Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock photos, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share royalty free stock photos and illustrations. Fotolia offers the largest image bank of free and affordable royalty free photos and illustrations perfect for any medium, web or print. Photographers and designers constantly update Fotolia with thousands of new photos and illustrations each day, while photographers and designers receive commission from each photo sold and revenue from advertising on the free section.
Similar to the music or film industry, Fotolia believe that every artist’s (photographers and designers) image is a work of the soul and protected by intellectual property rights. Fotolia is convinced that the principle reason for illegal pirated use of protected images is mainly due to the high price barrier created by other agencies.
Fotolia provides a compromise between photographers and buyers, by protecting a photographer’s intellectual property rights and offering high commissions, while legally lowering the price barrier so that everyone may enjoy/afford these beautiful images.
Fotolia challenges the traditional closed agency model by offering the opportunity to monetize their talents to everyone, hobbyist or professional, whatever their fame, status, or size of portfolio may be.
Thanks to our collaborative online model, Fotolia is able to offer individuals and professionals (advertising agencies, press, small business, graphic artists, designers) the greatest image collection in the world for free or as little as $0.75.
Fotolia Desktop Widgets:
It is the new Feature provided by Fotolia.com, so the new way to search for stock images on your desktop. This widget is having the following features:
- Search and browse images, vectors, videos.
- Fast and easy access to comp files.
- Slick and intuitive drag and drop interface.
- Free download and easy installation!
Fotolia is having their websites in different countries languages for your convenience. You may find your desire picture/illustration quite easily by using your own language. So far Fotolia launched their site in these different languages (countries):
As for as our Personal Experience is concerned, we are also having an account on Fotolia.com and we are purchasing images from here regularly. We got the best quality pictures from here. So far we found every picture of our own desire from here. Navigation of site is also tremendous, everybody can go through from it as you can store your images in Lightboxes and purchase them whenever you want to purchase. If you say how many points to give to Fotolia.com out of 10, then we will give 10 out of 10 !!!