#BoycottShutterstock: More than 2 % of images disappeared

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Two weeks ago, Shutterstock released a new commission structure which made a lot of photographers mad. And there was a reason for that. Even though some mistakenly estimated 75% drop (to almost 25 %), I was expecting around 25-35 % for majority of small and middle photographers. Now, two weeks have passed and we may start to look at the first results of commission drops and the boycott of the agency.

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Shutterstock commission cut: What can we expect?

Few days ago, Shutterstock microstock agency introduced a new commission structure which looks totally horrible. It has caused an extreme fury and despair among photographers especially because of resetting the achieved level every year on January 1. In this article, I will try to estimate how large the cut will be in real life. Will it really be such a disaster? Will it be better or worse than expected?

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