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« on: January 07, 2016, 12:53 »
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 13:25 »
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Wonder how that will mesh with Alamy's Stockimo, which is already in the process of being mirrored at Shutterstock.
http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/4943-shutterstockstockimo

« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 15:55 »
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Hmm, didn't get that email and if I'm on my Eyeem page to approve the images they selected for getty, it still says the images sent to getty must be exclusive.

« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 04:05 »
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EyeEm was always non-exclusive. Only if you agreed to be distributed through Getty did it change to exclusive.

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 05:19 »
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EyeEm was always non-exclusive. Only if you agreed to be distributed through Getty did it change to exclusive.

Yes. That's what they call "EyeEm Collection" now.

« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 07:18 »
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I didn't get that email too (yet).
 Is that retroactive? (The photos already in the eyeem getty collection become non-exclusive or non-exclusivity is only for the new images?)

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 08:14 »
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I never agreed to Getty distribution (on account of the exclusivity) so I don't know what would happen if I had.

For now I haven't received any emails and the Getty distribution agreement I am being offered on the site still says that it is for exclusive distribution through Getty.

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 11:43 »
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I just wrote to them and their reply states that images accepted to the getty collection are now non-exclusive. The wording on the site however still shows that the images are exclusive.

« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2016, 12:50 »
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I didn't get that email too (yet).
 Is that retroactive? (The photos already in the eyeem getty collection become non-exclusive or non-exclusivity is only for the new images?)

I was asked to confirm the new distribution agreement for all images selected for the "EyeEm Collection" which contains all the images selected for EyeEm x Getty in the past.

« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 12:51 »
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I never agreed to Getty distribution (on account of the exclusivity) so I don't know what would happen if I had.

For now I haven't received any emails and the Getty distribution agreement I am being offered on the site still says that it is for exclusive distribution through Getty.

Well, if you never agreed with the old agreement, it is no surprise that you didn't get any email. It was most likely sent out only to contributors having images in the EyeEm x Getty collection.

I didn't upload new images to the site so far, so I can't say what shows on newly approved images.

« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 15:02 »
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I also received the email. I am pretty sure I read somewhere, either in the email or FAQS, that for the moment the relevant tab for the collection is still labelled "Getty", but it will be changed to "EyeEm Collection" soon. So the appearance of the website is just lagging a bit.

« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 15:05 »
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Just uploaded a few. Their uploader doesn't read caption or keywords making this a very labor intensive process. Jeeez!

« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2016, 15:22 »
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Have you tried uploading through the website or from your phone? The website has an auto-keywording function. Normally, I don't think much of auto key-wording, but I have to say, I have been pretty impressed with how good EyeEm's is. Sometimes it is off the mark, but a lot of the time it's pretty good.  And if images are selected for the collection, then any additional keywording for Getty (and Alamy) is done by them in the background somewhere. As others have pointed out previously, EyeEm is a community first and stock collection second, so I don't expect it to have all the functionality of a stock site.  For me, the biggest drawback remains the lack of any watermarking for images selected for the marketplace, and for that reason it will continue to remain an outlet for images I don't care that much about, or which probably wouldn't be accepted on traditional stock sites.

« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2016, 21:00 »
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Wonder how that will mesh with Alamy's Stockimo, which is already in the process of being mirrored at Shutterstock.
http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/4943-shutterstockstockimo


Ironically, I tended to only upload to EyeEm mobile images that had already been rejected by Stockimo.  It seems that they will wind up on Alamy now anyway.  Given that, as you say, the Stockimo collection is starting to be distributed through Shutterstock, I may rethink that approach.  In theory, it would seem better to get 50% of whatever EyeEm gets from Alamy or Getty, than 50% of what Alamy gets from Shutterstock.  Anyway, won't make any decisions along those lines until see how it all plays out over the next few months.  Volume through Shutterstock may make it worthwhile.  The kind of images that are on Stockimo, and now being distributed through Shutterstock, for the most part would never pass Shutterstock's QC process in their own right, so I don't feel that I am missing out on direct sales through Shutterstock.  My concern is more that Stockimo sales (which have been quite good $$$) may disappear if the same images can be sourced from Shutterstock for a fraction of the price.  Slightly off-topic I know, but it is an interesting move on Stockimo / Alamy's part.

« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2016, 03:52 »
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Just uploaded a few. Their uploader doesn't read caption or keywords making this a very labor intensive process. Jeeez!

If you are focused on stock uploads, you can make it easy for yourself. The caption and "albums" you enter haven't been transferred to Getty. Instead, the selected images are keyworded externally as it appears. So spending too much effort on this step yourself seems a waste of time.

Not sure if/how this would change with the addition of Alamy now. But considering that EyeEm is sourcing mainly from their community members who have no idea about keywording for stock, I would expect they keep that part to themselves.

« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2016, 12:50 »
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Just uploaded a few. Their uploader doesn't read caption or keywords making this a very labor intensive process. Jeeez!

If you are focused on stock uploads, you can make it easy for yourself. The caption and "albums" you enter haven't been transferred to Getty. Instead, the selected images are keyworded externally as it appears. So spending too much effort on this step yourself seems a waste of time.

Not sure if/how this would change with the addition of Alamy now. But considering that EyeEm is sourcing mainly from their community members who have no idea about keywording for stock, I would expect they keep that part to themselves.

That's a great suggestion! In fact, from a stock perspective, entering minimal keywords would make your work harder to find on the community side of things which could help minimize theft. Especially considering their non-existent watermarks.


 

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