Feeling somewhat let down in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted June 19, 2015 The impression I get from Duncan's post Pearl and John is that by converting to RF he can then sell in places that require RF and get better prices at these agencies. Might be wrong with that mind. Yes David, I got that bit thanks but what I don't get is why Duncan thinks the buyers will come here at all if they can buy the same images for micro prices elsewhere. At the moment the deal he is objecting to only applies to certain mags. Another buyer might pay a much higher price. A couple of years ago I uploaded an image of a cup of tea. I did deliberate as to whether it should be RF or RM but eventually opted for RM even though most of the completion was RF.. It sold for $3600 which would never have happened as RF. Pearl It doesn't matter how much it sold for, frankly that's for the ego. It's how much it would make over it's stock shelf life and that's the figure from both areas of stock that matters. The RPI per image will tell you that and you may very well be surprised at the result. Buyers tend, at mags especially, to be limited in the agencies they use. They won't hold accounts at every place they can get images suitable for them. This is a business and if the OP can get more per image elsewhere using a different license, the answer's pretty obvious. Times are changing and being stuck with a business model that used to work and maybe doesn't any longer require changes, if business is the goal. True. Slightly off topic but I have to say I'm finding footage a real interesting area at the moment. Just dipping toes in now but the potential (and fun factor) seems great. I think we need to prepare for an age of high internet speeds and cheap storage that means footage clips will become mainstream.