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« on: January 18, 2013, 12:00 »
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Hello,

We are
receiving inquiries from exclusives who are interested in joining Shutterstock.
 
We have created a direct email address, join@shutterstock.com, to guide them through the signup and approval process.
 
When contributors create a Shutterstock account via submit.shutterstock.com, they are asked to submit 10 images for review. If a contributor is leaving exclusivity to submit to Shutterstock, we ask that they write a note to the reviewer mentioning their exclusive status with a link to their portfolio.

Lastly, please review the terms of your exclusivity to make sure that you are not breaching your agreement.

Please direct any questions to the above email address.

Thanks and Regards,

Scott Braut
VP Content
Shutterstock



« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 12:27 »
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Looks like Istock is sinking ... fast. Man the lifeboats, women and children first!

« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 12:30 »
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Looks like Istock is sinking ... fast. Man the lifeboats, women and children first!

Yep..the faster it is sinking...the better it is...time is coming to abandon ship

aspp

« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 12:34 »
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 12:36 by aspp »

aspp

« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 12:35 »
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edit.delete.*

someone already said it and I missed it

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 12:38 »
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I wonder what kind of exclusives they are. High enders, large volume of other, or a mix.  Bad for Istock, good for SS, bad for existing SS contributors.

rubyroo

« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 12:39 »
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Does anyone know how many exclusives there are, in total?

« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 12:45 »
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At the Berlin Lypse in May 2012 an admin said there were 5500 exclusives.

« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 12:47 »
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....bad for existing SS contributors.
Not bad if istock buyers move to SS as well.  Hopefully that will happen.

rubyroo

« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 12:52 »
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At the Berlin Lypse in May 2012 an admin said there were 5500 exclusives.

Thanks Cobalt  :)

I wonder how many will make the shift...

« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 12:53 »
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Bear in mind that some of those in the 30 day wait or about to start the clock don't want that known just yet. Those of us who know some who are in this situation are not going to "out" them.

And, back on topic, thanks to SS for doing this. And I think that those of us who do well there needn't fear more files getting added. Making the SS library stronger just makes it more appealing for those business customers not already using it. That rising tide lifts all boats thing...

rubyroo

« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 13:00 »
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That rising tide lifts all boats thing...

I do hope you're right there, and I hope those exclusives who do make the shift will enjoy the fresh air.

« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 13:02 »
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I dont think it will affect istock much even if 2/3 leave. getty can always bring over more wholly owned, unique content where they dont need to pay royalties to anyone. And there will always be people who want to go exclusive.

If it wasnt for the Microsoft/Googlegate drama I would have been happy in my combination of photo exclusivity/video independence. I was really looking forward to the year. My horoscope was good :)

Although the bad, often depressing communication or the complete arrogant silence, which is even worse, have made the forums an uncomfortable place to be for quite a while. I think this whole community thing, just doesnt work for getty. neither does the public transparency with working openly on this thing called "the internet". But somehow, it just doesnt go away...
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 13:05 by cobalt »

rubyroo

« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 13:05 »
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I now have an image in my head of senior execs with ear trumpets shouting 'Inter....what???!'

« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 13:07 »
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FWIW I love the beautiful, simple, efficient Shutterstock Upload system. Im assuming its the same for photo and video. Really well done. Also the world map for downloads. Fantastic!

« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 13:08 »
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Sean, you are listening, aren't you?  8)

Poncke

« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 13:17 »
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This must be the biggest slap in the face of iStock, ROFLMAO !! Classic move by SS. Ow boy, they must have had a field day at SS HQ. I really do hope buyers will move with them.

I hope it wont affect my sales too much, but here is a big welcome to the newbies  ;D


rubyroo

« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2013, 13:25 »
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FWIW I love the beautiful, simple, efficient Shutterstock Upload system. Im assuming its the same for photo and video. Really well done. Also the world map for downloads. Fantastic!

Yes it's a real breeze compared to iStock, and I love the world map too.  :)

I often wonder what Yuri's world map looks like... the best I can conjure up is someone with a paint gun blasting away and the sound of someone blowing raspberries as it splatters images non-stop, all day.  Blink and you'll miss many.

« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013, 13:34 »
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He should put something like that as a live feed animation or artwork on his website. Must be impressive, he has more downloads than many agencies with all their content.

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 13:36 »
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Can the Istockers pass the SS focus test????

rubyroo

« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 13:37 »
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Hahaaaaa - that's a great idea Cobalt.

« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 13:42 »
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 8)
....bad for existing SS contributors.
Not bad if istock buyers move to SS as well.  Hopefully that will happen.

Excellent point, sharpshot. This is why I love forum discussions. Brain dead at work right now so thinking about too much at one time :o

mlwinphoto

« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 14:00 »
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When I went exclusive with iStock last July I deactivated, rather than closed, my SS account.  Really glad now that I did as it will be easy to get up and running again.

« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2013, 14:40 »
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If they don't have to go through the entry submission, you should at least put a symbol on their profile pages of a little crown falling off a head.  :)

« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2013, 15:03 »
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When you make that symbol, make another one for me - a walker perhaps? - I joined SS when there was no entrance test! Of course there was also no FTP and Jon was doing inspections himself in his spare time :)


 

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