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Wilm Ihlenfeld

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  1. 42 minutes ago, Whiteaster said:

    I had no intention to misinform anyone. What I meant was that it is possible she must not resize all her images but she didn't provide complete image properties. Maybe I should have been more clearer.
    There are many reviews about this camera with full size SOOC images (also with flowers), mentioning that jpg-s are between 22-49MB in size.

    Though I don't doubt that some files could be bigger especially after post processing.


    You phrased it correctly:

    "An 61MP image does not necessarily exceed 50 MB".

    An "average" photo with a resolution of 60 megapixels will normally not exceed 50 MB.

    But if you rework the image, sharpen it, add noise, or whatever, it can take up a lot more memory and become too large to upload.

    A 60 megapixel photo does not take up 36 MB. It can be 5 MB or 80 MB or whatever. It simply depends on what was photographed and how it was edited. This is what I wanted to express. All other information is not correct.

  2. 1 hour ago, Former_Poster said:

    The old system was based on accepted uploads not sales so far easier.
    Although 500 images/videos but each video counts as 8 i believe.  Its still much much harder to get though.

    As far as I know you need 5.000 image or 625 video downloads per year or a certain mixture of both - starting on first of January - to get the complete creative cloud.

  3. Before any misinformation arises here:

    How many MB a 60 MP file has depends on many factors. First and foremost it depends on how heterogeneous an image is and how much image information it contains.

    For example, if you photograph a relatively homogeneous background - a sheet of paper, for example - the 60 megapixel file will only be a few megabytes in size afterwards.

    If you photograph a flower meadow with a turbulent sky, it will be considerably more MB. If you add for example 3% noise (comparable to film grain) to the image, such an image will quickly have 70 MB or more.

  4. 46 minutes ago, Milo J said:

    My RPsubD has been steady at $0.26 over the last three months. If I had been in the $0.25 bracket, I'd be doing ok. Unfortunately I was getting $0.36 before.

    So our loss is almost the same concerning subs.

  5. 1 hour ago, Former_Poster said:

    The last 2 years (or 3 i cant remember) the threshold for the all abobe package was significantly lower.  And it was based on uploads not sales.
    That basically made it very easy for most people to get.  Shove enough stuff on, get free creative cloud.
    The new one has a higher threshold and built on sales so harder for a lot of people.  Probably fairer but harder!

    5.000 images sold annually are necessary to get the complete Creative Cloud for one year. I have already read about a contributor who did it a few weeks ago. I won't reach that by far.

  6. On 4/26/2020 at 11:26 AM, Syed Rizwan Mehdi said:

    This is riz from Pakistan, i am new contributor at shutterstock, i have uploaded my more than 40 items include Logos, posters and icons etc, but in the whole month only 2 designs of mine downloaded by 2 person one from france and one from Pakistan, i just want to know how can i increase my earning and how more highlight my elements for buyers?

    Thanks in advance if someone help me in this regards


    Then there is a problem.

    I found your graphics or elements of your graphics on Fineartamerica, Zazzle, Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, Pinterest, Stick this, spreadshirt and countless other sites!

    Are you aware of the fact that you may only upload files that you have developed yourself and that you are not allowed to use elements that you have found on free sites?


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    4 hours ago, stevemart said:

    Today it seems that rather than fight, we have to Unite for the Right to Party! 🎉

    Oh, and a nice bottle of my favourite red......

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    thank you - you really made me laugh, although we all don't have much to laugh about at the moment. This wine, or better the label, is great! :lol:

    What a noble drop! I am looking forward to it!


    2 hours ago, stevemart said:

    Edit: My rate per sub so far this month had hardly changed. It's now 20 cents average instead of 19 cents.Overwhelmed by tens and teens!

    Gosh, Steve!!!

    If we both combine our fantastic income, then we can have a real party! With Krug champagne, fresh lobster and dry aged beef en masse! :D

  9. 31 minutes ago, stevemart said:

    I'm wondering whether some of the 'download-ten-free' have now decided to subscribe to the low-volume subs packages on which we earn the most?

    An interesting thesis, Steve.

    I just had a look.
    Subscriptions for 10 cents:
    June - 152 
    July - 117 
    August - 102 
    September so far - 66 
    My numbers would match your thesis.

    On average I got 22.3 cents per sub in June, now it's 27.3 cents.

    Compared to the former 0.38, however, it is and remains a significant loss.

  10. Heide


    this is not meant badly, but wouldn't you send the wrong signal if it was possible to upload full-res images?

    Many of the photos here can be taken by the buyer himself with his cell phone. That may also be the reason why buyers are less and less willing to spend money. The second reason for the sinking incomes lies naturally also in the strong competition of the Microstock agencies. And of course the fact that contributors upload to free agencies - for whatever reason.

    Nevertheless: Is it in times, where you often only get 10 cents for a download and something is still deducted from it for the conversion with paypal, the right sign to reward the agency or the thrifty buyer still with high-end photo material?

    Wouldn't it make more sense in case of doubt to offer the 60 MP images where the RPD still justifies it? Because not many people have a 60 MP camera. An argument for the fact that such a photo must simply be worth more in my eyes.

    So I personally see no reason why you should be annoyed about a file size limit when uploading.


    Cheers,  Wilm


  11. 1 hour ago, Frank Rohde said:


    Since the new rules I had stopped uploading new content.
    In times of the world largest crisis in the new time treating us in such a way makes me speechless.

    I kept my video animations online...and Opt. OUT my whole illustrations (more than 16.000 files) for months now.

    So it looks like things never get better here...

    Now for me it`s time to delete the illustrations one by one...and keep only the old files...
    At the end of the year  I think I'll finally say goodbye to the site here.

    My heart bleeds at the thought of gradually throwing the work of over 10 years into the trash can...how many hours, days, weeks of my life have I spent supporting Shutterstock.

    I will put my illustrations online again and delete the good things, with the rest that is left over you can...you can do what you want with that.

    Cheers, Frank

    Nice animations!!!

  12. 7 hours ago, Steven Tritton said:

    Strange... Sales suddenly stopped on SS about 1.5 days ago and several days at AS.

    Poof! Just like that, buyers stopped buying. 

    I'm thinking COVID-19? New payment structure? The algorithm? The rapture!?

    The strange has now taken a turn to the outright absurd. Dreamstime has just risen from the grave to produce nearly $5 in sales! 


    This week is also much worse for me than last week. Nearly 60 downloads less at shutterstock so far this week. Also the RPD is much worse this week. All in all, September will be good though.

     At AS it is a little bit more this week than last week - about +10 downloads.

  13. 11 minutes ago, latynina nataliya said:


    yes, my vectors are all made in Illustrator, there are no effects, all my pictures are very simple. Previously, they were also taken into vectors, the pictures are quite old and were vectors for several years, and a week ago they suddenly stopped.


    then I can't explain it to myself either. It must be a bug.

  14. 1 hour ago, Liudmyla Matviiets said:

    Hi, everyone! I have the same problem. From 4000 vectors 600 works was removed to photo and illustration. There are top vectors. Support replies with standart answer: we are working and that all. Please, look in catalog manager because there is really big problem and we have bad sales without this. 

    Your vector work is impressing!

  15. 5 hours ago, Sari ONeal said:

    Sooo, to those people who have been here for more than two or there years (no discrimination, just that you won't have that data) -  are you seeing sales for old content (older than 7 years), medium old content (3-6 years old), or new content (2 yrs or under online).


    I'm seeing sales on *only* VERY old images, and the sales are VERY slow right now.



    Last 20 downloads:

    1 x 2010
    3 x 2011
    1 x 2012
    1 x 2013
    2 x 2015
    2 x 2016
    3 x 2017
    2 x 2018
    4 x 2019
    1 x 2020

  16. 5 hours ago, Sari ONeal said:

    Sooo, to those people who have been here for more than two or there years (no discrimination, just that you won't have that data) -  are you seeing sales for old content (older than 7 years), medium old content (3-6 years old), or new content (2 yrs or under online).


    I'm seeing sales on *only* VERY old images, and the sales are VERY slow right now.



    I'm not seeing a pattern here, Sari.
    The sales are all there - from very old to very young.


    The only thing I notice is that so far this week is going badly at shutterstock. I need two days for the amount of downloads I had in one day in the previous weeks (I'll leave the weekends out of it, because they are not very representative anyway).

  17. 9 hours ago, engagestock said:

    Already 15% above my 2019 september revenue numbers so no complains here..

    The same here. 

    One week to go in September.

    I have reached 87,3 % of the downloads I had in 09.2019 but I'm already 20,8 % ahead concerning income.

    But if I compare for example with September 2015, I am only at 41,5 % of downloads and 40,5 % of revenues. But no matter - this will not come back anyway.


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