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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: stockman11 on January 24, 2019, 20:36

Title: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: stockman11 on January 24, 2019, 20:36
I think it's Fotolia, and I think it sucks that Fotolia is going to be terminated.

If more people think so, maybe they'll change their mind or maybe they'll make Adobe Stock better.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: cobalt on January 24, 2019, 21:05
Fotolia, no questions.

I really hope they improve Adobe.

I mean, they have such an easy upload example with Shutterstock as well, they really donˋt need to reinvent the wheel.

Involve a few pro stock artists and put ease of use first.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: leremy on January 24, 2019, 22:40
Fotolia for sure. Fotolia user interface is more compact and thus easier to navigate. Adobe one is modern with everything being bigger, thus feels cumbersome.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: angelawaye on January 24, 2019, 22:48
Fotolia!!!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Chichikov on January 25, 2019, 02:45
Fotolia, of course.
Adobe web designers have no idea about ergonomics, no idea about the needs of the users, no idea how to design a web site…
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Steveball on January 25, 2019, 04:53
Fotolia.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dumc on January 25, 2019, 06:34
Fotolia, not compared just to Adobe but all MS agencies. Best interface by far. Everything accesible with one click and you don't have too look all over the screen/monitor like on adobe.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: BlackJack on January 25, 2019, 06:39
Fotolia is miles better.
They should have just copied the site for contributors.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: rene on January 25, 2019, 06:52
Fotolia. I avoid to use AS as long as I can.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: photok on January 25, 2019, 07:08
If someone from AS reads this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep at least info about number of views for each image!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Zero Talent on January 25, 2019, 10:17
Fotolia. I avoid to use AS as long as I can.

Same here. I still use Fotolia even if they made it harder to get in.
I'm not logged in automatically anymore and there are 4 annoying extra clicks required, before getting to the main page. Despite that, the original site is better than the new one from Adobe.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: marthamarks on January 25, 2019, 11:03
Yep. Fotolia.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on January 25, 2019, 11:59
I think it's Fotolia, and I think it sucks that Fotolia is going to be terminated.

If more people think so, maybe they'll change their mind or maybe they'll make Adobe Stock better.

Ha Ha, they will change their mind? All I can say is I hope they continue to develop and adjust the AS site, it's not November yet.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pixel86 on January 25, 2019, 13:30
I like the Fotolia site better, I have never liked the “new, modern” look of sites with big giant fonts, spread out everywhere. But as long as they keep improving the Adobe site, which they seem to be doing, I think I will adapt.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: jamiehooper on January 25, 2019, 15:33
Why are we even having this discussion? Fotolia no longer exists. Sign-in, Google search, all roads lead to Adobe Stock (with a big headline that proclaims "Fotolia is now Adobe Stock!")
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pixel86 on January 25, 2019, 15:46
Why are we even having this discussion? Fotolia no longer exists. Sign-in, Google search, all roads lead to Adobe Stock (with a big headline that proclaims "Fotolia is now Adobe Stock!")


Actually, I just logged into my Fotolia dashboard, and used it as before. There was a banner at the top saying Fotolia is now Adobe Stock though. But it’s not gone yet.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Julied83 on January 25, 2019, 17:55
Fotolia !!! easy dashboard than adobestock. I can see my rank level and how much sales I need to go to next level. I wish this will stay with adobestock. But I heard nothing about it. Also, I didn't figure how to make a search in our own portfolio on adobestock.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: H2O on January 25, 2019, 18:18
I reckon there is a good chance they will get rid of the ranking system and we will end up with a flat rate for everyone.

Perhaps someone from Adobe can answer this point.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on January 26, 2019, 14:40
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Chichikov on January 27, 2019, 02:41
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

I think that some Adobe people own Logitech shares…
 
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on January 27, 2019, 09:56
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on January 27, 2019, 14:09
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.

My bookmark bar is full so move mouse to top of screen, two clicks, move mouse back.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on January 28, 2019, 08:48
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.

My bookmark bar is full so move mouse to top of screen, two clicks, move mouse back.

LOL it isn't really all that complicated, and I think you are just trying to be difficult and find something to complain. How do you look at sales on iStock - how many clicks?  :) Shutterstock? And you use the bookmarks FOLDER not put everything on the tool bar. Alamy? How do you get to Adobe without a bookmark in the first place?

Make the https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings  your main bookmark for Adobe! Remove the old one if you insist on using the tool bar for all the bookmarks on your computer. See it's easy if you try.  8)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on January 28, 2019, 09:30
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.

My bookmark bar is full so move mouse to top of screen, two clicks, move mouse back.

LOL it isn't really all that complicated, and I think you are just trying to be difficult and find something to complain. How do you look at sales on iStock - how many clicks?  :) Shutterstock? And you use the bookmarks FOLDER not put everything on the tool bar. Alamy? How do you get to Adobe without a bookmark in the first place?

Make the https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings  your main bookmark for Adobe! Remove the old one if you insist on using the tool bar for all the bookmarks on your computer. See it's easy if you try.  8)

I do not upload to iStock.

You don't seem to realize that opening a bookmarks folder is several mouse moves and clicks. Do that everyday for years and you will see why I am complaining. The Fotolia process used to be one click.

. . . and yes, one of the factors I decide on before uploading to a site is how time consuming is the upload.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: tonobalaguer on January 28, 2019, 13:11
Each agency has it's own tricks
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: jonbull on January 28, 2019, 13:17
fotolia by miles...and one question, anybody saw where has gone the credits sales?
in january zero sales over 99 cents,..mostly 36 cent...lacking the quantity of ss sales this is getting pretty scaring, and this is happening near the timeline of the closing of fotolia, maybe adobe will become  the new 123rf?   hope not.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Zero Talent on January 28, 2019, 14:21
fotolia by miles...and one question, anybody saw where has gone the credits sales?
in january zero sales over 99 cents,..mostly 36 cent...lacking the quantity of ss sales this is getting pretty scaring, and this is happening near the timeline of the closing of fotolia, maybe adobe will become  the new 123rf?   hope not.

Sales above $0.99 can also come from AS with nothing mentioned on the credit field. See this one from today, for example:
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: k_t_g on January 28, 2019, 15:57
If it's anything what happened to Elance when it got absorbed by another company, then good luck cause usually they don't listen to people who actually get work from those places.  In other words Tough! You use it and you will like it.  :-\
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Chichikov on January 29, 2019, 02:29
When I see the result of the poll I think that the people who have voted for Adobe have never used Fotolia… (Or they work for Adobe……… and Logitech :D)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: cruiser on January 29, 2019, 08:08
fotolia by miles...and one question, anybody saw where has gone the credits sales?
in january zero sales over 99 cents,..mostly 36 cent...

Same to me.
this January is my worst month since I'm at fotolia so far, for over 10 years.
But I don't wonder about it, because all the fotolia buyers are now extremely forced to move to adobe stock and buy abos. So some do and some don't, or go somewhere else.
Also the pics that before sold with an extended licenses are almost gone, or going out by much lower prices, where I can´t see a system behind...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: cthoman on January 29, 2019, 08:34
I switched to the Adobe site a long while back. It's much better. I used to pop into Fotolia for stats info, but I can't say I do that much more.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Julied83 on January 30, 2019, 20:51
I wish they can combine AdobeStock design with fotolia stats !
Title: ~
Post by: Hildegarde on January 30, 2019, 21:08
Fotolia!  I have been trying to delete some photos uploaded but not submitted.  Deleted keywords etc like they said--- nothing.  Only thing I do like about AS presentation is bigger images.   The rest is not user friendly.
Title: Re: ~
Post by: Uncle Pete on January 31, 2019, 12:09
Fotolia!  I have been trying to delete some photos uploaded but not submitted.  Deleted keywords etc like they said--- nothing.  Only thing I do like about AS presentation is bigger images.   The rest is not user friendly.

Go to Adobe to delete. Do you want a screen shot with instructions? I can do that. Delete image in Uploaded Files  https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/uploads




Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: JAFO on February 01, 2019, 15:15
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.

My bookmark bar is full so move mouse to top of screen, two clicks, move mouse back.

LOL it isn't really all that complicated, and I think you are just trying to be difficult and find something to complain. How do you look at sales on iStock - how many clicks?  :) Shutterstock? And you use the bookmarks FOLDER not put everything on the tool bar. Alamy? How do you get to Adobe without a bookmark in the first place?

Make the https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings  your main bookmark for Adobe! Remove the old one if you insist on using the tool bar for all the bookmarks on your computer. See it's easy if you try.  8)

I do not upload to iStock.

You don't seem to realize that opening a bookmarks folder is several mouse moves and clicks. Do that everyday for years and you will see why I am complaining. The Fotolia process used to be one click.

. . . and yes, one of the factors I decide on before uploading to a site is how time consuming is the upload.

You don't upload to Pond5 then because you have to log on every time you go there. And you don't use a bookmark folder because that's too many clicks. But you won't bookmark the right page that a few people have told you, because you want to find complaints. Other have real complaints about what's missing, you have too many clicks when you spend all day on the computer doing the same everyplace you go.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: turansezer on February 01, 2019, 15:23
Fotolia yes
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on February 01, 2019, 17:37
I wish they can combine AdobeStock design with fotolia stats !

I know some people like the stats and they are already there on FT, which leads me to think they will be added in time. The system is already working at FT the same links for the same data should be easy to add. Adobe already added interface that's better, more modern for keywords, submission and other features. Sales are more important then watching rank and views.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Not Today on February 05, 2019, 05:06
Anyone else has 'Internal server error.' message when trying to log in on the AS contributor site?

update: seems to be fixed now.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: niserin on February 05, 2019, 05:43
Fotolia stats are no longer available as of today. High time to learn, move to, and accept Adobe look.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Steveball on February 05, 2019, 08:25
Trying to access the management area for uploading/portfolio etc on AS but can't find it. All I can find is my account overview/profile. Good start! Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: JetCityImage on February 05, 2019, 08:44
"Key features on Fotolia are now limited. You have already synced your account and are all set."
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on February 05, 2019, 08:52
"Key features on Fotolia are now limited. You have already synced your account and are all set."

Fotolia stats are no longer available as of today. High time to learn, move to, and accept Adobe look.

Both disappointing news I hope this is to make the information on AS.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dodie on February 05, 2019, 09:15
Hi everyone,

I just got some files approved but FT is closed, as you all know.

While I can live with seeing just a thumb of my images, I would like to see my videos in action.
Is there a way to see our videos playing on Adobe site? I can't find it, I can only see the thumbnail of the video.

Thanks for any help.

I've found it but now I have another question: when I go to my port on buyer site, the images in my port are in a random order and I don't see how to filter by new (at least).
This is how the menu looks like for me:


Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dodie on February 05, 2019, 10:03
I just checked and many features are still there on FT site (in the sidebar), just uploads are disabled:

- My credits
- My files
- Statistics
- Convert my credits

are still working.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: niserin on February 05, 2019, 10:24
I just checked and many features are still there on FT site (in the sidebar), just uploads are disabled:

- My credits
- My files
- Statistics
- Convert my credits

are still working.

There is no Weekly Ranking nor Overall :((. It was so useful!!!!!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Pixart on February 05, 2019, 11:10
Adobe takes what feels like an eternity to load compared to the rest. 

Reality check.  I just timed it and it was only 8 seconds.   But it still felt like an eternity.  How can 8 seconds feel like forever when you are checking numbers?

Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: thx9000 on February 05, 2019, 11:43
It's really slow compared to Fotolia. Btw is there a way to load directly the latest activity? Right now I have to make 2 extra clicks every time I check my sales since the default data type is top sellers. Not to mention waiting for the pages to load.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: jonbull on February 05, 2019, 12:28
all model released not in the photo...needs to upload again and index all photos...the only things they would have had to change is still there, the fact that in the description there is the title of ipct embedded files, while description who is the most important for stock is not embedded, so every time you had to change copy and past all title with the description field of lightroom...what a bunch of idiot company....and clearly they take out all the goods of fotolia.....
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: HalfFull on February 05, 2019, 12:34
What's annoying at the moment is they've shut FT down before they've transferred any of the ranking details over to AS.

I've been using the statistics (insights) page at AS for the last few weeks. It isn't bad, has plenty of positives but it is slow and missing a number of stats that are on FT, views and US/Non-US split. Hopefully they'll sort that out soon. It's been mentioned that the issues over the insights page not remembering what you input and changing back to a FT date range is being looked at.

Funnily, my main issue with the AS site is that it displays earnings in £'s. Even though that is my currency, my head is used to seeing earnings in $'s . It would be handy if you could change the displayed currency while retaining £'s for payment.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: H2O on February 05, 2019, 12:50
Will Adobe Stock phaseout the Fotolia Ranking System, there is no mention on the Adobe Site of a Ranking System, this could seriously cut our revenue.

Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: stockman11 on February 05, 2019, 13:44
Typical for large companies - they push the changes forcefully down our throats without asking us or listening to us anything. And who cares about speed and features / functionality, it's all about makeup / design. Nice going, Adobe.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: PhotoBomb on February 05, 2019, 14:36
Anybody get an email from Adobe RE: a survey about Adobe Stock and the Contributor platform?
I'm about to take it and probably not be complimentary.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pixel86 on February 05, 2019, 15:19
Anybody get an email from Adobe RE: a survey about Adobe Stock and the Contributor platform?
I'm about to take it and probably not be complimentary.



I got an email that said this, but no survey...but I am not a big player.

The Fotolia portal now offers limited features — including cashing out, content editing, and using the tax center — until 5 November 2019 (http://www.microstockgroup.com/x-apple-data-detectors://0). After this date, the platform will be closed. To continue accessing the complete set of contributor tools, sync your account on Adobe Stock now, if you have not already done so.”
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on February 05, 2019, 15:21
Anybody get an email from Adobe RE: a survey about Adobe Stock and the Contributor platform?
I'm about to take it and probably not be complimentary.

I did, and I took the survey as best I could. They asked for one feature to improve and I gave them a list (it was a field you could type into). I'm not sure how they came up with the questions though as the one about where you added keywords didn't include Photoshop, so I had to put that in "Other"!

I found many of the questions vague and was surprised at how few topics they touched on.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: stockman11 on February 05, 2019, 15:34
Now, since all the useful links got removed from Fotolia, I was forced to actually use the Adobe for the 1st time. And it's absolutely awful and stupid (no offense Adobe, but it really is), even more than I originally thought. I won't even bother listing why, it's obviously pointless and I have better things to do. How could anybody chose this over Fotolia is incredible...

And how can we even track sales (simple chronological list), maybe I missed it?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: photok on February 05, 2019, 16:17
And how can we even track sales (simple chronological list), maybe I missed it?
Insights / My Statistics / Select Data Type: Activity > Display statistics
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 05, 2019, 18:15
How can they construct something so unintuitive?

Look at what Fotolia had easily available.  Duplicate it.

What’s weird to me is my current balance is tiny, but my lifetime earnings are in a huge font.  I only care about what I can cash out.  That should be easily visible.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Steveball on February 05, 2019, 18:33
Everything is far too large, any way reduce the size of everything and crop out all the white space. The sooner this fashion is out of date the better. Don't even start on the keyword list!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pancaketom on February 05, 2019, 22:04
It would be fantastic if they actually asked contributors what they looked at and wanted to see instead of just making something fancy that makes it hard or impossible to get the information we want to see.  For instance what SS did putting lifetime earnings in a huge font first. Sure it is nice to be able to see that number, but I'd check it once a year or so after passing any milestones that make a difference there (once you are in the highest tier).

On the AS page there is so much blank space they could put all the information on one page instead of requiring a click to see each separate thing.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: trek on February 05, 2019, 22:41
And how can we even track sales (simple chronological list), maybe I missed it?
Insights / My Statistics / Select Data Type: Activity > Display statistics

Seeing recent sales should be one click max.  Anything more is wasting everyone's time.  Hopefully the nice Adobe people will make the adjustment. 
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: thx9000 on February 06, 2019, 03:04
Another Fotolia feature that is missing from AS is the ability to determine the exact sum you want to convert. I had to make a payout request yesterday and eventually got back to Fotolia to be able do it. What is Adobe team thinking - that so many FT contributors avoided AS until the very last minute out of spite or laziness? Maybe they should take a hint.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: HalfFull on February 06, 2019, 04:02
It's also annoying that it keeps pushing you to "Contributor of the week" first when you go to insights. It should go straight to the stats as that's what 99% of people want to see first.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Stockmaan on February 06, 2019, 04:11
And how can we even track sales (simple chronological list), maybe I missed it?
Insights / My Statistics / Select Data Type: Activity > Display statistics

Seeing recent sales should be one click max.  Anything more is wasting everyone's time.  Hopefully the nice Adobe people will make the adjustment.

Or making some contributor app like ss have. One click and you see latest sales!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Julied83 on February 06, 2019, 06:38
I wonder how much time AdobeStock payments will be. The same as fotolia or going like Istock and once a month ... a month later ?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 06, 2019, 07:16
Another Fotolia feature that is missing from AS is the ability to determine the exact sum you want to convert. I had to make a payout request yesterday and eventually got back to Fotolia to be able do it. What is Adobe team thinking - that so many FT contributors avoided AS until the very last minute out of spite or laziness? Maybe they should take a hint.

I agree.  I want to type how much of my balance to send.  I hate that Dreamstime doesn't let you.  Sometimes I go into the source and change it.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: veerizon on February 06, 2019, 09:38
instead of bring the dashboard contributor overview from fotolia to adobe stock, they just delect them in fotolia to bring you to adobe stock. what a **** move  >:( .

Now I waste more time with clicking to get any stats information and also the site loading is really slow.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: JetCityImage on February 06, 2019, 09:53
For all of you complaining that Adobe isn't listening to contributors or that the new site doesn't work as well as the old one... This move ain't about you, it's being done to make someone's life at Adobe easier.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Bart on February 06, 2019, 09:58
Just talked to someone at Adobe, they are reading this thread and seems like they are listening to the concerns posted here ...that's a breath of fresh air. hopefully Adobe Stock (contributor) Portal will evolve to a lean & mean insight machine for all of us contributors.

Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Thomas Dutour on February 06, 2019, 10:47
Definitely Fotolia! Transitioning from FT to AS is tough...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 06, 2019, 12:32
I found the survey in my spam folder.  For the first question, it took me about 10 clicks to figure out where my contributor level was, lol.

Hey, I made Emerald at some point!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: wds on February 06, 2019, 13:12
I wonder how much time AdobeStock payments will be. The same as fotolia or going like Istock and once a month ... a month later ?

Well one think I noticed when I requested a payout, it seemed to payout the entire balance vs. letting you choose the amount (I like to keep it to round numbers).
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on February 06, 2019, 13:50
Hey, I made Emerald at some point!

You're a talented man :)

Congrats on Emerald, although if your proportion of credit sales to total sales is as low as mine is, it really doesn't matter any more from a money point of view. For any sales made via Adobe Stock, Fotolia rank makes no difference to earnings
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Zero Talent on February 06, 2019, 15:09
If  MatHayward is reading this, the FT rank was a great reference, unique for the industry.

I am disappointed to see it gone.

It was a good indicator, allowing better understanding of the contributor's position relative to the agency's performance.
I knew I don't have to worry when my sales were lower, but my rank stayed the same or improved. Or I knew that I was doing better than the rest, that week, when my weekly rank improved.
         `
Mat, bring it back, please!                     
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 06, 2019, 15:21
Just talked to someone at Adobe, they are reading this thread and seems like they are listening to the concerns posted here ...that's a breath of fresh air. hopefully Adobe Stock (contributor) Portal will evolve to a lean & mean insight machine for all of us contributors.

If Adobe are reading this they should now that their Uploaded Files submission page is very buggy especially if you multi select files.

The 'Recognizable people or property?' buttons are not working properly. They work great the first time and then they break. Even when 'No' is already selected you have to click on 'Yes' and then 'No' again.

The 'Auto Keywords' always messes up when you multi select. It adds auto keywords whether you want them or not. It does not remember any keywords the file may already have.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Brian08 on February 06, 2019, 15:28
What the point in uploading images to Adobe when they're only paying 33%!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: DiscreetDuck on February 06, 2019, 16:32
 ;)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: stockman11 on February 06, 2019, 16:32
Just talked to someone at Adobe, they are reading this thread and seems like they are listening to the concerns posted here ...that's a breath of fresh air. hopefully Adobe Stock (contributor) Portal will evolve to a lean & mean insight machine for all of us contributors.

If Adobe are reading this they should now that their Uploaded Files submission page is very buggy especially if you multi select files.

The 'Recognizable people or property?' buttons are not working properly. They work great the first time and then they break. Even when 'No' is already selected you have to click on 'Yes' and then 'No' again.

The 'Auto Keywords' always messes up when you multi select. It adds auto keywords whether you want them or not. It does not remember any keywords the file may already have.
This sounds very entertaining. Why only submitting with 1-2 clicks when you can also stick around on the site and have some fun. Can't wait to start uploading to Adobe.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on February 06, 2019, 17:01
What the point in uploading images to Adobe when they're only paying 33%!

This is an old, old topic, but to paraphrase a tech executive from years ago, 60% of eff-all (i.e. zero) is still eff-all. The percentage isn't all that matters and you'll go down a bunch of dead ends and upload to time-wasting Shutterstock-wannabes if all you look at is the shiny object - a high percentage - being dangled in front of you.

At the moment, Adobe Stock is closing (and in some months at the end of last year was beating) Shutterstock for the #1 earner slot
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 06, 2019, 17:17
If  MatHayward is reading this, the FT rank was a great reference, unique for the industry.

I am disappointed to see it gone.

It was a good indicator, allowing better understanding of the contributor's position relative to the agency's performance.
I knew I don't have to worry when my sales were lower, but my rank stayed the same or improved. Or I knew that I was doing better than the rest, that week, when my weekly rank improved.
         `
Mat, bring it back, please!                   

Yes, of course I'm reading this. All (well.....most :)  )of your comments are very helpful and much appreciated. I am sharing this feedback every opportunity I get. As a contributor myself I know there is a long way to go before the portal is perfect but I can assure you we will continue to work to make it better for contributors. It did take me a while to switch from the Fotolia interface to Adobe so I fully understand the pain points you are illustrating here. I promise I will continue to keep you in the loop as the portal evolves. Please keep your feedback coming, it is being read and does have an influence in the engineering priorities with portal updates and upgrades.

-Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: marthamarks on February 06, 2019, 18:10

Yes, of course I'm reading this. All (well.....most :)  )of your comments are very helpful and much appreciated. I am sharing this feedback every opportunity I get. As a contributor myself I know there is a long way to go before the portal is perfect but I can assure you we will continue to work to make it better for contributors. It did take me a while to switch from the Fotolia interface to Adobe so I fully understand the pain points you are illustrating here. I promise I will continue to keep you in the loop as the portal evolves. Please keep your feedback coming, it is being read and does have an influence in the engineering priorities with portal updates and upgrades.

-Mat Hayward

Thank you, Mat. Your reliable monitoring of this forum, cordial attitude, and consistent efforts on our behalf are recognized and greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Zero Talent on February 06, 2019, 19:52
What the point in uploading images to Adobe when they're only paying 33%!

Because they are second best, behind Shutterstock, in terms of revenue.
If you don't like Adobe Stock, I wonder what's your point in being active on a microstock forum.  ???
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 06, 2019, 20:10
'Uploaded Files' page:

Mainly adding data in the top right side of the screen
The 'Save' button is as far away as possible in the bottom left corner.

It's just bad ergonomic design, but just great if you want Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Julied83 on February 07, 2019, 06:32
It seems to take more time now to receive payment requested. And we can't request another payment until the other one is process ..! ( I had my first video sale )  ;)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Not Today on February 07, 2019, 06:37
What's annoying at the moment is they've shut FT down before they've transferred any of the ranking details over to AS.

I've been using the statistics (insights) page at AS for the last few weeks. It isn't bad, has plenty of positives but it is slow and missing a number of stats that are on FT, views and US/Non-US split. Hopefully they'll sort that out soon. It's been mentioned that the issues over the insights page not remembering what you input and changing back to a FT date range is being looked at.

Funnily, my main issue with the AS site is that it displays earnings in £'s. Even though that is my currency, my head is used to seeing earnings in $'s . It would be handy if you could change the displayed currency while retaining £'s for payment.

True, I'd prefer seeing earnings in $ also.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: dino on February 07, 2019, 08:44
I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

I haven't been submitting files over Adobe yet, so can't really comment on this.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 07, 2019, 09:12
I hate the smiley happy people I have to look at on the 'Contributors of the Week' page just to get to 'My Statistics'.

I hate smiley happy people  :)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Fairplay on February 07, 2019, 09:38
I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

I haven't been submitting files over Adobe yet, so can't really comment on this.

Yes, and if you decide to refresh the page with the sales of the current date "from 7 February 2019 to 7 February 2019" it goes back to "from 7 February 2019 to 7 November 2018". I hope they fix everything soon!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 07, 2019, 10:10
I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

Yes, yes, yes, yes.  That's all I want.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on February 07, 2019, 10:15
I hate the smiley happy people I have to look at on the 'Contributors of the Week' page just to get to 'My Statistics'.

I hate smiley happy people  :)

No you don't have to look at CotW, I don't, just bookmark the Insights page. Martha and I have posted this about a dozen times and you seem intent on ignoring the help, but complaining about clicks.

So I'll post it again for anyone else who wants to go directly to their Insight, sales and earnings page. Plus one click on the Display Statistics blue bubble changes it from earnings to Top Sellers.  ;D Yes that makes me happy and smiling.  ;)

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

Yes, yes, yes, yes.  That's all I want.
I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

I haven't been submitting files over Adobe yet, so can't really comment on this.

Yes, and if you decide to refresh the page with the sales of the current date "from 7 February 2019 to 7 February 2019" it goes back to "from 7 February 2019 to 7 November 2018". I hope they fix everything soon!


I think this will do it?

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Newsfocus1 on February 07, 2019, 10:36
Just talked to someone at Adobe, they are reading this thread and seems like they are listening to the concerns posted here ...that's a breath of fresh air. hopefully Adobe Stock (contributor) Portal will evolve to a lean & mean insight machine for all of us contributors.

If Adobe are reading this they should now that their Uploaded Files submission page is very buggy especially if you multi select files.

The 'Recognizable people or property?' buttons are not working properly. They work great the first time and then they break. Even when 'No' is already selected you have to click on 'Yes' and then 'No' again.

The 'Auto Keywords' always messes up when you multi select. It adds auto keywords whether you want them or not. It does not remember any keywords the file may already have.


Got caught by this too. With a single image the auto keywords came up and I just deleted them and pasted in my correct set. When I multi selected several images I didn't see any auto words appear and just added mine and submitted not knowing the auto words were there. Which is why I now have Greek island images pending with handy keywords such as Turkey and Jordan! I'm hoping data can be amended if accepted? What I really want is a way to just permanently disable that auto keyword feature. Anyone found if that's possible? Experienced keyworders probably don't need or want it and new people (who might find it useful) are poorly served by having random (wrong) countries ascribed to their images.

That said, I actually liked the upload page and found the process simple and intuitive (auto words apart).
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 07, 2019, 10:36
My last post was an attempt at humour. . . sorry if it failed.

Yes, I understand that you can bookmark any page.

I'm just fed up with the continual industry decline. Besides the technical problems, the Adobe site has some really basic design flaws. This is surprising coming from a company like Adobe that is so heavily into design and image production.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Niakris on February 07, 2019, 11:59
From the moment Fotolia was acquired by Adobe they've shown that they're always listening to the contributors and taking the feedback seriously.
I was surprised to see how they went out to contact me to make sure it will be a flawless transition from Fotolia to AdobeStock for the StockSubmitter/Microstock+ users.

So I believe that any constructive feedback in this thread will be definitely used by Adobe to improve the Contributor portal :)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pictureman75 on February 07, 2019, 12:13
really???  ;D ;D ;D Best joke I've ever heard about Adobe ...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: marthamarks on February 07, 2019, 13:14

I think this will do it?

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings


Yep, Pete, that works for you and it works for me. Betcha it would work for RAW and everybody else too.

Give it a try, folks. Assuming you're already logged in, it works!!!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 07, 2019, 13:39
Hey everyone...check out the top of the Dashboard page in the portal. There was an update today I think you will like.

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: veerizon on February 07, 2019, 14:02
hmm mat what we like are daily stats "last sales" and "how match I made today" in the dashboard
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dumc on February 07, 2019, 14:45
It's nice, but it would be even nicer, it there was like two rows with last five images sold on top of the dashboard  ( not by dowwnloads, like now), and statistics graphat the bottom if it really must be there.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dumc on February 07, 2019, 14:47
And then you can also sort them by dl-s, earnings, etc.. but default would be last 10, or 15...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Dumc on February 07, 2019, 14:49
..and then insight would be for more specific statistics, by date, etc...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Stock4Me on February 07, 2019, 15:10
It's nice, but it would be even nicer, it there was like two rows with last five images sold on top of the dashboard  ( not by dowwnloads, like now), and statistics graphat the bottom if it really must be there.

And then somebody will complain that they liked one column, graphic on top and 10 past sales. What I'd like most and I think will help the most of us is search in our own photos for edit, by keywords not only date or downloads. Important useful not look of a page.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on February 07, 2019, 15:35
My last post was an attempt at humour. . . sorry if it failed.

Yes, I understand that you can bookmark any page.

I'm just fed up with the continual industry decline. Besides the technical problems, the Adobe site has some really basic design flaws. This is surprising coming from a company like Adobe that is so heavily into design and image production.

Sorry if I missed it I did see the big smileys. And they say sarcasm doesn't translate well in forums. Proof. Well one more post of the links for everyone else.

For me a giant - for missing, but I'll agree I really hate happy people, all that smiling and joy. Lets stamp that out together.  ;D
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 07, 2019, 15:53
I think it's awesome that Adobe are contributing to this thread and making what appears to be quick changes to their website.

But. . . (here's me being negative again). . the data included in the new header is not useful.

Please read this thread for better ideas.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Zero Talent on February 07, 2019, 16:28
Hey everyone...check out the top of the Dashboard page in the portal. There was an update today I think you will like.

-Mat

That was fast!
We got the rank (aka position) back!

Great job, Mat!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: photok on February 08, 2019, 03:32
As a contributor myself I know there is a long way to go before the portal is perfect but I can assure you we will continue to work to make it better for contributors.
So nice to see all improvements you're making. Thanks for that! Now what I would really love to see is number of views for each image (as it was on Fotolia). That would be awesome. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: HalfFull on February 08, 2019, 04:32
Hey everyone...check out the top of the Dashboard page in the portal. There was an update today I think you will like.

-Mat

Very nice addition, timeframe refreshes quickly too!

Do you know...

1. Whether it's possible for them to add the number of downloads alongside $'s for Top Sellers? It would be useful to know whether the $ was from one download or a dozen etc.
2. Swap "Contributor of the Week" for "My Statistics" as being the landing page when you click on "Insights". Don' really need to be looking at COTW that often compared to MS.
3. Number of views... is this something that is being considered?
4. Rather than exporting one set of statistics at a time, Downloads, $ etc is it possible to be able to create a report file that would combine $, DLs,Views as one csv file?
5. You mentioned in the as they were looking to automatically refresh when swapping from Earnings to Activity and Tope Sellers etc as well as it remembering what dates you had entered etc... is there a timeframe for that happening yet?

I've been using AS for submitting work etc for some time now and never had any issues with it... prefer it. I don't use the KW tools though as I managed everything inside C1Pro. Things like csv for footage etc works without issue as well so all in all, most things work well and just a little fine tuning required.

Cheers for your effort again Mat

Edit. Just spotted a link to "My Statistics" above the graph on the dashboard.... very useful. Don't know if this is new or whether I just didn't spot it before!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on February 08, 2019, 08:36
It's nice, but it would be even nicer, it there was like two rows with last five images sold on top of the dashboard  ( not by dowwnloads, like now), and statistics graphat the bottom if it really must be there.

And then somebody will complain that they liked one column, graphic on top and 10 past sales. What I'd like most and I think will help the most of us is search in our own photos for edit, by keywords not only date or downloads. Important useful not look of a page.

Now I see the rank on the new page. (I don't care, but others do) I don't see acceptance ratio, but it might be there someplace and I missed that?

Another vote for search in the area we use to edit photo information by Keywords. Date or Downloads isn't as useful for checking and updating relevant data in images. I can't go through thousands of images, by Date just to find something I need to improve.

That search option would be useful for many of us.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: UIcomments on February 08, 2019, 09:49
I've been lurking about for some time, but this discussion may end up being productive, so here goes. First I must say that Adobe is doing very well as far as I am concerned, also responding to emails and keeping healthy communication open. Special thanks to Mat for being omnipresent :) There is still room for improvement though, particularly regarding the UI interface (the only reason I joined this conversation).
What I would like to see in the order of importance to me, not sure how technically difficult it is:

1) add a search option to the contributor dashboard. I'd like to be able to search in my own portfolio by keywords, name, ID number, date of upload, etc.

2) the activity data page, I would like to be able to change the number of pics displayed on a single page, up to 100, like Fotolia used to have. Also, the CSV export is almost useless currently. An ability to add/adjust the range of dates (e.g. to know what was sold during a particular month or year or 2 weeks or any other specific range of dates) to the button would solve the problem. Myself, I can certainly extract this information by scraping, but then the bot has to be adjusted every time the page layout is changed. Not a big deal but still takes time...

3) Not sure what the contributor of the week tab is for. For copycats? I hated to be in the best sales of the day/week/month on Fotolia and I will certainly hate to be "the contributor of the week/month/year" in the future. Hope this never happens.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: davidbautista on February 08, 2019, 10:00
Adobe site is also unusable from mobile phones.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: cruiser on February 08, 2019, 10:09
Quote
So nice to see all improvements you're making. Thanks for that! Now what I would really love to see is number of views for each image (as it was on Fotolia). That would be awesome. Keep up the great work!
Yes, keep on going - I miss the download counter, as it was shown for each image at fotolia by moving the mousepointer over it.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 08, 2019, 11:10
Hi All,

As some of you noticed there is now a direct link on the dashboard page to "view my statistics" that will bypass the contributor of the week landing page you find by clicking the Insights tab. As I understand it, the Insights page was designed to be more than just statistics and it's likely more will be added to that page as time goes on.

I don't know exactly when the site will remember the stat you last checked and leave that as your default however as mentioned previously, this will happen.

Another recent change that has been mentioned in MSG is the contributor position now found near the top of the dashboard page. This was a top request from many of you and was communicated as important information available only at Fotolia. You can use the drop down menu to see where you land in comparison to the entire contributor community for lifetime and weekly earnings.

I recognize the many people asking for views as they were on Fotolia. Just a reminder...those numbers you saw were only for views that happened at the Fotolia site. The data was incomplete and in my opinion not helpful as the majority of activity for some time now has been at Adobe Stock. This is a top-of-mind feature request and is not forgotten. I do not know if/when it will be added to Adobe Stock.

The other top feature request has been the ability to search within your portfolio on the dashboard page. I don't have an update on that either unfortunately. Just wanted to let you know I'm very aware of the need for this feature and am continuing to bring it up on a very regular basis.

I have noted all other feature requests in this thread and many/most are very important. I will most definitely keep you updated as news comes in.

-Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: HalfFull on February 08, 2019, 11:25
Hi All,

As some of you noticed there is now a direct link on the dashboard page to "view my statistics" that will bypass the contributor of the week landing page you find by clicking the Insights tab. As I understand it, the Insights page was designed to be more than just statistics and it's likely more will be added to that page as time goes on.

I don't know exactly when the site will remember the stat you last checked and leave that as your default however as mentioned previously, this will happen.

Another recent change that has been mentioned in MSG is the contributor position now found near the top of the dashboard page. This was a top request from many of you and was communicated as important information available only at Fotolia. You can use the drop down menu to see where you land in comparison to the entire contributor community for lifetime and weekly earnings.

I recognize the many people asking for views as they were on Fotolia. Just a reminder...those numbers you saw were only for views that happened at the Fotolia site. The data was incomplete and in my opinion not helpful as the majority of activity for some time now has been at Adobe Stock. This is a top-of-mind feature request and is not forgotten. I do not know if/when it will be added to Adobe Stock.

The other top feature request has been the ability to search within your portfolio on the dashboard page. I don't have an update on that either unfortunately. Just wanted to let you know I'm very aware of the need for this feature and am continuing to bring it up on a very regular basis.

I have noted all other feature requests in this thread and many/most are very important. I will most definitely keep you updated as news comes in.

-Mat Hayward

Thanks for the update Mat, much appreciated!

Adobe site is also unusable from mobile phones.

With the phone in portrait mode it doesn't show any of the links but if you turn the phone into landscape, all the links become available. This works fine for now but the CSS style sheet needs updating with regards to the responsive design layout for mobile devices. While Landscape works, the page width doesn't adjust to the size of the device and you have to scroll left to right etc. Or... they could put out a contributor app  ;D
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Not Today on February 08, 2019, 11:32
Thanks Mat for keeping track of everything. I've got a few more fancy requests for the 'My Portfolio' page, which isn't the priority but would be nice to have.

- could we have the name of the 2 featured collection displayed on / or under the boxes?

- could the banner at the top and the 2 featured collection boxes be much smaller in size so they actually all fit on the landing page? Currently, the banner is half the size of the screen and we can only see the top of the boxes for featured collections, which looks terrible.

- 2 featured collections is quite limited, could we have more of these?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: fiftyfootelvis on February 08, 2019, 14:09
I would have to disagree with most on here. I get twice as many sales on Adobe Stock than I ever did at Fotolia.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: crazymosquitoe on February 08, 2019, 15:23
Hey everyone...check out the top of the Dashboard page in the portal. There was an update today I think you will like.

-Mat

Hey Mat, thank you for following this topic, and for taking part in changing the Adobe site closer to what Fotolia once was in terms of statistics. It was useful, and unfortunately Adobe is still far from that point at the moment. I was really disappointed that you removed some of the features in Fotolia this week, and you didn't implemented them in Adobe yet. Current/weekly position was one of them, glad you got it back. Views were removed much earlier, but never got back to Adobe, and you said it will be returned later in the process. Upload process is much simpler in Adobe and I like it, also the overall dashboard graphic design and user experience is very modern, intuitive and responsive, probably the best at the moment in microstock world. The point is upgrade statistics further and you'll probably be top of the line. Thanks!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 08, 2019, 15:52
As some of you noticed there is now a direct link on the dashboard page to "view my statistics" that will bypass the contributor of the week landing page you find by clicking the Insights tab. As I understand it, the Insights page was designed to be more than just statistics and it's likely more will be added to that page as time goes on.

Hey, the stats page defaults to "top sellers".  That's not going to change a lot.  It should default to "activity" so you can see the activity (sales).  Or when I change it, it should hold the choice.  Thx.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 08, 2019, 15:56
As some of you noticed there is now a direct link on the dashboard page to "view my statistics" that will bypass the contributor of the week landing page you find by clicking the Insights tab. As I understand it, the Insights page was designed to be more than just statistics and it's likely more will be added to that page as time goes on.

Hey, the stats page defaults to "top sellers".  That's not going to change a lot.  It should default to "activity" so you can see the activity (sales).  Or when I change it, it should hold the choice.  Thx.

The site will soon set the default to whichever stat you last checked when visiting the portal. I don't have a date but don't expect it to be too far into the distant future.

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: obj owl on February 08, 2019, 16:53
As some of you noticed there is now a direct link on the dashboard page to "view my statistics" that will bypass the contributor of the week landing page you find by clicking the Insights tab. As I understand it, the Insights page was designed to be more than just statistics and it's likely more will be added to that page as time goes on.

Hey, the stats page defaults to "top sellers".  That's not going to change a lot.  It should default to "activity" so you can see the activity (sales).  Or when I change it, it should hold the choice.  Thx.

The site will soon set the default to whichever stat you last checked when visiting the portal. I don't have a date but don't expect it to be too far into the distant future.

-Mat

That would mean it would default to "top sellers" again, because it's certainly the last page I look at :)
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: davidbautista on February 08, 2019, 23:09
Matt, any plans on contributor app or a better site on phone browsers?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: stockman11 on February 11, 2019, 07:32
So Adobe do listens contributors at leas a little. Maybe not regarding euros and Payoneer or switching from euros to dollars (my post regarding that on this forum god ignored), but it's still something.

I'll try not to repeat what others have said. So I'll just say this for now:

- rows showing activity (downloaded images) are unnecessarily high, so there is too much scrolling
- why would 12-week trend be the only default option on the dashboard home page - some maybe do like to see weeks, but some others and me don't care about weeks and want to see months. So maybe give the option for everybody to choose between 3 months, 12 weeks, and maybe even 90 days (day by day).
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Pauws99 on February 11, 2019, 09:00
"Key features on Fotolia are now limited. You have already synced your account and are all set."
I get this but when I try to log in at adobe it takes me to a sync screen and tells me the account is already in use. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 11, 2019, 12:38
"Key features on Fotolia are now limited. You have already synced your account and are all set."
I get this but when I try to log in at adobe it takes me to a sync screen and tells me the account is already in use. Any ideas?

This is an indication you are trying to sign in with the wrong Adobe ID. Sign out of the page and sign back in with the email address you used to sync with originally.

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Pauws99 on February 11, 2019, 12:43
"Key features on Fotolia are now limited. You have already synced your account and are all set."
I get this but when I try to log in at adobe it takes me to a sync screen and tells me the account is already in use. Any ideas?

This is an indication you are trying to sign in with the wrong Adobe ID. Sign out of the page and sign back in with the email address you used to sync with originally.

-Mat
Thanks for that - your helpful support team sorted it for me....I had to use the dreaded Explorer though need to clear the chrome cache I think. Top marks for their quick response....
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: panicAttack on February 12, 2019, 07:33
one of the most important thing to me personally, is being able to select more then one keyword while sorting them by importance. Dragging single keyword (or pushing to the top) button for each keywords is annoying, time consuming, unnecessary.

Shift-click more keywords and drag them or using push to top button in the same time would be great

also that one unnecessary "show remaining keywords" click is so annoying when keyword-ing more images... wow.

people who made that haven't been contributor to any stock site ever.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 12, 2019, 09:55
I think Adobe should fix bugs before introducing new features.

The multiple file selection is a mess. We need to be able to turn off auto keywords.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: theendup on February 12, 2019, 10:56
I would like to see all features everyone mentioned at the contributor landing page like shutterstock has. If i wanna go deeper i should go from there.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: dpimborough on February 12, 2019, 11:04
Well all I know is that since they effectively de-activated the Fotolia site my sales have crashed!  :-\
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: davidbautista on February 12, 2019, 11:46
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Not Today on February 12, 2019, 13:06
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real

+1, we don't need a pop-up box that comes up when we click on edit keywords, a simple text box (like the one for title) is enough.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: RAW on February 12, 2019, 16:17
Please move the 'Save Work', 'Submit for Approval' and 'Submit' buttons into one logical ergonomical place.

Having these buttons in different corners of the screen is MADNESS!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on February 12, 2019, 17:54
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real

+1, we don't need a pop-up box that comes up when we click on edit keywords, a simple text box (like the one for title) is enough.

This exists. Click the "paste keywords" link and you will be able to add keywords in one large box.

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: davidbautista on February 12, 2019, 17:56
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real

+1, we don't need a pop-up box that comes up when we click on edit keywords, a simple text box (like the one for title) is enough.

This exists. Click the "paste keywords" link and you will be able to add keywords in one large box.

-Mat
I like the way that I can up and down the keywords in the "extended" list but the problem is that if I "up" a keyword at the bottom the interface makes you go all the way up and you have to scroll down again to up another keyword.

I usually paste my keywords and then "up" the relevants but this problem happens... I don't know if you understand me
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: JAFO on February 14, 2019, 21:04
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real

+1, we don't need a pop-up box that comes up when we click on edit keywords, a simple text box (like the one for title) is enough.

This exists. Click the "paste keywords" link and you will be able to add keywords in one large box.

-Mat
I like the way that I can up and down the keywords in the "extended" list but the problem is that if I "up" a keyword at the bottom the interface makes you go all the way up and you have to scroll down again to up another keyword.

I usually paste my keywords and then "up" the relevants but this problem happens... I don't know if you understand me

No you don't, I don't Firefox stays on last word and box for new word. Why do you have to go all the way up they are on top.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: davidbautista on February 14, 2019, 21:08
Mat please pay attention to the comments in this thread.

Also, it's a pain in the ass that you need to scroll down (for example until the keywords in the position 30+) to "up" some "relevant" keywords and it makes you go all the way up!!! and you have to scroll down again to "up" another keyword, and so on. I don't know if you understand what I said, but the pain is real

+1, we don't need a pop-up box that comes up when we click on edit keywords, a simple text box (like the one for title) is enough.

This exists. Click the "paste keywords" link and you will be able to add keywords in one large box.

-Mat
I like the way that I can up and down the keywords in the "extended" list but the problem is that if I "up" a keyword at the bottom the interface makes you go all the way up and you have to scroll down again to up another keyword.

I usually paste my keywords and then "up" the relevants but this problem happens... I don't know if you understand me

No you don't, I don't Firefox stays on last word and box for new word. Why do you have to go all the way up they are on top.
I've been using Chrome but you might be right. Gonna try Firefox to see if it's something related to the browser.

Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk

Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: dbvirago on February 16, 2019, 08:33
It's amazing to me how website 'designers' never actually try and use the page they have designed. Getting contributors to move the mouse and click all over the screen is just bad design.

Look at the new Adobe 'Insights' page. It's now 4 clicks just to see your Activity Statistics. It used to be one click.

Who at Adobe thought it best for us to see the 'Contributors of the Week' before our own statistics?

Bookmarks in your browser are your friend.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings

Mark it, now one click.

Is there a way to get to that from the normal Insights page?

Agree with all others here. I like Adobe stock, but the web page reminds me of Istock. Designed with no input or feedback from users.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Julietphotography on February 23, 2019, 18:08
Fotolia!!!


Fotolia the best!!!
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 25, 2019, 11:50
Is there a trick to uploading videos on the Adobe site?  I just uploaded my first using the Adobe site instead of Fotolia, and I don't see them waiting for me to submit.  Although I do "All(5)" under the "new" tab.  Do they take time to process or something?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: cobalt on February 25, 2019, 16:13
Ok, I now have the same problem. Cannot see the videos I uploaded. I uploaded files on the week-end and there was no delay.

I hope I can see them tomorrow.

eta:


They appeared two hours later.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on February 25, 2019, 19:20
Yep, mine too, finally.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Stockmaan on March 04, 2019, 07:40
I have few sales today but don't get "Content Sold" emails. Anybody else?
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: changingsky on March 05, 2019, 15:53
People spend time giving advises to agencies. Result - less and less suitable interface, the move in opposite direction. Do you remember how many clicks were needed before and after? FT vs Adobe? Common trend, not only in photostock business.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on March 05, 2019, 18:13
Yep, mine too, finally.

This can happen when the queue is backed up. Usually resolves itself within an hour or two. Thanks for your patience!

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pixel86 on March 05, 2019, 23:20
I have few sales today but don't get "Content Sold" emails. Anybody else?


I have been getting them.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Graiki on March 09, 2019, 08:12
Well all I know is that since they effectively de-activated the Fotolia site my sales have crashed!  :-\
Unfortunately the same thing happens to me. I loved Fotolia and Instant. I sold a lot of photo and video over there ... Good times ... It was my favorite agency.
Photos taken with iphone and well treated in photoshop are almost all rejected nowadays.
Before it was not like this, almost all accepted and there were always visualizations.
The last month of February sales started to fall and March this horrible. My ranking has gotten a lot worse.
Maybe it's me that I'm not doing a good job.
However on other sites I did not feel the sales drop, only in Adobe. Who will know ...
I wish good sales to all ...
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: marthamarks on March 09, 2019, 22:14
I have few sales today but don't get "Content Sold" emails. Anybody else?


I have been getting them.

So have I. Every single one.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on March 09, 2019, 23:06
I have few sales today but don't get "Content Sold" emails. Anybody else?


I have been getting them.

Every day.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Stockmaan on March 10, 2019, 05:00
Still happen few sales a day without email notifications many with email notifications, I already send ticket.. Nothing solved yet.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Uncle Pete on March 11, 2019, 09:23
Still happen few sales a day without email notifications many with email notifications, I already send ticket.. Nothing solved yet.

I hate to ask since you probably already checked. Spam Folder? Does your mail service dump them into Spam and you never see them? I had that happening for one site, and it was Yahoo Mail, who runs many, many, email services for providers, under the name of the Internet company.

For example I have Frontier and have an email address. It's really Yahoo. I have an AT&T account from work, it's actually Yahoo Mail. My old Prodigy email accounts are Yahoo.

Go look online, not your mail downloads, if you do it that way, check the Spam folder, because once the email service decides one message is spam, all of them get tagged and pushed into that bin.

Just an idea, good luck.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Stockmaan on March 11, 2019, 12:43
Yes I check spam folder already nothing there. I contact adobe about that problem.. They tell me this too.. to check my spam folder I write them that I did check this and that this is not a problem. They dont answered me after that... It is very strang and very sad.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: milo22 on March 14, 2019, 19:31
fotolia contributor site was not that good but it was better than adobe stock now.

There is a long wishlist (better dashboard, intern searchbar to find&edit the portfolio etc.) what should be done but nothing happen. like there is only a trainee responsible for the entire contributor site :-\

and no one is using the adobe stock forum, it s like dead.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: Pauws99 on March 15, 2019, 04:19
Yes I check spam folder already nothing there. I contact adobe about that problem.. They tell me this too.. to check my spam folder I write them that I did check this and that this is not a problem. They dont answered me after that... It is very strang and very sad.
You don't use yahoo mail by any chance?...I found I could only get notifications by using my  gmail account. I guess their system might not "like" your email provider.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: soozinz on March 22, 2019, 02:52
Would love to be able to see the live dls list that used to be on fotolia.  It just makes it easier to get a feel for what's selling and what's not.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: HalfFull on March 22, 2019, 09:11
Would love to be able to see the live dls list that used to be on fotolia.  It just makes it easier to get a feel for what's selling and what's not.

+1 But, the biggest PITA at the moment is the constant requirement of re-entering date ranges and data types as the website at random times resets itself. I really hope they sort this out soon.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: MatHayward on March 22, 2019, 12:01
Would love to be able to see the live dls list that used to be on fotolia.  It just makes it easier to get a feel for what's selling and what's not.

This is the reason we have added the Top 10 Contributors of the week. It's an effort to provide you with real time intel on what is actually selling in the market at any given time. I'm personally finding it fascinating to see what style is currently popular.

-Mat
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: pancaketom on March 22, 2019, 12:29
Would love to be able to see the live dls list that used to be on fotolia.  It just makes it easier to get a feel for what's selling and what's not.

This is the reason we have added the Top 10 Contributors of the week. It's an effort to provide you with real time intel on what is actually selling in the market at any given time. I'm personally finding it fascinating to see what style is currently popular.

-Mat

but it has a slightly convoluted algorithm to choose who is up there. I wondered how contributors with "100+" sales made it. Also without knowing how the portfolio is sorted when we look at it, it doesn't necessarily tell us much about what files are selling. Still it is interesting to see what is popular - except we don't necessarily know which images actually are popular or how popular they are. (I would love to see and know that information but I don't think it would actually be good to have it publicly available) - but it would be good to be able to get that sort of information about our own ports.
Title: Re: Better contributor site - Adobe Stock vs Fotolia?
Post by: izzikiorage on March 22, 2019, 14:01
I'm yet to find a good way to use the top contributors page. It's amazing to see who seems to be trending, but how do i use this to improve my business