Dreamstime launched their new level schedule for image pricing. The new prices went live at the end of April. Below is a image of the new chart classification comparing the 2011 levels with the 2012 levels. Sign up here.
In short terms, what will happen starting tomorrow is that new files
will be automatically allocated to level 1, instead of level 0. All
existent files that have downloads will shift with one level up. New
files (or existent files) that didn't sell for more than 24 months will
be level 0.
In order to keep the royalties the same, we had to
decrease them one per level. Because files went up one level they will
actually bring you the same royalties, with the only drawback being that
level 5 files have seen a cut. I hope this to be minimal though, thanks
to the decrease in the number of downloads required (25 from 50d.). We
have decided to keep the same royalties structure for subscriptions, as
well as for exclusive contributors .
change expects to bring an average of 15-20% increase in contributors
revenue, with higher values for new or lower sized portfolios.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 Megapixel Body Only Digital SLR 5169B001