Long time, no post - Getty $49
It's the final nail. With price expectations at a new low it's simply not time efficient to sell images for this sort of use; with web use being one of the main markets I have to wonder whether its time efficient for me to put images on my own website!
Translating into £25, it just about justifies the time taken to prepare the image, deliver it and invoice it. A personal service. It does not pay for the time taken to take the image, keyword, get on the site. It does not pay for the time taken to get the many other images put onto the site that have not sold. And it pays nothing for the little element of art and expertise put into getting the image.
So when I quoted £30 for web recently and was told "That's rather more than we have previously page for a stock image" I did not bother to reply. I should have said "Well, go to Getty and spoil yourselves". But that would have been helping 2 companies that did not deserve it.