Our Review: 

1 December 2009: Imagecatalog has now closed. This post is for archive reference only. last site rating before this site was de-listed was 2/10

Image catalog is more than 2 years old at time of writing this review. For some agencies it is normal for 'gradual market growth' over several years, but imagecatalog do at the moment have a somewhat disappointing alexa rank (indication of site traffic). They don't seem to be attracting a lot of new images.

Overall the site operation is good, and has some nice features, good 'views' stats and a handy photographer handbook with lots of useful tips.

 

Conclusion

As of May 2009 I am no longer uploading to image catalog, after building a portfolio on their site of around 180 images, I have still seen zero sales over the past three months, and zero sales in total since I started uploading almost a year ago.

During my time uploading I noticed a distinct lack of care in image reviews, whole batches of different subjects rejected for the same reason; rejection emails from different batches of images arriving in batches all timed within a minute of each other.

I only recommend imagecatalog for microstock photographers who wish to gamble their time on less proven sites. There are a lot of 'little' microstock sites, and some, perhaps including this one will not make viable long-term businesses, conversely, some may blossom and it's good to be on the bandwagon from the start.

 

Site Details
Real US$ Cost of 1 Standard Image: 
3 (compare prices)
Referral Scheme: 
5 dollars flat rate for referral (compare rates)
Cost of a standard image (1600x1200) 2MP approx: 
3 Credits
Royalty Rate: 
40%, 50% on exclusive images (compare)
Cost of 1 Credit (basic): 
$ 1
FTP Upload: 
Contact Support for details, requires 75% acceptance rate and at least 10 previous uploads
Site Statistics
Approx. size of photo collection (0 = no current estimate): 
51,000 Images (compare)
Alexa Traffic Rank: 
584138 (a measure of the site popularity, lower number is better)
Alexa 3 Month Change: 
-20% (measurement of the increase of site popularity compared with three months ago, negative is a decrease)
Launched: 
2007 - 2009 (closed)
Overall Rating: 
Site Closed / Not Recommended

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Image Catalog Has Closed

Libby (not verified) on Tue, 2009-12-01 01:52
Went in to check my account today. Looks like Image Catalog has closed. http://niagarashooter.blogspot.com/2009/11/image-catalog-now-closed.html
Steve Gibson's picture

thanks

Steve Gibson on Tue, 2009-12-01 08:05
Thaks for the heads up, I don't check the sites that I've stopped uploading to all that frequently, i'll archive this thread.

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