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Every now and then, I like to take a break from image work and do a little scripting.  I see a lot of buyer and contributor confusion over all the changes coming to iStockphoto, so I put together this calculator in javascript.

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iStockphoto made an announcement to contributors today, and it’s sure to make some buyers happy, some buyers angry, most, if not all, contributors angry, and pretty much everyone confused.  You can read the announcement here: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=362716

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Less than a year ago, iStockphoto did a big shakeup on their collection structure and pricing, details of which can be found in this article : Half the Price Forever, Really? Well, it’s been almost a year, and in the last few days, they’ve raised the pricing of the Main collection of [...]

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Recent events at iStockphoto and Getty Images have put iStock exclusive and non-exclusive contributors in a bind.  They are tied, financially, to a company that they no longer wish to support.  I’ve had some emails in my inbox with questions about the world outside of iStockphoto (for contributors).  Let’s look at some things to keep [...]

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iStockphoto Raises Prices

On January 2, 2014 By

As many rang in the new year, iStockphoto took the opportunity to raise the “credits per image” pricing on its Signature, Signature+ and Vetta collections.  As well, the buyer got a double hit with an increase a month or so  ago in the “cost per credit” they are paying!

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Over at iStock – the new name iStockphoto’s parent Getty Images has put upon it – each month contributors chime in to a thread to report how sales have been going.  Years ago, the monthly thread was exciting.  It was great to see the boats rising with the tide.  We all reported “BME”s to each [...]

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iStockphoto came out with some new advertising today, and unfortunately, most of it is misleading, and confusing to buyers.  Let’s take a quick look at some marketing claims.

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Boy, talk about timing.  Just yesterday, I mentioned the whole “exclusive not exclusive” issue they are having over at iStockphoto, which I’ll describe further.  Now, iStockphoto has pretty much removed any reference to the exclusive status of an artist, instead relying on statement that is quite often false, to try and lure the [...]

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Portfolio Availability

On March 11, 2013 By

To anyone concerned, or interested, my portfolio will continue to be licensed on iStockphoto for a couple more weeks, due to a technical issue.  That’s fine, because the extra income will help in the upcoming dry spell when it is no longer there.  Thanks.

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How’d you like to find seven million dollars worth of gold in your garage?  I sure would!  However, we may not all have unknown cousins to leave it to us.  We may, though, have unused or unwanted jewelry laying about that has value, and that’s the theme of this new royalty [...]

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