Frequently Asked Questions

General information

What is IndieFrame?

IndieFrame is an independent digital platform for distributing user-generated content.
We turn smartphone owners into freelance reporters and connect photo and video creators with news media, publishers, broadcasters and other commercial companies all over the world.

The purpose of IndieFrame is twofold:

1. To provide a channel for people to share their real-life stories and perspectives on life, politics, society and current events with local and international media.

2. User-generated content is already used by the media on a daily basis. We believe that content creators should be rightfully payed for their work and we want to make it easy for professionals and non-professionals alike to sell their photos and videos to interested buyers within the principles of a free market.

Who can use IndieFrame?

IndieFrame is for everyone - from private users to commercial companies and the media. With IndieFrame anyone with a smartphone can become a freelance photographer or reporter, share their stories and sell their footage for news and commercial use.

IndieFrame is free to use and whether you are a professional or an amateur, buying or selling - you only have to pay if you decide to buy content on the platform.

So go right ahead - create your free account now and get ready post, sell, browse or buy photos and video content from around the world!

What is “shout” and how do I use it?

IndieFrame is a distribution channel for sharing all sorts of content and stories - not just the pretty kind. It is a medium for creating awareness on both good and bad aspects of our world, and sometimes, you are bound to come across photos and videos on IndieFrame where a heart-shaped “like” will seem inappropriate. For this reason we have created the megaphone. Its function is similar to that of the heart as it allows you to acknowledge the quality or significance of the content and help create attention and awareness - this is what we call “Shout”.

For content creators

How do I use IndieFrame?

Being an IndieFramer is simple. You sign-up on the website or directly in the app by using either your email or Facebook. Thereafter you can upload your content, set the price and it’s immediately available for purchase on the platform. Please note that if you share to social media, you increase the chances of selling your content.

How do I get paid?

We use PayPal to transfer you the money, so you need a PayPal account. Read more about how PayPal works here.

When a buyer purchases your content you will receive a notification from us and can shortly after request your payout to PayPal.

What types of content should I post?

You can upload photos and videos of anything you like, as long as you own the rights and the content is legal. That being said, we will remove any sexually explicit and violent content.

IndieFrame is meant for distributing newsworthy footage or creative and aesthetic content. The more interesting and relevant the content is and the higher the quality - the more likely you are to attract buyers.

Who sets the price?

The short answer is: YOU.

However, we encourage you to look into other IndieFramer’s pricing and find pictures of a similar quality as yours and thereby get inspired.

You get 80% of the sales price and IndieFrame take 20% to make the platform nicer, more cool and forever without ads!

Who owns the rights to the content?

As content creator you keep the rights to your content at all times. That means you get to sell any piece of content as many times to as many different buyers as you like.

How to I edit my content?

You can change your content’s description, title and price either by clicking the pen icon (on the web) or the ‘edit’ button (on the app).
Note: this feature is not available for now on Android, but will be back soon.

My profile

Why do you need my geolocation?

Media and other users can use geolocation to create specific assignments for specific locations. By activating geolocation you can tap into this portfolio of assignments to create content that you know is in demand. Geolocation also allows other users to find you and offer you assignments directly. And lastly, geolocation helps the media verify your content which increases your chances of selling it.
Activating your geolocation is entirely up to you, and can be managed in your settings.

How do I change my username?

Log into your profile - Click settings - and finally click edit user name at the top of the menu.

For buyers

Do you verify the content posted through IndieFrame?

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to verify individual pieces of content.
However we encourage our IndieFramers to activate geolocation for their profiles, which will help you verify that a reporter/content creator was present at the said time and place.

If you do come across suspicious material, please contact us at so we can look into it.

Can I contact content creators directly?

Sure you can! You can search for users and send them a message via the app or the website.

Can I get exclusive rights?

If you want exclusive rights to specific content, you are welcome to reach out to the content creator and negotiate a deal.
It is up to the content creator to decide if he or she wants to grant you exclusive rights.
Please note that we at IndieFrame do not partake in any such negotiations or contracts, nor can we take responsibility for compliance with agreements on behalf of the content creator.

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