Big Blog Changes Effective Immediately: Rebooting What We Cover and How We Cover It
Instant and Mail-In Rebates...
+ Stackable Olympus M43rds Instant Rebates (exp 3/1/14)
+ Canon DSLR Instant Rebates (exp unknown)
+ Sony Alpha Instant Rebates and Sony NEX E-mount Instant Savings

February 08, 2014

500px Shocker: Photographers Only Get 30% of the Image License with their new Commercial Licensing program

Apple has come under fire for getting 30% of the digital sales made using its iOS app store. Wait until you hear what 500px wants as its "marketplace share" - 70% of the sale! Let's start from the beginning.

500px is launching a new commercial licensing service, Prime. Licenses start at $250 or higher. Participating photographers will only get 30% of the license. Yes, the ones who did the work, they get 30%. The ones who provide the infrastructure, they get 70%. This is very crystal clear in their blog post announcing this:

" We are giving you, the photographer, 30% for every one of your images that we license. It doesn’t matter how it is bought, who buys it, or under what license, your 30% comes off the top."

This development is discussed by many surprised photographers in the 500px blog post comments section.

Via Engadget.

Latest Camera Deals from


Latest News

Latest Lens Reviews


M43rds & 43rds





All Top

  • Alltop, all the top stories

Noisy Stats

  • Whos.Amung.Us; Google Analytics;

Noisy Stats II