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Well... I've done it now! I have deleted all my files from every site so I can go exclusive with iStock.

Veer just contacted me and said my portfolio will ge gone by tomorrow.

Just a note to those thinking of doing this... be careful of Keywording at DT

It has taken me over a week to get everything removed. Phew.

Kinda scary - we'll see. Hope that crown fits!

Veer / Veer - how long is the approval que?
« on: November 24, 2009, 14:17 »
Does anyone know how long it takes to go through the queue at Veer these days?

Thanks! :)

Adobe Stock / Can't get Fotolia to load...
« on: March 08, 2009, 19:34 »
Is anyone else having problems trying to get Fotolia to load?  I click on any/all links to fotolia and it just comes up with a blank screen that says "Done" at the bottom left? I've cleared my cache, rebooted, tried everything and nothing works.

Thanks and regards

4 / can't log on?
« on: January 25, 2009, 08:11 »
When I try to log on, it say that my user name and/or password is invalid.  Anyone else having the same problem? I contacted support.

Off Topic / Translation help?
« on: December 01, 2008, 15:33 »
Is there anyone out there who can help with a few translations? 

I have to do a sign for work that shows "Seasons Greetings" in the following languages (but I need the actual font (so I can get it into an illustrator document, not just an english spelling of it)


I have found a bunch already in various other languages, but the ones above, I could not find in any free online translations.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much and "Seasons Greetings"!


Off Topic / US Bank recommendation
« on: November 21, 2008, 08:54 »
I need to open a US bank account (in the USA) to transfer my paypal money into, so I can withdraw my US dollars out when I go on vacation. (paypal won't transfer US dollars into a Canadian US dollar bank account.)

With the Canadian dollar so weak at $0.77 cents, I want to retain my photo money in US dollars so I don't have to pay the conversion.

A lot of banks are in trouble in the US so I don't know which bank to pick. Can any of my neighbours south of the Canadian border help me out with the name of a secure bank that has branches in most major cities/locations?

Will probably open the account in Niagara or Buffalo or somewhere just below the border.

Thanks everyone and regards

Ok... Haven't been able to get a photo accepted by Fotolia since June. - TOAST

Snapvillage is a waste of time - one or two subscription a month. - TOAST

Shutterstock - .66 cents a day but not on weekends - TOAST

so that leaves me with StockXpert, (love them) but they've just been bought by Getty so its iStock in reality. AMALGAMATED TOAST + all I've been getting are subscription sales for .30 lately - so looks like they sold us down the river.

Bigstockphoto has been giving consistent sales lately, but they hold my photos for 90 day. TOO BIG A COMMITMENT TOAST

Dreamstime - good sales but must hold my photos for 6 months - ALMOST MARRIAGE TOAST and no prenup!

So... Look like I'm ready to doane the crown !

Sigh... anyone else fed up lately?

Off Topic / Traveling to Ottawa Canada
« on: October 25, 2008, 08:33 »
Hi All:

I'm going to Ottawa for University tours with my Son for 3 days and will have some time to visit some of the Museums and Our Parliament buildings. Does anyone know whether the are any restrictions on shooting in any of these places? or can suggest any great places to see through the lens. Looks like its going to pee rain all the days I'm there. poop. I wanted to get up to the Gatineaus.


9 / YinYang...Congrats on IOTW !
« on: September 23, 2008, 13:24 »
Congratulations on Image of the Week at iStock.

Nice Shot.


10 / Can't log onto SV??
« on: June 16, 2008, 12:58 »
Every time I try log in, it tells me that my username and/or password are invalid.

Tried re-booting and everything... Whats up with this?

(and no... my cap lock is not on)

11 / by Snappyness...
« on: May 08, 2008, 12:40 »
One of my images made it to page three on "browse" section of "by Snappyness!!

Woo hoo!!!

12 / Are you slow too?
« on: April 07, 2008, 14:42 »
or is it just me since the price hike?

I'm having subscriptions "trickle" through, but sales are not like they were prior.


General Stock Discussion / Death by spod
« on: March 29, 2008, 21:05 »
Ok... got a new Nikon D300 a couple of weeks ago.  Mac G4 died, got a newer G5 with way better speed etc. (dual processors, cpu speed 2 ghz, 2 gigs ram, 230 gig hd

Cannot use Adobe CS2 Photoshop to process my raw files, must use the Nikon Capture NX.

DEATH BY SPOD. (spinning pizza of death)  It took me 20 minutes just to get through a few raw and picture adjustments on one lousy shot in this STUPID program. What a useless piece of crap!

Looks like I'm going to have to suck up another $200.00 and get PS CS3 to process my raw files.  Going broke!

Sigh... thanks for listening.

14 / Link
« on: March 16, 2008, 19:27 »
Can someone do a google search for SV then click on the next tab that reads...

SnapVillage - My Image Portfolio

and tell where it takes you???

I clicked and it took me right to Iofoto's home page with all his images front and center??? 

I did it twice and same thing??


15 / two more sales at Snap!
« on: March 07, 2008, 13:57 »
Just had two more sales at SV which means I'll get my first payout.  Nice!

Now if that would happen "every" day....

Software - General / Free Spyware for MAC
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:18 »
Does anyone know of a good free spyware software download for MAC.  I think someone is snooping.

I googled but there is a ton of them.


General Stock Discussion / What an amazing adventure!
« on: February 27, 2008, 13:09 »
Back from my sail from Miami to Key West in a 38ft sail boat.  I took 11 gigs of raw photos and my new Wolverine data storage/battery operated card reader worked like a charm!

Here are a few of the first untouched shots that I just saved for web, looks like I'm going to be up for a lot of late nights processing.

Its minus 29 here - burr!

ok - got it... see below! Thanks Tyler. 


General Stock Discussion / Minor models...
« on: December 26, 2007, 21:10 »
If one of your models is a minor and they do not wish to have their face associated with a gay website, is there any recourse if you know who the buyer is?

I sent an email to support offering a full refund to the buyer and to compensate the stock site for their lost income (only two small picture sold to the same buyer)

Anyone know the legalities of this?


Cameras / Lenses / Flash card storage?
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:47 »
Hi everyone:

Going on 10 day sail out of Florida in Feb. on a 38 foot boat and need as much storage as I can get utilizing as little space (no laptop). I found this on eBay for under $50 cdn.

It comes with the second item listed below, but I don't understand how a stick can be a card reader/writer?

BRAND NEW Topram 8GB Compact Flash Memory

BRAND NEW CF Type I and Type II (Compact Flash) Card reader/writer.

Does anyone know of any other solutions as I want to continue to shoot raw. My camera is a Nikon D200.

Thanks & regards

20 / I need to pay attention ...
« on: November 16, 2007, 13:51 »
to the prices of things because I don't understand. 

On iS, since October 16, I've had 13 downloads on this one file, 7 of which have been size Medium (4 credits) - yet when I click on the Royalties for this picture it show "medium" with the price credited to me of $1.00, $0.88, $0.92, $0.84, $1.04, etc etc - all Medium, different price, none of them are old license?

Are they cheaper if downloaded in the morning or am I missing something?  Doh!

Off Topic / This is weird!!
« on: October 16, 2007, 08:29 »

General Stock Discussion / If Getty calls....
« on: July 27, 2007, 16:49 »
I'm on holidays until Aug 8th, no phone, no computer, no internet.  Off to the bush!!!


See ya in 10 days.


.....sorry.... but....


What a flipping waste of MY time. It makes me want to remove my gallery and never, ever go back.

ok, I'm done. (but I hope someone from fotolia reads this and takes note)

24 / Beware of uploading RAW files
« on: April 11, 2007, 10:57 »
I have contacted support for clarification but...

Over Easter I received an email from DT requesting that I upload my RAW file as an addition format due to a customer request. (I could have said no & will in the future)

I did this thinking that it would be an 8 credit sale. Lo and behold, 5 minutes after it is approved... the RAW file gets grabbed via subscription sale.

Credit to me?  A lousy $0.25 cents.


Never again.

Adobe Stock / things are picking up...
« on: March 10, 2007, 10:41 »
on Fotolia. Guess I have just been impatient. Sales are trickling in steadily now.

This is good!

Just saw the post below for "crashing" - should have posted a reply there - sorry


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