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Shutterstock.com / Re: Video sales
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:35 »
I heard those are for streaming, not usual royalty free use.  Shutterstock ain't that stupid, I think.
Can you explain okease what streming mean?
You can edit (modify) your posts. This isnt text on a phone. 😀 Or maybe no one uses a computer anymore?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Alamy "good news"!
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:03 »
I am always amazed at the stones these sites have at making these kinds of bad news announcements right before Christmas. For gosh sakes, no time is a good time, but couldnt they at least wait until January to announce? Ba$tards.

Shutterstock.com / Re: My Shutterstock account hacked
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:14 »
Thanks for the heads up...checking now.edit: all good, but then I had changed my pw a couple weeks ago when someone reported a hack, but others said it wasn't.

I do not know how to help me? About the knowledge I am looking for, I seek to share this information.

If English is not your native language, click on Forum towards the top of the page, then scroll towards the bottom. There are other language forums, maybe you can post in one of those?

Elvis has left the building.

Image Sleuth / Re: someone selling my vector on shutterstock
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:36 »
Why would SS hurry??  when theyre earning money on all stolen goods!
Thats exactly why I dont think they care about it, unless a contributor makes a big stink, or its one of their best-selling contributors. Money is money, they dont care how they make it.

General - Stock Video / Re: "Crossroads" on Shutterstock
« on: November 26, 2018, 18:58 »
glitch means oops, they are onto us.

General - Stock Video / Re: "Crossroads" on Shutterstock
« on: November 24, 2018, 16:52 »

Sorry Shelma,
Wrong assumption.
If you contribute footage, you would never, ever want to contribute still images as well

Really? Seems like there are a ton of people here who started out with images, then added video to their ports.

Since I turned Emerald at FT over 2 years back its been a steady decline!  first one to notice that was Lisafx!  she is not with us anymore but her observation was spot on!

No, there are no such thing as caps.  ;)

Here we go again.

Check the licensing terms for the sites you sell the image from.

Site Related / Re: Self-Hosted out of business?
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:57 »
This is a very valuable information. I was shocked to find here.

Looks like they were so shocked that they quit our site  8)


Discussion Franaise / Re: Les dbuts en microstock photo
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:57 »
heres the answer in english:

A hundred photos is really very little.
Today It is difficult to have sales with a small portfolio, even if it is of very good quality.
In addition there is more and more competition ... not always very loyal - a lot of spam on Shutterstock for example (portfolio with hundreds of similar images or simply duplicated). So our images are lost (buried) among others. A needle in a haystack ...
I think you can start to see entries, minimal but fairly regular, with a portfolio of about 1000 images. Of course it also depends on the topics you propose and their uniqueness. The "thing" is to have rather unique images but also worthy of interest, which is increasingly difficult when sites like Shutterstock offer 200 million images ...
If 10 years ago it was worth getting into the world of microstock, today, from my point of view, the game is not worth the candle: too much work for too little results.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Who signs the property release?
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:34 »
You had to ask permission of the home owner to go in and take the photos, so you would need a property release signed by the owner. But I can see circumstances where you mght need one from the manufacturer too. For instance, if they use a certain wallpaper design unique to their homes, and they recognized it in a photo, it might be an issue. Its so difficult today, everything seems to be a design with a copyright.

Off Topic / Re: Stop The Hate - VOTE!
« on: November 08, 2018, 20:06 »
If Trump wants respect then he needs to show it to the press, and he doesnt. What goes around, comes around. POTUS is the ultimate position to be a leader and lead by example, and he should be held to a higher standard, but he acts about as low as you can get. Some of us dont call him our President.

Off Topic / Re: Stop The Hate - VOTE!
« on: November 08, 2018, 19:16 »
Acosta is very rude not just to Trump but Sarah as well, I have no pity for him and I would have ejected him long ago!! If you can not be a responsible reporter then get out, when the president, any president asks you t stop then do it! Acosta is like a 3 year old ask the same questions over and over again.

And Trump isnt rude? Dont you think making fun of a handicapped person in front of reporters, cameras, the world, is rude? Cracks me up, the Trumpeteer logic.

The dog is mine and the person holding her is my son.

So it would be easy for you to submit the model release for your son. That way you dont have to worry. Personally, I would say you dont need one, but yes, depends on the agency, and some agencies would say that someone could recognize themselves from the clothes. Silly, but... Bottom line, their game, their rules.

Adobe Stock / Re: Important Fotolia Announcement
« on: November 08, 2018, 13:32 »
I went to my fotolia dashboard this morning, I was already logged in. I didnt get a redirect to Adobe, everything worked as always.

Adobe Stock / Re: Important Fotolia Announcement
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:30 »
Hi all,

Unfortunately the Adobe Stock contributor portal is down right now. We are working on it and will post an update when it is back up. Very sorry for the inconvenience!

Kirsten Harris

Thanks for the update. You should have Leaf get you a Verified badge, so we know you are actually from Adobe. Usually Mats our guy.

General Stock Discussion / Re: New FREE Stock Selling Course
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:28 »
Its incredible how negative the members of this forum have become...

I feel watching the course is certainly time better spend than reading this forum of negativity. So, thanks mindstorm.

By the way, a certain Mat Hayward is heavily featurd in the course.

Well, for most, microstock is in a negative slump, so only makes sense that people are feeling negatively. But I gave you a +1 for mentioning watching the course and saying that Mat Hayward is in it.

Yes. I have had a couple offers, too, they never seem to go anywhere.

I don't understand the offer being made - but no, I haven't heard of Shutterstock buying out images before.

What I don't understand is that copyright transfer to Shutterstock is a one time legal transaction for which I would expect a one time payment from SS. Once they own the copyright they are free to do what they want with the image(s).

If they're talking about minimum payout for the first year with the possibility of more money later, that doesn't sound like a copyright transfer but a complex rights managed deal.

If the restrictions on the sister images are forever, I'd suggest that you try and sell the copyrights to all of the images rather than give away any earnings for sister images at all images for all time, particularly if the subject matter/people/props/location is one where you have many images that would no longer be licensable.

$1,500 is a nice royalty, but they're asking for a lot of rights, so don't shortchange yourself.

Quite right! they dont buy images outright!  why should they!

Shutterstock isnt buying it...they are buying it on behalf of a client. That happens sometimes.

For 1 yr exclusivity, I would take $1500, assuming I dont make anywhere near that in a year on the image.

if you google a2zp30.com and search for Shutterstock you find tons and tons of stuff to download. Can anybody tell me, why Shutterstock does not stop this site?

By posting that, you are just helping them.

Well, Northwest Dreams has been a member here for a number of years, so at least its not someone who signed up two days ago. I also changed my password, just in case. On one hand, I can imagine SS not wanting to cause a panic by announcing a hack, on the other, based on what others here report, would they even have the capability of knowing there was a hack, given the sorry state the site is in?

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