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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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:iconevil-e33:
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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:iconcozycomfycouch:
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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:iconcozycomfycouch:
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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:iconh6rm:
H6RM Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great collection!!
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:icondoubtful-della:
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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:iconhakukamizaki:
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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:iconmakepictures:
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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:iconhakukamizaki:
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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:iconclefairykid:
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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:iconevil-e33:
Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The confusion is, that "stock" that is made available to users on da for free are unfinished works ( usually) for the purpose of making new and unique works ( photomanipulations usually). Like textures and resources. They in of themselves have little to no commercial viability in the market place.

The meaning of "Stock" for this particular collection is comprised I believe mostly of finished works on the whole. They have commercial viability in the market place to be used for fliers, billboards, cards, webdesign etc. They are pieces that are of high quality, edited, and ready to go as is.

Does that make any sense? :confused:
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:iconclefairykid:
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I can see what you mean about the commercial aspect, but I'm still uncertain as to what the connection between and dA and Fotolia is?
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:icontainted-scribbles:
Tainted-Scribbles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I don't got it either '3' ?
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snprwlf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This is nice and all, but on the images over at fotolia.com I don't see a way to know who the picture's original author is - which makes finding more work from the same person impossible :(
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconfrekycyepit:
frekycyepit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
an active deviant.. how to be someone like that? is it ok to ask it here?
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:iconpzreich24:
pzreich24 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
nice
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconexoplanets:
EXOPLANETS Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
    Awesome, also there's a brilliant pick of stunning photos here.
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:iconbluecoloursofnature:
BlueColoursOfNature Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a honor to be a part of it .Thank you guys!!!
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:iconsth22art:
sth22art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
an amazing collection! i'm proud to be part of the project :)
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:iconlovelybunny90:
lovelybunny90 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Woooow amazing photos D: it's really adtistic and also a very good chance for the talented to be noticed and have a retribution on their awesome job n.n
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:iconevil-e33:
Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do have a question and it's probably a stupid one since I probably overlooked something.....
How do we contributors to the collection keep tabs on how well or not our images are selling, and how to keep tabs on how much we have made?
:confused:
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
You will receive periodic reports and royalty payments from dA.
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:iconevil-e33:
Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok, thank you for letting me know :nod:
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SagwagianHowl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible pictures^^
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I managed to get through several pages of the dA stock folder on Fololia and so far there are some amazing pictures! It is such a wonderful idea to have a shared interest in posting stock. :aww:
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:iconsaniakob:
SanIakob Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well...how is it that in that collection there are images which are not in the stock galleries of dA?
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:icondoubtful-della:
Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Because they approached photographers asking if we would consider letting our ART be used as high quality stock ;) So the photos offered up were not originally meant to be stock photos
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:iconsammyspectacular:
SammySpectacular Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excited to be a part of this project thank you for giving me the opportunity
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:iconianvicknair:
ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is very interesting work
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:iconjeromeelambo:
jeromeelambo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nice artwork pieces collection from our great artists.. I love this photo. hope we have a chance to become one of the member of this collection someday. . .
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:icontarynnefdt:
TarynNefdt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful collection of photos
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:iconikai-zixie:
ikai-zixie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a pleasure to be part of this project! I thank you!
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:iconxthumbtakx:
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
:clap: bravo!
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:icondevientsoul17:
Devientsoul17 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow
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:iconevil-e33:
Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The collection looks absolutely amazing! Extremely happy to see it come to fruition :squee:
I wish all the contributing artists much success, as this is really cool!
was also happy to see mine in there as well, was getting worried they would be declined :giggle:
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:iconlulles:
lulles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
how can i find here the photographer of each photo?
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:iconaruru-linn:
Aruru-Linn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Nice, but do we have the option to refuse this, on the off chance there are some people who do not wish to have their art on fotolia? :?
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Only the selected images are on Fotolia - - not every image on deviantART. Since your images were not selected, you don't need to refuse.
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:iconaruru-linn:
Aruru-Linn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Okay, thank you for clearing that up, I read the article over a few times and was still confused. :)
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:iconworldhero:
WorldHero Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wait...So when someone buys the image from Fotolia, the artists here that own the image that was bought are paid through dA? :confused: I kinda like that idea, but I don't know if I'm understanding it correctly....
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconso-awesomeplz:
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:iconque-ink:
Que-ink Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconelaineselenestock:
ElaineSeleneStock Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Photographer
This is totally awesome! :D
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yet again, you guys make me proud to be a part of dA.
Congratulations everybody! :heart:
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:iconmikomikisomi:
MikomiKisomi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this seems really amazing! :wow:

It seems someones not scared of SOPA.......... :giggle:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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HalfInane-HalfMental Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok...
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:iconedtrololololol:
edtrololololol Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Woot is gonna be awesome
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