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1 / Missing Visual Reference
« on: September 02, 2018, 18:05 »
I don't do a ton of release work but our shots sell well enough compared to the rest of our portfolio. Now all photos are being rejected for 'Missing Visual Reference.' Is there a new format for releases? Do they expect us to include the model photo ON the release?

Any insights or recommendations for making workflow easier here. I use the same model release for each shot across agencies.

My husband just discovered he can submit images through DT's iPad app. When he does so, he doesn't have to select categories! This is an amazing discovery as it could save SO MUCH TIME. Is there a real downside to this? The images wouldn't have categories but would have keywords obviously.

Any thoughts on this?

Canva / Portfolio missing?
« on: May 28, 2017, 06:45 »
I am still getting sales but my portfolio of 180+ pages is currently showing only 1 page for the last 12 hours (at least). Anyone else?

General - Top Sites / IS Sub Averages for Non-Exclusives Only
« on: February 22, 2017, 14:02 »
I have been waiting to upload to IS since the announcement. Now reports are out. What is your average return per subscription

Please post ONLY if you are non-exclusive (different royalty rates will be hard to compare).

Please DO NOT take this thread off-focus. There are dozen of other threads where you can complain about IS, this ridiculous system, and a variety of other things.

My return per subscription was $1.07. I had one giant sale that threw things off so I calculated it without that sale as well. In that case, the return per subscription was $0.37. These numbers are both higher than what I was making per subscription before on IS but I am curious if that is true for everyone.

5 / ESP
« on: January 14, 2017, 17:34 »
Tried to figure out the ESP stuff to track sales today. Found the site ( but wasn't able to log in. Do you have to have a username and password from Getty to use the site? Mine is from IS.

Site Related / iStock vs. Getty in Poll
« on: October 11, 2016, 15:58 »
Hi everyone-

We only have images available through Getty via iStock and their partner portal. So far, I have been lumping 'getty' sales in with the general iStock sales. Is that what everyone else does? Getty sales fluctuate a lot but some months, they make it look like iS is working way better for us than normal.

Yesterday a video file appeared on my sales through the map but it never appeared in my earnings summary (nor did income from that sale appear in my incomes total). Every once in awhile I see that the map acts strangely, showing only old sales, for instance. But this doesn't seem to be a glitch. Anyone ever had this happen? Will likely be contacting SS if I don't figure it out within the next day or so.

8 / Log in problems?
« on: July 12, 2016, 07:46 »
Anyone else having IS log in problems? I can log in on one browser but not another and which browser works changes. Right now I want to see which specific photos sold through Partner program and I need Chrome to do that more quickly but only Safari is working (last night Safari didn't work and Chrome did). I glanced over at their forums but didn't see an obvious thread on the issue.

General Stock Discussion / What data do you track?
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:26 »
Hi everyone-

What data do you find most important to track and what systems or software do you use to do your tracking?

Right now we are tracking info at the file level (where each file is accepted, where it sells and for how much, year photo taken, session/trip/type of photo, etc). As our port grows, my little excel file is starting to get pushed to its limits.

Curious what others think is important to know and if you have any database management systems you like/think are worth learning.

10 / Glitch?
« on: December 09, 2015, 14:25 »
Had four 'partner' sales for BigStock hit earlier today, for $3.90 each. All of the same photo. Haven't experienced too many glitches with any system yet (thankfully!) but this seems an obvious potential one. Anyone care to convince me this is or isn't a glitch or offer advice for recognizing and coping with glitches.

Newbie Discussion / Celebrating "raises"
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:03 »
This month for the first time we have moved up a royalty level on two sites (123 and FT). The difference in sales is usually only pennies but it really is nice to see some hope for potential income growth as the port and sales grow. Hopefully a new level on Shutterstock is just around the corner!

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