ImageBrief closing its doors

In an email to its photographer clients ImageBrief today announced that it is ending its service. The email is below.

Photographers logging into their accounts are greeted with licensing information for each photo sold through the exchange. The information can be downloaded.

All photos, contact information, and billing information on the site will be deleted within seven days.

Today, we’re announcing that after six years of connecting agencies, brands and creators, we will be closing down ImageBrief’s photographer marketing services.

We’re proud of the products and apps we built, but even more so, we’re grateful for the community that enabled them to grow. More than 70,000 creators earned millions of dollars collaborating with 12,500+ global agencies and brands in 169 countries.

There has never been a better time for creators to thrive. Demand for content has increased, and the tools to create world-class creative are more accessible than ever.

Our talented team of engineers, designers, developers, and curators have worked tirelessly to make ImageBrief a success in a competitive and rapidly evolving landscape, and our immediate priority is to help you transition to other services to support your business.

In the coming days, our team will be in contact with you directly with detailed information about your specific account, license history, and services. Over the next week, we recommend logging into ImageBrief to download and retain your license history and related assets. Further details can be found in the FAQ’s below.

We want to thank you for your participation and loyalty, and look forward to working with you in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.


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What will happen to images I have uploaded?

ImageBrief does not distribute your images through third parties. All photos you have submitted to the site will be permanently removed from our servers within the next seven days.

How do I get copies of my licenses?

For the next seven days, you will be able to login to if you require additional copies of your licenses. Download your license and associated schedules. You are legally obliged to continue to adhere to all terms and agreements of your licensed images.

What will happen to my personal and credit card Information?

We will permanently remove your personal information where it is no longer required, protecting your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, misuse, and alteration. ImageBrief uses Stripe and does not store private credit card information.

What will happen to payments due to me?

Over the next 90 days, our finance team will continue to manage accounts on behalf of contributors for images recently licensed. You will be contacted directly regarding the specific status of outstanding payments and paid within 30 days of receipt of the client’s payment.

ImageRights Services

If you activated ImageRights and via the ImageBrief platform, images you have synced to ImageRights will remain in your ImageRights account.

You can use the email you used to signup with ImageBrief, but you’ll need to reset your password to be able to login to ImageRights directly. Head to the login page at and select the ‘Forgot Password’ link. Cases will continue to be pursued while your account remains open. You can submit an account cancellation to ImageRights by emailing