Last week, I have published my thoughts on the past year as well as the look out to 2015 in the stock photo business and my place within it. What I have not written about is how this blog fits into the picture. And actually there are some thoughts about this blog that I want to share.
In a forum post and email sent out to contributors, iStock/Getty have announced another major change for contributors. Actually there are two major changes: First of all iStock is now also formally be replaced by Getty Images as our contract partner.
While they say that the iStock HQ will remain in Calgary, it means that all business relations will now be transferred to the mother company. The second change is the payment schedule from a weekly on-request schedule to a monthly automatic payment. Continue Reading →
November 12, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf Comments Off
Okay, once again iStock is ignoring a problem because it’s not so important. It only affects contributors and wastes their time, so they don’t even want to have it discussed. Forum posts are being deleted, so it doesn’t appear to be a big issue.
The problem: Since last week, on a lot of uploads the generation of thumbnails fails. It was delayed at first, thumbnails would appear on most downloads after a few hours. However, there are still images uploaded on November 6 that don’t have any thumbnails showing. Continue Reading →