For Image Owners, Licensors and Photographers
ImageExchange promotes widespread online image commerce so images can be found, credited, and quickly and legitimately used. Through the ImageIRC platform, PicScout provides the connection for customers to license and use images at the point of experience.
Drive Traffic−Increase Sales−Protect Your Assets
Image owners, licensors and photographers who want to promote their image collections, generate revenues, and protect image rights, this product is for you.
ImageExchange meets many needs: Images that appear online can also be used as an instrument to promote your site and drive traffic to your site. Images participating in ImageIRC and ImageExchange have the potential to ensure that your images get their credit, and generate revenue wherever they appear online, whether they are licensed on the spot, or drive more traffic to your site.
ImageExchange uniquely addresses another overarching issue in the image industry. Images appear online in many sites. Popular images may appear in hundreds of sites in various sizes and forms. Often these images are not credited and have lost their original metadata and therefore have no means to be credited, as there are no direct licensing links or connections to image owners associated with them. These are frequently referred to as orphan works − images that have become unattributable to their owners − much like a child who can’t find his/her parents, even though they exist. ImageExchange rescues these orphan works in the sense that the works are reclaimed by rightful owners and ownership is attributed wherever they’re seen. What’s more, once ownership and responsibility are reclaimed, that formerly lost image becomes very useful as a promotion tool and steady revenue generator as it drives traffic to more of its owner’s works and creates more licensing opportunities.
World’s Largest Database of Owner-Identified Images
PicScout’s ImageIRC commands the largest global database of rights managed, royalty free and UGC fingerprinted and registered images, which enables ImageExchange to be a vital productivity and promotion tool. In addition to professional photographic images coming from stock agencies, photographers and other partners, PicScout also has indexed millions of images under the Creative Commons 3.0 License, which can be accessed via Flickr.
If you would like to include your images in the ImageExchange, please complete the registration page.
PicScout also works with PhotoShelter to make ImageExchange and the ImageIRC available for individual photographers to participate with any number of images prepared for sale.