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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2018, 15:30 »
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Looks like he does have other colors, 2,599 pages of near duplicate renders. I really should get back into 3D ... lol


« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2018, 18:45 »
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I already spent some time sending emails to the SS complaining about these portfolios with almost the same images. Do you know what they answered?

"If you do not like the images use the search filter."

Simple like that.
The SS is behind these portfolios.

This is ridiculous. A joke to be very honest.

« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2018, 23:38 »
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I already spent some time sending emails to the SS complaining about these portfolios with almost the same images. Do you know what they answered?

"If you do not like the images use the search filter."

Simple like that.
The SS is behind these portfolios.

This is ridiculous. A joke to be very honest.

Don't worry about it.

It'll come down to money. If/when other people start "copying" this guy, and then shutterstock has portfolios of poeple wioth "1 million" images each, with virtually identical content - and customers complain and threaten to go elsewhere - *then* they will do something about it. Not any time before.

If indeed for the time being they are letting it 'ride' - sounds like they just want bragging rights for being the biggest portfolio site on earth. Once they've gotten that, then they will clean things up.


« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2018, 00:47 »
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I have a theory which says Shutterstock themselves are producing these spam images and populating their search. I don't think any sane person will do these kind of stuff.

« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2018, 02:59 »
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I already spent some time sending emails to the SS complaining about these portfolios with almost the same images. Do you know what they answered?

"If you do not like the images use the search filter."

Simple like that.
The SS is behind these portfolios.

This is ridiculous. A joke to be very honest.
They won't do anything because they believe their search engine is so intelligent they no longer need QC as it does it for them....meanwhile we all know it doesn't. This is SSs biggest weakness in my view and really could start to drive customers elsewhere.

« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2018, 05:37 »
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I have a theory which says Shutterstock themselves are producing these spam images and populating their search. I don't think any sane person will do these kind of stuff.

Microstockers and insanity go hand in hand  :o ;D

« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2018, 06:10 »
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I have a theory which says Shutterstock themselves are producing these spam images and populating their search. I don't think any sane person will do these kind of stuff.

Microstockers and insanity go hand in hand  :o ;D
Along with conspiracy theories

« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2018, 21:38 »
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I feel they are trying to become the next facebook or instagram or whatever I don't know. Its just a matter of time when they will drop the entire review process and reduce royalties like istock.

Matter of time? that has already happened a couple years ago. $1.50 video is the next step. First the photos, then illustrations, now video. Why can't anyone see the repeat cycle. Make money from your work, then too many files, too many people, only enough buyers for much less of your work. This is a dead end full of empty promises. Microstock is so over.

« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2018, 00:42 »
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Hahaha! my God!  worst example of a port I have ever seen, worse then the pot-smoking port! and all the weed!...shows you what ambitions SS house nowadays!...actually I find it rather disgusting and insulting.

OM

« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2018, 18:31 »
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261 pages = 26,100 images and not 261,000. Still POS is an excellent description.

« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2018, 01:35 »
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I have a theory which says Shutterstock themselves are producing these spam images and populating their search. I don't think any sane person will do these kind of stuff.

Microstockers and insanity go hand in hand  :o ;D
Along with conspiracy theories

No point in conspiracy theories anymore its got beyond that. Just a pityfull and embarrassing place nowadays and thats weather you earn good or bad. Just pathetic!

« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2018, 04:08 »
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261 pages = 26,100 images and not 261,000. Still POS is an excellent description.

It's just a search. His gallery has 2597 pages at the moment

H2O

« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2018, 06:08 »
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Unbelievable that anyone can even consider uploading one version of this bookcase let alone 2,599 pages of duplicates.

I cannot understand what is going on, I have had files rejected recently for being similar and they are not anywhere near this crap.

It really makes me wonder if its worth carrying uploading to SS.

« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2018, 09:21 »
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Unbelievable that anyone can even consider uploading one version of this bookcase let alone 2,599 pages of duplicates.

I cannot understand what is going on, I have had files rejected recently for being similar and they are not anywhere near this crap.

It really makes me wonder if its worth carrying uploading to SS.

Well, it all depends on your numbers. I am definitely not sure this portfolio makes any profit, due to the low quality.

I often wonder if SS is worth it looking at the low quality of some stuff on it, and then I remember it's my highest microstock source of revenue, and the second RPI, so I continue...

« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 09:16 »
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Looks like he does have other colors, 2,599 pages of near duplicate renders. I really should get back into 3D ... lol

I stopped at 20 pages of the book shelf. How, no why does SS accept these? If it's all about numbers, the plan seems terribly flawed. Opening a new curated site sounds like a good answer. Use BS and SS to bring in new customers and then sell them on the better quality for more from the new place. This guy isn't hurting my sales, nothing he has will take away one download, but it just make SS look terrible and trashy.

« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2018, 10:18 »
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I got out of SS long ago and couldn't care less what happens to that company.  But these crazy "portfolios" really have me curious - what's actually going on?  Obviously no one is sitting at a computer uploading thousands of nearly identical renderings, and SS isn't paying anyone to inspect them.  They're either produced internally, or by someone with an insider connection, and loaded directly into the system. 

Are there buyers who actually need something like this, to assemble a composite image for an ad?   Maybe they need a black shelf at a specific angle?


U11


« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2018, 15:37 »
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As many may know SS is working with IBM about using AI, so those crazy portfolios can be an AI test data, or AI produced "artwork"   


« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2018, 16:21 »
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As many may know SS is working with IBM about using AI, so those crazy portfolios can be an AI test data, or AI produced "artwork"

I'm sure companies like SS think they see big money in renderings generated by so-called "AI".  What would a fine microstock company like SS enjoy more than putting photographers and vector artists completely out of business?   Yes, these images could be something like that. 


 

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