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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013, 17:48 »
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http://us.fotolia.com/id/48868177

how can they feature a pic at their homepage and then offer EL for 10$, at least tell the contributor NO? ::)


Caveat venditor! Take the time when doing submissions to change each EL separately by hand. A diabolical trick by FT.

Edit: Dunno if anyone knows how to get in touch with 'Konrad Bak' or whatever his name is but I think that he doesn't realise that he's being 'swindled' in this way. All his work 'pre-ELrobbery' at FT is priced at 100 for an EL. All recent work (594 files) is priced at 10. Methinks it was not his intention to give EL's away for less than the price of an 'M' sized file!
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 19:44 by OM »


« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2013, 11:50 »
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http://us.fotolia.com/id/48868177

how can they feature a pic at their homepage and then offer EL for 10$, at least tell the contributor NO? ::)


Caveat venditor! Take the time when doing submissions to change each EL separately by hand. A diabolical trick by FT.

Edit: Dunno if anyone knows how to get in touch with 'Konrad Bak' or whatever his name is but I think that he doesn't realise that he's being 'swindled' in this way. All his work 'pre-ELrobbery' at FT is priced at 100 for an EL. All recent work (594 files) is priced at 10. Methinks it was not his intention to give EL's away for less than the price of an 'M' sized file!


I found konradbak at dreamstime and commented one image with the warning about the EL price. If he read the comment now can fix this mistake.

« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2013, 18:12 »
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Most spam produce the automatic translation function on Fotolia  (and at other agencies as well). As a native German speaker, I write my keywords on Fotolia in German - sometimes the translator generates absolute nonsense.

Exactly. I agree with every word, except "sometimes", lol!

As long as keyword spamming goes 'unpunished', it remains profitable in the mind (and maybe in sales) of the offender.
Can't find 'em now but there have been images at FT (from Japanese contributors) that contained 200 keywords whereas there's supposed to be a limit of 50.

That's due to the translation as well. I think one word is often translated into many.

« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2013, 16:58 »
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I saw that he had fixed the price with 50 credit instead 10, so at the end he read the message.
But say thank no?
However Fotolia with this get -1.

« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2013, 17:08 »
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I saw that he had fixed the price with 50 credit instead 10, so at the end he read the message.
But say thank no?
However Fotolia with this get -1.

Who in their right mind would give their stuff away for 50 credits when they have the option to price them higher?  All that does is encourage buyers to look for 50 or less credit images and further cheapens our work. I get the logic: "It helps me sell more images because they are more affordable compared to other images priced at 100".  I would disagree with this logic, however.  If a buyer finds the right image they will buy it, 50 or 100 credits.  I had two crappy, old D100 images sell for 100 credits last month on FT, and I would put those under "my old dusty computer collection from a long time ago when MS started", yet they still sold for 100 credits.

« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2013, 17:44 »
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Yes Mantis I agree with you and I thought the same things, but at least 50 credit is better than 2. However I deleted some time ago the photos in Fotolia and also don't knew this change of terms. So Fotolia -1; and konrad maybe a day understand that his staff can value more than 50 credit, at least I hope.


 

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