ImageRights, a website dedicated to helping photographers discover illegal and unauthorized use of their images, will now offer free programs using their image recognition technology.
Previously, the website offered services for a fee. Photographers could pay to upload images and artwork to the site, and would receive a report detailing any potential illegal use of images. ImageRights will now offer their recognition program for free, allowing users to upload up to 10,000 images.
Paid subscriptions will still offer an advantage, though. Paying customers will keep a higher portion of any fees claimed on illegally used images. Non-paying customers will receive 50% of compensation, while subscribers will receive 35%.
Any user can opt out of the recovery part of the program and take legal matters into his or her own hands with the free reports obtained through ImageRights.
Basic, Standard and Pro packages are available at a cost of $9.95, 19.95 and $39.95 respectively. To purchase any of these or to start a free account, go to the ImageRights website.