Image Brief Updates Terms And Conditions

Posted on 6/16/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Image Brief has made some changes in its terms and conditions. One of the major changes is that they are introducing Social Media Pricing. Photographer may op-out of social media pricing for their RF images, but if they don’t act within 30 days they will automatically be opted in. Here’s what they say about it.
    “We've had overwhelming requests from both buyers and photographers to offer social media pricing so we've now included this as an option for photographers. If you are an Explorer Plus or Premium member, you will see a 'Social Media Pricing' option on your dashboard. If you activate Social Media Pricing your Royalty Free images will be made available to buyers for US$49 at a maximum file size of 1280px long side @ 72dpi.”

    Important: If you wish to opt-out of Social Media Pricing it's important that you head to your dashboard and opt-out (switch off) Social Media Pricing. After 30 days if you have not already activated Social Media Pricing we'll activate it for you.”
The following are some of the other changes.

1. Our updated terms and conditions include increased commissions for Explorer Plus and Premium members. Explorer Plus members now keep 70% of all image sales and assignments, while all approved Premium members keep 100% of all image sales and assignments. We've also adjusted commissions for Explorer photographers which are now 50% of image sales - still well above industry average.

2. If you submit to a Royalty Free brief you'll be prompted to consent to have your images considered for our Global Marketplace. This means that once the brief is closed, even if your submissions are not successful they can be sold to buyers without requiring a separate upload.

3. Finally, we're thrilled to announce our partnership with ImageRights, which includes image theft monitoring and copyright protection services bundled into our Explorer Plus and Premium subscriptions. There is no separate upload required. As you submit to briefs and the Marketplace, your images can be monitored for misuse and infringement claims. You can watch my short video overview about this new service here.

Copyright © 2016 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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