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Articles from October 1999

Pricing Editorial Web Uses

By Jim Pickerell | 1701 Words | Posted 10/22/1999 | Comments
We have a new pricing schecule for Editorial Web uses that is a suppliment to the prices listed on page 220 of Negotiating Stock Photo Prices. The prices on page 220 are still applicable for corporate and commercial uses.

TIB & Getty Sales Analysis

By Jim Pickerell | 1716 Words | Posted 10/22/1999 | Comments
Getty Images' filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in conjunction with its acquisition of The Image Bank provides some interesting insights and surprises. TIB sales of still images were lower in the first six months of 1999 than during a similar period in 1998.


By Jim Pickerell | 2580 Words | Posted 10/15/1999 | Comments
Speedpix is an online agency scheduled to launch service in February of 2000 with approximately 5000 images. They intend to market worldwide and give photographers a higher percentage of sales than any other agency offers. This story examines their offering and compares it with other options.

Random Thoughts 12

By Jim Pickerell | 1471 Words | Posted 10/15/1999 | Comments
These short news items include: a new CEO at Liaison, Sale of Gamma in France, Digital Delivery at Getty and expected future growth, RF vs Traditional sales in Europe, McaGraw Hill Rights Request, FPG's iSwoop and more.

PNI and Cinebase to Merge

By Jim Pickerell | 643 Words | Posted 10/12/1999 | Comments
Picture Network International and Cinebase Software Inc. have signed a letter of intent to merge and create a new company which will provide media asset management services. Still photographers will be interested in this merger because PNI licenses rights to still images through PictureQuest and Cinebase will begin licensing video and film content.

Getting Images Seen

By Jim Pickerell | 674 Words | Posted 10/12/1999 | Comments
This story describes the dilemma many photographers represented by major agencies are facing in trying to get their images where they can be seen by clients and it focuses primarily on the situation at Getty Communications.

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This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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