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« Reply #75 on: April 27, 2014, 15:25 »
+1
I sent my opt out request too!


Goofy

« Reply #76 on: April 27, 2014, 15:26 »
+2

In the meantime if you do not want your images sold through Dollar Photo Club send your request via a Fotolia customer support  ticket and you will be manually removed.


I wrote fotolia support and was told that I would have to deactivate my images if I wanted them removed from Dollar Photo Club.  Has that policy changed?


Yes.

At this point Matt's response is accurate.  I just asked to be opted out and this is FT's response.

"Dollar Photo Club is an excellent way to drive traffic to your portfolio and increase sales. Sales on Dollar Photo Club result in an immediate subscription commission to your Fotolia account. That being said, we respect your decision to opt out at this time and your request in being processed.

Please allow up to 3 business days for your portfolio to be removed and be sure to let us know should you change your mind.

Kind regards,

Fotolia CS USA"


We'll see what happens, but this only happened because of the uproar, not because they were always crafting an opt out option. It is a small win for us artists at least.

All great work for everyone on this matter! iStock got lucky to survive their 'D' day due to their size and someone that we all know very well to join them. Fotolia doesn't  have the same luxuries.  8)


« Reply #77 on: April 27, 2014, 15:40 »
+3
Same here - that was fast. Seems like that industry is not driven by robots after all.

Yea, they started their response as, "Dear Peter".  My name isn't peter, but the email response did come to my Fotolia in-box.

« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2014, 16:21 »
+13
It is great that we have ability to pull our ports from DPC now.
But it does not solve the issue completely.
Most of the contributors don't even know about that "awesome" deal and will keep taking part in it. So the future of the industry is still threatened.
We can't just let them to kill whole market of on-demand image sales by dumping.

We will know that we can sleep peacefully only when either DPC opt in will be disabled by default or the terms of DPC will be changed according to the demands listed in the petition.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #79 on: April 27, 2014, 16:25 »
0
I can write to Fotolia support and opt out of DPC?

« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2014, 16:27 »
+10
The terms in the petition should stay! A few of us opting out doesn't solve anything.

« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2014, 16:37 »
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I can write to Fotolia support and opt out of DPC?

Yes.  A new revelation I suppose.  We'll see if it really comes true.

« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2014, 16:40 »
0

In the meantime if you do not want your images sold through Dollar Photo Club send your request via a Fotolia customer support  ticket and you will be manually removed.


I wrote fotolia support and was told that I would have to deactivate my images if I wanted them removed from Dollar Photo Club.  Has that policy changed?


Yes.

At this point Matt's response is accurate.  I just asked to be opted out and this is FT's response.

"Dollar Photo Club is an excellent way to drive traffic to your portfolio and increase sales. Sales on Dollar Photo Club result in an immediate subscription commission to your Fotolia account. That being said, we respect your decision to opt out at this time and your request in being processed.

Please allow up to 3 business days for your portfolio to be removed and be sure to let us know should you change your mind.

Kind regards,

Fotolia CS USA"


We'll see what happens, but this only happened because of the uproar, not because they were always crafting an opt out option. It is a small win for us artists at least.

I have received the same message from them this evening! Let's see if they are removing the images.

« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2014, 16:47 »
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Three cheers for the petition organizers! Something appears to have changed almost overnight.

Now, let's see what happens going forward. We all must remain vigilant and ready to push back more if needed.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2014, 16:50 by marthamarks »

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #84 on: April 27, 2014, 16:59 »
0
Sent an email to support asking to be removed from DPC. Let's see what their response is going to be.

« Reply #85 on: April 27, 2014, 17:12 »
+8
Niakris is right. A few dozen contributors here asking for an opt out won't prevent FT from doing serious damage to the industry and hastening the race to the bottom... FT might gain market share from this initiative but we will almost certainly lose income.

« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2014, 18:55 »
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I'm glad they changed their policy.  They agreed to remove my port from Dollar Photo Club. 

I hope they expand the opt out option to include all their partner sites. 

« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2014, 21:01 »
+14
Opt-out or not, decided to remove my (small) portfolio from Fotolia.

Never did like their site much... :-)


« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2014, 22:46 »
+5
The deadline is too short.  Many contributors outside Russia know nothing yet from the D-day!

i also think that we need more time to gather our forces!

Its a great project thank you for that and 100% support from me.
We are all strong together. Social Media we should also use.
We are many and together have more skills and labor force than any single agency.

Agreed that it's going to be tough to get everyone on board. But, I signed the petition and shared it on facebook, g+ and linkedin...

Hopefully, if everyone is being active in trying to get the word out we can have a pretty good effort.

« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2014, 23:55 »
+2
I sent my request to have my portfolio opted out. Waiting to hear back.

« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2014, 00:12 »
+2
Today I sent request to disable port on Dollar Photo Club.

« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2014, 00:29 »
+7
Press release from Fotolia saying they're expanding to other countries because of this stinker's success

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/112677.html


« Reply #92 on: April 28, 2014, 00:49 »
+5
Press release from Fotolia saying they're expanding to other countries because of this stinker's success

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/112677.html


SHAMELESS

that is what FT is, just unbelievable how they believe we are stupid, yeah we (the slaves) will keep on adding 150k pictures a week to be downloaded for 1$ each, what place do they occupy in the microstock industry? debt has put them on desperation mode after lowering commissions a few years ago!

« Reply #93 on: April 28, 2014, 01:32 »
+13
Today I have deleted my 700+ files manually. I download and tried MicrostockSubmit free version, but did'nt found  "Remove fotolia images.

Anyway, for speed up manual deleting process, I used following method.

1. In firefox, open your fotolia "manage my files" web and set file view to 25

2. Zoom out 3 time using keyboard shortcut Ctrl++  so you can see "delete this file" button without scrolling. This command is in firefox View menu --> Zoom  --> zoom out.

3. Right click on delete link and open in new tab (I opened 25 tabs from first manage files page)

4. Click on delete this file button and use alt+tab to goto next tab. (shift+alt+tab will navigate in reverse order) 

5. Finally press ctrl+0 to reset page zoom to default. This command is under Firefox view menu --> Zoom  --> Reset



« Reply #94 on: April 28, 2014, 01:37 »
+6
Today I have deleted my 700+ files manually. I download and tried MicrostockSubmit free version, but did'nt found  "Remove fotolia images.

Anyway, for speed up manual deleting process, I used following method.

1. In firefox, open your fotolia "manage my files" web and set file view to 25

2. Zoom out 3 time using keyboard shortcut Ctrl++  so you can see "delete this file" button without scrolling. This command is in firefox View menu --> Zoom  --> zoom out.

3. Right click on delete link and open in new tab (I opened 25 tabs from first manage files page)

4. Click on delete this file button and use alt+tab to goto next tab. (shift+alt+tab will navigate in reverse order) 

5. Finally press ctrl+0 to reset page zoom to default. This command is under Firefox view menu --> Zoom  --> Reset

Why not just send them an e-mail asking to end your membership? It's also a good opportunity to tell them why you are doing it...  :)

« Reply #95 on: April 28, 2014, 01:45 »
+1
Kaka2014

It is in the Service menu.

If anyone will have any issues with using that feature feel free to ask me for help.
This feature is more suited for removing part of portfolio (say, 1000 least popular images or 200 most popular)

« Reply #96 on: April 28, 2014, 01:58 »
+12
Press release from Fotolia saying they're expanding to other countries because of this stinker's success

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/16/112677.html


SHAMELESS

that is what FT is, just unbelievable how they believe we are stupid, yeah we (the slaves) will keep on adding 150k pictures a week to be downloaded for 1$ each, what place do they occupy in the microstock industry? debt has put them on desperation mode after lowering commissions a few years ago!


DP and ShotShop...
Getty and this free images...
Fotolia and DPC...

I'm sick of these agencies.
Consuming processes uplaod.
Rejections partly arbitrary.
They treat us not as partners.
Commission up to 85%

Why we do that?

I hope the 500 signers of the petition take a look at Symbiostock.
A great opportunity to get rid off this outrageous agencies.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 02:52 by R2D2 »

« Reply #97 on: April 28, 2014, 03:18 »
+13
Guys,
thank you for your initiative!!! Great Job!
But until now there is only a vague announcement to some contributors and no final result ...
So ... the petition should become more and more powerful! We need everbody!
Please take part as good as you can and sign the petition!!!
Thanks,
outdoorfreak

« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 03:54 by outdoorfreak »

jsfoto

  • flashstockphoto.com
« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2014, 06:01 »
+8

DP and ShotShop...
Getty and this free images...
Fotolia and DPC...

I'm sick of these agencies.
Consuming processes uplaod.
Rejections partly arbitrary.
They treat us not as partners.
Commission up to 85%

Why we do that?

I hope the 500 signers of the petition take a look at Symbiostock.
A great opportunity to get rid off this outrageous agencies.

I agree. Everybody who signed the petition should consider to open his own stock site with Symbiostock. A great opportunity to strengthen our independence and a strong signal towards the agencies ...


« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2014, 06:06 »
+9
We should do our best to get the big microstock contributors in on this!

I have sent emails to some of the big ones today including Pressmaster, MonkeyBusiness and Andres Rodriguez. Together they have more than 100.000 images on Dollarphotoclub.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 06:10 by ammentorp »


 

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