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The online photo-licensing companies have disrupted the traditional stock-art business, and more changes are afoot as Stocksy gets a new CEO, Getty ends its Flickr partnership, and more iPhone photo apps arrive.
A new entrant in the stock-image market seems likely to find a niche with a business model that returns more license revenue to photographers.
iStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone is trying again with the stock-art business -- this time with a startup focusing on photographers, not profits.
Bruce Livingstone, a pioneer of Internet-based stock-art sales, is launching a new venture even has his original company struggles with some disgruntled photographers.
A microstock's job is connecting customers with the right image among millions. By injecting color into photo discovery tool presentation of videos better, Shutterstock hopes to juice sales.
The global news service will offer licensing rights to original music provided by Audiosocket, making it easier for subscribers to add music to videos and other projects.
Expansion is key to iStockphoto and its parent company, Getty Images. A new Vetta video collection launching today leads the charge, but it's not the only new category on the way.
Stock art company says it needs a "need a bigger, better offering to achieve success in microstock." It is folding its low-cost photography-licensing site into its Veer property.
Through a partnership with microstock site Fotolia, the 15 million artists using the DeviantArt sharing and social network gain the ability to sell their works.
The microstock site hits a rough patch as contributors worry they'll get a big pay cut in 2011. The advice from iStock: it'll be better for most photographers.