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Adobe Stock / Re: Portfolio count doesn't match
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:42 »
I think it's the images in the free section

Sorry to drive off your very funny and noble language dispute... I'm a journalist.
If you like music, maybe you'll like to read to some of what I write: http://issuu.com/qdmonf/docs/traks_002_single_page

DT is spyraling down, in my opinion and for what I can see.

Dreamstime.com / Re: Have DT sales slumped?
« on: July 29, 2013, 00:39 »
My earnings at DT dropped since I've started deleting every image older than 4 years with no sales instead of giving them for free.
Obviously it is quite a concidence.

yep, pure semantics ;D

Maybe, but as sooner as we start thinking we are dealing with a Walmart mindset, the sooner we can plan on how to survive.

I've always thought that in the way the contributors relate to "agencies" there is a bit of sentimentality and a bit of "guilt", as if we think we killed the "old way" to sell photos.

123RF / Re: Uploading not working???
« on: July 21, 2013, 03:50 »
Still not working here...

Dreamstime.com / Re: Have DT sales slumped?
« on: June 30, 2013, 02:29 »
I'm in a downtrend for months now. Only things piling up: old images with no downloads canceled...

Grande Beppe, chi l'avrebbe detto che con tutti gli impegni politici avresti avuto il tempo di occuparti di Dreamstime ;)

(Sorry for non-italians: I've made a joke about the nickname of OP)

I'm from Italy, so I'm really grateful, and always will be, to American, British, Australian, Canadian and all of the world people who died in WW2 to make my country free, alongside with Italians. But, you know, that does't mean that Hiroshima was the right choice. Nor it was the atrocities of British in India, or French's in North Africa, or Italians' in Africa, or Spanish in South America, or Chinese, or Japanese, or Russians... And so on.
I want to say that if you make one good thing, it does not mean you are always right in what you do: it's not fair to say "America is evil", but it's not true to say "America is always right". Or better: nor "Western countries are always right" is as false as "Western countries are always wrong".
The first duty we have as citizens of the world is to keep our eyes open and to think always with critical sense, first of all about what our countries make.
I'm pretty sure that a lot of Americans, British, French, Spanish, Italians and Germans actually don't like all that their countries do in 3rd and 4th world.

Io porto dal commercialista e lui mette nella dichiarazione. Ma tu fai la dichiarazione da solo?

Non ne ho idea, io non ho partita Iva, credo ti convenga chiedere al commercialista.
Considera per che alcune agenzie, tipo Shutterstock, mandano autonomamente la nota.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Worst of the worst selectors
« on: September 15, 2011, 14:48 »
Crestock is also my number one. Never seen another site as arrogant to reject 200+ photos in a matter of minutes.

I really hope that you succeed! I'm selling a little more, recently, and I hope the changes will bring some more sale...

Thanks all. I wasn't really worried about taking the photos - I'm good at 'acting the tourist' - it was selling them that was giving me pause.

I'm pretty sure that no one will sue you if you sell images of palaces or statues of XVI century... To make an example Shutterstock, who's really severe with copyright infringiments, accepted five of five images I've submitted.
About the landscapes: if it's against law to sell photos of Italian landscapes, I know 100 people who's gonna be arrested...

I'm Italian and I think this is one of 1.000.000 things in Italy that, formally, are forbidden, but no one really would bother you.
I've been in Florence three days ago, I've shoot all I wanted (or, I'd better say, everything), no one said me anything. I've seen also a couple of photographers with tripods (formally, it would be prohibited because it is illegal occupation of public soil) and I can say this: in the Museum of Uffizi taking pictures is explicitly forbidden, but everybody, of every nationality, takes pictures and nobody says nothing. I was so surprised that I didn't take pictures anyway.

I've got them all ;)
Great and illuminating article...

they approved all my pending queue in first week of june; since then, nothing - they seem to approve in batches

PS: I received a recent newsletter about new features in the contributor area, including a "quick payout button".
But I cannot find that button, anyone knows where is it?

I wrote them last week and they answered me that Johnny is on vacation and he will come back July 18...
I think he'll have some work to do, when he comes back ;)

Discussione Italiana / Re: Si Yes Ja Oui
« on: June 15, 2011, 05:54 »
si, aboliamolo con un referendum  ;D bye bye

Magari fosse possibile... Ma siamo sulla buona strada ;)

GLStock / Re: GraphicLeftovers - any good news?
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:58 »
I think GL is one of the best looking sites out there.

Thank you. But just wait, more things are coming. That's all I'm saying. My lips are now sealed  ;)

One new thing that came was that they deleted some 400+ of my images (out of 500+) with this mail:

"We continue here at Graphic Leftovers with our site grooming which is designed to clear the image database of intellectual property issues. Images may be removed from your portfolio that range in subject from vehicles to consumer electronics to recognizable persons.
Because of the changing landscape of intellectual property issues, we need to do our best to assure Creative Content that is "Safe" for Buyers to use for any purpose including their advertising work. Redundant content or content which we feel does not meet today's competitive quality standards will also be removed.
We are sorry to say but many images were deleted due to the following:
1. Out of focus, dirt on surfaces, dirty or dented backgrounds
2. Poor photoshop editing - isolations
3. Poor lighting
4. Photos of hotels and other properties we cannot take
5. Poor photo images with high grain, out of focus or lighting issues
6. Simple or low commercial value images
In the future, please submit only your best work".

Me, stupid: I was sure I have to submit only my worst.
Never submitted copyrighted images (or they reject it first time I submit). And, like I've said to them, if I submitted OOF, poor edited, poor lighted images, why did they accept them?
Other thing I'd like is a little education and a little less arrogance: you know, things like "Hello", "Regards" and stuff like that.
I'd really, really like that sites like this one, who have the presumption to be fair with the contributors, would consider contributors collaborators and not annoying botherers.

General Stock Discussion / Re: European trip
« on: May 28, 2011, 02:55 »
"Why not UK as well while travelling in Europe?"

Some other time maybe. I would have liked to visit Greece as well. I'm of Italian decent and my family in Italy have never seen my kids. One of the three weeks will be spent visiting family. We'll be driving about 3000km in the 3 weeks.

My main concern for the camaera is theft. We will be staying at several small hotels where security probably isn't a big priority.  I suppose I could dust off the old Canon 300d, 6 mega pixel camera :-(

I heard that European photos fair better at some sites such as Fotolia and Alamy. My North American photos don't do so well although I do get some sales on Dreamstime.

I have a couple more weeks to decide - really excited about the trip though.

thanks for the replies.

I'm Italian, I've been in many hotels in Italy, France, Greece etc. I was never stolen anything.
Please stop with those old platitudes, thank you.

StockXpert.com / Re: Thinkstock earnings posted
« on: May 21, 2011, 04:01 »
I have the same amount of sales and money of last month... Do somebody else sees the same?

StockXpert.com / Re: Here we go again
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:56 »
Same here...

Bigstock.com / Re: Is it still alive???
« on: November 17, 2010, 03:23 »
Here in November: zero sales... As I said before: Very Little Stock...

123RF / Re: 123 Rocks this month!
« on: November 12, 2010, 04:57 »
Same here! October was (by far) my BME, and November is going well. It compensates the abruptly death of BigStock (VeryLittleStock?)

StockFresh / Re: StockFresh - from Peter Hamza and Andras Pfaff
« on: November 11, 2010, 07:59 »
I'm in! Thank you very much!

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