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Author Topic: when do the free photo collection nominations happen?  (Read 3007 times)

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« on: October 04, 2023, 18:08 »
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i managed to get a whole 1 asset into the drive they did back in june, just wondering what the usual cadence is for this offering.


« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2024, 21:59 »
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seems like it's all quiet on the free image front

« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2024, 22:48 »
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i managed to get a whole 1 asset into the drive they did back in june, just wondering what the usual cadence is for this offering.

I think they do it 1x/year, since if I recall correctly it is a 1 year 'free' license they offer.

« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2024, 04:30 »
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Last year it was August.

« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 05:15 »
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I think next month June

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2024, 06:51 »
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Nominations are up!

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2024, 08:16 »
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i managed to get a whole 1 asset into the drive they did back in june, just wondering what the usual cadence is for this offering.

I think they do it 1x/year, since if I recall correctly it is a 1 year 'free' license they offer.

Correct

« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2024, 08:20 »
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Remember it's a two way street here folks. We want to make money and Adobe wants to make money. Personally, I nominated all and them then use the filter and select the nominated images and look at the images---if they have a high lifetime sales history or it's a recently submitted images that you feel has the potential to exceed $5 in the nominated year then I deselect that image. 

« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2024, 10:11 »
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timing seems about the same as last year.  what portion of people's assets nominated get accepted?

« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2024, 10:49 »
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timing seems about the same as last year.  what portion of people's assets nominated get accepted?

For me roughly 10% for the last few years. Some folks hit 20 to 25% but those are the high end folks.

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2024, 11:46 »
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just to be clear... 10% of your whole portfolio or 10% of the assets you nominated were ultimately selected?

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2024, 13:47 »
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10% of the nominated assets for me will be very good!  :D  very probably less....

I go all in,then remove only some best-selling content.

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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2024, 14:45 »
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Remember it's a two way street here folks. We want to make money and Adobe wants to make money. Personally, I nominated all and them then use the filter and select the nominated images and look at the images---if they have a high lifetime sales history or it's a recently submitted images that you feel has the potential to exceed $5 in the nominated year then I deselect that image.

That is obviously sound strategy.   But I think Adobe, or rather algorithm that selects images for free nomination, takes at least part of this into consideration.

It would be interesting experiment to deselect say 5 images from nominated pool you believe have highest potential, keep track of sales and after a year see if any exceeded $5 they would earn in free pool.  My guesstimate is none would, or maybe just 1.   

Free pool is in some ways like Bank GIC.  Low return, but guaranteed

« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2024, 19:34 »
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10% of the nominated assets for me will be very good!  :D  very probably less....

I go all in,then remove only some best-selling content.

but if they're best selling, they wouldn't be available to nominate

« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2024, 21:19 »
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10% of the nominated assets for me will be very good!  :D  very probably less....

I go all in,then remove only some best-selling content.

but if they're best selling, they wouldn't be available to nominate

at least speaking for me I had on nominated image that had a life time (been on line since 2015) sales of 815 downloads but hasn't sold a lot recently but I still unselected it.

« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2024, 21:21 »
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Just opted in all 1,000 photos they chose.  I hope it'll be a $5,000 payday soon.

« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2024, 02:26 »
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10% of the nominated assets for me will be very good!  :D  very probably less....

I go all in,then remove only some best-selling content.

but if they're best selling, they wouldn't be available to nominate

I had a few images selected for the free collection that have over 100 sales. Not my "best sellers", but what I consider good sellers and I am definately not nominating these. I am also not nominating any image that fails to sell well on Adobe, but is a good seller on other  agencies, which are quite a lot of images. I have images that sold 1000+ times on other agencies, but only 1 or 2 times or even not at all on Adobe. Adobe has always been the one odd agency, where my regular bestsellers from other agencies never really got much attention.

« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2024, 04:36 »
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10% of the nominated assets for me will be very good!  :D  very probably less....

I go all in,then remove only some best-selling content.

but if they're best selling, they wouldn't be available to nominate

no,I can also nominate my second best seller,then the tenth,then the thirteenth,then the fifteenth.....therefore it is also possible to nominate the best sellers.

in any case,I believe that even if nominated,only a few are chosen by Adobe,I believe only the best sellers that haven't sold much lately,but more in the past.


« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2024, 05:45 »
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I had 1 image selected for free photo collection this year! Ha-ha, not sure what happened.

« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2024, 06:14 »
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Not going to nominate any of my selected images.
Some of them are already good sellers on Adobe and others even more so on other agencies.
Also, I value my work enough not to give any "free photos".
I respect other photographers enough not to endorse free photos.

« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2024, 07:05 »
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Keep in mind that Adobe will not automatically accept all of the nominated images into the Free Collection. After you nominate them they go into another round of review and acceptance rate is around 0% to 20%.

« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2024, 07:28 »
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Not going to nominate any of my selected images.
Some of them are already good sellers on Adobe and others even more so on other agencies.
Also, I value my work enough not to give any "free photos".
I respect other photographers enough not to endorse free photos.

fair enough but if you do microstock then you only value your work at $.10 and potentially $0.00 if it never sells.  i think of the free collection as renting my image for $5/ year so theoretically if they get picked multiple years it could earn a lot more than 90% of my images in that same amount of time.

« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2024, 09:45 »
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Not going to nominate any of my selected images.
Some of them are already good sellers on Adobe and others even more so on other agencies.
Also, I value my work enough not to give any "free photos".
I respect other photographers enough not to endorse free photos.

I understand and respect your viewpoint.  It is a tough call.  I don't nominate any that have sold well in the past or on other sites.  Adobe is spending money on this and not getting anything in return so they must think the additional traffic justifies the expense.  If some of my images that haven't sold well can get me five bucks apiece and help drive users to the site that results in increased sales later on then it is all good.  Of course it people just take the free images and use them instead of buying anything from Adobe or anywhere else then we are just shooting ourselves in the foot for a short-term gain.  If the free images cause people to buy Adobe subscriptions but not download any paid images then Adobe gains and we lose (except for the five bucks).  Without full information it is impossible to know what is best for us.

« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2024, 15:11 »
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I did a search, using the statistics graph, to see if there was a drop in sales after the Free payout. Looked the same. So no gain/no loss in sales after. I included all nominated and didn't prevent any from being included in selection.

« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2024, 15:24 »
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Free collection is free to the customers not for the contributors as they pay us 5 USD for weak images with no sales in the past 2 years, Adobe do it in the most correct way possible.


 

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