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500px Now Powers Bing’s Daily Featured Homepage Picture

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Since Microsoft launched their Bing search engine a little over four years ago in mid-2009, one of its characteristics that set it apart from search giant Google was the featuring of a lovely image that changed on a daily basis.

Featured images ranged from landscapes, animals, people, and more. Today, online photography community 500px has announced that they are collaborating with Bing to power the search engine’s daily photo display.

“We see great potential and continue to explore further avenues to showcase 500px photographers,” writes Diana Tula on the 500px blog.

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Photographer’s information displayed upon clicking the “Info” button on Bing homepage.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for photographers hoping to get their work noticed. According to Alexa Analytics, Bing is the 16th most popular website on the Internet. That translates to millions of visits daily.

Photographers interested in participating in the 500px + Bing partnership are able to upload their photographers to the “Bing Homepage” section of their 500px Organizer. From there, 500px and Bing editors will come together to review and select the top picks — with the possibility of the submitted photo being featured on Bing.com for a whole day.

It’s not just a smash and grab on the part of 500px and Bing, though. The photographer’s biography and image details are available by clicking the “Info” button overlaid on the image.

“By collaborating with Bing, we are introducing you and your work to a wider global audience. We see great potential and continue to explore further avenues to showcase 500px photographers,” says Tula.

(via 500px Blog)


 
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  • Eric Boutilier-Brown

    And the copyright fee remitted to the photographer the reproduction rights for the image for the day by Bing (serving it to millions of viewers) is how much?

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad Dusil

    My guess is zero.

    Photographer choose to submit their work for exposure, which I guess is a pretty neat gig if your work appears to those millions.

  • http://www.phoozl.com/ AdminHarald

    It’s totally opt-in. And they say: “Please note, Bing makes the photo of the day available for download under a personal use license. We feel this is a small payoff for the potential exposure, but you may feel otherwise.”

  • Jake

    In other words: “Bing’s homepage now features daily updates of epic landscape shots and female nudity.”

  • malez

    you don’t read much, do you?

  • Alexandre

    … Photographers interested in participating in the 500px + Bing partnership are able to upload their PHOTOGRAPHS* to the “Bing Homepage” …

  • Syuaip

    Why no “buy this picture as wallpaper/print now” icon on Bing all the way?

  • That Guy

    So that explains their love of terrible HDR.

  • Lou Vest

    Bing bought one of my photos from Getty and it was up for a day. I post photos to Flickr, 500px and have a URL under my own name. There might have been a million people who saw that photo, but there was no unusual activity on any of my three web sites on that day or the next. A couple of friends wrote to tell me they saw it.

    What has generated a lot of activity has been exposure on blogs like Reddit, Tumblr, Stumbleupon or Baidu where people post and repost and the focus seems to be on images. Flickr generates a lot of views and contact and I get views through Google and Bing image search.

    But the “big” exposure on Bing wallpaper didn’t do much. I’d be interested to hear if anyone had a different experience.