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  2. I also have a port on Dreamstime. Every little sale helps. Though I'm always puzzled why there are some people who choose to be exclusive to DT. An agency that is well known for very slow and irregular sales. I mean what are these people thinking?? It defies logic.
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  4. I'm guessing the question has more to do with whether it's worth it to upload to the new agencies vs what uploader to use. It really depends IMO how commercially viable ones images are. Some people do very well on iStock. I never did. But I'm doing much better on DreamsTime than I was when I first started there. I'm starting to make payout after only 2 months there vs the 6-12 months it used to take (since they have a minimum payout of $100). I only submit to a handful of agencies and while some don't pay much, it adds up to the total bottom line IMO. Since my keywords are already embedded in the images, it's not that much work to upload so IMO, it's worth it. But you really need to decide if it's worth it for you.If you're not making payout routinely here, it's not likely you'll make payout routinely there either since they generate significantly fewer downloads. JMO of course.
  5. 1. As for the rasterization problem, maybe give this a try. 2. The reference image is the original image that you used. You can upload that original image as a property release. As for your extra question, Covid should be fine.
  6. Hi There, Was learning, experimenting and toying around with abstract image to be illustrated. Did a submission and got some valuable "must improve information" regarding (1) Rasterization (2) Reference Image Question : 1) Can i be referred to available windows techniques of rasterization or any applications or any seniors technique that would help in this matter? 2) What is a Reference Image? It is a reference to an original image where the abstracting was made from? How do I validate that in my submission? Extra Question The abstract has got to do with Covid 19 activity. Would the word Covid be rejected and taken as grammar or English issues as it was underlined red. I used "pandemic" instead but I feel it won't justify my needs to express it out historically. Thanks guys, appreciate it. PS. How do i spell rasterization? hee hee. Dictionary says it's the way i spelled it out but still got the red line. Still with me Linda?
  7. So far July has been bad across all agencies for me. My one consolation: SS isn't making a penny off of me.
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  9. My idea is theat SS use robots, automatic systems desiding what they want and not. I have many similiar expericnces. One example; I take picture sunrise at a beach with many rocks near-by. If I walk a few steps, near-by rock formations change, but remote sunrise image is same. This case, they select one image and others are rejected by SIMILAR CONTENTS!!
  10. Stocksubmitter? Its about diversity and uploading all your files to multiple agencies with ease. It also keeps records of what files went where, so less confusion and mixups, and also has a very good keywording tool. You can use the free version with limited submissions (33 per month). That's how I started using it about 4 or 5 years ago. Or you can just use it for free to upload as many files as you want, and do the submissions manually yourself. Its the submissions that you are paying for when you purchase one of their packages. I noticed that author Steve Heap wrote about it in his quarterly report. See here under Value of Diversity: https://backyardsilver.com/quarterly-review-of-stock-photo-earnings/ I hope this helps, Tawrat ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers Annie
  11. 32 downloads for $947.66. That is an average of $29.61 per sale, which is 20% lower than my $36.38 average so far this year. But I am ahead of my $100/day goal for the month. My average is $101.15 per day since January 1st so I am still on track to meet my goal of $100 per day for the entire year.
  12. hi. just because i don't think the link to id worked. @Kate Shutterstock this was addressed to you
  13. I've come across websites that collect/archive commercials. You can also look on Youtube for it.
  14. The inconsistency of reviews is evidence of human subjectivity.
  15. https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo_ID1079095673 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo_ID1698698167 https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shultay+baltaay6
  16. Iโ€™ve had $XXXX Gross sales on Alamy - very rare - but How many dimes would it take to make up one of those? NEVER had one sale like that here
  17. I don't think I've ever seen a bee eater. They are beautiful colorful birds. The images I took of the wood ducks was the first time I'd ever seen them IRL too. I guess they like shadier areas with water because there were a lot of them at Irvine Park but the marsh that I usually hung out at, I'd never seen any there. They had more of the ruddy ducks. had to send my 28-300mm lens in for repairs because it stopped focusing at most of the focal points and it was stiff as well. Just got the email with the estimated repairs. A bit pricy but still significantly cheaper than a replacement lens. So that'll cost me $340 and it'll be a few weeks before I get it back. Guess it's a good thing I'm not shooting very many events right now since that's usually my go to lens.
  18. Yeah. Well. Welcome to Shutterstock. They claim time after time that humans review the photos. They can claim all they want. Ain't believe it for one second. But whoever still uploads for the 10 cents and knowing that it's AI reviewing about 60-70% of the time or at the first round...! I can't express much sympathy for rejections : ). Sorry.
  19. I can tell you what the real draw of Alamy is: you can get bigger sales that do make it worth your while, even if they happen rarely. On my first five months there I sold two pics for $267 each, and as the commission rate was then at 50%, I got half of that. Of course, as on any stock site, you "just" need to have the exact content they're looking for. That's the hardest part.
  20. White shaving foam stain, isolated on black background https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/white-shaving-foam-stain-isolated-on-67764676 Drawing of happy family with two kids https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/drawing-happy-family-two-kids-28577827
  21. https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/new-orleans-louisiana-may-23-2017-651068908
  22. new ODD level 3: 2.75 (from Canada) btw 2.45 appears twice in your list ๐Ÿ˜
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