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Microstock in sintesi – Febbraio 2010

Microstock at a glance February 10, Google translation IT–>EN

Microstock in sintesi – Febbraio 2010

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Il mese che si è appena concluso è stato dominato dalle azioni di riassetto operate da Getty Images all’interno della propria galassia. Come sospettato da molti, Stockxpert ha cessato la normale operatività, chiudendo gli uploads ed i downlods diretti, invitando contributors e clienti ad iscriversi ad iStock; questi ultimi possono trasferire i crediti residui su iStock. I fotografi invece possono  mettere il proprio portafoglio “congelato” a disposizione per il rinnovato portale micro di Getty dedicato agli abbonamenti, ThinkStockPhotos. E’ il lancio di Thinkstock l’altra grossa novità, un sito che si propone di fare concorrenza al leader in ambito subscriptions, Shutterstock, proponendo formule di abbonamento “casualmente” identiche ed a pari costo: “25 immagini al giorno/750 immagini al mese” per 195$. Thinkstock distribuirà foto provenienti da iStock, da collezioni Getty, da Jupiterimages  e da altre agenzie del gruppo, forzando ulteriormente la direzione verso l’indifferenzazione tra RF tradizionale e microstock. In merito a questa tendenza in atto, vi consiglio di leggere l’articolo scritto da Rahul Pathak di Lookstat del quale potete trovare una mia traduzione. Coloro che hanno aderito su iStock – Opt-in to Partner Program / Partecipa al programma partner – alla distribuzione per abbonamento delle proprie foto, possono verificare la presenza su Thinkstock ricercando per ‘Nome Cognome’. Coloro invece che hanno aderito a tale opzione sia su iStock che su SXP, in una prossima fase dovrebbero trovare anche le foto di SXP, “epurate” dai doppioni e distribuite con l’etichetta Hemera (altra agenzia del gruppo, non si vede nemmeno più  la homepage, si viene rediretti a http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/home/transition).

Shutterstock supera la ragguardevole barriera di 10 milioni di immagini in catalogo: potete vedere la storica foto ed il printscreen della homepage subito dopo il fatidico superamento nel post Shutterstock Image Library Hits 10 Million Images. Inoltre propone una application per Facebook, analoga a quella vista per Dreamstime, che permette, manualmente o in automatico, di postare le ultime immagini accettate e/o vendute (avevamo già visto un prodotto analogo dedicato a twitter).

Pixmac ha operato una campagna per aiutare organizzazioni umanitarie operanti ad Haiti, invitando i propri fotografi ad aderire all’iniziativa “Pixmac Pictures of Hope from the Heart for Haiti” consistente nel donare le commissioni ricevute  tra il 14 ed il 17 Febbraio. Pixmac in egual modo ha rinunciato alla propria commissione con conseguente donazione del 100% del prezzo di vendita. Presto Vi fornirò i risultati consuntivi dell’operazione in un post dedicato.

Vivozoom ha lanciato il proprio blog blog.vivozoom.com, tra le altre cose invitando gli ex clienti di SXP a passare a Vivozoom con uno sconto di ingresso del 50%.

Fotolia ha modificato il valore monetario del credito passando a 1,2$ / 1,2€ / 1£ ingenerando una vivace discussione tra i contributors. Tyler Olsen sul blog di microstockgroup ha sviscerato i numeri per verificare l’impatto di tale cambiamento nelle varie situazioni e divise: Fotolia, Credits and Commissions – what’s all the fuss about?.

Fotolia e Audiomicro diventano partner nell’ambito della fornitura di contenuti  (rispettivamente immagini e audio) su Flixtime, un sito che permette di creare video di qualità, gratis fono a 60 secondi di durata, in modo simile a quanto si può fare con Animoto. Flixtime permette anche di usare contenuti propri.

iSyndica ha annunciato un taglio dei prezzi con la possibilità di abbonamento annuale; ha inoltre aggiunto nuove features alla gestione del catalogo. I dettagli nel post iSyndica slashes prices dove potete vedere anche un grafico a torta della suddivisone dei guadagni tra le varie agenzie, basato sul totale degli utilizzatori di iSyndica (il riferimento temporale è Year to Date, cioè dall’inizio dell’anno sino al momento dell’osservazione).

Panthermedia rinnova completamente la veste grafica del sito migliorandone la fruibilità e potenziando la ricerca, i dettagli nel post  Microstock Agency PantherMedia introduces New Website with Fresh Ideas.

Infine, da non perdere, la guida dedicata al microstock per fotografi già conoscitori del mercato stock RM/RF, scritta dal team di Lookstat e disponibile, previa iscrizione, al seguente indirizzo https://www.lookstat.com/guides/microstock_for_rm_rf.html.

Microstock in sintesi – Febbraio 2010 is a post from My Stock Photography sponsored by DepositPhotos

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