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  1. Linda Bestwick

    Newbies question here

    Rina, your portfolio is public so they should be available in there by now. As Sheila pointed out it can take up to 72 hours, though it is usually a lot quicker. Anything longer than that and there is likely a problem of some sort. The best thing you can do is email SS at submit@shutterstock.com and ask them to help.
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    Release for animals/insects in Zoos, WWT, NT

    If the individual animal or the place you photograph the animals is identifiable, or you identify them in your title or keywords then you will need a property release for commercial use. https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Why-was-my-content-rejected-for-Property-Release?q=animals&l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1 ttps://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/000006642?q=animals&l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1 If they are not recognisable, so the could be from any zoo anywhere, then you'll be OK with out a release.
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    The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    I don't know too much about insects so it's good to know it's the moths that make the silky cocoons not the butterflies, that's new to me Sadly it's been really windy here today and the poor thing has blown away, so I wont be able to watch it develop or get any timelapse, hopefully it blew somewhere safe so it can survive. Jumping spiders make me jump haha. Great links and info Mandritoiu, thanks for sharing.
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    Is this legit?

    Ahh, that would make sense. 👍
  5. Linda Bestwick

    Font usage within photos/illustrations/vectors

    LOL, yeh importing them wont help 😄. This is the thread where I asked, I will have read others as well and confirmed the info. Doesn't say more than said here though really https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87215-fonts-help/?tab=comments#comment-1515393
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    Is this legit?

    Just read this as well, You may not... This is in a 'gallery' so can't be used under normal licences. They may have an agreement with SS though.
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    Is this legit?

    I don't know if they are partnered in some way with SS. If not they'd have to buy a licence, but I think this would be considered wall art in which case it can't be resold? https://www.shutterstock.com/license I would have thought AllPosters would be legit, but you never know.
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    The Hummer Thread Vol.2!!!

    Are the spider pics gone yet, eek?! LOL Actually they are pretty cute closeup Mandritoiu, your macro shots are stunning! Wendy, so sorry to hear you'e been so unwell, what a nightmare! I discovered a caterpillar spinning a cocoon yesterday right up against a window so I have a good view of it. Does anyone know how long they are in these things before they emerge? I was thinking of taking a series of images and may be make into a timelapse. I've no idea what species it is. It's just all green and chunky, possibly a moth, but images online are all different even for specific species so it's hard to tell for sure.
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    Shutterstock is NOT replying my email

    Thanks Alex, I appreciate the update
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    Update for Vintage photos and videos

    Thanks @Alex Shutterstock
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    Best SS friends and mates Club

    Hahaha brilliant 😂😂😂 @Alex Shutterstock @mandritoiu @Milleflore Images
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    Font usage within photos/illustrations/vectors

    I asked this question some time back. It was recommended I only use fonts available in the Adobe products such as Photoshop. This way you are most likely to stay safe. I'd be a bit careful of using fonts from elsewhere even if they are stated as being free for commercial use. I only say this because images are stolen and then redistributed on places like Unsplash as free for commercial use, but they are not, and do have copyright owners. I would just be cautious in case the same thing happens with fonts. Heck, people even steal images off SS and open accounts to sell them on SS!! I think that is why I was given the advice of just using fonts in Adobe.
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    Sometimes it's too easy

    It surprises me how many niches are still out there, I've found a few. Some are so niche no one wants them lol. But others I really wonder how they've been missed by the hoards. Good luck with your newest find As for the school ground shenanigans, well, I just wish all that effort was redirected into helping people. I miss all the great info that used to flood this place. May be a few peeps will notice the useful heads up you've given that there are still niches to be found if they go looking for them
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    Shutterstock is NOT replying my email

    Thanks Sheila, that's good to know, I'll hang on a few more days then before I chase it up again. BTW I love your new avatar. The shocked expression is very appropriate for here much of the time 😂 😮 😄