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Articles from October 2003

Revenue Up, Images Sales Down

By Jim Pickerell | 4254 Words | Posted 10/25/2003 | Comments
Getty Images, Inc. reported third quarter revenue of $130.8 million up 2.7% from the $127.7 million in the second quarter of 2003 on the strength of rising prices, not increased sales volume. Despite shifts in search order results on the web site that dramatically favored RM images, the number of RF images sold were still strong, and RM revenues continued to decline, though not to the degree they dropped in the 2nd quarter.

PACA Announces Survey Results

By Jim Pickerell | 723 Words | Posted 10/14/2003 | Comments
PACA has announced the results of the 2003 Stock Picture Industry Survey, a North American survey that addresses significant industry questions about major trends covering products, revenues, rate of growth, leading areas of content and more.

Adapt Or Die

By Jim Pickerell | 1663 Words | Posted 10/14/2003 | Comments
Stephen Mayes provides insights on the continuing Royalty Free vs. Rights Managed debate. He is Director of Art + Commerce Anthology and previously Creative Director of Image Source, CEO amana america and Senior Vice President of Getty Images.

VPD To Manage Panoramic Images

By Jim Pickerell | 1119 Words | Posted 10/8/2003 | Comments
The Virtual Picture Desk has taken over management of critical activities at Panoramic Images and George Sinclair has been appointed CEO. Doug Segal the current Chairman and President of PI will shift his responsibilities to focus on new business development and the oversight of his new venture, FillPrints.

SAA On Royalty Free

By Jim Pickerell | 1878 Words | Posted 10/8/2003 | Comments
The StockArtistsAlliance leaders takes issue with many of the points in my Story 580 on ''Re-Evaluation of Royalty Free'' and hope that photographers will not produce RF images. This story lays out some of their arguments.

Random Thoughts 68

By Jim Pickerell | 1373 Words | Posted 10/3/2003 | Comments
This issue has short items on Stephen Mayes' move from Image Source to Art and Commerce in New York, Picture Arts launches Botanica, VEER Honored with Two Awards, Do Not Call could benefit stock industry, Kodak's Problems and Wire Transfer Ripoff.

Goodshot: The French Touch

By Jim Pickerell | 611 Words | Posted 10/3/2003 | Comments
Goodshoot is a French RF company and General Manager Philippe Bigard provides some interesting details on how the market for RF is developing in France and Europe. Bigard believe the French market requires a special style of photography, and thus he is only interested in working with European photographers.

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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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