What’s Next For Veer?

Posted on 3/2/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images has contacted Veer contributors to explain what will happen to their imagery as a result of the sale of Corbis to VCG.  Their imagery will not be integrated into the Getty Images collection. Veer contributors may apply to iStock for possible upload of their content there. The memo says:

What’s next for Veer?

As part of VCG’s purchase of Corbis and expanded partnership with Getty Images, we will be transitioning Veer customers to iStock, and the Veer site will be retired on March 30th.
  • New content submissions to Veer will no longer be accepted as of today. (March 1st)
  • Royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition period.
  • Your content will not be migrated to iStock as part of this transition.
  • Your content will continue to be available through the Corbis website.
  • Any of your content that was selected for migration to Getty Images will be from the Corbis site, not the Veer site.
Contributors not already submitting to iStock are welcome to apply, here’s how to sign up: Please enter the code “VEER” in the “Contributor Invitation Code” field of the application process and the iStock team will expedite your application.

What Are Photographer's Options

Many Veer contributors will already have most of the same images with iStock on a non-exclusive basis. There may be some cases where some of the images accepted by Veer were not initially accepted by iStock, if they were submitted when iStock’s inspection regime was stricker. Given the recent relaxation of acceptance standards, those images might be accepted by iStock now. Contributors might want to re-join iStock under a new contributor name and apply to have their Veer collection re-inspected.

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 www.selling-stock.com, 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: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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