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Articles from June 2006

Random Thoughts 121

By Jim Pickerell | 1285 Words | Posted 6/29/2006 | Comments
This edition contains the following short items: Heimsch Wins CEPIC Contest; Upheaval At Superstock; To Be Or Not To Be -- A Getty Images Partner; JupiterImages Upgrades Site; Unauthorized Use Dilemma; Laufenberg Joins Getty Images and Cannibalization

Corbis Appoints Chief Creative Officer

By Jim Pickerell | 1962 Words | Posted 6/23/2006 | Comments
Corbis recently appointed Ross Sutherland to a new position of Chief Creative Officer. Sutherland has almost 40 years of experience at some of the world's leading advertising agencies including Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam.

Press Releases 21

By Jim Pickerell | 1310 Words | Posted 6/22/2006 | Comments
This edition contains stories on: Getty Showcasing New Photographers, Alamy Adds Metadata To Digital Image Files, Corbis Launches Corbis Outline@Home, Pacific Stock Releases New "Wiki Shots" RF Collection, ASMP & AIA Release New Guidelines for Commissioning Architectural Images, MaXx Images Announces AGE Fotostock Representation

Reflections On CEPIC

By Jim Pickerell | 2947 Words | Posted 6/16/2006 | Comments
The most important event on the stock industry calendar is the annual CEPIC Congress, held this year early in June in Biarritz, France. This year there were almost 800 attendees from 375 stock photo organization and 51 countries. This story outlines some of things I learned at the conference.

Press Releases 20

By Mele Stemmermann | 1450 Words | Posted 6/15/2006 | Comments
This edition contains stories on: Alamy Includes Metadata In All Downloaded Image Files; Getty Names New CFO; Getty and amana Begin Joint Distribution; Jolie-Pitt Baby Pictures Will Raise Funds For Charity; NewsCom Partners With Topix.net; Corbis Artist Representation Team Expands Across Asia; and Popperfoto's World Cup Images Available On Alamy.

a21 Announces Changes At Superstock

By Jim Pickerell | 476 Words | Posted 6/15/2006 | Comments
a21, Inc. has announced that Haim Ariav, a21's Chief Creative Officer and the Chief Creative Officer and President of a21's subsidiary SuperStock no longer remains with the Company. Mr. Ariav has also resigned from the Board of Directors of a21.

JupiterImages Buys Workbookstock

By Jim Pickerell | 491 Words | Posted 6/6/2006 | Comments
Jupiterimages has acquired all the shares of Workbook Inc. from Alexis Scott giving it control of workbookstock.com. Simultaneously, Alexis Scott purchased back from Jupiterimages the print directories, Workbook.com and all the other products that help generate assignments for photographers and illustrators.

Photo Subscription Services

By Jim Pickerell | 448 Words | Posted 6/5/2006 | Comments
This story provides some statistics on 18 Subscription web sites that have a combined total of over 10 million images. Six million of these are clip art leaving over 4 million photos and illustration. Eight of these sites are owned by Jupitermedia.

ArtBox Looks To The Future

By Jim Pickerell | 512 Words | Posted 6/3/2006 | Comments
Will the users of new technologies like cell phones and video ipods be satisfied with still images? A new company called ArtBoximages.com believes such mobile device users will expect much more. See what they are doing.

Random Thoughts 120

By Jim Pickerell | 1099 Words | Posted 6/3/2006 | Comments
This edition includes short items on: Getty Extends RF Discounts To End Of July; The Rise of Crowdsourcing; Getty Increases Authorization of Share Repurchase; Getty To Close Some New York Facilities; Duncomb Joins Bilderlounge; Getty Accepts Unreleased Images and Win A Car At Punchstock.

What Do Customers Think?

By Joe Lacugna | 1683 Words | Posted 6/1/2006 | Comments
At the recent PACA Annual Meeting in Chicago, industry veteran, Joe LaCugna, PhD, was invited to present key findings from three recent surveys of creative professionals. This story provides a summary of some of his points.

Alamy First Quarter 2006

By Jim Pickerell | 1268 Words | Posted 6/1/2006 | Comments
Alamy has reported numbers for Q1 2006 that show another huge growth in supply with 825,052 images added to their database. This was up a full 28% from the 644,808 added in Q4 2005 and 86% from the 443,587 added in Q1 2005. See the rest of their numbers.

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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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