In a forum posting Tuesday, iStockphoto head honcho Bruce Livingstone said the Getty Images subsidiary had 2007 revenue of $71.9 million, and it paid $20.9 million to those who contributed the imagery it licenses.
The first interesting thing here is that iStockPhoto pays out roughly 29% of what they make on sales – that's pretty much as suspected. That $71.9mil number though is kind of scary. That's a lot of money to making on royalty free sales. It means that it's revenue lost out of a lot of pro's pockets.