Fotolia Launches Mobile App And New Collection

Posted on 10/7/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

In response to the new trends in Smartphone use, social media and mobile phone Fotolia is launching a new app and collection, uniquely designed for Smartphone photos. Created for iPhone 4 and up, Fotolia Instant offers fresh, new “in-the-moment” images taken using the new app, which allows users to shoot and upload to Fotolia directly from their Smartphone.

One of the key differences between this collection and many of the others that are out there is that the images submitted will be edited.

Morgan David de Lossy says, "Most ((all)) Food, Pets and Flowers pictures submitted through the app will be rejected. Pictures have to have this little extra "Instant" mood to make it in - greater fun, creativity and spontaneity are the keywords they will be looking for." He continued, “The app is just the tool. It's the collection we are going to build that is important. It’s not just a mobile collection, it’s a collection with a particular mood.”

Instant offers new opportunities

With Fotolia Instant, iPhone photographers can take photos from their mobile phones, filter them, tag them and upload them directly to Fotolia. Thanks to a new filter and easy exposure control, the new Instant app allows users to take better, more esthetic shots without compromising image quality and resolution.

Photos being submitted to the Instant Collection must meet the same quality and esthetic standards as other images for sale on Fotolia, as well as meet the legal requirements related to image rights and intellectual property as specified by Fotolia. The Fotolia Instant app makes it easy for photographers to upload digital Model Releases to the site directly from their Smartphone, making the process simple and efficient.

New collection offers fresh images at affordable prices

Fotolia’s Instant Collection offers users a new opportunity to enhance their visual communications with spontaneous, high-quality, legally sound photos for only a few dollars. All images sold on Fotolia’s platform within the Instant Collection will go for the price of 3 Credits (about $3 depending on your package).

The Instant Collection will feature images that cater to a specific, more spontaneous and in-the- moment look. “The increase in social networking and the continuous improvements to the quality of Smartphone cameras have given birth to a more spontaneous and immediate iconographic culture. It’s much less fixed and formatted than before,” explains Fotolia’s CEO and co-founder, Oleg Tscheltzoff. “The incredible success photography apps for Smartphones have seen proves just how much our society loves to share informal and spontaneous moments.”

Downloadable for free as of today in the Apple Store, Fotolia Instant will also be available for Android next month. An iPad application will also be launched shortly that will allow users to browse Fotolia’s library, and download images directly to their device or Dropbox account.

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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