Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pixels.com Launches Image Licensing Marketplace
Santa Monica-based Pixels.com said Tuesday that it has launched a new, imaging licensing marketplace aimed at helping photographers set their own pricing for their images. The startup--founded by serial entrepreneur Sean Broihier--said that it is looking to give better options to photographers for selling their images. The company is looking to take advantage of the discontent that some photographers have expressed with the recent move by Getty Images to let online websites embed their photos, without those photographers receiving compensation. Pixels.com said that other sites like Getty Images and Shutterstock are dictating low prices to photographers, and only provide something like 20 percent of sales to photographers when sales are made. Broihier is a serial entrepreneur, who is also behind online art site FineArtAmerica.com.