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« on: April 27, 2015, 09:46 »
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Is anyone else experiencing longer review time with depositphoto ? Usually was 2-3 days maximum and now it is more than a week.
Deposit photo was my faster approval delay before ! but its not the case anymore. What about you ?


Semmick Photo

« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 10:00 »
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Stop supporting these hacks. Review times should be everlasting long

« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 10:12 »
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 :)

« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 15:11 »
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Ok so I'll wait ... nothing else to do  :-\

« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 15:46 »
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stop uploading to dp, who cares if it is one month.

dpimborough

« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 04:44 »
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Is anyone else experiencing longer review time with depositphoto ? Usually was 2-3 days maximum and now it is more than a week.
Deposit photo was my faster approval delay before ! but its not the case anymore. What about you ?

They probably re-outsourced their review process to a cheaper sweatshop :D

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 02:22 »
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I am very new to this microstock milarchy and have only recently joined several agencies, including DP.

I submitted my 5 'examination' images on the 16th May and, only two days later, on 18th I was informed that I had passed and that the images were 'Approved'.  Strangely they were not then added to my portfolio but left in the 'unfinished' pile instead.  As such I had to re-submit them and now, seven days later, they are still waiting to be approved ???

I've since uploaded another 20 images and will see what happens with them :)

« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 11:32 »
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yep i'm waiting more than 10 days now... :-\

« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 04:45 »
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Agree with the people above who said stop uploading there.

Did just that when the "subscription scandal" came out and didn't look back. And the same goes to all similar agencies.

Why deal with this when they account for less than 3% of your monthly income? I just don't see the point.

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2015, 05:23 »
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To be honest I am completely new to Stock Photography and thought I would try several to begin with so that I could compare them myself.

So far I have been 'accepted' at SS, DT, IS, BS, FT, DP, 123rf, CS and Alamy.  Only SS and FT have produced sales so far.  BS has been the most 'picky', 123rf sem to have a glitch between approving and putting up for sale (which they say will be sorted next week!) but DP is far and away taking the longest to get anything online.

I shall continue to upload and give each agency a couple of months before I consider a 'cull'.

« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 08:29 »
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Lately with their review times have become strange to me too.
some lots approved quickly and others who have made a long wait.
(I am sorry for my English)

« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 09:39 »
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...

I shall continue to upload and give each agency a couple of months before I consider a 'cull'.
With DT, you cannot 'cull' as in delete your images. At best, you can only disable them. Just FYI.

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 10:04 »
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pixsol, thanks for the info.  Although I use the word 'cull' I shall probably just leave any uploaded images 'active' and cut down on the number of agencies I actually upload to.

Once they are there I might as well leave them unless I decide to go exclusive with another.  Although I think that's unlikely. :)

« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 10:14 »
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pixsol, thanks for the info.  Although I use the word 'cull' I shall probably just leave any uploaded images 'active' and cut down on the number of agencies I actually upload to.

Once they are there I might as well leave them unless I decide to go exclusive with another.  Although I think that's unlikely. :)
OK. And that is what I ended up doing too after DT's 'antics' were discovered :)

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2015, 02:20 »
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16 days and counting  :(

« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2015, 02:29 »
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DP works better with video than DS , so i'm gonna support them  :P (review time 5 to 10 days)

« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2015, 02:29 »
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16 days and counting  :(

oh no really?? did you tried to message them?

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2015, 02:48 »
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oh no really?? did you tried to message them?

No, TBH I am spending enough time editing, keywording and uploading to 9 different agencies that I can't be bothered to start chasing and messaging :-\

At the moment these are in the lead as the slowest of all the agencies I deal with.  CanStock are a close second (13 days) :(

« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2015, 03:45 »
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8 days and counting, used to be a day at most. No sales anyway, everywhere.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 03:53 »
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Why are you all so anxious to get your images online for a 3% royalty??

dpimborough

« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2015, 06:45 »
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Who the heck is disagreeing with all the posters above?

All they are saying is that is taking a long time to get images reviewed ~which it is

Do we have a DP stalking horse in here?  ;D

Semmick Photo

« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2015, 08:42 »
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I disagree with submitting to DP. Can I not?

Me


« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2015, 08:43 »
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I submitted 50 images this morning and got reviewed within an hour or so

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 09:03 »
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I submitted 50 images this morning and got reviewed within an hour or so

I'm happy for you  ;D

Why are you all so anxious to get your images online for a 3% royalty??

I'm not 'anxious' I was merely passing comment.  I am interested by you comment regarding 3% royalty.  Can you explain what you mean as it seems to show up as the 8th biggest earner, in the poll on the right, and I would not want to waste time if the returns are so poor?

Cheers
Ralph

Semmick Photo

« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2015, 09:16 »
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DP sells images under subscription packages to resellers who resell your images for high credit sales. You get 30 cent for an image sold for 10 dollar.

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2015, 10:37 »
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DP sells images under subscription packages to resellers who resell your images for high credit sales. You get 30 cent for an image sold for 10 dollar.

How does this fit in with the original licensing agreement?  Is there a way to prevent this?

I should post on here more often.  By shear coincidence  ;) 18 of my 25 images have now been approved.

« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2015, 18:44 »
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My first -1, for stating facts about my review times and lack of sales! What fun.

CaptureLightUK

  • www.capturelight.co.uk

« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2015, 02:37 »
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My first -1, for stating facts about my review times and lack of sales! What fun.

I seem to have gained a few -1s for posting simple facts.  Still if someone is sad enough to keep disagreeing without actually discussing the issue why should I worry about their opinion?

« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2015, 11:14 »
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I think some people put a dislike as a "ya I dislike that too" not "you said something I don't like".

« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2015, 05:18 »
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New "gift" from DP. Received today

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FlowerPower

« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2015, 08:29 »
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Glad I read here before joining DP. Now I know better and won't go there. They sound like con men. Give away photos for free and get more rank. Why? To get more free downloads?

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2015, 16:19 »
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Even if I would allow DP a free image, I certainly wouldn't let DP choose which images to use.


 

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