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Road ­ Dog
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Dec 01, 2017 22:06 |  #1

I'll preface this by saying I have nothing on Getty and I'm not really interested in doing so.

BUT, I have a question:

If someone has an image on Getty, and a qualified client (I understand they screen potential clients) wants to license the image, what's the average cost? I know there could be many variables (how it will be used, for how long, etc), but ballpark it for me. Also, is there any place on GettyImages.com where I can find that same information?

Thanks!


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Scott ­ Spellman
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Dec 02, 2017 11:15 |  #2

GettyImages.com has a license fee calculator for any photo when you sign up for a free account.




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Post has been edited 1 month ago by Road Dog.
Dec 03, 2017 23:27 |  #3

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18508869 (external link)
GettyImages.com has a license fee calculator for any photo when you sign up for a free account.

I'm aware of that, but I have no intention of signing up.

A local business owner wants to use one of my photos on his local tourist-oriented website. He said he would pay me $40 because "that's what Getty gets."

I just have no idea if it's true, although that sounds a bit low to me...


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Dec 04, 2017 00:12 as a reply to Road Dog's post |  #4

In the time you spent typing this response you could have had an actual answer to your question, but instead you just want to wonder pointlessly.




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Dec 04, 2017 07:14 |  #5

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18510053 (external link)
In the time you spent typing this response you could have had an actual answer to your question, but instead you just want to wonder pointlessly.

Or, you could just tell me you're not smart enough to answer the question; that would've been another way to go.

Fact is I tried finding the answer online before asking here. I couldn't, so I figured someone here would know the answer; maybe some smart guy like you.

Guess I was wrong.

Do you go out of your way to not be helpful?


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Dec 04, 2017 08:13 |  #6

rights managed: http://www.gettyimages​.com ...lculator/sb10069475​ab-001 (external link)


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Dec 04, 2017 09:03 |  #7

I shoot a local band and allow them to use my images for marketing, but when one of their venues started to use one to market their venue I asked for compensation. Before I even had a chance to quote what I thought was a reasonable usage fee for this close up generic type shot of fingers picking a guitar, the venue chose to replace my image with a similar shot from a subscription service. It was something like $30/mo to choose from as many images with unlimited use. That unfortunately was cheaper than my $50 for unlimited use of this one image pricing. Ouch. If it's generic or easy to duplicate, you won't get much.




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Dec 04, 2017 09:21 |  #8

Looks like $50 to $575 based on image size.


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Dec 04, 2017 09:23 |  #9

texkam wrote in post #18510199 (external link)
I shoot a local band and allow them to use my images for marketing, but when one of their venues started to use one to market their venue I asked for compensation. Before I even had a chance to quote what I thought was a reasonable usage fee for this close up generic type shot of fingers picking a guitar, the venue chose to replace my image with a similar shot from a subscription service. It was something like $30/mo to choose from as many images with unlimited use. That unfortunately was cheaper than my $50 for unlimited use of this one image pricing. Ouch. If it's generic or easy to duplicate, you won't get much.

yup, royalty free is dirt cheap.


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Post has been edited 1 month ago by Lester Wareham with reason 'Remove unneeded lazy comment'.
Dec 04, 2017 12:50 as a reply to Road Dog's post |  #10

I use GettyImages several times a year to help get detailed usage estimates for my own client because it is the best free industry standard calculator for licensing fees. I actually gave you the exact process for you to get your own answer.




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Dec 04, 2017 13:00 as a reply to Scott Spellman's post |  #11

Is there a way to get this info without having to sign up? Or would that be a prerequisite?




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Dec 04, 2017 18:27 |  #12

his subsequent posts notwithstanding, this is actually the best answer.

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18508869 (external link)
GettyImages.com has a license fee calculator for any photo when you sign up for a free account.

there are entirely too many variables to consider to provide an "average" cost ... which is why no one else has provided an answer either.

hell, the problem of multiple variables was posted in the OP.


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Dec 04, 2017 23:47 |  #13

Road Dog wrote in post #18510147 (external link)
Or, you could just tell me you're not smart enough to answer the question; that would've been another way to go.

Fact is I tried finding the answer online before asking here. I couldn't, so I figured someone here would know the answer; maybe some smart guy like you.

But he did answer the question and his answer was the best one possible.

You want to know what Getty's price would be for a particular situation then the obvious/only place to find that information would be Getty. Image licensing depends on a large number of different details... not a single one of which you provided to us. How you think we are supposed to ball park anything is beyond me.


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J ­ Michael
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Dec 08, 2017 06:02 |  #14

Not only that, the counter argument to the customer should be based on verifiable facts, which are easily provided by the calculator, esp. if the $40 number provided was pulled out of the air.

Dan Marchant wrote in post #18510872 (external link)
But he did answer the question and his answer was the best one possible.

You want to know what Getty's price would be for a particular situation then the obvious/only place to find that information would be Getty. Image licensing depends on a large number of different details... not a single one of which you provided to us. How you think we are supposed to ball park anything is beyond me.




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Dec 11, 2017 07:12 |  #15

A low-resolution image (suited for the web); maybe a 1 meg file.

Image would remain on their website permanently and would not be used in any print media.

I really don't want to join Getty (and my understanding is that they approve/disapprove applications and I'm just some random guy). so I thought I would ask here...


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