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« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2018, 01:43 »
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I did not sync yet but i see my photos in adobe stock site. Do i have to sync from Fotolia site now or was it already synced before?  ???


« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2018, 02:05 »
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Mat, what if someone is few hundreds downloads for next rank, as you answered we can still go up in rank, but where can we see our progress (how many downloads left for next rank) on adobe stock site?


« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2018, 03:14 »
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no response yet  :( :( :(

« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2018, 03:42 »
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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

1. 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 and why not more menu links in the sidebar, like in FT.

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.
I found out accidentally that if I double click an image in the portfolio I can edit (index) the image. Why not put a rightclick menu or a tooltip there, so people don't waste their time searching for features.

2. A detailed FAQ or support center for contributors would be helpful too. Right now the FAQ at the bottom of the page answers just a few questions.

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?
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 03:58 by Dodie »

« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2018, 04:22 »
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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.

The space at the top between "Lifetime Earnings" and "Available Earnings" is dead space at the moment. Things like weekly activity, Weekly Rank and Overall Status could occupy that Space. The text size also seems slightly to big and has to much space around it. That space could easily occupy a dropdown navigation menu to in addition to the other metrics. This would then be available to see/use no matter what page you are on.

The lefthand column used for entering dates for the graphs also takes up way more room than it really needs to. Acres of space around the day and year. The month is also displayed as "November", numerical would give you more space in the main content column with potential for some additional space for a menu on the right if needed.

At the moment, it has the feel of items being oversized in order to fill the page rather than looking to add the additional data / pages to the space that is left. The dashboard is basically two rows (below the header), graph and portfolio. A dashboard to me is something that contains all the key data in one place. An overview. And from there you can visit other pages to flesh out the headline figures / information. Should contain, Daily / Weekly & Monthly overview of sales and work submitted and accepted with your position at the agency. There could be links to additional community information such as a blog, maybe headlines of the latest articles etc. Basically, the hub, the centre of the contributor experience but at the moment..... it's two lines.

These are just thoughts, others will have different ideas. I will add that I do like like the upload and submitting process at AS, it is very good. I'm sure the AS team will get there but they need to get there running shoes on if they only have a year  ;D

« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2018, 05:28 »
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Hi May. It should be great if AS had an mobile phone app since the web page doesn't display good with a phone browser.

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« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2018, 05:57 »
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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'....! 

« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01 »
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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.

Lev

« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2018, 10:04 »
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Hi Matt,

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

« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2018, 10:11 »
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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

« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2018, 10:13 »
+1
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.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 10:17 by Chichikov »

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« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2018, 10:15 »
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Matt!!   full credit to you mate!  when it comes to info and service towards contributors, you really outshine them all! :)


« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2018, 11:45 »
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Hi Matt,

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

that's the real right question.

and it's in the US IRS law they have to get us 1042-s forms.


« Reply #89 on: November 06, 2018, 11:56 »
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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

« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2018, 11:58 »
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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 completely understand your position. Please allow me to take off my Adobe hat for a moment and speak as a contributor only I can tell you with 100% honesty that I started out resisting the portal also. I continued to submit through Fotolia and to check all of my sales history (my email notifications are off) through Fotolia for months and months after the portal was launched.

Over time, as new features came in I started to dip my toes into the portal a little more. The big change for me came when the "paste keywords" box was added. This gave me everything I needed to start submitting through the portal since the drag and drop setup was/is basically perfect to upload. I don't use the auto-keyword feature however the auto-category is another feature that has saved me a lot of time. Even if it's only a few seconds to pick a category, those seconds really start to add up when working in high volume. When I add my keywords in the metadata before uploading it is literally a two click submission process for everything (unless I need to add a release) and is as fast and simple as any agency workflow out there.

I strongly encourage you to create a new batch of images and try submitting through Adobe Stock from start to finish if you haven't done so in a while. Like anything new, there is a learning curve and it will take some time to get used to. I get it, change isn't fun. That being said, I feel confident that if you give it a chance you will find the system is reasonably easy to navigate and who knows? Maybe it will become your favorite UI.

I promise you 100% that I use the portal on a regular basis as a contributor and I have no illusions it is perfect. I provide VERY candid feedback about ways in which it can be improved. Now that I'm used to it however I never go back into Fotolia for my work as a contributor.

OK, putting my Adobe hat back on.

-Mat

« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2018, 12:00 »
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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

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

-Mat

« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2018, 12:04 »
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Sooooo .... who's contributed right from LR before? Is there a tutorial somewhere? That might motivate me to actually get back into the game.

My friend Terry White has a tutorial on this very thing featured in KelbyOne: https://lightroomkillertips.com/upload-directly-adobe-stock-lightroom/

It's fairly straightforward. To use this feature you must be a Creative Cloud member (free to all contributors with over 300 approved files in 2018). The Adobe ID you use for your CC membership must match the Adobe ID your contributor account is set to.

Provided the above is true, you can access the Adobe Stock upload feature through your LR publish panel. Drag the file into the publish panel and the files are uploaded to your stock account. You can even drag RAW files if you prefer, the system will convert to JPG for you automatically.

It's important to note, this is only viable in Lightroom Classic right now. Lightroom CC does not support this feature yet.

-Mat

« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2018, 12:12 »
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Hello everyone,

I have important news to share with you. One year from today on November 5, 2019 Fotolia will close.

What does this mean for you? If you have already synced your Fotolia account with Adobe Stock then you are all set. No additional action is required on your part. If you have not synced your Fotolia account with the Adobe Stock Contributor portal, now is the time to do so. Go to https://contributor.stock.adobe.com and create or sign in with your Adobe ID. You will be asked if you are a Fotolia contributor and then prompted to sync your account.

Beginning February 5 contributors will not be able to submit new content through Fotolia. All new uploads must happen via Adobe Stock starting on that date. You will however still be able to access Fotolia with your login credentials to view your sales history, the tax center and to submit payment requests should you prefer to do so up until November 5. After that, there will be no access to Fotolia in any capacity. Your content will still be online at Fotolia up until November 5 so customers can continue to purchase licenses to use your work through Fotolia. As always, any commissions earned through Fotolia sales will be paid immediately into your Adobe Stock Contributor account.

You will find additional information including how to sync your account here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/contributor-fotolia.html

There are many advantages to using the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. You can edit keywords and titles on approved content. Free access to Adobe Portfolio where you can share custom collections created in the Adobe Stock Contributor portal along with your non-stock work, Adobe sensei generated auto keywords, auto title and auto categories to streamline your indexing process, contributors outside the US paid in USD can receive payments through Payoneer, top 10 contributors of the week displayed to show you what type of content is in demand from customers in real time, Creative Cloud members can upload to Adobe Stock through Lightroom Classic, Adobe Bridge and Premiere Pro CC. There are many new and exciting features being developed. Migrating everyone to one site will allow us to focus more on Adobe Stock development to provide these new features faster than ever.

Im sure you have many questions. I will be checking the forum frequently and will do my best to answer them in as timely a manner as possible.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

Thanks Mat, I'm wondering what this means as a Fotolia Subscriber as well. I've got a herd of credits chilling in there.

@dallasp you should be able to find the answer you are looking for here: https://www.fotolia.com/Info/Faq/Closure

-Mat

« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2018, 12:14 »
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I did not sync yet but i see my photos in adobe stock site. Do i have to sync from Fotolia site now or was it already synced before?  ???

Regardless of whether you ever synced or not, your approved content was online at both Fotolia and Adobe Stock automatically.

You will need to sync your account if you haven't done so already to submit new content after February 5 and to access any of your information after November 5 next year.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/contributor-fotolia.html

-Mat

« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2018, 12:17 »
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Mat, what if someone is few hundreds downloads for next rank, as you answered we can still go up in rank, but where can we see our progress (how many downloads left for next rank) on adobe stock site?

You can see your total downloads on top of the home page (Dashboard). You can view your current rank in the "contributor account" section at the very bottom.

-Mat

« Reply #96 on: November 06, 2018, 12:24 »
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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

1. 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 and why not more menu links in the sidebar, like in FT.

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.
I found out accidentally that if I double click an image in the portfolio I can edit (index) the image. Why not put a rightclick menu or a tooltip there, so people don't waste their time searching for features.

2. A detailed FAQ or support center for contributors would be helpful too. Right now the FAQ at the bottom of the page answers just a few questions.

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 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

« Reply #97 on: November 06, 2018, 12:25 »
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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.

The space at the top between "Lifetime Earnings" and "Available Earnings" is dead space at the moment. Things like weekly activity, Weekly Rank and Overall Status could occupy that Space. The text size also seems slightly to big and has to much space around it. That space could easily occupy a dropdown navigation menu to in addition to the other metrics. This would then be available to see/use no matter what page you are on.

The lefthand column used for entering dates for the graphs also takes up way more room than it really needs to. Acres of space around the day and year. The month is also displayed as "November", numerical would give you more space in the main content column with potential for some additional space for a menu on the right if needed.

At the moment, it has the feel of items being oversized in order to fill the page rather than looking to add the additional data / pages to the space that is left. The dashboard is basically two rows (below the header), graph and portfolio. A dashboard to me is something that contains all the key data in one place. An overview. And from there you can visit other pages to flesh out the headline figures / information. Should contain, Daily / Weekly & Monthly overview of sales and work submitted and accepted with your position at the agency. There could be links to additional community information such as a blog, maybe headlines of the latest articles etc. Basically, the hub, the centre of the contributor experience but at the moment..... it's two lines.

These are just thoughts, others will have different ideas. I will add that I do like like the upload and submitting process at AS, it is very good. I'm sure the AS team will get there but they need to get there running shoes on if they only have a year  ;D

Thanks for !

« Reply #98 on: November 06, 2018, 12:26 »
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Hi May. It should be great if AS had an mobile phone app since the web page doesn't display good with a phone browser.

Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk

Yes, this is definitely an area we have a lot of room for improvement.

-Mat

« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2018, 12:30 »
+1
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 


 

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