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« on: July 15, 2010, 18:15 »
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I send files to Cutcaster that have gotten accepted by other agencies-- agencies that do far more business each day than probably Cutcaster could ever hope for in a year... and yet they get rejected by Cutcaster for "poor lighting" or "over filtered".   ???

Is Cutcaster even worth bothering with or should I just blow them off altogether??

Has anyone had any consistent sales with them?? 

Cricket


« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 18:28 »
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I send files to Cutcaster that have gotten accepted by other agencies-- agencies that do far more business each day than probably Cutcaster could ever hope for in a year... and yet they get rejected by Cutcaster for "poor lighting" or "over filtered".   ???

Is Cutcaster even worth bothering with or should I just blow them off altogether??

Has anyone had any consistent sales with them?? 

Cricket
nah

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 19:40 »
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who cares if they accept or reject pictures?
I uploaded most of my port months ago and not a single sale

« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 20:33 »
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I send files to Cutcaster that have gotten accepted by other agencies-- agencies that do far more business each day than probably Cutcaster could ever hope for in a year... and yet they get rejected by Cutcaster for "poor lighting" or "over filtered".   ???

Is Cutcaster even worth bothering with or should I just blow them off altogether??

Has anyone had any consistent sales with them?? 

Cricket

NONE

WarrenPrice

« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 21:00 »
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I wouldn't say consistent but I have had sales.  Quite a few as a matter of fact.  But, the images were all exclusive to Cutcaster.


« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 02:53 »
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I sell something every now and then.  Will keep uploading when I get the chance.  I don't know if they will improve sales but they wont be able to if we all stop uploading.  So many people complain about the big sites but what can we do about it if we don't fully support the sites that give us a better commission and don't use subs?

« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 03:12 »
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I like Cutcuster and I really appreciate kindness and courtesy of John Griffin. I root for them to have success but... almost 2 years, 800+ images and 1 sale...
I'm not the most talented photographer around, that's clear. But, to make a comparison, I've uploaded same amount of images on DepositPhotos six months ago and now I have 10 sales. Little money but something moving, at least...
Maybe with some more advertising...

RaFaLe

  • Success level is directly proportional to effort
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 08:02 »
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Is Cutcaster even worth bothering with or should I just blow them off altogether??

Has anyone had any consistent sales with them?? 

I've given up on cc.
I'm also no great photgrapher, but at least my images on other smaller sites have sold a few times by now.

« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 08:24 »
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I like Cutcuster and I really appreciate kindness and courtesy of John Griffin. I root for them to have success but... almost 2 years, 800+ images and 1 sale...
I'm not the most talented photographer around, that's clear. But, to make a comparison, I've uploaded same amount of images on DepositPhotos six months ago and now I have 10 sales. Little money but something moving, at least...
Maybe with some more advertising...

Same with me, I uploaded 700-800 images, mostly exclusive (added best sellers from other sites). So, I gave them a chance but after 6-7 months with no sales at all, those images are not exclusive anymore. I stopped uploading, there was no point.
I like their idea but they have to do something to improve sales.

m@m

« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 08:54 »
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I like their idea but they have to do something to improve sales.
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+1

WarrenPrice

« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2010, 09:15 »
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Cutcaster to the rescue.  Just as July seems to be a total bust ... "HEY ... you got anything from the 1983 USGP in Unadilla?"

Yep.  They are all exclusive at Cutcaster.   Take care of this guy, John.   ;D

« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 14:37 »
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I send files to Cutcaster that have gotten accepted by other agencies-- agencies that do far more business each day than probably Cutcaster could ever hope for in a year... and yet they get rejected by Cutcaster for "poor lighting" or "over filtered".   ???

Is Cutcaster even worth bothering with or should I just blow them off altogether??

Has anyone had any consistent sales with them?? 

Cricket

I'm having the same issue.  Photos that have been accepted at other agencies are being rejected at Cutcaster as "poor lighting" "over filtered" etc.  Now--I can't see why I got rejected for over filtering when no filtering was applied during the shoot or in post.

« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 20:20 »
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Rejection reasons sound plenty like Shutterstock and Istock sound like same reviewer
. My thinking is same reviewer moonlite for Shutterstock Istock and Cutcaster.
Cutcaster is good promise for more money like Alamy and Deposit Photo but already we know big commission of zero is zero. Already we see 25 cents of Shutterstock make more money in fraction of time than bigger promise of Istock, and Istock times 4 per download make better promise of earning than Cutcaster of many times bigger earning.
My idea is more relistic to give to Canstock and Bigstock and Dreamstime then lower position biggest commission agencies.
Maybe more realistic  pricing by Cutcaster can show better realisation of promise of bigger earning. But already too many big promise agencies die early death. I am surprise Cutcaster Deposit Photo still alive.
We all remember Oliver, Photoshelter, Zymmet,
and still we look at tier big 4 no change to right of column.
Only Shutterstock and Istock in same place .
Pretty obvious nice to wish for more money but better to face realism with what I see in my wallet from Shutterstock.
Next in line is close neck and neck race Istock Fotolia Dreamstime.
Not likely to see anyone else change position .

Once again my own story.

« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 16:43 »
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Hi!

I am the Creative Director for CutCaster.   My philosophy for review at Cutcaster is to look for the cleanest, most usable images out there.  We may be small, but we are growing.  In talking to our buyers, they would much prefer to find the best image, not millions of so-so images.  I am more than eager to help you understand your rejections. 

For those of you submitting and not selling yet, hang in there!  We are a very small, very busy crew doing more in the background to get you sales than you can imagine. 

Cora
creativedirector@cutcaster.com

rubyroo

« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 16:53 »
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Oh hi Cora  :)

I remember you - you posted a long while back, and used to be the Creative Director at one of the big four didn't you?

Hope you're enjoying your new role at Cutcaster  :)

I've always liked the ethos of CC, so I do hope that sales pick up there.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 05:31 »
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I got on board with CC early on with quite a few stock video clips - a significant investment of time uploading, keywording, etc.  No sales, and then a complete redesign, eliminating video from the site.  I uploaded some stills, including material that had sold at other sites, and the high rejection rate with seemingly random reasons led me to the conclusion that it's not a site that is worth my time investment.

« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 06:24 »
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I got on board with CC early on with quite a few stock video clips - a significant investment of time uploading, keywording, etc.  No sales, and then a complete redesign, eliminating video from the site.  I uploaded some stills, including material that had sold at other sites, and the high rejection rate with seemingly random reasons led me to the conclusion that it's not a site that is worth my time investment.

No photo sales also!

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 07:49 »
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I had my first sale last month, after two years.
Which ruined their exclusive record as the one and only NO seller. Now they're just one more very low seller for me.
I am not giving up: if sales keep coming at this rate, I will get a payout in 2040, hopefully for Christmas.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 07:57 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2010, 10:55 »
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The thing that puzzled me about CutCaster is that I long ago stopped getting any views on any of my images.   Most of these images continue to sell steadily, if only occassionally, on the big sites and some do pretty well.  If all my images have gone  stone cold dead on CC, there's really no point in even leaving them there.  

I'm not necessarily blaming CC for this.  But in the mind of the contributor there's a big difference between "little action" and "no action".  
« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 15:58 by stockastic »

« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2010, 14:07 »
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seems very slow to me too, though I have only been uploading there for about a month. my top image has something like 14 views and top vector 15 views.

i have even added some images to the freebies on the site, but only 1 has had a single download and most of the freebies have under 10 views even. the odd image I have added for free on other sites, have had 100s of downloads.

makes me think that the site as a whole is not getting the traffic it should.

« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2010, 14:39 »
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Perhaps John has kept costs low and can keep Cutcaster going but it isn't encouraging when sales are this low after all this time.  Even FeaturePics are outperforming Cutcaster for me, the little bit of optimism that I had is dwindling.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2010, 10:47 »
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Cutcaster still works for me.  Not selling a lot and what sells (so far) is exclusive to CC.  Have a payout pending now.

They do have the lowest payout requirement that I know; $20, US.

« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2010, 11:51 »
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I've been driving around non-stop looking for 'motocross' events, but no one here in Minnesota seems to know what I'm talking about...  ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2010, 12:14 »
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I've been driving around non-stop looking for 'motocross' events, but no one here in Minnesota seems to know what I'm talking about...  ;D

I forgot to mention that the images I'm selling at Cutcaster are over 30 years old.  Most are B&W.   ;D

PS:  motocross season ended.  SuperCross starts after Christmas.  I think Detroit or Indianapolis may be the closest ones to you?


 

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