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« on: June 16, 2011, 02:26 »
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Earning posted today !

... And no duplicate  ???


WarrenPrice

« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 10:37 »
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Cool.  I think they got it right ... finally. :P

« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 10:42 »
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guys wait... last month we had sales the day after too  ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 10:26 »
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Holding steady.  I think they have it.   :P

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 07:30 »
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My TS is constant at $20 a month.  Doesn't matter that I had 1500, then 2000 and now 3000 images, still 20 bucks.  Just doesn't see legit to me.

« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 07:54 »
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My TS is constant at $20 a month.  Doesn't matter that I had 1500, then 2000 and now 3000 images, still 20 bucks.  Just doesn't see legit to me.

we are talking here about StockXpert, it doesnt go up or down at least in term of files online :)

« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 08:46 »
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My TS is constant at $20 a month.  Doesn't matter that I had 1500, then 2000 and now 3000 images, still 20 bucks.  Just doesn't see legit to me.

we are talking here about StockXpert, it doesnt go up or down at least in term of files online :)
 ???
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 08:49 by Mantis »

« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 08:54 »
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oh crap gotta leave my Russian once for all :P

thinkstock has a lot of collections dont you know? here we are talking about Hemera collection which you can see the sales if you enter StockXpert account while PP goes into IS :)

« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 14:56 »
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oh crap gotta leave my Russian once for all :P

thinkstock has a lot of collections dont you know? here we are talking about Hemera collection which you can see the sales if you enter StockXpert account while PP goes into IS :)

Yes, I actually forgot about that exclusive "Hemera" collection, so exclusive that 3000 images gets me 23 bucks a month.  Thanks for reminding me and making me open a beer. ;)

lagereek

« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 09:38 »
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Listen guys!   this is like reading a horror story, 2-3000 shots and just over 20 bucks????  why do you all upload?

WarrenPrice

« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 10:14 »
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Listen guys!   this is like reading a horror story, 2-3000 shots and just over 20 bucks????  why do you all upload?

We Don't.  This is what is left from StockXpert.

« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 11:55 »
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You still have the option of closing your stockxpert account don't you?  That's what I did.  Thinkstock just doesn't seem worth the aggravation, especially when they might be getting buyers that could go to a decent subs site, like SS.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 15:09 »
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You still have the option of closing your stockxpert account don't you?  That's what I did.  Thinkstock just doesn't seem worth the aggravation, especially when they might be getting buyers that could go to a decent subs site, like Shutterstock.

I think that is still an option. Should be.  I wonder, however, if it is more of an emotional consideration than a practical option?  My 300 images on Thinkstock provide more revenue than my 750 images at Big Stock.  My last seven sales at iStock were for less than 20 cents each.  My current RPD at Dreamstime is 54 cents.  Fotolia is a waste with even less return than Big Stock.  Shutter Stock is rejecting more than 50 percent of my submissions.  Microstock, in general, doesn't offer a lot to get excited about.

 I don't think there is an option for increasing the size of my portfolio; maybe iStock adds images but not to the Hemera Collection.  I'll reach a payout at Thinkstock next month.  Think I will wait until then to reassess my options. 

Maybe doing nothing is the best option?   ???

« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 19:11 »
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this all get out talk is very nice and such but the true is that there tons of top contibutors both on hemera and pp and istock etc.. I believe the top ones should quit all agencies and then "we" smaller will get out too and join only 50% royalty agencies.. the REAL stuff is that the ones that are paying the lowest comission are the only ones having REAL sales... so it is kind of hard to give up on "smaller" earnings even if they will screw stock business etc I am sure that my pictures and my amount of sales wont be the cause of the end of stock

this might sound a "wrong" way of thinking but it is the PURE BAD true that I wish agencies/contributors hadnt put it this way..

RacePhoto

« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 21:50 »
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My TS is constant at $20 a month.  Doesn't matter that I had 1500, then 2000 and now 3000 images, still 20 bucks.  Just doesn't see legit to me.

Lets try this again. How do you add new images to TS/Hemera? No one else can?

I don't upload and they haven't taken a new image since StockXpert closed and the collection went to TS. They have a bunch of old, small files, most were rejected by every other site, so I'm not losing anything and gaining whatever sells. AKA Free Money. ;)
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 21:56 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2011, 12:20 »
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How do you add new images to TS/Hemera?

You can add images to Thinkstock/Hemera through IS.  You're right that you can no longer add images to Thinkstock through StockXpert. 

WarrenPrice

« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2011, 12:34 »
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How do you add new images to TS/Hemera?

You can add images to Thinkstock/Hemera through IS.  You're right that you can no longer add images to Thinkstock through StockXpert. 

How do you do that, Karimala?  I was pretty sure that Hemera was ONLY the images that were transferred from Stock Xpert???   ???

« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2011, 12:37 »
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Hemera is associated with IS, not StockXpert.  Unless Getty named the StockXpert collection the "Hemera Collection."  All I'm 100% sure about is you cannot upload images through StockXpert anymore...that ended when they shut down StockXpert.  You can only add images to Thinkstock through IS now.  You have to opt-in your images at IS to have them available for sale on TS.

« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 12:50 »
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Hemera is associated with IS, not StockXpert.  Unless Getty named the StockXpert collection the "Hemera Collection."  All I'm 100% sure about is you cannot upload images through StockXpert anymore...that ended when they shut down StockXpert.  You can only add images to Thinkstock through IS now.  You have to opt-in your images at IS to have them available for sale on TS.


I don't believe that's right, Karin.  Hemera is the name iStock gave the StockXpert content in ThinkStock; the content from iStock itself is labeled as iStockphoto.  For example, these two images of mine from SX and iStock.

« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 12:56 »
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Hemera is associated with IS, not StockXpert.  Unless Getty named the StockXpert collection the "Hemera Collection."  All I'm 100% sure about is you cannot upload images through StockXpert anymore...that ended when they shut down StockXpert.  You can only add images to Thinkstock through IS now.  You have to opt-in your images at IS to have them available for sale on TS.


I don't believe that's right, Karin.  Hemera is the name iStock gave the StockXpert content in ThinkStock; the content from iStock itself is labeled as iStockphoto.  For example, these two images of mine from SX and iStock.


LOL you better read what Karin said.. thats exactly the same you said eheh

WarrenPrice

« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2011, 13:21 »
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iStock is a separate collectionwithin Thinkstock.  As is, Hemera.  Hemera is a collection of the images that were transferred from Stock Xpert.  It no longer grows.  The iStockphoto collection is the one that continues to be fed by iStock.

At least, that is my understanding.

« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2011, 15:10 »
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yep we all saying the same, dont get the mess! :P

« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2011, 15:37 »
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LOL  Before Getty bought Jupiter/StockXpert, remember they added the Hemera Collection to iStock?  I wasn't paying much attention, so I'm wondering if maybe the StockXpert stuff went in there, because Hemera is not a new collection.

« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2011, 16:36 »
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LOL  Before Getty bought Jupiter/StockXpert, remember they added the Hemera Collection to iStock?  I wasn't paying much attention, so I'm wondering if maybe the StockXpert stuff went in there, because Hemera is not a new collection.

it isnt? I had in mind it was created to join xp stuff

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2011, 18:34 »
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Hemera is associated with IS, not StockXpert.  Unless Getty named the StockXpert collection the "Hemera Collection."  All I'm 100% sure about is you cannot upload images through StockXpert anymore...that ended when they shut down StockXpert.  You can only add images to Thinkstock through IS now.  You have to opt-in your images at IS to have them available for sale on TS.


I don't believe that's right, Karin.  Hemera is the name iStock gave the StockXpert content in ThinkStock; the content from iStock itself is labeled as iStockphoto.  For example, these two images of mine from SX and iStock.


LOL you better read what Karin said.. thats exactly the same you said eheh


Sorry Luis, but no, she isn't saying the same thing.  She's trying to say that you can upload to Hemera through Istock.  You can't, for exactly the reason Disorderly explained.  I have bolded the relevant text since you seem to have overlooked it ;)

« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2011, 18:37 »
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Hemera is associated with IS, thats true, they got XP :P

but yes Hemera is a closed collection! (thats from XP)

lisafx

« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2011, 18:39 »
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LOL  Before Getty bought Jupiter/StockXpert, remember they added the Hemera Collection to iStock?  I wasn't paying much attention, so I'm wondering if maybe the StockXpert stuff went in there, because Hemera is not a new collection.

No, sorry, they never added Hemera to Istockphoto.  Stockxpert images went straight to TS and were called the Hemera collection.  Istock photos went into the Istockphoto collection at TS.  The picture collections are separate.  

Maybe you are confused because Istock administrators are now administering the StockXpert site?

Hemera is associated with IS, thats true, they got XP :P

but yes Hemera is a closed collection! (thats from XP)

Maybe we are talking about two different things.  It is true that Istock admins are administering StockXpert, but the two collections have never merged and are totally separate on TS. 

« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 18:49 »
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sure Lisa I was kidding!

- StockXpert is Hemera collection on ThinkStock
- Partner Program is Istockphoto collection on ThinkStock

we can only add files into ThinkStock, first getting them approved at IS and then wait MONTHS to get them on ThinkStock!

« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2011, 19:15 »
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LOL  Before Getty bought Jupiter/StockXpert, remember they added the Hemera Collection to iStock?  I wasn't paying much attention, so I'm wondering if maybe the StockXpert stuff went in there, because Hemera is not a new collection.

No, sorry, they never added Hemera to Istockphoto.  Stockxpert images went straight to TS and were called the Hemera collection.  Istock photos went into the Istockphoto collection at TS.  The picture collections are separate.  

Maybe you are confused because Istock administrators are now administering the StockXpert site?

Hemera is associated with IS, thats true, they got XP :P

but yes Hemera is a closed collection! (thats from XP)

Maybe we are talking about two different things.  It is true that Istock admins are administering StockXpert, but the two collections have never merged and are totally separate on TS. 

When I first heard the name "Hemera" after Getty bought Jupiter, it wasn't the first time I'd heard it.  What I remember is there was a Hemera Collection on iStock prior to Getty taking over StockXpert.  It was some sort of old Getty collection that had been migrated over to iStock shortly after Getty purchased them.  It wasn't a collection, like Vetta, where contributors added their images, but rather it was a portfolio of aging images.  So...what I thought is Getty/IS must have removed this specific portfolio/collection called the Hemera Collection from IS, added the StockXpert collection to it, and then uploaded it to TS. 

WarrenPrice

« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 20:17 »
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I'm no expert on the history but do know that my StockXpert/thinkstock payments still come from HAAP:
HAAP Media USA, LLC
not iStock.

I think (not sure) that the Hemera collection is still administered by or in conjunction with HAAP Media USA, LLC
Isn't that Stock Xpert?

« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2011, 20:28 »
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nop!

check you email recipient from paypal, different email address, the only thing you do is go out XP to check Hemera sales and request payment and that shouddnt be there, as they told before that website "stockxpert" would be close and thing would be handle only at IS

digitalexpressionimages

« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2011, 15:27 »
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Is this the same Hemera being discussed here?

"Hemera Technologies, named for the Greek goddess of daytime, hopes you'll see the light and use their digital images. The company provides access to an extensive collection of royalty-free digital images, such as stock photos, clip art, animations, and other graphics. Customers can download images one at a time or they can sign up for various subscription levels. The company also sells its digital images in prepackaged collections. Hemera Technologies began business in 1997 and it was acquired in 2004 by Jupiterimages, which is itself a subsidiary of Getty Images."

Because I still have and use a series of discs from 7 or 8 years ago from Hemera called Photo Objects which are mostly isolated everyday objects with transparent bkgds. Low resolution suitable only for web but still very useful. If they no longer exist except as a collection from iStock that would be too bad.

RacePhoto

« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2011, 14:36 »
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sure Lisa I was kidding!

- StockXpert is Hemera collection on ThinkStock
- Partner Program is Istockphoto collection on ThinkStock

we can only add files into ThinkStock, first getting them approved at IS and then wait MONTHS to get them on ThinkStock!

Yes, and there was a Hemera before StockXpert was folded into it, so all StockXpert is Hemera but all Hemera images are not from StockXpert.

There are no IS photos in Hemera, they are only in ThinkStock under iStockphoto.

iStock and Hemera from StockXpert appear to start with file number 9,10 or 11. Seems like the older collections are lower numbers.

Here's one more point which hopefully will remove some of the confusion, but probably won't.

ThinkStock is all of the old collections that Getty owns, including the ones they acquired with StockXpert and when they bought HAAP. You will see Digital Vision, StockByte, ValueLine, PhotoDisc, LifeSize, Comstock, Brand X Pictures, Creatas, PixLand, Bananastock, Goodshoot, polka dot, ablestock. photos.com, liquid library, and one of my favorites, photo objects.net + istockphoto and hemera. I'm not sure if that's all of them?

I've personally come to view it as a closet full of dusty old collections. As far as I can see, the only new images are coming from iStock PP. I might be wrong. But that's sure the way it looks?

rubyroo

« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2011, 15:43 »
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Because I still have and use a series of discs from 7 or 8 years ago from Hemera called Photo Objects which are mostly isolated everyday objects with transparent bkgds.

Yep.  Ditto.  I have those disks too.  I remember the excitement over their provision of pre-isolated images... way back in a prehistoric time long before microstock...

RacePhoto

« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2011, 13:02 »
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Because I still have and use a series of discs from 7 or 8 years ago from Hemera called Photo Objects which are mostly isolated everyday objects with transparent bkgds.

Yep.  Ditto.  I have those disks too.  I remember the excitement over their provision of pre-isolated images... way back in a prehistoric time long before microstock...

That's why I said I like the Photo Objects collection. I don't own it, but I thought it was a really good concept. One of the editors or moderators answered me that he worked for Photo Objects (or was he an owner, my mind is going) and that they had sold out to Getty. So another case of an agency within and agency, small wonder we are confused. Photo Objects was itself, then part of Hemera, which them became part of ThinkStock, but Photo Objects remains with it's own name.

Maybe it would be interesting to do a family tree, (which would be a great service for explaining how all these ThinkStock divisions came to where they are now) but I've wasted enough time for today, I'll leave that to someone who cares. ;)

But an entire collection of objects isolated on white, I'd think that should be a success. Must have been some marketing, financial or distribution issue. Great Niche Market!

« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2011, 00:14 »
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I sent a request for payment on June 18 (Moneybookers), but still nothing, if someone got paid for June?

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2011, 01:47 »
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I sent a request for payment on June 18 (Moneybookers), but still nothing, if someone got paid for June?

I have a request pending since May 31 (can't remember if Moneybookers or Paypal).

Edit: paid today (July, 4th) with Paypal
« Last Edit: July 04, 2011, 11:36 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

RacePhoto

« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2011, 20:48 »
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I sent a request for payment on June 18 (Moneybookers), but still nothing, if someone got paid for June?


By the way - 2005-2009 HAAP Media Ltd, a subsidiary of Jupiterimages. is what it says on StockXpert.

Also this for anyone who cares.

We use two well known money transfer services, Paypal and Moneybookers, or you can request a check by mail. Electronic payment requests are usually processed within 14 workdays. Check requests are processed at the beginning of each month and the checks are sent out at the middle of the month. We strongly encourage the use of Paypal or Moneybookers for fast and reliable payments.

Doesn't mean they always process in 14 WORKING days, that's three weeks. Take June 18th, 14 working days and you have July 11th payment? Or maybe July 9th? See what happens. But that's what the FAQ says.

http://www.stockxpert.com/support/help/3

« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2011, 20:52 »
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One data point: I put in a request on July 1st.  Payment arrived yesterday, July 4th via PayPal.  Maybe it was lucky timing.

« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2011, 01:56 »
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Looks like they processed all the payments on the 4th...four days late, I might add.  In May, Darek from support told me payments are made on the last day of the month. 

RacePhoto

« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2011, 01:53 »
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Looks like they processed all the payments on the 4th...four days late, I might add.  In May, Darek from support told me payments are made on the last day of the month. 

I think you may have that right and somewhere else they had different dates for payments that said, end of the month for everything, so if someone makes a request on the 1st, it will take a month. The FAQ answer may not agree with the current policy. Good Point!

How did they process payments on the 4th which is a holiday, not a working day. Very strange. It does say 15 working days. Oh wait, no 4th in GB, it's a US only holiday. :D

2nd and 3rd are NOT working days, (being Saturday and Sunday) and from what I've seen, in the UK, Noon Friday is pretty much the start of the weekend. I'd argue it was one day late, as weekends are free, maybe only a half day late, considering the source. ;)

« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2011, 10:49 »
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The "15 working days" is a leftover from the StockXpert days.  No one has bothered to update the info since the merge.

RacePhoto

« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2011, 13:31 »
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The "15 working days" is a leftover from the StockXpert days.  No one has bothered to update the info since the merge.

That's what I figured, that we probably can find a different answer on the forums (are they still around?) Or the email will have a third answer. I'd go with what you said. End of the month they do accounting and send payments.

Also for those here who are on the button ready to jam and complain, it's not instantaneous, they need some time to process the reports and make payments. ;) So lets say, they start looking at it, the day after the end of the month and it's probably going to take a few days after that.

Since I don't get monthly from them and haven't sent in a request this year, I can only go by what I read. I'd trust you or the people who cash out every month, to report back, the real answer, which will be Number Four and the truth!  ;D

« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2011, 10:21 »
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Earnings are posted again, btw.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2011, 11:08 »
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PAYDAY. ;D

« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2011, 21:52 »
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anyone have same amount of earning like last month?

« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2011, 22:07 »
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anyone have same amount of earning like last month?

no, a little less

« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2011, 22:39 »
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anyone have same amount of earning like last month?

no, a little less

a little less for me too

thanks for the heads up btw.

« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2011, 23:42 »
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I have an exact earning like last month, thought may be is their system error, now i know is just me, thanks for reply.


anyone have same amount of earning like last month?

no, a little less

a little less for me too

thanks for the heads up btw.

« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2011, 07:51 »
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Up a tad by 7 bucks. Made $23 last month and $30 this month. Big whoop.


 

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