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« on: September 08, 2015, 20:21 »
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When I submit images to GI, I cannot select whether it should goes under RF or RM. However, most of my accepted images are sold under RF, while others are under RM. Do you know on what basis GI categorise images into RF and RM?


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 01:58 »
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Number of similar pictures already available, production and concept/subject value.

« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 02:25 »
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I think 'op' is correct, most of the early images on a subject are categorized as RM even though most of them now goes as RF.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 02:30 by anathaya »

« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 05:46 »
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When I submit images to GI, I cannot select whether it should goes under RF or RM. However, most of my accepted images are sold under RF, while others are under RM. Do you know on what basis GI categorise images into RF and RM?

I think you can only choose when you are a house contributor. Not through Moment etc.

From the other images, I believe Getty is mostly putting images into RM where it's a great image but it contains some unreleased elements that would prohibit licensing as RF.

Given that the majority of sales today are happening as RF, it is commercially more attractive to have images offered as RF. While there can be huge sales through RM - licenses for $10,000 and more are being reported every now and then -, those big sales are distributed amongst a mass of million images and it's more like a lottery ticket. On the other hand you are losing most of the advertising sales with RM which on average sell at higher prices than editorial uses.

« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 06:00 »
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When I submit images to GI, I cannot select whether it should goes under RF or RM. However, most of my accepted images are sold under RF, while others are under RM. Do you know on what basis GI categorise images into RF and RM?

I think you can only choose when you are a house contributor. Not through Moment etc.

From the other images, I believe Getty is mostly putting images into RM where it's a great image but it contains some unreleased elements that would prohibit licensing as RF.

Given that the majority of sales today are happening as RF, it is commercially more attractive to have images offered as RF. While there can be huge sales through RM - licenses for $10,000 and more are being reported every now and then -, those big sales are distributed amongst a mass of million images and it's more like a lottery ticket. On the other hand you are losing most of the advertising sales with RM which on average sell at higher prices than editorial uses.

Correct!  you can only choose when you upload to the house. However I would imagine most photographers will upload as Royalty-free, selling much more often. Those giant sales of thousands and thousands, well once upon a time maybe but today they are few and far.


 

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