Getty has launched its Riser brand that offers Rights-Ready (RR) pricing. The price for image use in Printed Marketing Material or Product/Packaging is $800. So far there are 64,770 images available, but it looks like this includes a lot of similars. For example there are 16 shots of a woman sitting at a desk that differ only in slight variations of expression.
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Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) has written its membership expressing concerns about Getty's plans to launch its Rights-Ready collection called Riser. The issues center around the right of Getty to make images available through Riser without specific photographer approval, and the perpetual duration of licenses.
a21, Inc. has reported $4,511,000 in revenues for Q2 2006, but only $3,023,000 of that was for the stock photo side of the business. ArtSelect which provides wall art for homes and businesses provided $1,488,000 in revenue in less that a month and a half. ArtSelect earned approximately $12 million in 2005 and would be expected to earn about $3 million in a full quarter, equal to what the stock photo side of the business generates.
Industry observers are intrigued by the Getty Images announcement of it's new "Rights-Ready" (RR) licensing model and are anxious for more information so they can determine exactly where it fits and what impact it will have on the industry. The new collection of images available for this type of licensing will be called Riser.
Jupitermedia has reported revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 of $35 million up from $33.9 million in the previous quarter and compared to revenues of $29.1 million for the same period last year. The image division revenues were up only $242,000 from the previous quarter. The company's stock ended the day after the announcement at $6.59, down almost 30%.
This is a brief history of stock photography examining how it started and how it got to where it is today. I have tried to chronicle the key events and changes that have taken place in the last 80 years, in hopes that understanding the past will enable us to avoid repeating some of the same mistakes in the future.
This edition contains stories on: Getty Images Announces New 'Rights-Ready' Licensing Model, Index Provides Images For Cell Phone Wallpaper, CEPIC And BVPA Collaborate On IPTC Metadata Standards, ScienceFaction.net Completes Web Site.
This edition has short items on: iStockphoto Moves to Sell Footage -- Seeks Contributors; Corbis Files Lawsuit Against TemplateMonster and Ultravetex.com; Getty And Search Marketing; Getty Announces New Photographer's Choice Procedures; Redux Pictures To Represent New York Times Stock Images and Display Advertising On Web.