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Articles from February 2006

Margins Or Profits??

By Jim Pickerell | 1661 Words | Posted 2/22/2006 | Comments
Which is more important, Margins or Profits? I consulted a group of analysts who follow Getty Images and/or Jupitermedia and all but one who responded said PROFITS. Both companies are very focused on increasing margins, but here's why I think they may need to accept a slight decrease in margins in order to grow revenues and profits.

Random Thoughts 116

By Jim Pickerell | 1230 Words | Posted 2/22/2006 | Comments
This edition includes items on: Picturesque Does Semi-Shutdown; Jupiter Acquires The Beauty Archive; Jupiter Pulls Brands Off Getty; Getty Images Changes Tune On iStockphoto; Royalties Plunging and Why Getty's Stock Price Has Fallen

Press Releases 14

By Jim Pickerell | 1879 Words | Posted 2/16/2006 | Comments
This group of releases includes: ASMP Asks for Legislative Action on HR 683; OnAsia Images Announces Distribution Partnership with laif in Germany; Beateworks Announces IPN as Adobe Bridge Portal; OnAsia Digital's Keyword Database Sets Industry Milestone; Digital Railroad Names Ryall VP of Marketing; and ShutterStock Offers Footage.

Getty Moves To Micropayments

By Jim Pickerell | 1650 Words | Posted 2/10/2006 | Comments
Getty Images has moved into the micropayment market for stock photography with the purchase of iStockphoto for $50 million. Industry sources estimate that iStockphotos gross annual revenue for 2005 was between $5 and $8 million. The fee for using an iStockphoto image starts at $1.00.


By Jim Pickerell | 1637 Words | Posted 2/10/2006 | Comments
This story gives a picture of the consolidation that has taken place in the industry over the last few years, provides a breakdown of the companies that have been acquired and the acquirer. It also outlines some of the effects acquisitions have had on photographers.

Grill On Return-Per-Image

By Jim Pickerell | 741 Words | Posted 2/2/2006 | Comments
Tom Grill says when comparing RPI from one agency to another, photographers must keep in mind the number of selects along with the type of material that is being selected. The overall return from the shoot takes precedence.

JupiterImages Acquires Stock Image

By Jim Pickerell | 328 Words | Posted 2/2/2006 | Comments
Jupiterimages has acquired all of the shares of Stock Image S.A.S ( for approximately U.S. $11.1 million in cash. This includes the Stock Image RM brand and its RF Pixland ( brand.

Press Releases 13

By Jim Pickerell | 1541 Words | Posted 2/1/2006 | Comments
This group of releases includes: Jupiterimages Invests in Hungarian stock sites Stock.xchng and; Football Association Signs UK's Action Images as Photo Partner; IView and Alamy Reveal Pro-Photo Tool; PunchStock & UpperCut Opens New York City Office; SuperStock Opens New York City Office; and SAA's "Thinking Stock" Event In London.

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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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