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Adobe Stock / Re: suggestions for improvement / wish list
« on: November 18, 2021, 08:39 »
I would like to see the acceptance of editorial stock with people!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: This month's sales
« on: October 30, 2021, 18:43 »
There are a few others. Adobe premium, Offset, Pond5 setting your prices (basically for video),FilmSupply, plainpicture,...

Everest, 'As suggested I think it is much wiser move to medium or macro stock'

I am only aware of Stocksy, Arcangel and Trevillion which I assume are 'macro' stock.

Do you know of any others, and which ones are 'medium' stock?

Thanks.



There is no anecdotal data on these sites. Yes, they charge more for images, but how much do contributors make compared to:

 - the "glory days of stock" say 25 years ago?
 - the "glory days of microstock" say 10+ years ago?

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Not a surprise. They have not listened or responded to the contributers for a long time. They were regarded as a pain, who might want to challenge their perceived wisdom. Who wants to listen to the truth when you are trying to rule the world. It's comparable to a country banning independent media.

They have a plan, believe me.  Contributors will see 5 cent royalties, then penny royalties and fraction royalties replacing the 10 cent royalties that used to be 38 cent royalties. I'm not talking about the one-offs that happen now. I am stating outright that the volume downloads, like we used to see with the 38 cent ones will evolve into fractions of a penny.  This last major move was only step one.  They will let the dust settle, then drop another bomb.

Yes, from their viewpoint there is no reason not to keep reducing payouts :(

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It would be interesting to know quantitatively how much the top stock producers earn for a given agency. For example, say the top 100 contributors earned the agency 50% of their revenue. In that example, they could form a united coalition that could actually have a say on pricing and royalty percentages. The question is how many of the "top earners" would it take to combine and form the beginnings of a stock producer coalition who would be able to yield power over the agency?

There is this one.
I don't know how successful they have been ....

https://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/documents-filed-for-official-stock-coalition-organization/msg555660/#msg555660

I guess my point or question was how many "top tier" contributors would it take to apply pressure to the agencies.

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It would be interesting to know quantitatively how much the top stock producers earn for a given agency. For example, say the top 100 contributors earned the agency 50% of their revenue. In that example, they could form a united coalition that could actually have a say on pricing and royalty percentages. The question is how many of the "top earners" would it take to combine and form the beginnings of a stock producer coalition who would be able to yield power over the agency?

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For me leaving Shutterstock gave very quickly more sales on Adobe Stock so for me yes without a doubt.

Yup, SS has nothing from me that isn't at least a year old. AS increasing. Am on my best rolling 12 months ever and have been doing this since 2006. But I guess all these people are raking it in hand over fist giving their work around to any site that will have them  ::)

So just to be clear, are you folks claiming that your overall stock income went up when you left SS or that leaving SS increased your sales on AS?

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What would not be good, for contributors anyway, is for their income to go up without ours also going up by a similar percentage.

Hmmmm. Gotta wonder what the odds of that might be. Pretty high, mesuspects.

it won't go up. They are scrambling to keep finding new ways each year to keep shareholders and Wall Street happy.  Eventually the milk will run dry. There's only so much juice to the squeeze.  I can see them going down the route that for every 10 images sold you'll get a nickel.  And people will upload for that.

Yes, unfortunately, the downtrend continues. But one does have to ask the question, at what point will the source of  high production value/cost (strong models in proper wardrobe and locations etc.) dry up? When the money isn't there anymore, it just won't make financial sense be to produce this type of imagery.

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Adobe Stock / Re: A Note Regarding Adobe Editorial Submissions
« on: September 09, 2021, 14:06 »
Mat,

Thanks that helps....but it would sure be nice if all contributors could submit all editorial content :)

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Adobe Stock / A Note Regarding Adobe Editorial Submissions
« on: September 09, 2021, 08:30 »
I recently had several editorial images rejected...not a big deal. The rejection I believe is likely because the photos were "news oriented" even though there weren't people in all of the ones rejected

However, the "Illustrative Editorial Guidelines" seem to be a bit contradictory. In one paragraph it is stated:

"We are looking for imagery intended to illustrate articles on current events and news, focused on conceptual imagery using real brands and products to convey strong ideas."

Then a few sentences later it states:

 "The most common cases for rejection from that collection are:

    - The file includes identifiable people.
    - The file is news or documentary editorial.
    - The file did not have a strong editorial concept."

It is a bit confusing: "We are looking for imagery intended to illustrate articles on current events and news" vs. "...common cases for rejection...- The file is news or documentary editorial"

Seems to say imagery for current events and news is wanted and then says news is reason for rejection?

Can we have some clarification?

Thanks

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I just saw one of the new batch show up in my portfolio

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 17, 2021, 17:48 »
Best of luck to you!!!!!!!

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For what it's worth, here's my take on the free-downloads trend including the Adobe Stock Upfront Royalty Payment Opportunity over at the Xpiks blog:

https://xpiksapp.com/blog/free-downloads-microstocks/

Alex

Just read your take....but can you explain in what way do you expect the storm to "finally clear"?

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To state the sad obvious, investors will love this. Making more money and lowering costs (royalties) :(
However, I do believe that ultimately this will impact the quality of what they are delivering to their customers....fewer and fewer contributors will generate quality work as the payout continues to decline.

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You could actually extend the argument and say does a customer really need to have an exact specific image or would they just look for the cheapest image that satisfied their needs?

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I love it when forum specialists rant on about the US taxation system on a forum that has nothing to do with the IRS.

...but it does:  Interested in Royalties for Stock

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Is there anyway to "group check" the boxes on eligible files in the portfolio? Very tedious to do it one by one.

You can nominate all eligible files in one fell swoop using the toggle in the banner itself. If you are wanting to nominate only a select number of photos, you will need to filter to show only eligible files and then select the files you want to nominate one at a time.

-Mat

Not the answer I wanted, but Thanks!

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Is there anyway to "group check" the boxes on eligible files in the portfolio? Very tedious to do it one by one.

Don't mean to complain here, but I'll  ask again. Outside of selecting everything, is there any quick way to select groups of files or is it only accomplished by checking one box at a time....which is very time consuming!   It would be very helpful, if at least you could select one "page" of files at a time.

Thanks

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Is there anyway to "group check" the boxes on eligible files in the portfolio? Very tedious to do it one by one.

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I was paging through my port with the "Eligible for free collection" check box checked. I noticed that some files were repeated as I paged through the eligible files in my portfolio.

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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

...

I have seen files in my port with 20 downloads that are eligible. My guess is it is probably a "download rate" thing. You asked several great questions btw!

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Its only the sales related discussions and only if you are logged in. There was one recently entitled a bit disheartening

Steve

Yes I see now...thanks!

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I'm actually taking a detour into "Fine Art" and actively trying to boost my print sales on FAA in particular. I've written a couple of posts about what I am doing and learning, and I get more satisfaction when someone buys one of my prints than I do from a hundred downloads on Shutterstock!

Here is the first of those posts:
https://backyardsilver.com/using-social-media-to-boost-wall-art-sales-on-faa/

Steve

I looked in the FAA discussions and don't see where they annotate the artists average sales per month...where exactly do they post this info?
Thanks.

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobestock - Editorial with People Soon?
« on: May 28, 2021, 16:54 »
It may be that Adobe has agreements with various Editorial suppliers for both stills and video and that is not why they have opened it up.

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Adobe Stock / Adobestock - Editorial with People Soon?
« on: May 24, 2021, 07:32 »
Illustrative editorial is great, but when can we expect to see acceptance of Editorial shots with people on Adobestock?

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Where do agencies such as Stocksy, Getty proper and other curated agencies who are paying more than pennies fit into this picture?

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