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General Stock Discussion / Re: old contributor back again
« on: February 22, 2020, 05:19 »
Pol, are you familiar with bitcoin history? Well ,this is the same. You missed to invest when bitcoin was 500 and you missed to sell it at 20000. You missed it, it's gone. Too late, sorry.

Haha, I guess you being a member since 2017 really catch that moment and are the one to ask for, right?

How can you come to that conclusion if you don't upload anything new? The fact that older images still sell is not a proof that new images don't sell. Unless you actually do an experiment with two identical accounts, there's no way you can tell.

Exactly, the fact that old images still sell dosn't have to mean that new ones doesn't. But it is true for my short new experience uploadign new material that agencies are doing something wrong.

In my opinion the acceptance level is too low, with trillions of poor imagery flooding the result in an non relevant serch result. I tried to find my own images doing searches of 3 or 4 keywords and a bunch of non relevant results appear at front. is very hard to be noticed this way.
I think that having 50 keywords is also insane and contribute to this mess, if you only could put say 15 -20 keywords then searches results would bee much more precise.

In the last 2 weeks i uploaded about 50 images and only sold 1 in SS and 2 in AS, this was not what happened 10 years ago.

Any way my intention is to keep producing new material and see what happen in a mid-long term.


General Stock Discussion / Re: old contributor back again
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:31 »

jonbull: thank you for your optimism man!

Noedelhap: thank you for your time and you more detailed and helpfull answer. I went over to ESP and could see the upload form but it says Istock creative image, video, etc. Doeas it mean that it will upload to Istock instead of getty or is it al the same? confusing.

Uncle P: Thank you, i answered your message but not sure if i send it right as i don't see any sent tray.

Thank you!

General Stock Discussion / old contributor back again
« on: February 18, 2020, 11:26 »
Hello, Let me make a brief introduction to my case:

So i joined microstock back in 2008, back then i managed to have a poratfolio of about 650 images (3d renders basically) i was contributing for some yars but then i had to put my efforts in my job as freelancer and so i stopped uploading for some years.
I was selling really good and despite stopping to "feed the beast" i managed to keep receiving good income for some yeras after i stopped submitting new content. i think it was like 2 or 3 years after that my income started to slow down and kept doing it until now off course.
Today i do manage to make a payout every month in SS but nothing compared to what i did in the golden years. Now i'm back and pretend to increase my port again with new material to reactivate. But i see things have changed a lot i guess.

In those yaers that i was off the bussines i olmost didn't put attention to the changes or i forgot what happen with all the fussions, pages going down, etc. so please let me do a couple of questions so i can get a still image of what is going on now please.

For instance, i was contributing to istock as non exclusive, then it became getty images, now i get my revenue trough there but i see no way to submit new content is that right? is getty not accepting new uploads?
Also was a fotolia contributor (and was one of my top pages) then it became adobe stock. now i see is the second big agency and i'm liking it (i mean the upload process and general design.
Shutterstock was my first one ever, and it remains the same. But some years ago i notice a sudden drop down in the income both in fotolia and SS. did something BIG happened like 4 years ago?
Now i have uploaded some new stuff, my old experience was to once uploaded i could see the images being sold quite fast, off course some better that others, but i could see some movement. Now i don't see that.
Off course there are a looooot more images now that back in the days, but i wonder is that all the difference? do you know if we contributors have some kind o ranking for the serch results according to our activity? i feel like left behind here.
Guess what i am looking is for some old contributors to make me a brief resume of what happen to the industry while i was out. how was the experience for you in these past years thet you kept uploading unlike me?

Hope i make sense, and forgive my english.

Alamy.com / Re: DACS Payback at Alamy
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:49 »

I added it to all the fields ISBN Title and so on.

Thank you !

Alamy.com / Re: DACS Payback at Alamy
« on: August 02, 2014, 06:34 »
So please, clarify me exactly where we need to put "Alamy claim 2013"
I'm filling the claim right now, The alamy mail said i have 12 images to claim for, so in the drop down menu of the claim in the books section i choose 7to25, and the in the Fields for ISBN title and year we have to put the "Alamy claim 2013" text in all 9 fields? because all are required fields.
Is that the way you have done it Teddy the cat?
Thank you.

Dreamstime.com / Re: "Confidential" email from Dreamstime
« on: May 29, 2014, 05:39 »
Mr Achilles, i would like to know what happens once the 5 days period you gave us to opt out ends. Are we supposed to be "in" forever after that?
Or maybe does it means we are in for the beta test period and once finished (who knows when) you are giving us the full details of the outcome and a new chance to decide, this time with information.
I have just opted out, if i change my mind in this 5 days period can I opt in again?
Also if we opt out, can then opt in once the test is finished?
Will we even know when the test ends?
Are we going the get the details of how many of our images were given away in the beta test?
I'm asking you with not real hope to get a straight answer, please surprise me!

It's been a while since i post something, I hope you can give me an advise on something:

I've been asked to sell one of my good selling images, the buyer it's a print on demand service agency, they are interested in one of my images and "probably more in the future" but they can not buy direct from stocks agency since they are reselling the images printed in their products, an so their partners (who also will be able to use the images)
They are proposing a unique payment that gives them the right to use and sell the image as many times as they want and with no limitation on time.

Of course it will all depend on the price, but the contract seems a little over the edge for me, i can see no difference with selling them the rights, appart than the fact that i could still sell the image and they don't want exclusivity.

The image it's quite popular but not a top seller.

Would you sell it? and in what range of prices, hundreds? thousands?

Thank you

Ok i just wanted to know if this was a normal thing or i was about to make something stupid.

I didn't say this was a crap job, i'm geting paid what i asked for and it's a good job that i am very illusioned with.

Thank you

I am doing some comisioned work, it's for an english publisher and they have send me a contract to sign.
English is not my main lenguage, but anyway i guess is the contract were in spanish it wouldn't be of much help either, since i'm a little lost in the legal terms, so i wanted to ask you if you think this is a normal clause.

"You assign with full title guarantee (and where
appropriate by present assignment of future rights)
to the Publisher all and any Intellectual Property
Rights in and to the Material or otherwise arising out
of the provision of the Services."

I am ok with the images being exclusive for them, but wonder if the copyright assignment here is not too much? is that like loose the intelectual property of the designs?

I guess i just want to ear your thoughts, this is a big enterprise and this is a contract that they use for the freelance workers in general.
I off course want to do the job, and they allready ask me how i want my name published in the book for the credits.
Thank you

PicNiche Toolbar / some little problems
« on: December 30, 2011, 08:19 »

Here i am again, i'm having a little problem with fotolia poller again, for months now the pollers works fine in the amount actualization but it does nothing when i click on it (it doesn't direct me to the fotolia page) it's not a very important thing and i was waiting for some actualization of either firefox or PN but things are the same after months.
Then on the other hand, i became a Photodune and DepositPhotos contributor this month, i added the pollers from the "get more" list, the PD one is fine but the DP does not show anything, i had some sales but it does not even show 0.00
Just wanted to ask if you think something i can try to fix this, and start the new year with this great tool working 100%

Thank you.

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Images In Action
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:04 »
How do you find your images beeing in action? just using TinEye or google images?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Big 2
« on: August 30, 2011, 05:59 »
for me SS and FT are the big 2, some month are even in revenue, most is SS better.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: PNG Format: a Game Changer?
« on: May 20, 2011, 08:38 »
In my partucular case i can see a huge benefit from PNG, i do 3d renders so i have allways an exact alpha channel when i do isolated objects or designs, usually i add a clipping path to mi JPG but this dont have the precision required, this is a great way of offering an easy option for the client who wants an easy click and drop option for a PERFECT isolation. for me it has no extra work and for the client is an advantage so , what could be wrong with this option?
Of course fort photographers i cant see much of a benefit, as i dont see with TIFF.

Shutterstock.com / Re: megapixel size limit??
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:05 »
I thought this limit was for rastered illustraions only.
I do 3D work so they are JPG but need to be classified as illustrations in the categories, so i always had this limit, but thought was not aplicable to the photos.

well right a 2-3 seconds exposure will make everything white but will also burn a large part of the image.
The pictures in Istock are perfect I'm a contributor too I don't think they will ever accept a shot where a so large parte of the image is washed out...

This proves that everything is relative. This photos are great and the overexposed and out of focus areas are intented and add value to the photos.

General Stock Discussion / Is safe operating with PayPal?
« on: May 03, 2011, 05:56 »
Hello all:

I have been using paypal since i begun doing microstock, i was under the impression that was safe and that was like a bank but in the internet. (they are not a bank by the way)

Recently i read something alarming in a post and start investigating a litle over the net, i found lots of complains and pages against PayPal, every one of them telling they could basically just freeze you account in any time with no prior notification, they will keep recieving money but you could not extract it.

I didnt have any problem with them (fingers crossed) but reading this made me think that its not a good idea to keep money there as if it was a bank, the latest months i have been keeping my payments there in dollars waiting for a better change for the euro, now i think maybe is better to loose some money in a bad exchange than loosing it all.

In the other hand this pages collecting negative stories about PP, also promove an alternative way, a "Real Merchant Account" so they are not to be believed at 100% as are not a desinterested part on the story i guess.

What do you think.

So cool in deed!!!
I can imagine my son so terrified and fascinated at the same time if we were there.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Site stealing your images
« on: April 14, 2011, 04:22 »
Another scam.


Bitis Tarihi: 10-Sep-2011
Kaydedilme Tarihi: 10-Sep-2010
Domain Durumu: LOCKED
Note: This Domain Name is currently Locked. In this status the domain
name cannot be transferred, hijacked, or modified. The Owner of this
domain name can easily change this status from their control panel.
This feature is provided as a security measure against fraudulent domain name hijacking.

DNS Sunucular:


Kaydedicinin Iletisim Bilgileri

Buyuk Sanayi 1.Cd. No : 7/61 Iskitler / Ankara
Tel. +90.903123416961
Fax. +90.00000

Another scam.

So, what do you mean with this?
I have foound some images of mine there, are they selling them or do you suggest this is only a scam to receive the money and they dont even have the images?
Confused on what to do here.

Microstock Services / Re: Overpaid by paypal
« on: April 12, 2011, 03:10 »
I would guess its imposible to be over-paid, and if you tell this happened twice?? then im leaning to think it must be some kind of error on your end.
Maybe some currency conversion you have missed?

Image Sleuth / Re: This time im really pissed off
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:17 »

When i saw this happening was 3:00 am here, working late and went to bed tired and with a bad feeling for this situation.
Glad to wake up to see a mail in my inbox and the messages here to confirm the acount was closed, thank you for the fast action.

Anyway, as said before it's sad nothing else can be done here, i'm somehow sure this person is going to try this in other sites as well  :-[.

Thank you all for your compliments and support.

Image Sleuth / This time im really pissed off
« on: April 06, 2011, 19:57 »
I usually see some of my images in sites like heroturko, i dont like it off course, but have learned how to live with that. But this time looking for some of my images in TinEye i found 4 of them beeing sold by another user in the3dStudio web, i also contribute there but have not uploaded this files (or anyone in some time) there.

here are some of MY images being sold by this "imageart" thief.


And here my SS port

I can see he/she has some other stuff from others also, so go check if you want.
I have send an email to t3ds site, i realy wish something more than taking down the image could be done in this cases.  >:(

General Stock Discussion / Re: Fotolia sales stopped
« on: April 05, 2011, 06:59 »
Not here, everything fine with fotolia sales.

I didnt even know this site Inmagine, i went to check and found some images of mine with no information about the author (me).
So you say this images are there throug Alamy?

I have been busy the last weeks moving not only from home but also from province (state) here in Spain. Now im already in a new house and city, last week we went to the cinema with our son and wat was my surprise when i saw an image of mine in the poster of movie!!!
It felt like a great welcome sign to the new city.

Here my original image


Off Topic / Re: This is why i love google
« on: December 30, 2010, 19:58 »

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