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LeAnne Sowa

15 Days Ago

What To Charge For Digital Files?

Hi, I am asking painting artists what they would charge for large digital files if you were selling them to a consultant who is working for a hospital? Right now I have no idea and the paintings themselves took lots of work..... One site that was photographers came up with a small amout of just under $10. Feeling some anxiety at the moment. I need to get back with them no later than tomorrow and I don't know who to ask. So thank you ahead to whomever can help me!
Sincerely,
LeAnne

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David Smith

15 Days Ago

For what use?

 

Gill Billington

15 Days Ago

Sounds like they want to order a lot of different artwork and get them printed and framed locally in the same style. Is that their plan?

If so I would want to make the amount I would receive for my largest print. No way would I give them the full res digital file for $10

 

LeAnne Sowa

15 Days Ago

They actually want 5 different images and I never heard of a consultant wanting your digital image for just one print each. They are to hang in a new hospital. I have been able to contact someone I know and trust who is willing to help me figure this out and who knows the consultant business. I will be talking more in depth with her tomorrow. I appreciate all of your thoughts and guidence on this as it is all new to me. I would not be selling any digital image of my watercolors for $10 believe me. Thank you.

 

Gill Billington

15 Days Ago

I would be interested to know what amount they would normally pay for this for future reference if you wouldn’t mind telling us what fee they expect to pay. Thanks in advance LeAnne!

 

Mike Savad

15 Days Ago

usually a decorator already knows how much they spend on it, you will have to ask them what that is and the limits etc. it sounds way to low, unless you are getting like 20,000 units made.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Abbie Shores

15 Days Ago

On the licensing option there are two links

Getty and Shutterstock

Choose one to see what is the normal price for that option

 

Robert Potts

14 Days Ago

At $10.00, the framer gets more than the painter... Does that sound fair?

 

Abbie Shores

14 Days Ago

that's got NOTHING to do with licensing.

 

Mike Savad

14 Days Ago

is there a link to the getty - shutterstock pricing calculator? because i used to have one and getty moved it or something. and i don't use the licensing but i don't know how to find that.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Jennifer White

14 Days Ago

LeAnne, I've been working with an interior designer who wants to use some photos for a new hospital. They also want the digital files when the time comes. They are paying me between $100 - $250 per photo depending on the size they want to print it. There's no way I would do it for $10. You also want to make sure you have a contract that the images are to be printed for that one time use so they can't legally reprint the image for other things.

 

LeAnne Sowa

14 Days Ago

Jennifer White, the images they want to reproduce will be large with the smallest being 30 x 40 inches and the largest 28 x 84 inches. I am wondering what is the average size you are selling for between $100 and 250? What would be the digital image size to get a good image at these large sizes? I have somewhat of an idea since I put my images on here all the time, but I haven't actually had anyone purchase a huge image off of FAA. When I was first starting out, I had to redo some of my images because I did the photography myself and the image didn't come out. Now for several years I have been scanning my art.

 

David Zanzinger

14 Days Ago

Designers usually mark up the print price to clients so $250 is a good starting ballpark figure for your sizes ... however you should say on the invoice it is only to be used for Print purposes and not sold or used by a third party.

 

Edward Fielding

14 Days Ago

Licensing is based on usage. Have them make an offer and then decide if you want to go through with it or not.

"Feeling some anxiety at the moment." - you can always say "no thank you".


.....

Something like this:

"I want to buy your coat. I'll give you $1 for it."

"I'm flattered but no thank you."

 

Jennifer White

14 Days Ago

LeAnne, They haven't picked the sizes yet, but they are large and will be needing the full hi-res files. The hospital is under construction so they are trying to lay everything out on paper and pick which photo will go where and what size they need. Most will probably be 32 x 48 - 48 x 72. There may be a few smaller ones. They're looking at about 25 different photos of mine. Not sure how many they'll use but they need close to 100 photos and there aren't too many photos by professional she can find she likes. I'll be going back there (5 hours drive) this spring to take more for her.

 

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