27 Sep 2007 Contribute to Jupiterimages

StockXpertStockXpert 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?!”

2 Comments
  • Ivan Parr
    Posted at 04:17h, 05 June Reply

    Hello, I am a nature photographer who would like to sell my photos through Jupiter. Please let me know how I might complete this step.

    Thanks,
    Ivan

    • Lee Torrens
      Posted at 20:23h, 05 June Reply

      Hi Ivan, this post was back in 2007 and the company has since undergone some major changes, including a change of owner and the closure of the StockXpert part of the business. Subsequently this opportunity is no longer available. You’ll need to seek out opportunities with other agencies, though it might pay to look for agencies who specialize in your topic. Nature, as a subject, is not high on the priorities for many of the larger libraries.

      -Lee

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