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sodafish
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:12AM
Posted By Juanmonino:
There are other people asking for an oportunity to give their images for free.

Thx Getty, you're showing the way ...
acrylik
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:26AM
This Google-Getty deal is on the news, hopefully more sites will talk about this wonderful deal...

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/01/getty-signs-deal-google-gives-photographers-pittance 

(Edited on 2013-01-17 09:35:21 by acrylik)
Landon_S
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:40AM
Posted By ClarkandCompany:

^  I saw this link to here in the comments box.


http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2013/01/16/getty-hands-google-users-free-commercial-images-photographers-get-12/
Landon_S
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:48AM
The Afotoeditor blog is highly respected in the photo community.  You may want to follow the comments there too.  
CHBD
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:05AM
Posted By acrylik:
This Google-Getty deal is on the news, hopefully more sites will talk about this wonderful deal...

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/01/getty-signs-deal-google-gives-photographers-pittance 

(Edited on 2013-01-17 09:35:21 by acrylik)



I'm not sure if it is bad or good since PopPhoto has a rather large audience and tendency to go viral with their news on blogs all over the net, it can be damaging to all of us or result in bad advertising that can benefit as well, it is a catch 22 IMHO.


IMO this situation should of be handled differently on both ends from the begining, but it stands where it stands so I guess we have to play a waiting game now. Resolving anything on corporate level is not as simple as everybody thinks, working for a giant in US I have my experiance dealing with situations that require a lot of approvals from different administration levels that usualy takes a lot of time, trust me solutions are simple, but what I'd like to call it "corporate web" has it's good sides and flaws which lead to paradox that would not have happened on small bussiness level, so I think a little patience would be benefitial to all of us.


Regards


Chris.
jjneff
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:08AM
Understood, but this is the straw that broke the camels back! The policy changes over the past two years are now playing out with the artist. You can only take a beating for so long.
realitybytes
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:44AM
I am now deactivating my children's photographs!

This is a very sad day, I have been with iStock for about 7 years. I feel sick!

(Edited on 2013-01-17 10:50:47 by realitybytes)
ImageInnovation
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:49AM
I just returned my two Vetta images to the main collection. I hope this is in time to save them from this deal. Almost all of my MR images have already been deactivated and the few remaining ones will go on D-Day, if not before. I never opted into the PP, so I think I'm okay there.

I'm assuming anything in the iStock main collection that has not been mirrored to Getty or Thinkstock remains safe for the moment. Any reason to believe otherwise at this point?

(Edited on 2013-01-17 10:50:49 by ImageInnovation)
mlwinphotoCLOSED
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:00AM
Posted By ImageInnovation:
I just returned my two Vetta images to the main collection. I hope this is in time to save them from this deal. Almost all of my MR images have already been deactivated and the few remaining ones will go on D-Day, if not before. I never opted into the PP, so I think I'm okay there.

I'm assuming anything in the iStock main collection that has not been mirrored to Getty or Thinkstock remains safe for the moment. Any reason to believe otherwise at this point?

(Edited on 2013-01-17 10:50:49 by ImageInnovation)



Oldladybird just stated in a thread in the 'Exclusivity Program' section that Getty cannot process changes in collections and Agency/Vetta/E+ images that had been mirrored over there will probably remain there even though you/we are now removing them from the Vetta ,etc. collections here on iStock.


She does go on to say that they are looking for solutions but it will probably remain this way for at least several months.

(Edited on 2013-01-17 11:09:04 by mlwinphoto)
svera
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:02AM

Bye bye partner program.


Waiting more information for deactivate my two vettas and throw my crown away.


Sad days.
whitemay
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:10AM
Posted By svera:

Bye bye partner program.


Waiting more information for deactivate my two vettas and throw my crown away.


Sad days.

My memory has gone. Am I right in thinking that if you hand in your crown, then your entire portfolio has to go into the PP as well as being on iStock? If so, then the only thing to do to avoid the PP  is leave altogether?
jtyler
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:11AM
Where are you finding a place to opt out?
cr8tivguy
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:14AM

I've De-Acitivated my Partner Program files...Will be turning in my crown on Feb 2, and closing my account most likely, unless there's a new and better answer from the powers above. IStock/Getty you finally broke the camels back, that was the last straw.


Like I said before this place is like the Sinking Titanic, everybody to the lifeboats, everyman and woman for themselves!
joebelanger
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:16AM
Posted By whitemay:

Posted By svera:

Bye bye partner program.


Waiting more information for deactivate my two vettas and throw my crown away.


Sad days.


My memory has gone. Am I right in thinking that if you hand in your crown, then your entire portfolio has to go into the PP as well as being on iStock? If so, then the only thing to do to avoid the PP  is leave altogether?

That is correct.
RyersonClark
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:16AM
Yes,if you go non exclusive and leave files here, they will go into the PP program with no opt out.
whitemay
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:20AM
Thanks. That's what I thought - but had a senior moment!
svera
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:26AM
Posted By whitemay:

Posted By svera:

Bye bye partner program.


Waiting more information for deactivate my two vettas and throw my crown away.


Sad days.


My memory has gone. Am I right in thinking that if you hand in your crown, then your entire portfolio has to go into the PP as well as being on iStock? If so, then the only thing to do to avoid the PP  is leave altogether?


You´re right. With the crown you need to leave istock to avoid pp. But seams to be a good moment to find a place where my files have sales and where the agreements are respected.


Im looking for istock´s signals at these two points: sales and respect, but i can´t wait too long now.
hambagahle
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:29AM

I find it hard to reconcile the notion that "Getty cannot process changes" (as stated above) with the claims marketing the miracles in PicScout, Image Exchange (sp?) and Connect.  It's just a computer system, or are the humans not in charge?


This "Oldladybird just stated in a thread in the 'Exclusivity Program' section that Getty cannot process changes in collections and Agency/Vetta/E+ images that had been mirrored over there will probably remain there even though you/we are now removing them from the Vetta ,etc. collections here on iStock." is what I'm referring to...
fototrav
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:42AM
it's just humans that can not use computer systems


Posted By hambagahle:

I find it hard to reconcile the notion that "Getty cannot process changes" (as stated above) with the claims marketing the miracles in PicScout, Image Exchange (sp?) and Connect.  It's just a computer system, or are the humans not in charge?


This "Oldladybird just stated in a thread in the 'Exclusivity Program' section that Getty cannot process changes in collections and Agency/Vetta/E+ images that had been mirrored over there will probably remain there even though you/we are now removing them from the Vetta ,etc. collections here on iStock." is what I'm referring to...
nkbimages
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:44AM
Posted By hambagahle:

I find it hard to reconcile the notion that "Getty cannot process changes" (as stated above) with the claims marketing the miracles in PicScout, Image Exchange (sp?) and Connect.  It's just a computer system, or are the humans not in charge?


This "Oldladybird just stated in a thread in the 'Exclusivity Program' section that Getty cannot process changes in collections and Agency/Vetta/E+ images that had been mirrored over there will probably remain there even though you/we are now removing them from the Vetta ,etc. collections here on iStock." is what I'm referring to...

Then someone at Getty should remove the images one by one manually.  It's not acceptable to just say they can't be removed.  They don't have to be transferred back.  Just removed.  And a record of the image number needs to be kept and the payments that can take months to show up need to be tracked so that all past payments are made.
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