View source for Microstock Acronyms
* BM - Best Match * BME - Best Month Ever * BMY - Best Month this Year * BYE - Best Year Ever * BS - [[BigStock]] * DL - Download * DLS - Downloads * DP - [[DepositPhotos]] * DT - [[Dreamstime]] * FAA - [FineArtAmerica]] * FP - [[FeaturePics]] * FT - [[Fotolia]] * GI - [[Getty Images]] * IS - [[iStockPhoto]] * LCV - Low Commercial Quality (common rejection reason) * OD - '''On Demand''' is another license from [Shutterstock] where buyers get more expensive plans (less downloads for buyers for more $, like 10 downloads for 10$ per example) * MSG - [[MicrostockGroup]] * PD - [[PhotoDune]] * PP - Partner Program (often referring to iStock's partner program) * RF - [[Royalty Free]] * RM - [[Rights Managed]] * RPD - Return per Download * RPI - Return per Image or Revenue per Image (often quoted in monthly figures, sometimes yearly) * RPM - Return per Month or Revenue per Month * SOD - '''Single & Other Downloads''' is a license at [Shutterstock] (can go from around 90 cents to 120$), pretty much it can be a one time license or for sensitive use * Subs - Short for subscriptions. A buyer pays a monthly fee and is allowed to download X number of images per day or month with no further fees. Photographers are generally paid low amounts when an image is licensed through a sub-sale (average $0.20-$.30). The low royalties are often counter balanced by very high sales numbers. * SS - [[Shutterstock]] * WME - Worst Month Ever * WMY - Worst Month of the Year
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