MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - ShadySue

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 567
1
Shutterstock.com / Re: SS worst Spammed Portfolios
« on: Yesterday at 18:18 »
from previous msg threads:
https://www.shutterstock.com/search?searchterm=Black+Blank+Empty+POS+POI&search_source=base_search_form&language=en&page=1&sort=newest&measurement=px&safe=true

I clicked on the link in the post below, but got this message "Well, this is unexpected...
Sorry, we can't find what you're looking for. While you're here, take a look at our hand-picked Collections.":

http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/how-can-the-ss-database-grow-so-fast/msg513044/#msg513044


i can still see 3 pages of blank empty POS if i click on that link.... are they new ones already? :)


Strange, I'm still getting the same error message - in two browsers, one of which has all history/cache/cookies deleted after every use.
Ho-hum.

2
Shutterstock.com / Re: SS worst Spammed Portfolios
« on: Yesterday at 17:41 »
from previous msg threads:
https://www.shutterstock.com/search?searchterm=Black+Blank+Empty+POS+POI&search_source=base_search_form&language=en&page=1&sort=newest&measurement=px&safe=true

I clicked on the link in the post below, but got this message "Well, this is unexpected...
Sorry, we can't find what you're looking for. While you're here, take a look at our hand-picked Collections.":

http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/how-can-the-ss-database-grow-so-fast/msg513044/#msg513044




3
good job done ss...time they begin taking care of all copycat and scammers from eastern europe.

Is Azerbaijan really located in Eastern Europe? Check your maps again  :-\
According to Wikipedia, "... at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia."
... but see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe

According to worldatlas.com, "Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, all located just northeast of Turkey, are at times associated with the Middle East, Europe, Asia, or as their own separate region."




4
Alamy.com / Re: Where do DACS come from?
« on: Yesterday at 15:02 »
Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

I understand, I had a fast read on the site but I was not asking the right question. What I would like to know is which of my images were used on books, magazines....?

Do you sell RM? If so, it's in your sales history.
If RF, I don't know, maybe Alamy has that info (?)

5
Alamy.com / Re: Where do DACS come from?
« on: Yesterday at 13:50 »
https://www.dacs.org.uk
Thank you ShadySue.

I assume Alamy made the claim.
I've read what DACS is but is it possible to find out what kind of work is the payback for?

Certain Books, magazines and TV.
You can opt to claim yourself (it's not difficult but it's fairly time-consuming - OTOH you can  add any sales from other sources if you can find relevant in-uses, and after the first time, you're just adding on future years' info, or you can let Alamy do it for you for which I think they take their usual 50% (I'm sure the details will be somewher on the Alamy site).

7
Alamy.com / Re: Caution: Don't Question Alamy
« on: Yesterday at 11:37 »
If you only got frozen out for ten days, that's because of your previous good record; it can be a month for a QC failure. (Your account isn't actually frozen, your existing files can still be searched and sell, you just can't upload.)

This is incorrect information - the upload freeze is never longer than 10 days .

That has changed, then (I'm glad to hear). It's been years since it happened to me and it was either a month or 28 days.

Upload freezing was bought in around 2 years ago and has always been set at 10 days.

You may be getting mixed up with our previous system which never had an upload freeze but there was a delay in the result notification of up to 28 days. Long gone now though so I just wanted to clarify that.

James

OK, thanks for the clarification. It certainly was over 2 years ago, and I didn't know it had changed.

8
Alamy.com / Re: Caution: Don't Question Alamy
« on: Yesterday at 11:30 »
If you only got frozen out for ten days, that's because of your previous good record; it can be a month for a QC failure. (Your account isn't actually frozen, your existing files can still be searched and sell, you just can't upload.)

This is incorrect information - the upload freeze is never longer than 10 days .

That has changed, then (I'm glad to hear). It's been years since it happened to me and it was either a month or 28 days.

9
Alamy.com / Re: Caution: Don't Question Alamy
« on: Yesterday at 09:43 »
I'm not sure how much the QC rank counts for anything, but maybe someone knows better.
A lot of things on Alamy don't actually count for anything, e.g. 'discoverability' (causes more harm than good).
If you only got frozen out for ten days, that's because of your previous good record; it can be a month for a QC failure. (Your account isn't actually frozen, your existing files can still be searched and sell, you just can't upload.)
They don't take iPhone pics but they do sell them via Stockimo. However, don't mention Stockimo on the Alamy forum unless you want to be jumped on from a height, and AFAIK, there isn't a Stockimo forum. And it's only for iPhone, not Android etc.

But indeed, you don't get anywhere by questioning their policies.
I've been years trying to get one particularly egregious policy re-evaluated and am getting nowhere. Like most, they're right even when they're shown to be wrong.

11
Alamy.com / Re: Changes to your contributor contract
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:05 »
There are several bits changed to more readable English. The "high volume low unit price licences. " looks new. What if you're selling Rights Managed? Would imagine they can't sell RM images, or editorial as bulk, not as easily anyway?
I can assure you, they can, and do. I had 4 of these in August.

12
We should get at least 50% royalty from our creations' sales.  Don't you agree?  Some companies pay ridiculously low rate ripping off us creators.
You can choose to sell only at these agencies which give us 50%, but you have your own reason/s for choosing not to do so. There's your answer.

Clue: I've chosen to submit only to Alamy for the past 2.5 years, but I'm still earning more via iS on my existing port. You presumably find that unacceptable. We each have our own line of what we'll put up with.

13
I think everyone's number will be similar. Most are somewhere between .60 -.70.

You'll get a better variance with RPI.

Do I want more variance for some reason? Not sure if you are saying, this would show the quality of my work, which is quite variable, as are the types and subjects, or what RPI means to the group as a whole? If you mean to compare, for example, your RPI to mine, yes, I'd say that would be interesting. I'd bet yours is better.  :)
RPI on its own is totally meaningless ROI is what really matters ;-).

RPI/year makes more sense.

The only measure which is useful is profit/loss per image or batch, but that's far more difficult to work out accurately and is over the lifetime of the file.

Just knowing return is pretty meaningless as we don't know how much was spent on it.
I suspect we often don't want to know, even for files where no 'extra' expenses have been made so it's just time and share of/depreciation of hardware.

14
iStockPhoto.com / Re: Property release for a plane??
« on: October 13, 2018, 19:17 »
Just submitted a batch of videos of a crop duster over a cotton field. Nothing special. No logos on the plane. Pretty straight forward. Got the videos back for revision with a request for a property release. Now... Can't really understand if these clowns want a property release for the crop duster or the cotton field. Dear lord... Is there no limit to the incompetence of iStock reviewers???

Went through your clip frame by frame and I could see no markings or other logos or what have you.

Conclusion ~ resubmit if you can

And yes iSuck are incompetent clowns :D

HOWEVER!

You said you submitted a batch and other clips showing this crop duster you can clearly see the aircraft registration number  4X-AFC which will get the clip rejected.

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1017459817-crop-duster-spraying-chemicals-over-cotton-field

Unlike Uncle Pete, my observation (from the outside) is that SS tends to be more lax about IP than iS, sometimes seriously lax.

15
Are you using a paid account? Is it possible that the auto-payment didn't go through (e.g. if you had to change your card since last year)? They don't tell you about this, you only find out when you get that account closed message.
yes  and today they charged me $30
the account is still closed

Happened to me, and my site went up after a day or two without me having to connect them. If yours isn't up by Monday, you'd need to see what they say.
I don't actually like that system of having it on an auto-pay which isn't a DD or SO, but at the time I joined, I couldn't find an alternative.

Good luck getting it sorted.

16
By the way, although it's an assumption, ONE probably means someone is exclusive but not necessarily. Someone could choose to only upload to one place.
Indeed: I currently choose only to upload to Alamy.

17
The last communication I have from FAA in my mailbox is about some sale
Couple of weeks since then I wanted to submit a new work and got the following message

This account is closed.   If you would like to re-enable it, please contact our technical support department by filling out the form

The support is not answering for about a week.
If there other people having the same problem?
Was FAA or me personally hacked?
Are you using a paid account? Is it possible that the auto-payment didn't go through (e.g. if you had to change your card since last year)? They don't tell you about this, you only find out when you get that account closed message.

If it's not that, no idea, sorry.

18
Sorry, that's a 'how long is a piece of string' question. It depends a lot on your skills and port, but also a bit on luck in being well placed in algorithms (though that's where spreading your assets mitigates the risk).

19
And still the doors are wide open for inexperienced amateur tripe to flood the place, and they have the audacity to whine in the forums asking why their 20 images havent sold
Is 20 images "flooding the place"?
If they ask for advice when they only have 20 images, and if they take the advice, they could go on to do well. We all had to start somewhere. (That's a general observation, not specific to SS)

Of course, we all did BUT my problem is with SS suddenly lowering the bar. Its like letting peo0le enter university that didnt pass their exams. And add all those small ports together and we have millions of images.  A few years ago they had standards and it took me about 3 or 4 attempts to get n with my best images.
Seems like many damaging things iS do, SS want to copy. And to some extent, vice versa.

20
And still the doors are wide open for inexperienced amateur tripe to flood the place, and they have the audacity to whine in the forums asking why their 20 images havent sold
Is 20 images "flooding the place"?
If they ask for advice when they only have 20 images, and if they take the advice, they could go on to do well. We all had to start somewhere. (That's a general observation, not specific to SS)

21
Isn't it that they bought an exclusive right on the image (local or worldwide) and now you can't see the images because they are not on sale anymore (maybe for a limited period of time)?
No.
For example, I'm exclusive which means my editorials and plussed images are on direct sale on Getty, as well as on iS. All other files are not visible within my port there, but are findable, e.g. via Google Images with that tacky, untrue message. These are still on sale on iStock, they are RF, and so will the OP's be. (And also the OP's and other indies' pics will mostly be elsewhere as Paws said.)

22
Thank you, Jo Ann for your answer. Interesting is that most of my Premium Access video downloads bring me pennies... Go figure!
Absolutely, but I think these big PA sales probably include some sort/s of extended licence. I haven't had any sort of EL via iS for years, and I used to 'punch above my weight' in ELs. Also I haven't read of any ELs on iS's forum for a long time.

It just beggars belief that they are still using that senseless and untrue message Restricted asset and I am not able to buy it due to country, company and/or publication restrictions which makes the content look dodgy, and them, ditto, by extension. You can arrive on a file via a Google Image Search and get that message, with no suggestion to go to the file's iS page for purchase or even "join premium access to purchase this and gazillions more images".

Ho-hum , same old Getty.  ::)

23
General Stock Discussion / Re: Backgrounds
« on: October 02, 2018, 13:03 »
You can only submit things that you TOTALLY own the copyright to. Somebody else made the background, not you. So you cant submit to stock. Ink & Elm might think and say its ok to use, but the stock sites have the copyright rule.
So, are Ink&Elm misusing the files?

24
iStockPhoto.com / Re: New conspiracy theory! Hooray!
« on: October 01, 2018, 16:16 »
I think there are six or even fewer exclusives reporting most months. Some exclusives report and also report their Alamy RM sales: this pushes their sales to iS-indie (just because of the way the poll is set up). I report my iS sales, but not my Alamy RM sales, for that reason.

25
iStockPhoto.com / Re: August Numbers
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:43 »
It's funny I sold the same picture twice. It was 0.01+0.01 cents.
Two people saw it in the bizarre Connect pay per view scheme.
Was does that mean :o? I'm kind of new

Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk
These tiny payments are pay per view, which Getty calls Connect.
That's kind of weird. So they view the photo and then what?
That's why I wrote "bizarre", and I don't know where the money comes from.
https://contributors.gettyimages.com/article.aspx?article_id=2533
(and Google Getty Connect)

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 567

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors