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General Stock Discussion / Re: Deleting accounts/ports
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:51 »
Pond5: I deleted the images and was easy just that you need to contact support.

Dreamstime: They don't want you to delete them and you have to wait some time to delete all the port. They take the remain money on account.

I also had a SYM and I also suffered it, although now it seems to have more options/improvements.

However, on the one hand, there is a millionaire business and on the other, we who receive alms.

Can't we do anything to improve it? really?

So, we can do anything?

What happened marthamarks?

Thank you.


The idea will be to raise funds to start a new agency where every one have 1 vote. The total cost will be:

- 1 dedicated server = 600/year with 8TB disk.
- License for control panel = 180/year.
- License for Sell Media plugin = 150/year.
- Website creation = Free (I will do it).
- 10h design/programming tasks = 3.600/year.
- Marketing fund to start = 3.000/year.

Total = 7.530

My portfolio is about 4.000 photos, 50GB of disk, so with about 7.500GB it could be 150 portfolios as mine, 600.000 photos in total.

- 50% commission for the photographer.
- and the remaining 50% would be for the agency: 30% for marketing and 20% to future growth.

Isn't perfect. But it can be done.

What do you think?

Thank you.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Which agencies are DEAD?!
« on: July 13, 2020, 08:19 »
SS are dead, but they don't know it :D

It has happened to me too, and the most ironic thing is that they pay more for these unauthorized downloads than for the normal ones. My account will be suspended forever.

Shutterstock.com / Is flashstock dead?
« on: July 03, 2020, 03:08 »

I sent them some videos to one brief 5 weeks ago and I'm not getting any reply to my mails. Is it abandoned? Does anyone know if they are still there?

Thank you.

I like the idea: simple and easy to understand.

However, I don't know if buyers like it too. The buy process will be longer and the buyer could get too much images by email.

I have servers and can do that simple webpage and setup a mail list for that.

The demo it's down.

I like what Africa studio did. It help me to stay with the portfolio deactivated.

Shutterstock.com / Re: $6.50 sale after 16 days deactivated
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:25 »
They asked me the same:

Per our Contributor terms of service, Content removed or opted out of licensing by a contributor may accrue additional royalties for up to 90 days following its removal or opt-out. This occurs when Shutterstock upgrades licenses to certain customers that previously downloaded "comp" versions of the removed Content before such Content was removed or opted-out.

I never had a $6. 5 sale for this image before.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Why are my images still selling?
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:04 »
Ah, Ok, and surprising they pay more for that... very extrange all. Thank you.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Why are my images still selling?
« on: June 20, 2020, 08:47 »
What is a "comp" license?

Shutterstock.com / $6.50 sale after 16 days deactivated
« on: June 20, 2020, 05:17 »

Anyone knows why?

I sent a mail to SS asking that because I don't want to. My photos are on their website after 16 days.

Thank you.

What solution do you propose?

So... big guys win and there's nothing we can do?

With WordPress and some modules you can do it. Isn't plug and play.

Hello Steve, I read you since some years ago. Nice to meet you here. I used it too for sell some images with similar poor result. The configuration was also a pain. I'm thinking about something like picfair.

Sales are for sure the main factor, but without a platform we can't search for customers.

I don't have any revolutionary idea, sorry. Perhaps doing it, we can find one.


I think it is time to try something new. If you are a programmer and you would like to make a stock agency that pays 50% to contributors send me a private message and we will talk. Isn't a job offer, I don't have money to invest in this. I can take care of server management and very basic programming or design.

Some initial ideas:

- 50% for the contributor.
- Upload by FTP very easy.
- Without categories.

I am not sure if with or without exclusivity. The problem would be to ask for exclusivity if at the beginning when there will be any sale.

Please share any comments about this idea.

Thank you.

I would like to collaborate with the hosting/server side.

I think it's a better idea to suspend the content and force them to mantain useless full disks forever 8)

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 04, 2020, 14:29 »
They are going to have a lot of disk space for content offline. Perhaps in the future they force us to delete them.

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