My first TIFF sale

posted on 22nd of january, 2010

Just a week after the announcement of TIFF availability, I opened up my account and got a pleasant surprise: one of my image got a TIFF sale. It was among my favorites. Taken in a alleyway in a historical downtown at sunset.

Until then I had been only loading JPG. Now I am thinking about sending in some RAW format. I don't know how many people prefer the extra flexibility but with more post-processing work.

Just curious, how many of you regularly send in RAW files and how are you doing with them?

Comments (14)

Posted by Jinlide on February 27, 2010
Thank you!
Posted by Linqong on February 10, 2010
Well done!!!!!
Posted by Ratmandude on January 26, 2010
My opinion:
There is no reason not to automatically convert all the raw files to DNG.
Just for starters you will save ± 10 - 15% of your H.D.D. — sure for a small folder of images that's nothing, but when you start talking about saving that over a 1TB drive … see how much more you can now cram onto that already popping drive!

As many/most of us are using Adobe Lightroom / Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw … what would you not want to already have the file as the "adobe native" file format.

Don't you just hate when the "side car" / ".XMP" gets lost/corrupt … and then you need to redo all the adjustment setting that you needed to make the masterpiece that you needed to create!

Really the DNG route is not even a debate! —

Last little blurb …
There is nothing on the market that has been around for as long as the Adobe editing suite [Photoshop] — which if you didn't already know, is about to turn 20 years old [in mid Feb 2010].

I do not work...(More)
Posted by Jinlide on January 25, 2010
Thanks for the info, Brad! Congratulations to yours too!

I haven't used DNG that much. I also assumed RAW files are similar even from different camera maker. These are something I would like to learn more about. From your description, it seems to be a good idea to try more RAW submissions.
Posted by Bradcalkins on January 23, 2010
Congrats - I also had a recent TIFF + RAW sale which was great! I do upload RAW for most of my shots, and see sales through subscriptions. I've always upload the Canon raw files but recently got a Panasonic camera and DT doesn't accept the RAW files from it. I switched them to DNG and have already got some non-sub sales as a result. I'm seriously considering switching all my RAW files to DNG... Looking back at my last 60 sales only 1 was a RAW sale - but it netted me $8.00.
Posted by Frantab01 on January 23, 2010
congratulations :)
Posted by Jinlide on January 22, 2010
Thank you all for your response! Congratulations to you too, Creativei!

David, I haven't tried to submit both JPG and RAW together. I have tried to send in a RAW file for a JPG that was already online. That needed to be reviewed again and it was relatively quick. I'm not sure about the cropping factor. I don't think it should matter much unless the cropping changes the composition a lot. Logo presents in the original would be a problem though.
Posted by Davidwatmough on January 22, 2010
I have RAW files but doesn't it make uploading lengthy ? If the image submitted is cropped and the RAW one cannot be how does that affect things ? Any help on this subject will be appreciated. David.
Posted by Mani33 on January 22, 2010
Posted by Creativei on January 22, 2010
Cograts, even I got one recently.
Posted by Justmeyo on January 22, 2010
Posted by Tracy0703 on January 22, 2010
Posted by Hlehnerer on January 22, 2010
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 22, 2010
congratulations on your first tiff sale. it's nice to be paid more money.

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