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JimP

« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2017, 08:43 »
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"We will only consider deactivating files for legal or similar justifiable reasons as it provides a negative experience for customers when files are suddenly unavailable for license."

If I got that reply, I'd respond with:

Well it's not a legal issue just yet, but as I've revoked my permission for you to host my copyrighted images on your site, it could quickly become one if you don't remove them at your earliest convenience. Hopefully that's justifiable enough for you.

You have to remember that they were very clear about their policy for deactivating images prior to going live with that promise.  Helloitsme or anyone else will get the same response unless their request is to close my account with a 30-day notice. But I'm sure you knew that.

is pays 15% of subs and that can go as low as under 10c per download. ss pays about 28% and rank beginer gets 25c, when we grow we get more. Is when we grow we get the same 15% and low pay.

Read this before it's censored. Phil is leaving in a bang. I wouldn't exit this way but maybe he will make the leaving faster.

If anyone has any information on how I can close my account at istock or Getty.. where am I right now? Why . did they move istock forums here if the istock website is still active?? please email me at PhilWohlrab

all posts by phil https://contributors.gettyimages.com/forum/default.aspx?g=search&[email protected]#0|5


« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2017, 11:07 »
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because of low price they sell for and pennies we get.

thats right, it seems they don't give a care to contributors and their arts anymore.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2017, 11:10 by madman »

« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2017, 13:12 »
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iStock focused on exclusive contributors, they want images that the buyers can only find on iStock. If you upload only to iStock they pay very high commissions in comparison to non-exclusives. They do not want to pay for images that buyers can find elsewhere. Actually, they say be exclusive or leave. As you noticed the "Microstock Poll Results" on the right you can see exclusive contributors earn nearly 5 times more than non-exclusives and 3 times more than Shutterstock contributors.

I have acquaintances who earn well in iStock and all of them is exclusive. So you need to be exclusive or just leave.

« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2017, 13:30 »
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iStock focused on exclusive contributors, they want images that the buyers can only find on iStock. If you upload only to iStock they pay very high commissions in comparison to non-exclusives. They do not want to pay for images that buyers can find elsewhere. Actually, they say be exclusive or leave. As you noticed the "Microstock Poll Results" on the right you can see exclusive contributors earn nearly 5 times more than non-exclusives and 3 times more than Shutterstock contributors.

I have acquaintances who earn well in iStock and all of them is exclusive. So you need to be exclusive or just leave.
Athough if non-exclusives  did leave then they probably couldn't afford those high commissions for exclusives. No they don't earn three times more than SS contributors as they can sign up to other sites including I-stock. I can fully understand exclusives who have built a following remaining but I can't see any rational reason to go exclusive now. Just take a look at their forum ;-)

« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2017, 14:30 »
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every single story is unique ;)

« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2017, 15:41 »
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iStock focused on exclusive contributors, they want images that the buyers can only find on iStock. If you upload only to iStock they pay very high commissions in comparison to non-exclusives. They do not want to pay for images that buyers can find elsewhere. Actually, they say be exclusive or leave. As you noticed the "Microstock Poll Results" on the right you can see exclusive contributors earn nearly 5 times more than non-exclusives and 3 times more than Shutterstock contributors.

I have acquaintances who earn well in iStock and all of them is exclusive. So you need to be exclusive or just leave.

I am completely exclusive.  In my marriage. ;D

 I see no reason for Getty to demand the same loyalty I have to my wife.  This is business, and I make a lot more money by being independent than if I was IS exclusive,  and it has always been that way.   I heard long ago that exclusivity paid more than independence,  but that was in the days with Vetta and E+ collections, and before Getty started screwing contributors AND buyers right and left.  Now the idea that Getty is screwing indies worse than exclusives doesn't make much of a selling point.

« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2017, 11:15 »
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Just confirmed closing of my account.  I'll be worry-free.  It's like running away from an abusive pimp.

« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2017, 14:55 »
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Just confirmed closing of my account.  I'll be worry-free.  It's like running away from an abusive pimp.

Congrats.

« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2017, 16:14 »
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Just confirmed closing of my account.  I'll be worry-free.  It's like running away from an abusive pimp.

Congrats.

Thank you.

dpimborough

« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2017, 16:55 »
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Just confirmed closing of my account.  I'll be worry-free.  It's like running away from an abusive pimp.

Such a great analogy yup Getty is an abuser  :(

« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2017, 19:03 »
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Just confirmed closing of my account.  I'll be worry-free.  It's like running away from an abusive pimp.

Such a great analogy yup Getty is an abuser  :(

They say "Where is my money?" after all my hard work and leave me with some pennies.  Not good.

« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2017, 05:39 »
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Im confused, how or where from I can close/delete my iStockphoto account, through iStock or Getty ESP website?

« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2017, 07:26 »
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Im confused, how or where from I can close/delete my iStockphoto account, through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Click "Need Help?" and then click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
On the pull-down menu, category=Updating my account, Subcategory=I would like to close my account.

They'll send you email asking you to confirm.  So, do the same again sending message via "Contact Us".

« Reply #63 on: March 05, 2017, 07:35 »
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Thank you Helloitsme,

through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Thanks,

Kalevi

Im confused, how or where from I can close/delete my iStockphoto account, through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Click "Need Help?" and then click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
On the pull-down menu, category=Updating my account, Subcategory=I would like to close my account.

They'll send you email asking you to confirm.  So, do the same again sending message via "Contact Us".

« Reply #64 on: March 05, 2017, 07:48 »
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Thank you Helloitsme,

through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Thanks,

Kalevi

Im confused, how or where from I can close/delete my iStockphoto account, through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Click "Need Help?" and then click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
On the pull-down menu, category=Updating my account, Subcategory=I would like to close my account.

They'll send you email asking you to confirm.  So, do the same again sending message via "Contact Us".

Yes, ESP site page upper right, there's "Need Help?".

« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2017, 08:04 »
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Thank you again, Helloitsme,

find it, got e-mail, I guess I'm done :)

Thank you for your help,

Kalevi

P.S. now I'm completely free from any microstock sites 8)

Thank you Helloitsme,

through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Thanks,

Kalevi

Im confused, how or where from I can close/delete my iStockphoto account, through iStock or Getty ESP website?

Click "Need Help?" and then click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
On the pull-down menu, category=Updating my account, Subcategory=I would like to close my account.

They'll send you email asking you to confirm.  So, do the same again sending message via "Contact Us".

Yes, ESP site page upper right, there's "Need Help?".
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 08:07 by kalevitamm »

« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2017, 08:05 »
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Deleted - double post.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 08:18 by kalevitamm »

« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2017, 22:27 »
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My question to Getty management is "How can you sleep at night?" giving us pennies.  "Do you know Dracula?"

« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2017, 03:39 »
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My question to Getty management is "How can you sleep at night?" giving us pennies.  "Do you know Dracula?"
Probably better than you sleep at night accepting them :)  I'm sure I sleep better since leaving.

« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2017, 10:13 »
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messaged 3 times about closure of my account, being ignored for over 3 months, ?

« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2017, 11:22 »
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messaged 3 times about closure of my account, being ignored for over 3 months, ?
I had no luck until I emailed them here [email protected]

« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2017, 11:24 »
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Hi Stryjek,

oh, sh*t, 3 month?! Did you get any ticket confirmation like me, as few posts above?

messaged 3 times about closure of my account, being ignored for over 3 months, ?


 

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