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« on: November 30, 2021, 10:35 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks


« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 12:08 »
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I would start by posting on the Istock forum then they will direct you to the non-existent Shutterstock forum so then you could always try the Adobe Stock forum and if that fails you might want to do the not so obvious.... contact Dreamstime and tell them you want to deactivate your account.

You're welcome.


« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 12:36 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks

I havent been on there for a few years, but when I wanted to bail, you could only deactivate so many certain percent over a period of time. Then they would close your account. But not sure that's still the case. Maybe they will just deactivate the account at once if you contact them.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 12:55 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks

I havent been on there for a few years, but when I wanted to bail, you could only deactivate so many certain percent over a period of time. Then they would close your account. But not sure that's still the case. Maybe they will just deactivate the account at once if you contact them.

Same when I did that, I deactivated all I could which I think of mine, was everything, because I had no new uploads. Then I wrote and requested that they close my account. Then I waited and I think it was 90 days before some images stopped appearing in the search. Eventually everything was cleared from the site.

Terms: https://www.dreamstime.com/terms#contributors

"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (70%) percent of their portfolio online with Dreamstime.com for a period of at least six (6) months. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (30%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past six (6) months. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

DT will not pay anything to anyone if you have less than $100 due.

« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 14:45 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks

I havent been on there for a few years, but when I wanted to bail, you could only deactivate so many certain percent over a period of time. Then they would close your account. But not sure that's still the case. Maybe they will just deactivate the account at once if you contact them.

Same when I did that, I deactivated all I could which I think of mine, was everything, because I had no new uploads. Then I wrote and requested that they close my account. Then I waited and I think it was 90 days before some images stopped appearing in the search. Eventually everything was cleared from the site.

Terms: https://www.dreamstime.com/terms#contributors

"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (70%) percent of their portfolio online with Dreamstime.com for a period of at least six (6) months. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (30%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past six (6) months. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

DT will not pay anything to anyone if you have less than $100 due.

Interesting, so it is still the same. Thats right, I had to keep watching to see when files passed the 6 month mark so I could delete them. What a pain in the a$$ it was. Im sure that was the point.

NoNameIsGood

« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 04:08 »
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Disable all your photos. Then deactivate your account in 'edit your profile' section. If you haven't sold anything in past 1 year though.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 11:37 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks

I havent been on there for a few years, but when I wanted to bail, you could only deactivate so many certain percent over a period of time. Then they would close your account. But not sure that's still the case. Maybe they will just deactivate the account at once if you contact them.

Same when I did that, I deactivated all I could which I think of mine, was everything, because I had no new uploads. Then I wrote and requested that they close my account. Then I waited and I think it was 90 days before some images stopped appearing in the search. Eventually everything was cleared from the site.

Terms: https://www.dreamstime.com/terms#contributors

"Contributors are required to keep at least seventy (70%) percent of their portfolio online with Dreamstime.com for a period of at least six (6) months. You may disable all files older than six months from the date of review at any time. You will be allowed to disable a total of thirty (30%) percent of your total Media submitted within the past six (6) months. Media that was disabled and then enabled again will be counted as new submissions, no matter of their original upload date."

DT will not pay anything to anyone if you have less than $100 due.

Interesting, so it is still the same. Thats right, I had to keep watching to see when files passed the 6 month mark so I could delete them. What a pain in the a$$ it was. Im sure that was the point.

Hotel California?  ;D

« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 19:50 »
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2021, 11:39 »
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Hello everyone, I would like to deactivate my dreamstime account, does anyone know how to do this?
Thanks

Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites. Turns out if you dont opt out when they send you some email about images that dont sell, they then give them for free but for a fee in a site that is a spin off of they'res. I thought it was shady. I much prefer straight forward practices like adobe, they pay you 5 bucks and after a year its back to business as usual. They're not waiting and hoping you miss an email or an opt out check box.

best.


Level6

« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2021, 13:04 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2021, 16:57 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

Yeah its a shame, we keep wondering whats going on only to find our content being made available for free just because we "Didnt opt out" of some hidden check box or email we didnt notice. But yeah its going down the drain...

Level6

« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2021, 20:25 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

Yeah its a shame, we keep wondering whats going on only to find our content being made available for free just because we "Didnt opt out" of some hidden check box or email we didnt notice. But yeah its going down the drain...

That's a really good find, I know the various agencies are "trafficking" our video and photo content over the world with their various partner programs and deals but I guess these submitter sites like Wirestock as doing the same, nothing is free so I guess that's how they make additional revenue, by selling our content wholesale to the free sites.

I almost went with wirestock as they had been getting good reviews and then never got around to it.

The problem is once digital content is out there in the wild it's gone, movie studios and game studios have a hard enough time keeping their content under lock and key, we have no chance.




Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2021, 15:52 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

Wirestock does not license off to freeware sites or do any underhanded trick opt out deals. If someone comes here and doesn't understand the system, and didn't read the terms, the first thing they do is accuse the agency, then others pile on with more false information and it's not worth explaining anymore after the lies are posted and quoted and believed.

Instead of taking the time to write and explain, (since I've been criticized for long clear and accurate answers) I'll just say Instant Pay Program which is https://wirestock.io/terms_of_use#:~:text=Wirestock%20refers%20to%20this%20as%20%22Instant%20Pay%22%20or,Content%20be%20included%20for%20the%20Instant%20Pay%20Program.

Go figure it out for yourself. That's how the images get to free sites, not because of a hidden check box.

Yeah its a shame, we keep wondering whats going on only to find our content being made available for free just because we "Didnt opt out" of some hidden check box or email we didnt notice. But yeah its going down the drain...

Not True

That's a really good find, I know the various agencies are "trafficking" our video and photo content over the world with their various partner programs and deals but I guess these submitter sites like Wirestock as doing the same, nothing is free so I guess that's how they make additional revenue, by selling our content wholesale to the free sites.

It's not a find, it's not sold wholesale, the program is clearly documented and identified. If someone takes the time to read on the Wirestock site instead of accusing them of trafficking our work behind our backs.

They pay $4.25 for each image chosen by the client. If anyone doesn't want to, they should NOT check the box when they upload that says Instant Pay. In other words images are OUT unless someone checks that box when they upload and select what agencies. Just the opposite of what the OP and you are claiming.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2021, 15:56 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2021, 17:12 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

Wirestock does not license off to freeware sites or do any underhanded trick opt out deals. If someone comes here and doesn't understand the system, and didn't read the terms, the first thing they do is accuse the agency, then others pile on with more false information and it's not worth explaining anymore after the lies are posted and quoted and believed.

Instead of taking the time to write and explain, (since I've been criticized for long clear and accurate answers) I'll just say Instant Pay Program which is https://wirestock.io/terms_of_use#:~:text=Wirestock%20refers%20to%20this%20as%20%22Instant%20Pay%22%20or,Content%20be%20included%20for%20the%20Instant%20Pay%20Program.

Go figure it out for yourself. That's how the images get to free sites, not because of a hidden check box.

Yeah its a shame, we keep wondering whats going on only to find our content being made available for free just because we "Didnt opt out" of some hidden check box or email we didnt notice. But yeah its going down the drain...

Not True

That's a really good find, I know the various agencies are "trafficking" our video and photo content over the world with their various partner programs and deals but I guess these submitter sites like Wirestock as doing the same, nothing is free so I guess that's how they make additional revenue, by selling our content wholesale to the free sites.

It's not a find, it's not sold wholesale, the program is clearly documented and identified. If someone takes the time to read on the Wirestock site instead of accusing them of trafficking our work behind our backs.

They pay $4.25 for each image chosen by the client. If anyone doesn't want to, they should NOT check the box when they upload that says Instant Pay. In other words images are OUT unless someone checks that box when they upload and select what agencies. Just the opposite of what the OP and you are claiming.


Attached is a screen shot of an email I got after I asked what was going on when I found my stuff out there in the wild, where they explain clearly, "They give you a chance to opt out". Otherwise your stuff is out there for them and others to profit for nothing.

Good luck but I stick with what is clear to me and am not waiting on emails for opting out or whatever man.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2021, 17:15 by Camillo »

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2021, 18:03 »
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Official from their site, including the link:

What do I get with Extra Channels?

Extra Channels provides you with additional opportunities to make money with your content. We constantly seek new partnerships with brands, stock photo agencies, print-on demand marketplaces, API integrations and other platforms to expand the market for our creators and maximise sales for every image uploaded to Wirestock.

We are frequently approached by different companies who want to purchase content from Wirestock. We find the best marketplaces, agencies and brands for your images and videos. All sales through Extra Channels are reported on your dashboard, with specific information about each source. Pricing and royalty rates vary based on your content, partner type and overall demand.

What is the Instant Pay Program?

Wirestock has partnered with several platforms that pay for content on a one time basis, in advance, as opposed to paying per download. Creators who choose to enroll in the Instant Pay Program (IPP), will be paid for each image selected by every IPP partner.

Our IPP partners include stock photo marketplaces, designer tools, business promotion tools and other platforms that offer commercial content to their customers.

Once the content is purchased through IPP, our partners can distribute it through their platforms according to their pricing model or use it for their own projects.

Which marketplaces, agencies and partners does Wirestock work with?

Here is the list of marketplaces and agencies that Wirestock works with: Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Dreamstime, Pond5, Depositphotos, 123RF, Science Photo Library, Freepik (Instant Pay), Canva.

Wirestock also licenses content to businesses such as brands, marketing agencies and creative studios directly as part of Extra Channels. We are always looking to expand the number of content partners we work with to maximize your earnings.

https://wirestock.io/faq?q=instantPay

So tell me again how they hide the truth about how they distribute, and did this without your knowledge? It's on the site, it's in the (i) when you submit an image, it's in the terms and FAQ.

« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2021, 04:59 »
+1
Official from their site, including the link:

What do I get with Extra Channels?

Extra Channels provides you with additional opportunities to make money with your content. We constantly seek new partnerships with brands, stock photo agencies, print-on demand marketplaces, API integrations and other platforms to expand the market for our creators and maximise sales for every image uploaded to Wirestock.

We are frequently approached by different companies who want to purchase content from Wirestock. We find the best marketplaces, agencies and brands for your images and videos. All sales through Extra Channels are reported on your dashboard, with specific information about each source. Pricing and royalty rates vary based on your content, partner type and overall demand.

What is the Instant Pay Program?

Wirestock has partnered with several platforms that pay for content on a one time basis, in advance, as opposed to paying per download. Creators who choose to enroll in the Instant Pay Program (IPP), will be paid for each image selected by every IPP partner.

Our IPP partners include stock photo marketplaces, designer tools, business promotion tools and other platforms that offer commercial content to their customers.

Once the content is purchased through IPP, our partners can distribute it through their platforms according to their pricing model or use it for their own projects.

Which marketplaces, agencies and partners does Wirestock work with?

Here is the list of marketplaces and agencies that Wirestock works with: Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Dreamstime, Pond5, Depositphotos, 123RF, Science Photo Library, Freepik (Instant Pay), Canva.

Wirestock also licenses content to businesses such as brands, marketing agencies and creative studios directly as part of Extra Channels. We are always looking to expand the number of content partners we work with to maximize your earnings.

https://wirestock.io/faq?q=instantPay

So tell me again how they hide the truth about how they distribute, and did this without your knowledge? It's on the site, it's in the (i) when you submit an image, it's in the terms and FAQ.


if anything i find they have actually made it harder to select that option (or i am now missing a new process)

By collapsing the checkboxes for channels I find I many times forget to add it since I would not have it automatically, and they seem to have removed user input management of channels after approval

« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2021, 07:12 »
0
Official from their site, including the link:

What do I get with Extra Channels?

Extra Channels provides you with additional opportunities to make money with your content. We constantly seek new partnerships with brands, stock photo agencies, print-on demand marketplaces, API integrations and other platforms to expand the market for our creators and maximise sales for every image uploaded to Wirestock.

We are frequently approached by different companies who want to purchase content from Wirestock. We find the best marketplaces, agencies and brands for your images and videos. All sales through Extra Channels are reported on your dashboard, with specific information about each source. Pricing and royalty rates vary based on your content, partner type and overall demand.

What is the Instant Pay Program?

Wirestock has partnered with several platforms that pay for content on a one time basis, in advance, as opposed to paying per download. Creators who choose to enroll in the Instant Pay Program (IPP), will be paid for each image selected by every IPP partner.

Our IPP partners include stock photo marketplaces, designer tools, business promotion tools and other platforms that offer commercial content to their customers.

Once the content is purchased through IPP, our partners can distribute it through their platforms according to their pricing model or use it for their own projects.

Which marketplaces, agencies and partners does Wirestock work with?

Here is the list of marketplaces and agencies that Wirestock works with: Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Dreamstime, Pond5, Depositphotos, 123RF, Science Photo Library, Freepik (Instant Pay), Canva.

Wirestock also licenses content to businesses such as brands, marketing agencies and creative studios directly as part of Extra Channels. We are always looking to expand the number of content partners we work with to maximize your earnings.

https://wirestock.io/faq?q=instantPay

So tell me again how they hide the truth about how they distribute, and did this without your knowledge? It's on the site, it's in the (i) when you submit an image, it's in the terms and FAQ.


if anything i find they have actually made it harder to select that option (or i am now missing a new process)

By collapsing the checkboxes for channels I find I many times forget to add it since I would not have it automatically, and they seem to have removed user input management of channels after approval

Select the channels when you upload? If you mean to change, I'd agree one by one, drop down on each image is complx and for somebody with a lot of images a long process. I emailed and had them turn off all Instant on all of mine.

« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2022, 21:51 »
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Hi I contacted this lady [email protected], and she helped me close the account. I closed it because of the same reason I closed wirestock, my images ended up in freeware sites.
quote:

Content appears in freeware sites with Wirestock?, this is interesting. This industry is beyond dirty and nothing but a ticket to bankruptcy. Thanks for outing that one, glad I didn't try them, I bet the mainstream sites are doing the same thing with our content but through various "global partners" and shell companies that remain anonymous and we wonder why we aren't getting sales and can't make a living at this anymore.

Yeah its a shame, we keep wondering whats going on only to find our content being made available for free just because we "Didnt opt out" of some hidden check box or email we didnt notice. But yeah its going down the drain...

Extra Channels is only in not opt out. Your photos are not free if they don't sell, that was never Wirestock. You are only instant pay if you pick instant pay. Nothing is hidden, your wrong. Don't spread lies.


 

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