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CanStockPhoto.com / Property Release for Illustrations
« on: August 01, 2018, 01:56 »
Hi guys,

So, recently I started creating vector and raster backgrounds out of my photos. Canstockphoto, unlike most other agencies, is asking for a property release for these illustrations. They are not asking for a reference image, but for a complete property release signed by a witness, with the address of the property. This is kind of a too much hassle for me. Filling out a release for every illustration, scanning the same release and uploading it doesn't seem to pay off. If Canstockphoto was selling more, then I would probably do it, but like this....

Is there anybody who does the same kind of work, and what do you do? Does it pay off for you?

Thanks!

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Shutterstock.com / Vector Rejected because of Embedded Image
« on: June 07, 2018, 22:25 »
Guys, I submitted only a few vectors so far, and my last one was rejected for embedded images. I can see the embedded images in the links panel. All the images is basically just a single color fill. Is there a quick way to replace these images with a real fill and get rid of them completely? I can do it one by one, but it takes a lot of time.

Basically, to explain more, what I have is a bunch of shapes, but their color fill comes from embedded images underneath them, and I have to get rid of those embedded images and replace the color from the images with the real fill. All embedded images have just a single color.

Thanks in advance.

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Dreamstime.com / Huge Spike of Sales
« on: March 30, 2017, 16:10 »
I had a huge spike of sales on Dreamsime today? Anybody else? ???

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iStockPhoto.com / Suddenly Can't Login to ESP. Can You?
« on: March 07, 2017, 13:28 »
This morning I suddenly can't login to ESP. The login page just refreshes without giving me any kind of error. Can you guys login?

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Dreamstime.com / Wrong Interpreting of GPS Location
« on: December 08, 2016, 20:23 »
Did anybody notice that Dreamstime reads GPS data from the image incorrectly? For me everything was OK until my last batch, when my photos from Miami Fl were recognized as being taken in India. I figured that the only information that was misinterpreted was the longitude, because the real longitude is West, and Dreamstime thinks it's East.

I wrote to the support, but no answer so far.


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Guys, can someone tell me if there is a way to resize an image in Photoshop to a certain number of Megapixels? What I mean is, when I open the Image Resize box, I can change the dimensions of the image, however, if for example I want my final image to be close to 6 MPix, I have to use the calculator every time I change any of the image dimensions, and manually calculate the final size by multiplying the number of pixels of the width and height. Is there a way to see what is the final size in megapixels while changing the dimensions?

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Bigstock.com / Sudden earnings on BigStock out of nowhere
« on: November 07, 2011, 15:19 »
I just checked my BigStock account, and I found that I have 70 dollars more than yesterday?? But there is no any image sale report, or any referral earnings posted. I asked for payment, and they said thei will send it. :)

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So, Monebyookers just informed me that they won't process transaction between American and European users anymore. :(
I wonder how will people from countries that don't do business with PayPal receive their earnings in the future.
Are there any good alternatives for sending money from USA to EU?
Ivan

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General Stock Discussion / Does this require an EL?
« on: August 31, 2011, 18:40 »
I found my photo printed and sold as a postcard on this website:

http://babiesrus.einvite.com/product/PUT-BBU-KENS/?Cobrand=BRU&Site=Brujo&vk=1777211146

There can be made an order only in large quantities, so you can't buy one postcard and sen it. It's basically a wholesale. So, I was wondering, if the company needs to pay an EL for something like this, or not?

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Another sensational news. New antiviral drug capable of destroying every possible virus in a living organism. Even AIDS, Ebola, Rabies, and other...

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/08/new-drug-could-1.php

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Scientists proved that Earth's magnetic field accumulates antimatter produces in collision of cosmic rays with matter, in certain zones near the Earth. In these zones antimatter is 1000 times more concentrated than usual. The amount of antimatter that could be collected in one year is enough to make an interplanetary trip to Saturn, which magnetic field collects  even more antimatter. Speeds would be tremendous, with constant acceleration of 100km per seconds, which means that spacecraft with this acceleration would soon reach the speeds close to the speed of light. Traveling to planets in Solar System would take hours or days to complete. Near the Saturn, there is enough antimatter to travel to stars.
Now it's all the question of money, and a few technical problems.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14405122

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Image Sleuth / One more thief in the sea of thieves
« on: July 08, 2011, 08:49 »
I found one of my images here:

http://www.gfxtra.com/stockimagecd/stock-sport/53308-bodybuilder-clipart.html

It's uploaded to several sharing services.

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Image Sleuth / My image on sale as a wallcovering
« on: July 06, 2011, 09:30 »

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It's not really a stealing of an image, but it's still interesting.

The image of me, taken by another photographer, shrunk vertically a bit, used along with a "3D Studio" watermark on an Arabic blog with a title "Bald and beautiful"  :-\
Well, at least they think I'm beautiful, LOL.  ;D

http://kachalman.blogfa.com/

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Pond5 / Photos at Pond5
« on: May 19, 2011, 17:09 »
When I list all images on Pond5, and sort them from the most selling to least selling, I see that most selling photo has 0 downloads, which automatically means all other images have 0 downloads as well.
I guess this is not possible, right? Must be some glitch??

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Off Topic / Virtual choir that unites the world
« on: April 08, 2011, 08:14 »
I want to share something with all you guys who love music, and especially with Lisafx and Madelaide who are one of my best friends here on the forum. I am not very active last few months, but I made quite a success with my music. I'm having far more sales with few websites where I upload my music than I had with Istock before. Share is 40-50%, and the price for the music ranges from $100 - $60 000. Last week one of my pieces was chosen to be presented to the client who should choose the music for some TV ad, and the price was between 10 000 - 20 000. Unfortunately, the client didn't buy my file, LOL (I guess someone else had better sounding file).

Anyway, this video is made of about 2 000 voices from all around the world. They all uploaded their recordings separately, and then, all videos were gathered, and merged into one beautiful choral piece.
If anyone wants to join the choir, it is possible. We just have to checkout author's blog from time to time.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhWDCw3Mng[/youtube]

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123RF / Make donations to Japan through 123RF
« on: March 22, 2011, 11:34 »
Now we can donate sales from chosen images  to Japanese people.

http://www.123rf.com/blog/blog.php?idblog=b1000179#comments

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Off Topic / Patience...
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:16 »

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Off Topic / Did NASA discovered extraterrestrial life?
« on: November 30, 2010, 16:43 »
This Thursday NASA is holding a press conference to discuss an astrobiology finding that will "impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life". Have we discovered alien life within our own solar system?

http://kotaku.com/5702479/has-nasa-discovered-life-on-saturns-moon



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Off Topic / Trojan on google translate page...
« on: November 17, 2010, 19:57 »
When I go to http://translate.google.com/ avast warns me about the trojan horse on the page. I tried on different machines, and it gives me the same warning. All machines have avast antivirus. Maybe it's just a false alarm from avast...

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123RF / 123 Rocks this month!
« on: November 12, 2010, 04:40 »
123RF rock this month! October was 4 times better than any other month for me. But November starts even better. If it continues this way it will be at least 2 times better than October, which means 8 times better than average month.
Does anyone else have the same experience?

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Veer / Where is "past payments" link at Veer?
« on: November 09, 2010, 01:17 »
Is it so complicated to implement simple and visible link to the past payments? I would just like to know when I was paid, and how much.
If someone could show me where I can see this? Maybe I just can't find it?

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iStockPhoto.com / Istock survey
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:06 »
Istock sent me an email to take the survey about their uploading and submitting system. So, I clicked to fill-out the survey, and then they started asking questions like, do I have a studio or not, do I have professional lighting equipment, do I hire professional models....???
What kind of questions are that? What does this have with uploading process? My conclusion is that Istock just wants to learn more, to make some future changes, that will make the business better for "all of us".
What do you think?

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Dreamstime.com / Credit sales cheaper than subs
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:57 »
My last credit sales at DT are smaller than subscription sales. For example, in few days I have:

4 sub sales and 6 credit sales.
Sub sales are worth $0,35 - $0,7.
At the same time, I had:
1 credit sale for $0,11
2 credit sales for $0,2 each
1 credit sale for $0,28
Even one credit sale worth 3 credits was only $0,55

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General Stock Discussion / Getty destroys everything in sight
« on: September 21, 2010, 09:15 »
Since you guys are mostly in photos/illustrations, I will keep it short.

After deleting my audios from IS I decided to contact several audio libraries, and I was quite shocked how they all hate Istock/Getty. No one had nice words for them. And not only that. The comments were describing Istock management with words like "idiots", "very bad for artists", "people who are destroying this business"etc. These words are not mine. They are quoted directly from emails I received from contact persons who work on other sites.

Istock is reducing prices of audio in general. They are one of the cheapest audio libraries on internet, yet they pay their non-exclusive contributors 15%, while other libraries have 50/50, or in worst case 60-40 deal. Plus, Istock doesn't allow their artists to join PRO and receive performance royalties, while artists who submit their files to other libraries regularly receive money whenever their music is played.
So, please tell me, what could be worse for artists?

Getty/Istock obviously destroys, not only photography business, but music business too, and artists are suckers to support such company.

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