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« Reply #275 on: July 01, 2021, 09:24 »
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Did they pay you already for the images that are accepted in the free collection?

I see there is a new button: "Filter by Price Tier", that shows the free images.

No payment yet.

Thats the fun part no payment yet photos available for download... Is that how it works on Adobe ? I use photos first and pay when i want to?


« Reply #276 on: July 01, 2021, 09:24 »
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Did they pay you already for the images that are accepted in the free collection?

I see there is a new button: "Filter by Price Tier", that shows the free images.

No payment yet.

I'm told that payments are being processed now. They should be done by 1PM pst.

As a reminder, this is only the first wave of approvals. We need to do this carefully and in small increments to ensure the Free collection provides depth in search results but not breadth. This process will be ongoing until the end of September.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #277 on: July 01, 2021, 09:26 »
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Ouch, 74 out of 2500.
Ouch? 4 out of 200  ::)

« Reply #278 on: July 01, 2021, 10:27 »
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It's really hard to believe that so many people are so excited about getting $5 for an image that will be free for a whole year. Tres bizarre. Even more bizarre one of the so called top microstock photographers is lining up at the trough for this. Times must be very tough indeed.
You have about 10 comments in this thread, all of them treating others like they would commit a crime.
Why is it so hard to understand that everyone is free to decide for himself?

We got your point but you can't force people to do things your way, by no means can you pick on someone and judge him for his decision.

shutterview

« Reply #279 on: July 01, 2021, 11:28 »
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It's really hard to believe that so many people are so excited about getting $5 for an image that will be free for a whole year. Tres bizarre. Even more bizarre one of the so called top microstock photographers is lining up at the trough for this. Times must be very tough indeed.
Believe it or not, I wrote exact same post few days ago (I writes "Good point" now, I erased it).
Why did I erase it?
Well, after some thinking i realized that I don't want to be that harsh on people, even anonymously. Mind your own business, I said to myself. And that guy, you are calling out, who knows what he is going through in his life. We don't have right to judge people that way.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 11:30 by shutterview »

« Reply #280 on: July 01, 2021, 11:39 »
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It's really hard to believe that so many people are so excited about getting $5 for an image that will be free for a whole year. Tres bizarre. Even more bizarre one of the so called top microstock photographers is lining up at the trough for this. Times must be very tough indeed.
People are expecting to get what they saw, quite lots of money. There was written something like you CAN get up to 3000 USD.
And now? Accepted few images. On the other hand, everything negative is positive for something else.
As I mentioned, it is quite nice deal, small one ;)

« Reply #281 on: July 01, 2021, 12:35 »
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Ok, cash money arrived here, 85

« Reply #282 on: July 01, 2021, 12:44 »
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Ok, so I went and checked how much I've earned with selected 17 files in the last year (1st July 2020 till 1s July 2021), it was exactly 10.24. And that was with 5 files, the rest 12 were not sold once.

But I guess having them for sale and not earning anything is still better than offering them for "free" (free = 5 for each file)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 12:54 by Dumc »

« Reply #283 on: July 01, 2021, 13:09 »
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I've had 2 photos approved for the Free Price Tier so far.

I was told that I had 168 images eligible for the free collection.

I hope this doesn't turn into a damp squib!

« Reply #284 on: July 01, 2021, 13:29 »
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Not a single image approved out of more than 1250 that were eligible.
Maybe I should be happy

ETA: I didn't count but think I selected less than the half.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2021, 04:32 by eyewave »

« Reply #285 on: July 01, 2021, 13:55 »
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Deep down I knew it's gonna be like this, we'll probably have a few more waves of these small approvals till September and in the end it's not going to even come close to the amounts we were told we could reach. It's not a bad deal, but the max estimated amounts were quite bait-ish.

« Reply #286 on: July 01, 2021, 14:01 »
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Ouch, 74 out of 2500.
Ouch? 4 out of 200  ::)

4% selected, payment received.

« Reply #287 on: July 01, 2021, 14:13 »
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Deep down I knew it's gonna be like this, we'll probably have a few more waves of these small approvals till September and in the end it's not going to even come close to the amounts we were told we could reach. It's not a bad deal, but the max estimated amounts were quite bait-ish.

Yeah, I have to agree on that one.


« Reply #289 on: July 01, 2021, 15:17 »
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Deep down I knew it's gonna be like this, we'll probably have a few more waves of these small approvals till September and in the end it's not going to even come close to the amounts we were told we could reach. It's not a bad deal, but the max estimated amounts were quite bait-ish.

That's why it is going in batches, to collect data to back up the claim that free content is improving contributor's sales. If the result turns out to be different the whole experiment can be stopped before too much money is spent. You can have a cake and eat it :-)

« Reply #290 on: July 01, 2021, 16:03 »
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30 of 2000 here so far - payment made

« Reply #291 on: July 01, 2021, 17:30 »
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$420 added to my account today.  Thank you very much Mat and Adobe.

« Reply #292 on: July 01, 2021, 17:40 »
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I can't speak to the volume of upcoming additions though I expect more to be approved. I've been informed that all payments have been added now. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for all of your feedback and participation.

-Mat Hayward

Mat, just an FYI an email went out after the payment that says, "Weve added an upfront payment of US$  to your overall earnings balance."

I assume, an amount was intended to be included. Thanks for this.

« Reply #293 on: July 01, 2021, 17:41 »
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I got a notice that 20 of mine were accepted, and now my account shows $100 over my sales earnings for the month.

None of those I "nominated" were big hits for me and I did remove several personal favorites that I didn't want to see sold for free even if they were never going to be $$$ sellers so it's hard for me to see any downside.

Thanks, Mat. I'm perfectly okay with this!

« Reply #294 on: July 01, 2021, 17:43 »
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I can't speak to the volume of upcoming additions though I expect more to be approved. I've been informed that all payments have been added now. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for all of your feedback and participation.

-Mat Hayward

Mat, just an FYI an email went out after the payment that says, "Weve added an upfront payment of US$  to your overall earnings balance."

I assume, an amount was intended to be included. Thanks for this.

Thanks for the report, we are aware. Sorry for the mistake. I'm not sure if we will be sending a revised email with the payment amount included. To determine the amount you received, take the number of approved photos and multiply by 5.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #295 on: July 01, 2021, 18:27 »
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I can't speak to the volume of upcoming additions though I expect more to be approved. I've been informed that all payments have been added now. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks for all of your feedback and participation.

-Mat Hayward

No prob. I backed into the number a different way before the email. Looking forward to more.

Thanks, Mat
Mat, just an FYI an email went out after the payment that says, "Weve added an upfront payment of US$  to your overall earnings balance."

I assume, an amount was intended to be included. Thanks for this.

Thanks for the report, we are aware. Sorry for the mistake. I'm not sure if we will be sending a revised email with the payment amount included. To determine the amount you received, take the number of approved photos and multiply by 5.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #296 on: July 01, 2021, 19:52 »
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No one is selling their best photos. Read Mat's post again: "We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months".

Yes, they are accepting images with more than 4 downloads. I had many with over 200 downloads as eligible.  Of course did not nominate them but the whole no more than 4 downloads was wildly inaccurate in the ones that AS made eligible in mine.

Adobe has certain clients and subjects that sell more than others.  One whole area of my photographs does not sell on AS much but DOES sell very well elsewhere.  Always been sad to see one of my main areas of photos just does not sell on AS but I still keep on because they do sell well elsewhere.  Just weird to see AS just does not have those clients.

« Reply #297 on: July 01, 2021, 23:04 »
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No one is selling their best photos. Read Mat's post again: "We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months".

Yes, they are accepting images with more than 4 downloads. I had many with over 200 downloads as eligible.  Of course did not nominate them but the whole no more than 4 downloads was wildly inaccurate in the ones that AS made eligible in mine.

Adobe has certain clients and subjects that sell more than others.  One whole area of my photographs does not sell on AS much but DOES sell very well elsewhere.  Always been sad to see one of my main areas of photos just does not sell on AS but I still keep on because they do sell well elsewhere.  Just weird to see AS just does not have those clients.

Hi @Hildegarde,

The criteria was less than 4 downloads in the past 12 months. If you had an eligible file with more than 200 downloads, it is likely the majority of those downloads happened more than a year ago.

Thanks,

Mat

« Reply #298 on: July 02, 2021, 00:23 »
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Will payments come through individually as they're reviewed or a lump sum?

The payment will be added to your account in one lump sum each time a batch is selected. If, for example you had 100 approved files, you will see your balance increase by $500. I expect this will be happening within the next 24 hours so take note of your balance right now. You should also see an email with the number of photos approved if any and the amound of money added into your account.

Good luck everyone!
I want to know when the second batch of audits will start, haha

Mat Hayward

« Reply #299 on: July 02, 2021, 00:24 »
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Will payments come through individually as they're reviewed or a lump sum?

The payment will be added to your account in one lump sum each time a batch is selected. If, for example you had 100 approved files, you will see your balance increase by $500. I expect this will be happening within the next 24 hours so take note of your balance right now. You should also see an email with the number of photos approved if any and the amound of money added into your account.


Good luck everyone!
I want to know when the second batch of audits will start, haha

Mat Hayward
I want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, hahaI want to know when the second batch of audits will start, haha


 

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