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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Property release for a plane??
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:44 »
wouldn't say the problem is the plane design: a property release would not solve it!

So you're saying property release isn't needed for Boeing planes? Adidas shoes? Ford cars? I would think you need a property release for branded products. A plane is a branded product unless the manufacturer cannot be identified.
What I mean is that, should the problem be the aircraft, they would reject the photo for copyright/trademark. They would not ask for a property release (from the owner of the aircraft?)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Property release for a plane??
« on: October 12, 2018, 14:18 »
wouldn't say the problem is the plane design: a property release would not solve it!

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rpd $ 0.71
rpi $ 6.27

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Isn't it that they bought an exclusive right on the image (local or worldwide) and now you can't see the images because they are not on sale anymore (maybe for a limited period of time)?

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Computer Hardware / Re: SSD enough?
« on: April 25, 2018, 15:10 »
I lived with a 240G SSD Win 8.1 for a few years with PS LR office and quite a lot of other sw. During last winter I added a second 480G SSD because my LR catalog of over 300,000 images was taking more than 140GB. SSD will deteriorate faster if they are too full of never changing data (i.e. sw).
Now I moved the LR catalog and PS scratch files on the new SSD and I feel like I can manage 500k more images. Of course image files and LR catalog backups are on an external NAS which takes care of automatic daily backups.
Two SSD actually are faster than a single one if you put OS scratch files on one and sw scratch files on the other.

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Ok, I checked searching for a few my images in AS and found them. I'm still baffled by the fact that in the contributor panel I find them under Uploaded Files / Rejected, but the images are actually on sale.

Thank you for your support!

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Hi Matt, I didn't notice this is option until I read this thread about a week ago.

(I've not been so much following microstock in the last years). Now I found and followed instructions and had the accounts synced (I already had an Adobe account as LR&PS user). All my 612 images on Fotolia went to rejected bin instantly (no time for human review), either for 'technical issues' (e.g. File ID: 59960808) or for 'file could not be accepted' (e.g. File ID: 60793638) or even 'SIMILAR IMAGE(S) ALREADY SUBMITTED' (e.g. File ID: 50543551).

Why this happened?
Thank you in advance!

The reviews are done manually by humans. I checked your uploads and see that it was fast but not automatic. Looks like you submitted just over an hour after you uploaded and they were reviewed about 3 hours after you submitted.

-Mat

Hi Mat, thank you for your reply. It still sounds odd to me that out of 612 photos accepted on Fotolia, not a single one was accepted on Adobe Stock. I still think I made some mistake in the procedure. I can not even find the way to contact support, or a forum on the website!

Are you submitting the same content separately to Adobe Stock and Fotolia? If so, that's a problem. Fotolia and Adobe Stock are one and the same. Any content that is approved via Fotolia is automatically online at Adobe Stock and vice versa. If you are submitting separately to two different accounts, that is essentially spam as you are sending the same files to both sites twice. Please contact me directly if this is the case so we can get it sorted out.

Email: mhayward@adobe.com

-Mat

Thank you again Mat,

no, this is not the case. What happened is that I synced the AS and FT accounts only at the beginning of the month. (I had never uploaded anything on AS). All the images I had on FL were immediately rejected on AS.

Roberto

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Hi Matt, I didn't notice this is option until I read this thread about a week ago.

(I've not been so much following microstock in the last years). Now I found and followed instructions and had the accounts synced (I already had an Adobe account as LR&PS user). All my 612 images on Fotolia went to rejected bin instantly (no time for human review), either for 'technical issues' (e.g. File ID: 59960808) or for 'file could not be accepted' (e.g. File ID: 60793638) or even 'SIMILAR IMAGE(S) ALREADY SUBMITTED' (e.g. File ID: 50543551).

Why this happened?
Thank you in advance!

The reviews are done manually by humans. I checked your uploads and see that it was fast but not automatic. Looks like you submitted just over an hour after you uploaded and they were reviewed about 3 hours after you submitted.

-Mat

Hi Mat, thank you for your reply. It still sounds odd to me that out of 612 photos accepted on Fotolia, not a single one was accepted on Adobe Stock. I still think I made some mistake in the procedure. I can not even find the way to contact support, or a forum on the website!

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Hi Matt, I didn't notice this is option until I read this thread about a week ago.

(I've not been so much following microstock in the last years). Now I found and followed instructions and had the accounts synced (I already had an Adobe account as LR&PS user). All my 612 images on Fotolia went to rejected bin instantly (no time for human review), either for 'technical issues' (e.g. File ID: 59960808) or for 'file could not be accepted' (e.g. File ID: 60793638) or even 'SIMILAR IMAGE(S) ALREADY SUBMITTED' (e.g. File ID: 50543551).

Why this happened?
Thank you in advance!

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Hi Matt, I didn't notice this is option until a couple of days ago, thanks to the thread h"ave you synced your Fotolia account with Adobe Stock?"

(I've not been so much following microstock in the last years). Now I found and followed instructions and had the accounts synced (I already had an Adobe account as LR&PS user). All my 612 images on Fotolia went to rejected bin instantly (no time for human review), either for 'technical issues' (e.g. File ID: 59960808) or for 'file could not be accepted' (e.g. File ID: 60793638) or even 'SIMILAR IMAGE(S) ALREADY SUBMITTED' (e.g. File ID: 50543551).

Thank you in advance!

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Software / Re: No perpetual license for Lightroom 7
« on: October 20, 2017, 03:53 »
Not yet updated to the 'classic'. I just wonder, if they will make this obsolete and force you to work on the cloud, they will lose a good amount of customers around the world, and here is why:
I live in a city in northern Italy and I have one of the best Internet connections you can get for a reasonable non-corporate price, which is higher than what I pay for LR+PS subscription. I can upload up to 20 Mb/s. I'm sure in many places the situation is even worse.
I'm a sport photographer hiring other photographers for a few important events. In those cases I get over 1TB of images taken in a few days around Italy. It means I would need more than a week to upload at full speed the images to the cloud, before starting to work! Completely impossible to accept! I think I'm not the only one.

I've heard very good things about C1pro, and - even if I don't like many things about LR - I don't think I will ever be able to give up its amazing speed in working parallel batches on hundreds of similar files. How is this feature in C1pro?


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What about my interpretation: Amazon pays for an EL and can print all the copies they like?

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Anyone still on Stockexpert??
« on: August 27, 2016, 14:59 »
Strange. I still get a payout every few Months for many years now. I was a big Fan of the original site a long time ago. Jupiter bought them I think. I get paid by them.

The same here, Laurin, every year or so!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Do you archive your RAW files?
« on: April 05, 2016, 12:13 »
I keep most of my RAW's but never jpegs.. once the jpeg has been uploaded or delivered to the client - they're deleted.

I mean if I ever need that jpeg again, i just export another copy from Lr.

What happens if your RAW file gets corrupt? I've had quite a few problems with LR file corruption. The file gets a "!" icon and when you click it, it says something like "Lightroom cannot read this file".

This is why it is beneficial to have duplicates on seperate storage systems

When you sync the data, the corrupt file from the main storage overwrites the working files in the backups.
There is no good solution for this issue AFAIK, unless you keep many HDDs created at different points in time and don't overwrite them. It would be quite complicated and expensive, though.
I do have a solution: when I import the files from the card I immediately rename the files with name with an unambiguous name, using a batch. This batch also makes a copy of the just imported RAW files on a dedicated external HDD, which is not the ordinary backup HDD, so I have a copy of all my RAWs as they where just out of camera.
I also have a few files that Lightroom detects as corrupt, but they where taken before starting this further backup. Anyway Nikon Capture NX2 (r.i.p.) opens them without any problem.

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Please read title and posts before writing!

The title says The doom of the industry and Shutterstock is delayed
So I understand (even if English is not my mother language!) that the title does not mean at all it is imminent. Many went on ranting about the end of the industry without reading, even after the OP Pauws99 in a later comment stated  the title is ironic

The article says that the 49% increment is from 30 Sept 2014 to 30 Sept 2015 (see the table) so it's over one year, not over a quarter. It's an huge increment anyway but you do not need to increase your portfolio by 49% per quarter just to keep the pace. Why did someone write so, even after Nikovsk stated, clearly enough, that the increment is yearly?

Now my two cents: probably to increase your portfolio by 49% yearly is very easy if your portfolio is 100 or 1000 images, quite difficult if your portfolio is 10,000 images, and almost impossible if got 100,000. So it's easier for contributors with a small portfolio to see and increase of the income while for contributors with a larger portfolio it's more difficult. This assuming that all photos sell the same, which of course is not the same, but if we speak about the thousands, statistically it is the same!

Pauws99, Thank you for sharing

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Wishing editorial on Fotolia
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:14 »
I'd like to see it as well!

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Thank you for posting!!! not receiving the approval e-mail for my feb 10th batch, I just forgot to upload more!

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General Photography Discussion / A generic property release
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:51 »
Hi all,

is there a property release template that will be accepted by most if not all the top microstock agencies?
I work with Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Depositphotos and Envato Photodune.
If iStock has strange requests that might scare the signer, well a property release for all the other agencies will do well. (I'm specially thinking of the explicit reference to a foreign law that you find on the Getty PR).

Thank you a lot.

Roberto

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Earnings in July 2012
« on: August 06, 2012, 14:01 »
Yes Steve, it was directed to you. Thank you for your answer. They are really negligible. I asked because I have very different situations, especially on DP where my referrals are a large share of my income!

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Earnings in July 2012
« on: August 05, 2012, 20:57 »
Average month here, 25% down compared to my BME (nov. '11) with SS getting the lion's share as usual, DT random as usual (low this month) and IS that seems to have somehow reached the bottom of its decline concerning my sales.
Please tell me Steve, your statistics do include referral earnings?

Roberto

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They just reviewed over 100 images all together, rejecting over 60 with different reasons. I'd prefferd to know the reasons before, so I could choose save the time of uploading and giving titles to many later.

Yes, DB was much more serious

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Hi all,
I started uploading on Visco on November 30th, they quite fast reviewed my first batch of 18 and only 19 of the 20 in the batch of December 1st, approving 25 out of 37. Then they stopped reviewing, leaving the last image of the 2nd batch and 160 more pending ???. I asked my referrer and she is in the same situation, stuck with one image in a batch unreviewed, and all following batches.

In the while one of my referred is uploading exclusive model released images at 5 $ each, was at tier 2 a couple of days ago and has already collected more payouts, and has no troubles in getting reviewed  :)

Is anyone else stuck like me an my referrer? Are they keeping in the queue the images of the lowest tier until December 22nd so they will not have to pay for those images?

Roberto

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