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« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2009, 18:19 »
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http://fairtradephotographer.blogspot.com/2009/11/getty-images-youre-fired.html

It seems that the UK agency had placed my images with an agency based in South Africa who had then placed them with Getty Images.


Is that your blog?


« Reply #76 on: December 17, 2009, 21:33 »
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I've just joined StockXpert and am uploading my port...there is a box to tick to opt in to my images being made available on the new Getty sub site...so I'm assuming they will be available for sale on there...perhaps my also being with iStock, opted in to the partner program, will be an impediment but I'll wait and see.

« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2009, 14:33 »
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http://fairtradephotographer.blogspot.com/2009/11/getty-images-youre-fired.html

It seems that the UK agency had placed my images with an agency based in South Africa who had then placed them with Getty Images.


I think that you should give NAME of that UK agency so we know confidentiality to where not to upload?


I dont know but I'd guess Alamy not my blog. You can block sellers by country and control distribution which makes the complaint sombody that can't read license terms when uploading.

« Reply #78 on: December 21, 2009, 18:26 »
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primarily to their upload restrictions?


Member since November 2007... that's about 106 weeks... 15 uploads per week... let's see... LOL

(sorry, couldn't resist  ::))



MichaelJay,

First of all I can take joke. Try resisting this ...  ;)

iStock's "Member since November 2007" refers to date I first creating an account with them. That date goes back to when I first started researching stock photography. I was approved at IS April 2009 and have achieved 38 approvals and 40 downloads ...

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 





« Reply #79 on: December 21, 2009, 23:32 »
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Here are the groups:

1: you can't get your photos accepted at IS or failed the IS submission test, but you uploaded to StockXpert. We're taking your StockXpert photos.

2: you don't care about subs and opted out of them at IS because you don't want your photos sold for pennies. We're taking your StockXpert photos.

3: You allowed subscriptions, submitted to both sites, supported our partner program on IS and have files on both sites. Your StockXpert photos can go suck eggs, but feel free to re-upload 15 a week for rejection, until you get bored. We appreciate your loyalty and past contributions!  >:(

Hahaha, at least that's clear. Thanks for translating the corporate newspeak.

« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2009, 04:18 »
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iStock's "Member since November 2007" refers to date I first creating an account with them. That date goes back to when I first started researching stock photography. I was approved at IS April 2009 and have achieved 38 approvals and 40 downloads ...

Yeah, alright. Im happy you dont take it personal. My point was that "limited by the upload restrictions" is not fully true. You could have uploaded much more images. Its a decisions you took how to spend your time and thats totally within your rights, of course. :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2009, 11:51 »
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Here are the groups:

1: you can't get your photos accepted at IS or failed the IS submission test, but you uploaded to StockXpert. We're taking your StockXpert photos.

2: you don't care about subs and opted out of them at IS because you don't want your photos sold for pennies. We're taking your StockXpert photos.

3: You allowed subscriptions, submitted to both sites, supported our partner program on IS and have files on both sites. Your StockXpert photos can go suck eggs, but feel free to re-upload 15 a week for rejection, until you get bored. We appreciate your loyalty and past contributions!  >:(

Hahaha, at least that's clear. Thanks for translating the corporate newspeak.


To be fair, it doesn't tell the whole story, but neither did they until some details dribbled out in individual responses. For example: Not all StockXpert files will be moved to the new site.

Still I have been selling images that have been accepted at StockXpert and all other sites, except IS, and I'd like them to go to the Sub site. Who knows if StockXpert will stay as a mini and neutered site or if they will close the doors. It's owned by Getty, which with IS, Vetta, the new yet to be named site, and all the rest, has covered high, low and middle prices. It has all variations of size and quality. They have the market presence saturated, possibly over saturated.

Getty has also managed to wrap up some exclusive content, which can be attractive to some buyers. If that is also divided by the levels, it could enhance the sub sites marketability in the future. Having an all new (in name, and design, even if not in content) lower tier site as part of the Getty family, completes the industry domination, with individual Getty identified names, in all market areas.

« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2009, 15:06 »
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the new yet to be named site
Somebody (Suljo?) suggested GettySubscription. I suggest GettyConscription.  ;)

« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2009, 16:22 »
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iStock's "Member since November 2007" refers to date I first creating an account with them. That date goes back to when I first started researching stock photography. I was approved at IS April 2009 and have achieved 38 approvals and 40 downloads ...


Yeah, alright. Im happy you dont take it personal. My point was that "limited by the upload restrictions" is not fully true. You could have uploaded much more images. Its a decisions you took how to spend your time and thats totally within your rights, of course. :)


You are correct. I wasn't right on top of uploading the max right away. This last couple of months I have been maxing out my uploads as much as I can. It also took awhile to get used to disambiguation process but think I've got it down now.

I have been having BMEs overall lately both at iStock and overall so I will look forward to when iStock rises to be my #2 or #1 earner.

Thanks for keeping me on my toes ;)


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 

« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2009, 20:54 »
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The biggest change I see is the lowering of subs to 25 cents, vice 30 cents.  Is that the very bad news you are talking about, Lisa?

This old brain isn't grasping this very quickly.  Can someone help me understand?  Should I be baling out of StockXpert, Completely?



Yes, the lowering of the commission by .05 is what I consider very bad news.  

They tried to do the same to StockXpert members who had images on Photos.com and most of us independents resisted.  Now they are trying to do the same with JIU.  Looks like the ultimate plan is to just wear us down.

And yeah, it is tempting to just throw in the towel on this one.  But how can we expect to continue getting up to .38 at SS, .34 on FT and even higher (tiered) sub sales on DT if we roll over for .25 on JIU or Photos.com?


Exactly Lisa.  That's why I opted out. 

« Reply #85 on: December 31, 2009, 01:50 »
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For somebody who is late for the party: where on IS can I opt out? I cannot find anything...

ShadySue

« Reply #86 on: December 31, 2009, 05:28 »
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For somebody who is late for the party: where on IS can I opt out? I cannot find anything...

You should be opted out as default. It was one of the things we fought about when the scheme was introduced, when they proposed that everyone was opted in by default.
However, if you go into your Control Panel (link very top right, beside language and logout), then click 'Contributer' (Left hand column), the Partner opt in/out button is right in the middle of the page.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 14:10 by ShadySue »

« Reply #87 on: December 31, 2009, 13:38 »
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Thanks!!!


« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2010, 11:27 »
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personally, I feel most of you have too much vested interest to throw in the towel.
but for newbies like myself (2 years old at the most), I think we can decide whether we really want to continue in an environment that thrive of reducing your commissions until it is non-existent, or move to lesser promising (and even riskier,  as Zymmetrical , Photo Shelter,..has proven to be) sites.
my point is, people like me have less to lose, and perharps we in 2010 should make a stand and say, "bastante!",, and give sites like Alamy, 3dstudio, Cutcaster,etc..
their moral support.

i think someone said in the Zymm farewell thread, that contributors wait for the sites to get going before they make the exodus. well, if you wait for the exodus, the site, like Zymmetrical, may not last that long.

 you cannot expect salvation if you are not yourself willing to make that sacrifice.
no one has ever moved mountains sitting on the fence.
BUT, old habits die hard. 8)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2010, 12:31 »
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Well Said, Perseus.  However, it is difficult to make the necessary commitment.  It could mean a long run without a payout.  Maybe begin by uploading a few images "exclusively" to those sites?


« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2010, 17:46 »
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Well Said, Perseus.  However, it is difficult to make the necessary commitment.  It could mean a long run without a payout.  Maybe begin by uploading a few images "exclusively" to those sites?




already considered that. and actually putting at least 50% exclusively to Alamy ... beginning Jan 1 2010.
cheers WarrenPrice,


 

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