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I have noticed some libraries submitting images to Microsoft. When they submit these images to Microsoft, you do not get credit, but the agencies do. They may claim this to be a marketing strategy, however I dont see how this will bring YOU sales when you are not being credited and your images are being given away for free, no questions asked. I just downloaded some images from Microsoft without even being asked a single question and without mention of the aritst's username.

When images are submitted to Microsoft, Microsoft gains their own rights of distribution.

Users have instant access to download those watermark free images and to use them. I was unable to locate any terms of use, which leaves the door open to downloaders. This makes the images appear to be in the public domain, or owned by Microsoft or the image libraries themselves.

Here are the guidelines for Microsoft's area:

Under the section "How to Submit an Image" it clearly states:
First, verify that your image is suitable for sharing:

  1. It must not be watermarked.
  2. It must be a JPG or PNG file.
  3. If it contains images of people, buildings or works of art, you will likely need a release form from the person/owner.
  4. If it was taken by someone else or created by someone else, you will likely need the owner's written permission.

By submitting a image you are giving Microsoft "the RIGHTS" to ....

   * Make
   * use
   * copy
   * modify
   * and make derivative works of your submission
   * Publicly perform and display
   * import
   * broadcast
   * transmit
   * distribute
   * license
   * rent
   * lease
   * lend
   * offer to sell and
   * sell your submission (and derivative works thereof) with or without attaching your name to your submission!

This is allowing Microsoft to distribute, and possibly license, your images to millions, without providing credit to you.

I urge all of you to go to the sites that you contribute to and read their License Agreements. You may not know what they are up to. If you do not agree with something, you may want to contact them directly and clarify the details.

Here is a list of Microsoft Image Partners:

Sorry guys I've got bad brain fog so please stick with me.

I have all vector ai and eps files.

Most of the micro sites take various size jpgs right?

Is there a program (mac) that converts images to suit theses sites?

Or is there a lit somewhere....rather than having to visit each site?

Are there any that will just take the eps and create the jpgs for you?

Question one - how many of you have used or use a light box for tracing.

Question two - how many of you would use a light weight led tracer that you can either pug into a usb or power supply, you can sit it on your lap, has no heat and is lit by led. Easy to transport

Question three - it comes in a4 up to a3...what would you pay for it?

Newbie Discussion / Uploading software.
« on: November 23, 2009, 07:42 »
Which is best? Stock Photo Express, ProStockMaster or Cushy Stock?

Illustration - General / Best software for creating 3D cartoons
« on: November 23, 2009, 07:34 »
Can I get some feed back on what is good for creating 3D toons?


Illustration - General / Selling tattoos? Opening soon
« on: June 18, 2009, 07:00 »
I don't know if anyone dose this style but it may help some people here.


(and no I don't get any referral)

Illustration - General / Promoting Clipartof.com to buyers?
« on: June 13, 2009, 23:19 »
As you may know I am a contributor to Clipartof.com as are other members on this forum.

This site is pro-artist (The others that offer 25 a download are just a ripoff in my opinion) so I wish to assist them.

I need to help promote them. They are a low budget. hence the Google ads on the site. (I'd rather them have those than take a higher percentage of my sales)

They don't have an affiliation program...yet and they don't promote with Google ads. (Again these options would cut into artists percentages.)

Any Ideas??? How can we promote this site?

Cheers Dennis

I was sent an email by a forum member who said I should look at macro for my toons, but I don't know any.
I'm still looking for true midstock as well.
Any help would be welcome.

Illustration - General / What sells and what dose not?
« on: June 13, 2009, 02:24 »
Can anyone tell me how to find what sells best on microsites?
Or dose it vary allot from site to site?

Newbie Discussion / Basic beginers camera?
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:54 »
Can I get advice on what the best (for stock pics) beginers camera would be?
Like the best click for your buck?

Illustration - General / Which sites are easy
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:35 »
Hi Guys,
I use clipartof.com as most of you already know.

I'm looking for sites that are easy to work with. Any ideas please. Simple sites basically.

I do cartoons if that helps.


Microstock Services / Clipartof.com - for graphics
« on: June 07, 2009, 23:25 »
I started this thread - http://www.microstockgroup.com/illustration-general/clipartof-com-for-selling-illustration-and-graphic-clipart/

It realates to graphics rather than photographers, but was thinking some members may not always check illustration section.


I'm not sure why it's not in the microstock poll results, I guess because it's graphics and not photos.

Anyway if you want to make money from your art please look at Clipartof.com they are looking for artist. EXTREMELY easy to deal with!!
They are a midstock. You name your price and 50-50% cut. And you can price your own work.

Go to http://www.clipartof.com/info/contributor_agreement.html take a look

I've been with them 2 and a half months and made $500!! They have just finished uploading my 2000+ images and have been told I will easily be earning over $1000US a month,

Talk to Jamie she is great.

You will not be disappointed. Illustration only. vector and jpg.

I've done zazzle, iclipart and similar..... NOT EVEN CLOSE.

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