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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: May 23, 2014, 13:21 »
I've deleted all my images on 1 of May. And Yesterday, I closed my account on Fotolia. I feel good.   

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: May 17, 2014, 10:01 »
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I know this would be VERY HARD for many of us, but I am seriously considering closing my entire relationship with FT, closing down my Fotolia account in addition to DPC. We have them on the run now and it would be prudent to crush the crumbs that are left. That is probably too much to ask but it sure would send a message to the industry as a whole.  I get it, we'd need millions of art killed at FT for them to be worried but the PR in and of itself could be good for us as contributors.  For ME PERSONALLY I have NEVER grown at FT.  I have always made between $50- $80 a month with nearly 3000 images. So that, combined with DPC and all their other cheating, sneaky past maneuvers, has just about done it for me.

I absolutely agree with you. And I had almost the same money per month ($50-$70) with 700 images plus videos. I deleted all my images and videos on may 1 and just left one. But now I think I'm ready to close my account completely. 

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: May 01, 2014, 12:51 »
As promised today I've deleted the rest of my port 472 photos+videos (about 250 I deleted yesterday). I left only one image in my port. I'm very happy to support the D-Day. Happy 1 May!!!

P.S. I had the same good feelings when I deleted my port from iStock.

And today I got o good single on Shutterstok, nice

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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: April 30, 2014, 13:26 »
I've decided to support D-Day and I'm going to delete most of my best sellers at Fotolia today and tomorrow. 

About 250 photos + videos deleted. Tomorrow will be more.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: How are sales going?- Shutterstock
« on: April 28, 2014, 13:10 »
very slow for me.

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Today I checked my spam folder and there was a letter from iStockphoto:

Over Payment Total=$98.82

Monthly Recoup Amount=$16.47

Basically, I don't care about it since I closed my account on 19th of February. But I had about $95 balance on my account. And now after this over payment letter. They will pay me nothing. Of course, I should have some PP sales for a January. It's just ridiculus.
 >:(

"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers."
--Aristotle

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Reply #495 on: Today at 17:18
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i see you dont any legal actions, we are stupid they are smart and they know we are stupid.


they will do it  again.


Quote from: mayaartist on Today at 16:57
It's just horrible to read what they did. Do they think we are so stupid. I'm happy that I've deleted my port on IS and PP sites recently.

You are right Cesar.
I was so stupid to believe them. But now they can't do it for me any more. PERIOD


''Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction''.
--Erich Fromm

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It's just horrible to read what they did. Do they think we are so stupid. I'm happy that I've deleted my port on IS and PP sites recently.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: can't find the exit
« on: February 21, 2014, 14:12 »
At last my account was closed at February 19. Honestly, I'm very happy. No more worries about IS and PP for me.

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Pond5 / Re: Pond 5 sales dried up
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:49 »
I don't know whats happened but I had my last sale more than a month ago. Which is unusual for me.   

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: can't find the exit
« on: February 07, 2014, 14:57 »
I deactivated all my images but one in January. And 5 minutes ago I created a support ticket asking to close my account. I hope they will close my account soon.

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Quote from: mayaartist on Yesterday at 10:18
I just finished with deactivation of my files on IS. I left one until they calculate next PP. But I doubt that I'll be able to cash out then. It doesn't matter to be honest.

If  you are closing your account, you don't need to have $100 in your balance to receive a payout. (But there might be a matter of a clawback at this time   )

Hi ShadySue,

Thank you very much for the info. I didn't know that.

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I just finished with deactivation of my files on IS. I left one until they calculate next PP. But I doubt that I'll be able to cash out then. It doesn't matter to be honest.

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I'm Lobo

Reply #173 on: Today at 17:53
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bpepz

Reply #167 on: Today at 17:16
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I posted it on istock forum but it was deleted instantly. But here they can't do anything

After reading this article it's become clear that this is a fraud. They desperately looking how to reducing debt. And I don't want to pay for that.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades-Getty-to-B3-from-B2-Outlook-is-Stable--PR_285298

P.S I don't understand why they delete my post on istockpoto forum. Because it's not a secret information. Everybody can find it and read.

After all this I've decided to start delete my portfolio from istockphoto. I don't believe them any more.

Lol, I just posted the same thing and it was deleted as well.

Ok, new update, they have banned me from the forums for posting that link.
I had  two site mails form Lobo when I posted it. And than I started deleting my images.

seems they are really sensitive about that article. I'm banned now for posting it.
No, it's not that. You posted it three times and ignored my sitemails indicating the article you are linking was from October 31, 2013 and it was in no way related to the Partner Program issues.

I posted it not because it's only related to the PP issue. But if you understand a bit finance this article will give you an idea that Getty Images has a difficult financial time. And simply deleting peoples posts is just hiding something(very unprofessional).

P.S. And by the way if IS only provide us with minimal info about what's heppend. Why we can't find some official reports which is in public domain.

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Reply #167 on: Today at 17:16
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Quote from: mayaartist on Today at 13:54
I posted it on istock forum but it was deleted instantly. But here they can't do anything

After reading this article it's become clear that this is a fraud. They desperately looking how to reducing debt. And I don't want to pay for that.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades-Getty-to-B3-from-B2-Outlook-is-Stable--PR_285298

P.S I don't understand why they delete my post on istockpoto forum. Because it's not a secret information. Everybody can find it and read.

After all this I've decided to start delete my portfolio from istockphoto. I don't believe them any more.

Lol, I just posted the same thing and it was deleted as well.

Ok, new update, they have banned me from the forums for posting that link.
I had  two site mails form Lobo when I posted it. And than I started deleting my images.

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Ariene
 

Reply #164 on: Today at 16:29
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After all this I've decided to start delete my portfolio from istockphoto. I don't believe them any more.
And I did it this morning. I've asked to deactivate all my files and waiting to payout after Jan. end when PP is calculated. I'm sick of this 15%, 0,08$ and often all issues here :|

Hi Ariene,
I absolutely agree with you. I can't tolerate the IS behavior any more

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Quote from: mayaartist on Today at 13:54
I posted it on istock forum but it was deleted instantly. But here they can't do anything

After reading this article it's become clear that this is a fraud. They desperately looking how to reducing debt. And I don't want to pay for that.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades-Getty-to-B3-from-B2-Outlook-is-Stable--PR_285298

P.S I don't understand why they delete my post on istockpoto forum. Because it's not a secret information. Everybody can find it and read.

After all this I've decided to start delete my portfolio from istockphoto. I don't believe them any more.

I don't think it's fraud. They're just incompetent.

I just can't afford to get even less than 15% it's just a pure slavery.

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I posted it on istock forum but it was deleted instantly. But here they can't do anything

After reading this article it's become clear that this is a fraud. They desperately looking how to reducing debt. And I don't want to pay for that.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades-Getty-to-B3-from-B2-Outlook-is-Stable--PR_285298

P.S I don't understand why they delete my post on istockpoto forum. Because it's not a secret information. Everybody can find it and read.

After all this I've decided to start delete my portfolio from istockphoto. I don't believe them any more.

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I think you are right Jo Ann Snover,

The only thing is that last year October and November was my Best Month on SS.

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Bad month for me SS down second consecutive month. And other sites down a bit as well. I stopped producing new images in October. And almost straight away my sales was going down. Basically, I was expecting a longer life for my images. Since I've been working for about 2 years till October.     

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Shutterstock.com / Re: How are sales going?- Shutterstock
« on: November 01, 2013, 02:26 »
My October is less than September on SS :(
The only thing is that in October I took a break of microstock. It means that even working for almost 2 years I can't get a break. Or my earnings would fall straight away.

P.S. But I should mentioned that's new content is not selling well.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: How are sales going?- Shutterstock
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:58 »
This October is bad. And the video sales are way down for me as well.

October 2012 was a big bump in sales.

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I've been working hard without summer holidays. And only now I took 2 weeks off the stock. But to be honest I can't see any big October bump in sales. Yesterday were very poor sales on SS like on weekends. :(   

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Thank you very much Tror for you post.

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