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iStockphoto acquired by Getty

Don brought this to my attention, and I think it's a little more worrisome for shooters than he does. Getty is as big a stock photography company gets, and with this purchase, the price floor for legitimate stock photography just got lowered a few stories. Quite a few stories. iStockphoto is no longer a quaint internet site, it's now a legitimate player in the stock business.

True, their quality is spotty, at best. If I need cheap stock for actual client work, my first choice is Comstock. There's very few needles in iStockphoto's haystack. But the prices they charge reflect that.

It could be worse for shooters. It could be free.

“iStockphoto acquired by Getty”