31 Aug 2008 This Month in Microstock – August 2008

News roundup for August 2008. No major breakthroughs, but plenty of forward momentum.

StockXpert turned photos.com inside out to keep StockXpert contributors happy with the connection.

Traditional stock photo agency ImageSource gave a second chance to their bottom 5% of “non-sellers, out of date and out of fashion material” by making them available via Fotolia’s Infinite Collection.

Fotolia joined the ranks of corporate-friendly microstock agencies with the launch of their corporate accounts services which complement their new subscription offerings. They also passed the 4 million images milestone.

Dreamstime reached out to the Czech and Slovak markets by partnering with Imagio.cz.

The microstock editorial market expanded with BigStockPhoto announcing they will soon accept editorial photos.

Shutterstock responded to the rest of the market adopting their business model with a smart adjustment which lets them compete for credit-based buyers while simultaneously raising contributor earnings. They also got a new logo:

Shutterstock Logo

  • CofkoCof
    Posted at 15:02h, 01 September Reply

    SS also introduced on demand sales, probably the most significant change in August.

    • Lee Torrens
      Posted at 15:59h, 01 September Reply

      I can’t believe I forgot to put that in! I’ve updated the post. Thanks.


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