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I got a notification on Dreamstime that a buyer wants to buy the Rights for my Photo.

"This notification was sent by a potential buyer, who would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights license (SR-EL). If you are able to sell exclusive rights license for the image, please use the "ENABLE LICENSE" button to enable the exclusive rights license and set the price. The buyer will be automatically notified. Only the lifetime Sell the Rights license can be enabled. Keep in mind that this request is for SR-EL. Please check the table to see prices for SR-EL."

What is a normal price to set? I haven't done this before but I would like to go ahead with it. I have not made that many sales on this one and removing it from all marketplaces wont be an issue.

When ticking to sell rights box there is a another box right under it that says:
"Use recommended price ($250 - $5000)" is this for SR-EL and what is a good price in this case? When I choose "set your own price it says $700 is the recommended price.

But must i remove the photo from marketplaces before I set the price? Or can i go ahead and do that after they buyer actually buys it. I mean, i dont want to remove it if the buyer wont go with it or doesn't like the price..
I see no option chatting with the buyer directly, it seems i just add a price and then he or she will get notified.

Need some input here...

Print on Demand Forum / POD Sites in 2020?
« on: April 14, 2020, 05:29 »

I sell stock photos and have done on small scale for many years. However a lot of my photos tend to be Nature Photos, Travel Photos, Photoshop Art etc...

I was looking into POD (Print On Demand) sites a few years ago. I ended up giving FineArtAmerica a shot. Since then i had 4-5 sales with not so much marketing. I has involved in the community there for a while and had other members look at my stuff but that definitely didn't help. I think the few sales came from plain Searches on keywords etc.

So i want to give it another go now, but need to know what websites i should be giving my focus? Is there a better alternative to FineArtAmerica? Im interested to know what sites that have the most potential for sales, and if so, what does it take from me to get going on that site? Do i need outside marketing? Is there some site that can generate some sales with only good descriptions and keywording like stock photo sites?

Any new up-comers or big sites i ignored last time I should aim for? Just some pointers where the biggest potential lies in 2020


Im returning to uploading and want to upload all my files to EyEm. However there is a problem, i was an old non-exclusive istock contributor and i guess my files are now selling on Getty or whatever, not sure exactly what happened when we agreed to the shift a long time ago but, i login to ESP and see/request the earnings from there, not much at all...

Anyhow Eyem says that the files uploaded to them will possibly be sent to getty for review of selling also at Getty. I wrote to Eyems costumer service and asked them if i could upload my old files, or if there is a risk of "collision" and duplicated if they get accepted also at Getty. They shortly answered: "yes there is such a risk".

My questions to you:
1. How much of the earnings from Eyem comes from the Getty Partner channel in you experience?
2. If the Getty part of sales is low, maybe I could opt out of this getty thing and upload only to EyEm?
3. Maybe i can delete my old istock files from Getty, they are not selling that well at all...  would it be worth it/doable?

Yes i am selling only non-exclusive and plan to keep doing so with all my photos

Hope you can help me shed some light on this!


I have been inactive with stock photography a few years and have some new photos im ready to upload. I just wanted to ask if there are any new sites worth uploading to compared to say 5-6 years ago. I sell at these sites, ranked in earnings. + Some trends on my sales, but everything is down overall.

Deposit Photos (preforming surprisingly well on old uploads)
Adobe Stock (old Fotolia, will be interesting to see how uploads works now)
Getty, ESP or whatever they are called now (Old Istock, will be interesting to see how uploads works now there too)
Edit: forgot 123rf. Its getting pretty low though....
CanStockPhotos (Getting much lower earnings there now)
Big Stock (getting much lower earnings there too)

Stockfresh (hardly any downloads)
FineArtAmerica (Have a lot of Nature Photos there but can count my sales on one hand...)
Alamy (not much happening there but a few last year, so i will upload)

So any new sites that could be worth a try? I have been living under a rock so dont know much whats happend


Dreamstime.com / DT still messed up?
« on: May 29, 2012, 03:08 »

General Stock Discussion / Problem uploading in Firefox
« on: May 22, 2012, 02:35 »

General Stock Discussion / Questions about Editorial
« on: May 17, 2012, 04:15 »

iStockPhoto.com / Upload problem?
« on: May 16, 2012, 15:44 »
Im I the only one having problems uploading? It takes a while and then just an error in the browser. Not even in unfinished afterwards...

General Stock Discussion / Microstock Locations in Sweden?
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:09 »

Illustration - General / Logos and names
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:16 »

Say for example that I want to do something that illustrates social media, like facebook and twitter.

Can I write the words "Facebook" and "Twitter" and use it? Can i create similar logos, that are my own and not exactly the same as facebook and twitter logos?

I see there is a lot of facebook and twitter logos around in the microstock collection if you search.  Is ok to use these simple logos, or very similar, in your illustrations?

Illustration - General / Rasters or Vectors?
« on: February 29, 2012, 03:02 »

Shutterstock.com / Zoom on SS?
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:56 »
Is it possible for buyers to zoom in at a picture, to see if the images is sharp enough and so on?

I cant find the tool for it...

If there is not, you can be glad if a picture that is not very sharp gets accepted, because buyers will not find out until they have the image on their computer. :)

Shutterstock.com / Enhanced Download Frequency
« on: February 17, 2012, 15:59 »

General Stock Discussion / Number of Keywords on SS
« on: February 14, 2012, 05:45 »

General Stock Discussion / Copyspace or Copy space?
« on: February 14, 2012, 05:15 »
Hi, just a quick question:

Do you tag with "copyspace" or "copy space" or both?

Im not native English so I need some help. Started tagging with nobody and copyspace just a  few months ago.


Shutterstock.com / Earnings Optimisation
« on: February 04, 2012, 03:58 »


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