We stopped uploading to iStockphoto/Getty images many years ago. We also pointed out why uploading any visual media to istockphoto is a waste of time and longterm destroying the industry. Their price strategy is destroying the stock media industry. Getting just a few cents for footage is an insult to our work. Not to mention how much income are they even hiding because of their very untransparent business. We wasted enough time and money leaving one-third of our files there, but now it is enough.
So finally, we terminated our account:
Of course, they don’t care about a few contributors leaving. There are many naive contributors still uploading files there and support their destruction of the stock media business. Sooner or later everybody will be jobless because this industry won’t be profitable anymore. Selling video clips for cents… who could even survive from this. A beggar on the street earns more.
Also, we unplugged our files from Depositphotos. There weren’t any sales for a long time, so it is useless to support their stock agency with our files.