It’s been over a year since Pond5 announced they were adding photos. They started out with importing millions of photos from 123rf.com in a partnership and promised that we’d “soon” be able to directly upload and submit photos.
Finally, they’ve opened up submissions. But is it too late? By importing photos from 123rf.com, they gave up any control over the photo marketplace they might have had. 123rf.com has set the pricing on Pond5 and flooded the marketplace there so that anything we upload will be inconsequential. A “drop in the ocean” as the saying goes.
They announced on the forums that they are allowing uploads of JPG and PNG files, however their “submission guidelines” claim that they only support JPG uploads. In the past they’ve also said they would support vectors and PSD files, so we’ll see if and when that happens.