This group of releases includes: Amana Buys Japanese Stock Agency Orion; Jupiter Acquires Animation Factory; The Peter Arnold Group Grows as a Specialist Portal; Virtual Picture Desk will Distribute Italy's De Agostini Images; and John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library uses TheDataArchive for Site Enhancements.
This issue has the following stories: Getty's Plans For 2006; Photographer's Choice Survey; RPI Going Down At Getty; Return Per Image; Photographer Income Trends; From Medio to Glow; Advertising Conditions Ahead; Jupiter 3rd Quarter and New Acquisitions; A21 Third Quarter; ISIA Online; PLUS Glossary; Adobe Adds 2 Brands; Hart To Head ImageState; and Photospin International Strategy.
This edition contains stories on More Jupiter Acquisitions; Correction Concerning Black Star; Photographer's Choice Survey Clarifications; ISIA Online - New Association; and Adobe Adds Two More Brands
A few photographers have provided me with detailed income figures that point to some surprising and disturbing trends including: selling RF can actually earn you more than RM;
search order positions impact; and declining revenue from Photographer's Choice.
Getty Images has announced that the company expects 2006 revenue of approximately $820 million to $840 million and earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.70 to $2.85. In addition the company has outlined its plans for 2006 for investment analysts.
Anecdotal information indicates that the average return-per-image of Photographer's Choice images on Gettyimages.com has been dropping. I've prepared a survey to give a clearer understanding of the degree to which this might be happening. All responses to this survey will be anonymous.
This package of releases includes: Business Conditions Ahead from TWGA; PhotoSpin "Franchises" International Distribution; Corbis Expands Partnership With PicScout; PictureHouse Starts Monthly Promotion; Purestock Grows To 16,000 Images; SuperStock Supports UK Expansion; and Veer Receives Record Number of Awards.
With most photo news being handled by large wire-service and Internet conglomerates, some smaller independents, such as Polaris, WPN and ZUMA, are making waves in the industry.
a21, Inc. has reported revenues for the third quarter of 2005 of $2,064,000 compared to $2,077,000 for the same period in 2004 and down from $2,327,000 in the second quarter of 2005.