iStock Collections at Getty Images

Beginning January 17, 2011 iStockphoto's Agency and Vetta Collections will become available at Getty Images. This means that the iStock content which has been added to these collections will be pushed to a whole new audience.

All the files in the Vetta Collection will be 'mirrored' at and all of the files in the Agency Collection will be mirrored at, Jupiter Images, and Punchstock. Any image in either collection will be available both here at iStock and at the included Getty Images' sites. The images from both collections will be offered with a different license on the Getty Images' sites, which includes additional usage rights and restrictions, and an unlimited indemnity. Because of these license differences, the images will have a higher price point on the Getty Images' sites.

Royalty Payments

The royalty for all Agency and Vetta Collection images at Getty Images (including Punchstock and Jupiter Images) will be 20%.

All royalties for downloads of the mirrored Agency and Vetta Collections content at Getty Images sites will be paid monthly to your account here at iStockphoto. You will not need a new contributor account at Getty Images.

Your iStock account will update about every 30 days with the royalties and reporting information from your Getty Images sales.

We have added a GI (Getty Images) Sales link to the local navigation of your My Uploads page. This page will track all sales and royalties of your Agency and Vetta Collection content at different Getty Images sites.

Extended Legal Guarantee on Agency and Vetta Collections at iStockphoto

We are adding the Extended Legal Guarantee to the Agency and Vetta Collections here at iStockphoto. Now whenever an iStock client downloads a file from either of our premium collections, it will include the Extended Legal Guarantee extended license at no additional cost to the client.

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