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I can easily shot 15 images a day. At 60 bucks per shot that would be 900 per day....Not a bay day rate...Sign me up...

That isn't the deal though, is it. They want to pick only the ones they want.

Can't compare apples & oranges.

That was the deal. he just didn't read the terms.
Actually the initial link to submit doesnt specify exclusivity, its with the acceptance e mail I saw its exclusivity and when you revert to the site that its specified.

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I can easily shot 15 images a day. At 60 bucks per shot that would be 900 per day....Not a bay day rate...Sign me up...

That isn't the deal though, is it. They want to pick only the ones they want.

Can't compare apples & oranges.
Nope its not, you submit images and they pick what they like.

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I was recently contacted after submitting a few images to their request for images. They pay $60 per image but i just saw they want all the rights to the images purchased. Daylight fcukery in this day and age

We are purchasing the videos/photos including all rights. This means that we will be the owners of the video/photo and will have full control over it. If we purchase your videos/photos you may not sell, transfer, sublicense or grant any rights in such videos/photos to third parties, or allow them to use or publish the videos/photos. You will retain your right to display these videos/photos on your portfolio.

Just had a bunch of images declined for wrong location and incorrect english titles that's written in english.

Microstock News / Zoonar price category changes
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:52 »
We have decided to offer only two price categories from this day forward in order to provide our customers with an easier and more streamlined purchasing experience. The two remaining price categories will be "Microstock" and "Premium", the category "Standard" no longer exists. It wasn't popular with our customers and never really caught on.

As a consequence of this we changed all photos with price category "Standard" to "Microstock". If you want to change that setting, please go to the "Manage Pictures" page and change the setting to "Premium". Please only use the Premium categ

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General Photography Discussion / Flickr sudden price increases
« on: January 22, 2020, 00:26 »
It seems Flickr is running into some finance problems. I will gladly pay but how i hate that Americans refuse to include taxes into the final price
To that end, effective today, the price of a Flickr Pro membership has increased to:

1 month: $6.99, plus tax
3 month: $18.99, plus tax
1 year: $59.99, plus tax
2 year: $117.99, plus tax

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: Updates
« on: January 10, 2020, 06:59 »
How do i activate the code i received?

Apologies for the late announcement!

This year besides the traditional New Year discounts we've added an extra bonus: every time you purchase a subscription to any of our services or top up your account balance you receive a gift for every 10 EUR spent. Gifts can contain promo codes for up to 100 EUR, free yearly subscriptions on any plan or free M+ Video Trends subscriptions. We wish you best of luck with the gifts!

Traditional discounts are up to 40% on 1-year packages and up to 50% on 2-year packages (compared to the full price of month-to-month subscription for the same duration) and they are already included in the prices.

So, if you were thinking of purchasing a subscription - now is the best time to do so!

The promotion will be active until 14th January.

Thanks for that info Sue

Hi Dennis thanks for your response. I always get the sense that the moderators just blindly reject any blurred (even when it's intentional) i've had a couple of blurred ones that are excellent backgrounds rejected. This image of mine is a constant seller on other platforms but was rejected on Adobe and yes i understand that certain agencies chooses certain images so the expectation cant be the same for all.

As always, it depends on the image or video clip and what story (if any) it is telling.  And, to be honest, moderators are looking at thousands of assets every day and so like any agency we don't always get it 100% correct all of the time.  Wish I could say otherwise, but that's the truth.

For video, I have challenges in trying to get moderators to differentiate between a good rack focus and being out of focus.  And some wandering focus can be okay if it's done well.  Sigh, there's never any perfect method, but we're working on improving guidelines and continually train our moderators on what's appropriate to accept.


General Stock Discussion / Royalty for images used in print run.
« on: November 25, 2019, 22:13 »
I just got my royalties for these two images used in this ad, from what i read it was used in a full page ad in New York Times. The royalties received was 12.50 each with the agency that's submitting to Getty taking 12,50 (50/50 split) i know the NY Times got a pretty large print run i would have thought the price would be more?

It seems Adobe Stock does not like defocused images. I've had a number of images being rejected with some of them being really good sellers elsewhere

Does anybody know if they just reject it altogether or are there any keywords i need to add other than blur, defocused?

I think Adobe Stock is showing great promise, in all the negatives we experiencing in the stock world the agency seems like the bright spark. Contributors are essentially left out, as agencies drive to sign up more clients with cuts being felt by contributors. The biggest winners are agencies and clients with the drive for unlimited subscriptions.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: October 29, 2019, 23:54 »
Hi Mat I received a quote last year December Ive not used it yet and tried this morning but it told me its expired. Ive never used the code before.

Maybe I'm being too impatient but I wanted to ask. I had my last batch of images accepted over a week ago and now have over the 300 required images accepted for 2019. I haven't heard anything from Adobe yet so I was wondering if I need to just be patient and wait longer or if there's anything additional that I need to do.


Bonus codes are sent out in waves and are not issued immediately when you reach the threshold. If you met the requirement, we'll send you a code shortly.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

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Yes this seems like a get rich quick scheme for the owner of the site. Realistically its all about the owners and not the contributors.

I tried to upload some photos to them, because they contacted me on IG. But you don't have any account or stats.. you have to rely on them emailing you if get a sale.. and I wouldn't trust that. Haven't had one email and my photos are on the first page of some of the search results.  To me the owner(s) feels like someone trying to get som fast money for themselves by cheating on the contributors, after watching some videos and interviews about the site.

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I think the best option for agencies would be to include a opt in tab cos surely you dont want your images duplicated.

Isn't this some sort of partner deal between EyeEm and Alamy? A partner deal gone horribly wrong - if you contribute to both Alamy and EyeEm.

The major problem I see as a contributor to both Alamy and EyeEm is that I am now competing with myself (although given that EyeEm has let Getty butcher the keywords I entered, it's unlikely the EyeEm version will be found!) and an image I took is credited to this mystery person who had nothing to do with it.

My image:

My image credited to Adam Kuylenstierna and EyeEm

This is just one example. I think everything I have on EyeEm that was selected for the partner collection will be there. I have written to EyeEm to ask them to get the duplicate images eliminated from their uploads to Alamy. If they can't or won't do that, I'll close my account at EyeEm. The Getty sales (the other partner site I know of) are of late not worth much, so it's an easy choice.

Looking at what Alamy has, there are 498,909 photos listed if you click on the contributor name EyeEm:

Most of these say the Photographer is "EyeEm" as well as the contributor name being EyeEm

For the Photographer "Adam Kuylenstierna" you get 278,284 results - all the ones I clicked on showing "EyeEm" as the contributor

I could solve this by closing my account at EyeEm as it's really not bringing in much any more, but it's just crazy that Alamy didn't weed out duplicates. I knows what they are as the "Similar" photos link shows my photo for the EyeEm photo's similar.

I just got a response from Alamy, "Our contributors are responsible for the content they supply to us and it is their responsibility to ensure any keywords, captions and other accompanying information related to their images are accurate.

As you are aware these images have been supplied to us by EyeEm. As you have an agreement with them and the images may be available through other platforms they will be best placed to address the issue so please reach out to them directly to resolve this issue. This will ensure that the relevant credit is provided on Alamy as well as any other platforms which the images have been made available to."

I would prefer it to show under Eyeem than a individual who is not the photographer.

Me too, I had the same thing.
I contacted EyeEm and they responded it will take some time for the change to appear.
Maybe they initially submit our pics to partners under one EyeEm name and when the process concludes this changes and credits back to our details.
I am still waiting to see when the change happens with my name attributed to my image.

It seems the photographer is someone from Eyeem, they might have submitted the images under that persons name but it doesnt sound right

I found this image on eyeem and just found another one with some other photographers name under the listed name of photographer?
Contact Alamy immediately.
[email protected]

I found this image on eyeem and just found another one with some other photographers name under the listed name of photographer? 

Adobe Stock / Re: The rise of Adobe Stock
« on: September 19, 2019, 02:48 »
I can definitely see Adobe is growing. We need that one agency that treat contributors fair and that one will see the most growth. I feel at the moment a lot of agencies are playing with contributors share of the revenue in making silly deals like unlimited downloads for x amount.

21 / Re: August stats
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:35 »
Let's see what the RPD will be. Downloads are increasing but the last few months a lot of them been cents.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: September 16, 2019, 22:02 »
Received my code as well, it was in the spam folder but the code does not show up.

Hi there i am looking for a application thats safe to submit to multiple agencies?

24 / Re: May's numbers are out.
« on: June 19, 2019, 22:02 »
Lots of 4 and 5 cent subs.

25 / Re: May sold pictures
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:15 »
Thanks for that info.

Derby: usually the credit ones are not that bad hahaha compared to the "istock subs"
Rushay: --> content statistics ---> performance --> downloads --> click on the "+" for each picture to know the details
ShadySue: that was truth for me but in SS :(

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