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General Stock Discussion / Vectors at Canva
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:39 »
Hi ! I'm new to canva (few months) and Since the change of FTP, my vectors do not go to my canva contributor account. So they can't get approved and sell. Canva does not answer me. Anyone else solve this problem and solution?

I'm experiencing the same ! Very down for me this last 10 days. I've upload new vectors more than usual and then my sales dropped .... !

I just have this email : Hi Contributors,

Today PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business, has announced the acquisition of Alamy. You can view the press release here.

Together with PA Images live news, sport and entertainment photography service this acquisition will allow the two businesses to fully capitalise on the huge demand for both stock and news imagery from customers around the world.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Coronavirus and downloads?
« on: February 05, 2020, 16:57 »
My sales are lower than usual since the coronavirus happen

5 / Shutterstock don't take stolen work seriously
« on: December 17, 2019, 11:21 »
It's the second time I've  got a vector download and then modify a little bit and uploaded by another contributor. I contact Shutterstock infrigment department and even with proof, then don't take it seriously. I got that answer :

As you may know, ideas cannot be protected by copyright, only the expression of the ideas may be protected by copyright. Upon reviewing these images, it appears that while the ideas between your images and the other contributor's images are similar, the expressions of the ideas are sufficiently different.


As anyone else had this issue and this disapointed shutterstock answer ?

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:08 »
I uploaded a week ago !

Canva / Re: ftp upload fails
« on: December 17, 2019, 06:28 »
I did upload with sucess .eps files of my vector to sell on the new FTP. But they don't appear on my canva seller portfolio. I'm new to canva. Help for vector please.

General - Top Sites / Re: Shutterstock portfolio interface change
« on: December 08, 2019, 06:46 »
when i do a simple search with only searchterm, it shows sorted by newest

i use fresh/newest when i send people from my website so they see the latest images

I use that too before ! But now, I simply can't show my portfolio as newest. How can I do that ? Why shutterstock removed that ?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Any sales at Picfair?
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:31 »
Like others I pulled out my port after a year or so of zero sales.

Same for me !

10 / Re: September numbers...
« on: October 18, 2019, 13:17 »
The rates are indeed an insult. However, like most of us, I do microstock for a profit, so I have a look at the numbers.

In terms of revenue, IS is the second highest earner. In terms of RPI, it's the first, ex-aequo with SS. In terms of RPD, it fluctuates, but it's usually the second or the third, after Alamy and SS.

So, yes, I have the feeling IS is taking a lot from me, and that the way they treat us is outrageous. However, there are some financial reasons explaining why I'm staying... more or less the same reasons that push me to have a main job where I'm not very well treated...

same for me

This is very sad to read that you guys keep job that your are not very well treated... !  :'(  Those company won't stop to act like that if your stay, for financial reason only. You deserved better. Everybody deserved better.

11 / Re: September numbers...
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:04 »
Worst month for earnings in several years.  Hundreds of downloads at very small royalty rates of $0.10 or less.  They are giving away our stuff for pennies.  Insulting.

I agree ! and that's the reason I quit last month and I'm very happy with my decision ! Sales are rising on other places instead !

12 / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: October 01, 2019, 06:24 »
Not my best month of the year but a good month ! It's not going down for me , but rising at SS ! New stuff are selling, slowly, but selling. I'm good with SS at this moment !

13 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: October 01, 2019, 06:03 »
I use to get about 400 dollars a month from iStock , now it is around 100 bucks a month. I will stay the course until it is zero. Something is better than nothing. No one else will send me 100 bucks for just sitting in my lazy chair.

that's how I thought too months ago. But seeing sales rising on other microstock place, beeing paid more, having live stats, not having payment hold for a month, no refund...etc. Istock is the worst place to sell my work even if I have 100$ a month. They made too much %$ for themselves with our work. It 's like selling your 20 000$ car for 5000$ saying it's better than nothing. My work is worth more respect than istock gives. And I'm sure anybody else work too. Every artist work, deserves better than istock. But I understand your point. Only I decided to target above.

14 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 30, 2019, 05:18 »
I'm pretty sure they'll keep up with that ... ! They did nothing to improve contributor experience since years ... ! It's just gotten worst with the refund and all. This is how they doing business. I'm glad I have quit. But it takes months to have my account totally close and get the money that they owe me. I'll be patient.

15 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 29, 2019, 15:33 »
After 4 years i am quitting Istock too. Constantly declining sales, insulting 15% and 0.00003$ sells. I should have quit much earlier.

The royalty percentage of 15% was there when you joined. They keep it that way because most contributors with large ports won't leave as the income makes it worthwhile to stay, and contributors with small ports who leave are outnumbered by new contributors joining.
Yes, i agree. I did good money the 2-3 first years on istock and it made me stay there. But 0.00003$ sales..come on!

I had 4000+ files, photos and vectors also. This is ridiculous not meet the 100$ minimal payout. I used to have 1000$+ each month few years ago ... ! What a drop since getty is in there and everything has change.

16 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 29, 2019, 06:29 »
After 4 years i am quitting Istock too. Constantly declining sales, insulting 15% and 0.00003$ sells. I should have quit much earlier.

How many files you had in your istock portfolio ?
And yes, 0.008$ are juste ridiculous sale. For the first time in 14 years, I wasn't able to meet the 100$ payment. So declining ... ! And SS and Adobe are rising for me. They got live stat, good contributor portal, good sales ... I'm glad I have quit istock now and I should have quit before ! ! ! Like 5 years ago.

17 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:44 »
Am I the only one that haven't received my august payment yet ?

18 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:47 »
thank you ....

19 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:18 »
It's not my portfolio is still online

20 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:58 »
I made the request few days ago to close my account and my ticket are still pending. Maybe other members are closing too with all the funny refund ...  :o

21 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 22, 2019, 15:25 »
Thank you for your answer ! I'm officially out !

22 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 21, 2019, 06:51 »
Question here : when closing the account, Am I gonna be paid for september sales on october ? I ask because I don't trust them at all.

23 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:18 »
Yess !BYEBYE Istock ! I don't know how long it will take to be close. But I'm Glad I finally quit. And I regret I haven't did this before.

24 / Re: I QUIT iSTOCK
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:00 »
I quit too ! Today ! I'm done with this not transparency agency that hold our money, no live stat, low % for unexclusive. I had more sale than other month but lowest earning. There's a probleme here. Stop beeing naive.

25 / Re: August stats
« on: September 19, 2019, 19:32 »
Well it's time to leave istock for me ! The fall is worst and worst every month and now I have -20$ still royalties ! What is that ?

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