Last Friday at end of day, iStockphoto released the redeemed credit target numbers that contributors must surpass in 2011 to achieve a certain royalty percentage level for 2012. After widespread reports of declining download numbers across the site, contributors were surprised to see the levels at the original numbers posted for last year, 2010. Those numbers were modified at the end of 2010 to lower target levels.
Here is the image showing the various levels for the 2012 royalty levels. Keep in mind, if, for example, you are currently at 25%, and you hit next year’s 30% level before the end of this year, you will be bumped up to that level for this year and into next.