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iStockPhoto.com / IStock want a TIN
« on: Today at 11:53 »
in the tax form. What do you give for the UK please? NI number?

As a UK citizen I don't even seem to qualify for an ITIN or EIN or whatever the given options are....   :(

UPDATE - NI number. :)

Yes, I can confirm that within very few minutes my (free) Photoshop Creative Clouds deal has been terminated. :(

I recently moved from Italy to UK and have been in touch with chat about:

updating the info (address etc) in my stock photo Contributor account with Adobe
changing info regarding my Creative Cloud deal (currently being received for free as a long term Contributor).

Chat tell me they have cancelled my previous Creative Cloud plan and sent me a quote to PAY for Photoshop Cloud. I do not yet know if they really have cancelled the free account.....! I have not yet paid for the new one. :(

BUT, ever worse

they tell me that my Contributor account cannot be updated in any way. The country can never be changed. I need to set up a new account and 'start fresh from there' (I quote).

Surely this cannot be right? I need a second Adobe/Fotolia account? Can I even do that? I am still getting income from the Italian one...

Please can somebody shed some light on all this.....

For now I am keeping the Italian options open, but clearly this cannot go on forever....


So many lately. Maybe their AI (Artificial Intelligence or Absolute Idiot) review system flags this up every time it meets a word it doesn't recognize eg a place or town name.
I'd be even more irritated if they were still selling as well as before. Now I tend to just sigh and move on....
But crazy.
PS If they don't reject for Title they reject for Editorial. A picture of a road bridge for heavens sake.....
Beyond the pale......

Alamy.com / Re: Alamy Sold
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:07 »
Sales truly feeble recently, all tiny sums.

Just hope that decent sales aren't going to be replaced by contests, 'community' and other such 'fun' stuff like at 500px......


Keywording not good.
Mountain where no mountain, yellow where no yellow, holiday maker where I see no holiday maker etc etc etc.

Canva / Re: Sales not registered....
« on: January 26, 2020, 01:51 »
No prob here. Contact them. They are very helpful.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock Login Issues?
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:42 »
Just thanked me for changing password. I didn't.  :(

Any experience with EyeEm and 500px? Time ago I discarded them because of lack of watermark, EyeEm did not read IPTC and I think something with exclusivity when sent to Getty... I see 500px still has no watermark. So...
Do those sites read IPTC?
In what case do they require exclusivity?
Do they accept editorial?
Thank you in advance!
Recent sales at 500px almost all 4 cents a time. Via Getty.

General Stock Discussion / 500px end of year 4 cents
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:09 »
Well, it seems that on the last day of 2019 4 sales come through. After nothing for months. Looks like somebody kicked the accounting machine and it finally went and did a reccy.
Two were half decent but two were via Getty. These latter 4 cents apiece.
So wish we could get out of that Getty deal.

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: January 08, 2020, 03:50 »
Using stocksubmitter:
URL: ftp.canva.com

use ftp login ie username
use ftp password

ftp Directory:  username/brandname
port 22

max threads 2

Underneath check sftp mode AND ftp over ssh mode

Sorry, I do not use Filezilla but maybe this can still shed some light.

123RF / Re: many sales on the last day of december
« on: January 08, 2020, 03:39 »
Lots? Hahaha! $1.70.
Lucky you!

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:11 »
Yes, sorted now. Had to change several setting but ok now and they were very helpful. :)

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: January 01, 2020, 07:55 »
I still can't ftp, despite changing settings as per email....

But DP do special deals from time to time which are MUCH cheaper. Which is why I buy from them when I need an image. And the photog earns something. OK, lots of the BEST images aren't on DP but if I had to pay SS rates, I would have to make do with all my own photos, and the photog would earn nothing.
If I was rich, or ran a big company where top quality really mattered, then yes, much of the best stuff is elsewhere and I would choose another site.
That's the reality of it.

Have I not been paying attention lately...or is this a new thing?
LOADS of images on PBay are marked 'sponsored' by SS or Canva. They are still available for free.....

No, looking into this, Stocksubmitter seems to think I have no subscription in my Account at the moment....
There is money available. Any ideas please?

MicrostockSubmitter / Live chat flashing as if there is a message
« on: December 15, 2019, 12:58 »
but it only links to the website that says Live Chat isn't working at the moment.
Is this forever or just a glitch?

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock reviewers are idiots
« on: December 03, 2019, 02:23 »
Noticed that a New Year 2014 image, featuring that date, had sold a couple of times so updated it to 2019.
Rejected for being similar!
Laugh or cry....!!!!!

New Sites - General / Re: New stock site SCOP.IO
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:11 »
Put the name into Google translate from Italian. Just for fun.

iStockPhoto.com / Royalty stats out.
« on: November 20, 2019, 02:35 »
Mediocre month.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Cannot log into SS forum
« on: November 20, 2019, 02:27 »
Can't log in at all. Suspect a glitch. Main site ok.

iStockPhoto.com / Istock Deepmeta now offer predicted keywords
« on: November 18, 2019, 03:31 »
I think this is new!
Any thoughts? I found predictions were pretty good but gosh was it slow...to check their suggestions, and then my keywords....

I think SS want us to promote our photos to our people. For subs.
I used to think that was why they took so much of the money - cos they promoted OUR images to THEIR people.
This may be a wrong interpretation
but exciting news has a poor track record in microstock!

I'd at least like the ability to actually organize sets!

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