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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: grace on November 12, 2020, 20:22

Title: delete photo immediately
Post by: grace on November 12, 2020, 20:22
Dear all, how do i delete the photos on istock immediately? I cant find any delete button? Thanks
Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: trek on November 12, 2020, 21:25
Dear all, how do i delete the photos on istock immediately? I cant find any delete button? Thanks

They removed the delete button a few years ago.  You have to write contributor support.
Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: WD3 Photography on November 13, 2020, 04:41
You have to contact them via https://esp.gettyimages.com. I think they commit to make changes within 72 hours.
Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: Microstock Posts on November 17, 2020, 09:05
I wiped my eyes in disbelief when I first read this.

"Please note that 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."

https://www.microstockposts.com/getty-istock-tightens-noose-on-artists-work/ (https://www.microstockposts.com/getty-istock-tightens-noose-on-artists-work/)
Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: Hannafate on November 20, 2020, 09:12
Several sites have restrictions on deletions in their contract.  They don't want to see the kind of hemorrhage iStock had a few years back, when they had a really stupid security breach, and hundreds of photographers deleted their portfolios.

Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: cathyslife on November 20, 2020, 09:34
Several sites have restrictions on deletions in their contract.  They don't want to see the kind of hemorrhage iStock had a few years back, when they had a really stupid security breach, and hundreds of photographers deleted their portfolios.

I understand why they do it, but it takes away the right for contributors to manage their own business. It pays to read the contract. If a contributor isnít ok with them taking control of your assets, donít sell there. I doubt I would have even signed up if those were the terms way back when.
Title: Re: delete photo immediately
Post by: drd on December 15, 2020, 07:59
Several sites have restrictions on deletions in their contract.  They don't want to see the kind of hemorrhage iStock had a few years back, when they had a really stupid security breach, and hundreds of photographers deleted their portfolios.

I understand why they do it, but it takes away the right for contributors to manage their own business. It pays to read the contract. If a contributor isnít ok with them taking control of your assets, donít sell there. I doubt I would have even signed up if those were the terms way back when.

If you upload images on istock/getty it is not your business anymore. At least they think so!