Getty initiative riles photographers - BJP

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Tony Polson, Sep 20, 2007.

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    Tony Polson Guest

    "Facing tough competition in the market for pictures used online,
    Getty Images has devised a new licencing model - and photographers
    don't like it, reports Diane Smyth.

    "Groups representing more than 12,000 professional photographers are
    urging Getty Images to drop rights-managed images from its new $49
    'web use' licence.

    "The offer, launched on 11 September, features images from virtually
    all of Getty's collections at 72dpi for just $49, or £39 in the UK.
    Royalty-free images have already been made available for one-year
    periods under the new licence, but Getty plans to add rights-ready and
    rights-managed images in the coming weeks, plans which photographers
    and their representatives have met with outrage.

    "The UK's Association of Photographers has joined with the Stock
    Artists Alliance, the American Society of Media Photographers, the
    Advertising Photographers of America, the Editorial Photographers and
    the Canadian Association of Photographers to write to Getty, urging
    the organisation to drop right-managed and rights-ready collections
    from the web licence deal."


    For the rest of this excellent article, please go to:

    http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=469019

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    Tony Polson, Sep 20, 2007
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    just bob Guest

    reading their website:

    Q. Is this a new product?

    A. Yes, the 500KB 72 dpi file is a new size. Please note that 500KB is an
    estimate and depends on a few variables such as color versus black and
    white.

    How come these guys don't work in pixels? It's for the web, right? Why not
    say max size will be 400 pixels, or whatever?
     
    just bob, Sep 20, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I agree that's strange but that number is about right for 400 pixel wide
    tif files... assuming the end user might want to do a little cropping,
    resizing and choose their own compression. In that case that's a rather
    small file size but most web images outside of photo galleries are well
    under 400 pixels and that makes it completely useless for magazines.
     
    Paul Furman, Sep 21, 2007
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