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Author Topic: Submissions and access gone at Envato  (Read 7419 times)

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fritz

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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2016, 03:07 »
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Hey All,

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  I just wanted to let you know that we're reading all your comments.  We're responding to questions and thoughts from our official post (https://forums.envato.com/t/adjusting-our-focus-a-new-approach-for-photos-at-envato/).  We'd love to have your input into the discussion there and we'll do our best to answer any questions you might have.

Thanks,

James.
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2016, 19:54 »
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Kind of lame that they're just cutting people loose if they don't meet some new standard. How about an opportunity for people to modify their portfolios before just dropping them?

Not all that surprising, though. Seems like a very Envato kind of move to make some drastic change that screws over many of the very same people who helped them build their collection into what it is today.

Tror

« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2016, 06:32 »
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Hey All,

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  I just wanted to let you know that we're reading all your comments.  We're responding to questions and thoughts ....


Good. You are very welcome.

...and since you are reading: when do you give up the shady "Marketplace" concept and get a real Agency with a transparent tax paradigm?

« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2016, 09:20 »
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What? is there a summary of the subs program somewhere? Is it really unlimited DLs for 49$!!!!!!!!

What files are included, just photos or photos and graphics?

Found a page that says its's $29! what do authors get per download in this abomination?
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 09:23 by Justanotherphotographer »

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« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2016, 06:14 »
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$29 currently, going up to the regular price of $49 at some point. The revenue split is 50% to Envato and 50% to authors, although there's some kind of modifier based on the value of the item... so you'll get less for a photo than a website template.

So it's impossible to say what you'll get per photo until it's been running a while and there's some historical data from contributors. The more they download the less you'll get, but they do have something slightly different that might stop people downloading millions of files a month... each item needs to be registered for a specific use. So you can't just download stuff for fun and use it in any old thing. If you do, then you don't have a valid license to use it. Sure, that's open to abuse and there's no real way to check, and I'm sure it will be abused by a minority of subscribers... but I'd like to think the majority of buyers play by the rules. Otherwise none of us would ever get any extended license sales.

But yeah, whether it's going to be profitable for contributors remains to be seen. If it's a reasonable addition to sales in addition to marketplace earnings then happy days. Time will tell.

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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2016, 09:37 »
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All that's going to happen is Envanto is going to yield an exclusive, limited, much smaller collection whereby buyers with simple needs who need small sizes will simply defect. It's my personal belief that envanto want's a very exclusive buyer base who is willing to pay more in some cases, yet they are trying to keep some buyers with that horrible subs plan....unlimited downloads for $49.....WOW.  The good news is that many of their buyers will defect to another micro.  So as they push out contributors they also push out buyers.  Nice move Envanto.

« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2016, 15:56 »
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2016, 16:58 »
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Can people opt out of it?

« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2016, 17:12 »
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Couple of bits...

https://forums.envato.com/t/switch-to-single-resolution-for-photos/74586

https://forums.envato.com/t/envato-elements-update-future-plans/72682
It seems to be going down very well with customers............... :o

well, they have to pay more instead of less, good for us but of course a buyer is going to moan. we should tell the buyer to consider the photographer as well. or are we now backing the buyer in saying that our images are not worth more than 1 dollar, *

« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2016, 02:48 »
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Couple of bits...

https://forums.envato.com/t/switch-to-single-resolution-for-photos/74586

https://forums.envato.com/t/envato-elements-update-future-plans/72682
It seems to be going down very well with customers............... :o

well, they have to pay more instead of less, good for us but of course a buyer is going to moan. we should tell the buyer to consider the photographer as well. or are we now backing the buyer in saying that our images are not worth more than 1 dollar, *
No they don't have to pay more they can go somewhere else which they probably will

« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2016, 09:26 »
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Serious question:
Why do I get $4 sales on files that cost $5, $2.4 sales on files that cost $3, etc...  And that's before you deduct your shady fees and taxes..

« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2016, 16:43 »
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Serious question:
Why do I get $4 sales on files that cost $5, $2.4 sales on files that cost $3, etc...  And that's before you deduct your shady fees and taxes..

1. 20% so called buyer fee. 80% of list price remains.
2a. 55% author fee if non-exclusive after that.
2b. 12.5%-37.5% author fee if exclusive.
3. U.S. tax if from a non-treaty country, a country with >0% tax treaty or if you haven't filled out the forms.

« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2016, 16:48 »
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they have locked down submissions for everyone and are going to remove portfolios. only high quality content will be allowed. they will stop reviewing and give approved authors control over content and pricing. this project will take 12 months to complete,

LOL!
As far as I am concerned, they can just close down the whole shop.

« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2016, 20:42 »
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I have just uploaded 47 images on Photodune (by ftp and then on the site) without any problem

That's a good sign. You may be a among the small selected group of high quality content contributors.

They used to give a top authors list. I last looked a few months ago I was just hanging on 100-ish position. I'm not too sure I could make it.

« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 07:32 by Sion »

« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2016, 06:11 »
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For me, going to Upload/Start upload still works, but I havent actually try to really upload anything....


 

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