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17 hours ago, Andi GreyScale said:

Seems like it. I uploaded several images last night and they were approved by lunch time today. Same thing happened last week too, and the month before that.

Usually it takes 3-4 days for me. Been with FT/AS since 2015.

But you're submitting illustrations aren't you? That's a different queue than photos. The one illustration I submitted there this week was reviewed within 24 hours as well.

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I sell more on SS, but I make more on Adobe, now that SS has cut rates by 70%.  I used to make 25 cents on average on an SS sale.  On Adobe, I make 99 cents per sale on average.  So four sales on SS was equal to one sale and AS.  Now I have to have to make TEN sales on SS to match one on AS.  AS has picked up for me since SS decided to commit suicide by slow poisoning.  As people move to AS and the fresh stock dwindles on SS, AS will pick up new long term subscribers.  I feel SS will eventually change their mind, but I will not come back.  I believe in making money as much as the next guy, but I also believe in dealing with people that have some personal integrity that is a guiding factor.  SS has proven they lack all integrity and that they have no problem screwing their contributors royally if it will make them more money.  It will take one heck of a bleeding tears on their knees apology to regain my trust in them as humans.  

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On 7/1/2020 at 6:21 AM, GregDPhotos said:

Usually 10-12 days for me. Used to be around 3 days; I've figured the delay has to do with COVID19 and/or increased volume from contributors migrating from SS.

 

On 7/1/2020 at 11:08 AM, Andi GreyScale said:

Seems like it. I uploaded several images last night and they were approved by lunch time today. Same thing happened last week too, and the month before that.

Usually it takes 3-4 days for me. Been with FT/AS since 2015.


There seems to be quite a difference in experiences over at AS. No idea why... hmm...  or could it be illustrations vs photos? Or vectors... Not much we can do about it though.

None of my uploads there are time sensitive, so any delay doesn't really matter. It is just nice to see your portfolio grow quickly, and of course hope something new sells too, to give you confidence in your work. 

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Things on AS were going well until March... now I have 2 to 4 sales a week although most of them are  0.99. But at the moment I'm personally doing not well on AS.  Plus in June  I had my worst month ever on SS. So not uploading on SS but yes keep doing it on AS and Alamy.  consistently.

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On 6/29/2020 at 8:31 AM, Tawrat Ferdousi Branding said:

But I am constantly uploading content on Adobe both vector and video and still I got this result. very bad.

I have the same experience. I was having consistent sales on Adobe up to June 15. Not a single sale since then.

Shutterstock sales were good for June, the most sales I have had in one month. Despite the changein shutterstock fees, my average payment per image remained the same as for May ($0.36/image).

I really don't understand what is going on, but wonder if the two are linked. Have the reduced prices for Shuttertock cut into Adobe's sales?

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I've made more with AS than SS consistently over the last 6 months. It's remarkable despite far fewer images and the limitations of Illustrative Editorials. 

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15 hours ago, Ernie Cooper said:

I have the same experience. I was having consistent sales on Adobe up to June 15. Not a single sale since then.

Shutterstock sales were good for June, the most sales I have had in one month. Despite the changein shutterstock fees, my average payment per image remained the same as for May ($0.36/image).

I really don't understand what is going on, but wonder if the two are linked. Have the reduced prices for Shuttertock cut into Adobe's sales?

It is important to remember that although SS have reduced what they pay to contributors their front end prices to buyers have not changed - so there should not be any impact on Adobe sales.

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6 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

It is important to remember that although SS have reduced what they pay to contributors their front end prices to buyers have not changed - so there should not be any impact on Adobe sales.

Good point. Thanks.

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This is utter bs with drop to 10c per picture. Not going through hustle anymore  with submissions, unreasonable rejections and ridiculous payments. No more pictures for SS, rather will continue with  Adobe and Alamy, way less problems with submissions esp Alamy, it takes really whatever if quality fits.   

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On 7/1/2020 at 2:05 PM, Sheila Fitzgerald said:

But you're submitting illustrations aren't you? That's a different queue than photos. The one illustration I submitted there this week was reviewed within 24 hours as well.

True, they are likely having to review more photo's than illustrations.

On 7/1/2020 at 8:31 PM, Keith Tarrier said:

 


There seems to be quite a difference in experiences over at AS. No idea why... hmm...  or could it be illustrations vs photos? Or vectors... Not much we can do about it though.

None of my uploads there are time sensitive, so any delay doesn't really matter. It is just nice to see your portfolio grow quickly, and of course hope something new sells too, to give you confidence in your work. 

Possibly, since I upload only illustrations.

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I am on 9 different microstock agencies with the same basic catalog of images across all agencies. I've been selling stock photos since 2007. My sales have been steadily going up on Adobe for the past year.. As of  July 1st, Adobe became my top earning stock sales site displacing Shutterstock and Getty/istock (now #2.) I don't have a gigantic catalog of images, roughly 4,000, but Adobe has sweetened the pot by providing me with a free subscription to Creative Cloud for being a "top contributor."

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I'm still in the process of moving my port to AS I no longer have anything on SS. As my port grows on AS so do my sales. The only loss I might have on AS is the loss of editorial images that I had on SS, having said that the bulk of my sales on SS were commercial ones. If SS had not changed I would not be on AS. So I just subbed one for another, who pays slightly better.

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