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Agency Based Discussion => DepositPhotos => Topic started by: grumble on September 20, 2016, 19:33

Title: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: grumble on September 20, 2016, 19:33
DepositPhotos promoting "New Flexible Plan" (http://depositphotos.com/subscribe.html). May be that is not news. But I've just noticed. Monthly plan 10$ for 10 images and you can buy additional images for 1$ and unused downloads transfer month to month >:(
Sound familiar?
For some countries it is 10$ for 10 images and for some - 29$ for 30 images.

UPD.: here is Depositphotos Boycott going on - onlineboycott.net (http://onlineboycott.net) - English, French and Russian versions are avaliable.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: grumble on September 20, 2016, 19:36
Compare to died DPC (the only one screenshot that I've found, red frame is irrelevant now).
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: akz on September 20, 2016, 23:02
Every contributor should write to support asking to have ability to disable this kind of subscription selling. If not then I prefer to disable whole portfolio. IMHO.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 20, 2016, 23:16
deleted files. too stupid prices
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: roede-orm on September 21, 2016, 02:59
deleted files. too stupid prices
You can't delete your files on DP!  :D
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 21, 2016, 03:22
What is the % for the contributors?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 21, 2016, 05:26
deleted files. too stupid prices
You can't delete your files on DP!  :D
What are you talking? click "Deactivate". Done.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on September 21, 2016, 05:44
I am in the uk and mine is showing a minimum of 30 images per month for 23GBP. Either way, terrible.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dodie on September 21, 2016, 11:29
deleted files. too stupid prices
You can't delete your files on DP!  :D
What are you talking? click "Deactivate". Done.

deactivate delete
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: PureArt on September 21, 2016, 11:49
We (me and my friends) phoned DepositPhotos and told them what we think. But their managers want to see: How many contributors think the same.

So, guys, please email DepositPhotos support and tell them that you do not want to sell your photos and illustrations at this price ("Flexible plan"). Tell them that it is a sh*t like DollarPhotoClub and you are ready to deactivate your account if they do not cancel that "Flexible plan".

Now they tell the same BS like DollarPhotoClub owners used to. Like "You will get your $0.30 from $1 and it is great!" but if they see many contributors angry they may change their plans. (Not the evil plans, of course. Just this particular one.)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on September 21, 2016, 12:11
deleted files. too stupid prices

Deleted my account and got free of those crooks.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: cathyslife on September 21, 2016, 12:28
I am not surprised. They have been kinda shady from the beginning.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/it's-dp-a-safe-place-for-our-photos/msg227423/#msg227423 (http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/it's-dp-a-safe-place-for-our-photos/msg227423/#msg227423)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: dpimborough on September 21, 2016, 12:32
I stopped uploading to DP months ago.

The returns were terrible and when I queried with support as to why every month the sales figures were the same they just told me to add more photos.  ;D

This does nothing to encourage me to go back there

Email them!

Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on September 21, 2016, 12:49
I am not surprised. They have been kinda shady from the beginning.

[url]http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/it's-dp-a-safe-place-for-our-photos/msg227423/#msg227423[/url] ([url]http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/it's-dp-a-safe-place-for-our-photos/msg227423/#msg227423[/url])


And in the middle (here's but one example of their unethical approach)...

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/the-german-shotshop-reseller-of-depositphotos/ (http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/the-german-shotshop-reseller-of-depositphotos/)

This agency has a track record that illustrates the maxim that the best predictor of future performance is past performance. Even if you get them to alter this deal, you'll have to watch them closely to prevent the next...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 21, 2016, 12:50
We (me and my friends) phoned DepositPhotos and told them what we think. But their managers want to see: How many contributors think the same.

So, guys, please email DepositPhotos support and tell them that you do not want to sell your photos and illustrations at this price ("Flexible plan"). Tell them that it is a sh*t like DollarPhotoClub and you are ready to deactivate your account if they do not cancel that "Flexible plan".

Now they tell the same BS like DollarPhotoClub owners used to. Like "You will get your $0.30 from $1 and it is great!" but if they see many contributors angry they may change their plans. (Not the evil plans, of course. Just this particular one.)

I have sent them an email.
But I think that it is useless, better to close the account and live happier…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Tryingmybest on September 21, 2016, 15:39
DepositPhotos promoting "New Flexible Plan" ([url]http://depositphotos.com/subscribe.html[/url]). May be that is not news. But I've just noticed. Monthly plan 10$ for 10 images and you can buy additional images for 1$ and unused downloads transfer month to month >:(
Sound familiar?


Grumble, it looks like it worked. I see higher prices. Anyone else see a change?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 22, 2016, 00:43
DepositPhotos promoting "New Flexible Plan" ([url]http://depositphotos.com/subscribe.html[/url]). May be that is not news. But I've just noticed. Monthly plan 10$ for 10 images and you can buy additional images for 1$ and unused downloads transfer month to month >:(
Sound familiar?


Grumble, it looks like it worked. I see higher prices. Anyone else see a change?


you kidding? it`s same same
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: 50% on September 22, 2016, 02:36
I deleted my account there long ago, they are cheaters it's obvious but everyone is free to bend down.........
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 22, 2016, 02:38
I just sent them an email. Most probably I will delete also my account..
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: trek on September 22, 2016, 05:38
Terrible return per download is why I stopped uploading to DepositPhotos on January 1st.  I'm seriously considering deactivating my portfolio because of this awful pricing plan. 
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on September 22, 2016, 07:10
Terrible return per download is why I stopped uploading to DepositPhotos on January 1st.  I'm seriously considering deactivating my portfolio because of this awful pricing plan.
Yes RPD dropped dramatically in April 2016 from somewhere around what SS was making.

For me now Bigstock has the worst RPD at less than 40c followed by IS/ThinkStock at under 50c then DP at just over 50c then SS in the 65-75c range.

I am sure this initiative will see another big drop for DP sending them possibly below IS.

SS, 123 and FL managed to maintain or increase their RPD from 2006 till the present day while DP has consistently cut it. No coincidence that these are also the most successful sites. Cutting prices and commissions drives away contributors and is a sign of desperation.


ETA, of course I am a high rank on DP, it must be very different for those on lower levels
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 22, 2016, 10:12
The answer to my mail:

"New Flexible subscriptions work the same way as any other subscription, monthly or daily, and allows to use images solely under the standard license. We have added a new feature which allows customers to use what they paid for as long as they keep auto-renewal On. If the auto-renewal is turned off, all downloads expire.

Unfortunately, there is no way to opt out of this option. If you still want to deactivate your portfolio, please let me know, and I will transfer your request to our content department."

Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 23, 2016, 05:03
New Flexible subscriptions work the same way as any other subscription, monthly or daily, and allows to use images solely under the standard license. We have added a new feature which allows customers to use what they paid for as long as they keep auto-renewal On. If the auto-renewal is turned off, all downloads expire.

Contributors receive fixed royalties for their sales by subscriptions based on their contributor's level.  We believe that these new flexible subscriptions will have a positive impact on sales.

Unfortunately, there is no way to opt out of this option. If you still want to deactivate your portfolio, please let me know, and I will transfer your request to our content department.

Kind regards,
Vicky.



 >:(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 23, 2016, 05:16
Hi everybody,
My Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian colleagues have planned a protest for New Flexible dumping subscription. Contributors require the ability to disable New Flexible subscription. Otherwise, we will deactivate our portfolios of October 1, 2016. Join us!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: ShadySue on September 23, 2016, 05:20
The answer to my mail:

"New Flexible subscriptions work the same way as any other subscription, monthly or daily, and allows to use images solely under the standard license. We have added a new feature which allows customers to use what they paid for as long as they keep auto-renewal On. If the auto-renewal is turned off, all downloads expire."
How does that work? Do the files disappear from the buyers' hard drives?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 23, 2016, 05:24
New Flexible subscriptions work the same way………

Same old copy/paste…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: LoopAll on September 23, 2016, 05:30
Hi everybody,
My Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian colleagues have planned a protest for New Flexible dumping subscription. Contributors require the ability to disable New Flexible subscription. Otherwise, we will deactivate our portfolios of October 1, 2016. Join us!

+1
I'll deactivate my portfolio on October 1, 2016
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 23, 2016, 06:27
It's outrageous.
I pause the upload my files on Deposiphotosand think over the deactivation.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 23, 2016, 06:40
Please tell a friend contributors and another microstock forums! For the positive effect we should be a lot.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: akz on September 23, 2016, 07:44
I am going to deactivate my images on the 1st of October as well.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Pixart on September 23, 2016, 09:29
I will sometimes have moments of "Should I re-join ________ agency?"  then  threads like this come up and I have a moment of "OMG, I can't believe I considered going back to _______ agency!!!"
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 26, 2016, 03:31

DepositPhotos promoting "New Flexible Plan". Monthly plan 10$ for 10 images and you can buy additional images for 1$ and unused downloads transfer month to month.
Deposit decided to increase their profits at the expense of pulling more expensive sales from other sites.
In the end, we will be for a significant portion of sales to get $ 0.31 instead of $ 2.85. Feel the difference.
Deposit is certainly beneficial, but we really do not.
Here are links to forums on this topic:
Many active contributors have planned a protest for New Flexible dumping subscription. Contributors require the ability to disable New Flexible subscription. Otherwise, we will deactivate our portfolios of October 1, 2016. We should be very much, and then they will not be able to resist most of the authors, and they will be forced to cancel the New Flexible Plan subscription!
Join us! Please help to share with your familiar contributors!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: PixelBytes on September 26, 2016, 04:07
Deja vu.  God I'm tired of this sh*t. 

I wondered why my earnings had taken a big drop on DP.   Now I  know.

Another one bites the dust.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Noedelhap on September 26, 2016, 04:43
To sum it up, they have:

- Offered all ports on reseller websites for premium prices and paying a measly 0,03% subscription commission per sale
- Lied to contributors about files being removed after complaints (the files were still available or re-appeared)
- Lowered commissions 'to improve sales'
- Created a DollarPhotoClub clone that will kill credit sales (not that there were many of them)

Anything else?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: grumble on September 26, 2016, 05:15
Grumble, it looks like it worked. I see higher prices. Anyone else see a change?
No. No change for me. It is still 10$ for 10 images a month and 99$ for yearly plan. And in your case you see 30$ for 30 images and 300$ for 30 images monthly. So it is actually the same cheap plan but with more images in it. Same 1$ for 1 image.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 26, 2016, 05:21
Same here (RO) ... No change..
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: chaoss on September 26, 2016, 19:41
I deleted about 2000 photos and going to remove all my portfolio from Deposite to 1 of October.
I wrote them mail and they are not going to listen authors. So I'm not going to sell my images on that stock.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 27, 2016, 01:47
Counters on Depositphotos:
(https://4.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/50c0824063a18a83702d6ff51a6fc0b2884c674f14d05f19691710d06546c6e2/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRlmFMcnv45hXlchcMD_kZBhQaupJgTiyC06zQYKyoNMB_WPoLulXb6Kb9cZcn5FdhQ%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1253x565)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Mantis on September 27, 2016, 05:25
Counters on Depositphotos:
(https://4.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/50c0824063a18a83702d6ff51a6fc0b2884c674f14d05f19691710d06546c6e2/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRlmFMcnv45hXlchcMD_kZBhQaupJgTiyC06zQYKyoNMB_WPoLulXb6Kb9cZcn5FdhQ%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1253x565)

This is a classic example of what many have said in past threads her on MSG. Barely a dent in their 40m assets. It is precisely why they don't care .......as other sites don't....when crowdsourcing is the model.  DPC Fotolia was a rare example of pressure that allowed an opt out, but they still operated with millions of images until Adobe bought them. 
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 27, 2016, 05:58
Many authors have not started to disable yet  and just stopped unloading. Someone deleted is part of their portfolio. Probably now the majority of contributors do not know about this subscription and the overall dumping policy Depositphotos site. Preliminary deactivation date is scheduled for October. Now active contributors prepare a site for boycott Depositphotos and  share information with other authors. So we will see how many images will be deleted after the boycott in early October.
In any case Depositphotos not beneficial neither himself nor us.
Sorry for the poor English  :)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dodie on September 27, 2016, 06:43
Hi everybody,
My Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian colleagues have planned a protest for New Flexible dumping subscription. Contributors require the ability to disable New Flexible subscription. Otherwise, we will deactivate our portfolios of October 1, 2016. Join us!

Could you please tell me how and where can I deactivate or close my account or even delete a single photo.
I don't see the option to do that anywhere. I can deactivate images one by one but cannot delete them. Even if you deactivate them, they keep selling your images on certain partner sites.

As far as I know, only they can delete files and accounts or do everything they want with us, even "confiscate" (term used by them Russian style) your earnings.

So please, before you start organizing another useless protest, get better informed.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 27, 2016, 07:47
I just found this mail in Spam. I used google translate to read it. It seems that our effort matters.


Уважаемые партнеры,
 
Вся наша команда внимательно следит за тем, что в последние дни многие из вас пишут в профессиональных сообществах о наших Гибких планах (Flexible Plan). Мы очень ценим ваше внимание, ваше время и видим ваши переживания относительно дохода и будущего, которые вы планируете. Мы крайне обеспокоены вашим непониманием процесса, который мы запустили, поэтому я хочу внести некоторую ясность.
 
Помните, что мы прислушивались к каждому вашему слову раньше и будем делать это впредь, так как только благодаря вашим стараниям и умениям мы имеем то, что имеем. Мы внимательны к вашим желаниям быть успешными, и сделаем все, что возможно, чтобы сохранить стабильность и обеспечить рост. Мы сделаем все, чтобы не подвести вас, и если нововведения негативно скажутся на вашем доходе — мы уберем их.
 
Итак:
 
Мы не сделали ничего, что приведет к потере вашего дохода. Возможно, изменения приведут к перераспределению дохода по продуктам и во времени, к потере дохода — нет. В абсолютных цифрах для наших поставщиков ничего не изменилось и не изменится в сторону уменьшения. Вы не станете зарабатывать меньше, и это математический факт.
 
Внимание!
 
Процент вознаграждения от пакетных продаж не изменился и составляет 34-42%, в зависимости от уровня поставщика.
 
Мы не меняли и не планируем менять стоимость лицензий для видеофайлов и стоимость расширенных лицензий.
 
Покупатели, которым необходимо небольшое количество изображений в течение года, по-прежнему покупают пакетные скачивания On Demand по цене от $4.9 за изображение по стандартной лицензии. Уровень продаж пакетных скачиваний продолжает расти, и мы не наблюдаем оттока.
 
Стоимость наших месячных подписок, которые пользуются популярностью у крупных покупателей с большими потребностями в контенте, по-прежнему находится на одном уровне со стоимостью таких подписок у конкурентов.
 
Гибкий план вводится вместо подписок с ежедневным лимитом на скачивания файлов (стоимость изображения от $0.46). Таким образом мы хотим приучить чувствительную к цене аудиторию покупателей, которая сейчас пользуется бесплатными источниками получения контента, к понятной тарифной модели и цене в $1 за файл. При этом, что важно, минимальный порог такой покупки $29 за 30 файлов.
 
Минимальный порог в $9.99 за 10 файлов был установлен только для “бедных” стран, где большинство покупателей не может пройти высокий порог входа, однако нуждается в постоянных покупках. Опять же, можно заявлять, что в противном случае они будут использовать бесплатные файлы. Это предложение позволяет существенно увеличить аудиторию потенциальных покупателей, привлекая клиентов, которые до этого даже не рассматривали сток. Это проверенный нами факт.
 
Следите за вашей статистикой.
 
Flexible Plan — это не демпинг, так как для демпинга сейчас совершенно не время, и мы не уменьшаем цены. Flexible Plan (членство) — это подход, который в будущем поможет обеспечить для покупателей полный цикл работы с векторами, фото и видео внутри Depositphotos и смежных с ним продуктов.
 
Наша стратегия заключается в повышении лояльности той части клиентов-покупателей, которая формируется именно на  Depositphotos. Наша задача — увеличить лояльное ядро покупателей и сформировать все условия для того, чтобы сохранить его надолго. Опираясь на это ядро в 2016 — 2017 г.г. мы планируем внедрять новые продукты, работа над которыми ведется сейчас.
 
Еще раз обращаю ваше внимание, что подобные нововведения возможны только у нас, так как аудитория у всех фотобанков разная и по-разному реагирует на изменения в тарифах, как бы со стороны это ни казалось иначе. То, что получается у нас, не всегда пройдет у конкурентов.
 
История развития нашего проекта и все выводы из череды экспериментов с тарифами говорят о том, что Depositphotos накопил свою, лояльную только к нашему стоку, аудиторию, которая никак не размывается в пользу других участников рынка.
 
Например, опасения, что из-за смены тарифов на Depositphotos у вас станет меньше продаж на других фотобанках — абсолютное заблуждение, оно не нашло подтверждения в ходе наших внутренних экспериментов.
 
Мы бы, естественно, хотели чтобы аудитория крупнейших игроков индустрии стала вдруг нашей аудиторией, а все остальные просто испарились, только потому, что мы ввели Flexible Plan, но это, увы, невозможно. Внедрение членства — это выверенный подход к новой аудитории, которую мы пытаемся привлекать и сохранить исключительно для наших продуктов, которые должны и будут отличаться от продуктов наших конкурентов.
 
Итак:
Мы находим свою, уникальную, аудиторию покупателей, и мы знаем, как ее удержать. Мы знаем, как дальше будет развиваться наш продукт.
 
Из опасений:
На рынке появляются условно-бесплатные модели фотобанков, которые отнимают часть дохода у всех. Крупные игроки ведут политику “тотального” приема работ любого качества с целью раздуть базу, поэтому доходы средних поставщиков падают. По-прежнему очень много контента в сети раздается бесплатно или условно-бесплатно и подобные сайты набирают обороты, т.к. потребителей такое положение вещей устраивает. Мы же хотим быть гибкими в подходе к тарифам, и, помимо самого контента, дать новым клиентам ту дополнительную ценность в виде новых сервисов, которая дополнит авторские работы и удержит покупателя надолго, что увеличит в перспективе доход и сделает бизнес более стабильным. Тарифные изменения, на которые вы так болезненно реагируете, воспринимая это как демпинг — часть стратегии, которую мы пытаемся осуществить.
 
Мы долгое время тестировали такой подход и сегодня видим его оптимальным.
Мы ищем.
 
Я бы очень хотел, чтобы те поставщики, которые расценивают наши шаги как неуважение к ним, изменили свое мнение и набрались терпения. Мы всегда были честны в работе с партнерами и будем делать все, чтобы и впредь со всеми сохранить добрые отношения.
 
Я советую вам не делать поспешных выводов, не паниковать, и не деактивировать свои работы, т.к. это может смазать картину общей статистики. Кроме того, проиндексированные сегодня поисковым механизмом изображения быстро не восстановятся в выдаче, даже если вы измените свое мнение позднее.
 
Мы четко осознаем, что не являемся лидерами продаж в вашем наборе партнеров, но мы делаем все, чтобы стать таким лидером. Не спешите. Даже минимальная потеря — это потеря.
 
Я уверяю вас, что наши изменения никак не повлияют на ваши заработки у наших конкурентов, но это — реальный шанс увеличить доход вместе с нами.
 
С искренним уважением и благодарностью,
 
Дмитрий Сергеев,
 
основатель Depositphotos
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Noedelhap on September 27, 2016, 07:55
In Googlenglish:

Quote
Dear partners,
 
Our entire team is following closely the fact that in recent days, many of you have written in professional communities of our flexible plans (Flexible Plan). We appreciate your attention, your time, and see your feelings regarding future income and that you plan. We are extremely concerned about your lack of understanding of the process that we have started, so I want to bring some clarity.
 
Remember that we are listening to your every word before, and will continue to do so, since it is only thanks to your efforts and skills, we have what we have. We are attentive to your wishes to be successful, and we will do everything possible to maintain stability and ensure growth. We will do everything not to let you down, and if innovation will negatively affect your income - we remove them.
 
So:
 
We did not do anything that will result in the loss of your income. Perhaps the changes will lead to a redistribution of revenue by product and over time, to the loss of income - is not. In absolute terms, for our suppliers has not changed and will not change in the direction of decreasing. You will not earn less, and it is a mathematical fact.
 
Attention!
 
The percentage of the remuneration package of sales is unchanged at 34-42%, depending on the level of the supplier.
 
We have not changed and do not plan to change the cost of licenses for video files and the value of the extended license.
 
Buyers who are a small number of images you need for the year, continue to buy packaged download On Demand at a price of $ 4.9 per image for a standard license. Batch downloads sales level continues to rise, and we do not observe outflow.
 
The cost of our monthly subscriptions which are popular with large customers with the greatest needs in the content, is still on a par with the cost of such subscriptions competitors.
 
Flexible Plan is introduced instead of subscriptions to the daily limit for downloading files (images cost of $ 0.46). So we want to teach sensitive to the price of an audience of buyers, which now enjoys free sources for content, to clear tariff models and a price of $ 1 per file. At the same time, it is important that the minimum threshold for such a purchase of $ 29 for 30 files.

The minimum threshold of $ 9.99 for the 10 files had been installed for the "poor" countries, where the majority of buyers can not get a high entry threshold, but requires regular purchases. Again, it is possible to claim that otherwise they would be free to use the files. This offer can significantly increase the audience of potential buyers, attracting customers who have not even considered the runoff. This is a proven fact by us.
 
Keep track of your statistics.
 
Flexible Plan - this is not dumping, since dumping is now absolutely no time, and we do not reduce prices. Flexible Plan (membership) - an approach that in the future will provide for customers a full cycle of work with vectors, photos and videos within Depositphotos and allied products.
 
Our strategy is to increase the loyalty of the customers of the buyers, which is formed on Depositphotos. Our task - to increase the loyal core of customers and create all the conditions to keep it for long. Based on this core in 2016 - 2017 GG We plan to introduce new products, on which work is being carried out.
 
Once again I draw your attention that such innovations are possible only with us, as audience all photobanks different and reacts differently to changes in tariffs, as though from the outside it may seem otherwise. That turns out we do not always take place in the competition.
 
The history of the development of our project and all of the findings in a series of experiments with the rates suggest that Depositphotos has accumulated his own, loyal only to our drain, an audience that is not eroded in favor of other market participants.
 
For example, concerns that due to the change of tariffs on Depositphotos you will be less sales in other photobanks - absolute error, it was not confirmed in the course of our in-house experiments.
 
We would, of course, wanted the audience to the major industry players suddenly became our audience, and all the others just disappeared, just because we introduced the Flexible Plan, but this, alas, is impossible. The introduction of membership - a measured approach to new audiences that we are trying to attract and keep only to our products, and that should be different from our competitors' products.
 
So:

We find her, unique, audience of buyers, and we know how to keep it. We know how it will continue to develop our product.
 
Because of concerns:

On the market there are shareware model photo banks that take part of the income at all. The big players are the policy of "total" work of any reception quality with a view to inflate the base, so the medium-sized suppliers incomes fall. There is still a lot of content on the network is distributed for free or shareware and similar sites are gaining momentum because Consumers are satisfied with this state of affairs. We want to be flexible in their approach to tariffs, and, in addition to the content itself, give new customers the added value in the form of new services, which will complement the author's works and hold a buyer for a long time, which will increase the income of the long term and make the business more stable. Tariff changes to which you react so painfully, seeing it as a dumping - part of the strategy that we are trying to implement.
 
We tested for a long time, this approach and now we see it best.

We are looking for.
 
I would like very much to those suppliers who regard our steps as disrespectful to them, they changed their minds and were patient. We've always been honest in dealing with partners and will do everything to continue to maintain good relations with all.
 
I advise you not to jump to conclusions, do not panic, and do not deactivate their work, because it can lubricate the picture of general statistics. In addition, today the indexed search engine image not quickly recover to grant, even if you change your mind later.
 
We are keenly aware that we are not leaders of sales in your set of partners, but we do our best to become the leader. Do not hurry. Even the minimum loss - a loss.
 
I assure you that our changes will not affect your earnings from our competitors, but it is - a real chance to increase revenue with us.

With sincere respect and gratitude,
 
Dmitry Sergeev,
founder of Depositphotos
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: cathyslife on September 27, 2016, 07:59
Thanks for the translation, noedelhap!

Corporate speak (weasel words) as usual. My favorite: "We tested for a long time, this approach and now we see it best."  Yeah, best for DP, of course.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 27, 2016, 08:01
Deactivate script (from microstock forum users):

1) Copy this code:

for ( i=0; i < document.getElementsByTagName('a').length; i++ ) {
   let a = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
   if (a.title == 'Deactivate')
     a.click();
}

2) Open Firefox your online files
 http://depositphotos.com/files.html (http://depositphotos.com/files.html)
 Сhoose to show 160
3) Press Shift+F4 and paste the copied script into an openable window
5)  Press Ctrl+R
All files deactivated on the current page. Repeat step 5 until no files.

While adhering to the general deactivation of October 1. If they change the date, I'll let you know here.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 27, 2016, 08:16
Now they have blocked the deactivation button... Somehow it does not surprise :)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on September 27, 2016, 08:19
Dear Depositphotos, if you want our support the first thing you need to do is increase the RPD for contributors on your site. At the moment your returns are amongst the lowest, so any innovation on your part loses us money. Every new buyer you attract away from DT, FL, SS or 123RF is less money in my pocket, so why would I wish you anything but absolute failure in this or any other initiative?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dumc on September 27, 2016, 08:20
Now they have blocked the deactivation button... Somehow it does not surprise :)

I still have it...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 27, 2016, 08:25
So do I..

I just deactivated 180 files. In the next days I will deactivate all (about 2.800 files)...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 27, 2016, 08:34
Now they have blocked the deactivation button... Somehow it does not surprise :)

Still working here
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Niakris on September 27, 2016, 08:36
I've added a tool to deactivate specified amount of files starting from oldest/newest/popular/unpopular in StockSubmitter to help those who's going to join us and deactivate their portfolio on 1st October.

By the way, they had deactivation limited or disabled temporarily (probably were scared to lose more images) but now it works again.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 27, 2016, 08:40
Deposiphotos temporarily prevented the deactivation file
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on September 27, 2016, 08:40
I've added a tool to deactivate specified amount of files starting from oldest/newest/popular/unpopular in StockSubmitter to help those who's going to join us and deactivate their portfolio on 1st October.

By the way, they had deactivation limited or disabled temporarily (probably were scared to lose more images) but now it works again.

 Nice  :)

I think it will be useful if you can insert a popup window about this protest (or something like this) in StockSubmiter. May be with a link to this subject, ore something like that....

 
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Niakris on September 27, 2016, 08:41
I've added a tool to deactivate specified amount of files starting from oldest/newest/popular/unpopular in StockSubmitter to help those who's going to join us and deactivate their portfolio on 1st October.

By the way, they had deactivation limited or disabled temporarily (probably were scared to lose more images) but now it works again.

 Nice  :)

I think it will be useful if you can insert a popup window about this protest (or something like this) in StockSubmiter. May be with a link to this subject, ore something like that....

Of course, we will do that soon so all of the program users will be notified too.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 27, 2016, 10:42
Deactivate script (from microstock forum users):

1) Copy this code:

for ( i=0; i < document.getElementsByTagName('a').length; i++ ) {
   let a = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
   if (a.title == 'Deactivate')
     a.click();
}

2) Open Firefox your online files
 [url]http://depositphotos.com/files.html[/url] ([url]http://depositphotos.com/files.html[/url])
 Сhoose to show 160
3) Press Shift+F4 and paste the copied script into an openable window
5)  Press Ctrl+R
All files deactivated on the current page. Repeat step 5 until no files.

While adhering to the general deactivation of October 1. If they change the date, I'll let you know here.


On Mac I get the error:

/*
Exception: SyntaxError: missing ; before statement
@Scratchpad/1:10
*/

I have tried with ctrl R and cmd R too


After a restart of Firefox I don't get any error message, but the script seems to have no action
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on September 27, 2016, 13:11
October 1 is close, it could be useful to make a separate thread for DP D-day, with informative title.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: JaenStock on September 27, 2016, 14:23
Hi... a lot of this forum contributors only make 10-20 dollars in deposit (or less) per month. Close your account now ... !!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: angelawaye on September 27, 2016, 15:17
I was wondering about the kind of license they get with that and it says Unlimited Print use and Printing - wow. I will definitely deactivate my images for sure.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: angelawaye on September 27, 2016, 15:23
I tired this twice and it still is nto working
Deactivate script (from microstock forum users):

1) Copy this code:

for ( i=0; i < document.getElementsByTagName('a').length; i++ ) {
   let a = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
   if (a.title == 'Deactivate')
     a.click();
}

2) Open Firefox your online files
 http://depositphotos.com/files.html (http://depositphotos.com/files.html)
 Сhoose to show 160
3) Press Shift+F4 and paste the copied script into an openable window
5)  Press Ctrl+R
All files deactivated on the current page. Repeat step 5 until no files.

While adhering to the general deactivation of October 1. If they change the date, I'll let you know here.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 27, 2016, 15:55
Hi guys!

We need someone who can help with translation texts of boycott and info page for contributors to English.
Please, can anybody help?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on September 27, 2016, 16:01
I've added a tool to deactivate specified amount of files starting from oldest/newest/popular/unpopular in StockSubmitter to help those who's going to join us and deactivate their portfolio on 1st October.

May I ask, how can you do that? On the contributor page I don't find any other option than sorting my files newest first.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 27, 2016, 16:41
I tired this twice and it still is nto working
Deactivate script (from microstock forum users):

1) Copy this code:

for ( i=0; i < document.getElementsByTagName('a').length; i++ ) {
   let a = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
   if (a.title == 'Deactivate')
     a.click();
}



2) Open Firefox your online files
 [url]http://depositphotos.com/files.html[/url] ([url]http://depositphotos.com/files.html[/url])
 Сhoose to show 160
3) Press Shift+F4 and paste the copied script into an openable window
5)  Press Ctrl+R
All files deactivated on the current page. Repeat step 5 until no files.

While adhering to the general deactivation of October 1. If they change the date, I'll let you know here.


The script worked yesterday. Obviously, Deposit does not allow to delete pictures  >:(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: angelawaye on September 27, 2016, 17:04
727 more files to deactivate - argh
I deactivated the most popular ones first...

I think I am just going to stick with Shutterstock and Alamy for a while.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 27, 2016, 17:10
Let them deactivate all your files through request to Deposit support e-mail ;)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Niakris on September 27, 2016, 18:47
I've added a tool to deactivate specified amount of files starting from oldest/newest/popular/unpopular in StockSubmitter to help those who's going to join us and deactivate their portfolio on 1st October.

May I ask, how can you do that? On the contributor page I don't find any other option than sorting my files newest first.

The tool scans the online file list first and then sorts them itself.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 27, 2016, 19:07
Let them deactivate all your files through request to Deposit support e-mail ;)
Someone in Russian forum told that after this request the account was banned but files weren't deactivated.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: chaoss on September 27, 2016, 19:11
I think that anyone should know that Deposite is trying to block image deleting. Now we can't make if fast, we should wait several seconds.
It's very bad cause it's showing that thay can do anything anytime. Tomorrow they can say "sorry you can't delete your images, you reach your limit". So you have to sell images on our site.

Before this I deleted about 1000 images a day. Now I'm going to delete all my images right now. There is a script for Firefox, so I have only to wait a little.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 28, 2016, 00:29
This morning after that I have deactivated one image I have got an error message.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1257949/scr_al_%202016-09-28%20at%2008.28.30.png)

I clicked OK and deactivated another image then again I get the error message, then I clicked OK, etc…
So now it is 3 times longer to deactivate the images…
But I will not surrender!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: everest on September 28, 2016, 02:49
To sum it up, they have:

- Offered all ports on reseller websites for premium prices and paying a measly 0,03% subscription commission per sale
- Lied to contributors about files being removed after complaints (the files were still available or re-appeared)
- Lowered commissions 'to improve sales'
- Created a DollarPhotoClub clone that will kill credit sales (not that there were many of them)

Anything else?

Really wondering why people still contribute to this site. The cards where always up so see. No surprises here.......people should start to act more responsible to who they supply creative work and all those dodgy sites would just dissapear. Don't blame them....blame us.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 28, 2016, 02:53
Count on Depositphotos
(https://4.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/e6ab00bdb647f0454140be777a004a77ac940ca9583696f82ac7e05bd586eb9a/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRnTqVRfDQKKhKJ1WKj9VE8y6dXZ2Ojf2UvtX-mP8MOMaYsBumO7cvSNVC2DUUclLqA%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=28_09_2016_depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1280x660)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 28, 2016, 03:57
They say they have technical error on site that not allows to deactivate files fast. But here is the real answer of the site when you try to do that:

{"blocked":true,"until":"12\/31\/1970","reason":"Deactivation limit exceeded"}}
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Niakris on September 28, 2016, 04:02
New update of StockSubmitter takes care of this "blocking" and retries attempts until files get deleted.
We will not let them tell us where to sell our images and for what prices...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 28, 2016, 04:33
They say they have technical error on site that not allows to deactivate files fast. But here is the real answer of the site when you try to do that:

{"blocked":true,"until":"12\/31\/1970","reason":"Deactivation limit exceeded"}}

Bandits Clever people…

____
Needs to wait 5 seconds between the clicks to deactivate the successive image
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dumc on September 28, 2016, 05:03
They say they have technical error on site that not allows to deactivate files fast. But here is the real answer of the site when you try to do that:

{"blocked":true,"until":"12\/31\/1970","reason":"Deactivation limit exceeded"}}

I tried about an hour ago and my deactivation button worked fine...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 28, 2016, 05:36
Guys, please, we need a native English speaker to check the texts of boycott. Can anybody help?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on September 28, 2016, 05:55
What is the royalty payment on this new program?  I used to get $5 for XL sales, but lately, all I get are $.35 or so.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 28, 2016, 05:57
What is the royalty payment on this new program?
The same as subscription but for on-demands.
For example I had up to $2.7 for one on-demand file but with this program I get only $0.31
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: dpimborough on September 28, 2016, 06:04
The answer to my mail:

"New Flexible subscriptions work the same way as any other subscription, monthly or daily, and allows to use images solely under the standard license. We have added a new feature which allows customers to use what they paid for as long as they keep auto-renewal On. If the auto-renewal is turned off, all downloads expire.

Unfortunately, there is no way to opt out of this option. If you still want to deactivate your portfolio, please let me know, and I will transfer your request to our content department."

Exactly the same canned response I got from them
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 28, 2016, 06:55
Nice (not).
Account deleted from deposit support. All images still online. Not a single word about my earnings / payment.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: angelawaye on September 28, 2016, 08:55
That is why I am manually deactivating my images instead of emailing them to delete or deactivate.

If you get an error message when clicking the deactivation, just wait a second or two. I think the page needs to load again and buffer.

I'm losing about $100 a month from doing this but I have to protect the "value" of my images. Not sure how to make up the loss because new images at SS don't sell and sales are decreasing there.

I'm going to start looking at Macro and pray I get into Stocksy next year...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 28, 2016, 12:50
I had the same thing happened. In the summer it began to fall sales at the DP, and almost at the same time sales began to fall on other sites. Everything is clear for me...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 28, 2016, 12:54
To be precise, on the DP did not fall of sales, but the fall of my royalty from sales.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on September 28, 2016, 13:07
Nice (not).
Account deleted from deposit support. All images still online. Not a single word about my earnings / payment.

Probably wouldn't stay long, but you could, for example, post on their facebook page about what a nica company they are...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 29, 2016, 00:14
Use an auto clicker!

I am using this on Mac, with the interval set on 3 sec.
http://www.murgaa.com/auto-clicker-mac/ (http://www.murgaa.com/auto-clicker-mac/)


It works perfectly and does the job while I am not working at computer.

I am sure that there is something similar for Windows


____
Edit: job completed: 0 images online!
But I still see my portfolio…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 29, 2016, 01:21
Website for a boycott Depozitfotos ready.Guys, sign the petition!

http://onlineboycott.net/ (http://onlineboycott.net/)

Thank you, the developers!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dumc on September 29, 2016, 02:44
To be precise, on the DP did not fall of sales, but the fall of my royalty from sales.

Yep same here. I used to get credit sales every month, from 1$ to up to 4$. I haven't had those in a year. I only get sub sales. I got one OD sale few days ago and I got 0,31$. It's pathetic....
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on September 29, 2016, 02:48
To be precise, on the DP did not fall of sales, but the fall of my royalty from sales.

Yep same here. I used to get credit sales every month, from 1$ to up to 4$. I haven't had those in a year. I only get sub sales. I got one OD sale few days ago and I got 0,31$. It's pathetic....
They probably thought of a way to justify paying us for a sub sale while making credit sales. Other sites have tried.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 29, 2016, 03:09
(https://4.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/54c1771d85600946f25b8afd14913bf669a214f5a5bf99bc00a3e2960cd9216a/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRu1pSVw8N3-bvBZ-2EUDmFAY6wl8IFVtkmud16WQEVdp6TJTvc1Qk0cyTZ9wEY8Ckw%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=29_09_2016_depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1280x660)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 29, 2016, 04:44
You have to count deactivated + deleted images.
Many deleted images are still online. Hostiles..  :o
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Dodie on September 29, 2016, 05:56
You have to count deactivated + deleted images.
Many deleted images are still online. Hostiles..  :o
There are no deleted ones, only deactivated. For contributors it is impossible to delete files.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: hellou on September 29, 2016, 06:39
You have to count deactivated + deleted images.
Many deleted images are still online. Hostiles..  :o
There are no deleted ones, only deactivated. For contributors it is impossible to delete files.

Send a delete request.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 29, 2016, 09:00
Online petition for English:
http://onlineboycott.net/?lang=en (http://onlineboycott.net/?lang=en)
(Please confirm your vote by clicking the link in e-mail)
Join us and share it!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: angelawaye on September 29, 2016, 15:50
Signed and done!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 30, 2016, 02:17
Online petition for English:
[url]http://onlineboycott.net/?lang=en[/url] ([url]http://onlineboycott.net/?lang=en[/url])
(Please confirm your vote by clicking the link in e-mail)
Join us and share it!


I did that and get "Confirmation failed"

____
One day after the full deactivation of all my photos, they still appear in my portfolio.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Olga Altunina on September 30, 2016, 02:28
What stock contributor's forums we could inform also?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on September 30, 2016, 02:39
What stock contributor's forums we could inform also?

Adobe users on the Adobe forum.
Various Facebook, VKontakte, pages about photo and microstock.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Bedrin on September 30, 2016, 02:43
Counters on Depositphotos (30 Sep 2016)
(https://3.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/0eb2c10b6567693da376b1a95b3d9fc17167685dcd29ae83a1417ed57bd9b79b/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRtdxdt9nGoPo1jOXgzo5oaOU31ZCnotcClxj_ONhl40Fi1_-YXT859GNCIdJc6iUVQ%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=30_09_2016_depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1280x660)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on September 30, 2016, 06:09
(http://f3.s.qip.ru/18ZobV2kU.png)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: microdisq on September 30, 2016, 07:17
I deactivated all my files, would have deleted them all if there was an option..
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Zalee on September 30, 2016, 16:13
I only have a small port but I've left the rubbish that doesn't sell  ;D
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: trek on September 30, 2016, 17:15
DepositPhotos new pricing will likely result in subscription only sales.  Hopefully they will change their policy.  If not I believe phasing out my portfolio at DepositPhotos is the best option available. 
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on October 01, 2016, 05:55
Deactivating is going on for me...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on October 01, 2016, 08:42
Seems like with the Stocksubmitter tool you can 47 in one run now. After that you have to go to the website, deactivate 1 or 2 manually, get through the "i'm not a robot" test, then start the tool again.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: art_of_sun on October 01, 2016, 09:28
Yes, they made a capcha yesterday to not let us delete files fast. And also they stopped a counter of images on their site (and adding virtual +1 every 90 sec).

StockSubmitter can not go over capcha but you can run it and when you see that process became slow just delete one file manually (you don't need to stop Submitter for that) and then it will continue.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Desintegrator on October 01, 2016, 09:35
Yes, they made a capcha yesterday to not let us delete files fast. And also they stopped a counter of images on their site (and adding virtual +1 every 90 sec).

StockSubmitter can not go over capcha but you can run it and when you see that process became slow just delete one file manually (you don't need to stop Submitter for that) and then it will continue.

Oh, thanks for the tip, I didn't realize that i haven't had to stop the stocksubmitter process
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Anchan on October 01, 2016, 12:00
Desintegrator, my stocksubmitter had downloaded new update this morning. Since than I can scedule 300-400 images for deactivation at once, observing the moving green bar. When it gets stuck, I go to the "images online" page, deactivate one manually, and pass "I am not a robot". This restarts scheduled deactivation. I am almost through, thank God!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Chichikov on October 02, 2016, 01:36
Yes, they made a capcha yesterday to not let us delete files fast. And also they stopped a counter of images on their site (and adding virtual +1 every 90 sec).

StockSubmitter can not go over capcha but you can run it and when you see that process became slow just delete one file manually (you don't need to stop Submitter for that) and then it will continue.

They are at the bottom of the barrel…
And they show how much they are not fair
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 02, 2016, 03:57
Done !
3052 files removed !
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Chichikov on October 02, 2016, 06:26
Their Facebook page is here:
https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos/ (https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos/)

To use as you want………
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on October 02, 2016, 06:36
http://blog.depositphotos.com/11-things-photographers-hate-hearing.html (http://blog.depositphotos.com/11-things-photographers-hate-hearing.html)

12. We have an exciting announcement
13. You'll make it up in volume.
14. We are targeting people who wouldn't pay for images anyway.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: grumble on October 02, 2016, 07:09
Their image counters add EXACTLY 40 images per hour in EVERY category: photos, vectors, editorial and video. ;D
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Desintegrator on October 02, 2016, 08:30
Their image counters add EXACTLY 40 images per hour in EVERY category: photos, vectors, editorial and video. ;D

THIS should go on their facebook with a short explanation :D
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: art_of_sun on October 02, 2016, 11:16
DepositPhotos base changing in time:

(http://f4.s.qip.ru/18ZobV2l9.png)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: trek on October 02, 2016, 12:06
DepositPhotos base changing in time:

([url]http://f4.s.qip.ru/18ZobV2l9.png[/url])


I see they have 31 days in September...   
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: beketoff on October 02, 2016, 13:44
What a drama going on...

I have earned $28 in 15 months with a port close to 1,000 images, or $1.8 per month... With their payout threshold being $50, I will need at least another 12 months to get my first payout, or roughly one payout of $50 in 2.5 years. Clear case for deactivation.



Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on October 02, 2016, 13:50
I suggest everyone keep a close eye in the future to make sure your content actually goes and doesn't reappear on the site.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 02, 2016, 13:57
After what happened, I believe  the best think to do is to close / delete account. It is clear that they are not and will not be a trusted agency for us!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Shelma1 on October 02, 2016, 14:33
I'm not on DepositPhotos, but I've been watching the thread with interest. I must say faking the number of images to cover up a mass exodus is a new low for any stock site. I don't know how anyone can possibly trust them to report anything accurately.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Chichikov on October 03, 2016, 01:58
What is typical of this forum is that I see a lot of people complaining here in the MSG PRIVATE CLUB.
But I see nobody complaining on the PUBLIC Depositphotos Facebook page…
https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos (https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos)


Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Bedrin on October 03, 2016, 02:01
yes, abnormal counters on Depositphotos
(https://1.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/16e29e37164efabbf106d1fc5cf322341bd2762461f0bef577d516fdafe3c6f4/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRlHzsd5XYXKTZidSMByOEsuiJ5zdSULx7ODhrG_O6uMppNblsY_XsSpD8Q-xrKUOsQ%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=3_10_2016_depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1280x660)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on October 03, 2016, 02:43
I'm not on DepositPhotos, but I've been watching the thread with interest. I must say faking the number of images to cover up a mass exodus is a new low for any stock site. I don't know how anyone can possibly trust them to report anything accurately.
Agreed it's bad, but I think the most disturbing thing is the road blocks they are putting in place to stop people deactivating images.

ETA surely the fake counter breaks all kind of false advertising laws too?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 03, 2016, 05:14
It is normal that my images still appear in search results ??

 >:(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: hellou on October 03, 2016, 05:31
It is normal that my images still appear in search results ??

 >:(
And still online on their partner sites.  >:(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: trek on October 03, 2016, 06:38
What is typical of this forum is that I see a lot of people complaining here in the MSG PRIVATE CLUB.
But I see nobody complaining on the PUBLIC Depositphotos Facebook page…
https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos (https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos)

I'm not a facebook user.   Never will be a facebook user.

Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on October 03, 2016, 06:41
What is typical of this forum is that I see a lot of people complaining here in the MSG PRIVATE CLUB.
But I see nobody complaining on the PUBLIC Depositphotos Facebook page…
https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos (https://www.facebook.com/Depositphotos)

I'm not a facebook user.  Never will be a facebook user.

I'm sure Zuckerberg is crushed.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Dodie on October 03, 2016, 08:37
It is normal that my images still appear in search results ??

 >:(
Why are you surprised? Didn't you know that this is what they do (and they are not the only ones)?
I see 2275 files in your port, you had more didn't you?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: art_of_sun on October 03, 2016, 10:33
It seems they removed capcha.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 03, 2016, 13:50
It is normal that my images still appear in search results ??

 >:(
Why are you surprised? Didn't you know that this is what they do (and they are not the only ones)?
I see 2275 files in your port, you had more didn't you?

Yep, 3052 files...
I will close tomorrow my account! F..ck  depositphotos! They are so pathetic ..
In the end everything will turn against them, I'm sure of that!
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Chichikov on October 04, 2016, 03:55
It is normal that my images still appear in search results ??

 >:(

On some site the images continue to sell for some months.

On DP I don't know.
Maybe they need some years to fully deactivate your portfolio…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 04, 2016, 04:03
I sent them an email...

 >:(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 04, 2016, 05:33
The answer:

Once the files are deactivated, they are not available for purchasing. You can see only the preview of the files that are not available for sale.
Please wait a bit until the system is automatically updated. It is technically impossible to speed up the indexation process.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: hellou on October 04, 2016, 08:09
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Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 04, 2016, 17:08
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license. On Shutterstock you can get 25 dollars, on depositphotos 0.30 or so.
But no, this will not affect our earnings... How can you even think such a thing?
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Chichikov on October 05, 2016, 01:22
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license. On Shutterstock you can get 25 dollars, on depositphotos 0.30 or so.
But no, this will not affect our earnings... How can you even think such a thing?

They mean that it will not affect our earnings on Depositphotos, because on this site, in any way, you will never get a sale for more than $0.30…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 05, 2016, 02:20
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license. On Shutterstock you can get 25 dollars, on depositphotos 0.30 or so.
But no, this will not affect our earnings... How can you even think such a thing?

They mean that it will not affect our earnings on Depositphotos, because on this site, in any way, you will never get a sale for more than $0.30…

But there used to be a difference between normal license and enhanced license. Anyway, f**k them and their brilliant ideas
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Svetlana on October 05, 2016, 04:00
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license.
I am sorry, do they really offer extended licenses for 1 dollar, on top of everything else?? Do they give this information on their site? I cannot find it there :(
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Chichikov on October 05, 2016, 04:11
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license. On Shutterstock you can get 25 dollars, on depositphotos 0.30 or so.
But no, this will not affect our earnings... How can you even think such a thing?

They mean that it will not affect our earnings on Depositphotos, because on this site, in any way, you will never get a sale for more than $0.30…

But there used to be a difference between normal license and enhanced license. Anyway, f**k them and their brilliant ideas

Did it really happen that you sold one EL on Depositphotos?
If yes you should be lucky. Personally in 5 years I have never seen one there…
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 05, 2016, 04:33
I don't really remember. But even if they didn't sell many EL, they will begin now, if word spreads out that you can buy one for 1 dollar instead of 100. Selling out our hard work...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 05, 2016, 04:34
On a side note, I found a nice autoclicker that does just what's needed here (except solving captcha!)
https://free-mouse-auto-clicker.it.uptodown.com/windows (https://free-mouse-auto-clicker.it.uptodown.com/windows)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: G3D on October 05, 2016, 04:35
I deactivated my image - more 9000 and closed account ;D
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Johnski2015 on October 06, 2016, 08:14
All my images have been deactivated and I have requested my account be closed, and my balance paid into my paypal account.

Selling images for $99 for 10 downloads a month with additionals at $1 is a total joke!

All Files regardless of size for:
Printed or digital use for anything
Use for Merchandising and advertising
Print Runs upto 500,000
Lifetime rights to use images

no way....
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image &quot;flexible plan&quot;
Post by: daoleduc on October 06, 2016, 11:46
Just closed my account with over 2200 images. Hope more contributors will do the same

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: r2d2 on October 06, 2016, 14:34
United contributors against DP ;D.

DP = Delete Pictures
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 07, 2016, 01:00
I just sent an email asking them to close my account and send me the money from my balance.

3052 files !
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 07, 2016, 08:45
After a few email where they tried to talk me out of it, they deactivated all of my files. (8300!)
Now I've just reactivated the videos (it's easy, just search for .mov or .mp4 in the "deactivated" page)

Now let's spread the word even more
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: TheDrift- on October 07, 2016, 13:26
Their statement that this thing doesn't involve enhanced licenses is clearly false, just look at any photo. You can buy it for 1 dollar, even the enhanced (or extended) license.
I am sorry, do they really offer extended licenses for 1 dollar, on top of everything else?? Do they give this information on their site? I cannot find it there :(

Worse. I dropped them when it was discovered by someone on here, that if one of their partner sites got a sale, they only give you a sub....even if the partner site sold an EL, they kept all the ££££ and just gave you a sub...When I tried to deactivate my port they got pretty nasty...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Bedrin on October 10, 2016, 02:01
Counters on Depositphotos (+ keywords "Vector" and "People")
26 Sep 2016 - 10 Oct 2016
(https://3.downloader.disk.yandex.ru/preview/747f239e2b89f68e8200028d2346b36b6dac276161a86fbc096e1508db36cc0d/inf/Bo5olJTAK_82jD22E_CWRlyVIjKX90ZFMdMqWRJWg1iIf9KBKw_arAdrEQQ3PbkFHm5bAnyhinDgf-Q-a_Of9w%3D%3D?uid=0&filename=10_10_2016_depos_stat.jpg&disposition=inline&hash=&limit=0&content_type=image%2Fjpeg&tknv=v2&size=1253x565)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Sebastian Radu on October 10, 2016, 06:28
Your account has been deleted as per your request.
We will proceed with the payment in the amount of $34.23 to [email protected] associated with your PayPal account within 14 business days.
If you ever change your mind, we'd be happy to cooperate with you again.

Kind regards,
Stacey


Ticket History
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: beketoff on October 10, 2016, 06:44
Counters on Depositphotos (+ keywords "Vector" and "People")
26 Sep 2016 - 10 Oct 2016

I also noted that they got their image stats "stuck" at 40 519 568 for several days. I guess they wait until the trend will reverse and the new uploads will make up the lost material, so that not to show decreasing library. What a shame...
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: spc on October 11, 2016, 04:50
I don't really remember. But even if they didn't sell many EL, they will begin now, if word spreads out that you can buy one for 1 dollar instead of 100. Selling out our hard work...

Is this information from their website? Because I couldn't find anything about extended licenses in their new plan.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: StefC on October 11, 2016, 05:06
I don't really remember. But even if they didn't sell many EL, they will begin now, if word spreads out that you can buy one for 1 dollar instead of 100. Selling out our hard work...

Is this information from their website? Because I couldn't find anything about extended licenses in their new plan.

I'm sorry, I was mislead by how they display prices next to each photo. They say: price 1 download, next to all sizes and including EL. So it looks like a small photo and an EL have the same price. But this is not the case.
But still, selling full resolution photos on demand at subscription price is just wrong and terrible for us.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: zsooofija on October 13, 2016, 07:37
I don't really remember. But even if they didn't sell many EL, they will begin now, if word spreads out that you can buy one for 1 dollar instead of 100. Selling out our hard work...

Is this information from their website? Because I couldn't find anything about extended licenses in their new plan.

If you try to buy an EL it shows the price is "1 download", same as other licenses/sizes. it is really sad :(. I could not find other than that, but it's sad enough.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: thor_odt on October 14, 2016, 03:19
they said that the credits expires if one customer does not renew the subscription for 1 time

Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: langstrup on October 16, 2016, 08:40
Hi all fellow contributors

We are deactivating all of our 2800 images right now using the auto clicker by MurGaa.com   Just set the "seconds" to 3 and all i fine. You can deactivate 200 files in 10 minutes :-)

It´s super easy and can easily be done while reading a book :-) Let´s all do it now and see if we can altogether close Deposit down for good!


Have a nice day and enjoy take action against Deposit :-)
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image &quot;flexible plan&quot;
Post by: daoleduc on October 30, 2016, 10:05
So no more post for over 2 weeks. I guess this goes under the radar because of new great news from IS :)

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Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on October 30, 2016, 12:07
I think everyone has already deactivated or stopped uploading to dp.
Title: Re: New DollarPhotoClub? Depositphotos new 1$ per 1 image "flexible plan"
Post by: YadaYadaYada on October 30, 2016, 14:06
I think everyone has already deactivated or stopped uploading to dp.

Got payout, closed and left. They still have photos on file, some kind of claim that they don't have to remove for months. Crooks.