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.

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 30% commission each time a customer buys anything at YAY – forever!

Yay Images approvals are done by a small in-house team to maintain quality and integrity on each content submitted.

YAY Images

YAY launched a new site called yayimages.com which is subscription-based and solely for customers. Uploading media can still be done through YAY Micro Website or ftp.

New contributors can register on this page – just sign up and you’re ready to upload your stock photos, vectors and/or footage.

In 2019, YAY was acquired by DoubleSix Ltd.

In 2020, Yay Images released stock video footage in HD and 4K adding over 250K clips. With stock audio and corporate sales on the horizon, YAY is poised to make a splash in 2021 with a strong team and ambitious roadmap.

Special Offer For YAY Customers

If you already are or plan to become YAY Images customer, check our YAY Discount Codes so you can save next time you purchase a subscription plans or image credit pack.

YAY Images Review: 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!

With their new addition of stock footage and growing collection, they stand tall with the bigger players in the space.

YAY Images Details

LocationHong Kong
How to applyJust sign up and you are ready to upload your files. You can also send your stock photos by hard drive if you have a large collection.
Image sizeAt least 6 megapixels and in addition a minimum of 1500 pixels on each side
Media acceptedPhoto, Illustration, Vector, Footage
LicensesRoyalty Fee License
Minimum payout$75
Payment methodsPayPal, Payoneer, Skrill (contact support for other options)
Upload methodsVia browser or FTP
IPTC Data supportYes
More detailsDetails of Contributor Royalties, Image/ Credit/ Subscription Prices, Referral Programs and Exclusivity Rates can be found in our Comparisons
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