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« on: August 25, 2016, 01:48 »
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Has anyone ever submitted to stockphoto.com and if so what is your experience good or bad?


« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 03:26 »
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It is only a API of deposit

« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 14:54 »
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It is only a API of deposit

Whats an API?

I read a little on the site and the owner said he dropped $250K to buy the domain, and then added 57K photos from one photographer.

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 16:24 »
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Whats an API?

I read a little on the site and the owner said he dropped $250K to buy the domain, and then added 57K photos from one photographer.

Application Programming Interface.

Lots of their images are just from Deposit Photos web site - you can see the watermark on them. Possibly that's why the site's so slow to load search results. It's also worth noting that there is no contributor or copyright credit shown.

There is nothing I could find about royalties or contributor terms on the site (I wasn't going to create an account to see). I don't know how you could contribute directly, but if you're with Deposit Photos, you're there as well (I assume DP still has its opt out for partner arrangements, allowing those who don't want to participate to skip it).

Lee Torrens is shown as one of the founders - not sure how this fits with his involvement with Canva, but perhaps they aren't seen as a competitor so Canva doesn't mind.

What is the point of a site with similar pricing to Deposit Photos using Deposit Photos content? Seems like a waste of time unless there's some marketing money to try and find a pool of buyers from somewhere. And given the bargain basement pricing, not sure it's good for contributors to have yet another middleman siphoning off buyer cash - some for stockphoto.com, some for Deposit Photos and whatever's left for the poor schmuck who actually created the product...
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 16:26 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 00:20 »
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Well as far as organic search goes they are on page 9 of Google for the keyword "Stock Photos" so thats a total bust in my thinking, I don't know if its just me but I rarely go past page two on any Google Search! After page two it's like you got off the main street and went down the alley.


 

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