A request to reviewers who take photos...

Silverdrop Silverdrop
Often when I'm shopping, I want to see real photos of the product. Sometimes there are some on the product page, but usually, I have to go clicking through the reviews, hoping to find one with photos in it.

If you use Eden's built in hosting, then the photo automatically appears on the product page. If you use your own hosting (photobucket, flickr, etc) then it doesn't.

I suggested here that Eden offer points for uploading photos, but there is a lot of concern that it would lead to photo spam. Since I want the photos more than the points, my other idea is to just ask reviewers nicely. Even if you prefer to use your own hosting, would it be too much trouble to upload a photo or two to Eden as well? It is such a help!

04/02/2012
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Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
Often when I'm shopping, I want to see real photos of the product. Sometimes there are some on the product page, but usually, I have to go clicking through the reviews, hoping to find one with photos in it.

If you use Eden's built in ... More
Due to your thread, I started uploading the photos from my reviews. Unfortunately, the upload engine could be more user friendly. I recently suggested the possibility of a drag and drop upload option rather than the current load one photo at a time. It took me 2 hours and I'm maybe halfway through. Also, I realized that some product pages don't have the upload option.
04/02/2012
Apirka Apirka
I also love reviews that share photos. Sure, there's a photo on the product page, but I like when a user shares their own especially when comparing the item (such as a toy) with another. And in the case of lingerie, I usually won't buy a piece unless I can see what it looks like on someone with a similar build.

Now even though I love photo reviews and they (above everything else) help me decide whether to purchase something or not, I haven't included any photos in my own reviews. Though that's mainly because I couldn't find my camera. But fear not, dear Silverdrop! I have since located my camera and plan to include pictures in my upcoming reviews! (Argh, now I need to stop and actually get working on those reviews... I have too many to do )
04/02/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Yes, the one at a time thing is tedious. But even one photo would say 'uploaded by Kindred', and that would tell me 'Hey, maybe Kindred's review on this product has more photos'.

Another advantage to using Eden's hosting is that the images won't be disappeared by people scared of the sight of a phallic shaped chunk of silicone.
04/02/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
Yes, the one at a time thing is tedious. But even one photo would say 'uploaded by Kindred', and that would tell me 'Hey, maybe Kindred's review on this product has more photos'.

Another advantage to using Eden's ... More
Yes, I'm also doing it as a backup in case my photo hosting account gets deleted for whatever reason.
04/02/2012
Badass Badass
I already do that m'dear, and appreciate those who also do, but... you know what would be awesome in my opinion?

The ability to upload and post photos through Eden onto your follow up review..

I would love to see a toy after it's been used for a couple months.
Is it gonna chip? Will it still be shiny? Things like that!
04/02/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
I already do that m'dear, and appreciate those who also do, but... you know what would be awesome in my opinion?

The ability to upload and post photos through Eden onto your follow up review..

I would love to see a toy after ... More
While I don't use the EF uploader for my reviews, you can still post pictures in follow up reviews. Simply upload to the product page and then link back in the follow up review like you would normally post a picture from a hosting site.
04/02/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I like adding pictures to my reviews but I honestly wonder if they would be better if I knew how to add flashy design and such to my photos. I only use paint and am sorely lacking in the know how to do more with my pics.
04/02/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Silverdrop, you're so cute. I will try my damndest to upload some photos to the product page for you Thanks for asking so nicely.
04/02/2012
Positwist Positwist
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
I like adding pictures to my reviews but I honestly wonder if they would be better if I knew how to add flashy design and such to my photos. I only use paint and am sorely lacking in the know how to do more with my pics.
You can use an online photo editing program to crop your pictures and mess with the levels (color, light, contrast, etc.), if ya want.
04/02/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
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Originally posted by Positwist
You can use an online photo editing program to crop your pictures and mess with the levels (color, light, contrast, etc.), if ya want.
Sad link choice - it says it's closing Apr 19!
04/02/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
You had to ask nicely, didn't you.

I went back and uploaded at least one picture for each of the products I've reviewed with pics. I would like to upload them all, but I'm waiting for EF Photo hosting to get a slight upgrade and allow pictures sized other than 500x500.

@wrmbreze
I randomly pulled up one of your reviews and my opinion (cash value $0.00 ) is that your pictures are fine the way they are. I do wish they were a little larger, but they don't need fancy borders or flashy design.
04/02/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Silverdrop
Sad link choice - it says it's closing Apr 19!
But it will still be available in Google+
04/02/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
You had to ask nicely, didn't you.

I went back and uploaded at least one picture for each of the products I've reviewed with pics. I would like to upload them all, but I'm waiting for EF Photo hosting to get a slight upgrade and ... More
Ahh, that review was when I had just gotten a new camera and hadn't yet figured out everything about it so I had to shrink my picture a lot.. Of course my hubby laughed at me for not being able to figure out how to change the megapixel.. I admit sometimes I have ADD and have trouble listening to him because he goes on and on....LOL I think I have done better with my latest reviews.
04/02/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by wrmbreze
I like adding pictures to my reviews but I honestly wonder if they would be better if I knew how to add flashy design and such to my photos. I only use paint and am sorely lacking in the know how to do more with my pics.
There is a whole topic on why not to add anything flashy or any borders. I'll have to find the thread, but a lot of people found it distracting and didn't like them (there were a whole bunch of reviewers adding edited or touched-up photos to the site and people weren't digging it!)

I think your normal pictures are just fine
04/02/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
There is a whole topic on why not to add anything flashy or any borders. I'll have to find the thread, but a lot of people found it distracting and didn't like them (there were a whole bunch of reviewers adding edited or touched-up photos to ... More
Thanks!
04/02/2012
GS500 GS500
I upload a few, its better to have one or two per review than 12 at once. I really, really like the comparisons through a specific lineup though!
04/02/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
Lately I've been putting most of my photos on the product page, with only 3 or 4 in the review itself. If I do a comparison shot, such as Goodfella vs O2 Mark, then I try to put the photo up on both product pages.
04/02/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
I've always just used my own hosting, but I may give the EF uploader a try!

Points would be a great incentive, but as with most things, I see how that could be easily abused. Maybe if there was a limit, like you could only get points for uploading one photo per day?
04/04/2012
Beck Beck
I started using EF upload because photo bucket removed a lot of my images. Now, I don't use them at all. I even had my folder on private that was even password protected. They still removed them.
04/04/2012
TheHardOne TheHardOne
I have had the same issues with photo bucket.
08/17/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I use the EF uploader for my images. I love reviews with pictures, so I try to post my own as well!
08/19/2013
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