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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: MatHayward on August 30, 2021, 15:28

Title: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on August 30, 2021, 15:28
Hi Everyone,

At this moment, we are making upfront payments for the 3rd wave of selections for the Free collection from the images you had previously nominated. If any of your images are selected for this wave, you will see your balance go up automatically within the next couple of hours. We will be sending you an email in the next day or so with the number of files approved and the amount of credits added to your account balance. 

We are handling this 3rd wave differently than the previous 2. The selected files will remain in your paid portfolio for a short period of time yet to be determined. We are paying for the use in advance to simplify the process on our end when transferring images into the free collection. As always, we are closely watching the collection to determine what, if any impact there may be on the paid collection. By paying in advance, we can move the images at the appropriate time in a more seamless manner.
 
It is worth noting that the 12 month period in which your nominated assets are available for the Free collection begins the moment the payment is added to your account.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: HalfFull on August 30, 2021, 15:32
Thanks Mat... that'll explain that unexplained largish payment then  ;D

Cheers!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 30, 2021, 16:04
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: For Real on August 30, 2021, 16:40
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MGsouth on August 30, 2021, 16:53
That was such a nice surprise today. Thank you!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 30, 2021, 16:56
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)

I'm a good tipper.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on August 30, 2021, 17:14
Hi Everyone,

At this moment, we are making upfront payments for the 3rd wave of selections for the Free collection from the images you had previously nominated. If any of your images are selected for this wave, you will see your balance go up automatically within the next couple of hours.

I just spotted that. Wow! Very happy with this last round.

Thank you, Mat and Adobe.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on August 30, 2021, 17:17
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)

LOL  ;D
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on August 30, 2021, 17:18
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)

I'm a good tipper.

Or maybe a big eater or heavy drinker???  ::)
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: wollwerth on August 30, 2021, 18:20
Nice surprise.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 30, 2021, 18:39
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)

I'm a good tipper.

Or maybe a big eater or heavy drinker???  ::)

The joke was about Starbucks coffees.  Never mind.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: DaveNelson on August 30, 2021, 18:39
Higher than the first two payments - Thanks!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on August 30, 2021, 18:52
Sweeeeet.  That will help pay for my supply of pumpkin spice lattes.  Thanks!

The price of pumpkins in your area must be very expensive  8)

I'm a good tipper.

Or maybe a big eater or heavy drinker???  ::)

The joke was about Starbucks coffees.  Never mind.

I think most/many of us understood. We do have Starbucks in Santa Fe, too. :D
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: cascoly on August 30, 2021, 19:24
my favorite little Indian grocery is near the 'original' starbucks in Pike Place market, so i usually have to push thru the waiting lines
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: kitleong on August 30, 2021, 20:26
Wow, thanks, the third wave is quite nice for me!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: xbrchx on August 30, 2021, 23:57
  ;D WOW. Woke up and notice my 3 average months earnings from Adobe in this wave. Very good day. Thank you Adobe.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: LissiC on September 01, 2021, 00:38
Love it. Any reason the money cannot be withdrawn?
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on September 01, 2021, 01:34
Love it. Any reason the money cannot be withdrawn?

I put in a request to withdraw mine at the end of August. It hasn't come through to my bank yet, but the process seems to be normal. Nothing indicated that I couldn't withdraw it right away.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: For Real on September 01, 2021, 08:54
I requested payment today  8)

Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on September 01, 2021, 09:17
Love it. Any reason the money cannot be withdrawn?

@LissiC, if you already have a payment request pending in the queue, you can't submit an additional request until it has been processed. There are three other scenarios that come to mind. One, if you haven't had your first sale in the account beyond 45 days. Two, if you do not have a valid tax form on file. Three, if your balance has not reached the minimum payment amount of $25.

If none of those scenarios apply, please submit a ticket via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal.

Kind regards,

Mat
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: cboswell on September 06, 2021, 15:04
Hey Mat, is this a one time thing or will you ask for more later? I missed it!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on September 06, 2021, 16:39
Hey Mat, is this a one time thing or will you ask for more later? I missed it!

Are you asking about the window of time to nominate images to be eligible for the Free collection? If so, I am not aware of any upcoming nomination openings.

-Mat
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Zero Talent on September 06, 2021, 19:58
Hey Mat, is this a one time thing or will you ask for more later? I missed it!

Are you asking about the window of time to nominate images to be eligible for the Free collection? If so, I am not aware of any upcoming nomination openings.

-Mat

Thank You, God!
Enough damage already!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: pjhpix on September 07, 2021, 14:22
Itís been a week now since I was told how many of my images were being added to this latest round of selections for the Free Collection. Whilst the appropriate amount has been credited to my account  I am still not able to identify which of my images are involved.
I was wondering if this is generally the case and, if so, does anyone know when our portfolios will be updated with the info ? Thanks
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on September 07, 2021, 15:10
Itís been a week now since I was told how many of my images were being added to this latest round of selections for the Free Collection. Whilst the appropriate amount has been credited to my account  I am still not able to identify which of my images are involved.
I was wondering if this is generally the case and, if so, does anyone know when our portfolios will be updated with the info ? Thanks


Same here.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Dumc on September 08, 2021, 11:49
I got 3 more added to the free section from the 3rd wave. I'm clueless which one they are because I didn't keep a track, which ones were selected in the first two waves.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: wds on September 08, 2021, 17:33
I just saw one of the new batch show up in my portfolio
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Gcarter08 on September 11, 2021, 17:45
How can I remove images from the free collection "in review" queue? Also is it possible to refund the $5 for images accepted and remove from free collection? @MatHayward @MatHayward

Will message support for a response, too.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: pjhpix on September 13, 2021, 12:07

We are handling this 3rd wave differently than the previous 2. The selected files will remain in your paid portfolio for a short period of time yet to be determined. We are paying for the use in advance to simplify the process on our end when transferring images into the free collection. As always, we are closely watching the collection to determine what, if any impact there may be on the paid collection. By paying in advance, we can move the images at the appropriate time in a more seamless manner.



Its now been couple of weeks since I was notified that Iíd had 8 images slected for the Free Collection in this 3rd wave. The relevant amount ($40) was credited to my account but only 1 of these images has been identified so far as now being "Free".
The 1st and 2nd tranches only took a day or so before they were marked up as Free so it would be instructive to know how long the "short period of time yet to be determined" might extend to.
Can anyone ( Mat ? ) shed any light on this matter ? Thanks
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Firn on September 14, 2021, 00:41
He already did, though I can't find the post anymore. He said they want to be more flexible with the 3rd wave and only add new content to the free gallery in small steps, so single images from the ones that were included in the last wave might be added to the free collection over a long period of time.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Dodie on September 16, 2021, 02:14
Mat explained this in the first post of this thread:
Hi Everyone,

At this moment, we are making upfront payments for the 3rd wave of selections for the Free collection from the images you had previously nominated. If any of your images are selected for this wave, you will see your balance go up automatically within the next couple of hours. We will be sending you an email in the next day or so with the number of files approved and the amount of credits added to your account balance. 

We are handling this 3rd wave differently than the previous 2. The selected files will remain in your paid portfolio for a short period of time yet to be determined. We are paying for the use in advance to simplify the process on our end when transferring images into the free collection. As always, we are closely watching the collection to determine what, if any impact there may be on the paid collection. By paying in advance, we can move the images at the appropriate time in a more seamless manner.
 
It is worth noting that the 12 month period in which your nominated assets are available for the Free collection begins the moment the payment is added to your account.


Thank you,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: For Real on September 16, 2021, 07:58
We should know if there is a final 4th wave in a few weeks - maybe on Sept 30th  :)
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Lina on September 24, 2021, 08:22
After my sales very much dried out, I took a look at free section and saw lot of images directly competing with my best sellers, which wasn't the case couple months ago. Well done, Adobe. And all of you who gave them for free, pardon for 5$, gee, thanks. Btw. some of my best selling images with this theme were sold more than thousand times.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Dumc on September 24, 2021, 08:58
I'm having one of my top month this year.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Lina on September 24, 2021, 10:18
I'm having one of my top month this year.

Enjoy it while it lasts, I certainly did.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on September 29, 2021, 18:08
Thanks to everyone who nominated their photos for the Free collection. The approval process is now complete and all approved photos from your nominations have been moved into the Free collection. All other images you nominated but were not selected will remain in your paid portfolio. I'll be sure to update you should any additional opportunities come up in the future.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: marthamarks on September 29, 2021, 19:25
Thanks to everyone who nominated their photos for the Free collection. The approval process is now complete and all approved photos from your nominations have been moved into the Free collection. All other images you nominated but were not selected will remain in your paid portfolio. I'll be sure to update you should any additional opportunities come up in the future.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward

Thanks, Mat. I was wondering when they would all show up in that list on my dashboard. Interesting choices!
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on September 29, 2021, 20:37
For anyone who's not keeping a tally of how large the free section now is, with this latest increase, it now totals 873,762 items, 825,371 of which are photos.

Photos represent just shy of 64% of Adobe's entire collection, but in the free section, photos are over 94% of the total.

Either that means photos are popular with Adobe's users, or it's that photos are now the loss leader and it's the other asset types that Adobe hopes will continue to make money. Or something else entirely :)

Vectors, for example, are 20% of the entire collection but only 3% of the Free section; videos 8% and 1% respectively.

In addition to work from existing contributors, I see more new artists who only have work in the Free collection - I assume where there is a niche they see as unfilled?
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: KeremGo3D on October 10, 2021, 19:12
This is really cool ! <3
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Souf10 on October 11, 2021, 06:22
any news about vectors ?
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on October 11, 2021, 11:43
any news about vectors ?

Regarding the stats I shared above, vectors are just over 20% of the total collection and 3% of the free section.

In other words, vectors are under-represented in the free collection, which has to be overall good for vector artists. I don't submit vectors to Adobe Stock, so I'll leave it to others who do to comment on the state of sales. Earlier in the year, some vector artists were saying that vectors didn't sell as well at Adobe Stock as other sites (and that was a reason many were sticking with Shutterstock even after the royalty cuts).

When the Free section started last October, it was just over 77,000 in total with about 14,900 vectors - so vectors were about 19% of the free section then.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Uncle Pete on October 12, 2021, 12:00
For anyone who's not keeping a tally of how large the free section now is, with this latest increase, it now totals 873,762 items, 825,371 of which are photos.

Photos represent just shy of 64% of Adobe's entire collection, but in the free section, photos are over 94% of the total.

Either that means photos are popular with Adobe's users, or it's that photos are now the loss leader and it's the other asset types that Adobe hopes will continue to make money. Or something else entirely :)

Vectors, for example, are 20% of the entire collection but only 3% of the Free section; videos 8% and 1% respectively.

In addition to work from existing contributors, I see more new artists who only have work in the Free collection - I assume where there is a niche they see as unfilled?

Actually my vectors were not showing as available to submit for the free collection and I know others had the same, so I think the "Illustrations" that did get into the free section, as Vectors, might have been in error? Maybe Mat can advise on the actual situation?

I got an email saying two more of mine were accepted, nothing changed, so maybe it was an old message that just came through? Oops, there they are. It took about a month, now they are in the free collection.

Now my question. If someone downloads one of those, FREE, does the download count change from 1 to 2? Can I see how many times one of the free images is actually given away?


Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on October 12, 2021, 12:45
For anyone who's not keeping a tally of how large the free section now is, with this latest increase, it now totals 873,762 items, 825,371 of which are photos.

Photos represent just shy of 64% of Adobe's entire collection, but in the free section, photos are over 94% of the total.

Either that means photos are popular with Adobe's users, or it's that photos are now the loss leader and it's the other asset types that Adobe hopes will continue to make money. Or something else entirely :)

Vectors, for example, are 20% of the entire collection but only 3% of the Free section; videos 8% and 1% respectively.

In addition to work from existing contributors, I see more new artists who only have work in the Free collection - I assume where there is a niche they see as unfilled?

Actually my vectors were not showing as available to submit for the free collection and I know others had the same, so I think the "Illustrations" that did get into the free section, as Vectors, might have been in error? Maybe Mat can advise on the actual situation?

I got an email saying two more of mine were accepted, nothing changed, so maybe it was an old message that just came through? Oops, there they are. It took about a month, now they are in the free collection.

Now my question. If someone downloads one of those, FREE, does the download count change from 1 to 2? Can I see how many times one of the free images is actually given away?

Only photos were eligible for nomination this past summer through the offer that was discussed here in MSG.

Downloads in the Free collection do not affect your download statistics in the portal.

-Mat
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: Lina on October 13, 2021, 04:13
Mat, many images which are obviously illustrations I am finding in Photos subcategory in Free section. And I'm pretty sure they were not there until recently. I guess they were marked as Photos while uploading but that doesn't make me happier to see them in Free section.
Title: Re: 3rd wave of upfront Adobe Stock royalty payments happening now
Post by: MatHayward on October 13, 2021, 13:05
Mat, many images which are obviously illustrations I am finding in Photos subcategory in Free section. And I'm pretty sure they were not there until recently. I guess they were marked as Photos while uploading but that doesn't make me happier to see them in Free section.

Thanks for your feedback.

-Mat