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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2022, 12:16 »
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had to scroll way over - found $112 there today

that's more than AS earns in a month - except for the annual(?) addition to free collection

these 'extras' from canva,AS & now SS really make a difference in the bottom line

I'm enjoying the extra Christmas bonus, I wonder how these are figured or where the numbers come from. One time use, one per use amount, will there be more next month, or what?

It could be that their system requires a download to be assigned to a payment in order to be posted. So the Contributor fund payment gets a fictitious download assigned to allow it to process.

My guess too, it's just a marker saying "we added a payment". 1 = whatever. Mine is $37.50 which beats DT for the whole year. 375 images used?  ::)


« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2022, 09:47 »
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Ive got $3.  Woo-hoo!

« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2022, 10:19 »
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I got $10 Dollars.

« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2022, 10:27 »
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Last Friday

« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2022, 10:53 »
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Last Friday
Beat me by $2.00
Nice extra income.

« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2022, 11:08 »
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our Tech Team will introduce a way for all contributors to opt out of having their content included in datasets

So they'll slow and delay any changes until all the data they need has already been used to train the AI and then pretend they care.

Due to the dashboard seemingly being designed by an 8 year old with no UI/web experience i wasn't aware this column even existed until i saw this thread and went on a sideways scrolling marathon.

« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2022, 11:41 »
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The latest e-mail from SS has: "The Contributor Fund will release earnings every 6 months"
If that's all we get for 6 months of usage, it is very underwhelming.

« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2022, 15:42 »
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Got another $ 0.36. So alltogether I have made an impressing $ 0.43. Yeah!

« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2022, 17:21 »
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Got another $ 0.36. So alltogether I have made an impressing $ 0.43. Yeah!

so much for once every 6 month.

« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2022, 17:34 »
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We should all put our money together and buy a stripper.

« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2022, 17:41 »
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Not sure what to make of this, I'm only getting these sales lately.

« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2022, 18:54 »
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Just got another $0.54 on top of the previous payment.

« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2022, 00:29 »
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Also had another one yesterday. Not sure about the "every 6 month" thing.

SVH

« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2022, 00:54 »
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Got a whopping one cent! I'll stop my day job now  :D

« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2022, 04:25 »
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I am so happy! I took in another $0.29 fund yesterday. So I'm already at a total of $0.72. The bottle of Krug Champagne is already in the fridge.

« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2022, 06:35 »
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The latest e-mail from SS has: "The Contributor Fund will release earnings every 6 months"
If that's all we get for 6 months of usage, it is very underwhelming.

Really? It's a 6 months thing? Very underwhelming indeed.
Feels like iStock/Getty connect.

« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2022, 06:55 »
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5.79


« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2022, 09:34 »
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The latest e-mail from SS has: "The Contributor Fund will release earnings every 6 months"
If that's all we get for 6 months of usage, it is very underwhelming.

Really? It's a 6 months thing? Very underwhelming indeed.
Feels like iStock/Getty connect.
I'm not sure what they meant.  SS talks about "data deals" and "ongoing revenue" of which earnings will be released every 6 months.
But over the last week, I've had 3 payments totaling $18.

« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2022, 11:46 »
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The amount is proportional to the sympathy the AI has for you.

In the case of a possible apocalypse by robots and AI, we must send a congregation made up of those who receive the most money in the contributor column, to conduct peace negotiations.

« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2022, 11:54 »
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From SS contributor support:

...It isn't a payment for generating an image, it's a payment for when our images are used in datasets to train artificial intelligence systems. The payments that are issued now are for the previous year. There was an email sent to contributor last year which mentioned it and also in the one about the ai image submission policy a couple of months ago although it was only mentioned briefly. . There is more information on this here.

https://support.submit.shutterstock.com/s/article/Shutterstock-ai-and-Computer-Vision-Contributor-FAQ

Unfortunately there isn't a way to opt out of using images and metadata for this type of use yet, but Shutterstock will be adding this to the account settigs page in the new year.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2022, 13:45 »
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Also had another one yesterday. Not sure about the "every 6 month" thing.

Thanks, at least I know this wasn't a one time deal. Or maybe "The payments that are issued now are for the previous year." just a catch up bit of accounting for last year and then, we can wait six months. All guesses and SS doesn't even tell their own "experts" and surely doesn't tell us.

"Unfortunately there isn't a way to opt out of using images and metadata for this type of use yet, but Shutterstock will be adding this to the account settings page in the new year."

I don't care, the images are already out in the wild and have been used. Horse is out of the barn.

But for people who do care, the notice, after the fact, and that they can opt out next year, will probably make them happy. (that's sarcastic)

« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2022, 10:48 »
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« Reply #72 on: December 22, 2022, 11:31 »
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"The share individual contributors receive will be proportionate to the volume of their content and metadata that is included in the purchased datasets."

This is the key in my opinion. Probably means the more images you have and the more diverse they are, the more you get.

« Reply #73 on: December 22, 2022, 13:09 »
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They will pay this just one time?? Or every month/year??

wds

« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2022, 13:16 »
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What's the justification for not telling the contributor which images were purchased for this usage?


 

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