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If this is treated as part of the Partner program will opting out of it remove your photos from Inmagine?


The money are better with the new system, but the sales happen way too infrequently. Another pain are the slow stats update times.

You've sold 40+ files in 7 years at IS, I would have thought that sales always happen infrequently? I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but I do like to get an idea of peoples sales when they comment about them.
True. I am not hiding it, that's why I have linked it. Same portfolio sales frequently on Fotolia, for example.

The money are better with the new system, but the sales happen way too infrequently. Another pain are the slow stats update times.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Retroactive raise in Royalty?
« on: October 16, 2014, 00:21 »
I think for most people the lack of communication is the problem.

Canva / Re: Canva
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:45 »
I guess I am getting blind. Thanks a lot. :)

Chuck Norris doesn't need any images 8)

Canva / Re: Canva
« on: October 07, 2014, 22:06 »
Hi Lee, I couldn't find a way to become a contributor through the site. The only option was sending you guys the photos via post. Am I missing something or is this the only way for now to become part of Canva?

Adobe Stock / Sale Price: 0.285333333334
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:31 »
Is this a strange sale price or what? :D
Any others having the same price sales?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Photo missing
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:14 »
I think it may take a few hours for them to start appearing in the search engine. At least that is the case with SS.

I feel offended. :D Why are you pointing fingers at amateurs? If I am not mistaken this business started based on the amateurs photos as a cheap mass alternative. And there is a big difference by a cheap amateur photo and a professional/semi-professional one - the quality. Yes, the market is saturated, but nowadays there are plenty of other free alternatives for free amateur photos for buyers/users. Don't hate the player, hate the game. 

I am not a professional by any mean and I have just moved back to microstock. I started in 2008 but haven't uploaded anything since. The market is very different now and as we all know saturated in certain areas. Still with portfolios around 150-250 photos I did better than what I expected.

Fotolia is the big surprise for me. First place by a big margin. SS second. IS, DT, 123RF down at the bottom. Can't make any comparisons as this is my first month back at it, but still feels good to have a few sales. :)

Image Sleuth / Re: Watermarked images - at Walgreens? Yep...
« on: October 01, 2014, 23:18 »
What did they say?

MicrostockSubmitter / Re: StockSubmitter for Mac
« on: September 22, 2014, 23:32 »
I am also hunting for software that can improve my workflow. I will be glad to beta test it once it is ready. Easy keywording is a major issue for me and all other contributors I think. All improvements in this area will be highly appreciated. 

If iStock managers are that blind they deserve to be out on the street anyway. :D

The next logic question will be how much of the market share are those buyers.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock Contributor App
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:40 »
It is almost funny how Shutterstock refuse to give us more graphs/data/information on how our photos are doing. There is no real way to know what is in demand and what just had not have enough exposure to lift off.

I love it. Good job!

Adobe Stock / Re: still worth uploading?
« on: September 12, 2014, 00:32 »
Fotolia did pretty good for me this month - top seller. I have a relatively small portfolio with around 100 photos, most of which have been there for six years. I restarted uploading in late August and sold a bunch of photos.

I hope it continues as long as possible. :)

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock down here
« on: September 07, 2014, 13:41 »
Sheriff are going to cheer for the Cowboys tonight? Australia is fine.

Microstock Services / Re: Stock Stats - Free android app
« on: September 04, 2014, 20:11 »
I thought so. Thank you for the prompt reply.

Microstock Services / Re: Stock Stats - Free android app
« on: September 04, 2014, 18:13 »
I am using the iphone/ipad version. At last app that actually does a good job with the agencies I am using. Thank you WooStock!
Is is possible to do something with the constant sign in for 123rf? I assume it is the website that requires the input of verification, but it is very annoying. Thank you once again for the great app.

Nikon / Re: No interests at Nikon Cameras
« on: October 12, 2008, 12:59 »
I am using Nikon D80 for a few months, but I really love it! Hope that my next step will be a FF Nikon, hopefully a few years from now ;)

Cameras / Lenses / Re: What was your first camera and the next?
« on: October 09, 2008, 01:40 »
My first camera (1986) was a russian film camera, which I am not sure that has a brand. (see my avatar) ;)
Then in year 1999 - first digital camera. If I am not wrong it was Mustek 3300 or something like that. It had the magnificent 3.1 MP. :)
Year 2007 - Panasonic FZ 7 - Good camera, a lot of noise ;)
Year 2008 - Nikon D80 - WOW! :)
Year 20.. - Full frame DSLR ;)

iStockPhoto.com / Re: MSG Compare
« on: October 08, 2008, 09:00 »
Include me, please! My user is zstoimenov. TNX

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