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  2. Use Adobe, DP, Dreamstime, and 123RF, - they sell less images, but together produce more income than Shutter. 5 years ago shutter got me 70% of income from stocks, now it is less than 40%. I don't use IS anymore because they sell images for low rate, so they even don't worse time spent on uploading files.
  3. This is rubbish, most business have government support, either indirectly or directly. That is not Socialism it is common sense.
  4. but you already give full freedom for SS to licence your work as they wish... It was the same for many very well established pro contributor at Getty (not Istock) when they stop licencing as RM. Some would make 10'000 usd per month with a 1000 photo PF and they decided to stop the RM model, they lost 90% of their income. They couldn't do anything as you grant agency the right to do what they want, even to stop licencing your image and closing your account. Getty remove all my RM images there, up to them...
  5. This is business, they have the right to ban you, they have the right to restrict you, they have the right to not service you. This is the freedom of privatization. I am a libertarian and I support privatization. Socialism is government control. Try to run your own business and you need to make drastic changes and people get pissed at you. Deal with the hellfire and move on.
  6. My portfolio was get an invite from DP (i have formal website and found me there) on January even i had not CVS of my images and they said they can do theirselves "titles,tags..etc" and they did in very short time.interesting photos are sold there and soon i will get my first payment.Plus i was start to other agencies earlier of year 2020 and i will give my time as you said @RukiMediafor my personal website and other agencies,too.I will not delete my port but I will not upload,eighter.Let see,how is going if negative,i will make "deactive" .I do not need "10 cent" per image. Best wishes from Antalya Gulsen
  7. Sorry of course, very sorry! The sadness a little relieves only one thing, that shutterstock has slipped from first place in income to third, compared to other stocks. If the subject decided to commit suicide, no one will stop him. Sooner or later he will do it. Although, maybe I'm wrong. Time will tell how it will continue.
  8. Thank you! Just registered on P5, waiting until they approve my ID. And just send some pics there. There were days when Istock was the first and best platform, then Shutter, so, now we can see how it looses. It seems when company fall down, it make more wrong decisions and just start to fall faster. Others will replace shutter on first place. I would bet for Adobe.
  9. For me, bigger issue than the new comission structure for photo is the fact that they are going to pay only for used subscription and when i will start to see subs at 10 cents I will stop upload for sure as I did with Istock some time ago. I should reach again the 30% in a month or two for photo, but I will loose big on video for sure, in addition with the new subs in video. No more video, for photo i will wait a bit to see new commission and will not restart uploading unless change is not too bad
  10. Of course. Shutterstock appreciates constructive feedback. I'm sure the apps will benefit from our reviews as we are so eager to participate.
  11. Yeah, let us start voting with our wallets and our reviews - it works on Steam so maybe it will work in this case. Most importantly - the greedy managers may lose some of their beloved money that way, so it is worth the effort
  12. Don't forget to rate their apps on GooglePlay and AppStore. They really need your feedback too and they demand real reviews. So let's all show them our support.
  13. My problem: When I got the mail with the exciting news, I was as angry as most of the others, especially the downgrade every year made me angry. I also had the impression that we earn considerably less with the new model than before. The question is: Is it really true? And is there a way to earn more? The answer is difficult, because it depends mainly on which subscription models SS sells. And I don't know that. So I made a few small, certainly not completely correct, thought games. It's not as fine as the tables above. But that might give us a slightly better feeling for what to expect. Basis of these mind games: On the sales side an "average" to "weak" contributor with 100 DLs a month and 0.33 per DL. So 33 per month. Then I looked at the prices for photos (German site of SS). As far as I understood it, there are 7 different prices, which differ in the kind of subscription and especially in the number of pictures. The "highest group" (HG) includes subscriptions with 350 pictures (0,45 / picture) and 750 pictures (0,27 / picture), the arithmetical average is 0,36 / picture. The "medium group" (MG) comprises subscriptions with 10 pictures (2.90 / picture for beginners, otherwise 4.90) and 50 pictures (2.50 / picture), the arithmetical average being 3.43 / picture. The "Low Group" (LG) includes ODs with 5 pictures (7.16 / picture) and 10 pictures (9.8 / picture), on average 8.48 / picture. Ok, now I take the 100 images / month of our average seller and calculate 3 scenarios for the first month (15% share, minimum 0.1😞 Scenario 1 : 50% HG, 25 MG, 25% LG Result: 49,66 Scenario 2: 40 % HG, 50 % MG, 10 % LG Result: 42,44 Scenario 3: 60% HG, 30 % MG 10 % LG Result: 34,15 Since the model has errors due to the averaging process anyway and the assumptions made are uncertain, I have decided not to use the Euro-Dollar conversion. Scenario 3, with an HG share of 60%, thus comes to about the same as before. Ultimately this means that the share of bulk buyers (which I don't know) is the decisive parameter. From about 60% bulk buyers on, things get critical, below that it could still end "well". However, since I assume that SS can also calculate, I assume that the proportion of HG will be more than 70%. And we will make less of it. But this is only my unfavourable assumption. My annoyance is not so big anymore and I tend to wait and see how things develop. (And with this post I probably collect a lot of red arrows)
  14. Laws are higher than contracts. That's why it's a good idea to check with lawyers
  15. I am the author of popular photos of isolated fruit and vegetables. My works were bought many times and I brought a lot of money to shutterstock. Today I uploaded about 100 pictures on Adobe stock and 0 pictures on shutterstock! And I won’t upload photos until shutterstock changes its policy. I protest the new conditions. I put a poor rating in google play shutterstock application. I informed all my friends that they would stop loading work on shutterstock! We must unite to become strong! PS: Forgive me my knowledge of English
  16. I'm going to rate their app on GooglePlay exactly how I feel about their service. Transparency and honesty, let's give them some real reviews.
  17. Adobe stock increase minimum commission not long ago and give free photoshop subscription if you are a minimum active there
  18. Yes, that's correct, only jpg. While you can save an image as Photoshop ESP that does not automatically turn your drawing into a vector. Esp files are for vector submissions only and unless it's a working vector, it will be rejected by Shutterstock.
  19. I guess we will find out soon enough who is correct when your new .10 commissions start rolling it but hopefully we will all disable and not need to find out
  20. Useless. You already gave SS full freedom to licence your work as they wish in your contributor contract. You don't accept the new condition, you can only cancel your contract.
  21. In my current job, in the chemical industry, I earn € 24 an hour, which with all the extras goes up to € 34 an hour. Photography and video for me is only a hobby and, if I have the possibility of earning money with this hobby then better. But to earn money with this hobby, I have to be very disciplined when taking photographs, travel to certain places at certain times, having superior photographic equipment, I must carry several lenses and a tripod, taking photos thinking about the commercial value of it, not my personal tastes. and dedicate hours of work to each photo A good photo, after being taken, has to be processed. I always use Photoshop (for which I also have to pay) and a photo can take me, from a few minutes to several hours (if I have to do many masking and cloning or if I want to give a spectacular touch that provides many sales). Shutterstock has unilaterally decided to drastically reduce the money I receive for my work, in order to they earn more money. So I tell SS. I'm sick of your reviewers insulting me daily with rejections for lack of focus, too much noise, or poor exposure. In no way will I accept that SS decides to pay me that misery for my work. I currently have porfolios in AdobeStock, Alamy, Dreamstime, 123RF and Depositphotos And none of them think that my photos are shit. I never get a rejection. On June 1, I will deactivate my catalog of photos and videos and continue with my hobby on the other stock sites. I encourage you all to do the same. Shutterstock is nothing without us. SS cannot sell a single photo if we all deny them the right to license our work. What we gain from our work is decided by us, just as we cannot accept that a reviewer insults us by telling us, after years of work, thousands of photos, and expensive equipment of the latest generation, that we do not know how to get a photography in focus.
  22. Does anybody have a chance to check this thing with lawyers?
  23. name one agency that commission change benefits contributors? you are not naive, aren't you?
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