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« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2020, 14:07 »
0
Update

June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week
June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week (updated)

I think things are just coming back to normal, people is just uploading again and accepting the 10 cents deal...

So sad...

Maybe the real desertion of people will be january 1 when people will just get an immovable 0.10 cents per sale and no 0.10-0.35-025-0.11-0.22 ... etc as they are reporting now...


« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2020, 14:33 »
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Update

June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week
June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week (updated)

I think things are just coming back to normal, people is just uploading again and accepting the 10 cents deal...

So sad...

Maybe the real desertion of people will be january 1 when people will just get an immovable 0.10 cents per sale and no 0.10-0.35-025-0.11-0.22 ... etc as they are reporting now...

Or...the numbers are being manipulated. I dont trust them, do you? There are shareholders to answer to, millionaires that need to feed their habits. They cant afford to lose buyers.

« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2020, 14:41 »
+3
Update

June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week
June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week (updated)

I think things are just coming back to normal, people is just uploading again and accepting the 10 cents deal...

So sad...

Maybe the real desertion of people will be january 1 when people will just get an immovable 0.10 cents per sale and no 0.10-0.35-025-0.11-0.22 ... etc as they are reporting now...

Or...the numbers are being manipulated. I dont trust them, do you? There are shareholders to answer to, millionaires that need to feed their habits. They cant afford to lose buyers.

Good point

And it is specially important for them now to show a growing in numbers to makes people believe that everyone is just uploading in the usual rate. So the "fake numbers theory" is possible and convenient for SS

« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2020, 15:18 »
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I think there may be lots more contributors that haven't realized the impact of the cuts yet but after payout day will feel very angry. It has taken me two tries to accept the change. I disabled my port earlier, than waffled re-enabling it. The constant cheap sales angered me to the point of disabling it again hoping they go broke and Adobe picks up the slack.

« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2020, 17:58 »
0
Update

June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week
June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week (updated)

I think things are just coming back to normal, people is just uploading again and accepting the 10 cents deal...

So sad...

Maybe the real desertion of people will be january 1 when people will just get an immovable 0.10 cents per sale and no 0.10-0.35-025-0.11-0.22 ... etc as they are reporting now...

Or...the numbers are being manipulated. I dont trust them, do you? There are shareholders to answer to, millionaires that need to feed their habits. They cant afford to lose buyers.

Good point

And it is specially important for them now to show a growing in numbers to makes people believe that everyone is just uploading in the usual rate. So the "fake numbers theory" is possible and convenient for SS

ROFLMAO!  - just a short time ago people were using those same statistics to show the effect it was having on SS. now the numbers don't support that so the numbers must be cooked!!

« Reply #80 on: June 23, 2020, 19:29 »
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Update

June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week
June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week (updated)

I think things are just coming back to normal, people is just uploading again and accepting the 10 cents deal...

So sad...

Maybe the real desertion of people will be january 1 when people will just get an immovable 0.10 cents per sale and no 0.10-0.35-025-0.11-0.22 ... etc as they are reporting now...

Or...the numbers are being manipulated. I dont trust them, do you? There are shareholders to answer to, millionaires that need to feed their habits. They cant afford to lose buyers.

Good point

And it is specially important for them now to show a growing in numbers to makes people believe that everyone is just uploading in the usual rate. So the "fake numbers theory" is possible and convenient for SS

ROFLMAO!  - just a short time ago people were using those same statistics to show the effect it was having on SS. now the numbers don't support that so the numbers must be cooked!!

Who knows and who gives a crap at this point
All I know is Im not in reality a part of those numbers, real or cooked
I walk away with my self respect at this point regardless what others do

« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2020, 23:08 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2020, 23:42 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/newafrica

« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2020, 23:46 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

Thanks. The scrolling of the chart did not work for me. I right-clicked on the chart and selected 'open in a new tab' to see the full chart which worked.

« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2020, 03:05 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/newafrica

Probably, like Mr. Oringer said, they didin't work enough and were in Level 1.
Africa Studio portfolio
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/belchonock
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 03:15 by rene »

« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2020, 03:21 »
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Africa Studio's deactivation is a big news! I wondering how other big accounts will react to this.  It's getting exciting :)

« Reply #86 on: June 24, 2020, 04:21 »
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I have done some researches, I found an old list with the bigest portfolios:
http://web.archive.org/web/20180815172927/http://www.microstock.club/indeximg.phtml

Number 2 is Africa Studio, #1 Toluk with 1,5 million images.
Today Toluk has 3 images on Shutterstock...
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/toluk
Another lazy contributor.

« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2020, 09:49 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/newafrica

If "New Africa" a new profile??

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2020, 09:48 »
0
Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

Nice work on the chart.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2020, 10:00 »
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Photos took a hit today (you'll have to scroll the chart).

Possibly as a result of Africa Studios removing their 1,162,088 photos.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/newafrica

It's them.  https://new-africa.com/en/about-us/  486,200 stock photos

I don't know why and I won't speculate at length. If I hover over the SS, BS or AS links on the NewAfrica website, it goes to NewAfrica on those three sites. Maybe a re-organization of some sort, house cleaning, who knows. Someone write and ask them. The old account names are still on other sites.


« Reply #90 on: June 26, 2020, 18:34 »
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Update:

June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week
June 26 - 321.204.674 images, 886.209 new images per week (updated)

Images on SS are growing but people is uploading less and less...

« Reply #91 on: June 27, 2020, 09:02 »
0
Update:

June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week
June 26 - 321.204.674 images, 886.209 new images per week (updated)

Images on SS are growing but people is uploading less and less...


Yes, as you can (not) see here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net


« Reply #92 on: June 27, 2020, 09:12 »
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Some people's boycotting of Shutterstock didn't last long! https://youtu.be/0hhStmty_18

PZF

« Reply #93 on: June 27, 2020, 11:53 »
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I suspect there is cheating going on. Very old images of mine seem to have been resurrected from somewhere - maybe they were rejected before? Anyway, they now appear in my port as new images. Which they aren't. At least, not new as far as being submitted is concerned, but I guess it makes SS stats look better if anything at all can be shown to be 'added'. Even old stuff.....

« Reply #94 on: June 27, 2020, 14:51 »
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Some people's boycotting of Shutterstock didn't last long! https://youtu.be/0hhStmty_18

...this is SS new workforce, 10c his country is real money

« Reply #95 on: June 27, 2020, 15:15 »
0
Update:

June 23 - 320.955.776 images, 921.692 new images per week
June 26 - 321.204.674 images, 886.209 new images per week (updated)

Images on SS are growing but people is uploading less and less...


Yes, as you can (not) see here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net


Im trying to keep track of the numbers that SS shows in the bottom of the page

« Reply #96 on: June 28, 2020, 00:20 »
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Site down

« Reply #97 on: June 28, 2020, 20:09 »
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And we are having an effect. The collection has been growing for years. Now, even though people have been uploading (and there's a lot of repetitive stuff mixed in that just will never sell) the collection is still shrinking

#BoycottShutterstock

Yeah, what could they do with that few 321.204.674 images ... and people like pressmaster and the like completely ignoring the problem. And when they'll ask "oh sorry SS, I don't like that zero-january, can we make a private agreement? oh... yes? Well, thanks, have a nice day SS, see you" in 2 seconds.

« Reply #98 on: June 28, 2020, 22:32 »
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Microeconomics was the course that more change my mind. By studying it i discover a lot of amazing things an a new way to see the money, work and business.

Based in microeconomic principles: people will not upload any more content if they could made more money inversting them time in something else.

Probably for most of us this new payment rate means that... stop producing and doing something else or uploading to other agencies.

« Reply #99 on: June 29, 2020, 12:17 »
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Microeconomics was the course that more change my mind. By studying it i discover a lot of amazing things an a new way to see the money, work and business.

Based in microeconomic principles: people will not upload any more content if they could made more money inversting them time in something else.

Probably for most of us this new payment rate means that... stop producing and doing something else or uploading to other agencies.

I think the system will simply rebalance itself.

Shutterstock has changed their business model, where only high volume uploaders with little cost in production can expect to make reasonable returns.

So I think there will be an explosion of editorial content, simple walk around snap shots etc...

Because the upload system is very easy, they have the lovely world map, it will be a great place for all the newbies starting out in stock, shooting with their mobile phone.

Those that invest in their production, with either money or time, will be forced to move to other agencies, maybe even back to macrostock.

Overall this does not have to be negative for us. It will take time to adjust, to upload more to other agencies, to differentiate more what kind of content we produce.

So I suppose Adobe, pond5, Alamy, Dreamstime will become agencies for good quality content.

SS will still have the content from the stock factories, butgood quality localized and niche content will be forced to go elsewhere.



 

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