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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: November 26, 2022, 23:02 »
...you only sell 10-20 videos...

Did I miss the part where he said that?

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: November 24, 2022, 23:21 »
You probably did not know, but adobe takes into its free collection only the video that has not been sold even once in the last year.

While they did say that, I had videos eligible for nomination that had 0, 1 and 2 sales.

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Drone footage does not sell. Nobody has ever sold a drone shot so there's no point in buying one.

Sorry, couldn't resist doing a Stroker2014 impression.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: November 22, 2022, 22:03 »
This marketing stunt greatly offended the authors who agreed to participate.

Could you share the data from the surveys, forum postings, focus groups and/or meetings you've held for you to arrive at this conclusion?

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: November 22, 2022, 07:31 »
If there are those who take part in this program and think that adobe did not fool them, write about it.

I took part in this program and I don't think that Adobe fooled me.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: November 22, 2022, 03:42 »
Adobe basically said, and i'm paraphrasing but still, "we're looking for videos for our free collection. We've highlighted which ones are eligible for the collection in your dashboard. Take a look, decide which ones you'd like to nominate, and then we'll decide which videos we'd like to include from all the nominated files".

Anything over and above that is your own interpretation... so you only have yourself to blame. You basically deceived yourself... and that's not correct behaviour.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 21, 2022, 21:47 »
On a roll...

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Yeah, earnings per month, per image/video would be a good one. Just how much you earn can be skewed considerably by how long people have been doing it, whether they're full time, part time, how big a portfolio they have etc etc.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 18, 2022, 09:43 »
Congrats! But what a nightmare if you get that on the first of January... and after making however many thousands of dollars from one sale, you're still on Level 1!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 16, 2022, 23:29 »
Nice! Not quite as impressive as yours, but the occasional decent sales still keep rolling in to help counter the $0.25 ones!


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iStockPhoto.com / Re: October sales statement in
« on: November 15, 2022, 17:03 »
Third best month ever and second best month this year. Pretty happy with that.


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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe profits more than double in latest quarter
« on: November 15, 2022, 16:51 »
42,500th... beat that!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: November 14, 2022, 18:31 »
Don't put yourself down. There have been a lot of changes at the agencies over the years, to make things harder for contributors... so it's not all your fault that you're earning less.

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AI is also bad news for agencies, eventually stock image users will be able to download cheap versions of AI software and get the images they want without paying subscriptions. In the medium term, AI will not only kill the contributors but also the agencies
It will not kill and will not even create competition. I dealt with one program that converts HD to 4k and removes any noise from the video, but it needs a very powerful PC to work, and even on a powerful PC it takes a lot of time. As a result, the cost of a PC and electricity will block the profit.

One can easily rent a cloud GPU at very cheap price.
ok, when you rent it and create something there, tell me.
 8)

He doesn't need to rent one and create something with it, as the majority of these AI image generators are all cloud based... so it doesn't matter what setup the end user has. If you'd looked into it and done even the slightest bit of research, rather than basing your opinion on incorrect information that you just made up (like you usually do), then you'd know that.

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This made me chuckle...

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 10, 2022, 14:13 »
These are all from Blackbox, but as SS is the only place that does licenses that high, then they may as well be screenshots of SS earnings... but just 15% higher. Will that do you?
No. This is a juggling of some facts. Such licenses are on the Getty for example. And most likely it was sold to the Getty or Alami.
I have to add you to ignore, because. you write flood, troll and write lies.

Try again Blackbox dont submit to Getty or Alamy!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: November 10, 2022, 12:45 »
From your experience? No, that's not enough! Please tell me you're not basing "Usually the authors by March-June (someone like) already reach the normal percentage of deductions" purely based on when you 'reach the normal percentage of reductions'?

Surely you're getting the point by now... opinions and personal experiences are fine but don't present them as facts unless they are facts. 'I reach the normal percentage of reductions by around March to June'... fine. 'Usually the authors by March-June (someone like) already reach the normal percentage of deductions'... not fine, unless you have some stats that are not available to the rest of us.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 10, 2022, 12:32 »
These are all from Blackbox, but as SS is the only place that does licenses that high, then they may as well be screenshots of SS earnings... but just 15% higher. Will that do you? Now, if you could just provide proof that SS gave you sales due to you emailing them, that everybody you've spoken to has experienced a massive drop in earnings, that SS are stealing etc etc... to demonstrate you're not a liar... that would be much appreciated.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: November 10, 2022, 09:36 »
Usually the authors by March-June (someone like) already reach the normal percentage of deductions.

Where did you get this information?

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So, somewhere there was statistics on the income of the SS from the video, and here it is necessary to cite and analyze it here.

Here you go... content.shutterstock.com/investor-report/index.html analyze away!

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A normal honest site cannot give a consistently good profit, and then from 2021 it will collapse sharply.

What?! Well you've said you're not getting a consistently good profit, so by your logic doesn't that make SS a normal honest site? And as for it collapsing sharply in 2021, that may be true for you, and some of the people you've spoken to... but where is your info for this happening to everyone?


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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 10, 2022, 09:27 »
I can give more than one, and more than one is all that is required to illustrate that such commissions on the SS are not new. You can count and you can write, that's not in question... what you seem to have issue with is interpreting what you read and what you have experienced. While there's nothing wrong with that per se... when people explain it to you you choose to ignore them, assume they're making stuff up, or decide that multiple instances of things happening to several contributors, is somehow less important than what's happening to you, an individual.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 10, 2022, 05:28 »
807$ !!!  :o
I dont remember such commissions on the SS, something new, hmm.

Just to clarify, as you often seem to add two and two together and get... I dunno... skateboards?! The something that is new here is you hearing of a sale as high as $807... what's not new is somebody getting a sale as high as $807. Sounds like a trivial difference, but it's actually very important.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: November 10, 2022, 05:23 »
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I can prove my words. I have correspondence, there are dates, there are sales statistics on SS. Naturally, I will not attach screenshots, because i am not in court and my privacy is also important to me.

Yeah, I told you I believed you, so don't worry about it!

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But my conclusions about not correctly or manually working algorithms, as well as about theft, remain with me.

Yeah, but you have no way to prove your conclusions so they're just opinions. And it's not even like one of those things where everyone strongly believes something but they can't prove it (Like Zuckerberg being an alien or a robot)... it's just you that strongly believes it and can't prove it, and there's not really anything to give anyone the impression that it might even be happening.   

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And if the income of the SS from the sale of videos has not decreased, but the income of the authors has decreased, then the SS is stealing money.

Did you miss the whole royalty rate reduction and subsequent reset in January every year?! That's basically the very definition of 'the income of the SS from the sale of videos has not decreased, but the income of the authors has decreased'. I mean, I guess that feels a bit like theft, but it's their website and they can do what they want unfortunately.


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Shutterstock.com / Re: What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 10, 2022, 01:32 »
That's a whopper!

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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: November 09, 2022, 18:05 »
Saying that your sales increased after you emailed SS regarding low sales isn't lying. I mean, assuming you haven't made that up, but we'll assume you haven't. But anyway... then interpreting that to mean that SS flicked some kind of switch for you and that they manually decide on the placement or sales performance of individuals isn't far off from a lie. I mean, I can't prove that's not the case, but you also can't prove it is the case.

Feel free to share your facts, feel free to present your opinions (however misguided they may be), but don't present your opinions as facts. And maybe dig a bit deeper into the possibilities for why something is why it is. There's plenty of reasons considerably more likely for your sales increase other than SS feeling sorry for you and deciding to send some more sales your way to make you feel better. I'm guessing they didn't call an emergency board meeting upon receipt of your email. 

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Shutterstock.com / What a cool SS, how well he sells
« on: November 09, 2022, 17:54 »
A thread for all your positive SS news and big-ish sales! I'll start... after a pretty poor summer, sales are back up to around the $200/$300 a month mark (I only have 292 videos there), and here's a pretty decent one from the end of October.

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