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« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2015, 17:28 »
Adobe can't lower prices, because all professionals in Microstock market uses Adobe Software. They can't because that would cause an image problem for Adobe.
Payouttime is still the same as ever (too long, 3 weeks in averrage).

In my case something changed a lot! The balance between credit- and subscription sales changed from 1:2 to nearly 2:1. At a level of roundabout 200 sales at month this change can completely change my strategy with all other agencies.

Will say, more pictures exclusively to FT, less effort with others, more earnings at FT. Some years ago i owned position 118 in overall ranking.

Maybe, FT has duped their contributors and also Adobe by announcing more subscription sales than there are. After the acquisition it is unusual that Adobe does a change, it has to be done by the old management.
If i had the new numbers and earnings in the past, i hadn't gave so much pictures at so much other players.

Hope this will getting a consist status.
99% of their customers are not producing stock most of them use stock and they want it as dirt cheap as possible. Adobe gives a * about the 1% that is producing stock!

« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2015, 17:33 »
? 99% interisting number, tell me more


« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2015, 18:49 »
There is an Adobe logo on the web site.  I feel much better seeing it.  So that is an benefit.

4 months and we get a logo, nothing?

"It's premature to outline the exact type of integration and pricing we could offer, however we do anticipate this will be a value-add service and there will be extra cost associated with using it for Creative Cloud members," Adobe said. Fotolia is largely a European company, but Adobe plans to increase its profile in the US, the company said.

"As we integrate Fotolia, we believe our members will use Creative Cloud as the place to discover and buy great content -- and also as a place where they can sell and showcase their work," said David Wadhwani, general manager of Adobe's digital media business, in a blog post.


I want to sell and showcase my work on Adobe Cloud, and in America. I'd come back to FT for that.


« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2015, 10:50 »
I can see a sharp increase for my US sales, from 10% in November and 13% 2 months ago, up to 30% in April.
The first graph shows the trend for all my FT earnings, while the second one shows the trend for my US earnings.

Is it only for me or it's Adobe related?

« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 13:54 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2015, 11:17 »
Ft is my no.2 in terms of $ since July 2014. From Nov 2014 onwards I earned 100% more on FT than on IS even though my earnings on IS have slightly increased.

« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2015, 13:22 »
As my first month as an independent I am really surprised positively at Fotolia even more than Shutterstock. I think those two will be leading the race in a short time as Istock has collapsed as expected and all the other agencies are much weaker. Right now I am out of DPC as I really think it can damage my credit sales.


« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2015, 23:57 »
FT is red Hot For me.

« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2015, 14:10 »
FT is red Hot For me.

Yep.  Making almost double there what I made same time last year.  I f only SS and ISP would do the same.


« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2015, 14:50 »
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 14:53 by ultimagaina »

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« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2015, 18:55 »
when did they change the website? I logged in today after I saw an email saying I'd earned 50credits for a sale, and I wondered how much that meant for me ($10) and the site has been revamped. looks better, but their stat page is still the same silly system, rather than just giving a big useful graph like DT does.  edit: just saw the other thread about this.

and I've read (here) that they increased prices, do we have to manually change our prices or have they automatically increased?

« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2015, 17:50 »
Every so often I search Twitter and Google to find any developments.

Today, I found a month-old job listing.

Customer service representative to provide support in North America for stock photography, integrated as a key part of Adobe's Creative Cloud (www.fotolia.com).


Adobe recently listed more new Fotolia jobs. Makes me think the creative cloud integration is still a few months away.

This role is part of an exciting new team at Adobe. We are building the worlds most complete platform for buying and selling creative assets. You will play a critical role in building this product and business that will empower millions of users and professionals, alike. We are looking for a web front end developer who to build great innovative web based application for stock photography on the Creative Cloud.

Adobe is looking for a Content Sourcing Specialist to help source and acquire content such as stock photos, illustrations, videos, etc.  This position will help strategize and implement Marketing, Branding and Partnership activities with the photography community, drive all functions related to contributors management, content moderation and content management.  A passion for the Internet and photography is a must!

« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2015, 21:00 »
Adobe payments seem to come a lot faster than Fotolia payments don't they?  My last one was in about 3 days and Fotolia often left me hanging 3 weeks!


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