27 Sep 2007 Contribute to Jupiterimages
StockXpert have today announced a new distribution channel providing anyone the opportunity to contribute to Jupiterimages. Anyone who has been a registered and approved contributor at StockXpert for more than three months, that is.
The announcement completes the circle for all three large stock photography companies drawing talent from microstock into the traditional stock photo market. Getty Images created the opportunity when it purchased iStockphoto in 2006 and Corbis did so when it created SnapVillage earlier this year.
The program is called SXPress and the collection accepting contributions, one of their more established ones, is Dynamic Graphics. They’re accepting both photographs and illustrations, but they must be exclusive. Photos must be 55MB and illustrations must be vectors. Rejected images will still be eligible for non-exclusive distribution at StockXpert.
Application is by email, and the process will be a lot more personal than at StockXpert. Details at the special SXPress page.
Like other recent events in stock photo industry pricing, this further closes the gap between microstock and traditional stock. Not only do the three largest stock photography companies own microstock agencies, they now all have established channels to take microstock contributors into the traditional world. This is not lost on StockXpert: “the macro guys are coming over here, so why not show you can compete with them on their own turf too?!”