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Author Topic: How many images have you deactivated on istock?  (Read 10211 times)

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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010, 03:14 »
^^^ So why do iStock/Getty still have more buyers?  Istock have raised prices a lot over the years.  They have exclusive images but the other sites have millions of images that they don't have.  Until they start losing buyers on a big scale, I think they will continue to be the No. 1 in the industry and they will continue squeezing as much money out of their contributors as possible.

« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2010, 10:01 »
1,012 so far

« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2010, 10:24 »
None deactivated so far.
As the lowered commissions kick in next year, I will start deactivating then, not before.

It will be interesting to see what happens in January, as I assume many independents who plan to delete their portfolios will wait until then. Only then we will see if that will lead to a significant number of images disappearing from Istock or not.

« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 20:19 »
Stopped uploading.. still considering removing port..

« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2010, 20:28 »
None yet. Too early.  I haven't uploaded to micros in two years, I think.

« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2010, 06:59 »
I just stopped uploading since the announcement.

« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2010, 19:30 »
ive only upl'd 4 images to istock this year, since it takes so long to submit, AND their sales have been miserable compared to other agencies;  for me IS consistently comes in 5 or lower

so i'm not bothering doing anything - if what's there sells, fine, i've already done the work.  oddly, this month is about twice my monthly avg over the past year



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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2010, 03:23 »
If I was going to deactivate images I might as well cancel my membership of the site. Dumping non-sellers won't achieve anything and pulling my best sellers which might have a tiny effect on them would destroy my sales (20:80 and all that).

The crucial element in all of this is and always will be the reaction of buyers.

they would react to finding a half empty site.


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