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Adobe Stock / is there a problem with adobe stock website ?
« on: April 17, 2021, 08:05 »
Hello,
I have noticed very low income from stock.adobe lately
I have made some searches for my photos , but I didn't find any of my photos onlline !
I have checked my portfolio directly and I found it displaying only 1 photo
https://stock.adobe.com/eg/contributor/205121154/arapix
Where is my whole portfolio ???
I have 1113 assets in my portfolio
is there a problem with adobestock system ?
please advise

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Shutterstock.com / Editorial Section at SS
« on: June 13, 2019, 18:49 »
Hello Friends,
I already have good porfolio with SS which has a lot of commercial photos and some editorial ones
and for sure as a buyer I can search for photos , and I can easily find my photos in the search marked with Editorial Use Only .
But I am wondering about the Editorial Page at SS website
https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial
Could anyone explain what is this , and what is the difference between images under this section and editorial images under the photos page ?
Sure I can't find my editorial photos under this section !
Thanks

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Shutterstock.com / SS Referral Program question
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:03 »
Hello friends,

I am trying to invite a friend to become a contributor at SS.

I found the referral link is like this :
https://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=xxxxxxx

but when I copy and paste this to the browser (after log out of my account), the "ref" part disappear , and just this URL is there :
https://submit.shutterstock.com/

please advise

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Hello,

I have submitted an Editorial Vector that contains some social logos (facebook , twitter , etc. )

Last year I have submitted very close vector and it is accepted as : Editorial , and it's Popular now !

Now very close image with the same content is rejected !

Rejection reasons (2)
Non-Licensable Content: Due to legal compliance restrictions, we cannot license this content in our collection.
Title / Keyword Trademark: Title and/or keywords contain trademark issues (e.g., brand name, company name, etc).

Why is that however I submitted it as Editorial ?????
Please advise

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Shutterstock.com / Shutterstock payout levels
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:53 »
Hello,
I finally have reached Level 3 at Shutterstock :)
I passed 3k$ , I was expecting commission to upgrade automatically .
for example : subscription image to be $0.36 instead of $0.33
but they are still the old amount ?
my question , is it time matter , and this will be fixed ?

Also I don't know does the next level calculated by total lifetime earnings (including videos) ??
or only photos & illustrations ??

in this case , I didn't reach 3k$ yet !
please advice

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Shutterstock.com / error when uploading vectors to SS
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:03 »
Hello All,
Is there a problem with uploading vectors to SS ?
I have uploaded eps file with corresponding jpg file many times and everytime get the message error :
All vector images must be accompanied by JPG images with the same name.
Does anyone got this , or it's working normal ?
Thanks

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Hello,
It's first time for me to submit editorial vector.
I have read the rules. and I thought it's simple as usual, but my editorial vector is rejected for 3 times now :(
My vector is collection of social icons (facebook , twitter, linkedin, googlePlus , etc. )

First  Time :
Editorial Vector / Illustration Requirements -- Image does not meet our requirements for editorial vector/illustration submissions.
Intellectual Property -- Image potentially infringes on another party€™s intellectual property rights (e.g., someone else€™s artwork is visible in the image or an object's design is protected by copyright).

* this time i reviewd  the editorial submission  rules sand I  found out that I forgot to add illustrative editorial in  the keywordds

Second Time :
Intellectual Property -- Image potentially infringes on another party€™s intellectual property rights (e.g., someone else€™s artwork is visible in the image or an object's design is protected by copyright).
* I really not sure what was the wrong , but I decided to  re-submit it with very carful

Third Time :
Non-Licensable Content -- Due to legal compliance restrictions, we cannot license this content in our collection.
* I really don't understand what is that . I've searched about this rejection reason but I didn't find anything !

Please  advice

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Shutterstock.com / is review time normal with SS ??
« on: December 14, 2016, 13:27 »
Hello,

It takes long time (many days) , it's normal with other agencies , but with SS I used to get the status of my uploaded content in the same day ?

How long it takes with you nowadays ?

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Shutterstock.com / SS Upload Fail today
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:20 »
Hello,

is SS Upload is working today ??
I am trying many times and every time I get this error :
There was an error uploading the following files:

does it work with you ?

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My portfolio suddenly become only 25 items while it's about 380 items !

I don't know is it SS problem , or this may be hack ????

Does any one has the same problem ???

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Hello,
I am from Egypt , and currently get my payments from SS through PayPal.
The problem that I can't convert PayPal balance into cash in Egypt.
Now I just buy anything from Internet with it.

I am asking about the other payment method : check by postal mail.
If any one has experience with this , specially in Not US Country
How long it takes to receive your check by mail . and after receiving it , should I go to any bank in my country or what ?
and is there a lot of charges to collect the check amount in cash ??

Thanks in advance

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Hello,
I have made 4 trials for iStock Illustrator Application Sample Upload , and every time i got rejection , with the same reason :
We are sorry but this artwork is not what we are currently looking for in terms of composition, color usage, use of line and shape, concept, detail and/or file complexity.

However I am not expert in illustrator , but the same illustrations sells good on SS and FT.

Is it that hard to be accepted as illustrator with iStock ???


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Hello,

I found one contributor putting personal email address in "about" section of his portfolio !
like this : For any questions please contact me by email ........

My first question , is this legal with SS ?

Also is it useful thing ?

May be some one contact me for custom photo or something ?

so if it's legal what is pros and cons ???

Thanks

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Dreamstime.com / DT Review time
« on: May 18, 2016, 04:05 »
I have uploaded some photos more than 11 days ago.
ETR was around 150 hours
after 11 days ETR became 116 hours !

I feel bad because this photos are related with an event , which is after few days , that means these photos will be useless if they are published after the event.

I really don't know why DT review time became that bad ?

Do you all facing the same issue with DT ??

Thanks

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Shutterstock.com / Single & Other commission
« on: May 05, 2016, 08:09 »
Hello,

Recently I get many Single & Other downloads with only .25 $

is this normal ???

I think Single download is higher price than normal .

Also I don't know what is "Other" ???

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Hello,
I have shared in some briefs at imagebrief.com then , I got a notice that client didn't choose any image this time .

I think I am free now to sell this photo as RF in all agencies .

Am I right ??

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Hello All,

In fact I don't have good experience with licence issues.

I have read some articles , and I understand now what's difference between RF and RM

However all my previous uploads in many agencies was only RF

My question now , Can I sell photos as RM in Alamy for example , while I am selling them as RF in other agencies ?

Thanks in advance

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Hello,
The result of Microstockgroup Poll is really useful for me.
but i found out that there is something misleading , at least for me !
As most of my work is photos , few vectors , an I never upload Videos till now.
But this rating shows the result of all stuff (Photos, Vectors, and Videos)
Am I right ?
What If I need to know the result of each section !
What are best agencies that sell photos ?
and What are best agencies that sell photos ?
and What are best agencies that sell videos?

Is this logic question ?
:)

Thanks in advance

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Hello All,
It's really good feeling to share my experience with you.
this group was really helpful for me to guide me which agencies to focus on
I wish my poll submission will be helpful for others too
Thanks a lot


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General Stock Discussion / 500px beside microstock ?
« on: January 17, 2016, 14:51 »
Hello All,

For the previous months , I am uploading my photos to many microstock agencies such as : SS , IS , DT , FT , etc.

and I am doing good .

My question is , is it good to upload same photos to 500px ?

I just uploaded 1 photo , but I noticed that the watermark is really small and on the corner.

What is the pros and cons of upload to 500px ?

Thanks in advance

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Alamy.com / My first sale on Alamy :)
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:56 »
I uploaded only 10 photos on Alamy , just to test the results , and for few months there was no sales.
Then few days ago , I found 1 sale for 35$ , and my commission is 50%
This is really good price for 1 sale comparing to SS , and other microstock sites.
this really encourage me to give more time to Alamy.
:)

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123RF / My balance is 0, however I have some sales
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:33 »
Hello,

in my 123rf.com account , Under 'Earnings' link , i have few sales and small balance.
Earnings Balance:2.39$
I checked what this amount belongs for , and I found they are from Oct 2015 , Dec 2015, and Jan 2016 .
So , they are not just recent sales

However in 'My Account' Balance is stuck to 0 for $ & C

Please advice

23
Hello All,

My sales with SS was increased this month and it was working very well with me , then suddenly , yesterday and today , sales was stopped completely !

Is it just an accident ?

or may be there is something wrong ?

please advice

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iStockPhoto.com / Why my photos never shown on search on istock ??
« on: September 30, 2015, 07:33 »
Hello All,

I am new :), I started few months ago , I keep hearing that Istock is no. 2 , but I never get any sale from it yet, however I do well on SS !

I thought to try searching for my photos myself , and I was shocked because my photos never displayed even when I write the whole title of the photo !

Example :

Photo Title : Happy New Year on a yellow sticky note
I search for this : Happy New Year on a yellow sticky note
Istock merge some words together (Happy New Year) (yellow sticky) (note)
There are 3 pages of results , and my photo is not there at all :(
Please advice me , what is the mistake that I do with title or keywords ... ?
the photo of this example :
http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/happy-new-year-on-a-yellow-sticky-note-54319558

there are other examples too if you wish

I really appreciate your advice

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