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Author Topic: Is 500px Selling Your Photos on Fotolia?  (Read 3811 times)

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PaulieWalnuts

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« on: May 25, 2017, 19:08 »
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https://petapixel.com/2017/05/25/beware-500px-now-sells-photos-fotolia-without-credit

I don't remember getting an announcement from 500px about this. Why does that not surprise me?



« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 19:27 »
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Another KT "screw the contributor strategy"

« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 19:40 »
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Sounds like normal macrostock distribution.

They probably need to explain it better, but these delayed earnings from partners are normal with macrostock, it can take half a year before the money reaches you.
500px files are placed in a premium collection, not the cheap part of Adobe.


« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 19:51 »
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They announced this at the end of January

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/introducing-500px-for-adobe-stock-premium-collection/

https://about.500px.com/press/

I didn't care as I had already pulled my uploads there from Marketplace when they cut the royalty rate. These days, the only emails I get from 500px are the discount offers on their various paid plans, so I figured they'd largely shifted focus to charging photographers money and away from trying to be a stock agency.

The long lead times on sale reporting and payment are certainly found elsewhere (Alamy as an example). The higher the price, the longer you wait to get paid :)

« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 20:50 »
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it's a lot of outrage and ranting over something that is 'just how things work'.  Like "Omg! I'm opted into partner distribution and they distributed my work to a partner site!!!".  I don't think some of these folk should be licensing content.

« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 02:52 »
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I fancy it's a good idea. They (500px) may just sell a bit more - and if I can get some photos in at a higher level on FT I'm happy.

« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 03:17 »
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it's a lot of outrage and ranting over something that is 'just how things work'.  Like "Omg! I'm opted into partner distribution and they distributed my work to a partner site!!!".  I don't think some of these folk should be licensing content.
True but I think a bit more transparency wouldn't come amiss

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 12:23 »
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They announced this at the end of January

https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/introducing-500px-for-adobe-stock-premium-collection/d

https://about.500px.com/press/

I didn't care as I had already pulled my uploads there from Marketplace when they cut the royalty rate. These days, the only emails I get from 500px are the discount offers on their various paid plans, so I figured they'd largely shifted focus to charging photographers money and away from trying to be a stock agency.

The long lead times on sale reporting and payment are certainly found elsewhere (Alamy as an example). The higher the price, the longer you wait to get paid :)

What I'm getting at is I don't remember seeing an email which is what I would expect as someone who has images there. An email with details so I can decide if I want to participate. Maybe they sent one and I overlooked it. I had images there I sell as RM on my site so if they quietly made them available as RF on Fotolia It wouldt be a good thing for me.

Way too many of these side deals conflict with other things I have going on.

« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 15:36 »
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I don't see why you'd expect an email.  I've never gotten an email when WestEnd, for instance, was adding partners. 

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 20:26 »
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I don't see why you'd expect an email.  I've never gotten an email when WestEnd, for instance, was adding partners.

Looks like the expectations bar has been set pretty low these days.

« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2017, 03:39 »
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Well, they can't offer opt outs every time a new partner is added.  It's an all or nothing thing.  So either you're into distribution or you're not.

I mean, would it be great to have a checklist of every partner and what the deal is so you know what is happening with each?  Sure.  Let me know who does that.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2017, 06:48 »
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Sure they don't have to offer opt outs but I still have a choice.

No idea who still does that. If nobody, pretty sad. And exactly why I'm shifting to relying less on partners and more on direct sales.


 

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