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Bigstock.com / Editorial Rejected
« on: December 13, 2019, 07:29 »
I have uploaded two editorial images and each time I clicked on the Editorial Only box. One of the two images was rejected with the reason that I need to click the editorial box. I uploaded it again and made sure I did click the Editorial box and it was again rejected with the reason that I need to click the Editorial box. Is there a point uploading it again. My approval rating is simply dropping for nothing. SS accepted that photo. Should I write to them or just forget about it?

Now they are really overdoing it. I made one image where the object is isolated on white and one image where the object is in snow and a snowball is next to it. Where is that similar? I had the image with snow and the snowball rejected for similar. I have never made similar images like others where I couldn't even see the difference in the photos unless I looked at it for 10 minutes.

Image Sleuth / Re: Stolen images.
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:59 »
That is a super lazy excuse. They should investigate that no matter who reports it. They obviously don't value their contributors. What kind of a message do they send us? That thieves and criminals are also welcome. That they don't care as long as they make money.  I am going to report that guy. No matter what the reply. We have to.

Image Sleuth / Re: Stolen images.
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:34 »
Wouldn't it help if all of us who read this here on the microstock group write to Shutterstock and report this Alexiy Molochnik and others?

Image Sleuth / Re: Stolen images.
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:20 »
Isn't there anything we can do about it? Who knows who took from whom?

I have only uploaded a great and very rare photo from a mobile phone three times. They were never bought.

Image Sleuth / Re: Stolen images.
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:29 »
I saw a lot of photos that are on free stock photo websites on our microstock websites. I don't know if they stole them from the microstock websites since they mention the artist and you can pay the artist through a PayPal link. They are mainly on Pexels and Pixabay. Do microstock photographers themselves put them up for free on the free stock websites in the hope to earn more money there?

The same guy stole this image https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/spring-flowers-background-pink-blossom-182465339

And the following image is on the free stock photo websites: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/spring-border-background-pink-blossom-128624426


Two different names but maybe it's the same person who knows. Who knows who steels from whom. Free stock photo websites do not allow people to download a photo and to sell it on microstock.

General Midstock / Re: OFFSET, image or series exclusive???
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:14 »
Aren't they specialised in people photos and travel? I didn't manage to get in. I don't take people photos.

I have photos pending for more than 5 months. Editorial even longer.

New Sites - General / Re: Zoonar tax form
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:29 »
 :)It's in English language as well on that website.

New Sites - General / Re: Zoonar tax form
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:10 »
If you click on the link there is a version in Dutch on the website. I don't know if it is the same form. Hope it helps.

New Sites - General / Re: Zoonar tax form
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:38 »
I just found the email from Zoonar. Here is what they have written:
If you provide us the certificate of excemption which you get from the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt fr Steuern = BZSt) we will not withhold any tax and pay the full royalties to you. To apply for the certificate of excemption you have to fill out the "licence fees" form (http://www.formulare-bfinv.de/ffw/action/invoke.do?id=010027) and send it to the Federal Central Tax Office.

New Sites - General / Re: Zoonar tax form
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:35 »
That is strange. When I asked if they have the forms to fill out on their website they wrote that they don't and that I have to apply directly somewhere at an affordable office. I didn't like that at all. May I ask if it is worth uploading at Zoonar? Can't Google translate the forms for you?

New Sites - General / Re: Zoonar tax form
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:25 »
Ivonne, do you live in Europe? I thought about applying at Zoonar but didn't. I live in Europe and I was told by Zoonar that they don't have the forms and that I have to apply at a government office directly.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Eyeem
« on: October 08, 2018, 02:46 »
They don't just upload to Getty according to their website they upload to Alamy and even Adobe. I upload to Alamy and Adobe myself.

General Stock Discussion / Eyeem
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:22 »
I have just been on Eyeem's website and read there the following: "We partner with Getty Images, Adobe Stock, Alamy, and other photo platforms to distribute the best pictures you upload to their networks of image buyers."
Is that true? What's the point of me uploading there? I would only compete with myself and earn less. I upload myself directly to Adobe and Alamy. Is there a point uploading to Eyeem if I am uploading to iStock? Won't Getty anyway get my images because of iStock? 

General Stock Discussion / Re: Eyeem Marketplace Down?
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:39 »
Is there a point uploading to Eyeem if I am already uploading to iStock? Isn't it a big problem that they don't have watermarks?

General Stock Discussion / Re: 123rf slow to review
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:58 »
No point uploading editorial images. I sent them an email, they assigned someone to review images but they didn't review the editorial images which are 6 months old now.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Backgrounds
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:17 »
Hi DallasP. No I don't. I don't do composites. And no, I don't want to use someone else's photo that's on the stock websites. I haven't ordered from Ink and Elm yet either. There are wood panel backgrounds and I asked if it is okay to put it on my table and lay for example fruits on it or a cake etc. and upload that. It all started when I saw a vinyl snow background a view days ago on eBay. The seller has stitched two photos together but I saw the top part of it on SS. I went on SS to see if I can maybe make my own snow background or if I am just not good enough. I was shocked to see that image on SS and asked here if it is okay to use it if I put a still life on the part that lays on the table but the sky with snow would be visible. It didn't feel right to me to do that and so I asked. I do very few images and certainly not composites. There is a lady I know who makes here own backgrounds and before I bought one I asked her if I am allowed to put cake etc. on it and sell the photo with her background on the stock websites. I am not a low life rat. I asked here because I know of a lot of people who buy for example on Ink and Elms website and they sell backgrounds to photographers. It worries me, that's why I asked. I am a photographer. I don't want to do harm to others. And I don't know what GTFO means.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Backgrounds
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:49 »
What about the wood panel backgrounds that many buy from for  Ink and Elm for food photography? This is not about Ink and Elm. It's just that I found the rather unique backgrounds on SS that are getting sold for food photography etc. Do I need to make my own wood panel backgrounds?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Backgrounds
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:44 »
I found 4 images on SS where someone has bought this background, put an object on it and in front of it and uploaded it to SS. I personally feel that it is not right doing it. It's not a generic wood panel background where you place items on it.

Not worth the time and money. Too many excellent ones already on the websites.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Backgrounds
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:56 »
Why do I need to contact Ink and Elm? They bought the backgrounds and are printing them on vinyl as photography backgrounds. Are they doing something wrong? My question is if I can buy such a background and put a still life in front of it and upload it to the stock websites.

Adobe Stock / Re: Minimum Payment Commission Increase
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:39 »
I sell editorial images on SS much better than on Alamy. But where do I find my ranking on the Fotolia website or Adobe website? I get as little as 0.25cents for a download.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Keyword suggestion tool broken again?
« on: October 02, 2018, 04:39 »
Yes, I'm having the same problem.

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