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.