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Messages - max headroom

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Adobe Stock / .
« on: June 22, 2020, 02:44 »

2 / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 02, 2020, 09:03 »
New logo announced.

3 / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 01, 2020, 14:57 »
Suicide of Shutterstock!

Image Sleuth / distributing our images freely
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:07 »
They isolate and make PNG stock images to distribute free of charge in their website.
Has anyone sent DMCA to who distributing our images freely? Any success?

Pond5 / FTP connection
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:49 »
Is there any restriction or setting in modem or Macbook that prevent my ftp connection to Pond5 server? I cannot connect and receive "530 Authentication failed." message in Filezilla everytime. I have changed password several times with no luck.

6 / Sales not shown on the map
« on: July 05, 2019, 03:02 »
Anyone have an idea why we don't see the "single sales" on the map?

7 / Re: problem with "new" rejections
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:52 »
I wonder how many images with good sales potential are rejected without good reason and lost by Shutterstock each day out of thousands images. This should be great loss of money in total for Shutterstock if we think they earn more money than contributors from each sales.
What a pity! Such a loss due to incompetence.

8 / Re: No sales today
« on: December 15, 2018, 17:50 »
DECEMBER 2018, The worst month since 2013.
Loading new images doesn't make a difference.
So, I stopped uploading to Shutterstock for two months.
Now I just keep uploading to Adobe Stock intensively.

I am trying to figure out the cost of transfer and tax in the US.
Of each thousand dollars e.g. you see in your 'total earnings of a month', what could you get after the transfer and does any tax deduction made by Shutterstock.

Image Sleuth / Re: my image is available for free
« on: January 12, 2018, 13:33 »
Also check for the site which is another thief site of free PNG images.

Image Sleuth / .
« on: December 23, 2017, 07:45 »

It seems his portfolio removed.
Profile still exist.

Did you report him?
I did. But I think they need more complaining people to close the account.

Did SS really demanded for more people complaining?
I thought, if a person complains about just one image then SS warn the thief to remove that image. If several people complain then SS close the account. We'll see what they will do. I have checked and found 5-6 images that belong to some other contributors who should be informed but no contact info.

Did you report him?
I did. But I think they need more complaining people to close the account.


This thief stole one of my images and selling in his Shutterstock portfolio after changing its brightness.
The image is in his first page of popularity ranking. It seems selling quite well.
So why shutterstock just remove it instead of transferring the earnings to the actual owner?

Please check for your images in his portfolio (it may be partially used, flipped, edited or color modified) 

I have found 4 stolen food images at first look.

Adobe Stock / Payoneer for Adobe Stock
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:36 »
After sky-high commissions, Skrill now asks selfie with your ID for verification.
I don't want to use this paranoid company anymore.
I want Payoneer in Adobe Stock.

18 / Did someone say "SIMILAR" ?
« on: October 23, 2017, 05:28 »
... then please search for photos in SS with, "Christmas basket with red apples and pomegranates decorated with fir branches" phrase.

19 / Re: SS Security Issues with images
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:34 »
I have found many many shutterstock hacking methods explanation in very popular site. I have reported to SS and the site. The site did not take my complaint serious but Shutterstock made some of the links removed. Now I am trying for the rest of the links.
I believe the major drop of recent sales are also result of this popular and public thieving methods.

20 / Re: SS Security Issues with images
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:20 »
Excellent! Keep adding more links. Let's keep helping the freebie sites!  ::)
Since SS took action to stop xxxdowner, I have removed the link.

21 / Re: SS Security Issues with images
« on: October 03, 2017, 17:09 »

22 / Re: What is going on?
« on: October 03, 2017, 16:59 »
I never thought I would ever say this but I have more dl-s on DP than on SS this week.
I know it is summer but almost no downloads in the middle of the week is very strange.
Maybe it's because people can download images for free and SS just ignore them. Like this and some others

Stocksy / Re: Call To Artists is Open!
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:18 »
Any suggestion for a portfolio site?
Do I need a private domain name for it or free portfolio sites with -their name/my name- style domains acceptable?
.. and finally, anyone know about the deadline?

Image Sleuth / Re: THIEF ! on Shutterstock...
« on: July 26, 2017, 17:37 »
Good job taking this thief down. I ran into a few over the years and it's never a good experience. It's a good thing SS is quick to respond with portfolio take downs.
We used to send DMCAs to pirate sites. But recently we are talking about 8 major microstock sites and half of them not even respond to the takedown notices (including Getty/istock). Things getting worse. Agencies are not as responsive as they used to be.

Image Sleuth / Re: THIEF ! on Shutterstock...
« on: July 26, 2017, 06:50 »
This THIEF, I guess, collect images and upload after minimal retouches like flipping and removing some parts (like mine) to build his/her portfolio.
Check your images...

I just clicked this link from the op, and the page is gone (it's in French, but I think that's what it says...didn't translate). Good work people! I checked when this was first posted, but didnt see any of mine, nor did I recognize anyone else's.

Yes, Finally Shutterstock also removed both of the portfolio. Thank you for informing.

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