Let’s be honest, sometimes you take a sweet photo with your phone and you think, “I could totally sell this.” Fotolia agrees, and that’s why it created its Instant collection last year with the release of an iOS app. Since then, Fotolia claims to have sold over 50,000 smartphone images.
Fotolia CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff said in a statement that Instant started off as an “experiment,” but the initiative has far exceeded expectations.
Using Fotolia Instant is straight-forward. You’ll upload your photos to the service, add a tile and any keywords, and then fill out any necessary model releases for your shots.
Instant requires images with at least 4MP resolution (2400 x 1600) in JPEG format. If your image is sold, you’ll receive either 3 or 30 $1 credits, depending on the license.
Rival mobile photo startup EyeEm revamped its Android app earlier this week. The company relies on a partnership with Getty Images to help its semi-pro users submit their images as stock photography. Meanwhile, Twenty20 (formerly Instacanvas) is looking to license Instagram photos for commercial use.
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