Leverage photos as stock photography!

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Jason - I'd love to be able to pay to reuse some of these photos for advertising as stock photography. Can you enable a download of a full res image and hook up some sort of royalty payment system? I know that's a big deal for infrastructure, but would really extend the scope of the site. Pixoto takes a cut of the transaction and the photographer makes some $$. The higher rated the photo the more expensive. - Tom K
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Tom Kuhr

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Justin Kifer, Official Rep

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Hi Vesna,

We do not allow users to download your work and use it without your permission. The suggestion was that we build a system that allows players to offer their work as licensed stock images. This would be a service that allows the player to earn money from their work and would never be mandatory. You could choose to participate if you want.

At this point, we are only considering this idea.

As for cheaters, please send me an email if you feel anyone is cheating on Pixoto. We take that very seriously!

justinkifer (at) pixoto (dot) com
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Tanya Meiners

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Since Vesna feels so strongly about NOT having their photos used...maybe you can add an accept or decline to sell 'photo rights' question so that people like me, who would be flattered if someone wanted to purchase my work, would have that option. Just a suggestion =)
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Curt Sletten

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I understand Vesna's concern, but putting your best photos on the Internet and expecting that no one will steal them is not realistic. It's important to have the highest level of protection, but someone will find a way, regardless.

That being said, if you offer that high level of protection, I think the ability to buy images will give some visitors a chance to download the image legally without stealing it.

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Victor Harris

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I think it would be important to allow individuals to selectively opt in or out on a photo by photo basis. Especially for things like wedding photography where it may be appropriate to share images for review and self promotion but it would be unorthodox to try to sell these as stock images.

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