Veer Closed: Corbis Will Close May 2nd

Posted on 4/7/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Veer has closed its doors and photographers have been released from any contractual obligations they had with Veer. Images belong to Veer photographers have not been automatically migrated to iStock, but photographers can request a transfer and sign a new iStock contract if they wish.

Effective May 2, 2016, the Corbis Images and Corbis Motion businesses and websites will no longer be accessible.

Information For Customers

Customers going to are directed to iStock where Getty tells them that, “At iStock, we can provide you with more choices, more value, and more savings.” iStock has carefully reviewed the accounts of all Veer customers and created generous iStock credit offers that are worth more than the customer’s existing Veer balance.

Corbis customers may continue to use their existing Corbis account until May 2, 2016 to wrap up their projects and save content. They are advised to use the time until shutdown to log into their Corbis account to download and store any content or account records they may need to retain for their reference.

After the transition customers will be able to search for a Corbis asset on using the current Corbis asset ID, but their Corbis account information and history will no longer be available.

While Corbis customer agreements will be honored until May 2, 2016 they will need to  contact their current Getty Images sales representative or local Getty Images sales office to learn more about options for transitioning their account to Getty Images.

Getty points out that they will not be migrating all Corbis content. However, the most popular content from Corbis imagery, video and archive collections will be moved into Getty Images collections along with the collections of many of the image partners. A significant amount of Corbis’ best content will be migrated and available on as of May 2, 2016, but there will be continuing migration of some content during the summer.

Over the coming months, they will be transitioning the Corbis content into multiple new collections on, including the following examples. They will also be migrating Corbis content from many existing Getty Images partners, into the same collections they currently use for these partners on

The new collections will include:

Category Collection
Editorial Stills Bettmann
  Contour Style
  Corbis Entertainment
  Corbis Historical
  Corbis News
  Corbis Premium Historical
  Corbis Sports
  Sygma Premium
Creative Stills Corbis
  Corbis Documentary
Video Corbis Video

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