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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 13:16 »
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Just an update on the cancellation of my contributor account at iStock.

It has taken 10 days from raising a ticket to the deletion of all my content. So not too painful. I can still access the ESP account, but all of my media has been pulled.

I feel cleansed...  ;D


« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 13:41 »
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Hi , Long time lurker here . I finally decided to pull the plug on iStock/Getty . I have been a member since 2010 and up to the acquisiton sales were really good .
What do you mean by acquisition?      Getty bought iStock in 2006.

He means the aquisition of Getty by the Carlyle Group (AKA Bushes and Clintons) for  $3.3B in 2012. Read here article and comments as well, so that you know who is your master: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/aug/15/getty-images-bought-carlyle-group

That's exactly what I was referring to .

Just an update on the cancellation of my contributor account at iStock.

It has taken 10 days from raising a ticket to the deletion of all my content. So not too painful. I can still access the ESP account, but all of my media has been pulled.

I feel cleansed...  ;D

You made me search for my images on iStock and Thinkstock . They're gone from both sites and all remaining links in Google lead to an error page . Nice reaction time , I definitely didn't expect it to be so fast .

RoamingPro

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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2017, 13:35 »
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Time to throw in the towel on iStock/Getty

I just entered a support ticket at: newbielink:https://accountmanagement.gettyimages.com/Help/SupportTicket [nonactive] with the category of: My Agreement and sub-category of: I want to close my account

I would think that would get the ticket to the correct representative, so we'll see how long this takes. Now I have to decide what to do with my meager little portfolio.

dpimborough

« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2017, 05:05 »
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Just an update on the cancellation of my contributor account at iStock.

It has taken 10 days from raising a ticket to the deletion of all my content. So not too painful. I can still access the ESP account, but all of my media has been pulled.

I feel cleansed...  ;D

Good for you!

Feeling cleansed of  iStock must be like having a colonic irrigation :D

« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2017, 10:07 »
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istockphoto / getty has reached new bottom for contributors.... even if your files are online, they aren't searchable through their search engine: http://video-stock.org/istockphoto-getty-images-affecting-search-results-with-only-specific-media/

dpimborough

« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2017, 16:58 »
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Aww boo hoo seems once you get a deletion confirmation you can't sign in to the forum anymore  bye LOBO miss you NOT! ;D

And they soon removed my content from thinsuck too gone inside 4 days :D

Seems my stuff is no longer on isuck either what was all that about 90 days waiting period?

Seem they can move when they want too :D


Bye guys see you in the next life  ::)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 17:06 by Sammy the Cat »

ShadySue

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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2017, 17:17 »
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istockphoto / getty has reached new bottom for contributors.... even if your files are online, they aren't searchable through their search engine: http://video-stock.org/istockphoto-getty-images-affecting-search-results-with-only-specific-media/


That file is perfectly searchable.
I found it, and two sisters by the same contributor, by searching peeling apple.

I see that report was searching for some reason on 'first time peeling apple', which isn't a search someone would use for this file, maybe only for a small child peeling an apple for the first time. It doesn't make any sense in relation to this image, almost certainly an English language problem. I guess they were thinking of the first cut into an apple then peeling from there.
Since at least 2007, files on iStock are not searchable within the site on titles, only on keywords which are in their CV system. 'first time peeling apple' is highly unlikely to be in the CV.

BTW, some of the keywords for this file are totally inappropriate, e.g. "bare tree", "domestic animals", "healthcare and medicine", "table knife", "dieting", and others are very marginal.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 19:51 by ShadySue »

« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2017, 09:07 »
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Searching was very specific as I would search for something in google... but the search keywords were identical to what the title states. I even tried even searching some other files with no luck.

Regarding the irrelevant keywords... some may be there by mistake when it was imported or smthing :\ thank you for noticing.

ShadySue

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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2017, 09:45 »
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Searching was very specific as I would search for something in google... but the search keywords were identical to what the title states. I even tried even searching some other files ...
Google searching should in theory throw up the file on a search on the title. Allegedly even the now-invisible description also counts on Google (even when it showed, it didn't count for the internal search). I didn't do a Google search as I assumed you were talking about searching in the site, as you said "aren't searchable on their search engine".

dpimborough

« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2017, 05:11 »
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Just read something interesting on another forum it seems Getty/iStock are inviting
contributors to upload to their site via linkedin.

A contributor said they were invited to upload their entire portfolio and Getty/iStock would do the work for them! ???

What's the matter boys did too many contributors delete their accounts! ;D

« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2017, 09:05 »
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How about the rest of my earnings once I have no longer access to the site ?

I would also like to know that, so i can plan closing my account. Can anyone share that with us? Thanks!

« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2017, 16:49 »
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I reached the payment threshold and got a payment before closing my account and they sent another payment several weeks after I lost access to the site.  Funny how the only good thing to happen in many years there was after I left.

« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2017, 02:52 »
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Just read something interesting on another forum it seems Getty/iStock are inviting
contributors to upload to their site via linkedin.

A contributor said they were invited to upload their entire portfolio and Getty/iStock would do the work for them! ???

What's the matter boys did too many contributors delete their accounts! ;D
This is great news!! While other agencies have more content than they know what to do with too.

drd

« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2017, 03:25 »
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Just read something interesting on another forum it seems Getty/iStock are inviting
contributors to upload to their site via linkedin.

Could you post a link, I would love to read this. Thanks!

ShadySue

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« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 03:44 »
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It's not new. A few years back they had a lypse in Paris and they were contacting local non -iS photographers to invite them to take part.

BTW, I hope they're not going to use the same bunch of incompetents that they hired to "improve" the captions and descriptions of naive volunteers a couple of years back. Many of the results would have been hilarious if not maddening and embarrassing.

« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2017, 04:03 »
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It's not new. A few years back they had a lypse in Paris and they were contacting local non -iS photographers to invite them to take part.

BTW, I hope they're not going to use the same bunch of incompetents that they hired to "improve" the captions and descriptions of naive volunteers a couple of years back. Many of the results would have been hilarious if not maddening and embarrassing.
All the agencies used to do it. Offering to upload for bigger contributors, financial incentives, better placement, decent referral programs. They haven't had to do it for years, especially the big boys. SS even risked alienating all their big time contributor referral machines by pulling the rug out from under them. Warms my little heart to think IS is back there again.

ShadySue

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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2017, 04:46 »
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It's not new. A few years back they had a lypse in Paris and they were contacting local non -iS photographers to invite them to take part.

BTW, I hope they're not going to use the same bunch of incompetents that they hired to "improve" the captions and descriptions of naive volunteers a couple of years back. Many of the results would have been hilarious if not maddening and embarrassing.
All the agencies used to do it. Offering to upload for bigger contributors, financial incentives, better placement, decent referral programs. They haven't had to do it for years, especially the big boys. SS even risked alienating all their big time contributor referral machines by pulling the rug out from under them. Warms my little heart to think IS is back there again.
Didn't SS offer to do it some years back, the last time a goodly number of iS exclusives were thinking of leaving exclusivity? Didn't they say they could send their entire ports, etc?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 04:57 by ShadySue »

« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2017, 05:00 »
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I believe that is correct.

« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2017, 14:29 »
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It's not new. A few years back they had a lypse in Paris and they were contacting local non -iS photographers to invite them to take part.

BTW, I hope they're not going to use the same bunch of incompetents that they hired to "improve" the captions and descriptions of naive volunteers a couple of years back. Many of the results would have been hilarious if not maddening and embarrassing.
All the agencies used to do it. Offering to upload for bigger contributors, financial incentives, better placement, decent referral programs. They haven't had to do it for years, especially the big boys. SS even risked alienating all their big time contributor referral machines by pulling the rug out from under them. Warms my little heart to think IS is back there again.

True.  Envato solicuted me a couple years back and uploaded my whole port for me.  Now they've thrown me off the site even tho I was still a good seller, making  between  $100-200 per month and sometimes more.

At least it was THEIR time wasted putting my port on their site and not mine.  There is NO logic to their recent actions.  ::)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 14:31 by PixelBytes »

RoamingPro

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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2017, 15:52 »
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Update: I requested they close my account on 3/28/17. Received confirmation account was being closed on 4/5/17. I just couldn't live with 15% - example: an image sold for 24.90 & I received 3.73 - thanks, but no thanks!  :-[

« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2017, 22:21 »
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Yeah, I think it was a wrong decision to include the iStock portion of the take in the new reports. When you realize how much you're not getting it's not encouraging.

« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2017, 19:12 »
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I officially submitted a request to close my iStock account. I said I would give them two months after the unification, and I ended up giving them more, although that was only because I had a payment issue that wasn't their fault that I wanted to fix before I asked them to close my account.

Two cents for a download is a joke. Maybe if it had been a rarity, but it just happened too much.

« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2017, 19:49 »
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I closed my IS account last year. I probably did myself out of 20K over the next few years but I just couldn't take the 75c anymore.

MilanLipowski

« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2017, 12:18 »
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I just don't know why people are non-stop complaining about iStock. They are making business and they are making rules, so: Take it, or leave it. So simple.

dpimborough

« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2017, 12:50 »
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I just don't know why people are non-stop complaining about iStock. They are making business and they are making rules, so: Take it, or leave it. So simple.

Because this is an open forum and contributors can discuss what  the hayull they like.


 

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