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Hold on, no one mentioned big copyright problem. He modified image bought(?) from SS, and uploaded that same image on Unsplash! What will Unsplash do about it, and his account in general (Zack Arias was talking about this in his interview with Unsplash creator as potential problem)? Also this instagram guy could be sued by original photographer, right?
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Where can I find my portfolio on getty?
« Last post by ShadySue on Today at 18:21 »
I finally managed to log in the ESP contributor site...
I see account management tabs, royalty tabs, but I don't see my portfolio with images.

How does it work?
Where is the upload area?

To be honest I think I want to close my account, I used to make good money many many years ago, but now is all outdated, I rarely make anything. If I close, do they keep any remaining unpaid royalties. Is that how it works?

Thanks


I haven't actually done it, but in ESP, it would seem to be in the first box, 'Upload and Review Content'. You can also upload via DeepMeta v3 AIUI.

I believe you get your money if you cancel your contract. Indeed, only today I read this:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/getty-price-reduction/msg513583/#msg513583
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iStockPhoto.com / Where can I find my portfolio on getty?
« Last post by GraphicArtist on Today at 17:53 »
I finally managed to log in the ESP contributor site...
I see account management tabs, royalty tabs, but I don't see my portfolio with images.

How does it work?
Where is the upload area?

To be honest I think I want to close my account, I used to make good money many many years ago, but now is all outdated, I rarely make anything. If I close, do they keep any remaining unpaid royalties. Is that how it works?

Thanks
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Shutterstock.com / Re: huge sales drop for new images
« Last post by rinderart on Today at 16:51 »
Something new has happened. There have been sales drops before, but nothing that resembles this. Images that are 10 years and older (just sold one with number 1,1xx,xxx) are selling better than before, while new photos don't seem to sell at all, particularly the last 6 months.

Even some editorial categories where I have little competition have died more or less completely for recent photos, categories that have sold well since I started this. It's all in the algoritms of course, and they must have changed them in a way that doesn't match previous patterns. This is happening while my Adobe/Fotolia sales is showing a healthy increase along with some of the smaller agencies. Even iStock, where I haven't uploaded in years, is improving.

Couldn't agree More. and Im doing tests. I sell the exact same amount everyday 7 days a week and basically the same 6/8 Year old Images. new stuff?. very, very Rare. so why upload. and yes adobe is coming On strong.
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I completely agree that the date order is backwards - rather than flip the order, why not just have it accept either order (which will set the initial sort order of the results).

It's nice to see some work being done in this area, but there's really nothing substantial there yet, so feedback on usability should come after you've fleshed out the skeleton a bit. However...

None of the columns let you change the sort order; putting monthly sales in a vertical column on a horizontal screen means you see mostly white space and not the thing you want to look at; you can't see the two main things you want to see together - money & downloads.

You can't (as far as I can tell) see the total sales (downloads & $) for an individual image anywhere. It'd be nice to see some long desired features get added as well as (at a minimum) port all the Fotolia stats features over to the Adobe side.

Honestly looks like whoever designed this isn't a contributor and didn't talk with a contributor about what would be helpful.
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Newbie Discussion / Re: Anyone Use Blackbox?
« Last post by cobalt on Today at 14:27 »
Blackbox saves me a lot of time.

But they are just a distributor, not an agency.

You files will sell just as well, or not, as if you uploaded yourself.

But blackbox really makes a difference for my workflow and I got all my payments on time every month.
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Hello guys, a very very newbie here. I have so many pictures from private properties and people from streets and industrial place like fish port, Do you think I will earn a lot from uploading those pictures for editorial use only

May you post some examples on here and we can perhaps provide more specific feedback on whether they'll do OK?

About half of my portfolio are editorials and it's the usual 20% make about 80% of sales (pareto).

Alex
To be honest I wouldn't better to post them on the site and see if they will sell for real. Thats the only real way to find out.
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Signed both

Though I fear I have given up my soul to beelzebub by signing Getty's petition


I assumed you'd done that years ago with your profile pic ;-). Don't we all sell our souls when we sign up to our first microstock agency?
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Maybe I'm old but what kind of idiot gives any credence to these Facebook "influencers"?

Pretty much every company in the world does. Instagram is a massive advertising platform.

If you have a popular Instagram account where you post images of fashion/clothes, you can get 4-5 figures for a sponsored post.

If you have an account with superb images, the camera companies will contact you and pay you to show that you use their products.
I only ever got as far as Facebook........the world is whizzing away from me....I still have only just realised the Kardashians aren't just a species on Star Trek.

But they look like they should be on Star Trek :D

Resistance is futile...
So long as seven from nine was on there I was happy ;-). Probably more plastic on the Kardashians than the original Enterprise model ship.
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Shutterstock.com / Re: huge sales drop for new images
« Last post by Sammy the Cat on Today at 13:47 »
Something new has happened. There have been sales drops before, but nothing that resembles this. Images that are 10 years and older (just sold one with number 1,1xx,xxx) are selling better than before, while new photos don't seem to sell at all, particularly the last 6 months.

Even some editorial categories where I have little competition have died more or less completely for recent photos, categories that have sold well since I started this. It's all in the algoritms of course, and they must have changed them in a way that doesn't match previous patterns. This is happening while my Adobe/Fotolia sales is showing a healthy increase along with some of the smaller agencies. Even iStock, where I haven't uploaded in years, is improving.

Well considering SS only have two search categories now "New" and fake "Popular" it's hardly any wonder
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