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Author Topic: PhotoXpress? Aren't they Fotolia?  (Read 3258 times)

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« on: March 26, 2010, 19:07 »
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Can anyone tell me, wasn't PhotoXpress the freebie site with Fotolia's rejects?  They are advertising like crazy now, and are charging for a few things too.  $9.99/month is almost free, but I would be super pissed if they were making anything off my freebie donations.  (Not that I donated anything).

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 20:05 »
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Hmmm, This Level 5 image on DT is the same one being listed as free (premium) on PhotoXpress (from andresr)
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-business-solutions-image1953515
http://www.photoxpress.com/id/2436776
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 20:07 by cuppacoffee »

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 20:25 »
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Hmmm, This Level 5 image on DT is the same one being listed as free (premium) on PhotoXpress (from andresr)
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-business-solutions-image1953515
http://www.photoxpress.com/id/2436776

i think they are also a reseller/affiliate of fotolia regular collection, not just a free site.
same andresr's image, on FT: http://www.fotolia.com/id/2436776 (same number as photoxpress)

i also found some of mine in photoxpress' "premium collection", with the same image numbers as in FT

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 23:28 »
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Gasp... my photos are there as well.  At least my name is beside them and the photographers aren't invisible.  Subs prices look similar to FT, wonder what we earn off them.

Did you notice that they come with a button so anyone can post anything directly to facebook?  I don't know if I'm cool with that either.  I don't remember ever putting my Facebook info into Fotolia (not that I was signed in at photxpress anyway) but I pushed it and it went right to my Facebook account.  At least the other agencies give referral credits if you lure in a new account for them. 

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 03:46 »
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Recently Fotolia started paying contributors for non selling images to be put into their freebie section.  Maybe this is what we are seeing.  I never let them have any of mine as I didn't trust what they were going to do with them and I didn't want buyers downloading a freebie instead of buying one of my images.  I just checked and none of my images are there.

« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 09:55 »
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Thanks for posting this, Lorraine. Chasing Fotolia affiliates to have your material removed is a pain. What's interesting about this site is some of the watermarks on my images are fotolia and some are photoxpress. Not sure exactly why that would be?

« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 00:49 »
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Just discover some of my photos on photoxpress. None of them have ever been donated to Fotalia free section. One of them is a best selling in my portofolio. How is this possible. Any idea?

« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 02:26 »
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I have 313 files on there, none of my most recent stuff. Definitely not stuff I put up for free.They aren't all of my Fotolia portfolio. But looks like it came from there.

« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 13:46 »
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Old topic but...

I just found over 500 of my photos there for FREE download. I never authorized FT to give these for free. Curious to see if anyone has encountered this situation and what the steps to take to get them removed from PhotoXpress?

Thanks.

« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 13:48 »
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Whenever I have clicked to download one of my images on the "free" site, the link takes me to a pay site.

« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 14:50 »
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Most of my fotolia images are there - I think they're not really a free site anymore, rather a lot cost subscription site from fotolia. Correct me if I'm wrong...

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