Anyone can apply to become a contributor on iStock. To become a contributor, you first need to join iStock. Creating a free account only takes a few minutes. Once you have your account set up, you need apply based on the file type you want to
Welcome to iStock! If you've recently been approved as a contributor, here's a little introduction to some of iStock's features and programs. First, you may notice you don't have any uploads in your portfolio. Your application samples don't
To become an exclusive contributor with iStock you need: Photo 250 downloads and a 50% acceptance rate. You can also apply for exclusivity when you have more than 500 DLs, regardless of your acceptance rate. Vector 250 downloads and a 50% acceptance
T5 tax forms will be mailed out on Friday, February 28th, 2014. T5s are Canadian tax forms that will be issued to all contributors with Canadian addresses listed on their accounts. Note that as we are based in Canada, we do not issue 1099 tax forms.
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The Partner Program allows non-exclusive contributors to have their content made available through other Getty Images family sites. Specifically, content in the Partner Program is made available to Thinkstockphotos.com, and formerly
iStock pays contributors a base royalty rate of 15% for each file download (20% for Illustration) and up to 45% for exclusive contributors. Files are licensed three ways: Pay As You Go When someone licenses your content using a credit card or their PayPal
DO Ensure your tags describe the content of the file, and aren't simply elaborations of your previous tags. While it’s admittedly easier to copy and paste all your tags from file to file, especially when uploading a series, take the time to make sure any
The inspectors at iStock do an amazing job with the number of files they inspect in a day. Typically for a new (and therefore non-exclusive) contributor it takes around a week or so to get your files inspected. However, based on the length of the queue at any
Fresh Match is a new search filter that starts with the same most relevant results as Best Match, but simply sorts them by Date Uploaded (newest first). Why the Try It flag? The Fresh Match concept promises a fresh mix of relevant content for popular,
Exclusive contributors always earn higher royalties than non-exclusive contributors do. How do I become an Exclusive contributor?
Editors' Picks is comprised of all our Vetta content and additional files from contributors who consistently provide us with premium content. Contributors cannot opt-in or nominate their files for Editors' Pick. All files with the Editors' Pick icon
1. You must be an exclusive contributor. 2. Nominate individual files: When you're uploading a new file, just check the Nominate for Vetta box on Step 3 of the upload process. Your upload will be checked for our usual technical and quality standards, and
Last Updated: September 23, 2013 Photo
In addition to the normal image title and description, all Editorial Use Only images require a short caption which shows the place and date on which the photo was taken and which describes the contents of the image accurately. This is very important. The
You cannot choose the collection your files are in. If you are an Exclusive contributor however, you may nominate your files for Vetta. In order to optimize both individual assets, and the performance of each collection overall, it is vital that we are
Exclusive contributors cannot license their Royalty-Free files on a Royalty-Free basis through any agencies outside of the Getty Images family. iStock exclusivity applies to the file type, not to individual files, so it is not enough to have certain files
There is a waiting period between each processed application that is not approved. The wait periods are 3, 7, 14, 30, 90, 180, 365 days. So, if you’ve had one attempt, you will have to wait 3 days before you can submit new samples. If you’ve had two
Last Updated: September 23, 2013 Video
The process of asking for screenshots of computer-generated files as they are constructed was developed early in the file ingestion period to ensure that contributors where hands on developers of the content and not relying on easy presets. This was one step