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Articles from April 2005

Random Thoughts 101

By Jim Pickerell | 1577 Words | Posted 4/26/2005 | Comments
This edition has stories on Adobe To Buy Macromedia, EMPICS To Represent AP in UK and Ireland, Speight Resigns Corbis, WorkbookStock To Be Distributed By Getty, StockPhotoFinder Search Engine Arrives, Ambient Images Chooses Digital Railroad and OnRequest Sponsors Art Directors Club Awards.

Getty Acquires Digital Vision

By Jim Pickerell | 2954 Words | Posted 4/21/2005 | Comments
Getty Images has announced that it has acquired Digital Vision for $165 million in cash and the acquisition is expected to increase the revenue Getty Images generates from royalty-free content. They also announced revenue of $178.1 million for the first quarter of 2005.

2004 Results For A21

By Jim Pickerell | 644 Words | Posted 4/18/2005 | Comments
A21, Inc. has reported fourth quarter 2004 revenue of $2.1 million and gross revenue of $7.5 million for the full year of 2004. a21 acquired SuperStock in the first quarter of 2004 so the $7.5 million only represents ten months of SuperStock's 2004 revenue.

Random Thoughts 100

By Jim Pickerell | 1085 Words | Posted 4/18/2005 | Comments
This edition has stories on MyLoupe.com, Image 100 Launches U.S. Website, IPTC Core Schema For XMP Released, Black Star B&W Archive Goes To Ryerson University and Corbis Acquires Dead Celebrities.

Adobe - A New Game In Town

By Jim Pickerell | 2502 Words | Posted 4/4/2005 | Comments
Adobe will release Creative Suite 2 in May and it will handle photos in a new and much different way. They are also launching Adobe Stock Photos that will give creatives direct access from within CS2 to RF photos from five of the major suppliers.

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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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