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Apr 06, 2012 05:45 |  #1

I recently got invited to be licensed by Getty Images Via Flickr. What exactly does this mean? I know that they are a stock photo agency but is it different from say Istock photo? Any enlightenment will be greatly appreciated :D


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Apr 06, 2012 15:06 |  #2

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Apr 07, 2012 22:49 |  #3

I got the flickr Getty invite as well and they sent me an Email with some of my images that they would like to sell. I had to upload high res versions and get releases for any people. They give you between 20-30% of the sale of the image. Getty is known to be a high quality stock photo company.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 22:55 |  #4

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They give you between 20-30% of the sale of the image.

Really? That's terrible. I had lost track of where Getty was at these days, but I didn't realize they had sunk so low. If you want to avoid microstock (iStock and the likes), I think the best option right now is Alamy. They give 60%, and they let you choose whether you want to sell Rights-Managed or Royalty Free.


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Apr 08, 2012 14:19 |  #5

alamy is 40-60%


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Apr 08, 2012 14:23 |  #6

kenwood33 wrote in post #14230909 (external link)
alamy is 40-60%

The only way you'll get reduced to 40% is if you opt in to the distributor scheme and you get sales through one of Alamy's distributors. Every contributor has the choice to be represented by Alamy distributors or not (it's a choice you make when you sign up, and you can opt out later if you change your mind). All sales directly through Alamy are paid out at 60%.


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Apr 10, 2012 00:16 |  #7

Phrasikleia wrote in post #14228171 (external link)
Really? That's terrible. I had lost track of where Getty was at these days, but I didn't realize they had sunk so low. If you want to avoid microstock (iStock and the likes), I think the best option right now is Alamy. They give 60%, and they let you choose whether you want to sell Rights-Managed or Royalty Free.

Alamy gives 60% but they sell roughly 1/20th as many images as Getty. So if you want money, Getty is your best bet.


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Apr 10, 2012 00:33 |  #8

chakalakasp wrote in post #14239578 (external link)
Alamy gives 60% but they sell roughly 1/20th as many images as Getty. So if you want money, Getty is your best bet.

Where did you get that figure? I've been quite happy with Alamy, getting a royalty per image online of about $8.60 per year. Quite respectable, I think. The contributors I know who do both Getty and Alamy make no such claim as you have.

[Edit: I just noticed from your signature that you're doing both. You're really getting 20 times the number of sales from Getty? Really? No exaggeration?]


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Apr 10, 2012 00:49 |  #9

Okay so I get invited to Getty then I went through the setup process. I'm only 18 and I have yet to pay taxes, should I just open a bank account to put the money into or do I have to present some type of tax form?


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May 15, 2012 10:32 |  #10

I just got this invitation, too -- does anyone have any experience with Getty? Did you make money? Is there any reason you WOULDN'T recommend this? Thanks for any more info.


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