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My photography goals for 2022:
1. grow my social media (I have some specific numbers in mind)
2. travel and shoot much more then in 2021
3. create a website and setup print shop there
4. don't spend any more time on microstock - only sell via RM agencies and through social media/website
5. teach myself advanced video editing

It looks like a lot, let's see how much I can achieve

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I decided to try Shutterstock this year again (my portfolio was disabled since mid of 2020). Enabled my portfolio, got 11 downloads in a row of 0.10$ and decided that my decision was a stupid one :). Now I have a disabled portfolio again with a balance of 1.10$ :)

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I usually bring both a smartphone and a full frame camera on trips. But I would use the big camera only in challenging light and use smartphone for simple shots during the day. Uploaded some smartphone shots to Adobe, they were all accepted. Actually microstock is not worth more than smartphone pictures

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Got that email today as well.
So happy I deleted all my images from DP years ago. No idea why anybody would want to work with these thieves :)

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Deactivated my Level 5 image portfolio today. Only 500+ images, but some unique and well selling ones. Some images were in customer lightboxes, according to Shutterstock app.

Videos already deactivated on June 1, but I only had a few low quality ones.

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Write to their support? I did that to set my Extended License prices to max for all of my images when I changed ranks

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123RF / Re: Decided to leave 123rf
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:46 »
I think 123 is worth it only when you can consistently stay at level 4 or above. Otherwise the royalties are too low, not percentage-wise but money-wise due to their low prices.

As I had a small portfolio of less than 100 images when they introduced the new royalty system in 2013, I figured the best I can do is to reach level 2, so I deleted all my images there. A year later with twice as many images I gave them a new year-long try, which lead me to a conclusion that I might reach and be able to keep level 3, but will never get to level 4 (i'm doing stock only part-time). Thus I deleted my images by end of 2014 once more. Since then I didn't bother with 123 and it looks like it has been the right desicion  :)

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General Stock Discussion / Re: GL Email to change Password
« on: January 07, 2017, 16:25 »
Thanks for looking into this forum GraphicLeftovers! :)

I've sent you a PM with a detailed description of the "unreachable email" problem and also of my original email verification problem.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: GL Email to change Password
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:06 »
Hello guys,

was anyone able to get through to GLStock via email? My problem is that they apparently sent the verification email to a wrong email address (must have been originally my fault by giving them a wrong email address with a minor typo - but then how were I able to open an account with a wrong email address?..).

Anyway, since November I've tried multiple times to reach GLStock by email (via [email protected]) and/or via the contact form on their site. Every email fails to be delivered due to "unreachable server". After a longer break, yesterday I've made a new email attempt, but with the same result  :(.

Hope someone managed to reach them and can give me a hint how to do that..

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I am opted out of Enhanced Licenses and today got an email request from SS for 3 of my images. When I asked about the royalty for this particular download, they said 2.30$ for each image :o... I asked if this was a typo and they said "no, this is real".
I'm glad I opted out...

I would expect that would have been reported as a SOD not an EL, another reason to opt out.
I thought the same, even though they specifically asked for an Enhanced License Download. At least they bothered to ask me, the only positive thing about it

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I am opted out of Enhanced Licenses and today got an email request from SS for 3 of my images. When I asked about the royalty for this particular download, they said 2.30$ for each image :o... I asked if this was a typo and they said "no, this is real".
I'm glad I opted out...

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i have a question....
Before this change... it was someone that could control how many copies the buyer makes?
I have an image that sold multiple times in a row as an extended download 1-2 years ago. I guess the buyer wanted a certain number of copies, which was not covered by a single extended licence. Sure, the buyer must have been a honest one, but I also have the feeling people buying extended licences are more "serious" about their business then the average buyers.

Compared to the unlimited usage Dreamstime introduced recently, back then me (and also the agency) got 4-6 times as much as if the sale would have happen now.

I'm staying opted out of extended downloads on DT, unless they drop the unlimited number of copies (which I don't believe).

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I used to get ELs on Dt from time to time. Last one was in February, which was a P-EL and netted me 15,77$.
I only used to manually activate ELs for images in levels 3, 4 and 5, because in lower levels the contributor share is just pathetic.

Now I deactivated ELs for all of my images.

P.S. I just checked my earnings from extended licences on DT. Got one P-EL sale on a level 5 image last year, which was paid with 50 credits and only netted me 8.10$. I would say not much to lose by deactivating ELs :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Extended Licenses available at Adobe Stock
« on: February 18, 2016, 17:27 »
@mike123, please send me an email with your login name or account number and I will take a look for you.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward
email: [email protected]
Just sent a mail..
Mat, thanks for coming here and for looking into this!

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Adobe Stock / Re: Extended Licenses available at Adobe Stock
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:35 »
It could have been a DPC sale if I was on DPC :)

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Adobe Stock / Re: Extended Licenses available at Adobe Stock
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:27 »
And how are the usual Adobe stock sales reported?
Same way as Fotolia subs. Based on the commission you can see that this was an Adobe Stock sale, e.g. 3.30 Credits for a single sale (33% of 10 credits price).

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Adobe Stock / Re: Extended Licenses available at Adobe Stock
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:09 »
Actually I don't know for sure since the contributor interface doesn't differentiate between Fotolia sub sales and Adobe Stock sales. And this sale is reported the same way the usual Adobe Stock sales are reported.

Maybe Mat could provide some info what kind of sale this is?
I hope it is not an extended sale via Adobe Stock, because 16.50 credits/Euro would be a big pay cut compared to the Fotolia extended sales (I set my files to 100 credits extended price).

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Adobe Stock / Re: Extended Licenses available at Adobe Stock
« on: February 18, 2016, 05:11 »
Just got a sale from Adobe Stock netting me 16.50 credits (I'm an European contributor).
Is it an extended license sale?

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Dirkr this really might be the only possible explanation. I didn't even think that Fotolia could take the quota into account.

Well better this way then having real time reporting but fixed commission regardless of how many images of the subscription quoty the buyer really used.

This, or Fotolia came up with some new type of "subscriptions", probably for some chosen clients.

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Adobe Stock / Strange Fotolia sub sale with 5 credits commission
« on: October 02, 2014, 15:29 »
Hello folks,

got a strange Fotolia sub sale today on one of my images... Netted me 5 credits commission (which is not bad of course). But do you know what kind of sale it might be?

I am opted out of DPC, so it shouldn't (hopefully) be some kind of DPC extended sale.

Thanks for your help!

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That's the "curation."  :)
Thanks Shelma1. Probably I'm messing up something, but I thought curated images will show up in the search when clicked on the "curated" label (on the left of the page, next to "recent"). My images don't show up there, instead only in the standard search, thus I understood that they weren't curated..  ???

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I'm a bit confused...
I uploaded several images a few days ago and soon received an email saying that my work has been promoted as a featured gallery and that my images will appear in the search. But as I understand this is not what Crated calls "curation", right? Would the review for curation be the next step?

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Adobe Stock / Re: Ranking incorrect?
« on: May 20, 2014, 16:16 »
It seems your problem is that you don't count the subscription downloads the same way Fotolia does... :)

The "downloads" in the ranking display are calculated as follows: 1 credit download is counted as 1 ranking "download", 1 subscription download is counted as 1/4 ranking "download".

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Got a 1.20 credits commission on an XXL sub sale. I'm opted out of DPC, so the buyer must have paid 6 credits for my image.

Previously I would have gotten 0.29 credits for the same sale -> 4.83% commission.. what a scam  >:(

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: May 09, 2014, 18:55 »
Opted out my small portfolio (180 files)

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