YAY Micro / YAY Images Review

6 August 2014 Stock Photo Agencies Last update: 14 January 2016

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YAY is located in Oslo, Norway. It was founded by Jan Ole Kjellesvig, Linda Johannessen and Oddbjørn Sjøgren.

YAY was established in January 2008, and the first images were uploaded to their site on March 7 same year. After several great reviews and positive response YAY managed to get 200,000 images in the image base by site launch in June 2008.

Today, more than 8,200 photographers and artists have signed up, and you’ll find over 6,300,000 quality images at YAY Micro Website.

YAY Micro (YAY) aims to be the best creative and editorial microstock agency in terms of low price, high quality, a good reputation and a high customer and contributor satisfaction. Their vision is to be the leading digital content provider.

Photographers get a 50% commission at YAY. On subscription sales they offer a €1 (about $1.50) commission for each download. You are free to sell your work on other sites. Their Affiliate Program is great - you get a 20% commission each time a customer buys anything at YAY - forever!

What is interesting - YAY image approval is done by a professional company, and therefore they do not need any image approvers.

YAY launched a new site called yayimages.com which is subscription-based and solely for customers (uploading is done through YAY Micro Website).

January 2016 Update:

In January 2016, YAY announced that to help them focus on their business goals for 2016, they will redirect all stock photo buyers to their new subscription site yayimages.com - read more.

Our verdict

YAY offers variation, quality, low price and a great user experience for both, photographers and stock photo buyers so don't hesitate and give it a try!

YAY Micro Details

LocationOslo, Norway
Stock imagesOver 6.7 Million
How to applyJust sign up and you are ready to upload your files. You can also send your stock photos by mail on a CD, DVD or portable hard drive
Image sizeAt least 6 megapixels and in addition a minimum of 1500 pixels on each side
Media acceptedPhoto, Graphic, Vector
LicensesRoyalty Fee License and Editorial License
Credit/Image pricingFrom $1.95 per single image, $0.40 on Budget Deals (500 small images for $199) and subscription plans starting from $9.90/month for UNLIMITED number of small images
Contributor rates50% for credit and partner sales or from €0.20 to €1.50 per subscription download
Minimum payout€30
Payment methodsPayPal or MoneyBookers (contact support for other options)
Referral program20% on customer purchases, €0.1 on photographer sales
Upload methodsVia browser or FTP
IPTC Data supportYes
CurrenciesEuro, US Dollar
Language versionsChinese, English, Norwegian
YAY Micro Cool StuffFree desktop wallpapers, free dynamic screensavers, free iPhone and iPad backgrounds
Download ReleasesModel Release
Property Release

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