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Shutterstock probably thinks that like with all change, what they did will cause a little protest but then contributor will get used to it, accept it, and quiet down. I have disabled my image port, and will keep it like that until they (and if) offer normal pricing. I am not a lawyer, but they wasted a lot of my time for uploading to get to the next level, misleading me that I will be getting paid a higher rate, which I did but for a very short time before they pushed us all under water. 

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If you assume that on average contributers have around 1000 images in their portfolios then for every 1000 contributers that disable their ports, that's 1 million images that become unavailable to the customers. 

Given that the petition is nearing 8000 signatories and the more likely average port size at a guess is around d 3000, that significantly punctures the database at 24 million images. 

In 1 week that's jaw dropping. 

Add to that, the cessation of new uploads from those people and it is beginning to look quite an alarming issue. Particularly for customers that rushed to take advantage of new plans.

An explanatory paragraph to the concerns of contributers is inevitably pouring fuel on the fire I'm sad to say. 

With contributers outpouring of anger across global platforms like Twitter, facebook, trustpilot, YouTube and others this effect will snowball dragging in more and more platforms. And as we all know - once its online, its online for ever. 

And .... good luck with that 😳

 

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I kept track of the totals from the day the change was announced. As you can see, it did not update several times but this is the list as published on the landing page.
Obviously, I have no idea how accurate the numbers are, I'm just copying what shows on SS

 

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 5   Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly.
 

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4 hours ago, Gtranquillity said:

I kept track of the totals from the day the change was announced. As you can see, it did not update several times but this is the list as published on the landing page.
Obviously, I have no idea how accurate the numbers are, I'm just copying what shows on SS

 

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 5   Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly.
 

 

So they have lost over 1.600.000 images in a week.  

 

(and about an extra 100.000 in Not contributed potential images)

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On 6/5/2020 at 3:40 AM, Scorsby said:

If you assume that on average contributers have around 1000 images in their portfolios then for every 1000 contributers that disable their ports, that's 1 million images that become unavailable to the customers. 

Given that the petition is nearing 8000 signatories and the more likely average port size at a guess is around d 3000, that significantly punctures the database at 24 million images. 

In 1 week that's jaw dropping. 

Add to that, the cessation of new uploads from those people and it is beginning to look quite an alarming issue. Particularly for customers that rushed to take advantage of new plans.

An explanatory paragraph to the concerns of contributers is inevitably pouring fuel on the fire I'm sad to say. 

With contributers outpouring of anger across global platforms like Twitter, facebook, trustpilot, YouTube and others this effect will snowball dragging in more and more platforms. And as we all know - once its online, its online for ever. 

And .... good luck with that 😳

 

1.2 million contributors, 330 million images and 18 million videos. That gives an average portfolio size of 290.

 

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There was already a reduction in the number of image files in the database before the earnings change was announced. I reckon some of this was due to culling by SS. There were contributors' accounts that were shut down due to spamming. So some of the recent reductions may be a mix of culling and contributors deserting.  

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On 6/5/2020 at 4:43 AM, Gtranquillity said:

I kept track of the totals from the day the change was announced. As you can see, it did not update several times but this is the list as published on the landing page.
Obviously, I have no idea how accurate the numbers are, I'm just copying what shows on SS

 

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly.
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly.
 
June 5   Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly.
 

 

June 11 Over 324,279,482 royalty-free images with 1,062,825 new stock images added weekly.

 

 

so that would be down 4 million images in two weeks. @Kate Shutterstock  this is concerning, as it means customer might no longer find what they need and move elsewhere.  Can you please say if this is desirable from a corporate standpoint

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Well the question is will the Contributors return if they go back to the old earningssystem or will they have to go even higher?

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33 minutes ago, jean-francois me said:

4 million images

just over 1%. Tiny piddy.
Even if half of the database is scrap, there is still enough left to fill Stan's pockets to bursting. 
By the way, kate shutterstock only exists in our nightmares

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2 minutes ago, Conny Skogberg said:

Well the question is will the Contributors return if they go back to the old earningssystem or will they have to go even higher?

Is the crooks at SS would have came to me and said things are bad. With everything going on we need a reset. We are going to drop commissions to the new level BUT not have the yearly reset. I would not been as upset. I could have lived with it. Because I know I would get back to the level I need to be at. That's not what happened. This is a greed grab

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11 minutes ago, R Scott James said:

Is the crooks at SS would have came to me and said things are bad. With everything going on we need a reset. We are going to drop commissions to the new level BUT not have the yearly reset. I would not been as upset. I could have lived with it. Because I know I would get back to the level I need to be at. That's not what happened. This is a greed grab

I can aggre somewhat. If the yearly earnings level would not reset but be calculated on a roling yarly sales then it would be fair. Active contributors would keep their earnings percentage and inactive would probably drop.

But as it is now it will cut earnings by 30-50% for maby 80% of contributors.

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it was so hard to have a light hearted moment these days. everything must be politically correct. 

You are a wordsmith, i am just a picture person.

Not my intention to offend anyone and if it offended you in anyway with that post. my bad, Scorsby.

 

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3 hours ago, jean-francois me said:

 

June 11 Over 324,279,482 royalty-free images with 1,062,825 new stock images added weekly.

 

 

so that would be down 4 million images in two weeks. @Kate Shutterstock  this is concerning, as it means customer might no longer find what they need and move elsewhere.  Can you please say if this is desirable from a corporate standpoint

I don't think it's likely to get a reply from Kate still. The last one she wrote (showing below) is from June 3rd, stating the tech team thought the display issue with subs ending up in the single or others section was fixed, but they then discovered it was not entirely fixed https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/profile/1390272-kate-shutterstock/

 

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This is the full list as it was showing on SS landingspage

May 26    Over 325.465.275 royalty-free images with 1.229.872 new stock images added weekly
 
May 27    Over 326.148.632 royalty-free images with 1.251.997 new stock images added weekly
 
May 28    Over 326.156.131 royalty-free images with 1.225.645 new stock images added weekly
 
May 29    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly
 
May 30    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
May 31    Over 326.237.838 royalty-free images with 1.199.139 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 1    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly
 
June 2    Over 326.401.446 royalty-free images with 1.146.506 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 3    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly
 
June 4    Over 326.201.838 royalty-free images with 1.184.333 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 5    Over 325.718.566 royalty-free images with 1.157.726 new stock images added weekly
 
June 6    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly
 
June 7    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 8    Over 325.167.887 royalty-free images with 1.123.492 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 9    Over 324.236.117 royalty-free images with 1.062.475 new stock images added weekly
 
June 10    Over 324.236.117 royalty-free images with 1.062.475 new stock images added weekly (not updated)
 
June 11    Over 324.111.510 royalty-free images with 1.031.537 new stock images added weekly.

 

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8 minutes ago, stockphotofan1 said:

 

I reported the pic for the word.

 

Justin

 

 

What hole did you crawl out of?
Never read or seen anything by you, and as soon as the SS worsens the conditions, you troll in the forum like a dancing dervish. 
And with a PF, which makes you doubt the good in mankind.
And now you also have to squeal, although there is already an excuse?
So, what hole? 

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15 minutes ago, geogif said:

 you troll in the forum like a dancing dervish. 
 

A "dancing" Dervish would be the opposite of trolling actually :)

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