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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 12:01 »
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I'll deactivate appr. 400 images while signing song from Southpark movie - "Blame Canada".
Viva La Resistance :-)

4864 + 400 = 5264


« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2013, 12:03 »
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Boy uploading and stats checking sure is getting easier.  Dropped 123 14 days ago, next IS.  I was already down to 100 after the RC biz, and funnily I was just thinking about submitting again  :o

« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013, 12:05 »
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Already deactivated 170 images this weekend. But I don't it's hard to find at least 300 more to deactivate. Someone else do the math please.  ::)

« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2013, 12:15 »
+1
ok so far:

Feb 2nd projected total 6034

« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2013, 12:37 »
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I may do more, but will deactivate at least 1,000 on Feb 2nd.

I have 2,638 remaining after my test deactivation of 10 today.

Couple of notes about logistics. I would recommend that people not close their accounts even if they remove all their images. One is that if you decide at some later time - under new ownership perhaps - to upload again, your canister will help with upload slots even if it means nothing for royalties. Another is that your name cannot be used by anyone else, plus you can leave a short message on the blog in case anyone comes looking for you.

I am not sure how Photo+ slots work if by deleting a huge portion of your portfolio you have more Photo+ images than your "allowance". I'm guessing that they don't automatically remove them, probably 'cause they haven't written the software to make that happen. If you are deactivating and plan to leave some images there, I'd suggest using up your remaining P+ slots to lock in any images you plan to keep on site prior to starting the deactivation. No sense in leaving any money on the table for any images you  leave on the site.

lisafx

« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013, 12:44 »
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I see the photos of the best sellers, included ones in this thread who are always active, it won't hurt anything if they choose to keep they flames burning. Deleting the crappy ones doesn't mean nothing.

You did see the title of this thread was about deleting images on Feb 2, right?  Not surprising you are still seeing people's images right now. 

Also, it is a process.  I doubt many of us with multiple thousands of images will be able to get them all down at once, even with Sean's helpful script. 

I view D-Day as the official starting point and we'll see where things go from there.  (WWII didn't stop right away on D-Day either, but it turned the tide) If there is no movement on Getty's part, the images will keep coming down, I am sure. 

« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013, 12:46 »
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I'll deactivate my last and first 200 images, for a total of 400 images. that at the moment are lost in nowhere.
i stopped uploads months ago.  :-X
Happy D-Day.

« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2013, 12:47 »
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Wow! I never thought I'd see this happen. Good luck everyone. These decisions are never easy. I can't join in because I deleted my image there a while ago.

I addition to what jsnover said, your image stats disappear when you delete your last image, so you may want to copy or record any stats you want to keep.

« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2013, 12:51 »
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Feb 2nd projected total 7444

rubyroo

« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2013, 13:00 »
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Count me in for Feb 2nd also.

Unless they change their tune, I can't see any other option.

« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2013, 13:02 »
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Count me in for Feb 2nd also.

Unless they change their tune, I can't see any other option.

Can you give us an approximate number of images? Thanks

« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2013, 13:08 »
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I am small peanuts in this game, but I am in.   This whole debacle has been very upsetting to read.   And to think I was considering going exclusive with IS at the beginning of last year when I got back into microstock. 

I will deactivate 126 photos (leaving 1 just so I can keep the account active for the numerous months I am sure it will take to get my stuff off Thinkstock)

New total:  7570 images

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 13:20 »
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I am small peanuts in this game, but I am in.   This whole debacle has been very upsetting to read.   And to think I was considering going exclusive with IS at the beginning of last year when I got back into microstock. 

I will deactivate 126 photos (leaving 1 just so I can keep the account active for the numerous months I am sure it will take to get my stuff off Thinkstock)

New total:  7570 images

Good to see we are already going to be above the number used in the google deal.  I am certain there will be a lot more images removed. 

Might be a drop in the bucket, but I prefer to see it as a snowball starting to roll down a hill. :)

« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 13:44 »
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I am not sure how Photo+ slots work if by deleting a huge portion of your portfolio you have more Photo+ images than your "allowance". I'm guessing that they don't automatically remove them, probably 'cause they haven't written the software to make that happen. If you are deactivating and plan to leave some images there, I'd suggest using up your remaining P+ slots to lock in any images you plan to keep on site prior to starting the deactivation. No sense in leaving any money on the table for any images you  leave on the site.

From E+ I know files stay in there. You just don't get new slots until you have made enough uploads again to fill the quota.

« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2013, 14:06 »
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I am a little confused. When this was first discussed, I was under the impression that we would be deactivating our entire portfolios. I understand the reasons not to close our accounts entirely, but I'm not sure that deleting a percentage of our portfolios will carry the same message.

I am, therefore, on the fence. I have 6600+ images, but am not as willing to sacrifice a percentage as I am to throw in the towel as a mass exodus. The message will likely not be acknowledged by Getty, but will likely ring throughout the industry sending a message of solidarity and intolerance of disrespect for our intellectual property.

« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2013, 14:08 »
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Looks like we can easily get up to 10.000 images deleted on 2. feb.
That is a message!
For the first time the agency cannot claim that they add pictures to the collection every day, they are loosing images. Thats a first!

Now we should send a message to them also, a post on their forum (not me, because I am banned), a post with some DEMANDS:

1. Removal of pictures from the socalled promotion deal with microstock and google, or a very good compensation for the involved artists.
2. Negotiation of better royalty rates for the artists when works are sold through Istock.

We should agree to place the same message on the deactivation note, maybe something like: We will not sell this picture through Istock for the time being, since Istock violates the artists rights to distribute his work by giving the works away for free without appropriate compensation for the artist.

-or something else, its just a suggestion, but it would be nice to focus things and send the message, since we are already taking action.
Conclusion is... If we are stepped enough upon, we can gather up and take action. Im happy about that.
"El pueblo unido jamais sera vencido"



« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 14:10 by JPSDK »

« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2013, 14:12 »
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Consider this analogy:
We are soldiers going to battle. Would our enemy be more likely to retreat if we said:
1. "We will all give our left leg and right pinky finger for this cause."
or
2. "We will all die for this cause."

« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2013, 14:16 »
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Consider this analogy:
We are soldiers going to battle. Would our enemy be more likely to retreat if we said:
1. "We will all give our left leg and right pinky finger for this cause."
or
2. "We will all die for this cause."

I think I'd be more scared of someone that would cut off their leg and pinky. That's demented.

« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2013, 14:19 »
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Consider this analogy:
We are soldiers going to battle. Would our enemy be more likely to retreat if we said:
1. "We will all give our left leg and right pinky finger for this cause."
or
2. "We will all die for this cause."

I think I'd be more scared of someone that would cut off their leg and pinky. That's demented.

lol!

« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2013, 14:20 »
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when people delete their ports, it is dying for the case.

« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2013, 14:23 »
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when people delete their ports, it is dying for the case.

Yes, I would consider it dying in one place to continue to live in others.

« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2013, 14:24 »
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Or even better. I had good sales on the deleted photos today.. at other places.

« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2013, 14:30 »
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OK we need to make a lot of noise for D-Day, bomb blogs,FB, you name it. Use your artist skill to come up with something nice I can post on my FB page, Twitter and GPlus. Run a press release and the likes. Just screaming here will do us no good. If you are going to give like this for the cause then by all means go with a fight!

mlwinphoto

« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2013, 14:32 »
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I have a photo session that day but will try to deactivate at least 500 (+ 4364 = 4864).
Just out of principle I will NOT delete the 10 worst selling images of my port (oldest + zero sales).  You never know if Istock will (next time) ask us to donate free images for the next batch, do we?   ;)

Oldest + zero sales are the images now showing at the top of the best match.  You might want to consider deleting those as well.    ;)

lisafx

« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2013, 14:34 »
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I see D-Day as the starting line, not the finish line. 

Sort of like hostage negotiation.  If you kill off all your hostages at once, there's no reason for anyone to negotiate with you.  Kill off a significant portion - enough to let them know you're serious, then wait to see if they negotiate.  If not, kill some more. 

Eventually, they will blink, or else huge portions of their content, and yes, entire portfolios, are gone.  Those of us who want out of this have to be prepared to delete our entire ports, absolutely. How that is accomplished is up for debate. 

PhotoDuneMicrostock Insider

 

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