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Agree. After a long time, I realize that they are blood-suckers. Stay away from them.

General Stock Discussion / Re: microstock goes NFT?
« on: November 15, 2021, 12:58 »
As I understand it, you only sell the NFT 'rights' whatever they are.

The copyright, and therefore the ability to sell your images as stock, prints etc., stay with the original artist.

I'm currently rebuilding my website with a view to selling images as NFTs independent of the agencies.

I don't really understand how it works yet, but one step at a time.

I suspect that if it takes off, the agencies will be trying to sell those rights for you, taking their usual unreasonable percentage.

I don't think so. As far as I know, you sell your "product" completely and it becomes buyer's asset for good. NFT transaction does not resemble the distribution strategy of stock agencies, that's why you hear high amount of money circulating around on NFT markets.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Impact of stopping uploads
« on: October 13, 2021, 16:43 »
I have no personal experience, but have asked this question before in a German forum. Most have reported that with upload stop the downloads do not decrease immediately, but significantly after 1-2 years.

I observe a similar thing. And stock agencies have some subtle ranks for contributors and promote their works according to their priorities + activity level. I am pretty sure, at least the top agencies, many follow this strategy.

I find one my images online but I never get paid for this image it was under Alamy but I never upload him to Alamy if I am correct only to one other agency. But not paid from them also. Never mind it was just picture but.... ???? I already contact Alamy for any info about this sale, but it was not Alamy mistake for sure

Do you mean that you are not a contributor of Alamy but you saw your image there? Or you are a contributor but did not upload that image? In both cases, it is possible. Some stock agencies can upload your images to other agencies sometimes according to their partnership agreement. On the other hand, it is not a "sale" technically. When it sells, they have to pay you in near future though.

5 / Re: New with Dreamstime
« on: July 29, 2021, 15:01 »
Ah, I did not know that, I only upload photos. I guess then it's probably not really worth the effort.

Dreams actually not worth for photos as well but if you are going for non-exclusive, you can try. However, consider that you have to choose categories one by one. Yes they have so-called an ai to make it for you but it mostly chooses wrong ones so it takes time. Depositphotos, on the other hand, makes this process very easier. You just click to send (of course not for the videos). Pond5 is also relatively easy compared to Dreams, however they limit the titles. Still you can make multiple edits for choosing types or other features etc once, then send. Nevertheless, you won't sell there much believe me. Once you do, you would be very happy because of the prices however it won't continue unfortunately. Your choice. :)

6 / Re: New with Dreamstime
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:44 »
If you are embedding your metadata directly in your photos or a using some kind of micros stock submitting service and it's just a matter of uploading the photos and clicking "submit", Dreamstime might be worth the little bit of extra money as it means no real additional work. Otherwise it might not be worth the effort. I make on Dreamstime in a year what I make with some other agencies in a month. But if it means no additional work, it's still nice "pocket money" once in a while. Just don't expect any big money from them.

embedding info to metadata won't work for videos, interestingly only adobe recognize that, but not others

7 / Re: New with Dreamstime
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:43 »
As a test, I uploaded 500 videos about a year ago. Sold 2 videos only = 22$. Depressive  :'(

I think 2 is a very good number for Dreamstime :) Congrats, count yourself rich lol.

Image Sleuth / Re: Another blatant thief at Shutterstock
« on: June 29, 2021, 10:43 »
This kind of stuff unfortunately has become so often nowadays.

You saw your products on it or heard of it?

Yaymicro / Where does Yayimages upload videos?
« on: June 25, 2021, 18:48 »
Hi guys,

We know they submit contributor images to Depositphotos but what about videos, any idea?

10 / Re: W-8BEN form never been reviewed
« on: June 17, 2021, 11:46 »
Likewise. I think they are not doing it until you reach the payable amount but @Smithore has 100$, that's weird.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Telifport, thieves or legit?
« on: June 17, 2021, 09:34 »
I think they are Turkish distributors of Depositphotos, I barely remember I have contacted them before, not 100% sure though :)

I exited from there.  No sales and too many technical glitches. Upload is not friendly. Not worth the time.

Yeah, it is a bit difficult to submit tbh. I was just curious if it still is worth it, you say not :)

Hi guys,

I wonder if you are lucky with sales on Motion Elements? I just was approved and curious if it is worth it?

Two stock agency I work with is closed , domains are not exist anymore  and no notice to me and so far no respond.
May I send my images to other agency? It was exclusive before for this 2 stocks agency.
I am talking about editorial images from red carpet.
Appreciate any idea or suggestion.

I think you have full freedom to submit them to another agency in this case. If they do not care the agreement between you and themselves, why should you?

Yaymicro / Re: Yaymicro - Legal solution ideas
« on: May 27, 2021, 15:07 »
Guys, have you seen this? It seems Deposit prevents Yay transactions currently.

I randomly checked many images. Each shows this warning.


I did not know they are also doing what Yayimages do. It was easy to upload but I am stopping from this day forward. I feel after a while, I will have 0 company to upload :)

By the way, do you know where they submit videos? Any portfolio of them on other stock websites?

Yeah true. I am curious of what will be the next to be honest however dreamstime is no alternative, their sales number is worse than anything at least for me. In the end, I feel we will drop all and move on.

It is clear as a day that these companies only think themselves for such cases. Every update is only and only for themselves.

I did not even know about this region thing until recently. I feel ashamed that all these while, I have been sharing my portfolio with such limited visibility. I think only 5%-10% of my entire portfolio are actually showing up.

I think I need to change my strategy and start promoting other sites now :(

I feel your pain and completely agree with you. And 5%-10 is a good number to be honest, I think it is lesser :(

Yes it seems submitting new images futile for now. Recently I feel this as well because of promoting only best sellers. They might try to eliminate all other contributors not by force but their "own will".

In the short term, this might be a logical step for them but in the medium turn and long run, the costumers will notice the scarcity of new images and editor teams pressure dealers to have agreements with other stock agencies and they lose solid costumers in vain. When Adobe realize this, it will be too late and the smart guys who suggested this region system will be accused. How is this theory? :)

21 / Re: Fake Portfolio
« on: May 20, 2021, 06:18 »
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(that's the nearest fit - and they don't make it easy, which in this sort of case they should.)

Yes, best way for now.

22 / Re: Fake Portfolio
« on: May 19, 2021, 15:52 »

23 / Re: Fake Portfolio
« on: May 19, 2021, 15:14 »
How can he upload them without logos on it? Through pexels or freepik?

My sales have been very poor. I have 13,000 pictures and only earn 100 to 200 dollars per month, so I don't have a great feeling.

any change for last 3 weeks compared to previous ones?  ::)


Sounds like someone put "How to scam people" in Google translate...

 :D :D :D

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