Interview with Thinkstock

Susanne Zeininger Getty Images

In our today’s interview: Susanne Zeininger –  Senior Sales Director at Getty Images (Linked-In Profile) and also responsible for Thinkstock. Thinkstock started several weeks ago (Post about Thinkstock) as first Getty Images subscription based Microstock Agency.

Thinkstock offers images from StockXpert, iStockphoto and Getty Images. Due to the close of StockXpert several weeks ago, there were some open questions regarding this new Agency.

You can also leave your comments at the end of the post at the comment field, I will try to get them answered from Thinkstock as soon as possible.

Let’s now start the Thinkstock Interview:

Are all images from StockXpert (Jupiterimages) transferred to Thinkstock automatically, when activating the related adjustment at StockXpert, or is there an additional pre-selection by Thinkstock?

Only the best of the StockXpert collection can now be found on Thinkstock within a collection called Hemera. We believe that we will be better able to serve these clients with a higher level of quality. If the StockXpert members had StockXpert credits, those can be transferred to iStock. Those who had StockXpert subscriptions can have their subscriptions transferred to Thinkstock.

Are there plans to accept images from photographers directly and to sell them?

If contributing photographers and partners would like to be a part of Thinkstock in the future, they may contact their Getty Images Representative (Photographers should contact their Artist Relations contact; Image Partners should contact their Image Partner Operations Manager). More information about contacting us can be found on our website, http://www.gettyimages.de/.

If an iStockphoto contributor is interested in participating in Thinkstock, they can do so by opting in through the partner program. iStockphoto contributors should contact Contributor Relations at artists@istockphoto.com for more details.

Do charges for iStockphoto contributors at Thinkstock equal the charges for standard iStockphoto contributors?

The only photographers involved in Thinkstock are those from the iStockphoto community who have opted in to participate. These participating photographers are not on a commission rate for Thinkstock, but a set amount per image that we do not disclose. The rest of the content within Thinkstock is wholly-owned material from various sources within Getty Images.

Why are not all iStockphoto and StockXpert images part of Thinkkstock?

As previously mentioned above, Thinkstock combines imagery from iStockphoto, Getty Images and Jupiter Images and our editors have ensured that there is a wide and varied selection of images from these collections. Only the best of the StockXpert collection can now be found on Thinkstock within a collection called Hemera. We made this decision about StockXpert as we believe that we will be better able to serve these clients with a higher level of quality with these images.

Thank You Ms Zeininger for the Interview!

Kurzprofil: Hier berichte ich seit mehr als 10 Jahren über meine beiden Lieblingsthemen: Fotos und verkaufen! Gestartet habe ich mit einer einfachen Anleitung für Fotoverkäufer. Ich berichte ausserdem über Bildagenturen, Bildagentur-Software, Webshop-Systeme für Fotografen und alles womit Sie Ihre Fotos verkaufen können. Mein Stock Photo Press Verlag betreibt weitere Internetseiten zum Thema Fotos kaufen und Microstock. Seit 2011 veranstalten wir ausserdem die Bildagentur-Messe MicrostockExpo.

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