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« on: June 09, 2010, 12:20 »
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Last february I decided to have all my StockXpert files tranferred to Thinkstock. In the meantime I contacted StockXpert several times but was told that they are still in the migration process and it can last till the summer before all files are actually on Thinkstock.

Four months later: no files on Thinkstock so no earnings from those images.

Does anyone have the same experience?


« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 12:30 »
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My SX photos started showing up on ThinkStock about two weeks ago.  The migration is still going on; my image count is still increasing.

« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 13:03 »
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got my first pictures last friday, hope it continues!

« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 13:06 »
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Four months later: no files on Thinkstock so no earnings from those images.

Good __ delighted to hear it.

Nice to know that TS continue to be so hopelessly inefficient and provide such an unrewarding experience to contributors stupid enough to support them.

vonkara

« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 14:46 »
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Exactly, I can't believe anyone hope selling their images there, or wonder why they are not there yet. Being excited by peanuts, wow

« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 15:08 »
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This month is the first month that I got earnings reported through StockXpert.

How do I find out how many images I have on Thinkstock? I can't click on any identifier on Thinkstock that shows me my Hemera (StockXpert) images.

Thanks in advance for any help regarding this.

« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 15:28 »
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This month is the first month that I got earnings reported through StockXpert.

How do I find out how many images I have on Thinkstock? I can't click on any identifier on Thinkstock that shows me my Hemera (StockXpert) images.

Thanks in advance for any help regarding this.

Go to ThinkStock and search for your name in quotes.  If your last name is unusual enough, you can just search on that.  Then go down to the Collections menu and click on Hemera.  Click the white-on-blue Search button to rerun  the search on your name, but with just the SX images displayed.

« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 16:13 »
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« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 16:15 by borg »

« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010, 16:45 »
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Go to ThinkStock and search for your name in quotes.  If your last name is unusual enough, you can just search on that.  Then go down to the Collections menu and click on Hemera.  Click the white-on-blue Search button to rerun  the search on your name, but with just the SX images displayed.

Fantastic.

I wonder why I never thought of putting my own name in the search box  ::)

Thanks!

« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 22:37 »
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Last february I decided to have all my StockXpert files tranferred to Thinkstock. In the meantime I contacted StockXpert several times but was told that they are still in the migration process and it can last till the summer before all files are actually on Thinkstock.

Four months later: no files on Thinkstock so no earnings from those images.

Does anyone have the same experience?

Not any more. After 3 months I asked for payout and deleted all pics from StockXpert.

« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010, 05:22 »
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how do we log in to TS? the same un n pw for StockXpert?
and is it still possible to ask for a payout?  :o

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010, 10:50 »
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how do we log in to TS? the same un n pw for StockXpert?
and is it still possible to ask for a payout?  :o

you can't log in to TS - you must log in to StockXpert, your earnings are still reported there

and you can ask a normal payout if you reached the limit ($50); otherwise you may ask a final payout, but then your pictures will be removed
« Last Edit: July 08, 2010, 11:14 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 10:58 »
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the earnings are going to be reported today?? just got my files transfered last month so dont know

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 11:11 »
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the earnings are going to be reported today?? just got my files transfered last month so dont know

MAY earnings were reported on JUNE, 8th.

So it may be today, but I don't know - still nothing at present

« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 11:16 »
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the earnings are going to be reported today?? just got my files transfered last month so dont know

MAY earnings were reported on JUNE, 8th.

So it may be today, but I don't know - still nothing at present

Yeh I heard about that, can't wait to see how are they performing with my files (572 for now)

« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010, 17:28 »
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Thing iStock screw my earnings about 90% from old StockXpert while all time hiding they legs like snake to screw more money from us.

« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010, 05:38 »
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any body payment for June 2010?

« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010, 05:52 »
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any body payment for June 2010?

No!

I didn't get anything from May also, my files are there from early May...
But I asked support, here is the answer:

Dear Sinisa,

Thank you very much for your email.

You files were only recently migrated over to thinkstockphotos. You should see earnings from the Hemera sales soon. All royalties are added once a month, around the 15th of each month, for the previous month.

Please let us know if you require further assistance.

Regards,

Darek

iStockphoto Team

« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2010, 06:26 »
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any body payment for June 2010?

No!

I didn't get anything from May also, my files are there from early May...
But I asked support, here is the answer:

Dear Sinisa,

Thank you very much for your email.

You files were only recently migrated over to thinkstockphotos. You should see earnings from the Hemera sales soon. All royalties are added once a month, around the 15th of each month, for the previous month.

Please let us know if you require further assistance.

Regards,

Darek

iStockphoto Team


Thanks for passing that along, I can now stop checking every hour and feeling rejected.

« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 10:27 »
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thanks borg

« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2010, 13:51 »
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No problemo guys!  ;)

« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2010, 06:53 »
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Nothing yet,ha?

« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2010, 06:56 »
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Nothing here as well.. for the last 3 months they usually sent the earnings around the 8th.. they're really late this month

gu

http://stockillustrator.blogspot.com/

« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2010, 07:03 »
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maybe on monday? hopefully

« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2010, 14:52 »
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I knew I was below average, I just failed to admit.  ;D

Will they at least say "no, thank you"?

« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2010, 02:36 »
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I knew I was below average, I just failed to admit.  ;D

Will they at least say "no, thank you"?

Ha????  ???

« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2010, 05:40 »
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I can see my earning for June now  :)

« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2010, 06:32 »
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Ditto - arrived today

« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2010, 06:35 »
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yep this is great, about 10% what I used to get on stockxpert each month

« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2010, 06:49 »
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I can see my earning for June now  :)

Yep! But I see that earnings for July... ??? ??? It is usual or what?
« Last Edit: July 18, 2010, 06:51 by borg »

« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2010, 06:50 »
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yep this is great, about 10% what I used to get on stockxpert each month

Not me! I got 20% of what I used to get on Stockxpert!

« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2010, 08:06 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more

« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2010, 09:50 »
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just checked and they've paid it

gu

WarrenPrice

« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2010, 11:38 »
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Good.  That's what I was waiting for ... now, it's time to show my stuff to iStock.  hmmmmmm may be in for another ego slam.   :P

« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2010, 12:37 »
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They posted earning today and it is much worse than StockXpert used to be.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2010, 12:47 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more

Agree. Earnings are lower than expected for me as well.

And especially low compared to IS partner program earnings (from May, as they didn't post June earnings yet)
Maybe earnings at IS are from other partner sites, not from TS?

Good news for those who were accusing us of damaging the whole microstock industry by opting in to TS ;)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2010, 13:00 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2010, 13:58 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more

Agree. Earnings are lower than expected for me as well.

And especially low compared to IS partner program earnings (from May, as they didn't post June earnings yet)
Maybe earnings at IS are from other partner sites, not from TS?

Good news for those who were accusing us of damaging the whole microstock industry by opting in to TS ;)

yep Hemera is doing much much lower.. IS are a lot from photos.com

« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2010, 14:18 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more

I thought Thinkstock and iStock's PP were one and the same. When you opt into the PP program, what exactly are you opting into?

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2010, 15:19 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more


I thought Thinkstock and iStock's PP were one and the same. When you opt into the PP program, what exactly are you opting into?


if you opt into the PP program at IS, then pictures are sold at TS as "iStockPhoto" and at photos.com*; although photos.com is now part of TS as well!

if you opt into the PP program at StockXpert, then pictures are sold at TS only as "Hemera"

furthermore, TS gets photos from a lot of other sources (mainly other Getty collections)

*see here: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=88699
« Last Edit: July 18, 2010, 15:24 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2010, 16:28 »
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I knew I was below average, I just failed to admit.  ;D

Will they at least say "no, thank you"?

Ha????  ???

If they don't accept me, will they tell me? Because so many received a reply already...

« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2010, 16:42 »
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I knew I was below average, I just failed to admit.  ;D

Will they at least say "no, thank you"?

Ha????  ???

If they don't accept me, will they tell me? Because so many received a reply already...
I thought you didn't like subs?  I like subs but deleted my portfolio from StockXpert, as the thinkstock commission is just $0.25.

« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2010, 19:21 »
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If they don't accept me, will they tell me? Because so many received a reply already...
I thought you didn't like subs?  I like subs but deleted my portfolio from StockXpert, as the thinkstock commission is just $0.25.
Geez, big confusion!  I was referring to the StockFresh site (another thread - dumb me!).  I plan, if accepted there, to upload some files and see how the site goes. If it becomes another subs site, I'm out.

« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2010, 21:31 »
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is it finished? pretty weak for 800 pics! PP from IS is giving 6x more


I thought Thinkstock and iStock's PP were one and the same. When you opt into the PP program, what exactly are you opting into?


if you opt into the PP program at IS, then pictures are sold at TS as "iStockPhoto" and at photos.com*; although photos.com is now part of TS as well!

if you opt into the PP program at StockXpert, then pictures are sold at TS only as "Hemera"

furthermore, TS gets photos from a lot of other sources (mainly other Getty collections)

*see here: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=88699


exactly! :)

« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2010, 06:25 »
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If they don't accept me, will they tell me? Because so many received a reply already...
I thought you didn't like subs?  I like subs but deleted my portfolio from StockXpert, as the thinkstock commission is just $0.25.
Geez, big confusion!  I was referring to the StockFresh site (another thread - dumb me!).  I plan, if accepted there, to upload some files and see how the site goes. If it becomes another subs site, I'm out.

I was confused too. I was thinking "what does she mean 'get accepted'? All you do is go check the box for Partner Programs. Glad you cleared it up.

Might be wise to see reports on sales and whether subs are instituted on Stockfresh before uploading, if you are accepted. As far as the Partner Program on istock, if you checked the box in your control panel, your images will automatically be sent to Thinkstock (subs) for $.25 a download, with no chance to level up and make more money.

« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2010, 19:59 »
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I'm opted out from partner program, no worries.

Dook

« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2010, 11:20 »
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It is about 20% of my StockXpert earnings and it gets 6st position on the right side column, between 123RF and Bigstockphoto. The reason for StockXpert collection doing so bad is  a terrible position of Hemera collection in TS search engine.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2010, 12:48 »
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The reason for StockXpert collection doing so bad is  a terrible position of Hemera collection in TS search engine.

It makes sense from their point of view: they must know that the average quality of StockXpert is lower than IS and are probably adjusting search results accordingly.

I'm not saying that there aren't great pictures and photographers in Hemera, but since they accepted pretty much everything at StockXpert - compared to strict criteria and upload limits at IS - it's inevitable to have a mixed quality.

« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2010, 18:51 »
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One....   sale....  25 cents..     my my my...I'm just racking up the bucks!!  I don't know if my migration is complete... i only have 48 images there from the StockXpert stable...  and personally, most are not ones I would have picked.  LOL    None of my IS stuff is there..   From what I can tell...  anything I had on both StockXpert & IS ... didn't go over. However,  some of my best sellers on StockXpert that were NOT on IS... didn't make the migration. ???    Pretzel logic seems to rule at TS..   Ain't nothing like the old StockXpert days...   hope the boys from Fresh pick me up.. 8)=tom


 

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