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« on: August 01, 2018, 02:17 »
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Anyone got info on this agency. How much are they paying contributors

https://www.oaoa.com/news/business/article_3a713727-962d-52dd-89e7-4c99e5162631.html


« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 05:05 »
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They already have many of my images. Another partner site?

PZF

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 05:07 »
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If you try to get access from Europe you get:

451: Unavailable for legal reasons

We recognise you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore cannot grant you access at this time. For any issues, e-mail us at smaggio@oaoa.com or call us at 432-337-4661.

Makes me think it isn't a good place to be if they cannot make those standards.

« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 10:19 »
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They already have many of my images. Another partner site?

same for me! just wrote to this adress to know more : legal@pxbee.com
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 10:29 by christiano »

« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 10:38 »
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"PxBee isnt pitching itself as a potential Terminator bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock, laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the imagesthat PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors, Tony said."

They have all my SS pictures... strange

« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 10:44 »
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"PxBee isnt pitching itself as a potential Terminator bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock, laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the imagesthat PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors, Tony said."

They have all my SS pictures... strange

They are not showing my SS pictures.  Did you opt in at the Big Stock partner sales program? 

« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 10:46 »
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"PxBee isnt pitching itself as a potential Terminator bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock, laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the imagesthat PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors, Tony said."

They have all my SS pictures... strange

They are not showing my SS pictures.  Did you opt in at the Big Stock partner sales program?

Nope, but i have the same pics on ALMY, SS, AS, IS, DT, 123RF, canva.
Are you exclusive with SS?

« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 10:50 »
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The link in the OP appears to be missing some of the words from the original on Business Wire (but they link to the original).

This press release is packed with even more marketing drivel than the average:

"PxBee isnt pitching itself as a potential Terminator bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock, laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the images that PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors, Tony said.

If you do a few searches, after waiting for a bit (the site was painfully slow for me) you'll see masses of familiar images from the stock sites. One thing I did not see was anything looking more "authentic" or "naturalistic" than typical microstock.

Luckily, I don't see any of mine, which means they've likely partnered with an agency I've already left - like 123rf - or one I never joined because of their unsavory nature - such as Deposit Photos.

Having a few exclusive photos from their online photo editing platform Fotor doesn't make their images "entirely unique".

Their stated goal to use their "AI" software to  "automatically rate photos based on their technical and aesthetic appeal. " seems like a fun idea, but I can't imagine them being able to figure out usefulness to commercial buyers, where that isn't necessarily how they pick their images.

And they should try and get their search working better, or create some useful search filters (orientation, minimum resolution and uploaded last day/week/month/year is rather sad) first.

So this seems like another press release that tries to puff something small and not very interesting up to a big deal to try and build their business.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 10:58 »
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They already have many of my images. Another partner site?

Yes looks that way. I can't tell which, but nothing of mine shows. NOT SS, AS, DT, IS. Maybe they have QC and I don't pass.  ;D Lucky for me...

Might be Alamy? I see a bunch of Zuma sports images and they upload to Alamy from their agency. I don't see my Alamy photos on PxBee

Worst ever: (Alamy sale)
    30 July 2018    Editorial royalty-free    899KB
679 x 452 pixels
91KB compressed
China Editorial Website, Bulk discount, Flat rate per image    $ 3.96
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 12:34 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 11:01 »
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"PxBee isnt pitching itself as a potential Terminator bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock, laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the imagesthat PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors, Tony said."

They have all my SS pictures... strange

They are not showing my SS pictures.  Did you opt in at the Big Stock partner sales program?

Nope, but i have the same pics on ALMY, SS, AS, IS, DT, 123RF, canva.
Are you exclusive with SS?

Not exclusive.  I also have content at Alamy, SS, AS, IS, DT, 123RF.  Opted out of partner programs where possible (except Alamy). 

« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 13:15 »
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I did a search for a few of my photos, and found nothing. I am only on SS and Adobe. I see a lot of pics of ronald mcdonald and colonel sanders, but no editorial license? I wouldnt touch this place with a 10 ft pole.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 17:14 »
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I did a search for a few of my photos, and found nothing. I am only on SS and Adobe. I see a lot of pics of ronald mcdonald and colonel sanders, but no editorial license? I wouldnt touch this place with a 10 ft pole.

Did I leave that out?  ;) 20 foot pole?  >:(

I don't want any part of "the next big thing" sites. PxBee is some kind of partner reseller. The reason I mentioned Zuma is they are a news distribution agency. I don't know who or where but I know they upload to Alamy. The way it works is artist takes the photos, keywords, uploads to Zuma who them distributes to their accounts. Might be a good way for one upload many site distribution, if someone has the right materials.

Back on PxBee, a number of the images have the zuma agency tags included, things like ZNEWS for example, which are required on first upload to the agency.

Meanwhile, PxBee is getting images from someplace and anyone here who tracks their agencies should be able to eventually eliminate from our lists and find the one.

I'm pretty certain NOT SS, AS, DT, or IS. If they only tapped most recent, could be Alamy, or somewhere else. I'm happy with less agencies and knowing where most of my images went, most of the time. I see nothing of mine on PxBee.


 

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