Every day, more than half a million people run searches using the Yandex.Images homepage. A significant segment of these users aren't looking for standard images, but rather sources of inspiration and beauty. With this audience in mind, we choose one unique photograph every day and post it to the Yandex.Images homepage.
If your photo-hosting service meets the partner requirements, we will make you a partnership offer to work for a trial period (up to 100 days). During this photo-hosting period, you will grant Yandex permission to use your images free of charge in any media format, and also to provide free images for users to apply as wallpaper (sub-licensing). Yandex selects and posts partner images on the Yandex.Images homepage and determines what types of images (photographs, vector graphics, illustrations) and themes (nature, animals, abstract images, etc.) prove most popular with users.
Yandex's decision on whether or not to prolong a partnership will depend on the results of this trial period. After the trial period, you will receive payment for every image that we use from your photostock or photo-hosting service. The licensing cost is negotiated on an individual basis.
Any site that contains a large database of quality photos or illustrations can become a Yandex.Images partner, so long as you observe the following conditions:
The photo-hosting (or photostock) service should confirm that it possesses the legal right to grant Yandex the license for use of its photographs as part of Yandex services. Yandex has the right to:
All images are singled out automatically based on an analysis of their graphic elements: gradient, texture, color characteristics, contrast, etc.
Then the selected images pass through individual moderation. We check to make sure that there are no portraits of people or erotic pictures among the chosen images and ensure that a variety of themes are represented.
We may choose to display more images from some partners than from others.
Send a request with information about your website to the address email@example.com. We will send you all the necessary information and let you know how to proceed.