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Author Topic: Shutterstock blackout, 4th phase: JUL 8 - JUL 31?  (Read 1794 times)

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 04:08 »
+1
This graph represents one month of action against Shutterstock




Let's keep it that way, we're on the right path!

« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 04:12 by Chichikov »

« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 05:20 »
+2
This graph represents one month of action against Shutterstock




Let's keep it that way, we're on the right path!
Or exponential growth in SS image library for the last 10 years bought to a halt overnight by artists' protest?

You know they are adding hundreds of thousands of zero effort vectors to even keep the numbers steady now?

« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 06:07 »
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I've created this thread to accumulate different point of views and then based upon all of them make final decision.
So thank you for your opinions!

« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 13:59 »
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Tell us what you have in mind.


I have this in mind: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/pressmaster.

When crap portfolio disappear, and a 0,001% of crappy images disappear, but great player stay... I don't know what we are talking about :-(

« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 14:40 »
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It's port of russian stock pressfoto.
Casual pics nothing more, lot's of them [it is only my opinion].

But it looks like i am getting that you are saying about uselessness of boycott.


« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 15:57 »
+4
I can't afford to turn off my port at SS indefinitely.  I've put too much time into it.  If the big players won't cut them off, then what difference will my 2000 make?
What I have done is gone through my whole port and carefully deleted all my new photos and my best sellers.  If I think it's worth more than 10 cents...delete.  I was surprised at how much of my really old stuff honestly just wasn't that good.  If I can squeeze a few more pennies out of it, then so be it.  I may change my tune next January and turn it off again when I see those pathetic numbers, but until then my new attitude for SS is #ShutterDump.   No new stuff for them ever...unless it doesn't sell at all at any of the other agencies for months.  I MIGHT send them a few underexposed pics of some corn chips on a paper plate if I get bored.
That might actually run them out of business faster than just deleting the whole port.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 16:13 by Medstockphotos »

« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 16:04 »
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I can't afford to turn off my port at SS indefinitely.  I've put too much time into it.  If the big players won't cut them off, then what difference will my 2000 make?

Many people doing like you. So nothing will happen for sure.
I've disabled 2 ports 26.000 units in total.
Social media like fb and twitter utterly useless, considering the fact that they've got wild censorship and deleting/baning is a common stuff for them .
Cr#p sites for dumb ones.

« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 17:02 »
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I turned it off completely for a month.  All that happened was that I missed about $300 that would have been in my bank account next week.
I look at it this way.  If every SS contributor shut them off for a month and then deleted the best 25% of their ports, SS would be out of business by now.  I did my part and unfortunately it didn't work.
I'm probably out of the business for good anyway.  I don't see it as a productive use of my time in the future unless something drastic changes. It was great while it lasted, but the gig is up and I might as well grab a few more dollars on my way out the door. 

« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 17:14 »
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... If every SS contributor shut them off for a month and then deleted the best 25% of their ports, SS would be out of business by now. ...

how 'best'?  quality won't matter if it doesn't fit the user's needs -   of all pix taken on cruises (onboard & offshore) the best seller is the kitchen gallery! next best are various casino pix (allowed on board)   and then there's the one-shot purchase as EL (total unpredictable)

« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2020, 01:22 »
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Delete your whole port on SS and move on. Who can afford selling images at 0.10? Consider the perpetual rights you are giving away for just 0.10. Scum sites are going to buy your images in bulk and resell them for more! 

Next year SS will introduce 0.05 royalties if you give in. Don't be weak. Even Jon O said that "take your content and go".

I have deleted my SS account and am happy selling my quality images elsewhere!
GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE SH1TTERSTOCK.

« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2020, 12:12 »
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Why turn off your port? Do you want to reactivate it and have $0.16 clip sales cuz that's where it's at now. Shutterstock is a dead company, just look at their stock! It's a sinking ship and these criminals will squeeze every last drop out of our footage. I deleted mine, well actually Shutterstock did after I told them to kindly jump off a bridge but it worked.

« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2020, 13:01 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 15:50 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

The company valuation is what I look at. Their stock has been steadily dropping since 2014 and will never recover. That to me is a dead company. Let the losers continue to upload to that dumpster fire, I know I won't.

« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2020, 16:17 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

You shouldnt be worried about whether it will hurt SS. You should be deleting your port because your images are worth more than 10 cents! And if you dont delete and move on, next year you will be making 5 cents an image. Or a penny an image. Do it out of self-respect. Do it because its hurting EVERYBODY! (And when I say YOU, I dont necessarily mean YOU personally. I mean anyone who thinks the same way as you.)

It doesnt matter how many millions of files there are. If buyers only see crap in their searches, they will go elsewhere. Lots of people are worried about the wrong thing. But I suppose some watch those numbers go up and use it as justification for staying. 😟

« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 16:21 »
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I come to idea that shitter is not care about individuals [level of quality doesn't matter for them].
Their future: cheap image factories without any originality.

« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2020, 00:39 »
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I come to idea that shitter is not care about individuals [level of quality doesn't matter for them].
Their future: cheap image factories without any originality.

Right.
But maybe that means that some customers needs/are satisfied with cheap image without any originality
If it is like this Shutterstock and similar companies will survive.
If it is not like this Shutterstock will sink and die.


« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2020, 23:34 »
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They continue to remove 10c picture and text about their sh#tty actions from progile for the third time. Disgusting people, for sure. Put it back.
Be sure to check your own and return if needed.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2020, 06:47 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

You shouldnt be worried about whether it will hurt SS. You should be deleting your port because your images are worth more than 10 cents!

Sure thing, except the big question is: where is the next best place where we can sell for more than 10 cents? Are buyers considering our images worth 10 cents? Sales aren't really picking up at other places, and the other agencies are not compensating the huge revenue drop from deleting/disabling our SS portfolio...

We all consider our work worth more than that, but do the buyers know?

csm

« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2020, 06:57 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........

I've looked at the images under fresh content, and there's not a lot that stands out.
So its easy to get caught up in the numbers, but not a lot I`d see an image buyer or designer wanting to use.
Much more satisfying looking through Adobe stock.

« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2020, 07:17 »
+2

Sales aren't really picking up at other places

It's starting to feel recessionary, isn't it?

« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2020, 09:08 »
+5
i had some videos waiting for approval and i deleted them. Right now i'm uploading new contents, and after 10 years,
for the first time, SS isn't in the list.
Sad day

« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2020, 14:38 »
+6
To me, #Shitterstock seems like a relationship gone bad. Become abusive.

And the usual advice for people trapped in an abusive relationship is to get out. Leave and don't look back.

That's how I see this situation, and I feel relieved to be out of an abusive relationship with SS.

« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2020, 14:43 »
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How can it be dead? There are over 322 million files online. 4 million more than just a few days ago.

Does all this blackout thing help at all? WHO is it that keeps uploading, and WHY do they do it? I'm getting so frustrated here. I don't see Shutterstock losing anything at the moment. The amount of files should be decreasing instead of increasing........


Sure thing, except the big question is: where is the next best place where we can sell for more than 10 cents? Are buyers considering our images worth 10 cents? Sales aren't really picking up at other places, and the other agencies are not compensating the huge revenue drop from deleting/disabling our SS portfolio...

We all consider our work worth more than that, but do the buyers know?


I am sorry..how many years did it take for customers to discover your port, lightbox your files and then keep returning for more of what they need?

Why would that process suddenly disappear? It will take a long time to rebuild the lost income from a marketplace by going elsewhere.

There is no instant money option.

All those that wewre istock exclusive and left in 2013 had to realize that it was a much longer process than expected to get back to their old values.

If you have no patience, then maybe leave the current port up at SS while rebuilding elsewhere.
You shouldnt be worried about whether it will hurt SS. You should be deleting your port because your images are worth more than 10 cents!

« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2020, 17:13 »
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