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fotorob

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« on: September 18, 2023, 04:34 »
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There is news in the insolvency plans for EyeEm Mobile Gmbh:
https://www.alltageinesfotoproduzenten.de/2023/09/18/freepik-als-potentieller-investor-von-eyeem/
(in German though, please use Google Translate if necessary)


« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 06:21 »
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Interesting. If this goes forwards it sounds like outstanding royalty payments to artists will be paid out.

Wonder what freepik will do with the eyeem platform.

And will all files automatically go to the premium paid marketplace of freepik?

« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 07:39 »
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Number 1 thief in this Industry

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2023, 02:25 »
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Found this mail this morning in my mailbox:

We want to start by saying that we are back, and we deeply appreciate your patience, support, and understanding during the past challenging months. We understand that there have been frustrations, and we want you to know that we are fully committed to making things right.

Our return marks a new beginning, and today, we are thrilled to announce that we've found a solution that will allow us to keep our community moving forward. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our services, we are delighted to introduce you to our new owner, Freepik, one of the largest platforms of graphic resources.

Our top priority is to ensure you receive your owed payments. To facilitate this, we have established a dedicated community management and support team that is here to assist you every step of the way. Within our new partnership with Freepik, we will also be distributing imagery via their platform from now on, giving you the opportunity to earn more revenue from your creative work.

What's next for you?
As already mentioned, EyeEm is back on track to full capacity, so now you can take the following steps:
   Weve already started paying out all open requests and will continue doing so regularly again. If you have pending payouts, please request them through your earnings page.
   If you're ready to start uploading fresh content, you can do so on eyeem.com/upload.
You probably have many questions or concerns, and were ready to solve them all. Make sure to check our updated FAQ page for more info and details, well make sure to update it regularly based on your inputs.

Once again, thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through thick and thin. As always you and all our photographers are at the center of everything we do.

The EyeEm team


Good thing is: we will receive our pending payments. At least I hope.
Bad news: we're officially Freekpik contributors now.

« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2023, 02:35 »
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Got the same email.

Tried logging into my account, not working.

« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2023, 02:37 »
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Got the same email.

Tried logging into my account, not working.

Same here, thought I forgot my password, but the reset link is also not working.

« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2023, 02:40 »
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Maybe they are restoring the database or something...

« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2023, 02:43 »
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Maybe they are restoring the database or something...
Might be that, the site is very slow too.

« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2023, 02:51 »
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The reset link finally worked, new password worked, can log in but cannot get to my page. error codes.

I'll try again later.

They say they will pay us.

Will wait to see how sales are, my 10 images on freepik never sold.

But I guess I can now supply them via eyeem.

Does freepik also take videos and ai?

Maybe we can upload that to them as well.

Eyeem never did anything with the videos we sent them.

« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2023, 03:01 »
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The reset link finally worked, new password worked, can log in but cannot get to my page. error codes.

I'll try again later.

They say they will pay us.

Will wait to see how sales are, my 10 images on freepik never sold.

But I guess I can now supply them via eyeem.

Does freepik also take videos and ai?

Maybe we can upload that to them as well.

Eyeem never did anything with the videos we sent them.

I was able to reset my password, and log in to their mobile site, yet, my profile page is not working there.
Logging in on the app and desktop site is not possible either. A lot of technical issues apparently.

Just wanted to take my money and run :-D

I don't know how the distribution to Freepik will take place.
Will EyeEm also take a commission from the pictures sold via their Freekpik parent?

Anyhow, let's see how this goes, not too much to loose anymore, except that I'm not sure under which conditions my content will be sold at Freepik.

« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2023, 03:03 »
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I am not expecting a miracle.

But if they also take video or ai, then it might expand my base. Perhaps another Depositphotos level income?

But it is good that we will get paid, some people are missing over 1000 dollars.

« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2023, 03:11 »
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Stay away from Freepik. I tried them with a small portfolio. Average earning per download 0.017. I am glad I deleted all my images from EyeEm. Will definitely not allow my images to be transferred to FreePic.

« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2023, 03:14 »
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I was able to log in this morning BEFORE the email was sent. Probably just too many users using the site at the same time causing the problems now...

« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2023, 03:20 »
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I was able to log in this morning BEFORE the email was sent. Probably just too many users using the site at the same time causing the problems now...

I hope I can request my remaining balance before the money runs out again ;-)

« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2023, 03:25 »
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My stuff on eyeem is very mundane every day stuff. It is amazing it sold as well as it did.

We will see what happens.

« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2023, 05:32 »
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Just received a payment


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2023, 05:36 »
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Just got my money.

Thank you freepik!


« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2023, 06:43 »
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Can't log in but got my money today after 10 months.

« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2023, 07:08 »
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I received two payments, but since my current balance is $4.66 after ten months or so, I doubt Ill care much about EyeEm in the future.

« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2023, 07:54 »
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I received two payments, but since my current balance is $4.66 after ten months or so, I doubt Ill care much about EyeEm in the future.

Question is: what will happen with the content? Direct EyeEm sales became very scarce already before bankruptcy and I can't imagine there is much of a customer (and contributor) base left. The vast majority of my income at EyeEm came from partner sales and those portfolio's were deleted too.

Freepik wil probably transfer the content to their platform (under which conditions and which plan?) and maybe redistribute to others too (which ones?).

So I don't know what will happen, but I'm positively surprised that after all that time I got my money.

« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2023, 08:13 »
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With a name like Freepix I am not too excited.

« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2023, 13:36 »
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Loving all these $.13 through Adobe sales emails.  (Eyeroll)

« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2023, 16:02 »
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Good god, they won't stop.

« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2023, 17:19 »
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Received my pending $, and some sales have also come in, I suppose those that were made months ago:

Extended License
$ 53.26
EyeEm Market

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2023, 10:38 »
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With a name like Freepix I am not too excited.

After what we've seen, trials for earnings, and the disappearance, I don't understand how some people are so desperate that they will continue to support a business that's against everything we do to make money from our work.

Everyone is an individual and you can do what you want. I make my own choices too. That's not the point.

How can anyone justify competing with themselves for pennies? Is EyeEm or Freepic going to make a difference in your life? Or will it just lower your earnings elsewhere and cheapen the value of your products on the marketplace.

I think that's what these two have done and will do, and that's why I wouldn't support them or contribute anything I create.


 

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