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« Reply #100 on: November 06, 2018, 12:31 »
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Regarding purchasing content with your commissions via Adobe Stock, no that is not possible at this time. You will need to create a customer account through stock.adobe.com.

Could this be added to the list of development priorities?  Most other sites enable and encourage it and the current fotolia system is direct and clear (although a discount for contributors would be even better!). A lot of us are contributors, customers and Creative Cloud users and it's helpful when everything works together.

I will make a note of this however I think it will be a bit more difficult to activate.  is appreciated.

-Mat


« Reply #101 on: November 06, 2018, 12:32 »
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Hi Matt,

Is there some way for us to get 1042-s for last 3 years from Fotolia/Adobe?

Please submit a request via the contact us link at the bottom of the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

-Mat

« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2018, 12:35 »
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Mat its about time you guys develop a app for AS.

Hi there,

I'm the content lead for Video on Adobe Stock and would love to hear what you would need for an application.  I'm assuming you're talking mobile, but let me know if I'm wrong?  What are the main pain points and what should an application accomplish to address them?

Thanks,
Dennis Radeke
Adobe Stock

Thanks for chiming in here Dennis.

Everyone...Dennis is now featuring a fancy verified badge and I can personally vouch for him as one of the good guys. Dennis is in charge of all things video at Adobe Stock and can be an extremely helpful resource for all of you videographers out there. Hit him up with any and all feedback and questions you've been chomping at the bit to get off your chest!

-Mat 

« Reply #103 on: November 06, 2018, 12:37 »
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Other than view statistics and the weekly position, what specific feature are you referencing that is available at Fotolia and not Adobe Stock?

-Mat

I would like a clear, fast navigation. At the moment navigation on the site is a pain in the a....

Once you leave the so called dashboard, which contains nothing but a graph and the portfolio, you are lost on the site. There is no coming back, say from the portfolio to dashboard or indexing or anywhere else.

At least, I would like to have more links in the dropdown right at the top, near my name, visible on all pages.

I spent four hour last night to get used to the interface and I had to bookmark certain pages to be able to come back to them.

This is the worst agency as far as usability concerns and all this was done in more than two years.
How can we expect something better in just a few month?

I prefer Adobe for uploading and submitting but when it comes to looking at data, account activity, FT is better.

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I too.
I always submit my images via ftp
Then I manage them (description and keywords order) with AS
But for everything about reading data I use FT.

Something that I find very "heavy" is the fact that none of these two sites remember the settings.
For example, I want that if I set "show earning, from date 1 to date 2" I will find the same settings the next time I open the page.
In Adobe when I go to see my earnings it always proposes me "From November 6 2018 to August 6 2018"
(From November 2018 to August 2018!!! lol)
Come on Adobe!!! It is not that complex to do.

Solid point and great feedback. The backward date thing in particular needs to change. We did fix the date range you list to reflect either order listed. As you may recall you had to put the recent date first and the older date second. Now it does not matter which order you list.

-Mat

« Reply #104 on: November 06, 2018, 12:45 »
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One more for developers...

We talk about upper thing here on microstock forum and not in a St forum?

It take me 20min to find it and when I do, I found apples and pear in one box,  total mess...
So you nead a sections  for contributor, buyers, gear,  ect..... is no hard to do it.

They put forum page on list and end of story. This is the reason that is not
a live......


Mat, I think that You can handle this problems in future

Regards

Here is a link to the Adobe Stock Contribuotor Forum: https://forums.adobe.com/community/stock/contributor [nofollow]

I am in there as well so your input is absolutely encouraged.

-Mat

yes

but on forum you force me to complite 100% my public profile otherwise you put my personal stuf online  ?????

im shock or to old for this_ hundred of links on twohundred pages


« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2018, 12:53 »
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Hi Matt,

Just about got my head round all this and thanks for all the info so far which has been most helpful.
Quick question ......when using my Iphone or Ipad, Im not able to get into my Adobe Stock Contributor account to check sales/portfolio, etc. I can get in, but can only see limited info.
Any idea when it will be possible to check sales etc? Are they developing an app for this and when might it be available?
Soon hopefully.

 

« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2018, 13:09 »
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Hi Dennis, yes i am talking about a mobile application. Mobile is very helpful these days especially when you on the move and cant gain access to a computer. Basics would be great like being able to submit and check stats.

Mat its about time you guys develop a app for AS.

Hi there,

I'm the content lead for Video on Adobe Stock and would love to hear what you would need for an application.  I'm assuming you're talking mobile, but let me know if I'm wrong?  What are the main pain points and what should an application accomplish to address them?

Thanks,
Dennis Radeke
Adobe Stock

« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2018, 13:25 »
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Hi Matt,

Just about got my head round all this and thanks for all the info so far which has been most helpful.
Quick question ......when using my Iphone or Ipad, Im not able to get into my Adobe Stock Contributor account to check sales/portfolio, etc. I can get in, but can only see limited info.
Any idea when it will be possible to check sales etc? Are they developing an app for this and when might it be available?
Soon hopefully.

Mobile compatibility has been a recurring theme for a top request here. I will undoubtedly share this feedback with the team.

thanks,

Mat

« Reply #108 on: November 06, 2018, 14:05 »
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So basically, it's no point uploading max. resolution images because credit sales will be gone

« Reply #109 on: November 06, 2018, 14:07 »
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Mat its about time you guys develop a app for AS.

...I'm the content lead for Video on Adobe Stock and would love to hear what you would need for an application.  I'm assuming you're talking mobile, but let me know if I'm wrong?  What are the main pain points and what should an application accomplish to address them?...

Not sure if you're looking for feedback from video contributors about their needs or are asking more generally about a contributor app for stats information.

If you're asking about an app for stats in general, have you looked at Shutterstock's contributor app for phones (iPhone & Android) and tablets? It's not perfect, but it's useful. There are many, many stats that Adobe doesn't currently have anywhere - like total sales in $$ and units for a given image - and some nice little extras such as telling you when an image sells for the 100th time, or 1st time, which is both useful and fun information to have.

You want access to sales stats, recent acceptance/rejection of images. Viewing your portfolio and any collections. Searching for an image in your portfolio. Shutterstock lets you upload content too although I don't upload that way so have no insights to offer.

It'd be good to have the browser interface on a desktop have all these features too - that's had so little work done since "Insights" was added. You can't get a monthly list of sales in $$ and downloads simultaneously, for example - my huge monitor with tons of space for more information and I see one type of information at a time (and the downloads total is shown with $$ signs in front which should be a simple fix)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 15:43 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #110 on: November 06, 2018, 14:23 »
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Hi Matt,

Dont forget to change the icon at the bottom of your messages :)

msg2018

« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2018, 15:00 »
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The table in Fotolia "Contributor area - My files - All my uploaded files" is much better than the tiles in Adobe dashboard. More information at a glance, less scrolling.

« Reply #112 on: November 06, 2018, 15:03 »
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So basically, it's no point uploading max. resolution images because credit sales will be gone

There are many customers who will not download a file if it does not meet a certain file size requirement they have in mind. You are welcome to upload downsized files however doing so will likely limit your potential customer base so I still recommend you submit the full resolution file.

-Mat

« Reply #113 on: November 06, 2018, 15:04 »
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Hi Matt,

Dont forget to change the icon at the bottom of your messages :)

Unfortunately, I have no control over that. This is a Leaf feature request.


« Reply #114 on: November 06, 2018, 15:05 »
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The table in Fotolia "Contributor area - My files - All my uploaded files" is much better than the tiles in Adobe dashboard. More information at a glance, less scrolling.

Thanks for .


cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #115 on: November 06, 2018, 15:08 »
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After submitting, I get a reminder that 2 images need model releases & it gives me a chance to resub w releases - but there's no way I can see to get rid of images for which I dont have releases


« Reply #116 on: November 06, 2018, 15:55 »
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After submitting, I get a reminder that 2 images need model releases & it gives me a chance to resub w releases - but there's no way I can see to get rid of images for which I dont have releases

You need to go through the motions to resubmit. When you are back to the indexing page you can delete the file.

-Mat

« Reply #117 on: November 06, 2018, 16:44 »
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I appreciate your feedback and can assure you the team will read your comments.

Regarding your first note..if you click the Adobe Stock icon in the upper left corner that will take you back to the Dashboard.

There is a very detailed collection of learn and support pages linked at the bottom. The direct link is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/support/stock-contributor.html

-Mat

Thank you very much for your answer Mat.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 16:58 by Dodie »

« Reply #118 on: November 06, 2018, 17:01 »
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It's too bad that it's closing. I think Fotolia has the best contributor interface compared to all microstock sites. I don't like adobe.

I agree, loved the contributor interface. On the other hand this move was predictable, no one could hope that Fotolia would live forever...

« Reply #119 on: November 06, 2018, 17:03 »
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Thanks for chiming in here Dennis.

Everyone...Dennis is now featuring a fancy verified badge and I can personally vouch for him as one of the good guys. Dennis is in charge of all things video at Adobe Stock and can be an extremely helpful resource for all of you videographers out there. Hit him up with any and all feedback and questions you've been chomping at the bit to get off your chest!

-Mat

Ah, I'm blushing Mat!  :-[

I do care about contributors and building a great marketplace that services customers and contributors alike.  Now that I've got the "official" stamp, I hope to hear from more of you.  Love to hear your ideas and fix your problems if I can.  No doubt Mat is your point person but if you're passionate about video, I get you...

Thanks for the welcome and look forward to more interaction!

Best regards,
Dennis

PS - best way to see more about me is to connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.  @dradadobe is the twitter handle.

« Reply #120 on: November 06, 2018, 21:44 »
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Thanks for chiming in here Dennis.

Everyone...Dennis is now featuring a fancy verified badge and I can personally vouch for him as one of the good guys. Dennis is in charge of all things video at Adobe Stock and can be an extremely helpful resource for all of you videographers out there. Hit him up with any and all feedback and questions you've been chomping at the bit to get off your chest!

-Mat



Ah, I'm blushing Mat!  :-[

I do care about contributors and building a great marketplace that services customers and contributors alike.  Now that I've got the "official" stamp, I hope to hear from more of you.  Love to hear your ideas and fix your problems if I can.  No doubt Mat is your point person but if you're passionate about video, I get you...

Thanks for the welcome and look forward to more interaction!

Best regards,
Dennis

PS - best way to see more about me is to connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.  @dradadobe is the twitter handle.

Holy crap?! Two actual people to interact with?! That's not the way this microstock thing is supposed to work. You're supposed to ignore us and treat us like poop! This is intense. I don't know if I can handle it.

« Reply #121 on: November 07, 2018, 00:27 »
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OK, I read through the thread (quickly, so I may have missed it). When I upload, the default setting seems to be to set the price at the lowest level. This is part of why I upload via fotolia vs adobestock, so I can adjust the price level up to my current level. Why is this not automatically default to the higher level since we've theoretically received the "raise". Is this going to be an issue when I have no choice but to upload to Adobe directly?

If you aren't planning to provide an app, can you at least work with the group that provides the Microstokr app so we can check our stats/sales via their app? I get my numbers from them now through my Fotolia account, but Adobe Stock is not even on the table for their app for some reason.

« Reply #122 on: November 07, 2018, 03:04 »
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I hope there's going to be some serious development of the Adobe stock site. At the moment I think the Fotolia site is far superior to the very simplistic Adobe site. Fotolia has a lot of features I like a lot, whereas Adobe stock is boring to use and has almost no useful features.

We are working hard to continue developing the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal. I expect to continue to see many new and exciting features in the months to come.

Other than view statistics and the weekly position, what specific feature are you referencing that is available at Fotolia and not Adobe Stock?

-Mat
How I fear those words 'new and exciting'....!

Ha Ha! Yes, you are not alone. Change can be scary and I understand how the industry can leave you feeling a bit jaded. That being said, I would encourage you to look at the changes we have added recently...we increased the minimum payment amount for all contributors, we have distributed thousands of codes for free Adobe Creative Cloud accounts to contributors, provided free access to Adobe Portfolio and more.

We have an entire team dedicated to the success of contributors positioned around the world. Our only job is to ensure that contributors have the tools you need to succeed.

So yes, I stand by it...we have (more) new and exciting features on the horizon.

-Mat
The only agency I can see at the moment making genuine improvements!

PZF

« Reply #123 on: November 07, 2018, 07:25 »
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But is it true that Credit sales will be a thing of the past? Just subs in future?

« Reply #124 on: November 07, 2018, 08:54 »
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OK, I read through the thread (quickly, so I may have missed it). When I upload, the default setting seems to be to set the price at the lowest level. This is part of why I upload via fotolia vs adobestock, so I can adjust the price level up to my current level. Why is this not automatically default to the higher level since we've theoretically received the "raise". Is this going to be an issue when I have no choice but to upload to Adobe directly?

If you aren't planning to provide an app, can you at least work with the group that provides the Microstokr app so we can check our stats/sales via their app? I get my numbers from them now through my Fotolia account, but Adobe Stock is not even on the table for their app for some reason.

There are no price variations available at Adobe Stock. The cost is the same across the entire collection for a consistent customer experience. The price flexibility you have referenced is only in regard to credits based purchases at Fotolia. If you submit a batch of images through Adobe Stock and would like to have the prices increased for your credits based sales at Fotolia you are welcome to submit a request through the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and we can take care of that for you in a bulk change. It's important to note that any files that hav,e gone 6 months or longer at Fotolia without a sale are not eligible for the price increase.

Regarding Microstockr, this is referenced in the FAQ I linked in the original post. You will need to contact them directly as we are not affiliated in any way. As a reminder, you can upload directly on the Adobe Stock Contributor portal using drag and drop, or through FTP. We also support direct uploads from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Bridge.

Thank you,

Mat


 

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