Friday, January 21, 2011

Crestock introduces 4 new file sizes

Crestock has recently launched 4 new file sizes and now offers the images for sale in sizes ranging from XS to XXXL, depending on the size of the file originally submitted. The pricing is now ranging from $1 to $25, which increases the sales opportunities in both lower and higher price points from Crestock’s original pricing structure. The minimum threshold for an Extra Large (XL) image is 6MP. The Crestock team strongly suggests that submissions meet or exceed that size, so that the images are available for sale in the largest range possible. They have also increased the pricing for all vector files from $10 to $15 due to the extensive scalability of vectors.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fotolia commission system updated

New royalty structure was announced by Fotolia. Commissions have been reduced approximately by 10-20%, depending on the contributor rank. The good news is that no changes were done for those with the emerald status and higher. While the newcomers, who want to sell photos through Fotolia, will earn just 20% of the stock photo price based on the new system. Take a look at the new royalties here. If you are interested in older Fotolia commission information, it is available at microstockgroup wiki.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Royalty changes at iStockphoto are live

As announced earlier in September, iStockphoto implements the new royalty structure. This change caused a huge resonance within the microstock industry. Now the system is confirmed, and the only thing that has changed, is the structure of redeemed credit target. The changes were recently announced and can be found here: new royalty structure at iStockphoto.

Based on the previous year redeemed credit target, iStockphoto defines the starting royalty for 2011. And to be frank, it is still disappointing at least 90% of the microstock contributors. Despite the announced changes, these targets are just enormous. Even the exclusive contributors get less than non-exclusive at some other leading microstock websites. Well, only time will show what are the consequences of such decisions.

Also, you will need to agree with all changes of the iStockphoto Artist Supply Agreement. The next time you log in you will be directed to the new agreement.