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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2011, 10:14 »
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And another question:
If I upload directly to Pixmac, will all my partner program images be removed?

I want to maximize my royalties and I don't want to have partner downloads through Pixmac if I upload there directly as well.

You're the manager :-) We usually remove all content of photographers who are directly at Pixmac upon request so there are no duplicates and also the system is more transparent for you. There's also a system detecting duplicates that does that more or less automatically, but if you have complete portfolio at Pixmac it makes sense.


« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2011, 04:31 »
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Uploaded a few today to check it out. You're right, upload is nice.

Got an email tonight that says
We are pleased to inform you that your images have been processed today.
To see more information please log in to www.pixmac.com and go to the Sell Images section.

I log in and don't see anything that say's Sell Images. Also, if I click my account and go to photographer, it shows everything is waiting, so not sure what Processed means.


Hi dbvirago,

thank you for noticing - Sell images section was renamed but we forgot to change it in messages. We will correct that.

Our approval process works in two steps and you get this message when the images are processed by our administrators. However, there is always one more check made by our supervizor - it usually takes just several hours. But you are right, it is quite confusing. We will change it, too.

Thanks for your support!

lisafx

« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2011, 09:25 »
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Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request. 

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money. 

I have contacted Support. 

« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2011, 09:43 »
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Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request. 

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money. 

I have contacted Support. 

Lisa, was this written in the contract when you signed up with them, that they require the two forms of ID?

I assume you wouldn't be the only one who hasn't 2 forms of ID without a passport. No idea what other ID would be accepted besides the drivers license? A tennis club member card? My AAA card?

Sounds a bit inconvenient...

« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2011, 09:53 »
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from lisafx:
Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request.

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money.

I have contacted Support.  

Well, that's a bummer, for sure.

lisafx

« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2011, 11:13 »
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Just an update- I heard back from contributor support and they helped me get it sorted out.  I should (hopefully) receive payment in a few days.  :)

« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2011, 11:33 »
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Just an update- I heard back from contributor support and they helped me get it sorted out.  I should (hopefully) receive payment in a few days.  :)

Which means that they will accept one form of ID?

Slovenian

« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2011, 15:45 »
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Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request. 

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money. 

I have contacted Support. 

Wow, 4 months with 6k of photos that made you a BD and you only got to 1st payout?  :o  Why do ppl like you even bother with sites like this, you make this amount in a day on SS alone (or a lot more of course). I'd probably make to my first payout in 25 years or so ;D

lisafx

« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2011, 17:04 »
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Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request. 

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money. 

I have contacted Support. 

Wow, 4 months with 6k of photos that made you a BD and you only got to 1st payout?  :o  Why do ppl like you even bother with sites like this, you make this amount in a day on SS alone (or a lot more of course). I'd probably make to my first payout in 25 years or so ;D

Yeah, these were pretty much my thoughts too.  Obviously when I uploaded I was hoping for more sales. 

It started out pretty good - maybe because I was the new kid on the block, or because they did that featured interview.  But sales did slow to a trickle more recently.  Now that the stuff is there I might as well let it ride, though. 

Also, as to "why people like me bother" with smaller sites - I didn't used to.  But with some of the top sites crapping all over their contributors, I decided to give some smaller ones a try. 

I'm keeping this thread updated in case its helpful to anyone else facing the same decision.

Slovenian

« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2011, 17:13 »
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Okay, a bit of a fly in the ointment at Pixmac.  I finally reached payout today, and they require TWO forms of ID to be uploaded along with the payout request.  

This makes me uncomfortable to begin with, but I am willing to UL my driver's license.  Unfortunately, I don't have another form of photo ID, nor do I have a passport.  So for lack of a second form of ID I can't get my money.  

I have contacted Support.  

Wow, 4 months with 6k of photos that made you a BD and you only got to 1st payout?  :o  Why do ppl like you even bother with sites like this, you make this amount in a day on SS alone (or a lot more of course). I'd probably make to my first payout in 25 years or so ;D

Yeah, these were pretty much my thoughts too.  Obviously when I uploaded I was hoping for more sales.  

It started out pretty good - maybe because I was the new kid on the block, or because they did that featured interview.  But sales did slow to a trickle more recently.  Now that the stuff is there I might as well let it ride, though.  

Also, as to "why people like me bother" with smaller sites - I didn't used to.  But with some of the top sites crapping all over their contributors, I decided to give some smaller ones a try.  

I'm keeping this thread updated in case its helpful to anyone else facing the same decision.

I think giving (some) smaller sites a try is a way to go, just because of the reasons you stated. I just wish togs like you would also delete ports at the sites crapping on us, but then again, the smaller would become bigger and would probably start behaving as such and nothing good would come of it anyway. ::) Nothing will ever change as long as we'll have monetary system (money corrupts), or at least capitalism, capitalism at its worst as it is now.

BTW, the time might just be right to change the title of the thread  :P

« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2011, 17:30 »
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Some of the smaller sites have been quite good, even outselling the bigger sites some months, with a few EL's.  There's been a few too many things happen with Pixmac that have made me wary.  Hopefully they can repair their reputation but I'm putting them on the back burner until I feel more confident about them.

lisafx

« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2011, 17:41 »
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BTW, the time might just be right to change the title of the thread  :P

To be fair, they sorted my issue.  Assuming I get paid, I won't need to change the title :)

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2011, 17:36 »
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The Pixmac site you upload to must be different from the one I uploaded to.  After being approved as a contributing photographer a while back, I uploaded my first batch, and decided not to do so again.  I forgot about that decision until I uploaded another batch today.  It's almost as bad as istock!  Numerous categories, feelings, number of objects, hair color, hair length, type of portrait, facial expression, ad nauseum.  I probably won't be uploading again because I just can't afford the time.   :P

lisafx

« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2011, 18:19 »
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The Pixmac site you upload to must be different from the one I uploaded to.  After being approved as a contributing photographer a while back, I uploaded my first batch, and decided not to do so again.  I forgot about that decision until I uploaded another batch today.  It's almost as bad as istock!  Numerous categories, feelings, number of objects, hair color, hair length, type of portrait, facial expression, ad nauseum.  I probably won't be uploading again because I just can't afford the time.   :P

You don't actually have to fill all that stuff out.  Not even categories.  If your keywords, title, and description are in your IPTC, then all you have to do is assign releases, if you have them.  Then you press the submit button.  This all done in batch.  Go to Photographer>my pictures>unfinished.

Hope that helps.  :)

« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2011, 18:37 »
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I never did get an answer to this question on another thread:  Is pixmac currently a 123rf partner?  I have 700+ images at pixmac showing an account name I only use at 123rf.  If they're not a partner.... they should not be selling my content... and I shouldn't have to contact them to prevent unauthorized sales of my art... but I will if I need to.  So Pixmac please answer the question:  Are you currently a 123rf partner? 

« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2011, 23:42 »
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I just checked, and it turns out I have a small portfolio there from 123RF as well, with sales. I know it is from 123RF originally, because I had a unique (different than my userid at other MS agencies) name at 123RF that is the same name for PixMac.  So if 123RF is no longer a Partner, then where is the money going???  I certainly have never heard from them.  I did send an email to them on this...


« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2011, 06:50 »
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I never did get an answer to this question on another thread:  Is pixmac currently a 123rf partner?  I have 700+ images at pixmac showing an account name I only use at 123rf.  If they're not a partner.... they should not be selling my content... and I shouldn't have to contact them to prevent unauthorized sales of my art... but I will if I need to.  So Pixmac please answer the question:  Are you currently a 123rf partner?


I think you would be better off asking 123rf that question, they are the ones who publicly stated they were terminating the relationship. pm has already been terminated with *one or two other agencies for behaving badly. Can you trust pm's answer? I sure wouldn't.

If the relationship with 123rf was NOT terminated, why didn't 123rf come back out publicly and state that?

http://www.microstockgroup.com/123royaltyfree-com/123rf-serves-termination-notice-to-pixmac/50/

*edited...I know DT terminated, I was thinking there was one other besides DT but I could be wrong
« Last Edit: August 21, 2011, 07:18 by cclapper »

« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2011, 07:05 »
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pm has already been terminated with two other agencies for behaving badly. Can you trust pm's answer? I sure wouldn't.

If both DT and 123rf decided they couldn't be trusted then I can't thing of any reason why I should have confidence in them. The partner agencies have the opportunity to visit in person, audit their systems and discuss issues face to face. We contributors can't do that. I'm also sure that DT, etc would have been prepared to overlook a couple of genuine mistakes but it seems that PM could not convince them of either their sincerity or their accounting.

« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2011, 21:17 »
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To Zager:  Thanks for the clarification. 

lisafx

« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2011, 11:11 »
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I said I would post back about the speed of the payout.  Requested payout on 8/19, and received it first thing this morning, 8/22.

So no complaints from me.  :)

« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2011, 17:16 »
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I said I would post back about the speed of the payout.  Requested payout on 8/19, and received it first thing this morning, 8/22.

So no complaints from me.  :)

Glad to hear you got paid. Since pm is desperately trying to repair their image, I am not surprised they handled this issue quickly for a big fish like you.

But the issue about one form of ID or two was never answered (click-click asked a few posts ago). Do contributors have to submit one form of ID or two?

« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2011, 18:16 »
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Glad to hear you got paid. Since pm is desperately trying to repair their image, I am not surprised they handled this issue quickly for a big fish like you.

But the issue about one form of ID or two was never answered (click-click asked a few posts ago). Do contributors have to submit one form of ID or two?

Maybe Pixmac can chime in and let us know how it works.

To hear it directly from the agency in question would be a great help AND it would improve their relationship to the contributors. Also it would be beneficial for their overall image of being a transparent and easy to deal with company!

« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2011, 21:15 »
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I'd be interested in hearing the answer too.  I'm in the same boat with only a driver's license for ID and I was considering signing up and submitting until I saw the 2-ID issue come up.



 

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