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Tips to increase the chances of licensing your panoramas

Advertising agencies, digital publishers, mobile and VR developers among others license high quality panoramas for use in ad campaigns, digital publications, mobile and VR apps, etc., and demand is increasing all the time.* You can improve the chances that your images will be selected for licensing by 360Cities customers, and by customers of our distribution partner, gettyimages.com, by following these guidelines:

  1. First, make sure your images are enabled for licensing both for 360Cities and Getty Images. It's easy to do, here's how.
  2. Be sure to enter correct and informative metadata. A good title and description that answer the questions, "WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN" is the best way to improve your chances of earning royalties. Read all about proper metadata here.
  3. Publish beautiful, properly stitched panoramas of the following types:
    1. famous landmarks
    2. tourist destinations
    3. iconic buildings and interesting architectural objects
    4. natural wonders of the world
    5. archeological treasures
    6. national parks
    7. beautiful landscapes
    8. cityscapes and interesting city views
    9. well known venues (stadiums, performance halls, theaters, etc.)
  4. One important issue that we would like you to pay attention to is that any graphics (name, logo, or other attribution) inside your images and videos dramatically decrease the chances that they will be selected for licensing by 360Cities’ and Getty’s customers. So please avoid putting your name and logo inside your content if you would like to see Getty or 360Cities license it successfully.
  5. And of course the larger your 360Cities portfolio, the greater the chances of having your panoramas licensed, so the more the better!

REMEMBER: The best way to improve your chances of earning licensing royalties is to be sure your title and description answer the questions, "WHAT, WHERE, and WHEN". More about metadata.

* If any of your images have been licensed in the past, you will have received a royalty payment from 360Cites via Paypal. Now you can review details of your licensing history in your account page by clicking Settings / Licensing.

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