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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 23:46 »
I wonder if they are one of the corporate clients that gets a massive discount.

« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2010, 08:20 »
Just to update this (I know it's been awhile) I just noticed that a TON of CNN articles are using ThinkStock.


This one has about 4 or 5 different TS photos.  While bad for the low payout is it good they used so many (and hopefully paid for the use) in ONE story?  With as many as they run, that is a good partner for TS to have (even if we wish it was IS, DT, FT or anyone else?)

With emphasis on "bad for the low payout".

« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2010, 11:09 »
While bad for the low payout is it good they used so many (and hopefully paid for the use) in ONE story? 

This is the whole point of microstock, isn't it? Low price = high volume. It's the founding principle.


« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 13:35 »
Lisa, there's a series on TLC about that subject.

Notice they don't even credit the photographer for the photo, only Thinkstock.

For all you Getty haters, the CNN site is full of images like this marked Getty Images, no credit to a photographer. Some pages have image courtesy / "someones name", some are Thinkstock no credit but the photos came from the wholly owned collections of Getty, not us. Contract deal with CNN no doubt. Another way to look at it. No one is missing a sale because there aren't any from other sources, except in an exclusive case where Getty or ThinkStock can't provide them.

I still say, everyone can remove all their images from IS partners and it's not going to change things one bit. We are not the value or important to the site. People need to understand that ThinkStock is nothing but a collection of old (stale?) collections that Getty markets as cheap subs.

Getting all upset and ranting about ThinkStock is a waste of energy. It's not a micro site, it's not fresh or new, it's just old stock shots, cheap. It's not going away either!


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