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Articles from July 2002

Flat Sales At Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 1595 Words | Posted 7/25/2002 | Comments
Getty Images posted a profit for the second consecutive quarter, but sales dipped 2.2% to $113.3 million when compared with sales a year ago. Jonathan Klein said, ''Not withstanding the turmoil in the financial markets and the very difficult environment in which many of our customers still find themselves, our business is in the best shape it has ever been.''

Royalty Free Rip Off

By Jim Pickerell | 433 Words | Posted 7/20/2002 | Comments
One of E-bay's sellers is offering hard drives loaded with Royalty Free images in violation of the RF license. His most recent sale was an 80GB Maxtor firewire Mac/PC external drive in perfect condition with over 60 RF titles for $760.00. Creators get nothing for such sales. E-bay has been asked to cancel this seller's privileges, but so far has done nothing.

Building a Searchable Website

By Jim Pickerell | 1801 Words | Posted 7/20/2002 | Comments
Thinking about developing your own website where customers can search for your images? This story gives information about four cost effective solutions to the problem that are working successfully for photographers. Many photographers are finding that having their own site is an important key to maximizing sales of their images.

Natural Selection Offers Category Tree Search

By Jim Pickerell | 645 Words | Posted 7/11/2002 | Comments
Natural Selection has launched a new web site with a Category Tree search feature. David Brown says it makes searching for images faster and far more accurate than keyword systems. The URL for the site is http://www.nssp.com.

Getty Accounting Problems

By Jim Pickerell | 1645 Words | Posted 7/11/2002 | Comments
Is the stock industry giving customers what they want? In the near future the only images available for licensing will be those that can be searched and delivered online. The online images will never be more than a minute fraction of the total images available in stock files today and many customers still want to use many of these other images.

Random Thoughts 49

By Jim Pickerell | 915 Words | Posted 7/6/2002 | Comments
This contains short items on: Advertising Recovery?, Getty Expectations, PACA International Conference Scheduled, What's In A Name: RP or RM, SuperStock Website Redesign and The StockRep Closes.

Customer Service

By Jim Pickerell | 2257 Words | Posted 7/1/2002 | Comments
Is the stock industry giving customers what they want? In the near future the only images available for licensing will be those that can be searched and delivered online. The online images will never be more than a minute fraction of the total images available in stock files today and many customers still want to use many of these other images.

July 2002 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 4170 Words | Posted 7/1/2002 | Comments
In this issue there are stories on: Customer Service, Veer Directory, PanStock To Represent Mon-Tresor, Burak Joins TimePix, CEPIC International Congress, PACA Reorganization, Workbookstock.com Print Catalog, Masterfile To Represent Zefa in U.S., Sheldon Marshall Resigns From ImageState, Pictor Bankruptcy, Corbis Reorganization and more.

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This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

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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