KerinF Posted February 15, 2015 Share Posted February 15, 2015 I noticed for the first time this morning that Snapwire have started distributing images through Alamy. There are 4 or 5 of mine that are also already for sale directly through Alamy, which I am not exactly thrilled about. ***Snapwire do have a "premium" collection which are exclusive and, in that case, I might be OK about the arrangement (I think I remember reading an old thread along these lines about AGE Fotostock?). But now I am effectively competing against myself by having the same images available for sale twice on Alamy (which must also be annoyng for customers seeing duplicates) I appreciate that Snapwire's terms allow them to distribute through partner channels. However, I am surprised that they have not communicated anything to contributors about distributing through an agency as big as Alamy. It seems highly likely that there would be a reasonable number of people who contribute images to both, resulting in duplicated images. Personally, I would just like to be able to opt out of Snapwire's Alamy arrangement, but will remove the overlap images from Snapwire if that's the only option (assuming that they will then also be removed from Alamy) Anyhow, I don't know how many others this might effect, but thought I would flag it. I suspect it will mostly impact Stockimo contributors more than standard Alamy contributors, since Snapwire also strongly targets mobile photographers. ***EDIT - well, I'll be darned. Should have investigated more before posting. It seems that the images I am concerned about have at some stage been designated "Premium" at Snapwire, weeks or sometimes even months after initially uploading. In the meantime, or maybe even before submitting to Snapwire, they had already been loaded elsewhere. Or (bizarrely) there seems to be one copy non-exclusive (Select) and one exclusive (Premium). Since I had turned off notifications, because I just can't abide any more email spam, I hadn't noticed. So I guess this means that it must just be Premium images only, which removes my initial gripe. Still inconvenient and irksome to have to go back through images many weeks later and work out where there might be an exclusivity conflict. Think I will be going through and removing all "Premium" images from Snapwire and stick with Alamy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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