work in a more appetizing manner. Normally, a search based on new or age of file will result in mostly average photos with a few stunning ones here and there but difficult to notice in a sea of average files. Usually, searching by age will result in less attractive search results than by BM or downloads, more so for them because they have lower standards than iStockphoto. However, they've somehow managed to even make these pages palatable on their app as well as on "alternative" search methods on their web site.


A lot of young designers have tablets/iPads and I believe eventually designers will be doing a lot of work on these mobile devices. A phone, however, is too small and frustrating for our visually oriented work. I'm almost certain that most designers would rather search, organize light boxes, etc. on tablets over phones. Our competitors are testing/using alternative search methods that I personally think would appeal to younger designers.
ilbusca
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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:01AM
Isn't it even worse, now?
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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:22AM
I also agree. It's not appealing as it is now.
Alex_Doubovitsky
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Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:29AM
Agreed. Larger thumbnails are needed. This is in trend.
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