It was sad news for the creative community to see one of the leading stock media agencies close its doors to new and existing members. But as they always say when one door closes, another one opens. This is true with Corbis. While the stock site may not be available to individuals and corporations anymore, it has found a better home with Getty Images. Here are some of the reasons why buying Corbis footage from Getty is a good thing.
- More comprehensive and diverse library. With Corbis footage now available at Getty, creative professionals have a wider range of choices – that is over 50,000 hours of film. You will not only have access to Corbis videos but to Getty’s as well. This increases your chances of finding the perfect clip for you creative project.
- More affordable content. Before, Corbis footage were expensive. Many small businesses and novice creatives find it hard to fit in their budgets. Now that the videos are available at Getty’s library, you can purchase them at lower rates – thanks to GI’s a la carte and Ultrapack buying options.
- More savings. Getty Images and affiliated websites offer coupons for more savings. These coupons are for free, so you can enjoy more savings. Imagine how much you can save when you use Ultrapacks and coupon codes. You no longer need to worry about going beyond your budget. You may even have spare money for other important activities.
Over 50 Corbis videos are currently available at Getty Images in addition to premium collections from popular media companies, like BBC Motion and National Geographic. There is really no need to be disappointed about Corbis shutting down. This is an opportunity for the creative community to access premium content at affordable prices. Getty Images clips may not be as cheap as those in microstock agencies, but the richness and quality of the contents are enough to surpass the high costs.