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So if i interpret that correctly, PD images is ok if you can show that it is just a small part of your work and that you can show a link to the PD images proving that they are indeed PD...!?

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Thanks guys! Great answers as always!!

But what about the images in the NASA public domain library?

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Nope...

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I'm reading up on the Creative Commons License, and as I understand the most free CC license lets you use their work in commercial purposes as long as you credit the original author. Does this mean that I can use these CC works as a small part of a stock work that I sell? If so, how could I credit  the author?

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Noone that knows the size requirements?

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   Be careful..when uploading montages, be sure to strip out the camera data. All of my work is composites, and when I first started submitting work, where I dropped several images onto large canvases, I got rejections saying that I had up-sized my photos.  The reviewers were looking at my camera data and noticed that my camera couldn't produce images that big. Ever since, I drop all of my work into a new file that has no data before submitting.

Good to know rimglow. Thanks!

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Each site has different requirements so you have to do your research on each site. It's not always easy to find that info these days, it is buried in with lots of other information. Here's what they say on DT in the "Sell Your Images" page -

Q WHAT REQUIREMENTS DO YOU HAVE?

A All files must be uploaded in JPG format, RGB, free of noise or any other artifacts, with a minimum size of 3 MP and a maximum of 70 MP. Further instructions are given on the Upload file page.

That was why I asked you guys if you knew allready :)

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Hi!

Will be making a couple of montage images to submit to FT, SS, iS, and DT, so I can choose whatever image size is best. Having a hard time finding what image size to use to be guaranted to have the images in the largest possible size at all sites..

I found that iS XXXL is 5441x3809, but what about the other ones?

Can you guys help me out here?

Why would you want to give away multiple images for the price of one?

Thanks Sean! But its not that kind of montage, its more of a PS 3D models one scene montage kind of thing...

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Hi!

Will be making a couple of montage images to submit to FT, SS, iS, and DT, so I can choose whatever image size is best. Having a hard time finding what image size to use to be guaranted to have the images in the largest possible size at all sites..

I found that iS XXXL is 5441x3809, but what about the other ones?

Can you guys help me out here?

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Thanks!

Strange I didn't find those threads in my search...  :P

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Got an invitation to sell images via Picsastock. What do we know about them?

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Clicked deactivated account, well not yet, but when I finally manage to get the 3$ left to payout I will :)

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DepositPhotos / Re: Promotional Program $0.10/aprroved files
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:40 »
I would think twice if I where you about submitting any more vectors because of the before mentioned reason (aka the shotshop deal)...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: When do subs start
« on: April 08, 2014, 10:01 »
Probably this one, where DP has partners that sell our work for inflated prices and we get a payment of the same as a SUB. Besides, subs can't be re-licensed, but apparently these partners are doing that as well.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/the-german-shotshop-reseller-of-depositphotos/msg365026/#msg365026

Big Stink. DP avoided answering for some time, now says people can opt. out, but after some did, they found their work, back on the same site or another one, again. That's a very superficial summary.

I think it looks pretty underhanded and lacks ethics. I couldn't trust DP any less at this point.




After a 6 month absence from microstock I come back and see that all is the same. IS is still making their best to upset the contributor community...  :P


It's not just Istock. But they are in the top three with deposit photos and fotolia's wonderful dollar photo club.


Just read up on the Fotolia DPC. Lol! Lucky me I have my day job...

What happened to DP? Link?



Thanks Uncle!

Wow, this really is a mess. Was thinking about leaving DP anyways, will do that after the next payout I think. Bye bye DP! :)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: When do subs start
« on: April 07, 2014, 16:07 »
After a 6 month absence from microstock I come back and see that all is the same. IS is still making their best to upset the contributor community...  :P

It's not just Istock. But they are in the top three with deposit photos and fotolia's wonderful dollar photo club.

Just read up on the Fotolia DPC. Lol! Lucky me I have my day job...

What happened to DP? Link?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: When do subs start
« on: April 07, 2014, 15:39 »
After a 6 month absence from microstock I come back and see that all is the same. IS is still making their best to upset the contributor community...  :P

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Adobe Stock / Re: My images always refused by fotolia
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:56 »
I looked at my stats for Fotolia and I have an overall aproval rate of 76% and on the last 70 images I have only one rejection. I am very sure that it is not because I am a better photog than anyone of you out there. Probably the opposite. But I do think it has to do with what kind of images you submit. They seem to really like isolated person images taken in studio, which is the major part of what I have been submitting...


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Please help me with this...  :)

For swedish tax purposes I really need to know where the following stock agencies is based (any help on any agency is appreciated):

123RF
Alamy
BigStock
CanStock
Crestock
DepositPhotos
Dreamstime
Fotolia
iStock
Shutterstock
Veer

Thanks a lot!

I have a friend in Stockholm. He said the Swedish tax authorities are the worst in the world and that Sweden is the heaviest taxed country of all.
True or false?

Well, the swedish tax authorities probably where the worst in the world at one time and that rumor got stuck with them. Today they are actually my new best friends, really helpful and friendly. But the punishment for breaking the tax laws and regulations in sweden is very hard. In some cases worse than for manslaughter...

And yes, its true we pay a lot of tax in this country, but on the other hand we have good social services and an good standard in health care and society...

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Thanks guys!

Really helpful apreciate it! :)

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Wow, thanks!

Great!

Keep em coming ;)

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General Stock Discussion / Where is Stock agencies based?
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:33 »
Please help me with this...  :)

For swedish tax purposes I really need to know where the following stock agencies is based (any help on any agency is appreciated):

123RF
Alamy
BigStock
CanStock
Crestock
DepositPhotos
Dreamstime
Fotolia
iStock
Shutterstock
Veer

Thanks a lot!


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I just found this thread. Dont know how I could completely miss it up until now. Just want to say:

WOW, super duper amazing job Leo!!! I so hope this will become reality. I wish that I could help in any way, but I'm not into programing at all unfortunately....

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Earnings in February 2013
« on: March 05, 2013, 13:45 »
BME +23%

SS 36,4%
iS 25,2%
FT 12,4%
DT 11,1%
Veer 5.5%
CanS 3,9%
BS 3,4%
123RF 2,0%

sorry are your iStock numbers correct? you have 4 sales right? ain't 0.252%? ;D

Hehe you are very observant :) Yes I am a newbie so it isn't that difficult - made ~ 70$ total last month  8)  8)  8) . And I had 4 normal and one EL on iS :)

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Earnings in February 2013
« on: March 01, 2013, 14:44 »
BME +23%

SS 36,4%
iS 25,2%
FT 12,4%
DT 11,1%
Veer 5.5%
CanS 3,9%
BS 3,4%
123RF 2,0%



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Alamy.com / Alamy Q and A
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:10 »
I see a lot of people in here asking the same questions about Alamy time and time again. The very same questions I have asked. So I thought I should sum it up in one post to answer them all. I am not an Alamy expert, I'm just trying to answer a few questions I have for myself and possibly help some of you guys at the same time. I will edit and add more so please help me out by pointing out errors and things to add. :)

And yes, I have "stolen" all this information from other posts, wikipedia, Alamy and stock-photo blogs. Kudos to all of you that has written this in the first place!

Q: What is alamy?
A: Alamy is often considered to be Midstock. But nowadays the borders between Micro-, Mid-, and Macro-stock is fuzzy to say the least.

Q: What kind of licenses exist on Alamy?
A: You can choose between Royalty Free (RF), Rights Managed (RM) and Rights Managed Exclusive (RM-E) . You have to choose only one of them and you can not sell the same or very similar images as RF on other sites and as RM on Alamy.

Q: What is Royalty Free (RF)?
A: The customer pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (normally with limits of how many times it can be reproduced). There is no time limit and no one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many time as he wants). Price is determined by the size of the image purchased. This is the standard microstock license model. 

Q: What is Rights Managed (RM)?
A: The customer pays a licence fee each time they use the image. The agreement can include exclusivity, meaning that other customers cannot purchase the image under the same licence, if that is the case Alamy will ask for the photographers permission to sell it exclusively. The price is based on intended use.

Q: What is Rights Managed Exclusive (RM - E)?
A: The same as RM but Alamy dont have to ask the photographers permission to sell the image as exclusive.

Q: Which images work best as RM?
A: Here you can see a lot of different opinions, but images that sell infrequently and are hard to find or if you have any special area of expertise or something that requires expensive gear are definitely something you should consider as Rights Managed. Another way is to ask yourself the following questions written in another post by "StanRohrer".
Do I have model/proptery releases?
No=RM (with restrictions as editorial). Yes=either RM or RF
High or low volume sales?
High= RF. Low= RM
Would customer likely want to use this once or many times?
Once= RM. Many= RF
Easily repeatable photo (isolated apple)?
Yes= RF. No= RM

Q: I have images at microstock-sites can I sell them on Alamy?
A: Yes but it has to be sold as RF on Alamy. Although a lot of photographers dont like the idea of selling the same or similar images at very different price ranges on different sites, risking to upset the customers, it is no rules against it.

Q: I have editorial images, whitout model or property release, on microstock sites can I sell them on Alamy?
A: No. On Alamy unreleased images is sold as RM with restrictions to only allow editorial use, and you cant sell images as RF on micro-sites and RM at Alamy.

Q: I have a blurred out part of a body in the background of my image without the proper release, can I sell it as RF on Alamy?
A : No. On Almy you must have a release for all body parts in an image no matter how insignificant or blurred out they may be to sell it as RF. Otherwise you have to sell it as RM with restrictions.

Q: I have removed RF images from my micro-sites can I sell them as RM on Alamy?
A: Yes, you can do this but you are ultimately responsible for managing your license history. EG, if you want to sell the images as RM, you need to make sure they are not for sale as RF anywhere else. Also, any RF images that have previously sold would not be available for an exclusive RM sale.

Q: What is Novel use?
A: Alamy sell images at sub normal prices to groups after price nogotiating. Could include high volume/low prices. Includes both RF and RM images. You can opt out of these sales at the Alamy site once every year (in april).

Q: What is distribution?
A: A distributor is a third party agent assigned by Alamy. You receive 30% of a distributor sale. You can opt out or choose the territories that you would like to sign up for at the Alamy site.

Q: How much is my commission?
A: For all sales via Almy you receive 50% comission. For sales via dstribution you receive 30% comission.

 

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