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Had this so called sale in today :

 

Rights Managed

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Editorial website
Industry sector: Travel & tourism
Image Size: Any size
Start: 10 August 2021
End: 10 August 2026
Editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity

 

How can an Rights Managed image be sold for in perpetuity ? and at such a low price of $3.35 ?

 

Things had got silly, but this is just ............

$ 3.35
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I'm afraid it can get worse than that; a lot worse. But I might feel better about giving a photo (rights) to someone or institution I appreciated rather than virtually gifting to some stranger who might not be to my liking. Of course the next sale might be a lot more substantial; that's the chance we take in this game.

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I had 2 identical sales to yours this morning Chris. Suspect the buyer got a special deal on a block purchase. As Robert said, let's hope that the next sale is far more substantial and that such sales do not become the 'new normal'.

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I haven't seen much difference between RM and RF at Alamy for a while now.  And yes, RM can go for a few cents now.

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I had one the other day for $1.74   I got 70 cents.

 

Allan

 

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Its not my first, by a long way, and I am use to the ups and downs of stock, but what concerned me is an RM sale for " in perpetuity "

 

Glad someone found it funny, ........strange world

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It's long past time that we had the facility to set a lower limit for what we're willing to accept as a fee to put a stop to these insults.

Phil

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4 hours ago, chris warren said:

Its not my first, by a long way, and I am use to the ups and downs of stock, but what concerned me is an RM sale for " in perpetuity "

Not to mention any size, multiple use, as well as in perpetuity. Seems pretty much unrestricted then...

 

Given this, how come Alamy think it's OK to restrict us (in the contract) so we can't sell images that are RM on Alamy as RF elsewhere? Seems like one rule for us and a different rule for them...

 

Mark

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I had a CT sale like this show up yesterday. Curiously, the same image had licensed (travel marketing package) for high-ish $$ a few days earlier. Even odder is that these are my only two sales reported so far this month. Can't help wondering if the two sales are related.

 

 

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Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial, Single use across website and/or digital publication such as E-book or PDF, any size, any placement, in perpetuity.
Media: Editorial website

 

$0.25

RM

FFS

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8 hours ago, CarlMillerPhotos said:

I'd put my .02 in, but that'd put me in the hole for the month.

I laughed but then realised how sadly true it is 😢

 

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17 hours ago, Number Six said:

I had 2 identical sales to yours this morning Chris. Suspect the buyer got a special deal on a block purchase. As Robert said, let's hope that the next sale is far more substantial and that such sales do not become the 'new normal'.

 

Yes, that's been happening for a long time now with large publishing media groups, Alamy offer a picture package per month of so many images for a flat fee, and regardless of how the images are used, they are all paid out at the same rate of whatever has been agreed, it's pretty standard with all stock libraries.

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20 hours ago, chris warren said:

Had this so called sale in today :

 

Rights Managed

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Editorial website
Industry sector: Travel & tourism
Image Size: Any size
Start: 10 August 2021
End: 10 August 2026
Editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity

 

How can an Rights Managed image be sold for in perpetuity ? and at such a low price of $3.35 ?

 

Things had got silly, but this is just ............

$ 3.35

 

Unfortunately Chris this is just the state of the stock industry right now, Image rates have been driven down by large rival stock libraries for over two decades, indeed, 

they aggressively tried buying up smaller stock agencies in the early 2000's trying to virtually monopolise the market, either that, or they would vastly undercut general stock rates to clients hopefully squeezing out the competition, indeed, I did here from a former agency where one particular well known agency would sell images virtually at a loss

to force their competition out! Also during that time, RF became more prolific as did micro stock.

 

However, their plan hasn't fully worked and what they have done is what you are seeing today, a lot of prices have been more or less driven into the floor by their ruthless

pursuit of profit and monopolising the market, and unfortunately Alamy have to respond with similar rates to compete it's as simple as that really.

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16 hours ago, jackietraveller said:

 

Anther was for 175 dollars so I still have the will to carry on uploading.

 

 

This ^^^^^^

 

Alan

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A new low for me last week.

$0.10 sale

Then Alamy took their cut, down to $0.04 for me

 

To rub salt in the wounds the sale is recorded as $0 on the main dashboard, recent sales - ouch!

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Yep. Understand and agree here.

Always rough with the smooth.... but the rough is very rough now 😁

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2 hours ago, Ace said:

Yep. Understand and agree here.

Always rough with the smooth.... but the rough is very rough now 😁

 

And there is more rough than smooth.

 

Allan

 

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On 11/08/2021 at 14:56, Allan Bell said:

I had one the other day for $1.74   I got 70 cents.

 

Allan

 

 

Just got another blighter.

 

Allan (ITMA)

 

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I rarely have had small amount sales but over the past couple weeks all have been $.  Like this one (note the last line that says inside or cover….,cover of a magazine for 1.82???) where my take was 1.82:

 

Rights Managed Country: United Kingdom
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronic
Print run: up to 500,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1 page
Start: 01 June 2021
End: 01 June 2026
Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover.
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