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« on: June 06, 2024, 12:54 »
Got an email from EyeEm today which says they resume the distribution to iStock/Getty.

I've had no sales since they were acquired by Freepik. Somehow EyeEm content should also sell through Freepik without commission loss if I understood it right, but I've seen no sales so far.

The distribution to iStock/Getty might bring some life in earnings at EyeEm again, if previous selected partner content gets distributed.
No idea how they will handle duplicates though. Most of my stuff there is available via personal account, and I already noticed some duplicates via Wirestock.

This is the mail:

Hi there,

Were excited to share some fantastic news. Starting in June, we will resume the distribution of our best images to Getty Images and iStock.

You're now part of a community that not only creates engaging visuals on a global scale but also benefits from:

A 50/50 revenue share for all photographers so that all hard work is equally rewarded.
New opportunities to expand your audience and increase sales, thanks to Freepik and Getty Images as our new distribution partners.
A new licensing deal through machine learning, providing another revenue stream for your images.
Significant increases in photo sales since October 2023, with continued efforts to boost your earnings.
But this is just a taste of what weve been working on this year. There's much more to come as we aim to make our community happier and stronger with:

More EyeEm Missions to give you new opportunities to show and share your talent.
Higher partner image distribution to increase your visibility and sales.
Stricter signup rules to prevent spammers and unauthorized content.
Continuous improvements based on your feedback for a fully bug-free experience.
Thanks for being part of our community and sharing your thoughts with us. We're excited about what's ahead and can't wait to achieve great things together with you.

Your EyeEm Team
« Last Edit: June 06, 2024, 12:57 by Roscoe »

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2024, 09:30 »
Wow, you can get 50% of the commission that you would have earned by uploading them to IS, yourself?  :o Thank You EyeEm.

« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2024, 16:49 »
Is it worth upload to them. ?

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 02:11 »
Is it worth upload to them. ?

No. It was in the past, when direct sales were not very uncommon, and the partner program with Adobe and Getty brought in some extra money too. All-in-all it was worthwhile having it as a small additional agency.
I've had no sales since bankruptcy and since Freepik took over, and I'm also not uploading to them anymore. I still have my historical portfolio there, so let's see where it goes.

@pete, I honestly don't know how iStock/Getty handles the partner collections. I maintain my personal account there, and indeed it makes no sense to upload via a distributor. But I've seen images being accepted in a partner collection which are also in my private account. I guess the difference is that these are Getty collections, and my personal account is on iStock. I've also noticed in the past that images from the EyeEm collection can get significant higher commissions. How it all works? I don't know, I just took the money ;-)



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