Here’s a thread gaining momentum on the Shutterstock Contributors forum: National Trust Properties images removed.
Shutterstock: “On August 27 we received a message from National Trust Properties to remove all images containing their properties from the Shutterstock libraries. These images cannot be resubmitted as editorial and all future images of National Trust Properties will be rejected.
If you had National Trust Properties images in your portfolio and are currently seeing less images available, it was most likely due to this removal. An email about the removal was sent out but may not have been delivered to your inbox by accident, we apologize for the inconvenience ”
One Shutterstock contributor comments: ‘Have just had clarification from the National Trust on this and so long as you are on a public right of way, you are within your rights to take photographs for commercial use of National Trust land/property.
It’s a shame no one stands up to them, they are silly really and it would be more beneficial to them if they struck a deal with stock agencies and took a small cut of sales instead of being heavy handed.’
…..Follow this here
This could be a major problem for some specialist (and a few of the big) picture libraries. Have you had a note from NT? – email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
• National Trust Visitor FAQ’s covers photography
• Great guide here from Shutterstock Known Image Restrictions – Places & Landmarks
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Enjoyed this simple stock photo promo which dropped into the PAN email this week from Architectural and Home lifestyle photo agency EWA Stock – a fresh look on their content, ‘Cut Outs’ – have a search around here
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Another fresh drill-down on a stock collection this time from London based Architectural & Interiors photo library Arcaid Images – the full promo email dropped into the PAN news desk. This one worked well ‘Trains and boats and planes…‘
Had this PR into PAN a few weeks ago and just had another look – great selection! – on the Shutterstock blog content marketing manager Sarah Maloy has selected 40 images from the 40 million now available.
’40 million images added to the Shutterstock collection! To celebrate, we’ve curated a stunning selection of imagery for you to explore. From Asian landscapes to wild-animal closeups to underwater wonders, these 40 incredible images are all available on Shutterstock, captured by contributors from all across the globe….’
View Sarah’s selection here: 40 Images That Will Change Your Perception of Stock
Stock photo agency Alamy reached 50 million images online this week.
Rachel Wakefield, head of sales, said: “Our growing collection delivers a great competitive advantage, with lots of great new content being added all the time our collection continues to offer the depth and breadth our customers are looking for.”
• Alamy’s first collection was IMAGINA Photography, and it now represents over 600 agencies
• Alamy’s content is supplied by a network of 130,000 photographers
Berlin based microstock photo agency Picsastock have release an App for Andriod phones. This follows the iPhone App launched in Feb this year – here’s that PAN report
The Android app features:
• Speed-Upload from up tp 50 images at the same time
• Beautiful presentation of pics in the user gallery and search website
• endless „inspiration loop“
• precise and quick color search
• simple import from Instagram, 500px, Flickr and Dropbox
• push-notification for each sale
Premium factual content producer and distributor Barcroft Media has made a series of experienced executive, editorial and production hires ahead of Barcroft TV’s forthcoming move into providing long form video content and the launch of new online video channels. On FootageNews.com now
Singapore based royalty-free stock animation, video footage agency MotionElements has announced the launch of its improved search engine featuring new powerful visual similarity search technology to help stock media buyers find relevant content faster. On FootageNews.com now