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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2010, 16:44 »
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Indeed, they have a silly rules, but that's their problem.
I tried to make some collection , they accepted 3 and the rest 5 not, because these 5 aren't stock oriented - but previous 3 was. And that's just a one of the many DT absurdities
 


« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2010, 17:17 »
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one more here

« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2010, 17:40 »
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Indeed, they have a silly rules, but that's their problem.
I tried to make some collection , they accepted 3 and the rest 5 not, because these 5 aren't stock oriented - but previous 3 was. And that's just a one of the many DT absurdities
 

Ha yes, sounds familiar. I got too.  But I agree no good point to argue because rejection reason by reviewer is very protected to debate. It is not objective reason that can be overturn like noise artifact fringe. 10 reviewers can see noise fringe artifact white balance wrong. But when reviewer used subjective reason, is big sneak to abuse.
Me? I decide to go to IS and SS and give to them . Don't do nothing to me to bust my butt for now dl there anyway.
Only oldest stuff selling, so why bother me to give new stuff ?

donding

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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 17:53 »
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I agree...it does absolutely no good to question a rejection. You get the same answer twice. I only tried it once and after the rude response I got back, I never did it again.

They are the all knowing expert inspectors who have the secret wisdom to know what sells and no one else in this business knows what they are talking about and your an idiot if you ask or challenge them to a gun fight at the ok corral inspectors.

To sum it all up....they are the idiots.

« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 22:08 »
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I agree...it does absolutely no good to question a rejection. You get the same answer twice. I only tried it once and after the rude response I got back, I never did it again.

They are the all knowing expert inspectors who have the secret wisdom to know what sells and no one else in this business knows what they are talking about and your an idiot if you ask or challenge them to a gun fight at the ok corral inspectors.

To sum it all up....they are the idiots.

I guess what DT wants are SET pictures, place all your work in just one picture and its done! LOL

« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2010, 08:28 »
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now they have rejected me a stained glass window lol.. want a set oh god

« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2010, 09:23 »
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If saying 'reviewers are idiots', you can also say 'photographers are idiots', for thinking their images are the best that can be found in this world.
Both are not true of course.

« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2010, 20:37 »
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2010, 20:41 »
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Exactly my opinion about Dreamstime's reviewing system

« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2010, 06:26 »
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OT... but just noticed this on the DT page under "most popular searches"

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luxury, *, man, arm, bed, relaxing, snow, inside, concert, help, kiss, umbrella, bread, lady, high, boobs, player, ship, professional, gift, light


I wonder how many of these searches are done by actual buyers?

Can't really comment on the recent rejections seeing as I haven't uploaded there for the last 5 months. Not that I'm counting of course.

« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2010, 06:32 »
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I haven't seen the rejections you are talking about (I haven't been uploading much lately) but here is a positive thing that is NOT driving me crazy: I requested a payout yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon I had my money. I give a big thumbs up to that!

« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2010, 07:40 »
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OT... but just noticed this on the DT page under "most popular searches"
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luxury, *, man, arm, bed, relaxing, snow, inside, concert, help, kiss, umbrella, bread, lady, high, boobs, player, ship, professional, gift, light
Just don't send in series of pussys or boobs. Only submit your best and make a collage of the rest.  ;D

Xalanx

« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2010, 07:57 »
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OT... but just noticed this on the DT page under "most popular searches"
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luxury, *, man, arm, bed, relaxing, snow, inside, concert, help, kiss, umbrella, bread, lady, high, boobs, player, ship, professional, gift, light
Just don't send in series of pussys or boobs. Only submit your best and make a collage of the rest.  ;D

try and use only the most relevant terms:
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man, arm, inside, luxury, *

the kinky DT.... ntz-ntz.

lisafx

« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2010, 08:35 »
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I haven't seen the rejections you are talking about (I haven't been uploading much lately) but here is a positive thing that is NOT driving me crazy: I requested a payout yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon I had my money. I give a big thumbs up to that!

+1.  Payouts still coming in on time like clockwork :)

« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2010, 08:40 »
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About a month until I can disable my last image at DT. Can't wait to finally be free from that horrid agency.

« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2010, 09:25 »
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About a month until I can disable my last image at DT. Can't wait to finally be free from that horrid agency.

Is it for to be Exclusive with IS?
Can work with only disabling portfolio at DT? They don't let you delete account?

« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2010, 13:32 »
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About a month until I can disable my last image at DT. Can't wait to finally be free from that horrid agency.

Is it for to be Exclusive with IS?
Can work with only disabling portfolio at DT? They don't let you delete account?

Yes it is. And no they will not cut you a break at all. I had to wait 6 months because of a mere 7 images. I even tried to buy the rights to my own images for $250 each so they would be removed. They rejected the purchase and restarted the 6 month timer.

If exclusivity to IS doesn't work out I certainly won't be submitting to DT again. Their abhorrent treatment of long time contributors is inexcusable. They are supposed to be an agency representing us, not keeping us hostage. It was such a stark contrast to all the other agencies, some of which even offered to payout my remaining earnings even though it was below their minimum amount.

Ironic because they used to be my favorite agency. I even bought some images from them. Never again.  :-\
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 13:41 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2010, 18:52 »
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A previous poster mentioned being stuck at 78-79 percent acceptance and I was wondering if anyone else is having similar issues.

For the first year I was contributing my acceptance ratio was over 90% all the time (with a portfolio of about 700 images).  Then suddenly they went back and rejected a bunch of previously accepted files for "too many similars" many of which I thought were unwarranted.  It instantly dropped my acceptance ratio to about 78%.

For the last year, they usually accept 9 out of 10 of my contributions like always until I get very near to reaching an 80% average.  Then suddenly they'll reject several bunches of images until my ratio drops back to 78%.  Then they seem to start taking my photos again.  I've gone through this cycle many times.  None of the other sites are rejecting my images like this.

It's frustrating.  I'm starting to think they are intentionally keeping me below the 80% cutoff but I'm not sure why.  Then again maybe I'm just paranoid.  As I said it would be interesting to know if others have similar experiences.

« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2010, 19:29 »
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I had to wait 6 months because of a mere 7 images. I even tried to buy the rights to my own images for $250 each so they would be removed. They rejected the purchase and restarted the 6 month timer.

I'm not currently shooting any microstock, but I might want to do more in the future; and I might want to be exclusive somewhere; and your post reminds me that DT is apparently run by some very strange people, and I should be thinking about closing out my account there.

I don't really like IS either, but they make more sales than DT, and would pay a little more if I went exclusive.

The 6-month thing is an example of why I gave up on microstock.  Some "agency" pays me 30 cents, and then wants to impose a requirement like this, as if they were some top-ranked agent or gallery paying me big bucks.



  
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 19:42 by stockastic »

« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2010, 19:43 »
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« Last Edit: June 18, 2010, 09:07 by stockastic »

« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2010, 19:55 »
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I'm not currently shooting any microstock, but I might want to do more in the future; and I might want to be exclusive somewhere; and your post reminds me that DT is apparently run by some very strange people, and I should be thinking about closing out my account there.
Just as a reminder: exclusives on DT can't sell anywhere else, not even as Macro/RM. IS exclusives can sell Macro/RM, as their exclusivity requirement only concerns RF.

« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2010, 09:05 »
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Knygle,
strange...
Dreamstime used to be your favourite agency. But then, one day, you decided to go exclusive with IS. Suddenly Dreamstime became a horrible place to be. 'The' most horrible agency.
Quite a sharp turn around I would say.
Was it because of the 6 months lock in?
But you were a long time contributor. Weren't you aware of it already?

People are blinded by personal conflicts, but the reality is that Dreamstime is a reliable, solid agency.
I like them and I sure hope they stay this way for a long time to come.

« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2010, 09:22 »
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The 6-month thing is an example of why I gave up on microstock.  Some "agency" pays me 30 cents, and then wants to impose a requirement like this, as if they were some top-ranked agent or gallery paying me big bucks.

The 6-month lock, I would agree, is over the top for a micro agency. But I wouldn't use that as a reason to give up on microstock all together. There are a few other agencies that don't have locks at all.

But I do know what you mean. It's always something with all of them.  :'(

« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2010, 10:29 »
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The 6-month thing is an example of why I gave up on microstock.  Some "agency" pays me 30 cents, and then wants to impose a requirement like this, as if they were some top-ranked agent or gallery paying me big bucks.

The 6-month lock, I would agree, is over the top for a micro agency. But I wouldn't use that as a reason to give up on microstock all together. There are a few other agencies that don't have locks at all.

But I do know what you mean. It's always something with all of them.  :'(

Well I haven't really given up, just decided that at current commissions, it isn't worth submitting to these agencies, especially if they act like jerks.   I have hope for the future though.  I made a few sales at Graphic Leftovers, and at $2.60 each, at least I don't feel like a total chump.  IS rejected a lot of good images, but they make more sales and they aren't all 25 cents like SS.    I need to come up with some better stock subjects and ideas.

If DT dropped the 6-month rule, I'd have no real complaints about them - but don't post anything negative in their forum, or they blow their cool.

« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2010, 11:27 »
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I really don't see what the big deal with the 6 six month lock.. If you wanna go exclusive you just wait 6months, I guess DT isnt a problem here, as I read here from other photographers, the partners from stock agencies are worst to remove pictures and so on...

The only thing I can complain is the slow reviews , once I am far away from going exclusive :P


 

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