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None of the contributor pages are loading for me! (in London, UK)

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock February 2017 statement
« on: March 20, 2017, 17:54 »
I noticed some January Sales on this new statement too. why is that? Am I missing something?

I was just wondering if anybody has yet received an explanation from iStock as to why the historical royalties txt document figures don't match up to what the old istock graphs said?

I emailed them awhile ago but not received any reply.  Our royalties may not seem urgent to iStock but their very important to us! Disgraceful.


iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP - Downloading the pdf Statement
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:05 »
It's disgusting.  This needs to be looked into - all smokes and mirrors and not a lot of transparency.

iStockPhoto.com / ESP - Downloading the pdf Statement
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:25 »
The pdf statement is very detailed which is of course very good news - however, I have added up the number of images sold in December and this figure does not match the figure that was displayed on the old istock website?

Also, I have downloaded (from the Export tab in ESP) the iStock historical royalties txt document and none of the figures match up to what the old istock graphs said. Anybody else notice this?


iStockPhoto.com / Re: Unable to Upload Images on iStock
« on: February 22, 2017, 05:54 »
Ahh just seen that you upload now on ESP. A better upload system than what was on istock.

iStockPhoto.com / Unable to Upload Images on iStock
« on: February 22, 2017, 03:57 »
I have signed into iStock and there is no upload button, so I'm unable to upload anything.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Just to want to make sure that it's not just me! 


I messaged istock/getty over 2 weeks ago and opened up a support ticket asking about the username/password situation and they haven't replied to me.  Very unprofessional.  It is our images and work which is making them money and they do not treat us with respect. 

What is the web address you're signing into?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: January 23, 2017, 14:58 »
Thanks ShadySue, i'll message them now.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: January 23, 2017, 13:02 »
Apolgoies if this question has already been asked - but how do we sign onto ESP?  I don't have a getty username/password, I only have an istock username and password.

Shutterstock.com / Re: down the toilet
« on: January 12, 2017, 08:20 »
End of December and first 10-12 days of January have always been low for obvious reasons (christmas holidays, new years bank holidays, companies not working etc etc).  My sales were also quite low during this period but have now come back to normal levels. 

Thanks everyone.  I re-submitted and they were approved within a few hours.  It must have been a reviewer not knowing what he or she were doing!

...by the way I have submitted many other editorial product shots in the past of other items and have never had this rejection reason before.

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anybody had had this situation?
I submitted some editorial product/still life shots and they were rejected as 'Altered Editorial' - which of course isn't allowed. However, I did not alter the images at all!  Is there any way of re-submitting the images and attaching a typed note to the reviewer?

General Stock Discussion / Google Books Search
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:55 »
Hi everyone,

For the past two or three years I've periodically searched my name on Google Books to see if any of my images have been used in publications and I was occasionally pleased to see that some images were indeed used in books.  However, in recent weeks, when I have tried to search my name in Google Books, the list seems to have shrunk with these books 'disappearing' - is this anything to do with the new European data protection law?  Is there any other database that can be searched for 'credited' images? 

Thanks in advance for your help,

Shutterstock.com / Re: Low Sales Day? (Friday 25th Nov)
« on: November 25, 2016, 17:07 »
Ahhh yes of course, I completely forgot about that. Thanks.

Shutterstock.com / Low Sales Day? (Friday 25th Nov)
« on: November 25, 2016, 16:39 »
Hi everyone,
Today I've noticed an uncharacteristically low sales day - has anyone else had or noticed this?  I was wondering if there has been some problems with the SS site today?

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock down again? (UK)
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:41 »
 :( :( :( :( :(

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock down again? (UK)
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:39 »
... same with BigStock..

Shutterstock.com / Shutterstock down again? (UK)
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:38 »
Hi is anybody else experiencing problems getting the shutterstock page to load this morning? I'm in the UK.

Chris :)

Yep same - 10,400 to 360

Pond5 / Upload Query
« on: June 27, 2016, 09:00 »
Hi ladies and gents,

I haven't uploaded files to Pond5 for a while - have just been concentrating mainly on Shutterstock and Fotolia etc..  I have to catch up and submit the rest of my portfolio to Pond 5 but I just have one query about submitting to them.  When I've uploaded the files, all of my Titles and Descriptions lose all of their capital letters.  Do you go into each file and amend this? or is it okay just to leave it?  I'm probably just being a bit OCD about it to be honest but I'm just curious to know what you all do?  Does the lack of Capital letters in the titles and descriptions annoy you?


Chris. :)

Des anybody know if it's possible to bulk delete files from the 'Unfinished Files' section?  Sorry if it's a silly question with an easy answer - I just can't see an option to do it?

Chris :)

Alamy.com / Re: Sales not Appearing in Sales History?
« on: January 23, 2016, 13:44 »
Ok, thanks for your replies, they are much appreciated.  Looks like I will just have to be more patient.  I will keep a close eye on it though and contact them in due course.

Chris :)

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