So Fotolia is at it again...yes, pissing off their contributors. They are now allowing high-res images to be downloaded via the cheap subscriptions. This is all great and dandy for the customer, but a hit in the pocket book for the photographers. I am sure they will loose some major photographer accounts, but overall will not be as badly affected. They are giving an opt out option for exclusive photographers only. Read the good news below:
NEW YORK, NY, July 27, 2009 – When a membership of over one million speaks; Fotolia listens. The result: Fotolia is the first microstock company to launch a premium subscription plan, which gives members all-inclusive main collection access to high resolution vectors and images, and high definition videos. Fotolia users now have millions of reliable videos, vectors, and images at their fingertips for as little as $249/month.
Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and president of Fotolia, LLC, explains, “We made downloading high-definition videos along with high resolution images and vectors easy for our customers by simply introducing a plan that makes these highly demanded files accessible and affordable.”
The client’s ability to customize the premium subscription plan is what sets it apart from other competitive options. Subscriptions range from monthly to yearly commitments and can include unlimited users. Options for subscribers range from 25 to 250 royalty-free downloads/day. Fotolia's premium subscription is simply the best access plan to high-resolution photos, vectors, and HD videos.
More than one-million people have signed up for free on Fotolia to access affordable, royalty-free images, vectors, and videos. Fotolia, LLC was the first worldwide microstock organization to offer members access to both professional and crowd-sourced image contributions. Based in New York City, Fotolia spans the globe with websites in 10 languages and offices in 11 countries. With over six-million images to choose from: Find it on Fotolia.