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General Stock Discussion / Re: Colourbox - Unprofessional
« Last post by lostintimeline on Yesterday at 18:46 »
you know if we were talkin about 50 100 dollars yes they wanted to keep in anyway couse thats what greedy people do .but 20 CENTS? 20 CENTS?and not to mention this the person who bought this pic and he is gonna use it somewhere he or she will make more money thanks to this picture than the photographer who only sold it for 20 cents. :-*
i wanna believe that they were just bored to ad you 20 cents to your pp account couse well 20 cents is a joke amound of money,and now they dont care.
thats why is best to stay with the top agencies out there regardless of their dumb rejections at times than wasting your time and energy on these small agencies.when you are not getting many sales from ss or adobe maybe these sites are another option but unfo this kind of thing happens and you lose your sleep over it.
just think that you posted your pic somewhere someone stole it and move on.i was close to join them after i signed up but when i read so many negative reviews about cb i am glad now i didnt put not even a single photo on them
good luck rippin of their top contributors.
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Without knowing what sort of work you do, I would suggest that there'd be other things to spend any spare cash on that might help you more than a camera with a higher number of pixels. Good (off camera) lighting and lighting modifiers, for example.

If you find you can sell a decent volume of work using your existing equipment, you might then consider upgrading your gear. If you're not selling, I very much doubt the issue is your 16mp camera. I'd also suggest that you upload to other agencies as iStock probably isn't a good place (these days) to test your ability to produce saleable stock.
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Dreamstime.com / Re: Dreamstime's submission process
« Last post by mindstorm on Yesterday at 17:14 »
DT sales are so tiny (for me) that it hardly matters...

However, I started using StockSubmitter (and am now using the beta version of the web version of it) last October.  I now just enter once, and SS takes care of all the agencies, including DT.  Thus, DT now quite literally takes me zero time to submit, so I went ahead and did it.

By adding roughly 1000 new images to DT, I now get as many as one new sale per week!  (yes, I make about $1/mo with those extra 1000 images -- like I said, so tiny it barely matters...)
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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy reducing commission from 50% to 40%
« Last post by ShadySue on Yesterday at 17:04 »
Today they rubbed salt in the wound. A sale from last week was refunded and repurchased for the same price, except they took 20% more of it and I got 20% less.  ouch.

Ohm, that's nasty.  :(
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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy reducing commission from 50% to 40%
« Last post by sgoodwin4813 on Yesterday at 16:44 »
Ouch for sure.  What a bummer.
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It would be nice if they allowed you to 1) change the payout currency and 2) used the current exchange rate rather than one fixed years ago.  Both should be very easy to implement - after all computers are very good at that sort of thing - but I have asked several times and they always say it is not possible.  I don't understand why but maybe Matt can clarify.
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So.....what now? Abandon identifying?

SS have notified me that the crowdsourced "wackamole" model isn't according to their rules and regulations and runs the risk of identifying legitimate accounts which may be shut down mistakenly.

I am sure many news organizations will be thrilled to do more extensive research about the public traded company

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/reader-center/confidential-tip-line.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/anonymous-news-tips/?utm_term=.3e40e87445c5
https://tips.axios.com
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tips
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Interesting. I normally use 12mpx but I guess more than 24mpx is just exaggeration.

About this, I have had some rejected photos (specially in Adobe) and you are saying it would be a good idea to reduce the megapixels in order to reduce imperfections and avoid technical difficulties. How do you that in Lightroom? I would like to give it a try. For example reducing from 12 to 8 mpx in order to enhance quality.

Thank you.


Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk

In the Export window you have a Resize section. Or you can do it in Photoshop - Image - Resize - Best for reduction option.
Thanks
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Cameras / Lenses / Re: Is megapixel important for stock stills?l
« Last post by qunamax on Yesterday at 16:32 »
Interesting. I normally use 12mpx but I guess more than 24mpx is just exaggeration.

About this, I have had some rejected photos (specially in Adobe) and you are saying it would be a good idea to reduce the megapixels in order to reduce imperfections and avoid technical difficulties. How do you that in Lightroom? I would like to give it a try. For example reducing from 12 to 8 mpx in order to enhance quality.

Thank you.


Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk

In the Export window you have a Resize section. Or you can do it in Photoshop - Image - Resize - Best for reduction option.
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