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« on: May 26, 2010, 01:48 »
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Hi all,

I notice there is an options for istock contributor to opt-in their partner programs, i think it is photos.com and thinkstock.com, right?

both website will sell at flat rate $0.25 for any size to eps files. In this partner website, will we get paid more if the users will use for printing, or more other kind of usage? or whatever they do, you will only get paid $0.25?

and my other question is the same file will be sold with higher price if you bought through istock? how is it going to work for istock to sell same files at 2 price?

thank you.


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 02:21 »
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You'll get paid the flat rate for any size not matter what the end usage is UNLESS the buyer doesn't take out a subscription but opts to buy it as a one-off at a huge rate, then IIRC you get 20%. Don't hold your breath: generally they'd be better to take out a one-week subscription.
Yes, the same images can be sold at the PP and iStock except exclusive files under 18 months old, which can only be sold at one or the other.
I don't know how it's going to work for iStock. They originally told us it was different markets, then hit their biggest buyers with a newsletter advising suggesting they take out a Thinkstock subscription. That was when I opted out and I no longer care. However, the subscription model is quite restrictive, and the T&C (hahaha) state that images can't be stockpiled but must be used during the period of a sub. (not that there's any way of policing that) Not so good if you have a huge job needing many images one week, but also some flat weeks when you need very few, whereas with an iStock bundle you can buy files as and when you need to.

« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 03:14 »
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i know shutterstock is a subscription website and you get any files for a cheap price too, but you get on demand download sometimes and i heard people getting Enhanced license too..

but i can't understand if everyone opt-in the partners program then who will pay for istock price.. but i guess most contributors opt-out.. and i think istock got sub download also? i got $0.19 download like that.

if a buyer want to buy my image through istock website, will the buyer has an option to buy through partners program?



 

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