Top Suppliers To Getty Images

Posted on 11/10/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

It was recently called to my attention that EyeEm has 3,494,298 images in the Getty Images collection. Add to that the 2,755,731 in the Moment collection (from Flickr photographers) and these two collections represent 29% of the combined RM and RF collections currently on, and 41% of the RF collection alone.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the current number of images each brand has at Getty.

There are 21,019, 386 images in Getty’s Creative collection at the present time. Of these images 6,468.919 (30%) are RM and 14,550,467 (70%) are RF. The percentage of RF has been growing steadily over the last few years. Getty has made RF the default search of the Creative collection, is encouraging RM suppliers to convert their images to RF, and through Premium Access is licensing many of the RM images at exactly the same prices as RF.

In its Creative Collection Getty has 111 RM brands and 119 RF brands. Sixteen of the RM brands and 16 of the RF are wholly owned by Getty. In these cases, they pay royalties to image creators directly. These brands have combined image totals of 3,380,320 RM (52% of the total) and 7,809,145 RF (53% of the total.) Thus, a little under 50% of the images have been supplied by other stock agencies or production companies.

Below, I have listed in separate columns the RM and RF agencies and the number of images each has in the collection. Thirty-one of the listed brands have images in both the RM and RF collections. The brands that are wholly owned by Getty have an X in the column by their number.

Rights Managed RM Whole   Royalty Free RF Whole
    Owned       Owned 2,786     ABSODELS 15,861  
ABSODELS 4,562     Alloy 52,110 X
AFP Creative 3,787     amana images 156,538  
age fotostock 96,872     arabianEye 5,251  
All Canada Photos 89,180     ArtBox Images RF 4,572  
Allsport Concepts 2,584 X   Asia Selects 10,508  
Altrendo 2,332     AsiaPix 24,148  
amana images 82,651     Aurora Open 24,651  
America 24-7 1,847     Best View Stock 30,953  
arabianEye 47,601     beyond fotomedia 10,433  
Arcaid Images 29,797     Blend Images 192,242  
Archive Photos 31,893     Bloomberg Creative Photos 1,686  
Art Images 1,154     BLOOMimage 39,477  
Asia Images 8,029     blue jean images 46,302  
Aurora 40,891     Brand X Pictures 37,022 X
AWL Images 142,621     Caiaimage 31,954  
Axiom Photographic Agency 19,387     Chic Sketch 119  
Bettmann 3,436 X   Collection Mix: Subjects 82,535  
Biosphoto 32,749     Conde Nast Lifestyle 0  
Blend Images 3,329     Corbis 326,489 X
Bloomberg Creative Photos 0     Corbis Unreleased 5,420 X
Canopy 56,997 X   CSA Images 28,609  
Car Culture ® Collection 9,863     Cultura 193,609  
CGIBackgrounds 5,336     Design Pics 72,330  
China Span 10,179     Dex Image 16,994  
Collection Mix: Subjects 7,221     DigitalVision 184,845 X
Conde Nast Collection 0     DigitalVision Vectors 831,786 X
Contour Style 40,270     DisabilityImages 10,961  
Corbis 232,292 X   Dorling Kindersley RF 19,130  
Corbis Documentary 596,008 X   E+ 2,038,528 X
Corbis Historical 6 X   Evok Images 843  
Cultura Exclusive 27,108     EyeEm 3,482,166  
Da Vinci Codex Atlanticus 2,238     EyeEm Premium 12,132  
De Agostini Picture Library 285,676     F1online 93,145  
Discovery Channel Images 4,386     Foap 111,625  
Dorling Kindersley 80,252     Folio Images 16,233  
EyeEm RM 0     Foodcollection 60,975  
F1online 11,628     Fotosearch 98,433  
First Light 61,170     fStop 44,268  
Folio Images 6,346     Fuse 4,268 X
Fototrove 1,138     Gallo Images ROOTS RF 34,384  
Gallo Images 174,726     GeoNova Maps 1,154  
Genuine Japan 0     Glowimages 53,200  
Glow 30,689     Gulfimages 5,788 70,284     Hero Images 49,137  
Historic Map Works 42,074     HEX 3,065  
Hola Images 1,741     Hola Images 6,889  
Hulton Archive 44,690 X
  Hoxton 3,410  
Iconica 40,222 X   Image Source 118,622  
Ikon Images 13,704     imageBROKER 89,481  
Illustration Works 8,073     Imagemore 27,309  
imageBROKER 49,406     Imagenavi 70,147  
Images Bazaar 13,025     Imagewerks Japan 9,330  
Imagezoo 1,961     Imagezoo 21,778  
ImaZinS 579     ImaZinS 4,132  
Johner Images 2,459     IndiaPicture 26,839  
LatinContent 2,014     Ingram Publishing 9,519  
Lonely Planet Images 781,392 X   Inmagineasia 9,279  
LOOK 66,834     iStock 0 X
Minden Pictures 115,789     iStock Unreleased 118,529 X
Mint Images 4,420     iStock Unreleased + 0 X
Moment 187,870 X   Ivary 7,231 X
Moment Select 13,068 X   IZA Stock 6,348  
Moment Unreleased 602 X   Johner Images RF 69,966  
Mondadori Portfolio 11,373     Juice Images 72,282  
National Geographic 137,452     LatinContent 2,114  
National Geographic Magazines 58,086     Lonely Planet RF 0 X
Nativestock 1,457     Loop Images 1,860  
Nature Picture Library 16,168     Luxy 3,688  
Nordic Photos 7,035     Maskot 28,354  
NYonAir 0 11,901  
Oxford Scientific 62,038     MILATAS 9,047  
Panoramic Images 55,475     Mint Images RF 24,117  
Passage 42,058     MITO images 2,385  
Perspectives 113,604     MIXA 36,934  
Photographer's Choice 257,390 X   Moment 1,054,230 X
Photolibrary 519,124 X   Moment Mobile 44,842 X
Photonica 18,638 X   Moment Open 1,361,997 X
Photonica World 11,569 X   Moment Unreleased 93,122 X
Photononstop 53,981     National Geographic 108,748  
Picture Press 45,845     Nordic Life 0  
Popperfoto 2,295     OJO Images 53,736 X
Publisher Mix 0     OJO+ 3,866 X
Refinery29 1,010     ONOKY 25,495  
Retrofile 2,363 X   Passage Unreleased 4,546  
Riser 1,918 X   PhotoAlto Agency RF 83,723  
robertharding 96,855     Photodisc 610,017 X
RooM 1,693     Photographer's Choice RF 201,654 X
SambaPhoto 7,021     Photononstop 5,245  
Science Faction 21,350     Photosindia 34,096  
Science Photo Library 9,256     PictureIndia 121  
Science Source 97,651     Pixta 718  
Stock4B 23,674     Publisher Mix 11,080  
StockFood Creative 36,872     Purestock 33,026  
Stone 79,558 X   Radius Images 33,712  
SuperStock 38,906     Redchopsticks 10,351  
Taxi 63,040 X   Retrofile RF 12,962 X
Taxi Japan 16,306 X   RooM 36,344  
The Image Bank 495,937 X   Rubberball Productions 35,324  
The LIFE Picture Collection 11,970     Science Photo Library 74,910  
Topic Images 31,918     Score by Aflo 34,342  
Universal Images Group 60,110     Silkroad images 163  
Untitled X-Ray 2,932     Sino Images 42,365  
UpperCut Images 8,249 777  
View Stock 5,665     STOCK4B-RF 12,650  
VisitBritain 67,496     Stockbyte 669,666 X
Visuals Unlimited 31,857     Stockbyte Unreleased 10,144 X
WaterFrame 38,389     Stocktrek Images 26,582  
Westend61 25,192     Tetra images 93,174  
WIN-Initiative 19,069     TongRo Images 61,975  
Yann Arthus-Bertrand 7,850     UFO RF 4,890  
        UpperCut Images 19,752  
        Vetta 86,681 X
        View Stock 46,224  
        VisitBritain 0  
        VStock 4,489  
        Westend61 211,059  
        XiXinXing 5,979  
        ZZVE Illustrations 6,251  

Copyright © 2017 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

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