Fotolia Instant is an app that now lets smartphone photographers sell their images directly from their phone. The program is designed specifically for selling these photos, not putting them on the web like one would with Instagram.
Fotolia is not the only company to announce plans for selling smartphone photos, but they are certainly the largest and most influential. Fotolia currently has a community of more than 5 million contributors and buyers, making it a great place to sell images.
“At first Instant was an experiment, because we knew mobile photography is a big trend that we should not ignore. Now we see that Instant is a source of fresh new images and sales for Fotolia that goes far beyond our expectations,” Oleg Tscheltzoff, founder and CEO of Fotolia, said in a statement. “It is hard to mix the ‘magic ingredients’ to make a marketplace take off, so we’re thrilled by its success, and excited to see how the launch of the Android app will boost the number of mobile contributions and sales.”
Fotolia Instant works on iPhones and Android smartphones. To use it, users simply download a free app, sign up for an account (or login), and upload photos for sale. The proceeds from a sale are split between the photographer and Fotolia. If you are looking to make a little extra money from your smartphone photos, this could become a source of revenue.