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« on: May 19, 2016, 04:34 »
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What is Canvas all about? Is It worth uploading to?


« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 04:40 »
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I like Canva but don't submit anything with text on it, they removed all of mine.  Some people have had problems with them and I didn't like that they removed so many of my images but they do sell what they have kept and that makes up for it.  I was a bit too quick to judge them, thinking they were just going to be a relatively low selling niche site but as can be seen from the poll results here, they are doing really well for one of the newer sites.

« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 04:45 »
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Did they remove your already accepted photos? Why did they do that? But 1 dollar forr an image? Soon we will  to pay for uploading them just like on FAA.  :)

« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 04:54 »
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What happened to them reviewing vectors as well?

« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 08:34 »
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I like them.  It is only $1 per sale (with 35 cents to you) but that is per use - as opposed to regular RF where a small amount gets unlimited use.  If someone uses your image in a design (e.g., business card, wedding invitation, retirement party) then you get paid every time they use it instead of only once.  Those can add up.  I think it is a much better approach than RF.

« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 15:57 »
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Did they remove your already accepted photos? Why did they do that? But 1 dollar forr an image? Soon we will  to pay for uploading them just like on FAA.  :)

Retrospective deletions, that's what Canva bring to microstock, supposedly to focus on quality, though I can't see it and deleting good sellers is indeed unique to Canva.  I joked when I was left with about 200 out of 700 images and selling more than ever that when I get down to 1 image I should be making a fortune.  I now have 1 image left, but alas only sell the odd one.  Although, I still sell the occasional deleted image.  Any image that has sold or even used as a mock up and saved without being purchased, can still be sold at any time in the future, Canva keep your images forever and a day, deleted or not.

« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 18:13 »
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... Although, I still sell the occasional deleted image.  Any image that has sold or even used as a mock up and saved without being purchased, can still be sold at any time in the future, Canva keep your images forever and a day, deleted or not.

Not always. I was removed from the site (they didn't like me asking about the deletions of things actively selling and why they wouldn't provide guidance to contributors on that) and they explicitly said that my images would be removed so they wouldn't be available, even to those with existing designs. Mind you, they also said I'd get a list of images, sales and payments for my records and they never bothered to follow through on that.

I still think the Canva business model - micro-rights managed - is a very promising one. Its just the implementation that's a problem. There's no worry with tracking a customer's usage because they never get the image by itself, just the finished design.

If anyone does decide to contribute to them, just remember to keep your mouth shut with any criticism of anything they do. They're desperately thin skinned and vindictive (but then again, so is/was Getty - booting out Sean Locke and Rob Sylvan in 2013 - and Fotolia at various times, so tread softly.

« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 15:19 »
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... Although, I still sell the occasional deleted image.  Any image that has sold or even used as a mock up and saved without being purchased, can still be sold at any time in the future, Canva keep your images forever and a day, deleted or not.

Not always. I was removed from the site (they didn't like me asking about the deletions of things actively selling and why they wouldn't provide guidance to contributors on that) and they explicitly said that my images would be removed so they wouldn't be available, even to those with existing designs. Mind you, they also said I'd get a list of images, sales and payments for my records and they never bothered to follow through on that.

I still think the Canva business model - micro-rights managed - is a very promising one. Its just the implementation that's a problem. There's no worry with tracking a customer's usage because they never get the image by itself, just the finished design.

If anyone does decide to contribute to them, just remember to keep your mouth shut with any criticism of anything they do. They're desperately thin skinned and vindictive (but then again, so is/was Getty - booting out Sean Locke and Rob Sylvan in 2013 - and Fotolia at various times, so tread softly.

If I though it would work for me I would be glad to slag them off no end.  I sold an image today that was deleted last July at the latest.

« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2016, 12:23 »
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If anyone does decide to contribute to them, just remember to keep your mouth shut with any criticism of anything they do. They're desperately thin skinned and vindictive (but then again, so is/was Getty - booting out Sean Locke and Rob Sylvan in 2013 - and Fotolia at various times, so tread softly.

If I though it would work for me I would be glad to slag them off no end.  I sold an image today that was deleted last July at the latest.


 :o

« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 14:04 »
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So, I'm looking at Canva and they want a link to my portfolio to apply. I'm not sure what to put there. Any help?

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2016, 18:13 »
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So, I'm looking at Canva and they want a link to my portfolio to apply. I'm not sure what to put there. Any help?

Been a while now, but I suspect I gave them a link to my Shutterstock portfolio.

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2016, 21:45 »
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I think that's what I did too

« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2016, 22:04 »
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So, I'm looking at Canva and they want a link to my portfolio to apply. I'm not sure what to put there. Any help?

Read the Terms and Conditions very carefully, as you always should.  :)


 

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