In alphabetical order, the top three sellers in 2009 on Fotolia were:
Fotolia writes on their blog that over 1.5 million people now buy their royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos. The company has successfully diversified from Microstock photography to offering professional imagery as well through their Infinite collection. Having said this low priced images of £0.75 images continued to generate six-figure incomes for the world’s top photographers in 2009. They also reported that the three best selling images on Fotolia.com accounted for nearly 10,000 downloads this past year. Images from the top three sellers range from £0.75 – £12 per download, depending on the size required.
“The best photographers and artists in the world upload their images to Fotolia because they know we aggressively market to buyers in 12 countries around the world,” says CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff. “Fotolia’s growth has been phenomenal, thanks to the quality and affordability of our stock imagery.”