A few years ago, SXC.hu, the largest free stock photo site in the world was sold to Getty Images. Getty currently is using SXC.hu as a free portal to attract people to go to istockphoto.com. Istockphoto.com is Getty’s well known payed micro-stock photo site. This is an old and proven concept that still works. Visitors are attracted by the free stock photos and will easily switch to the payed site, looking for better quality.
Many of the photographers SXC.hu did not feel comfortable with this new concept and they felt ‘used’ by Getty. Some of those photographers took action,…Read more