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Been only dabbling with MS for 10 years but would like to amp it up.
I'm with Top, and Middle Tier agencies on the right.---->
But how many photos and/or illos are needed to yield about $300 a month with all agencies combined? Thanks

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What aspect ratio do you use when creating illustrations? Now I assume landscape format is more popular than portrait orientation...?
For instance; is this image too wide?
https://www.canstockphoto.com/haunted-castle-banner-with-spider-and-60934151.html
I just started illustration and would like to know the aspect ratio is most commonly needed. Thanks

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Confused by the 2 Merge
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:52 »
And if you are not exclusive to getty/istock then you'll only get 15% royalties (they keep 85%) and get used to earning 1 and 2 cent royalties too.

In other words don't bother with them

Really? wow

Flat rates now. 15% photo, 20% illustrations, 15% video. In my case audio I'm exclusive but that makes me less because they are sold through Getty and I think they are licensed through a partner site. Simply put, my earnings on audio dropped by going exclusive. Might be different for others.

Your login, is you EMAIL address not your company name that you used on IS, the password is the same. If that doesn't work, good luck, you'll need to contact support.

Get Deep Meta or qHero or both if you want to upload. Getty just disable the outside submitter software, no access. Get ready for batches and convoluted uploads, with the CV and odd system limitation.

No up to date data. Yes you can see total downloads year to date, (login and click in the upper right, account management) but not what or anything much of use. For example, my statistics on DM and ESP are showing July 2018. On September 20th or around that date, the August data will be imported.

None of this is about sales, just the system. If you had any sports or editorial like Getty features you will find your files are gone. I lost around 4,000 images.

There you are, I'm sure you will be surprised by the changes and how IS went backwards into the dark ages with ESP.  :(

Thanks. They sound like more trouble than they're worth.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Confused by the 2 Merge
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:23 »
And if you are not exclusive to getty/istock then you'll only get 15% royalties (they keep 85%) and get used to earning 1 and 2 cent royalties too.

In other words don't bother with them

Really? wow

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iStockPhoto.com / Confused by the 2 Merge
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:53 »
I dabbled in MS since 2008 and haven't really been vigilant to the changes in the industry since then, but Im taking a more serious approach to getting into MS to make some money.
My question is I am totally confused by the Getty, iStock relationship (and ESP- whatever that is). Who do I submit new content too and does it appear on both sites, one or do I have to submit to both and where does ESP come in? I get multiple log in screens that seem to do nothing and just send me in circles.
I am so lost with this merge. (yes I had a istock account originally, but not a Getty)
Lost in Space. Steve

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I haven 't heard of this one, but nothing would surprise me.
Are you sure it's gone? Have you tried searching a few of your images on iStock?
If it's really gone, you'll need to contact Support.
Can you log in to ESP? You should have got an email about that about 21 months ago (can't remember exactly when that came out).

Yeah Feb 2017 I got a notice I ignored, with a window of 30 days to merge the accounts. I don't make hardly anything from stock so I just didn't pay attention or react. My bad. I contacted Support to see if they can reinstate me.

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iStockPhoto.com / So what happened to my istock portfolio?
« on: June 25, 2018, 14:03 »
I haven't looked at istock in a log time.
I see they merged with Getty and my portfolio is gone, yet I seem to have a "account" which is just a shell. Do I have to reapply?


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Image Sleuth / Re: Freeart[dot]com another illegal website?
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:48 »
I see my portfolio too but can't log in to see whats going on!?

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A drawing needs a Model property I assume and perhaps the staff made a mistake LOL

What's a "model property"? And why do I need one? No model was used in the art.

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So... My first time filling out a property release for my OWN artwork. How do I fill this out?
DT release example in part:

I, ______________ (Steven X),  the rightful and lawful owner or authorized representative on his behalf of the property located at ______________ , grant permission to ______________ "photographer"....
ect ect

Please help. This makes no sense to me as it's my art.

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I got a response , they now want a PROPERTY release.  ::)

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http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/question-about-release-for-artwork/msg467835/#msg467835

I refer you back to your own thread last time this came up. They want proof you drew it.


Nope. Cause DT has multiple illustrations of mine accepted NOT asking for proof of originality. And as I mentioned one is of Santa in a sleigh.

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Did you mean a property release?

But some microstock, like Shutterstock, requires that you provide a release form signed for physical paintings that were scanned, such as illustraitons, paintings and drawings that were not created in the computer.

The property release is not for the North pole location, but is for your physical painting.

DT says my DRAWING illustration of Santa Claus needs a subject release... Really?
Are they kidding me?? Or maybe (even worse) they want a property release of his North Pole house in the drawing...  :o

I resubmitted with to editor comment:
"Santa Claus is a fictional character in public domain. Also I don't think I need a property release for his fictional north pole residence either... lol"

This made my day.  :)

No Ive submitted other original art without the slightest problem, in fact one with Santa in a sleigh.

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"Subject Release"  :o

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DT says my DRAWING illustration of Santa Claus needs a subject release... Really?
Are they kidding me?? Or maybe (even worse) they want a property release of his North Pole house in the drawing...  :o

I resubmitted with to editor comment:
"Santa Claus is a fictional character in public domain. Also I don't think I need a property release for his fictional north pole residence either... lol"

This made my day.  :)

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Strange Email about My Image
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:17 »
Probably a scam, but to what end on their end? Take down a pic? For what? Why?
Even if they sue, they would have to prove financial loss. How much have you made on a micro stock pic of our family?

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Yep.
Canstock Photo.
Now I joined in Sept of 2009 and I just now hit payout of $50! To be fair, I only have 74 photos and only 2 do well, the rest; eh. At first in 2009 I thought this would be a nice second income stream, but quickly I discovered it was pushing a boulder up a mountain.

Its just kinda cool to hit the $50 milestone FINALLY. I'm dabbling with adding my photos but mainly illustrations to the agencies. But I must watch my pennies in cost outlay as it will take years to get the return, if ever.

Just wanted to share, not a complaint.  :)
Steve

PS- (I have hit a couple $100 payouts on DT and SS)

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123RF / Re: Review time at 123
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:38 »
If this hasn't been mentioned: the wait for photos isn't much better.  >:(

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The specifics vary a bit from one agency to the next but they are all concerned about people uploading only items they don't have full rights to. It's not uncommon to be asked for releases, even for your own art or pictures of yourself.

I have a property release for my own artwork - if I include it in a photo, for example. I can sign as artist and photographer and have my husband witness it.

For illustrations that were based on a photo, several sites require you upload the photo (which you need to have taken) in place of the model release. For things that were drawn from scratch online (vectors drawn freehand) they want to see screenshots of work in progress.

If you are photographing or scanning your own art, I'd give them a property release for the art (you should be able to use a generic one for all your own hand drawn art rather than having to do one for each piece).

Where can I get a copy or template to use as a release for my own hand drawn art?

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Nice. DT is the only site you need a specific form for in this case. Everyone else will take a photo of the original with a note saying "created from scratch with pen and ink" or something similar. DT  will insist you use their property form. Just fill it in as the owner of the property and again write an explaination and a photo of the original piece of paper. Initial sketches also useful.

Actually DT asked for nothing. Its BigStock thats problem and FL.
One site claimed it was "copyright enfringment". I guess they think I'm not capable of drawing simple art. However ALL the others were accepted.
I did extremely complicated comic book art, the Reaper illi is a doodle. Ha.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Property Release for Each Artwork
« on: October 12, 2016, 11:34 »
Can I see a copy of your "I created this myself Property Release" ? I'm starting to upload artwork and don't know how to handle the release part of it.
Thanks Steve

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General Stock Discussion / Question about release for artwork
« on: October 12, 2016, 11:31 »
I'm an artist and I started submitting some simple artwork in b&w line work. (Hand drawn and inked with real ink, brush on paper.)
here's a sample:
https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-image78444129#res1454312

The problem is, some MS sites are asking for a property release. Property releases I see don't seem to apply to my situation; I am artist/creator of the art I'm offering. The property release forms I see are between buildings etc and photographers.

Anyone have advice or a form hat suits my needs? I can't be the only one doing this?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Rejected images experiment
« on: November 25, 2009, 00:26 »
I tried to upload 20 images that were earlier rejected by SS. I did this because these images have sold elsewhere and the rejection reasons were a matter of taste: "composition", "lighting" etc.

What happened? Every image got accepted. Every single of them. This is how consistent their reviewing process is...

I just got 20 new images at SS without any shooting/processing.

I'll keep you updated if I sell any of these images :)

How long did you wait to resubmit?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Are U Mac or PC?
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:35 »
I value my time, so it's been Macs since 1987...

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123RF / Re: 123rf culling images
« on: October 26, 2009, 15:53 »
FYI, I just noticed 123rf is starting to cull images for various reasons (mostly "possible copyright issues"). They do not send out notifications. However, culled images appear on the history --> Rejected page (http://submit.123rf.com/submit/myuploaded.php?displayshow=r)

I noticed, because a buyer sent me a site mail, asking where the image had gone he selected...

Oh, well, it's all for our own protection - but a email informing us of their decision would've been nice.


Must be a slow time for their attorneys.... :D

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