iStockphoto: Please Switch from Photographer Exclusive to Image Exclusive

Posted on 1/5/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (4)

If iStock is really interested in improving the quality of its collection and bringing the work of the best and most experienced photographers into its top end collections it needs to drop the requirement that exclusive photographers not have images that are licensed as RF with any other agency.  All the company really needs is that the specific images they represent, and any similars, not be in any other collection. They don’t need to define “exclusive” this tightly.  It is interesting that even Getty Images only requires “image exclusive”, but iStock want to have more control over the lives of its photographers.


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