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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2014, 06:40 »
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Seems like it's worth uploading to 500px prime. I'd almost given up hope


ultimagina

« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2014, 13:51 »
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Nice surprise the other day: $175 from 500px for a photo sale! That's what I'm talking about!
 8)

I have started to upload again, despite the risks of more illegal screen grabs or uncontrolled and unwanted shares on social media, etc. (It will be great if I could disable these FB, Twitter, Pinterest, etc shares, somehow)

Anyway, all these comments saying nothing else but "Great", "Awesome", "Fantastic"
"Please visit my port" are sooo annoying! Begging for the same comments in return leads nowhere and are such a waste of energy

For me the real appreciation comes from photos sold in the real economy therefore appreciated by real paying customers and not from this "exclusive photographer's club" praise, where "likes" and "faves" are for free.

Maybe 500px should think about a solid boost in popularity when sales happen, a boost that should trump all those pointless likes and faves!
« Last Edit: November 14, 2014, 14:03 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2014, 16:23 »
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So here it is, another sale of mine :)
One thing I don't know is why $122,50? (bought a License) How does the calculating work here?

However, many thanks and good luck to you 500px, keep it going! :)

Btw, the friend I've talked before... he sold third file. It's growing nice :)
« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 16:39 by Ariene »

ultimagina

« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2014, 09:41 »
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I just had my second sale last night. But it is "only" $122.50, this time.
Is it 50% of % $250 instead of 70%? Have they dropped the photographer's share and I missed the memo? I hope not and this is only a "Black Friday" discount.

Anyway, this is not bad at all, since it means more than I get  from 123RF or DT.
Nice surprise! I'll definitely keep on uploading as much as my free account allows me to.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 09:57 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2014, 10:10 »
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I think this are sales from the black friday with 30% discount. It's normal to me.

« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2014, 13:17 »
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Do they have automatic watermarks now? My images are shared, then stolen. If I send them all DMCAs it would take months.

« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2014, 13:28 »
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Epsi, do you mean that page or others? http://subscribe.ru/group/na-zavalinke/7738098/

I just wrote second email to 500px about this all sharing. Found my images twice in few days...   >:(    >:(

« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2014, 13:31 »
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Epsi, do you mean that page or others? http://subscribe.ru/group/na-zavalinke/7738098/

I just wrote second email to 500px about this all sharing. Found my images twice in few days...   >:(    >:(


I have all images uploaded watermarked, no way to be stolen.

« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2014, 13:48 »
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I have all images uploaded watermarked, no way to be stolen.

They can be stolen easily. I can screen grab anything on 500px. The watermarks in the upper corner are very weak.

« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2014, 14:12 »
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I have all images uploaded watermarked, no way to be stolen.

They can be stolen easily. I can screen grab anything on 500px. The watermarks in the upper corner are very weak.

I mean in 500px.com
You are right about this in prime.500px.com, there is almost without watermark.  :(

ShadySue

« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2014, 14:13 »
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I have all images uploaded watermarked, no way to be stolen.


They can be stolen easily. I can screen grab anything on 500px. The watermarks in the upper corner are very weak.

And indeed some thieves, even in the commercial world, don't seem to mind watermarks, e.g. this porn site full of SS watermarked thums: http://anglerz.com/sign-become-vip-member-with-the-art-cuisine.html

« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2014, 14:53 »
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Epsi, do you mean that page or others? http://subscribe.ru/group/na-zavalinke/7738098/

I just wrote second email to 500px about this all sharing. Found my images twice in few days...   >:(    >:(


I have all images uploaded watermarked, no way to be stolen.


Just tried. You've to manually watermark on the main 500px. On prime, there's really weak watermark on top left corner.

Thieves will steal but it's easier to make lawsuits if watermarks are not easily removed i.e. many big one in the middle! definitely not corners.

« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2014, 16:19 »
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ShadySue, and now we know what sites you are looking at!  ;D :P

ShadySue

« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2014, 16:27 »
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ShadySue, and now we know what sites you are looking at!  ;D :P
Ha!
I found one of my iS editorial files there via a Google reverse image search. I contacted iS and they seem to have had my pic removed.
I posted the link to the SS watermarked thums on here ages ago, but I guess no msg-ers images were used, so SS might not do anything unless contacted by an actual author.
BTW, I have found some of my FAA and Flickr watermarked wildlife files used in an identical manner on another porn site. Very weird (just normal wildlife portraits, not copulating animals, even).

ultimagina

« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2014, 19:18 »
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If I get $175 for one photo I don't care about thieves. The photo I just got $122.50 for, only made a couple of bucks on SS in 1 year.
Moreover, my photos, published only on SS, FT, IS and DT so far, can be found as a full free package on torrents anyway. But I would appreciate if an option to disable sharing will be made available.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 19:23 by ultimagaina »

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« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2014, 02:19 »
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Anyway, all these comments saying nothing else but "Great", "Awesome", "Fantastic"
"Please visit my port" are sooo annoying! Begging for the same comments in return leads nowhere and are such a waste of energy

For me the real appreciation comes from photos sold in the real economy therefore appreciated by real paying customers and not from this "exclusive photographer's club" praise, where "likes" and "faves" are for free.

same sh-it on the many FB photography groups, on Flickr, on Instagram, these places are just for "vanity photographers" and attention who-res, it's ridicolous because apart for a few cases it doesn't translate in any sales !

by the way, while we can see so many places where post their own images i can't remember a single FB group devoted to image buyers, guess because it would be spammed to death by people linking their portfolios ?



« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2014, 03:04 »
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If I get $175 for one photo I don't care about thieves.
That's sad to read. People expect respect from others when they don't respect themselfs... Weird thinking...  ???

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But I would appreciate if an option to disable sharing will be made available.
Alex, please consider this one. It's huge point for me and maybe others, who care about using their images everywhere...

Btw, read my email and meybe you'll see why it's not good for our business... People can share our images with no limits if you accept no controled sharing. I find my images everyday in other places, without my permission, and I don't like it at all.


Edit,

looks like we can forget about our dreaming...
"social sharing will always be a feature of 500px. "

Thank you Alex for fast reply. Now I know clearly what I am standing on, uploading to 500px :|
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 11:05 by Ariene »


ultimagina

« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2014, 10:42 »
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 10:54 by ultimagaina »

ultimagina

« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2014, 10:46 »
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If I get $175 for one photo I don't care about thieves.
That's sad to read. People expect respect from others when they don't respect themselfs... Weird thinking...  ???

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But I would appreciate if an option to disable sharing will be made available.
Alex, please consider this one. It's huge point for me and maybe others, who care about using their images everywhere...

Btw, read my email and meybe you'll see why it's not good for our business... People can share our images with no limits if you accept no controled sharing. I find my images everyday in other places, without my permission, and I don't like it at all.
What I mean is that, when the contributor gets one of best commissions ($175) and commission rates out-there (70%), some thieves grabbing occasionally a screenshot can be considered "collateral damage". Despite all the watermarking and small size pictures on the "regular" stock sites, the thieves still exist, as they also exist in real life. As I mentioned above, just check the pirate sites or the torrents, and you will be amazed to see how many outstanding full size stock photos are offered for free.  So, if someone wants to break the law, they have easy ways to get full size photos anyway, instead of a low resolution screenshot.

Besides, a lot of pictures look much better when viewed at a decent size. This might trigger sales that will never be triggered when only a thumbnail size is presented.
Of course I want to minimize the losses (i.e. disable sharing), but the initiative from 500px should not be discouraged for a few pennies lost here and there. And it doesn't have anything to do with the lack of respect, I'm just trying to be realistic.

You said: "I find my images everyday in other places, without my permission, and I don't like it at all."
Is this because you are already on 500px, despite being negative about it (?), or because you are not and your photos are stolen anyway (proving the point I want to make)?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 10:52 by ultimagaina »

« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2014, 17:22 »
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So really no way to watermark your images? That blows. I just uploaded a few test shots but I don't want to make them so easy to steal.


« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2014, 22:30 »
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the earning potential is attractive. what? 250 bucks for a framed pix or smthg like that.
but i am not sure if it wants to be a stock agency or a social media . and i hate the social media as all it does is attract ppl to coming to you saying stuff like "great work, check out my work". (sounds familiar? fb, flickr,etc)
also, i was just following some of the ports there and i am amazed how a newly uploaded image can suddenly get so many likes and views in the first moment it is available.
sort of reminds me of the other single digit earners to the right of this page, where you see 500 views 0 dl. not quite what i call earning potential,
... oops , i did at the beginning of my comment ;D

« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2014, 17:11 »
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You can upload a low-res watermarked version to 500px and then a high-res unwatermarked version to the store for licensing on Prime. So if you're concerned about what shows on 500px that's the best way to do it. On Prime we use the high-res version and downsize it and apply a 500px Prime watermark to that.

That's a lot of extra work. It would be really nice if you either automatically place a watermark on our uploaded images or have a system that allows us to apply it where we want. Sharing an un-watermarked image via social media effectively relinquishes any protections I have. And like others have stated you can just do a screen grab. That being said how do I upload separately to the store vs. 500px?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 17:22 by Mantis »

« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2014, 17:25 »
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You can upload a low-res watermarked version to 500px and then a high-res unwatermarked version to the store for licensing on Prime. So if you're concerned about what shows on 500px that's the best way to do it. On Prime we use the high-res version and downsize it and apply a 500px Prime watermark to that.


Here's an example of the 500px Prime watermark. You can see how ridiculous it is.


« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2014, 20:02 »
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You can upload a low-res watermarked version to 500px and then a high-res unwatermarked version to the store for licensing on Prime. So if you're concerned about what shows on 500px that's the best way to do it. On Prime we use the high-res version and downsize it and apply a 500px Prime watermark to that.


Here's an example of the 500px Prime watermark. You can see how ridiculous it is.




That's horrible. Come on 500px, toss the dog a bone here, please?


 

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