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Introducing the deviantART Collection on Fotolia

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 17, 2012, 2:26 PM
Today, we are announcing the launch of the deviantART Collection on Fotolia, a selection of over 3,000 images from artists on deviantART. It is a grand experiment bringing together the excellence of work on deviantART with an opportunity for artists to gain worldwide commercial exposure for their work.

:star: What is the deviantART Collection?

A while back, we announced our partnership with Fotolia.com through the StockProject group, where you can find hundreds of free stock images. We teamed up with Fotolia once again to create the deviantART Collection. 

A team of professional photo editors started filtering through images on deviantART looking for excellent photographs that would work on commercial websites, like Fotolia, that sell images for designers and art directors to use in magazines, advertisements and product packaging. The team then offered artists on deviantART an opportunity to place their work, non-exclusively, into the deviantART Collection.

Right now, the deviantART Collection launched with over 3,000 images by fine art photographers in over 50 countries. These numbers will grow if the commercial response is as awesome as we expect it to be. The big twist here is to offer high artistic and conceptual value within the context of stock photography users. We are all tremendously impressed with the results.

The artist royalty rates are the best offered by Fotolia and will be paid and monitored through deviantART. The participating artists are free to sell on their own or join other stock services, but the deviantART Collection as a group is exclusive to Fotolia.




:star: What can I find in the deviantART Collection?

Here's just a sample of some of the amazing work being made available to designers and art directors around the world:

secret by MistoAcrilico :thumb193457167: CM project_rud_7 by Rimka 

Synesthesia by WildRainOfIceAndFire rust_colors_3 by kraftseins Should I stay or should I go? by MarcoHeisler

It's not my birthday? by Eman333 In disguise by Jo-lind Dmitri III by Eezeelee

:thumb195489113: polite conversation by marielliott Honey love by ideea


:star: What does this mean for the stock community on deviantART?

There will be no changes for the stockers now on deviantART. You can browse for stock and resources on deviantART here, but remember to check with the deviant for their terms for using their stock.

Be sure to watch or become a member of StockProject for all the latest updates and to check out the great free stock resources there.

:star: A round of applause!

This project has taken nearly a full year to pull together and we sincerely congratulate everyone involved for their hard work! Most importantly, thank you to our participating deviants -- we're truly excited to have you as a part of this venture and we appreciate your contributions in helping to make it a success.


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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's been 4 months since this launched and was wondering if/when we're ever going to hear anything about if our stock is selling or not.
Also is there any chance in the future that we'll be able to find out this information on our own instead of waiting for da to grace us with this information?
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cardfue Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really nice collection...great! With hopes of mine being a part of the next:-)
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Just ignore my previous comment. I have total pregnant brain and forget a lot of things lately! lol Everything i mentioned was discussed and answered accordingly. Sorry about that. :D I'm just honoured to be a part of such a lovely collection! :D Thank you and sorry for my previous comment. :)
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
A few questions. How do we know our photos are being bought? Since my pictures are on there do I have to have an account set up? Where do we get notified? Via email of deviant art inbox? also there is no link to the original artists work. :(
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H6RM Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great collection!!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I can't wait to see how this all pans out
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hakukamizaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Photographer
There should be a link to the deviants gallery on each photo!
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makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
That would be a great improvement, I agree. I don't think the Fotolia platform has that feature yet. The people participating should consider putting a link in the artist's comments of the deviation to the Fotolia page.
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hakukamizaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Good idea!
I might do that for the images I contributed then :D
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ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I have to admit, I've always had trouble understanding how this is meant to work? I read the original article and visited the links, but I'm actually at a loss as to what is happening, what is the benefit if artists that provided free stock on dA move their stock to another site where you have to sign up and pay to use their stock? Not saying they aren't entitled to be paid for their efforts, but I really have no idea what this is all about even after trying my best to understand ^^; Or do I have this wrong and it somehow opens up a whole new lot of stock that we are able to access because of the connection with that other site? And how do we go about that?
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