03 Mar 2016 Getty to Close Veer – Suggests Contributors Apply to iStock

Getty Images has announced that they’re closing Veer.

The news comes as no surprise after their ‘non-purchase’ of Corbis, the Veer parent company.

They did the same with StockXpert after purchasing its parent, Jupiterimages back in 2008, and countless other traditional brands they’ve purchased over the years.

A note on the Veer website suggests both buyers and contributors look to iStock as a replacement.

That won’t be very effective for contributors as any contributor on Veer would also already be at iStock.

Veer clearly wasn’t a priority for Corbis over the past few years and was languishing, so won’t be missed by many.

But the microstock market is now that little bit smaller, unlike the traditional market, which, without Corbis, is a LOT smaller.

  • Robert Kneschke
    Posted at 08:50h, 03 March Reply

    I know some people who contributed to Veer, but not to iStock, myself included… 🙂

    • Lee Torrens
      Posted at 08:53h, 03 March Reply

      Yes, I figured there were a few who avoided iStock on philosophical differences, but didn’t think the quantity would be statistically significant. I also didn’t think there were any celebrity microstockers among them either! 😉

  • Steve Gibson
    Posted at 03:38h, 05 March Reply

    It’s interesting that they didn’t want to shelve the site keep the images as a collection to syndicate somewhere else – like they did with stockxpert (where I have images that still sell through thinkstock). I guess there were not all that many images on veer, or the thinkstock data tells them not to bother

  • Alexander Jemeljanov
    Posted at 10:25h, 21 March Reply

    Veer was generous giving upload bonuses. For me, sales are on Fotolia and Dreamstime level.
    It is weird that last week Veer surprised me with couple of Extended license sales just before going to “Close”.
    I will miss it and feel that situation on Veer was not that bad..

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