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1 / Re: Anyone get paid (April)from SS yet?
« on: May 06, 2021, 06:03 »
Got mine yesterday which is slightly earlier than usual but have always received payment well before 15th of every month.

Not forgetting that most members of government are part of or have shares in the big corporations anyway.

DepositPhotos / Re: Revenue Share Special Program
« on: April 29, 2021, 09:13 »
I have just emailed them to ask if it is possible to delete my chosen files from the new scheme (opt out) without deleting them from the whole site.
I can't speak for anyone else's images but the chosen ones of mine are, deservedly or not, ones which have rarely if ever sold. I am wondering if this is a way of encouraging us to shed some of the "dead wood" from the site by getting us to delete poor selling images. I am also a bit suspicious that this may be a trial which might lead to the whole commission system being changed.
I am hoping, but not necessarily expecting clarification soon.

4 / Re: bigstock payment
« on: April 20, 2021, 15:32 »
Just a thought but have you submitted and had approved the correct tax forms?

Adobe Stock / Re: No answer from [email protected]
« on: April 18, 2021, 14:46 »
I guess the only way to find out if deleted files are still actually being sold is to try and purchase one.
I was playing around with looking for my images online today and still found active links to my pictures on the supposedly closed featurepics site.

Martha, that sums up exactly my position. Very disappointing that by the time I retire, which isn't that far away, I will have very little income from my portfolio to supplement my pension.

7 / Re: Anyone get paid from SS yet?
« on: February 06, 2021, 14:00 »
Yes, through Paypal in UK

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 14:25 »
Thanks for the info, I have just requested pay out to be on the safe side. Never had a lot of sales there but at least didn't feel so insulted by the prices.

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 13:43 »
I still don't see anything about Featurepics closing on Google.
Could you point me to where you saw the info.

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:17 »
Are they definitely closing. I don't see anything on their website.

SS "the revised schedule consisted of weekly resets (every Sunday at midnight)."

So the AI people head shots are going to be licensed as commercial some day, and we won't need to pay models anymore? Maybe CGI everything will replace photographers?

Probably would but who could afford the tech at microstock prices

Off Topic / Re: stock photo reviewer job
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:31 »
Microstock has changed so much since I first started in 2010. If images are deemed to be LCV due to having less popular subjects or styles and the agencies now only want hugely popular done to death subjects where will buyers go to find the rest. Just a thought.

13 / Re: SS levelling up
« on: January 11, 2021, 07:51 »
Not going to help income when On Demand (not SOD) are paying as little as $0.45

14 / Re: Free images for Microsoft ads
« on: July 22, 2020, 14:44 »
Silence can speak volumes,I wouldn't bet on us getting anything.

Pond5 / Re: Pricing photos on P5
« on: June 07, 2020, 10:27 »
I originally had my photos set at $15 but some time ago they had a promotion where they sold at less than the set price so I put mine up to $20 to compensate. Don't get many sales but when I do at least it doesn't feel like I am being robbed.

16 / Re: Can't edit my uploads
« on: June 05, 2020, 13:03 »
Working fine for me, Uploaded 6 images an hour ago and all approved and online now.

17 / Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:59 »
Working fine for me just now. Submitted 6 images an hour ago, reviewed and online already.

So glad we have this forum, I read the latest post and it prompted me to check my settings, turned out I had forgotten to hit save when I disabled my images. Another 7500 images disabled.

Sales disabled, now it is a game of wait and see.

14 downloads this month including 2 SODs and I haven't made 2 dollars yet. When I have typed this I am going back to SS and disabling my portfolio. If they don't back peddle by the end of June I will close my account.

21 / Re: Crestok has just filed for bankruptcy
« on: May 02, 2020, 02:14 »
Probably a total waste of time but I have just sent a second request to them asking them to close my account, pay outstanding royalties and STOP SELLING MY IMAGES, not that they ever sold many.
I have also spelled out that to carry on selling my images will not only be a a breach of copyright but could also be fraudulent as they have no means or intention to pay royalties.
Not even expecting an answer to be honest, but sometimes life can be full of surprises.
I do wonder if enough people contacted them using words like breach of copyright and fraud it might provoke some response from them or at least some sort of communication.
Think I will change my ID to "the eternal optimist"

Still selling and paying out promptly for me.

123RF / Re: Is it the end of 123rf
« on: January 31, 2020, 16:16 »
Had a sale for 15 cents today, one step closer to removing my portfolio, haven't uploaded anything there for years, just not worth it.

24 / Re: Is this January especially low for you?
« on: January 17, 2020, 12:15 »
Yes, and getting worse.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Is this a stock agency?
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:51 »

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