MircoV Posted December 11, 2014 Share Posted December 11, 2014 Hello everyone, Yesterday i had a chance to have a chat with a person that works in the publishing sector. He mentioned that they purchase images from agencies like Alamy, Corbis and so on and also from Microstock. I just asked a simple nerd question why there are people out there that prefer to get a much more expensive license from Alamy and co over microstock. He explained me that there are two kind of needs. The one is clients that doesn't care much about originality and just want to have a cheap solution for imaging and therefore choose for microstock. The other client has a need for an image that is more exclusive or only used by them. This clients have much to spend. This is possible with RM images. These images are not that spread over the internet like Microsock. Also with microstock there is no chance to request a exclusive use since the image could be already licensed by hundreds of other costumers with unlimited time of use. Would you like to publish your own book with an cover photo that is also used by thousands other companies? So shortly the message was there will be always a market for traditional stock photos for companies or publishers that want to be original as possible. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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