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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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iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: February 10, 2017, 13:15 »
Yes, same here ... e-mail received ... no unique link ...

But ... we need to change password or I can keep the old one ?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock - New earning table design
« on: February 03, 2017, 15:57 »
I don't like ...

Thumbs small, strange order of images (i prefer sorted by ID number), too much clicks and blank space ...  >:(

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Alamy.com / Alamy payment reminder reference
« on: February 03, 2017, 12:33 »
What is the "Payment Reminder Reference" in the "change payment details" page ?

Sorry but i don't understand ... and the reference page in Alamy is forbidden.

Thank you in advance.

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Yes, only 10 and 50 packs are affected.

If your percentage is 30% earnings are 0,59 $ for 50 pack and 0,87 $ for 10 pack.

Less than 2,85 in demand but more than 0,38 sub ...

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Shutterstock.com / Re: down the toilet
« on: January 29, 2017, 05:54 »
I'm an digital Illustrator (raster, no vectors) and I put a very special care on each work, so my production is slow. But in the new system the effort on search of quality is proving to be unprofitable. If the microstock agencies no longer want to offer quality,  What type of client they pretend to attract. Only facebookers and bloggers?

Same here ... I'm photographer and i upload 300/400 high quality images every year ... Great income for 6 years and from July 2016 down down down ...

From 2004 to 2015 Shutterstock has 100.000 active contributors (avg 10.000 every years) ... in 2016 64000 new contributors, but perhaps 55.000 have only crappy illustration or snapshot photos ... see the "new search" ... what buyers download this low quality works ? I upload to 10 agencies and the worst performance in 2016 compared to 2015 is from SS.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: down the toilet
« on: January 25, 2017, 13:03 »
if the new images added are crap, why would that affect your sales if your images are great? in fact your image should stand out even more now and generate more sales

Because all the images (good and crap) remain less time on the first page in the "new search" ... and you know how important it is to sell immediately on Shutterstock or Adobe.

My best sellers in the past have sold many times in the first month. If an image does not sell at the beginning rarely become a best seller.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: down the toilet
« on: January 25, 2017, 08:59 »
Down 14% from january 2016.

6 years, +2k portfolio high quality photography.

December was my worst month of last 3 years ... Too many snapshot approved ....

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