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does anyone know if it will affect payment from any of the stock sites if i change my Paypal primary currency from dollars to euros? I need to change this because of a website i sell music records and cd's. On some of the stock sites i receive payment in dollars, on others i receive payment in euros and british pounds. I signed up to most of the stock sites more than 10 years ago and can't remember well but i think on some it was advised that the primary currency should be in dollars to receive payment.

StockFresh / Issue with black and white photos preview?
« on: November 13, 2016, 11:26 »
There seems to be an issue with the way black and white photos are displayed on the preview on Stockfresh. My images look a lot brighter than the original files. Anyone else?

General Stock Discussion / Photographer ID
« on: June 22, 2016, 05:19 »
Hi, wondering if any of the sites provide some sort of photographer ID for us? Can be useful in many situations.

Hi, found one of my images on

It is a card with my photo plus added text under it. When i click on the image to buy the credit is as follows: Artist: Someone Else (who i don't want to name) and under his name there is the text: Original image by (my username on bigstock) /

I checked some other cards and i see the same thing on many of the other cards, what's going on is this some partner site and they have people adding text to our photos to make cards?

Searched this forum and i see that some people are using them to sell cards, maybe they know what the deal is?

5 / istock upload process
« on: May 23, 2012, 11:19 »
Too much clicking going on to upload files! For the keyword "metal" i have to choose between "Metal (Rock and Roll)" or "Metal (Material)", for the keyword "rusty" i have to choose between "Rusty (Old)" or "Rusty (Named Racehorse)".

Was wondering if it would be easier for most of us to have the most common use already checked - rusty (old) - and - metal (material) - and if someone is posting photos of rusty the horse or a heavy metal band they can correct and check the box.


General Stock Discussion / Businessman pays 50,000 for photo
« on: April 19, 2012, 12:26 »
A businessman has forked out 50,000 for a photo of a dilapidated beach hut - when the real thing costs less than a quarter of the price.

London-based Simon Lance Burgess coughed up the huge sum after falling in love with the image of a crumbling beach hut in Thorpe Bay, Essex, entitled 'Neglected...but not beyond repair'.

Amazingly, the actual beach hut would have set him back just 12,000.

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I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer, are we supposed to be credited if our image is used in book covers?

Just found a new book today published in November 2010 with a detail from one of my photos on the cover, but only the designer is credited, no photographer credit. The cover design is a white box and line over my photo with the author name and book title. Should we be credited for this use?


General Stock Discussion / standard rf license template
« on: October 10, 2010, 07:50 »
Hello, is there a standard RF license that i can use for a client? Searched the site but couldn't find anything.

Wedding Photographer FAIL


10 / crazy amount of views
« on: July 01, 2010, 05:28 »
Anyone else notice a crazy amount of views on new files? Had 3 pics accepted just 5 hours ago and they have 679, 414 and 292 views respectively. Some pics accepted last week still have only 40 - 50 views and others even less. Maybe some mistake?

Off Topic / Micropayment in the music industry
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:40 »
How much do musicians make online? Not much it seems. Flowing Data put together a revealing graphic that illustrates an artist's typical earnings through online revenue channels such as iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

12 / files not showing in istock port
« on: March 19, 2010, 08:08 »
Anyone notice a delay on files showing up on your istock port? All my files approved last week are still not showing up, some of them from Saturday 13 March. I've never had such a delay before.



Magnum Photos entire archive of prints - billed as the most valuable collection in the history of photography - has been sold to an investment firm run by the boss of computer giant Dell.

Nearly 200,000 original press prints of images captured by photo legends such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Elliott Erwitt have been sold to MSD Capital, a private investment firm run by Michael S Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc.

The Magnum Archive Collection - which dates from the 1930s - documents major world events such as the D-Day landings.

And it includes portraits of world leaders and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe.

The photos will be 'preserved and catalogued' at the Harry Ransom Center, a museum based at the University of Texas.

The photographers will retain copyright and the licensing rights to all images in the Collection, according to a statement released to Amateur Photographer.

Details of the deal have not been disclosed.

14 / rejections vs earnings
« on: June 19, 2009, 17:07 »
Maybe we could have a poll to see what is our rejection rate vs earnings at each site.

If for example from a port of 500 images SS accepted 300 and FT 150 images, you probably made more money at SS last year.

If we all voted  and if something like this is easy to setup i think we would have some interesting results and i think it would bring the rejection rate down on some snobby sites!

General Macrostock / Photoshelter collection is closing
« on: September 11, 2008, 11:48 »

Today, we regret to announce our plans to close The PhotoShelter Collection, our stock photography marketplace, effective October 10, 2008.

Going forward, PhotoShelter will focus our energy and resources on enhancing the PhotoShelter Personal Archive our original product that today provides thousands of photographers worldwide with bulletproof backup storage and robust ecommerce capabilities for managing image sales online. We will continue our commitment to developing new ways to use technology to advance the art and business of photography.

Just one year ago, we started the PhotoShelter Collection with a mission to change the image marketplace for good. Our objective was to provide an unprecedented selection of fresh, diverse, and authentic imagery culled from a global community of thousands of photographers, while * industry standards by treating our contributing artists fairly. Rather quickly, we built a unique position in the industry, fueled by integrity and a true passion for photography.

The PhotoShelter Collection became a haven where photographers could find a better deal based on our 70/30 revenue split, and access to professional insights directly from world class image buyers. Buyers welcomed the Collection as a much needed alternative - whether they liked the access to content never before seen, or simply because they appreciated our approach to better treatment for photographers.

Our unique approach, however, was insufficient to change buyer behavior on a grand scale and generate revenues quickly enough to satisfy our goals for this product line. Hence, our decision is to close the Collection.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to our contributors and buyers - for your participation and support of our company, our community, and our mission. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you.

As for the future of PhotoShelter, our team will refocus heavily on supporting our original product, the PhotoShelter Personal Archive. We'll continue adding new features that help individual photographers use our technology to market and sell images directly to their own clients. We'll also be hard at work developing new innovations that make best use of our industry knowledge and world class technology team. Our financial position remains solid and we look forward to working with the photography community for years to come.

More details can be found in a personal statement on CEO Allen Murabayashi's blog "A Picture's Worth" and FAQs posted at

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