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« on: October 25, 2011, 14:41 »
This September and October, I have been cleaning up my portfolio on all sites. 
I just finished Shutterstock, Istockphoto, Dreamstime, Fotolia and 123rf and I'm working on Canstockphoto now.  Alamy is next.

However, I can't find a way to delete images on Bigstockphoto, Cutcaster and Graphic Leftovers
... and probably also on Rodeo (not sure, it's all Finnish :D).

Before I send e-mails to these three sites with a list of the image numbers I want to remove, I'm just checking here :  Did I miss anything?  Does any one know a way to do this delete job by myself on BS/CC/GLO ?   (though I know from another time that GLO is very fast and helpful with requests like that).

And to the managers of these sites :  why can't we delete or disable our images on your sites? 
In most cases, "spring cleaning" is a very welcome thing, and microstock sites should be happy with contributors willing to do some cleaning ...

« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 16:18 »
I have been unable to get FT to delete my account and remove all my remaining images. I've emailed them several times and have gotten no response. Several weeks ago I deleted all my images with more than 10 downloads but that was a lot of work deleting one image at a time and was hoping I could ask them to delete the rest. Anyone else have trouble deleting all images from FT?

« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 17:16 »
I'm sure if you insult them here, they'd be happy to remove your files and account :)

When I became exclusive in 2008 I had to delete my images one by one at FT and DT - neither agency would do it as a batch.

BigStock doesn't let users delete images; you have to site mail support. They have been pretty prompt in the past (but I haven't asked to do that since SS bought them, so I don't know if that changed anything).


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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 18:44 »
Remember at Alamy your pictures are still 'sellable' for six months after you delete them (in case that impacts what you want to do with them).
If you remove all keywords, caption, location via manage images, they won't be searchable after a day or so.

« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 23:46 »
Thanks for the feedback.  I didn't know that about Alamy, but there's no hurry, I'm just cleaning up, I'm not going to sell the deleted images elsewhere. 
I do have the link between SS and BS, but I'm sure that deleting them on SS will not have any effect on BS, so I'll have to collect all photo numbers from CC/BS/GLO and send e-mails.  Lucky me it's only about 2% of my portfolio ...


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