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iStockphoto Announced Editorial Use License

iStockphoto has announced that it will soon introduce a new editorial use only license. This means that customers of this stock agency will have the possibility to purchase images which do not have model or property release: social and travel photographs, product shots, architectural and landmark images.

The launch of editorial usage of photographs will be in the first weeks of upcoming 2011 and other formats (illustrations, video, etc.) will follow.

We can say that this is a huge step for iStockphoto since it have been almost the only one among the largest microstocks at the market to lack the possibility of purchasing editorial images. Such licenses are offered by ShutterstockDreamstime123RF and Bigstock.

It's important to mention that since iStockphoto is part of Getty Images empire it will not offer editorial images of news, sports or entertainment events. Such images will be available through Getty Images.

You can see full detailed prices at the iStockphoto review on our site.

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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