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Articles from March 2005

Random Thoughts 99

By Jim Pickerell | 1259 Words | Posted 3/29/2005 | Comments
This issue has stories on Adobe's New Photographer Directory that Creatives can access from inside Adobe products, Getty Sues Amana, RF Used on Time Cover, Get Rich Quick!, and Are Quality Standards Dropping At Getty?

Image Buyout

By Jim Pickerell | 969 Words | Posted 3/18/2005 | Comments
Another competitor for OnRequest Images has hit the street - this time from Dubai - and the company called Image Buyout seems to have an early focus on the European market. Gregg Sedgwick, a British photographer and designer, founded the company.

Adobe Ideas Conference

By Jim Pickerell | 422 Words | Posted 3/18/2005 | Comments
Adobe Systems will host the Ideas Conference for creative professionals and educators working in design, advertising, publishing and professional photography at the Grand Hyatt New York on April 4. I strongly recommend that stock photographers and agents consider attending this event.

Random Thoughts 98

By Jim Pickerell | 988 Words | Posted 3/18/2005 | Comments
This issue has short images on, More on Editorial Fees in Europe, Image Source Sets Up New York Office, SuperStock Expansion, Latin American Market Size, Ressmeyer Creates Science Faction, Remmerssen Retires and Workbookstock Offers RF.

Is Custom Stock Good For Artists?

By Bahar Gidwani | 2254 Words | Posted 3/8/2005 | Comments
Index Stock Imagery has recently started a relationship with OnRequest Images to produce Custom Stock and in this article CEO Bahar Gidwani explains how the arrangement has been set up and why it can be good for photographers.

Editorial Opportunities For Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 1753 Words | Posted 3/8/2005 | Comments
In 2004 and in setting their goals for 2005, Getty Images has emphasized the potential for growing the Editorial side of their business. Investment analyst Christopher Rowen of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and his team have surveyed a number of newspapers to determine their use of Getty Images photos and as a result STRH has become more cautious in its estimates for Getty's future growth.

Downside To PicScout

By Jim Pickerell | 1327 Words | Posted 3/8/2005 | Comments
Everyone in the stock photo industry is excited by the potential PicScout is offering in identifying unauthorized web uses but some of our customers are innocent infringers and with them there is a major dilemma.

March 2005 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6267 Words | Posted 3/3/2005 | Comments
This issue includes stories on: Jupitermedia To Acquire Creatas, Trends Toward Production Companies, Corbis Completes Zefa Acquisition, Corbis 2004 Revenue Is $170.4 Million, Getty 2004 Results, ImageState 2004 Results, Digital Vision Production For 2005, On-Request Expands Marketing, Jupiter Launches RM Service, Editorial Prices At Getty and more.

Random Thoughts 97

By Jim Pickerell | 2128 Words | Posted 3/3/2005 | Comments
This issue contains stories on: Getty Announces New Release Categories; Stockphotofinder Update; PicScout Finds More Unauthorized Uses; Getty's Response to PicScout and SAA; Alamy Collection Doubles In Size; Lynn Martin Joins PictureArts; Corbis Trims Zefa Workforce; Getty Announces Winners of Editorial Grants; Ad Agency Market In U.S. and PACA Annual Meeting Announced

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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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