Shutterstock rewards now anual performance instead of lifetime achievements

In the coming weeks, Shutterstock will be updating the earnings structure that determines how much you get paid when customers license your work.

We are making this adjustment in order to reflect changes in the market for creative content, help to create fair opportunities for all our contributors, and reward performance with greater earnings potential.  

Starting on June 1st, 2020, your earnings for each license will be based on your Image Level.  
  How does it work?  
• These new levels are based on the number of times your content is licensed rather than your lifetime earnings.  
• All contributors reset to level 1 for both images and videos every year on January 1st.  
• There are separate levels for images and for videos, and you graduate through them independently based on your download count in each category.

Getty Images is celebrating its 25th anniversary

“Today we celebrate a quarter-century of market leadership, photojournalistic excellence, authentic visual representation and innovation.

On behalf of myself and everyone at Getty Images, I would like to thank you, our contributing photographers, filmmakers and illustrators and Content Partners, for the part you’ve played in helping us and our customers Move the World.”

Best wishes

Ken Mainardis
Head of Content, Getty Images

Getty Images Homepage

More Infos on the Getty Images Homepage

Shutterstock Announces New Footage Subscription for Increased Accessibility to Fresh Content

Faced with challenges to produce high-quality video content at scale, new footage subscription provides content creators with efficient solutions to meet market demands

New York, NY, April 15, 2020 – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced the launch of an annual subscription for Shutterstock Footage. Shutterstock’s collection of 18+ million HD and 4K video clips are now available for license through a range of cost-effective monthly plan options or for less than $9 per clip through an annual plan.

eMarketer recently forecasted that US adults will spend 108 minutes per day with digital video in 2020 and this number will increase to just under 2 hours by 2021, further highlighting the need for fresh video content. The new footage subscription is geared toward digital content creators, including video editors, freelancers, and social media managers, who need more flexibility while still accessing a breadth of high-quality, diverse and authentic content.

“Producing a video shoot can be costly and challenging, particularly in situations where production and location-based shoots are restricted, as they are now. Film producers, video editors and marketers have always leveraged our footage to deliver both continuity in a scene, as well as entire video narratives, but with the additional recent challenges of social distancing guidelines and restrictions on gatherings, today’s producers are looking for flexible resources to help them deliver on projects,” said Jamie Elden, CRO at Shutterstock. “With video consumption trends increasing now more than ever, the market needs to quickly and easily access fresh, relevant and affordable content.”

Shutterstock adds more than 75,000 HD and 4K clips every day, providing customers with an ever-current collection. Additionally, the advanced search capabilities including search by Frames Per Second (FPS), duration, resolution, or category, enable video creators, editors and marketers to quickly find what they’re looking for.

New footage pricing options include the ability to choose from 10 or 20 clips a month, with annual upfront, annual monthly, and month-to-month billing options available. Learn more about the new pricing options here.

Shutterstocks Video-Sammlung ist ab sofort mobil verfügbar

Mit der mobilen Shutterstock-App können Nutzer jetzt von unterwegs über 17 Millionen Videos suchen, speichern und lizenzieren.

Berlin, 31. März2020– Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), ein weltweit führendes Technologieunternehmen und Anbieter einer kreativen Plattform für qualitativ hochwertige Inhalte, Tools und Services, gibt heute bekannt, dass sein Footage-Angebot ab sofort für Nutzer der Shutterstock iOS– und Android-Apps in SD, HD und 4K lizenziert werden kann. So können Kunden nun auch von einem Mobil- oder Tablet-Gerät aus ansprechende Videoinhalte erstellen – durch einfaches mobiles Suchen, Speichern und Lizenzieren von Filmmaterial aus der Sammlung von über 17 Millionen Videos.

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No more video footage at 123rf

Email from 123rf

We would like to notify you that as on April 6, 2020, 123RF will no longer be accepting any footage content or repurpose footage into another site within INMAGINE ECOSYSTEM. We will send out an invitation to selected contributors to participate.

Please note that all footage submitted to 123RF in Pending status will progressively be removed from our servers.

We will also be disabling the Upload Page for footage.

We will continue to license your footage for as long as we can and please rest assured that we will send any earnings that you may are entitled to during your time with us. Further announcements will be made to this effect in the future.

We would like to thank you for submitting your footage all these while to us at 123RF.

123RF Content Acquisitions Team

Shutterstock will be removing the Enhanced License and Sensitive Use opt out

To simplify options for our Shutterstock Premier customers, and to expand the visibility of your work, Shutterstock will be removing the Enhanced License and Sensitive Use opt-out component tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

No action is required on your part. Starting tomorrow, your content will be licensable by all Shutterstock customers, including those who need Enhanced License usage and who intend to use your content in specific sensitive contexts. Your earnings potential from these premium license types is generally greater than from our Standard Licenses.

Enhanced Licenses allow customers to use your content in high-profile projects, such as film and television, incorporation into merchandise for sale, wall art for commercial spaces, and print runs over 500,000.
The concept of Sensitive Use only applies to content featuring models. Customers will be able to use your model-released content for certain potentially sensitive purposes, specifically limited to: promotion of tobacco products, implying mental or physical impairment, or use in political contexts.
Customers are never permitted to use your content in a way that is defamatory, deceptive, pornographic, libelous, obscene, or illegal.

For more information on how customers can use your work, check out the Shutterstock License Agreement.

Farbtrends 2020 by Shutterstock

Shutterstock gibt eine Prognose für die beliebtesten Farben der kommenden Zeit

Durch die Analyse von Milliarden Pixeldaten der heruntergeladenen Bilder und die anschließende Zuordnung jedes Pixels zu seinem nächstgelegenen Hex-Code zeigt der Bericht welche Farben zwischen 2018 und 2019 das größte Wachstum verzeichnen konnten. Demnach stehen künftig kräftige, gesättigte Farbtöne im Fokus.
Und auch in diesem Jahr wurden lokale Favoriten identifiziert. In Deutschland ist ein sattes Moosgrün stark gefragt. 

Zu den Farben, die am beliebtesten geworden sind, gehören:

  • Lush Lava: Ein kräftiges und feuriges Orangerot, das direkt ins Auge sticht – die auffallend warme Farbe wird Unternehmen helfen, Aufmerksamkeit auf ihre Marke zu lenken.
  • Aqua Menthe: Ein lebhafter, cyanfarbener Minzton, der perfekt geeignet ist, eine spielerische, moderne und aufgeschlossene Markenpersönlichkeit zu vermitteln.
  • Phantom Blue: Ein kräftiger Marineton mit signifikanter Tiefe, der an dramatische Nachthimmel erinnert – ideal für ein professionelles, etabliertes Erscheinungsbild einer Marke.

Shutterstock hat seit seiner Gründung 1 Milliarde Dollar an seine Anbieter ausgezahlt.

Das ist wirklich beachtlich.

Daran sieht man, wieviel Kapital in diesem Stock Mediengeschäft zu Hause ist.

Auch wenn Anfangs die Umsätze für die einzelnen Anbieter noch klein sind.

Ich finde es lohnt sich, seine Foto und Video Arbeit in die Microstock Sache zu investieren.

Nur meine persönliche Meinung und Erfahrung.

Hier geht es zu der Übersichtsgrafik bei Shutterstock.