Veer Marketplace Opens for Image Purchases
Back in June we indicated that rights-managed and premium royalty-free photography provider Veer had begun accepting submissions of images and illustrations for its venture into the microstock world, Veer Marketplace. Contributors to Marketplace can upload images via any FTP client or via a web-based upload tool, and submit many images simultaneously through a bulk upload system. Veer has tried to provide advanced functionality for contributors, such as the ability to attach metadata, as well as model and property releases, to multiple images at once. Model and property releases can also be stored and applied to subsequent image uploads. In addition, a “controlled vocabulary” and keyword auto-mapping system is said to automatically accommodate spelling variants, common misspellings and synonyms, and includes broader search terms. Standard royalty rates per image download range from $0.35 to $7.00, and the subscription royalty rate per image download ranges from $0.20 to $4.00, depending on image size.
Now Veer has opened the service to customers, making the collection available in six resolutions via subscriptions or individual downloads. According to Anne Dawson, Director of Web Platforms for Veer, “Veer Marketplace provides creatives on a tight budget with stylish photography and illustration at affordable prices.” Photos and illustrations cost between 1 and 20 credits, depending on the file size required. The images are available in packages and subscriptions that can be customized by customers to fit their unique needs, with a calculator on the site available to help customers find the preferred credit or subscription package. Credit packages range from 10 to 2,000 credits, while with a subscription customers receive from 60 to 2,880 credits per week, for a set period of time ranging from four to 52 weeks.