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« Reply #175 on: February 04, 2010, 21:34 »
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Think this information is somewhere at the forum already, but will make a note in this section just to sum everything up.

SXis now closed, instead we have a Thinkstock.

If you:

1) have a SX account and turned On selling through subscription and you don't have account at Istock, your portfolio will migrate to Istock
2) have a SX, turned Off selling through subscription and would like to sell images at Thinkstock you shall turn subscriptions On (My Account->Profile , flag point 7 and save changes)
3) have both IS and SX accounts and have subscription sells turned on at both - your SX portfolio will migrate to IS, but duplicates from IS pack will be deleted from SX one.

In all the cases your payment from the one sell at ThinkStock will be $0.25


More detailed information can be found here - http://ministocking.blogspot.com/2010/02/thinkstockphotos-what-where-when-who.html

-- I'm sorry I'm not quite sure if I'm allowed to give this link but hope moderators wouldn't be against --
On that link it says about partner sites to click on opt-out then refresh...shouldn't it be opt in then refresh? here's the quote
"Luis said...
Enter IS website, then click on the bag/case on the left of the messages link! After, below My Uploads, are a few tabs, there is one called Partner Program (4th tab)! Then you choose opted-out and refresh data, then check one by one! After a few days they will appear on ThinkStock :)
"


Hi to all! I am Luis from that blog :) I have noticed a lot of views from here :)

I said on the post to click OPT-OUT and Refresh, so you can see which photos are opted-out, so you can add them, one by one :)

thanks for referring my blog!


« Reply #176 on: February 04, 2010, 23:14 »
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Hi Luis,
can I ask you something?
I'm just curious...
I remember seeing your posts on IStock forum as well. At the end of the month, you were counting your Photos.com downloads.
Why are you so keen on selling your images for 0.25 cent with Getty?
I know you like SS, and I like them too. SS is a great site.
Do you realise that by accepting the Getty deal there is a real danger that SS will do the same in the future? Or what about DT and their higher level images?
No more commission increase at SS, no more higher level subs at DT.
Since you're very happy to contribute to 0.25 cent at Getty, what's to stop the other agencies to do the exact same thing some time in the future?
Everyone gets 0.25 cents. End of story. Might even include IS Exclusives if Getty can get away with it.
So I wonder, why are you doing it?
I'm guessing it's money. You want money and you want it now.
Forget about tomorrow.
But of course, this is your choice and I can only wish you luck,

« Reply #177 on: February 05, 2010, 09:29 »
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Hi Luis,
can I ask you something?
I'm just curious...
I remember seeing your posts on IStock forum as well. At the end of the month, you were counting your Photos.com downloads.
Why are you so keen on selling your images for 0.25 cent with Getty?
I know you like SS, and I like them too. SS is a great site.
Do you realise that by accepting the Getty deal there is a real danger that SS will do the same in the future? Or what about DT and their higher level images?
No more commission increase at SS, no more higher level subs at DT.
Since you're very happy to contribute to 0.25 cent at Getty, what's to stop the other agencies to do the exact same thing some time in the future?
Everyone gets 0.25 cents. End of story. Might even include IS Exclusives if Getty can get away with it.
So I wonder, why are you doing it?
I'm guessing it's money. You want money and you want it now.
Forget about tomorrow.
But of course, this is your choice and I can only wish you luck,

Hi, how are you? No problem! I agree with you but honestly for now I am growing at IS, so I will continue on Partner Program! I know that 0.25$ is too low, but being non-exclusive you need to find $ all around right?.. I don't believe that SS will lose their customers, they will remain that big agency! About DT I am feeling a drop in sales, I guess I am too new to take big conclusions but I like DT a lot also, don't really know why but do!
SS won't suspend the raises, but if they do what can we do??.. I guess I would opt-out but why if everybody, I guess a lot, once ThinkStock have a lot of pictures there..!

What do u want me to do? What do you expect from Stock Agencies?? To remove ThinkStock new site?? OK I am with you!.. But they won't.. :(

And what about XP, Hemera collection??? Remove the portfolio?? I got there 900 photos! Microstock ain't easy, and unfortunately we need to keep up, unless you have a great portfolio and stick on IS, or better "exclusivity" on SS! (who knows one day right??) :P



« Reply #178 on: February 12, 2010, 13:35 »
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Think this information is somewhere at the forum already, but will make a note in this section just to sum everything up.

SXis now closed, instead we have a Thinkstock.

If you:

1) have a SX account and turned On selling through subscription and you don't have account at Istock, your portfolio will migrate to Istock
2) have a SX, turned Off selling through subscription and would like to sell images at Thinkstock you shall turn subscriptions On (My Account->Profile , flag point 7 and save changes)
3) have both IS and SX accounts and have subscription sells turned on at both - your SX portfolio will migrate to IS, but duplicates from IS pack will be deleted from SX one.



This is the first mention from all of the sources I've seen that it is stated that StockXpert portfolio will migrate to IS. Is this correct? Did you mean "Thinkstock"?



-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 



RacePhoto

« Reply #179 on: February 12, 2010, 16:52 »
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Just for the sake of accuracy.

The only way to get files on IS is to have an IS account and upload them

The only way to get anything new on ThinkStock, is upload to IS and Opt In. There is no ThinkStock upload feature.

NO FILES ARE BEING MOVED FROM StockXpert TO IS!

Selected files from either StockXpert or IS at the time of the transition MIGHT be moved to ThinkStock. We have not been given details of this three phase program.


Think this information is somewhere at the forum already, but will make a note in this section just to sum everything up.

SXis now closed, instead we have a Thinkstock.

If you:

1) have a SX account and turned On selling through subscription and you don't have account at Istock, your portfolio will migrate to Istock
2) have a SX, turned Off selling through subscription and would like to sell images at Thinkstock you shall turn subscriptions On (My Account->Profile , flag point 7 and save changes)
3) have both IS and SX accounts and have subscription sells turned on at both - your SX portfolio will migrate to IS, but duplicates from IS pack will be deleted from SX one.


« Reply #180 on: February 12, 2010, 17:18 »
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what race said.

« Reply #181 on: February 12, 2010, 19:20 »
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The fewer good images on ThinkStock, the fewer customers will go there. That will make the higher paying subscription sites more competitive and increase payments to contributors. Staying out of ThinkStock is the way to go.

Saying that we need to be everywhere to make more money is BS. If we support the lower paying agencies, we will earn less money in the long run.

« Reply #182 on: February 12, 2010, 19:54 »
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Just for the sake of accuracy.

The only way to get files on IS is to have an IS account and upload them

The only way to get anything new on ThinkStock, is upload to IS and Opt In. There is no ThinkStock upload feature.

NO FILES ARE BEING MOVED FROM StockXpert TO IS!

Selected files from either StockXpert or IS at the time of the transition MIGHT be moved to ThinkStock. We have not been given details of this three phase program.


Think this information is somewhere at the forum already, but will make a note in this section just to sum everything up.

SXis now closed, instead we have a Thinkstock.

If you:

1) have a SX account and turned On selling through subscription and you don't have account at Istock, your portfolio will migrate to Istock
2) have a SX, turned Off selling through subscription and would like to sell images at Thinkstock you shall turn subscriptions On (My Account->Profile , flag point 7 and save changes)
3) have both IS and SX accounts and have subscription sells turned on at both - your SX portfolio will migrate to IS, but duplicates from IS pack will be deleted from SX one.





That is how I understood it Race ... thanks for your clarification.

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 


« Reply #183 on: February 12, 2010, 20:34 »
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The fewer good images on ThinkStock, the fewer customers will go there. That will make the higher paying subscription sites more competitive and increase payments to contributors. Staying out of ThinkStock is the way to go.

Saying that we need to be everywhere to make more money is BS. If we support the lower paying agencies, we will earn less money in the long run.

Yes, we must seriously think about the future.  A few more dollars from ThinkStock today, will only result in lower earnings tomorrow.  

This is serious. ThinkStock is not just another new lower paying agency.  It's Getty behind it.  ThinkStock is a real threat for ALL.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 22:55 by Digital66 »

RacePhoto

« Reply #184 on: February 13, 2010, 22:56 »
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Yeah, sorry for shouting and the red, but this is the third of fourth time I've read the same wrong interpretation.

ThinkStock is Getty's answer to SS with 10 million subs. If you don't opt in the best IS files, it's not going to hurt you or them. Different quality, different market.

As they have announced and I believe it's the factual position, IS will be for individual file sales and ThinkStock for subscriptions. Also if you have taken the time to go look at ThinkStock it has everything from multiple agencies that Getty now owns. A single site for all that material that was just scattered into various obscure locations. This should bring more buyers to the "other" huge subscription site.

It doesn't mean I'll get more sales or equal to what I did on StockXpert. But with more buyers and more views, I doubt that it will hurt!  ;D


 

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