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I have many heritage sites photos in Egypt all accepted as Royalty free images on SS and DT and Getty as well
while i see other contributors upload the same images it as editorial which is much higher in price

for example one photo on SS costs 99$ and pack of 25 cost over 2000$

is this my fault from the start and can this be fixed i see different in sale price between be and others



I am just wondering what is the best sites to keep uploading to even if it has low sales
My sales on shutter stock ranges between .10 to .30 usd which is crap same for getty

On canstockphoto less as 1 to 2 and 5 $ when it got sold via photosearch.com

My question to be specific what is the best sites regarding the price per image?



i am uploading images from 10 years i was at istock then getty images bought istock

there are very few sales and the royalties are very low

my question is ..

is there difference between uploading to getty images directly and uploading to  getty through istock

coz i see both images that has watermark istock and getty images even if they are under the same site or group

i guess that images that has getty watermark more expensive than istock "images"

and how can i upload directly to getty if it is more profitable ??




I have absolutely no idea what you are asking for.
Simply do u want to know wht ur sold images in any agency been used for ?

Please add ur option

Thanks karim

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 13, 2011, 14:43 »
I set a poll and i wish all users to participate in order to ask agencies to change this option if it succeeded

Thanks karim

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 13, 2011, 14:20 »
Sometimes its good if the buyer want to know more about the photographer!!  that way I landed myself 2 RM sales from my7 private collection for a total of 10K. That was back in 2008.
Pretty neat hey.

Sure Neat

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 13, 2011, 13:43 »
like when one of my granola images was used in the cover of a book about how to avoid constipation.  ;D

Very funny  ;D am wondering which photo  ??

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 13, 2011, 12:10 »
 Do you think clothing manufacturers, for example, don't know anything about who buys particular items, colors, or styles?  Or when, or why?

Wouldn't retailers want to give this data to the manufacturers, so they can improve their products?

+1 Good point

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 12, 2011, 17:59 »
Thanks all for your comments i respect all the opinions

Thanks karim

General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 12, 2011, 06:04 »

I think Shutterstock's map strikes a good balance - I can see approximately where an image sold in the world, and it's helpful to see which images translate well into other countries and cultures.  It helps me develop a more useful portfolio, without encroaching on the privacy of the buyer.

idont know what shutterstock do.. as am not a contributer but i prefer that all the agencies Adopt this concept that we have the rights to know at least some useful info for our satisfaction its not all about the money.


General Stock Discussion / Re: We Want To Know ????
« on: February 12, 2011, 04:44 »
I understand that knowing who buys our pictures could pose privacy issues.

However, I would like to know some more statistical data, such as the buyer's country. Something like the new SS map, but in a readily available form such as a table, reporting all-time statistics too.

i am with u if...... as i read tt may hound the buyers to know who are them .. i understand this point.. but what if they declare which country and the use of the image not to declare the name of the buyer will not harm them and give more satisfaction to the creators


General Stock Discussion / We Want To Know ????
« on: February 11, 2011, 20:43 »


WE Want TO KnoW who and what our purchased Photos OR illustrations are used for why most agencies hides this info from us , we made this stocks and we have the rights to know.............


Newbie Discussion / fotosearch & istockphoto or fotolia
« on: December 18, 2009, 08:59 »
hii all

can anybody clarify why photo prices vary between site as fotosearch or shuuterpoint ///and/// istockphoto or fotolia or dreamstime despite the collection in the last mentioned sites more Miscellaneous.

and why buyers buy more place other than the other


karim farah

Print on Demand Forum / Re: Cafepress and My zazzle business
« on: October 16, 2009, 07:24 »

Print on Demand Forum / Cafepress and My zazzle business
« on: October 16, 2009, 04:55 »
hiii all

wht do u think abt Cafepress and My zazzle business is it worth the time in uploading images and creating products or not and has anyone any success with them or any sites like this????

warm rgrds

General Stock Discussion / Re: i am happy today
« on: October 12, 2009, 16:22 »
Thanx everybody

General Stock Discussion / i am happy today
« on: October 12, 2009, 14:23 »
hey all

am over **** happy...... my first big sale since i joined microstock 30 $ for an image on stockxpert

thanx for this forum i really learned a lot from u


Warm rgrds
Karim Farah

Illustration - General / Re: halloooo
« on: October 09, 2009, 18:19 »
(P.S. "text message" posts are hard to read, especially for those for whom English isn't a first language.)  :P

Hard to read!?!!? i think u got the meaning so clear .... but every site has its own top 6 sites am asking if they are really the top six sites or not.

thnx /karim

Illustration - General / halloooo
« on: October 09, 2009, 16:18 »
hii all microstock contributers

am was away fm uploading illustrations abt a year and i will resume now but i just want to know whether the top 5 sites are still ss,is,dreamstime,ft,and stockxpert or there is changes and development.

warm rgrds

Dreamstime.com / Re: dreamstime pricing policy
« on: February 11, 2009, 18:21 »
thnx for ur quick reply...
is it an advantage for me or disadvantage to have such subscription sales ??

thnx in advance
karim farah

Dreamstime.com / dreamstime pricing policy
« on: February 11, 2009, 17:50 »
halloo everyone

i really need to know dreamstime pricing policy !! how do my image costs 0.35$ for one sale? despite their pricing list says :Extra Small size(480 pixels)1 credit ~
as low as $0.83 per image for level 1 .. plz explain?

thnx & best rgrds
karim farah



It is not a vector, it is jpeg. It is an illustration. I dont see vector format available for sale. :p

sorry am a newbie so i dont know the names exactly maybe ur right its an illustration or jpeg file


halloo every body

i got my first vector sale ever on fotolia am soo happy ... someone liked my artwork its called (Love) here is the link check it out & tell me ur opinions plzz thanx in advance...


karim farah

hii everyone......good day

am just confused abt wht kind of vectors the market need ..... is it the complex vectors or the simlicity or wht ..... plz advice

Karim farah

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