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First Quarter 2015 Highlights:

Revenue increased 34% to $97.5 million
Adjusted EBITDA increased 33% to $18.7 million, a 19% margin
Non-GAAP Net Income per Diluted Share increased 25% to $0.25
Revenue per download increased 17% and paid downloads increased 12% 
Image collection expanded 46% to 51.6 million images and 2.6 million video clips

Three Months Ended March 31

Number of paid downloads (in Millions)
33.4 (2015)
29.7 (2014)

Revenue per download
$ 2.87 (2015)
$ 2.45 (2014)

Images in our collection (in Millions) (end of period)
51.6 (2015)
35.4 (2014)

We are very pleased to announce that we've begun producing and shipping orders from our new fulfillment center... in the United Kingdom!

Effective immediately, if a buyer purchases a canvas print and ships it to any address in the UK or Europe, the order will be fulfilled by our UK fulfillment center.

What does that mean?

It means that the order will ship to any address in the UK within one business day... and to any address in Europe within 2 - 5 business days! It also means low shipping rates... no import taxes... and a whole new market of buyers for your artwork!

We're starting out with canvas prints, and we'll be expanding to include other products at the UK fulfillment center very, very quickly.

The UK center will be fulfilling orders for all of our websites, including,,,,, and all of the others.   This includes your personal Artist Website and your shopping cart widgets, as well.

If the buyer is shipping the order to the UK or Europe, then the order will automatically be produced at the UK fulfillment center so that the buyer receives the order as quickly as possible with the lowest possible shipping charge.
If the order is being shipped to the United States, Canada, or anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, then the order will continue to be produced at one of our U.S. fulfillment centers.

If you've read this far... here comes the fun part.   Starting now through August 31st, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all canvas orders that get shipped to any country in the UK or Europe.   You don't need a special code to receive the free shipping offer.   Just add a canvas print to your shopping cart, select a shipping address in the UK or Europe, and you're all set.   In less than a week, we'll deliver a museum-quality masterpiece to your doorstep with a 30-day money-back guarantee!

Tell your friends... tell your family... tell your followers on Facebook and Twitter... your online art business just went global!

This is just the beginning of our expansion all over the world... stay tuned...

oh man.... check 10:30

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It is a common misconception that due to the large volume of content uploaded to Shutterstock that there can't be real human beings checking all of it. Well, we are here to disprove this theory.

8 / removing pictures from Alamy
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:09 »
Images are available for sale for 180 days after theyve been deleted. Theyre only searchable for the first half of that (90 days). After that they wont be visible but theyll be available to customers whove already downloaded them.

(information I have requested this morning and got this reply 26 minutes after)

DepositPhotos / Depositphotos Scam (Google+)
« on: May 10, 2014, 12:50 »
just got a request from "Depositphotos Scam" over Google+ to join their circles

what is this place???

- First quarter revenue increased 42% from prior year, to $72.8 million
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 20% to $14.2 million
- Quarterly paid downloads increased 33% to a record 29.7 million
- Collection grew 41%; exceeds 35 million images and 1.7 million video clips
- Acquisition of WebDAM, a leading provider of digital asset management tools, closed during first quarter

After a year of operating, were getting close to that magic number of $200,000 in royalty payments per month, Livingstone says. We hit profitability after eight months, started spending again and now were in profitability again. Its evidence that were there. After a year, for any business, its kind of unheard of, especially for an online start-up."

When I was at iStock, the profit margin was around 70 per cent. Thats a ton, Livingstone says. So we felt, after I sold iStock, that there was a way to share more and a way to be more altruistic with our goals of trying to help photographers by paying them as much as possible.


Getty photographers are getting some surprising insights into the use of their images on Pinterest as they review their Getty sales reports this month. For many photographers over half the reported sales are for Pinterest/Portal usage. The gross fee paid to Getty for such usages is $0.03 and the photographers royalty share is $0.01.


General Stock Discussion / Get your free gallery on ArtPal
« on: April 19, 2014, 02:13 »
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Get your free gallery on ArtPal

Hi Luis,
I saw your art on Fine Art America and thought you'd like to know that ArtPal is giving away free galleries to Fine Art America members. Get your free gallery on ArtPal while you can:

They do everything FAA does, and more. It's a great place to sell art!
Best wishes,

Adobe Stock / FT counter attacks IS
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:45 »
front page subs promotion

automatically goes to subs

15 / what is your oldest uncleared Alamy sale?
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:01 »
May 24th 2013

is there a limit?


This DM is appalled at Gettys decision to make its photographic content available free of charge for so-called non-commercial use, thereby further undermining the ability of photographers to earn a living. This DM instructs the NEC to ensure NUJ publications avoid the use of Getty Images and to call upon all members to boycott the purchase or use of Getty Images photographic content wherever possible until Getty reverses this decision.

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Adobe Stock / Extended Creativity and Licenses
« on: March 13, 2014, 10:00 »
Dear Contributors,

Fotolia is taking steps to improve revenues for every hardworking contributor, and align our offers with the marketplace. As a part of this, print runs for our Standard License will be updated to 500,000.

This means all customers requiring unlimited print runs for projects will require an Extended License - which will mean higher royalties. The unlimited print run clause in our Standard Licenses was originally inserted to match the needs of consumers, but a changing market means we are now updating this offer.

We have decided to include Extended Licenses for all images available on the Fotolia website, and to remove the Extended License opt-out option from our indexing tools. Images not previously offered in the Extended License will now be proposed at 20 Credits - but this price can be modified by you (depending on your rank).

Look out for the new changes being rolled out over the next 2 weeks.

These higher sales of Extended Licenses will enable higher rewards for all of you our amazing image creators!

Kind regards,

The Fotolia Team

Adobe Stock / $5000 mobile photography contest!
« on: March 04, 2014, 13:12 »
 $5,000 Mobile Photography Contest!

Dear Luis

Four months ago, Fotolia launched the Fotolia Instant Collection for Smartphone images. What started as a fun experiment is now turning into a legitimate collection, as the results have far exceeded expectations.

To prove our commitment to this new iconography, Fotolia is launching two amazing incentives today.

Starting today until the 30th April, earn 1 cashable Credit for every image accepted.
From March 4th to April 30th, all Fotolia contributors will receive 1 cashable Credit for each image of theirs that is accepted to the Instant Collection. This amazing offer applies to all contributors, and there are no limits on the number of images allowed for submission. Cashable credits will be added to the contributors' account the following day.

That's not all: Fotolia is launching a $5,000 contest for the best-selling Instant Collection image of 2014.
For a chance to win, simply download the free Instant App and start submitting your photos today! For more information about the contest, go to

Need some inspiration?
Have a look through our selection of favorite Instant Collection images.


- Fourth quarter revenue increases 38% from prior year, to $68.0 million
- Full year revenue increases 39% from prior year, to $235.5 million
- Adjusted EBITDA of $15.4 million in fourth quarter, increase of 37%
- Adjusted EBITDA of $53.4 million for full year, increase of 53%
- Quarterly paid image downloads reach record of 28.0 million
- Collection exceeds 33 million images and 1.5 million video clips
- Number of active customer accounts surpasses 940,000

25 / account hacked ???
« on: February 09, 2014, 20:16 »
just opened my email account @ gmail and found out that my BigStock account has been hacked because I have an email from BigStock saying that my email address was changed to [email protected]

entered BigStock and it looks like the hacker got a plan that now has 98 credits and downloaded 16 pictures already

after logging out I can't log in anymore because they changed the password

cool stuff BigStock ;D

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