Posts by MicrostockMan

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MicrostockMan says

Unless I’m missing something, as a PD author I cannot see anywhere an explanation of what exactly the buyer fee amount is for photos. The only information given to a PD author (non exclusive) is that

“55.0% of the Item Price is the author fee we’re currently charging you.”

This CLEARLY gives the impression authors should be receiving 45% royalty, which is highly misleading.

Going to this page: http://photodune.net/make_money/become_an_author doesn’t help at all, because again, the buyer fee amount is missing.

This is a highly suspect way of explaining fees/royalties for any newcomers. They will assume (and rightly so) that Envato will be paying 45% royalty, which makes it seem WAY better than the reality.

Please guys, please, fix this. Don’t follow the deliberate obfuscation methods employed by some of the other agencies out there.

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MicrostockMan says

A little off topic – but could PhotoDune PLEASE consider putting a keyword counter in, so that rather than just saying “too many keywords” it actually counts them and tells us how many there as, and updates it as we remove them. Pretty much every other site has this.

I know this has been requested before many times, but thought I would remind you of it again :)

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MicrostockMan says

Any plans for automating watermarking on VideoHive? Please? :)
Yes! +1 for that. Every other site has this.
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MicrostockMan says

You’re welcome, and you’ve got mail :)

Cheers Gaby, I’ll leave it there. Thanks for your time.

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MicrostockMan says

yep, huge congrats. Have used a number of his themes and they are great.

Well done :)

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MicrostockMan says

hi Gaby, thanks for your email, it was great hearing from you so quickly. I have sent a reply.

Thanks again.

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MicrostockMan says

Another bunch just reviewed with the same blanket rejections for composition & utility.

gabyjalbert – if you get a chance, can you look back over my last 100-200 images submitted and see what you think? Vast majority of them were approved at all major agencies.

It’s beginning to feel like if you submit anything other than a businessman or woman on white then it will most likely be rejected.

I really like Envato, I honestly do, but this will get pretty frustrating if it just stays this way from now on.

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MicrostockMan says

not bad, bit flakey though at times, bridge crashes more than ever (OSX Mavericks, latest 27” iMac)

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MicrostockMan says

not sure if its been mentioned in 20+ pages of thread, but this:

“55.0% of the Item Price is the author fee we’re currently charging you.”

probably needs some clarification on the author earnings page, as one easily concludes that Envato’s terms are actually better than they are – it appears non-exclusives are earning 45% royalty commissions instead of the actual percentage of the sale price (which appears to be about 36%, but it is now hard to calculate).

While I do appreciate the slight increase given to non-exclusives, I think authors (especially new ones) will appreciate knowing upfront what the real percentage is, rather than a smoke and mirrors percentage.

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MicrostockMan says

This will be great once these search facets roll out, hope they arrive soon :)

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