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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2020, 05:45 »
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Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 06:04 by gameover »


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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2020, 07:34 »
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Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212

I don't have a "Download for free" button (only you can see that button), I just see a normal Download button. And when I click it, it says "There was an issue with your request. Please try again, or Contact us if you need further assistance" so that means it's still disabled.

« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2020, 07:49 »
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Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212

SS has a promotion now where they are giving away ten free images as a trial, to get new buyers. If your images are active, they might all have that promo on them. I deleted all my images, so I cant check if its on mine, but I suspect everyone will have that download for free trial text next to their image. If you dont want SS giving your images away, the best thing to do is delete your images and close your account. Its clear they are playing games with peoples property. I dont know why people are ok to continue doing business with such an untrustworthy company.

If you disable your photos, search for that image as a buyer and try to download it, you will likely get the same message Noedelhap got, because your images are disabled.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 07:51 by cathyslife »

« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2020, 08:03 »
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Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212

SS has a promotion now where they are giving away ten free images as a trial, to get new buyers. If your images are active, they might all have that promo on them. I deleted all my images, so I cant check if its on mine, but I suspect everyone will have that download for free trial text next to their image. If you dont want SS giving your images away, the best thing to do is delete your images and close your account. Its clear they are playing games with peoples property. I dont know why people are ok to continue doing business with such an untrustworthy company.

If you disable your photos, search for that image as a buyer and try to download it, you will likely get the same message Noedelhap got, because your images are disabled.
Thank you I'll try to download. I disabled my account again because also when deleted, the image-thumbs were always in my catalog manager. Clicking on them, I could see the corresponding image not anymore, but seeing my port as buyer I discovered the images (deleted) always free to download.

« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2020, 12:42 »
0
Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212

SS has a promotion now where they are giving away ten free images as a trial, to get new buyers. If your images are active, they might all have that promo on them. I deleted all my images, so I cant check if its on mine, but I suspect everyone will have that download for free trial text next to their image. If you dont want SS giving your images away, the best thing to do is delete your images and close your account. Its clear they are playing games with peoples property. I dont know why people are ok to continue doing business with such an untrustworthy company.

If you disable your photos, search for that image as a buyer and try to download it, you will likely get the same message Noedelhap got, because your images are disabled.
Thank you I'll try to download. I disabled my account again because also when deleted, the image-thumbs were always in my catalog manager. Clicking on them, I could see the corresponding image not anymore, but seeing my port as buyer I discovered the images (deleted) always free to download.



This topic is interesting, maybe an account needs to be made to confirm this situation. As I understand, it seems that there is the possibility of free downloading in images that are disabled for sale, that is, they can be downloaded if for promotion of new customers, free, without paying, images disabled for sale, enabled for promotional download fully free? It is actually a very interesting thread. The images serve to promote SS without receiving money for them, not sales, but free. Am I getting it right? Can you confirm this situation? Thank you.

« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2020, 12:54 »
0
Image for free
I have activated my SS account to delete my last images and I have discovered that SS gives my images for free

https://luisafumi.com/img-for-free.jpg
I disabled my account again.
Happens this to you too?

I put the direct link here, as all my remaining images are still there even if disabled
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/seasonal-beer-garden-closed-autumn-fallen-1469010212

SS has a promotion now where they are giving away ten free images as a trial, to get new buyers. If your images are active, they might all have that promo on them. I deleted all my images, so I cant check if its on mine, but I suspect everyone will have that download for free trial text next to their image. If you dont want SS giving your images away, the best thing to do is delete your images and close your account. Its clear they are playing games with peoples property. I dont know why people are ok to continue doing business with such an untrustworthy company.

If you disable your photos, search for that image as a buyer and try to download it, you will likely get the same message Noedelhap got, because your images are disabled.
Thank you I'll try to download. I disabled my account again because also when deleted, the image-thumbs were always in my catalog manager. Clicking on them, I could see the corresponding image not anymore, but seeing my port as buyer I discovered the images (deleted) always free to download.



This topic is interesting, maybe an account needs to be made to confirm this situation. As I understand, it seems that there is the possibility of free downloading in images that are disabled for sale, that is, they can be downloaded if for promotion of new customers, free, without paying, images disabled for sale, enabled for promotional download fully free? It is actually a very interesting thread. The images serve to promote SS without receiving money for them, not sales, but free. Am I getting it right? Can you confirm this situation? Thank you.
yes, my image is always offered free to download. I made not another account only to download, so I haven't verified it.
But it happens to me another strange thing: my account is disabled but I can access my remaining images at the catalog manager and delete them without problem :)

« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2020, 13:06 »
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I clicked on your link above. I am logged into SS as a buyer. When I click the download button, it says contact support for assistance. That seems to indicate that yes, your images are disabled, and if I want it, I need to talk to them.

The SS contributor agreement says they can sell your images for 90 days (or some reasonable time) after you disable your account because some buyers may have used a lo rez thumbnail in a comp, and then want to buy the high rez.

SHUTTERSTOCK TERMS

Following the removal of any item of Content from Shutterstock, Shutterstock may amend any existing licenses to such Content for a reasonable period thereafter, for instance to support customers who may have previously activated a "comp" license.

Section e under Accounts

https://submit.shutterstock.com/legal/terms

Remember, disabling your account doesnt happen instantaneously. For instance, if you have 5,000 images, they might disable 100 at a time or something. When I was deleting mine, I had to wait until the next day for an accurate count, until the server updated.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 13:21 by cathyslife »

« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2020, 13:17 »
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I am getting this message when deleting videos.  Is this another threat? I could not find anything in the terms about never being allowed to upload again.

I had a quick re-read of the Contributor Terms of Service and the Submitter Guidelines and I don't see anything on that topic either (I did a search for delete and remove as well). If you click on the terms link, which document does it take you to (I can't check as my account is disabled)?

I think they're discouraging deletion of content, but that's a pretty sleazy move if the terms really don't disallow uploading again

Here are their terms I snagged today.

« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2020, 14:01 »
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I clicked on your link above. I am logged into SS as a buyer. When I click the download button, it says contact support for assistance. That seems to indicate that yes, your images are disabled, and if I want it, I need to talk to them.

The SS contributor agreement says they can sell your images for 90 days (or some reasonable time) after you disable your account because some buyers may have used a lo rez thumbnail in a comp, and then want to buy the high rez.

SHUTTERSTOCK TERMS

Following the removal of any item of Content from Shutterstock, Shutterstock may amend any existing licenses to such Content for a reasonable period thereafter, for instance to support customers who may have previously activated a "comp" license.

Section e under Accounts

https://submit.shutterstock.com/legal/terms

Remember, disabling your account doesnt happen instantaneously. For instance, if you have 5,000 images, they might disable 100 at a time or something. When I was deleting mine, I had to wait until the next day for an accurate count, until the server updated.
Thank you very much for logging in and verify, in the meantime I keep deleting  ;). I know that the disabling is not immediate, but it is the first time that I'm seeing my images since days and can still manage them.

« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2020, 15:17 »
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So shutterstock just put in a message that once you disable content you can't turn it on for 30 days. And that it'll negatively affect performance

Wow, these people just don't let up on the arm twisting and scare tactics. Since when did having a fair dialog go out of style



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Arm twisting and a way to stop the protest, that makes SS look worse scared. If public relations counts, on a scale of 1 to 10 they are a 1 because there is no 0.

« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2020, 00:46 »
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Guess the next blackout will have to be a month long


 

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