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Post Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Hi guys,

I've been having some trouble with Getty and would like to sell my work with other stock agency. Do you have any recomendations?

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Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:35 pm
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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Very hard market to make coin these days... Some people have success... try pond5 they give 50% of sales and you set your own price

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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
I see there's a huge difference in prices comparing to Getty. Is it because pond5 is more like microstock?

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No idea sorry, thats the only one i use

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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
leandroprz wrote:
I see there's a huge difference in prices comparing to Getty. Is it because pond5 is more like microstock?

Yes.


Fri May 17, 2013 12:48 am
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Try http://alamy.com/ they only had 8 million photos in 2008 when I joined. Now a monster with 36+ million. You will need at least 1000 images to get some returns for your effort. Best of luck.

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Fri May 17, 2013 10:28 pm
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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Thanks for the suggestion. I like that better, I'm not comfortable with microstock sites.

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Sat May 18, 2013 12:17 pm
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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Similar thing here for me.

I've been invited to put stuff up on Getty but I'm still unsure and just this week I've been asked to join a new company called Nimia. Anyone ever heard of them?


Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:25 am
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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
http://www.timeframehd.com/
they are a new start-up that is time-lapse specific high quality only stock house, they give 60%. I am considering adding them to my representation portfolio.
I use footagebank.com out of California, Paula has lots of experience and contacts and gives 50% but the clips sell for more.
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:40 am
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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Javashrine wrote:
Similar thing here for me.

I've been invited to put stuff up on Getty but I'm still unsure and just this week I've been asked to join a new company called Nimia. Anyone ever heard of them?


I joined Nimia one month ago and it was love at first sight. Their platform is currently in beta, but it is fast and very well designed. I started uploading 4K clips with 10 bit ProRes HQ codec and it was a quite smooth experience. I love the idea that I can sell my work at its best quality and that I can choose the license I want on a per clip basis, from expensive RM boutique to low cost royalty free. It's lovely that I can download all my clips and I like the producer page with its own search engine, this is mine:
https://app.nimia.com/profile/gantico?referrer=gantico

They are selecting high quality content and they have already attracted cool production houses like Brain Farm (The Art of flight), Helio collective or the Upthink Lab. Established and respected timelapsers, like Andrew Walker to name one, are constantly joining it and they seem to appreciate the platform as much as me. Royalties are honest but sustainable: 50% for exclusive content, 35% for multiagency, 90% for direct sales (they require the subscription to one of their plans).

On the short term they might not be making big numbers like competitors on the market from many years, but they are surely innovating and building a future proof platform. If they keep attracting producers that upload outstanding and unique content, they might end up in a very interesting niche and see their marketplace rising some serious sales. The current direction seems promising.

The only odd part in my experience with Nimia is that when you upload a video you see in your cloud stats that the free space is getting consumed. You will not be able to upload anything else when the 5GB cap is reached and it is a bit confusing that they offer you to upgrade the space, but that it's not actually required. After the uploads get approved for the marketplace the free space gets back to 5GB. Maybe that was intended to prevent people saturating the upload cue...

I can only recommend trying and considering Nimia, it will take 5 minutes to register and start playing:
https://app.nimia.com?referrer=gantico


PS
I really can't believe that Getty is still asking people to fill excel files and to send hard disks to their office, not to mention lower royalties, no flexibility in choosing licenses, no plans for 4K...

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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
Plus, they want 70% of my sale?


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Post Re: Any good alternative to Getty Images?
I've started a new thread for discussions relating to Nimia.

http://forum.timescapes.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=11975

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