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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: kat on September 12, 2010, 09:18

Title: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: kat on September 12, 2010, 09:18
Hi everyone, I am a buyer and seller at iStock. I personally don't know what I will do after this change occurs, but I want to know where we can find your images if you leave iStock. I work at a company that buys around $10,000+ iStock images a year and we select them months in advance. If we suddenly find an image missing on their site, what other sites will have them? Thanks!
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 09:20
Check out my links below. I can also be found on SS, DT, BigStock, Veer and StockFresh.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: rubyroo on September 12, 2010, 09:21
You could take a look at Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Veer and Stockfresh - Stockfresh is very new but growing and many of us feel some loyalty to the owners as they used to run the much-loved StockXpert before Getty took it over.  They have a firm policy of fair commissions for artists.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: traveler1116 on September 12, 2010, 09:24
If you buy travel images all my new ones will be going on Alamy as RM.  If the change goes forward on Jan. 1, 2011 then my images will be found spread out with Alamy taking all of my previous IS travel pictures as RF.  Shutterstock and 123RF will have my other images.  I will still not be supporting DT or FT unless they change their policies.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Nordlys on September 12, 2010, 09:25
Alamy.com host the worlds largest image collection with currently 20 million images, both RF and RM.

You will find many of the independent former istockers pictures there as well as a lot of other stuff.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 09:44
Alamy.com host the worlds largest image collection with currently 20 million images, both RF and RM.

You will find many of the independent former istockers pictures there as well as a lot of other stuff.

Please don't speak for "many of the former istockers." Speak only for yourself.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Nordlys on September 12, 2010, 09:48
Alamy.com host the worlds largest image collection with currently 20 million images, both RF and RM.

You will find many of the independent former istockers pictures there as well as a lot of other stuff.

Please don't speak for "many of the former istockers." Speak only for yourself.

I helped a pretty number of people to at good start at Alamy, so whats the problem?
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 09:53
Alamy.com host the worlds largest image collection with currently 20 million images, both RF and RM.

You will find many of the independent former istockers pictures there as well as a lot of other stuff.

Please don't speak for "many of the former istockers." Speak only for yourself.

I helped a pretty number of people to at good start at Alamy, so whats the problem?

Not what the thread is about. Re-read the OP. The question is where can they find YOUR port if you leave IS.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: danhowl on September 12, 2010, 10:07

Not what the thread is about. Re-read the OP. The question is where can they find YOUR port if you leave IS.

I did.  It seems to me that you are applying overly rigorous parameters that are not found in the OP.  He offered an answer to the question and additional information.  Perfectly acceptable on a public forum.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 10:09
Acceptable to you, but, I never found out where Nordlys's photos might be found, should he/she leave istock.  :)
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Nordlys on September 12, 2010, 10:11
We could set up a thread where people thats has left IS, can post their pseudonymes, and on what sites, they now can be found?
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Nordlys on September 12, 2010, 10:14
Personally, my old nick was Asist, and my images can be found at:

Alamy
Canstock
Dreamstime
Fotolia
Shutterstock
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 10:16
Personally, my old nick was Asist, and my images can be found at:

Alamy
Canstock
Dreamstime
Fotolia
Shutterstock

Perfect, thanks.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 10:17
You could take a look at Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Veer and Stockfresh - Stockfresh is very new but growing and many of us feel some loyalty to the owners as they used to run the much-loved StockXpert before Getty took it over.  They have a firm policy of fair commissions for artists.

Where will your images be, rubyroo?
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Eireann on September 12, 2010, 10:18
Hi there Kat,
thanks for taking the time to post here :)
(This is not about my images, I don't matter, you won't be looking for me. This is about Fair-Trade and respect for contributing artists).
Could you please give us a hand and have a look at the agencies that pay us a fairer commission? Whenever you can, from time to time ...
I would recommend supporting sites like Dreamstime, Veer, Shutterstock and possibly a new comer, by designers for designers, GraphicLeftovers (unfortunately no model releases there yet)?

They're easy to deal with, prices are fair, solid collections, top Customer Support and unlike Getty, they treat artists with more respect.  
Give them a chance, if you can :) It can make a difference :)
Thank you!
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: disorderly on September 12, 2010, 10:18
My full portfolio (or as much as they'd accept):
Shutterstock
Fotolia
Dreamstime
123RF
BigStockPhoto
GraphicLeftovers

Still uploading:
Veer
DepositPhotos
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: Whiz on September 12, 2010, 10:20
I have links to all of the agencies I submit to on my website (bottom left of screen): http://jrtmedia.com/ (http://jrtmedia.com/)
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: rubyroo on September 12, 2010, 10:24
Where will your images be, rubyroo?

Hmmm... yes... I've rather shot myself in the foot by preferring to be incognito here in this respect  :D

TBH, I'm too wary of copycats to publish who I am here (not among the much loved regulars of course... but you never know who is looking in).  Perhaps I'm too much of a scaredy cat, but for the time being, I prefer not to say. 
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: lisafx on September 12, 2010, 10:51
I have referral links at the bottom of my post.  My images can be found there, and I sincerely hope you try out some of these other excellent sites, whether you use my links or not.  You will be surprised at the quality and scope of the collections at places like Fotolia, Dreamstime, and Shutterstock. 

I am also on Alamy, but I am hesitant to refer microstock buyers there.  Alamy is a great site to sell on.  Awesome customer service, and a few sales a month will add up to more than you can make on some of the lower end micros. 

However, a buyer that is used to paying $1 - $20 for an image in micro is not likely to want to pay a few hundred at Alamy instead.  For that reason I am mostly directing micro buyers to the other micro sites. 
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: cathyslife on September 12, 2010, 11:04
Where will your images be, rubyroo?

Hmmm... yes... I've rather shot myself in the foot by preferring to be incognito here in this respect  :D

TBH, I'm too wary of copycats to publish who I am here (not among the much loved regulars of course... but you never know who is looking in).  Perhaps I'm too much of a scaredy cat, but for the time being, I prefer not to say. 

No problem then.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: kat on September 12, 2010, 13:19
The company I work for has already purchased thousands of credits before this announcement, so we have to use them up. We purchase at other sites as well so we don't get all our images from iStock, but we do get a lot of them there. I have started looking at other sites for images for the second half of the project because I suspect what we have so far will use up the credits by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: lisafx on September 12, 2010, 17:17
The company I work for has already purchased thousands of credits before this announcement, so we have to use them up. We purchase at other sites as well so we don't get all our images from iStock, but we do get a lot of them there. I have started looking at other sites for images for the second half of the project because I suspect what we have so far will use up the credits by the end of the year.

Kat, I hope you won't mind if I copy this info into the "buyers bail" thread.  This is exactly the type of info it is good to have in one place for easy reference.  :)
Title: Re: Where else do you sell/where can we find your images if you leave iStock
Post by: azurelaroux on September 12, 2010, 19:38
My work is found on several sites. I'm azurelaroux on all except Alamy. There I'm Nancy Catherine Walker

Links to my portfolios can be found in the side bar of my blog - titled "Stock Photography"

http://azurelaroux.tumblr.com/ (http://azurelaroux.tumblr.com/)

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