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« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2010, 15:36 »
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It's a shame that some of us live in Europe, but when we registered we couldn't choose the zone at Fotolia. So, I registered in US zone, and later I couldn't change it.

Wouldn't be logical for credits to be the same for all?

Yep!

I registered only because of English language...

I didn't know that FT isn't unique...

Sad!!! :-[ :'(


« Reply #101 on: October 20, 2010, 01:22 »
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up this thread. anything has changed?

RT


« Reply #102 on: October 20, 2010, 05:40 »
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up this thread. anything has changed?

Yes the management at iStock read it and took Fotolia's lead!

(or in other words - just before you think it's safe to pull your pants up look behind as you'll see there's a queue forming)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 05:45 by RT »

lagereek

« Reply #103 on: October 20, 2010, 06:30 »
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Yes, I was still strongly sceptical about iS exclusivity until yesterday. But if I dump Fotolia then I really have to wave a regretful goodbye to DT and SS too, and I have nothing against either of them.


Yes, this sums up the dilemma.  I need all the major sites in order to financially justify staying independent.

To be honest, I am surprised that SS hasn't come up with some incentive for contributors.  Dreamstime did.  

Maybe SS is just being hit hard from all sides with everyone and their brother starting subscription sites.  Probably they aren't in a position to offer anything.  Although another top tier would probably be enough to keep some of their best sellers happy.  

Oh well, decisions have to be made with the information in hand, not with wishful thinking...

Yes well its pretty much the same here. What surprises me is that IS, could have played this one beautyfully, they had it all in the palm of their hand and could by now have had us all as exclusives, had they played it smart with incentives instead of bullying.
Now, well its far too late, damage is done and we probably have got so much invested in other agencies that its no point in even thinking of exclusivity.  I mean whats the point?  FT and SS, are among my best earners.

« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2010, 09:06 »
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In my account, the "unsold files" section is gone. Anyone experiencing the same or is it just me?

lisafx

« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2010, 09:26 »
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up this thread. anything has changed?

Yes the management at iStock read it and took Fotolia's lead!

(or in other words - just before you think it's safe to pull your pants up look behind as you'll see there's a queue forming)

ROFLMAO!!!   :o

So sad but true! 

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #106 on: November 08, 2010, 10:25 »
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In my account, the "unsold files" section is gone. Anyone experiencing the same or is it just me?

Me too (in fotolia.co.uk)

« Reply #107 on: November 08, 2010, 10:32 »
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Same here ???

« Reply #108 on: November 08, 2010, 12:00 »
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That's sad news, they could have told us..

« Reply #109 on: November 08, 2010, 12:13 »
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Did they get rid of the awful "free" image deal?  Have they stopped deactivating unsold images after two years?  I was planning to delete my two year old unsold images to avoid that stuff.  Had my calendar marked. 

« Reply #110 on: November 08, 2010, 14:19 »
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In my account, the "unsold files" section is gone. Anyone experiencing the same or is it just me?

Yep my tab is gone as well.  Wonder what they're doing.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #111 on: November 10, 2010, 18:50 »
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the unsold files tab is back, but we can't add pictures to the free section anymore

which could actually be good news, but why don't they announce changes? very fotolia

« Reply #112 on: November 10, 2010, 19:47 »
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Noticed that. I wonder what's their plan.

OM

« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2010, 07:35 »
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There was a discussion some time ago on FT forum about the unsold files. I had the impression that you either took their 50 cents and your files went into the free section or you declined payment and removed the 'offending' files yourself.
Not so according to one of the moderators. Moderator ignored the notices, retained files in their portfolio and did not collect 50 cents. Now, of course, the new rule has been introduced that if you have files unsold after 12 months and they have been 'marked up' according to your ranking/exclusivity, then those files will revert to a single basis credit price  until you have sold one of those files more than 5 times; at which point you may return to a basis price of 2, 3, 4 in accordance with your ranking/status. The onus is on the contributor to keep count of the files that become eligible for 'restoration' after 5 sales, should they wish to do so. Needless to say, demotion of any files to single credit status without sales for 12 months, is fully automated and immediately effective!

« Reply #114 on: November 22, 2010, 11:25 »
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From Chad, in the FT thread about the Unsold Tab being removed.

Fotolia decided to stop the program to pay members for adding images to the free section. It didn't seem like that big of news to make an announcement. I will circle back with the tech team to make sure they turn off the automated email.

lagereek

« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2010, 11:31 »
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From Chad, in the FT thread about the Unsold Tab being removed.

Fotolia decided to stop the program to pay members for adding images to the free section. It didn't seem like that big of news to make an announcement. I will circle back with the tech team to make sure they turn off the automated email.

Actually, Im not too bothered, FT, is still among my best earner and they produce consitantly. lets instead pray, they are not getting sucked in to selling out!!! because we all know who the buyer would be. Dont we?

« Reply #116 on: November 22, 2010, 14:22 »
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I could be wrong, but I think it is 2 years of being unsold that drops the price down to 1 credit.  Also, even when you did accept the 50 cents so your photo could be sold on the free site, your image(s) still remained for sale in the Fotolia database as well.  They were not removed or deleted.  The 50 cent offer is no longer valid however.

Mat

There was a discussion some time ago on FT forum about the unsold files. I had the impression that you either took their 50 cents and your files went into the free section or you declined payment and removed the 'offending' files yourself.
Not so according to one of the moderators. Moderator ignored the notices, retained files in their portfolio and did not collect 50 cents. Now, of course, the new rule has been introduced that if you have files unsold after 12 months and they have been 'marked up' according to your ranking/exclusivity, then those files will revert to a single basis credit price  until you have sold one of those files more than 5 times; at which point you may return to a basis price of 2, 3, 4 in accordance with your ranking/status. The onus is on the contributor to keep count of the files that become eligible for 'restoration' after 5 sales, should they wish to do so. Needless to say, demotion of any files to single credit status without sales for 12 months, is fully automated and immediately effective!

OM

« Reply #117 on: November 22, 2010, 19:00 »
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I could be wrong, but I think it is 2 years of being unsold that drops the price down to 1 credit.  Also, even when you did accept the 50 cents so your photo could be sold on the free site, your image(s) still remained for sale in the Fotolia database as well.  They were not removed or deleted.  The 50 cent offer is no longer valid however.

Mat

There was a discussion some time ago on FT forum about the unsold files. I had the impression that you either took their 50 cents and your files went into the free section or you declined payment and removed the 'offending' files yourself.
Not so according to one of the moderators. Moderator ignored the notices, retained files in their portfolio and did not collect 50 cents. Now, of course, the new rule has been introduced that if you have files unsold after 12 months and they have been 'marked up' according to your ranking/exclusivity, then those files will revert to a single basis credit price  until you have sold one of those files more than 5 times; at which point you may return to a basis price of 2, 3, 4 in accordance with your ranking/status. The onus is on the contributor to keep count of the files that become eligible for 'restoration' after 5 sales, should they wish to do so. Needless to say, demotion of any files to single credit status without sales for 12 months, is fully automated and immediately effective!

Sorry Mat. 12 months.

From FT forum:

"Recently, we've been receiving a lot of requests from contributors to
remove underperforming files from their portfolios. Apparently, most
photographers think that there is no chance of selling an image if it
hasn't been downloaded at least once in the last year.

Since then, our product and marketing teams have been working hard on
creating a solution that benefits both contributing artists and
customers alike. Our belief is that if one of your images was accepted
into Fotolia's collection, it is an image that deserves to be sold and
used.

To make your images even more attractive to customers, we're
introducing a new pricing strategy for images that have not been
downloaded in the last 12 months. These images will be priced at
Fotolia's best rates - 1 for XS, to 10 for XXL. If your images are
already priced at this level, images in your portfolio will remain
unchanged. Once the affected images are downloaded at least 5 times,
you will be able to set their maximum prices once again.


Along with our other sales and marketing initiatives, we're
anticipating increased sales when this new policy comes into effect
September 1st, 2010.

Best Regards,

Team Fotolia"

« Reply #118 on: November 22, 2010, 19:31 »
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From Chad, in the FT thread about the Unsold Tab being removed.

Fotolia decided to stop the program to pay members for adding images to the free section. It didn't seem like that big of news to make an announcement. I will circle back with the tech team to make sure they turn off the automated email.

Actually, Im not too bothered, FT, is still among my best earner and they produce consitantly. lets instead pray, they are not getting sucked in to selling out!!! because we all know who the buyer would be. Dont we?

+1

« Reply #119 on: November 22, 2010, 20:07 »
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I could be wrong, but I think it is 2 years of being unsold that drops the price down to 1 credit.  Also, even when you did accept the 50 cents so your photo could be sold on the free site, your image(s) still remained for sale in the Fotolia database as well.  They were not removed or deleted.  The 50 cent offer is no longer valid however.

Mat

There was a discussion some time ago on FT forum about the unsold files. I had the impression that you either took their 50 cents and your files went into the free section or you declined payment and removed the 'offending' files yourself.
Not so according to one of the moderators. Moderator ignored the notices, retained files in their portfolio and did not collect 50 cents. Now, of course, the new rule has been introduced that if you have files unsold after 12 months and they have been 'marked up' according to your ranking/exclusivity, then those files will revert to a single basis credit price  until you have sold one of those files more than 5 times; at which point you may return to a basis price of 2, 3, 4 in accordance with your ranking/status. The onus is on the contributor to keep count of the files that become eligible for 'restoration' after 5 sales, should they wish to do so. Needless to say, demotion of any files to single credit status without sales for 12 months, is fully automated and immediately effective!

Sorry Mat. 12 months.

From FT forum:

"Recently, we've been receiving a lot of requests from contributors to
remove underperforming files from their portfolios. Apparently, most
photographers think that there is no chance of selling an image if it
hasn't been downloaded at least once in the last year.

Since then, our product and marketing teams have been working hard on
creating a solution that benefits both contributing artists and
customers alike. Our belief is that if one of your images was accepted
into Fotolia's collection, it is an image that deserves to be sold and
used.

To make your images even more attractive to customers, we're
introducing a new pricing strategy for images that have not been
downloaded in the last 12 months. These images will be priced at
Fotolia's best rates - 1 for XS, to 10 for XXL. If your images are
already priced at this level, images in your portfolio will remain
unchanged. Once the affected images are downloaded at least 5 times,
you will be able to set their maximum prices once again.


Along with our other sales and marketing initiatives, we're
anticipating increased sales when this new policy comes into effect
September 1st, 2010.

Best Regards,

Team Fotolia"


Rather than putting images in a bargain bin or giving them away it might make sense to be able to review / update keywords?


 

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