Snapixel Combines CC and Traditional Licensing

Posted on 4/29/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

New San Francisco-based photography site Snapixel markets itself as an offering that combines elements of Flickr and iStockphoto. Snapixel has announced Openstock, a platform that offers community members access to the commercial market.

In essence, Snapixel is a mixture of a photo-sharing and microstock site in that it allows Creative Common licensing alongside its own standard and extended royalty-free licenses.

Ivan Wong, co-founder and chief operating officer, said Snapixel’s goal is to widen the creative spectrum of traditional stock photography without decreasing its value. The Web site offers size- and credits-based pricing of 3 to 27 credits per image, which now roughly translated to $4 to $35.

As a photo-sharing Web site, Snapixel offers 1 gigabyte of storage and a premium paid storage package for users desiring unlimited storage. It also has other popular community features, such as commenting, groups and forums.

The stock-photo newcomer has strong roots in the photo-sharing segment. Snapixel is part of the Flixya Entertainment group of companies, which also include Imagebam, a global top 300 Web site hosting over 40 million images, and Flixya, a social networking site that pushes 100% revenue to its members via the Google AdSense API.

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. 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


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