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« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2020, 13:33 »
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I guess we could open buyer accounts and keep asking why an image isn't available?

Steve

Brilliant idea!

And actually, I already have a buyer's account from a decade or so ago. Maybe it's time to go shopping for **exactly the image I planned to download but now can't find!!!**  ;D

So I just went into my SS Buyer's account and found it entirely in German, which I don't read.

Hmmm. More hanky-panky from SS? Messing with my mind, or something??

I'm sure there's a way to change that, but I have no idea.

Can somebody here tell me how to switch the language I'm seeing there from German to English?

Click on one of the photos in the search and go to the bottom of the page.

Thank you for that help. Between you and Shelma, I can read the page again! :D


« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2020, 13:41 »
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You don't have to read the number at the bottom of the page, which was suspect in the past, sometimes updated, sometimes not.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search  and enter nothing. Search:  321,985,595 stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free.

While bottom of the page says:  Over 324,009,728 royalty-free images with 993,927 new stock images added weekly.

Sorry to add something that doesn't agree with the dropping numbers, assumed that all are caused by people leaving. Phil and I both noticed drops of millions of images, earlier this year. Before the commission change.

Just because no one else was watching or tracking back then, doesn't mean nothing happened. There were big drops.

I know about the search stuff. I've been tracking those numbers too.

There was a 12,701,237 loss of images on Feb 27 2020 and then the numbers climbed again. I've asked around about the reason for such a huge one-day drop, but other than purges of stolen content, no one knew

I have many numbers (as they reported them, so who knows how accurate) from the Internet Archive's Wayback machine to give context to what's happening now

They haven't updated the numbers at the bottom since the afternoon of June 12th

« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2020, 14:40 »
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Seems possible that Shutterstock could re-suck material in from their Big Stock subsidiary.  Unchecking the Big Stock "partner program" box should be considered due diligence.


Some have reported that images previously rejected are showing up in their port. SSs attempt to grow back what contributors are deleting!  :)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2020, 11:57 »
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You don't have to read the number at the bottom of the page, which was suspect in the past, sometimes updated, sometimes not.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search  and enter nothing. Search:  321,985,595 stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free.

While bottom of the page says:  Over 324,009,728 royalty-free images with 993,927 new stock images added weekly.

Sorry to add something that doesn't agree with the dropping numbers, assumed that all are caused by people leaving. Phil and I both noticed drops of millions of images, earlier this year. Before the commission change.

Just because no one else was watching or tracking back then, doesn't mean nothing happened. There were big drops.

I know about the search stuff. I've been tracking those numbers too.

There was a 12,701,237 loss of images on Feb 27 2020 and then the numbers climbed again. I've asked around about the reason for such a huge one-day drop, but other than purges of stolen content, no one knew

I have many numbers (as they reported them, so who knows how accurate) from the Internet Archive's Wayback machine to give context to what's happening now

They haven't updated the numbers at the bottom since the afternoon of June 12th

Right, most are probably deactivation and closed accounts. I was just pointing out that we have no accurate way to know what's done by SS and what is by artists. I think the current decline and the climate of contributors, we can pretty accurately assume, most are from artists.

And because of the lack of page updates, which has happened before, just a simple search will tell anyone the real number. Which is declining faster than uploads are replacing removals. I'm just trying to be fair and accurate with numbers. Just trying to be impartial with data.

With that, since yesterday, now reading 319,625,324 stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free. Which is about the same time of day as yesterday, 236,027 less images.

Bottom of images is now reporting closer to yesterdays number for me. 321,860,122

Interesting to watch.



« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2020, 16:51 »
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