What is the Licensing Manager?
The Licensing Manager is where Licensing Contributors can submit, update, organize and track all of their photo assets that they want to license through 500px and our exclusive distribution partners.
Why do I need a Licensing Manager?
The Licensing Manager simplifies the submission process for 500px Licensing Contributors. The Licensing Manager gives 500px Licensing Contributors the ability to submit, update, organize and track all of their photo assets that they want to license through 500px and our exclusive distribution partners.
Here are a few definitions to help you interpret the information in the Licensing Manager:
Not submitted indicates photos that are available on your profile in various privacy states, but have not been submitted to 500px Licensing before. You’ll be able to select single or multiple photos that have the Not submitted status and submit them for Licensing directly in the Licensing Manager.
The Pending status is pretty straight forward. All of your photos that are pending review by our inspectors are given this status. Photos with the Pending status cannot be edited or modified until our inspectors have reviewed the photo(s). They can, however, be removed from Licensing.
The Changes Required status is given to photos that have been reviewed, but soft failed because they have an issue that needs to be fixed before re-inspection or acceptance. Click on a photo and you will see information displayed about the changes required in the right side panel, including a description of the issue that needs to be addressed.
Photos that have been accepted to Licensing will have the Accepted status. Clicking on a photo will give you a message about the acceptance in the right side panel, as well as display any transactions currently related to that photo.
The Declined status is given to photos that have been declined for Licensing. When a photo is clicked on, details are shown in the right side panel, including the reason that it was declined.
Finally, the Archived status is given to photos that you have chosen to remove from Licensing or have been removed by 500px. Clicking on a photo will reveal details about the removal in the right side panel.
Can I still upload watermarked versions of my images via My Photos, and then re-upload high resolution images for Licensing?
Rather than re-uploading, users can upload a separate high-res version of their image for Licensing by going through the normal steps for submitting an image to Licensing.
Can I still select editorial for License Type or is it only commercial for licensing?
In the past, regardless of which license model a user selected at the time of submission, 500px photo editors would still decide which specific license model best suited the photo. Today, we only consider photos for commercial licensing purposes.