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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2016, 04:40 »
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And as I understand it, that now means automatic distribution of images to Getty and Alamy. So for anyone already with Alamy that might be problematic.

Why? How?

I am uploading images to EyeEm that are already at Alamy.
I don't want to compete with myself to receive 50% of what I would receive directly from Alamy.


« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2016, 04:56 »
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I am uploading images to EyeEm that are already at Alamy.
I don't want to compete with myself to receive 50% of what I would receive directly from Alamy.

But then again, you are offering your images at Shutterstock for 38 cents per download; and on 123RF where you might only receive 3% of the customer payment as royalties when your image gets sold through one of their partnerships?!? So you are pretty indiscriminate in where you upload the same images at all price levels and royalty rates but in this case you see a problem?

Well, the solution is easy: Don't put your images in the EyeEm Market then.

« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2016, 06:26 »
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I am uploading images to EyeEm that are already at Alamy.
I don't want to compete with myself to receive 50% of what I would receive directly from Alamy.

But then again, you are offering your images at Shutterstock for 38 cents per download; and on 123RF where you might only receive 3% of the customer payment as royalties when your image gets sold through one of their partnerships?!? So you are pretty indiscriminate in where you upload the same images at all price levels and royalty rates but in this case you see a problem?

Well, the solution is easy: Don't put your images in the EyeEm Market then.

I agree, I distribute broadly...
But what I want to avoid is having the same image on the same agency twice, and one version giving me half of each sale.

« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2016, 12:35 »
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And as I understand it, that now means automatic distribution of images to Getty and Alamy. So for anyone already with Alamy that might be problematic.

Why? How?
I guess because we will be competing with ourselves on Alamy, having the same images on Eyeem and Alamy.

« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2016, 17:42 »
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And as I understand it, that now means automatic distribution of images to Getty and Alamy. So for anyone already with Alamy that might be problematic.

Why? How?
I guess because we will be competing with ourselves on Alamy, having the same images on Eyeem and Alamy.

Yes, you can call it competing, on the other hand having the same image twice, once in a collection, once in your own portfolio, may also increase the chance for it to be seen and bought.

« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2016, 01:20 »
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I guess because we will be competing with ourselves on Alamy, having the same images on Eyeem and Alamy.

Obviously. But as I mentioned, many around here are already competing with themselves, offering the same images in $100+ collections they also offer for $0.25 subscriptions. Sure it would be better to get $20 from a sale but then again getting $10 from it is still better than the $0.25

And Alamy has some 60, 70 million images. Sure there are some very small niches where there is a certain chance that the same client will see your image twice. But in most cases your images will rank rather differently being in two different collections submitted at two different points in time. So I guess it's also doubling the chance to get your images seen in many cases.

Well, each to their own. There is no obligation to upload your images everywhere.

AlexRvan

« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2016, 01:47 »
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What about this Premium Collection? The way I see it I now have to upload my images to EyeEm first, see if they get picked as exclusive for the Premium Collection, upload elsewhere if not picked.
Did I understand correctly?

« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2016, 02:22 »
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what really bothers me is that there is no watermark to protect the uploaded photos

« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2016, 05:47 »
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What about this Premium Collection? The way I see it I now have to upload my images to EyeEm first, see if they get picked as exclusive for the Premium Collection, upload elsewhere if not picked.
Did I understand correctly?

I wouldn't really "wait" for it. Getty is really slow in selecting images for their premium collections, it might take months, they even might decide next year to select one of your older images. And the percentage of images selected for this is likely to be very small, like one in a thousand or so. It's not the same as the "EyeEm x Getty" collection was in the past when you got feedback within a week or two.

So when your image gets picked, you can still decide if you want to take the effort to remove it from other agencies. Obviously that would be harder to do if you submit the same images to 20 agencies. But then again I have my doubts if the typical non-exclusive microstock imagery is what Getty is going to choose for their premium collection.

AlexRvan

« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2016, 08:44 »
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What about this Premium Collection? The way I see it I now have to upload my images to EyeEm first, see if they get picked as exclusive for the Premium Collection, upload elsewhere if not picked.
Did I understand correctly?

I wouldn't really "wait" for it. Getty is really slow in selecting images for their premium collections, it might take months, they even might decide next year to select one of your older images. And the percentage of images selected for this is likely to be very small, like one in a thousand or so. It's not the same as the "EyeEm x Getty" collection was in the past when you got feedback within a week or two.

So when your image gets picked, you can still decide if you want to take the effort to remove it from other agencies. Obviously that would be harder to do if you submit the same images to 20 agencies. But then again I have my doubts if the typical non-exclusive microstock imagery is what Getty is going to choose for their premium collection.

Thank you for your answer. I'm not really up to date with Getty's collections and ways of doing things.

Coincidence or not, I just got an email saying that a few of my images have been selected for the premium collection. Lucky I didn't upload them somewhere else.

« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2016, 05:53 »
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What about this Premium Collection? The way I see it I now have to upload my images to EyeEm first, see if they get picked as exclusive for the Premium Collection, upload elsewhere if not picked.
Did I understand correctly?

I wouldn't really "wait" for it. Getty is really slow in selecting images for their premium collections, it might take months, they even might decide next year to select one of your older images. And the percentage of images selected for this is likely to be very small, like one in a thousand or so. It's not the same as the "EyeEm x Getty" collection was in the past when you got feedback within a week or two.

So when your image gets picked, you can still decide if you want to take the effort to remove it from other agencies. Obviously that would be harder to do if you submit the same images to 20 agencies. But then again I have my doubts if the typical non-exclusive microstock imagery is what Getty is going to choose for their premium collection.

Thank you for your answer. I'm not really up to date with Getty's collections and ways of doing things.

Coincidence or not, I just got an email saying that a few of my images have been selected for the premium collection. Lucky I didn't upload them somewhere else.

Yes, I got the same email. As part of the new arrangement, apparently they went through all the existing uploads to define which pictures go to that premium collection right aways. However, these are all "old" images. I can't be sure how quick they are going to be in the future, it's just my personal expectation that it won't be decided within two or three weeks. But maybe I'm wrong and they will speed up the whole process.


 

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