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  1. The Keywording Tool used to work perfectly, but now it gives me way less results and they're not great, barely anything relevant to choose from. Is it just me or is it like that for everyone?
  2. So now they're also taking money back from us? A lot of adjustments are from Clifton, USA. What kind of respectful business works this way? Shutterstock is turning into garbage, with minimal cuts to contributors and a lot of accepted rubbish.
  3. I'm not sure, to be honest. My only guess is that they don't want any potential conflict with the third party (owner) involved, especially if the owner could bother buyers.
  4. Btw, I had an issue with a dog owner who changed her mind after years of photos being in my portfolio and asked me to delete them. I contacted shutterstock about it to assess the situation. They told me that in such case the release won't matter and they will ask you to delete photos either way. Other stock agencies informed me that release doesn't matter either, but it's up to me wether I want to take the photos down or not. I also take photos of pedigreed animals. So just info, for your consideration.
  5. If the animal isn't well known (for example the grumpy cat), or doesn't have any rare/recogniseable markings, then you don't need a release.
  6. December is going average. Not bad, pretty expected for holiday season. I just had a lot of SOD of 1.74 for two days straight, this seems very weird.
  7. I've been getting Enhanced downloads for 3,65$ on level 5. Ridiculous. 😑
  8. An enhanced licence for which I got 3,65$ 😩 Level 5...
  9. The most frustrating thing is that shutterstock doesn't ban those who steal anymore. It used to be a guaranteed ban! Now they just delete the file that has been stolen, and the thief continues on!
  10. The reality of level 5 for me. He must be living in another world somewhere.
  11. Frankly I am not sure why you even bother uploading with such "earnings" and then try to prove a point. Earn for a living with stock, and then see how the earnings dropped, for everyone. These numbers are random and absolutely not worth even taking seriously.
  12. I just can't wrap my head around a Level 1 reset for everyone each year. What equal opportunities? Let's equally disable our ports, so shutterstock can also have an equal opportunity of earning less.
  13. I don't see a greater earnings potential when Instead of 0.38 I will potentially be getting 0,06 or even less for my top selling photos in January when all portfolios are reset to Level 1. Even more than that, keeping my work here is potentially decreasing my chances to sell it on other stock sites for higher price.
  14. https://www.shutterstock.com/pricing Now count packs with 350+ images and see what you get. 0,06 in the beginning of the year when you're reset to level1?
  15. Elaborate please. A reset in the beginning of each year to LEVEL 1?! So in the beginning of each year we will all be earning 15%?
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