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« on: February 16, 2018, 14:25 »
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Hello everyone,

i wanted to start selling my photos on istock but when i try to register it says that it is impossible now , every time i check it is the same thing , they dont give us more information

do you know what is happening ? when they will accept new contributors and open subscriptions ?


« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 14:30 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 14:53 »
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They're doing you a favor.   Just walk away.

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 18:23 »
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OP, you make me feel like I'm watching a movie where a beautiful young woman is pounding violently on the door of a serial rapist's house and screaming demanding to be let in.
Just walk away, Renee.

namussi

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 02:53 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 03:04 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?
We get less than that via Connect.

« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 03:09 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

I had dozens of 1 and 2 cent royalties plus the 15% royalties thats why I dropped them

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 03:27 »
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Then you are a lucky fellow. I have those through the Genny Connect program and although not 0.01 I get 0.06c through the stupid Premium Access program. I am exclusive at 40%. Unfortunatelly being non exclusive is really bad business now as you are basically giving air to an agency that is suffocating other outlets that pay much better for non exclusive contribution.

As exclusive you still get the credit pack sales that can be large sometimes and with a lot E+ content the subscriptions are reasonable. But with the quick advance of PA that gives only 20% to exclusives for really low amounts being exclusive is also loosing appeal month by month.

Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

namussi

« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 04:00 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

I had dozens of 1 and 2 cent royalties plus the 15% royalties thats why I dropped them

Dozens. That's a lot. Your pain: I feel it.

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 04:48 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

I had dozens of 1 and 2 cent royalties plus the 15% royalties thats why I dropped them

Dozens. That's a lot. Your pain: I feel it.
If you haven't seen any, either you aren't looking at your Connect sales (different report) or they haven't added up to enough to report yet.

« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 07:00 »
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But have they actually closed iStock to new contributors? Nobody's answered the original question.

« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 07:03 »
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"Thank you for visiting our Work With Us website. Were currently performing maintenance and our engineers are working hard to get Work With Us back online. Thank you for your patience and please check back soon.

If you have already submitted an application and have any questions please contact us at enrollment.help@gettyimages.com. Please note that we are not accepting new applications at this time."

Sounds like a pause due to their incompetence rather than anything so planned  as a policy.

« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 11:23 »
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"Thank you for visiting our Work With Us website. Were currently performing maintenance and our engineers are working hard to get Work With Us back online. Thank you for your patience and please check back soon.

If you have already submitted an application and have any questions please contact us at enrollment.help@gettyimages.com. Please note that we are not accepting new applications at this time."

Sounds like a pause due to their incompetence rather than anything so planned  as a policy.

Sounds like you're right.

« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 11:39 »
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Whow! If this is not temporary but a general pause, this is a very drastic change.

They wrote somewhere that istock accepted only 9.6 million files in all of 2017. Shutterstock gets 1.6 million files a week.

If they are closing applications for new contributors, they will lose even more uploads. And of course this effectively ends their exclusive program as well.

Interesting times.

What are they saying on the istock forums?

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 11:42 »
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But have they actually closed iStock to new contributors? Nobody's answered the original question.

You know you're at MSG right?

« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2018, 12:24 »
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But have they actually closed iStock to new contributors? Nobody's answered the original question.

You know you're at MSG right?

Didn't know we needed a link to support a direct quote, but you are right.  :)

https://contributors.gettyimages.com/Article.aspx?article_id=5763


« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2018, 05:18 »
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Guess they will make one site for new contributors - istock and Getty.
We got the Getty upload procedure EPS, the "wonderful" Getty statistic, the "wonderful" Getty forum,
nest thing maybe will be a "wonderful" new contributor site  ::)

namussi

« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2018, 06:27 »
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Whow! If this is not temporary but a general pause, this is a very drastic change.

They wrote somewhere that istock accepted only 9.6 million files in all of 2017. Shutterstock gets 1.6 million files a week.

If they are closing applications for new contributors, they will lose even more uploads. And of course this effectively ends their exclusive program as well.


Fewer new contributors and fewer fresh uploads could be better for existing contributors.

That might explain why (and I emphasise "might" as there are many possible influences), for me at least, the rate of downloading increased sharply throughout the second half of last year, and that January was my best month since ESP started.

(Sadly I lost my spreadsheets for before ESP.)


namussi

« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2018, 06:36 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

I had dozens of 1 and 2 cent royalties plus the 15% royalties thats why I dropped them

Dozens. That's a lot. Your pain: I feel it.
If you haven't seen any, either you aren't looking at your Connect sales (different report) or they haven't added up to enough to report yet.

Thanks. I didn't know about Connect. Apparently I had one 1.7c sale in the first half of last year, and none in the second.



« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2018, 07:04 »
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I have a bunch of Getty Connect "sales" with "Worldwide right to display and use the Metadata in connection with the Pinterest Platform and services."
License Fee USD 0.00502
Royalty Rate 0.15000
Gross Royalty in USD 0.00075.
 :(

ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 11:47 »
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Don't worry just count yourself lucky you aren't being ripped off for 1 cent royalties

I've never had a one-cent royalty at iStock. How many have you had?

I had dozens of 1 and 2 cent royalties plus the 15% royalties thats why I dropped them

Dozens. That's a lot. Your pain: I feel it.
If you haven't seen any, either you aren't looking at your Connect sales (different report) or they haven't added up to enough to report yet.

Thanks. I didn't know about Connect. Apparently I had one 1.7c sale in the first half of last year, and none in the second.
That's *very* high for Connect!

« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 12:14 »
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But have they actually closed iStock to new contributors? Nobody's answered the original question.

It's like if a drunk asks you to help him find his car keys.  You try to discourage and distract him.

« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 17:25 »
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But have they actually closed iStock to new contributors? Nobody's answered the original question.

It's like if a drunk asks you to help him find his car keys.  You try to discourage and distract him.

LOL!! I left before connect was a thing, how crappy!



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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2018, 21:37 »
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I just got this email from an iStock customer:

Message:
We enjoy your shot of xxxx, and downloaded it a while back from iStock.  We are featuring it as our photo-of-the-day if you'd like to see it.  It will also be available for six more days by clicking on the left arrow button.

Good job on the beautiful photo.

Sincerely,

Paul yyy, zz


And my answer:

I am honored to be featured on the website, Paul! I am happy you liked my work!

Please allow me to make a small observation: iStock is notorious for mistreating its contributors. Their commision rate is a meager 15% (or less).
You could do our contributor's community a favor, if you could choose to buy your preferred photos from other agencies, like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock/Fotolia.

Best Regards,

Me

Tyson Anderson

  • www.openrangestudios.com
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2018, 22:13 »
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Sounds like it might just be a temporary thing.  Surprisingly, January was my best month ever on Getty.  Actually more than double my best month ever.  I can't hate on that.


 

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