This story has short items on: Stone+, 100% Digital Workflow at Corbis, VPAimages and Photolibrary in Asia, Masterfile Moves Representation, Stockbyte Three Tier Pricing, Iconica Expands in Europe, Black Star and Stockshop/Medichrome and Image Source 7 Catalog.
The newest way to sell stock photography is through subscriptions. The image quality is improving, the fees for usage are low, and most companies engaged in this line of business wholly own most of the images they license. The number of customers using subscription services is growing significantly. Pat Hunt has taken a look at the major player and explained how the business works.
This story has short items on: Customer Concerns with Getty Sports League Partnerships, E-Data Sues Getty and Corbis, Date Set for PACA International Conference, Index Stock To Use PicScout, New Strategy for Stock Image, Stockbyte Introduces Filtration and ImageState Relaunches Website.
This stroy details my calculations of total worldwide revenue generated from the sale of still stock images and stock illustrations in 2003. I believe it was about $1.5 billion and have provided details as to how I arrived at that figure. I also discuss revenue for various segments of the market.
This print edition of the newsletter has stories on: Editorial Stock Challenges; PictureArts Buys Nonstock; Great Quarter for Getty; Jupitermedia Buys Comstock; A21 Acquires SuperStock; Freeny Attack; Alamy Exceeds Million Images; Enforcing Your Copyright; PicScout Image Recognition; WireImage and the NFL and SAA Investigative Shopping.