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it does work fine if you install it as greasemonkey script and not as firefox plugin

27 / Re: Rejections are becoming absurd!
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:16 »
I just had a batch approved at SS (after not uploading for a few months) and I didn't notice any change in their acceptance. I got all my pictures approved, even though some of them were not 100% perfect to my own standards.

Of course 1 batch after a long break isn't much statistics; but not hearing many other contributors screaming about tough acceptance I would guess the problem is more likely with your images rather than with SS.

I uploaded only ~400 photos to GL until now; and I got 5 sales in 2012. Not really encouraging to upload the rest of my portfolio...

it works for me as a greasemonkey script in v.13

General Stock Discussion / Re: Performance at
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:13 »
It's the same company that organizes StockInRussia conferences.
And the same company owning their own stock production group (under name pressmaster/Shironosov)

General Stock Discussion / Re: New microstock agency.
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:02 »

mine aren't the same across different sites though there is some overlap in top-10

I used to have 0 and now found I've got 1. I don't think I offended any one, perhaps somebody just finds my posts boring and useless...

34 / Re: Corbis using iStock Typography
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:42 »
no it's not RNS Camelia on Corbis ad - besides different "G" look at serifs on "U", "A", "N", etc ( or

Inlove seems to be close to what Corbis used, though "A" and "N" are very different (

for iStock it does seem to be RNS Camelia though...

35 / Re: Corbis using iStock Typography
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:40 »
no it's not RNS Camelia on Corbis ad - look at serifs on "U", "A", "N", etc ( or

for iStock it does seem to be RNS Camelia though...

Computer Hardware / Re: New Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet
« on: March 05, 2012, 14:54 »
this thread made me seriously consider an upgrade from Genius to Wacom Bamboo...

37 / Re: Crestock is ALIVE!
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:08 »
Crestock is ALIVE!
nope it isn't

P.S. corrected the quote :)

My best sellers only costed me my time (a few landscape and industrial pictures).

Doing model shoots I didn't spend more than 200 Eur so far per one single photo shoot (the session cost did go above a few times, but in these cases it was split with the other photographer(s)).

I certainly would have spent more if I was doing it as a real part-time or full-time job, but not while it remains a hobby.

Veer / Re: can you go into dashboard?
« on: February 08, 2012, 16:16 »
works for me

40 / Re: Is DT alive ?
« on: January 31, 2012, 15:15 »
probably in this case inspector just selected the wrong reason from the list :)

41 / Re: Is DT alive ?
« on: January 31, 2012, 14:49 »
The first image was rejected by Dreamstime for too many images of the same subject. The second image is the only other candle in my port.

the rejection of "too many of this subject" is different to rejection for similars. In this case they meant they have plenty handles already, even if not yours:

p.s. I am very annoyed too by their policy about "similar images" :(

Envato / Re: Jsnover - Featured artist on Photodune!
« on: January 27, 2012, 16:51 »

Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia rejecting everything lately
« on: January 14, 2012, 17:03 »
FL acceptance very heavily depends on image content and less on technical quality though they are picky on that one too.

In my experience:
Staged pictures of people with good lighting are accepted well.
Textures/backgrounds - not so well but not too bad
Industrial landscapes - many rejections although they are good sellers elsewhere
Landscapes & nature - very bad acceptance, most rejected

Adobe Stock / Re: Corbis Images now on Fotolia
« on: January 14, 2012, 17:00 »
They are there for a long time already. They are part of Fotolia Infinity collection which is for their premium content (seems to be analog for both Vetta and Getty RF)

45 / Re: Alamy payment?
« on: January 11, 2012, 06:56 »
  • comparing to traditional stock agencies this is lightning fast (and Alamy in general is much more a traditional stock than a micro
  • comparing to microstock it's a little slower than typical (which is about couple of weeks for sites like istock or fotolia)

General Stock Discussion / Re: Political (in-)Actions
« on: January 11, 2012, 06:49 »
i always thought it was against the ToS to use stock pictures in political campaigns?
I believe so too - and I recall an incident in Belgium that was reported a few years ago about Getty image of a Walloon model used by an ad of a Flemish nationalistic party (i.e. anti-Walloon one) and the model won the court case against that party.

Remark: Flanders and Wallonia  are 2 regions in Belgium : Dutch-speaking and French-speaking respectively

47 / Re: PAYPAL - new EU rules
« on: January 08, 2012, 09:20 »
I believe in the past the cost of transaction was the cheapest for "Personal" accounts, for any other PayPal was charging more. However I didn't check that lately, it could have changed.

48 / Re: PAYPAL - new EU rules
« on: January 07, 2012, 15:58 »
I keep using it with my "Personal" free account both for microstock and for paying my online purchases. And it is linked with my bank account for cashing out microstock earnings.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Stats on Microstock
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:29 »
Interesting data indeed
It's very interesting how 80/20 rule is shifted @istock to 80/7

However looking at my own referrals  I think that it's the case elsewhere too. I see many more registered in 2011 than ever before. Most of registered "contributors" among my referrals don't have any single photo or have a very few pics.


I don't believe in 19 million images produced and uploaded in microstock - I think it can only be true if that counts same images uploaded to multiple agencies


The pace of video sales growth might overcome static pics but I am sure volume of sales will stay behind at least for a couple more years

General Stock Discussion / Re: Your plans, for 2012 ?
« on: December 31, 2011, 12:17 »
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. :)

In stock photo my only firm plan is to re-start uploading after several months break; and to continue shooting. Other than that I have some ideas but not plans.

And I plan to escape from miserable Belgian winter on vacation in 6 weeks.

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