Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Photoshelter's Lattice needs watermarks!
I can't use Photoshelter's new crowd-editing Pinterest alternative, Lattice, because I can't put my images on the Internet without a watermark and here is why:
I have an image of a nutrition label that is very popular. I know for a fact it has never sold with an extended license. It showed up in a magazine with a circulation of 1.5 million. My agency has a limit of 500,000 reproductions, after that you have to purchase an extended license. There isn't one on record. I contacted my agency - they said that because the image is available on my personal portfolio they will not contact the magazine and ask them for the extended license amount. So I am screwed on this one transaction.
I can't really afford to lose ANY sales. And I can't do anything that will make it harder for me to get compensated for future sales.
So I can't put my images on Lattice without a watermark.
Now I am really curious if anyone else feels the same way. So I started a poll.
Would you let me know how you feel about Lattice and watermarks?
Catherine dee Auvil