Calling All Photographers: ImageBrief’s Marketplace Has Arrived

ImageBrief's MyMarketplace Has Arrived

Photo: © Toby Harriman

It’s a revolutionary time at ImageBrief. We’ve just added brand new features that make ImageBrief the only platform that captures the end-to-end consolidated workflow for image-buyers; briefing, finding and hiring photographers directly, and now, the Marketplace. This is an all new revenue source for photographers, and a brand new way for buyers to search for and purchase licensable images instantly.

What does that mean for photographers? With ImageBrief’s Marketplace, you can upload your images directly and choose the licensing option you’d like to sell each of your photographs at, then buyers will be able to find, purchase, and download your photos instantly. We’ve also simultaneously developed a tool for our buyers to make finding the right shot easier than ever (keep reading below). Bottom line, it means more money in your pocket as a photographer.

At the moment, the Marketplace features are only available for our Premium and Explorer Plus Members. If you’d like to join in and get access, you can upgrade your account now. Premium Members will make 80% of all image sales, plus 100% of the image sales through their very own Portfolio Marketplace.

ImageBrief's MyMarketplace Has Arrived

How It Works

The launch of the Marketplace is a result of feedback from image-buyers who’ve have come to us looking to search, find, and purchase images instantly. Before now, virtually the only way buyers could find a specific image on our site was to put out a brief, then wait for the images to roll in, or they could search for and hire a photographer directly. With the Premium Marketplace, buyers coming to our site will be able to instantly search our database of millions of images, find what they’re looking for, and purchase that image with the licensing terms clearly spelled out. This piece of the puzzle is what sets ImageBrief apart in our quest to be the go-to source for the world’s biggest advertisers, agencies, and publishers looking to purchase imagery.

Two Key Features

Image-buyers will easily be able to search, find, and buy images thanks to two key features that rolled out simultaneously with the Marketplace. We know that with these two features, you’ll be able to sell more images ever than before on our site.

1. Auto-tagging For Photographers

Premium and Explorer Plus Photographers are now able to upload their best photos into our Marketplace to make them instantly sellable and, just as important, searchable. How will they be searchable you ask?

When you upload images they’ll automatically be tagged. We know, we know, when you think auto-tagging you think left-of-field key-wording and off-the-mark phrasing. Trust us though, we have an algorithm that reads each and every single photo and offers up tags that are incredibly on-point. Those tags then allow our search function to work like a dream to help buyers find the photo their looking for. In addition, you’ll have the ability to add your own tags in and even put in the location of each shot. Photographer’s previously uploaded content also gets auto-tagged and photographers can easily opt their previously submitted photos into the Markeplace with the click of a button, saving hours of time re-uploading.

ImageBrief's MyMarketplace Has Arrived

2. Reverse Image Search for Buyers

Image buyers often use platforms like Google Image Search and create moodboards on Pinterest to collect images they like as they browse online. The issue for buyers though, is that many of these images are not commercially available. We’ve got the solution.

We’ve added a reverse image search feature where buyers will be able to find your licensable images on ImageBrief based on a photograph they already have or find similar images to others their find on our site. ImageBrief Reverse Image Search works much like Google’s Reverse Image Search, in that buyers will be able to drag/drop or upload reference images into ImageBrief and we’ll immediately present your commercially available content on ImageBrief, ready to buy.

ImageBrief's MyMarketplace Has Arrived

If a buyer lands on ImageBrief and isn’t 100% sure of what they are looking for until they see it, our search features the perfect tools to help them arrive at a perfect image for whatever they’re looking for. The new search features will also provide a place for buyers to start browsing for images when they are not ready to post a brief just yet.


 

These features have rolled out to our Founding Premium, Premium, and Explorer Plus Photographers. Want in on the Marketplace? Join as a Premium or Explorer Plus Member.

Jacob Pastrovich is ImageBrief’s Marketing and Content Manager. Previously, he was the Assistant Director at the New York Photo Festival and Director of The powerHouse Portfolio Review. He has also served as the Editor of the NYPH Journal and the New Media Associate at powerHouse Books. You can follow him on Twitter: @jacobpast.

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About Jacob Pastrovich

Jacob Pastrovich is ImageBrief’s Marketing and Content Manager. Previously, he was the Assistant Director at the New York Photo Festival and Director of The powerHouse Portfolio Review. He has also served as the Editor of the NYPH Journal and the New Media Associate at powerHouse Books. You can follow him on Twitter: @jacobpast.