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.