March 21, 2011

Vectoriel: buy and sell vectors, photos and illustrations online


Vectoriel is still a young platform based on France but its growing fast. This database is dedicated to visual communication professionals, such as graphic designers, illustrators and photographers. Vectoriel enables all members to upload vectors, photos and illustrations as well as buy licenses of use to illustrate all professional works (adverts, press, posters, stickers, web, T-shirts...). The registration on Vectoriel is free.

If you are an author, Vectoriel enables you, free of charge, to:

• Deposit vectors, photos and illustrations works without any limit in number.
• Benefit from your portfolio online.
• Spread your work throughout the world.
• Guarantee your works’ visibility 24/7.
• Define your sale conditions.
• Receive royalties of 50% soon your first sale.
• Diffuse a link to your site from directory page.
• Benefit from a multitude of ways to forward your work.
• Progress in the Vectoriel ranking and increase your prices.
• Join an international community of artists.

Vecto are the credits on Vectoriel -1 Vecto = 1€ . There are 3 types of Vecto:

Bought Vecto: they enable you to acquire License of use for each file you want to download. They are valid for 2 years starting from the date of purchase.
Won Vecto: They are added to your account for each sale on the Vectoriel website. Offered Vecto: Vectoriel can offer you Vecto. They are valid for 1 year starting from the sending date. In order to access to the files proposed on Vectoriel, you need to have an editing software which enables you to read and use EPS files for vectors and/or JPEG for photos and illustrations.

If you're a buyer on Vectoriel, the selling prices of proposed licenses of use vary according to four points (Pricing and Licensing):

1. The artists rancking.
2. The type of file.
3. The exclusivity given or not to Vectoriel.
4. The license of use.
A license of use defines what kind of rights and bond you have regarding the use of the files you have downloaded on Vectoriel. In order to better satisfy your needs, Vectoriel proposes you different licenses.

There are 5 types of licenses on Vectoriel:

1. Private License: you can use the downloaded file in a private end. Examples: internal communication of a company, talk illustration, personalize T-shirt...
2. Promotional License: you can use the downloaded file in a promotional end. Examples: internal communication of a company, posters, flyers, stickers, commercial pen...For this license the number of reproductions is limited to 500 000 copies.
3.Extension1: it enables you to have an unlimited number of reproductions of the promotional license. Extended License: you can put the downloaded file on medium intended to be sold. Examples: T-shirt, mugs, posters, postal cards, templates... For this license the number of reproductions is limited to 2 000 copies.
4. Extension 2: it enables you to do an unlimited number of reproductions of the extended license.

If you’re an author you can commission Vectoriel for to grant, on your behalf and for your account, licenses to use of your files to other Vectoriel members. Thus, you remain the only owner of your works. For now, Vectoriel accepts three file types:


1. Vectors under the EPS format compatible with Adobe Illustrator 8©.
2. Photos under JPEG format.
3. Illustrations under JPEG format.

On Vectoriel, the selling prices of proposed licenses of use vary according to four points (Pricing and Licensing):
1. The artists rancking.
2. The type of file.
3.The exclusivity given or not to Vectoriel.
4. The license of use.

Once one of your files is download by a Vectoriel member, your personal account will be credited in Vecto of the corresponding amount that you are owed. You will able to monetize these Vecto once you get to 71 Vecto. Once you account reaches 71 Vecto through your sales on Vectoriel, you will be able to monetize your earnings from your personal menu by clicking on "My wallet", then "situation". Two secured systems of payment are at your disposal: By Bank transfer or Paypal. For reasons of security and logistics, the totality of banking transfers is done on a set date, the 20th of each month (working day) starting from the date of your request. First steps on Vectoriel, here.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this Post!

    See you soon!!! :)

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  2. I think that this kind of database can be very useful. An idea: if acess to images is made affordable and easy maybe people stop stealing images all over the internet!

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