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Im on iOS but I cant log into canstock or Pond5. Frustrating when Im paying the annual subscription fee.

I apologize for the delay with the implementation of this feature. We're focused on the Microstock.Plus right now, but we'll do our best to implement the spell checker soon :)

Niakris thank you for your quick reply! I checked out Microstock.plus earlier today and it is awesome! Saves me a bunch of time and bandwidth. I'm still a bit confused as to what the difference is between Stocksubmitter and Microstock.plus as it sounds like once you build MP out a bit more it could completely take the place of Stocksubmitter. Am I missing something?

Any update on the spell check feature? I just started using Stocksubmitter and am really surprised this feature doesn't exist. It's seems to be a great program but I can't accept all the spelling errors and typos I create :)

VideoBlocks / Re: Commission cut
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:36 »
I sent an email saying that I can't accept both the cut and the low price of $49 HD clips. In the reply I was told they had no plans to change pricing at this time.

I've made pretty good money with videoblocks up until they changed their name. Now it may be time to head to the door. I've stopped uploading and will see what the next couple of months hold before I make my final decision.

VideoBlocks / Re: Commission cut
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:36 »
The only way I could accept the low $49 price for video was because I was getting 100%. At 50% commission the price for an HD clip is WAY too low. I guess my uploads to VB will have to be cut by 100%. Too bad.

The marketplace on graphicstock isn't live until I think the 18th? of this month. Having said that, I was part of the beta launch to a small group of customers. I had about 1,000 images online with them for the beta and haven't had a sale. They did say tho that it was a very small beta group of customers so hopefully things will pick up when they actually launch to the public.

VideoBlocks / Re: 4K sales
« on: August 24, 2017, 13:27 »
I've only sold a handful of 4k at VB in the last 1 1/2 years. Sure is nice when it happens tho.

General Stock Discussion / Re: GraphicStock Has It Right
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:45 »
Received an email from Deposit Photos this morning asking me to re-activate the partner program on their site because GraphicStock wants to include my images from DP.

I'm already submitting directly to GS so it is a bit concerning to hear they are going after third party suppliers. Especially ones like Deposit Photos. Disappointing if direct submitters at GS are going to be swamped by images from 3rd party deals.

As an aside, I can only assume that a $3.99 sale at GS becomes a .33 cent payout on DP.

I'm more interested in this change from a legal standpoint. If it's up to us to mark our work as editorial or not who bears the legal responsibility when a client uses a clip that is marked incorrectly as commercial when shouldn't be? Ultimately it should always be the legal responsibility of the client to determine if their use of a clip is correct or not but I suppose it depends on how the Videoblocks license agreement reads.

So basically nothing for most of us and a split of a split for Stocksy contributors.

People come to this forum to try to share and receive actual, real information that can help them run their business. Replies like this just muddy the water. Nothing wrong with having a bit of fun here but your post was written as a factual statement rather than a tongue in cheek joke.

Weeding through this forum to find the nuggets of gold is difficult enough without people purposefully posting false information with the intention to mislead. Just saying...

I've been looking for a good backup solution to use without a laptop and came across this one a few days ago:  https://www.gnarbox.com/
Looks good and has great reviews.

We absolutely need to be able to select a thumbnail for Adobe to be considered a real player in the video space.

As I understand it, Getty recently announced to many of their 3rd party providers that if they want to keep their content on the Getty site they will have to accept a 15% royalty from Getty. A place like Eyeem, I'd imagine, would have pretty low bargaining power and would fall into this category. So assuming this is true, your 50% from Eyeem could actually be more like 7.5% of the actual sale price.

If Getty's as deep in debt as has been reported over the last few years, offering these sh*ty royalty rates may be their only chance to stay alive but it doesn't mean you have to accept their terms. As for Eeyem, Getty is the only real way they have to make any money. 7.5% of all sales might be good from their point of view because they aren't creating the product. They just collect the images that people give them, send them to Getty and then collect the payments.

At some point photographers need to be willing to step over the pennies and start looking for the dollars...if you know what I mean.

General Stock Discussion / Re: VIDEO FILE PURCHASE
« on: May 15, 2017, 14:41 »
We simply want to do a bulk purchase and have the right to use the videos in our software, where our customers can use them to display on our screens and media players, but cannot download or re-use them outside of our software. It is display only. Could you please email me a quote for 50 or 100 clips?

This is a resale/distribution type license as the company is licensing your clips and then wanting to distribute them (for display only) to their customers to use on their device. There should be extended licenses involved that drive up the price considerably which is probably what they were told by whatever agency they found them on. They're hoping to do an end run around the large price they were quoted from the agency and get them on the cheap from you.

Don't license them too cheaply and don't forget to value your time which will be greater than you might think. Also, in my experience, it is often the case that after exchanging many emails with the buyer and spending a great deal of my time, the customer just disappears and the deal never happens.

Not trying to be a dark cloud, just trying to interject some reality. Good luck!

I really like Mircostockr Pro. One request though: Could you allow multiple accounts per agency? This is important for iStock/Getty now that my iStock account and my Getty account use different logins on the same system.

I need this too!

An HD video costs less than a full size image! 5 credits vs 10 credits. Nope, nope, nope.

Pond5 / Re: The first Pond5 Global Partner is here: Adobe
« on: April 24, 2017, 19:10 »

As part of our previously announced Global Partner Program, Pond5 has officially signed eight hand-selected distribution partners, including a new partnership with Adobe, the industry-leader in creative desktop and mobile apps.

Sure would like to know exactly who the "eight hand-selected distribution partners" are?

Microstock Services / Re: Microstockr app support has gone?
« on: April 01, 2017, 12:40 »
Hmmm...Pond5 hasn't worked for months for me either. Also, I guess my yearly subscription just ran out as a few of the agencies just disappeared from my dashboard. No notice to resubscribe or anything, just gone.

Getty is not likely to remove your footage until your contract ends. If it's a true Getty contract (not iStock) it is probably several years long. Best to remove the same/similar footage at the other sites and then decide where you want your new material to go.

I'm really sorry but these sort of sales are increasingly what istock is sending our way. Wait until the new payment structure really kicks in in the next few months. There is no way to opt out. Expect much, much more of the same and worse. I think getty sees istock content as for just this sort of thing.

This is not just iStock by any means. This is what getty contract photographers have been seeing for years now. When Premium Access was launched it was a very small percentage of the monthly downloads and most sales were for regular (ie higher) amounts. Every year there are more PA sales and less regular sales.

What's even more frustrating is that many/most of the PA sales have big company names attached (ie, MTV, Viacom, Time Warner, etc.) and the amounts are pitiful. These amounts are often far lower than microstock rates.


BTW... how does one get their videos to Getty's website? And is really someone buying them for such ridiculous prices?

It's not a ridiculous price and yes people do buy them for that price and much higher. The ridiculous prices are the one's getty licenses through the premium access program.

I'm also having problems with Pond5. This should be fixed, it's not freeware.


Adobe Stock / Re: new $4.75 sales?
« on: February 06, 2017, 17:55 »
I've had a couple of these $4.76 sales today and was wondering the same thing about where these are coming from but I'm not complaining :)

Pond5 still not working for me?
Anyone else have this problem?
Pond5 hasn't worked in the iOS version for a long time.

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