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Subscription now seems to be in Single And Others now

Kate Shutterstock answer:

"As you've noticed, most earnings are displaying in the Single & Other column. This is a display issue that we are working to resolve.

All your commissions are being calculated correctly, they are just displaying in the wrong category.

Thanks for your patience while we prepare a fix for this issue."

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:45 »
dreamstime will save microstock industry ;)

Are you sure ? Got two DT sub sales in June ... 0,35 $ same earnings of May ... Where is my extra 10% increase in the royalties value for all downloads ?

Subscription is excluded ?

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Percentages MUST be based on an actual percentage of what the buyer paid for the image (subscription fee/ actual images downloaded) not on the total possible number of downloads.


Mmm ... Istock nightmare ? Nooo !

I prefer 35% now (i'm in level 5) that 15% one or two months later ...

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Social Media and attribution
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:21 »
Photo credits are overrated imo...as long as we're paid (correctly) that's all that matters and even that can be a challenge sometimes!

I do not agree. There are rules and they should be respected.

I agree for commercial use, but not for editorial use. 90% of those who put photos on Instagram put a link or a tag to the author account.

Then there are always the smart ones who pretend to be authors of the photos ...

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General Stock Discussion / Social Media and attribution
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:06 »
Hi there !

I have sold many travel photos and often I find them on Instagram without credits attribution.

I contacted the accounts and they explained that they bought the photos on Istockphoto.

Istock License Agreement says:

Attribution.

Do I need to include a photo credit? You do not need to include a photo credit for commercial use,  but if you are using content for editorial purposes, you must include the following credit adjacent to the content or in visual production credits: "iStock.com/Artist's Member Name."


I think the use on social media has editorial purposes. What do you think about it ?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock connect/fixed usage sales?
« on: April 21, 2020, 05:21 »
Mmm ... I think the time has come to say goodbye to Getty ...

Last year I had an average RPD of 0,53 $ ... this year an RPD of 0,36 $ (more than 500 sales/month)

And now these Connect sales for a fistful of cents ...

 >:(


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My portfolio is 50% travel Italy - 40% travel Europe - 10% other (food, texture ...)

March good -20% from February
April (first 8 days) down 50% from February

Download is good (-20/30%), but I lost extended licences in all the agencies.

RPD Feb 0,98 - Mar 0,93 - First 8 days Apr 0,69.

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When was your last review of images ?

Mine in October ... I have >200 images still pending ...

What is going on ?


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Me too 0,09 and 0,08 $ ...  >:(

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New Sites - General / Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
« on: February 24, 2018, 16:18 »
Yes, me too.

Only 5 Sales <2 $ from Prime Collection.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Customer refund
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:18 »
No sales in the last 3 hours ... An issue ?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: shutterstock january
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:31 »
7 years of stock ... Worst month on Shutterstock since September 2013.   >:(

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Shutterstock.com / Re: New algorithm change on Shutterstock
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:23 »
Slow, slow, slow january ... This is my worst month in the last 5 years ...  >:(

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Today is almost 21
« on: January 20, 2018, 16:14 »
Worst month of the year ... 0,36 RPD ... yes ... a disaster ...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Deep Meta 2.0.23. I can't log in
« on: March 22, 2017, 01:50 »
Thanks ... but with Deep Meta 3 i don't view my credit sales in real time ...

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iStockPhoto.com / Deep Meta 2.0.23. I can't log in
« on: March 21, 2017, 16:14 »
 Today I can't log into Deep Meta 2.0.23 to view my credit sales ... Does anyone have the same problem ?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Quantity vs quality
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:44 »
70% quality 30% quantity

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock Royalty Rates
« on: February 27, 2017, 10:25 »
So, i'm down the average ...

Shutterstock claims a 2,88 $ revenue per download in 2016 (3,02 $ in Q4 2016) ... I had an rpd of 0,72 $ in 2016 ...

So my royalty rate was 25% (0,72/2,88) ... 3% down from avg.

Anyone has higher rpd ?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:07 »
What is "Downloads Year To Date" in Account Management > Profile ?

2017 credit+subscription or credit+subscription+partner program downloads ?

Is It reliable ?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Very detailed royalty report
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:42 »
Thanks a lot Franky  :)
Yes, good idea ... we need to ask Franky De Meyer.

We need to upload the .txt sales report in Deep Meta (or other software) and linking sales and thumbnails ... Read this pdf, excel or txt report without thumbnails is a huge waste of time ...
I love the details in that report as well. Indeed a lot of info we never got to see.
Definitely have plans to integrate this in DeepMeta.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: DeepMeta v3 Coming soon...
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:24 »
Hi Franky, thanks for your great job.

A question about new Getty sales reports.

We need to upload the .txt sales report in Deep Meta and linking sales and thumbnails ... Read this pdf, excel or txt report without thumbnails is a huge waste of time ...

Maybe could you do something for us ?

Thanks in advance.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Very detailed royalty report
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:17 »
Yes, good idea ... we need to ask Franky De Meyer.

We need to upload the .txt sales report in Deep Meta (or other software) and linking sales and thumbnails ... Read this pdf, excel or txt report without thumbnails is a huge waste of time ...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:58 »
No email, message in ESP ...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:28 »
I received this ....

Statements delayed

Dear contributor, Wed like to inform you about a technical system issue that will affect the timeline of the January 2017 royalty statements. Royalty statements will be delayed by a day or two due to a temporary technical problem. We are working to address this technical issue as quickly as possible. We will update this message once all statements are available and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue. Please note: This issue impacts the January 2017 royalty statements only. Payments are not impacted and will arrive according to our normal schedule. Thank you, Getty Images Contributor Services

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From Shutterstock investor relations:

End of Q2 92,10 mln Images
End of Q3 102,70 mln Images

So, avg images is around 97,50 mln in the period.

Earnings in Q3 are 123,101 mln ... 41,03 mln per month.

Download in Q3 are 41,20 mln ... 13,73 mln per month

2,99 $ per image

We can estimate an average rpd of 0,60 $ per photo (avg 20% royalty of the sale prices). My rpd is higher (0,70-0,75 $), but i sell high quality images.

13,73/97,50*100=14 images sold every month on 100 images.

If you have a 1000 image portfolio avg sales are 140 every month. 140 dl*0,60 rpd= 84 $ month

So, we can estimate that avg rpi/month on SS is approximately 0,084 $ per image.

2000 images = 168 $ month
5000 images = 420 $ month
10000 images = 840 $ month   

But ... it depends from single portfolio ... For example, I have high quality images (but small portfolio) and my rpi is 6 times higher than average ...

There are portfolios of 1.000 images that sell more than others of 10.000.

Sorry for my english  :-\


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