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Articles from August 2006

Rights-Ready Pricing

By Jim Pickerell | 789 Words | Posted 8/29/2006 | Comments
Getty has launched its Riser brand that offers Rights-Ready (RR) pricing. The price for image use in Printed Marketing Material or Product/Packaging is $800. So far there are 64,770 images available, but it looks like this includes a lot of similars. For example there are 16 shots of a woman sitting at a desk that differ only in slight variations of expression.

Press Releases 24

By Jim Pickerell | 1490 Words | Posted 8/25/2006 | Comments
Discovery Selects Getty Images To Distribute Footage And Photography, Lonely Planet And Navman Create Interactive Online Travel Guide, Photolibrary Acquires ABPL Food File, Partners With, Adobe Adds Collections, Corbis Appoints Co-Directors Of Outline, Marcus Benkwitz Becomes New Plainpicture Partner

Riser Again

By Jim Pickerell | 599 Words | Posted 8/24/2006 | Comments
Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) has written its membership expressing concerns about Getty's plans to launch its Rights-Ready collection called Riser. The issues center around the right of Getty to make images available through Riser without specific photographer approval, and the perpetual duration of licenses.

a21 2006 Six Months Results

By Jim Pickerell | 326 Words | Posted 8/15/2006 | Comments
a21, Inc. has reported $4,511,000 in revenues for Q2 2006, but only $3,023,000 of that was for the stock photo side of the business. ArtSelect which provides wall art for homes and businesses provided $1,488,000 in revenue in less that a month and a half. ArtSelect earned approximately $12 million in 2005 and would be expected to earn about $3 million in a full quarter, equal to what the stock photo side of the business generates.

Where Does Riser Fit?

By Jim Pickerell | 1287 Words | Posted 8/11/2006 | Comments
Industry observers are intrigued by the Getty Images announcement of it's new "Rights-Ready" (RR) licensing model and are anxious for more information so they can determine exactly where it fits and what impact it will have on the industry. The new collection of images available for this type of licensing will be called Riser.

Jupitermedia Announces Q2 2006 Results

By Jim Pickerell | 2030 Words | Posted 8/10/2006 | Comments
Jupitermedia has reported revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 of $35 million up from $33.9 million in the previous quarter and compared to revenues of $29.1 million for the same period last year. The image division revenues were up only $242,000 from the previous quarter. The company's stock ended the day after the announcement at $6.59, down almost 30%.

History of the Stock Photo Industry

By Jim Pickerell | 7917 Words | Posted 8/7/2006 | Comments
This is a brief history of stock photography examining how it started and how it got to where it is today. I have tried to chronicle the key events and changes that have taken place in the last 80 years, in hopes that understanding the past will enable us to avoid repeating some of the same mistakes in the future.

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By Jim Pickerell | 1533 Words | Posted 8/2/2006 | Comments
This edition contains stories on: Getty Images Announces New 'Rights-Ready' Licensing Model, Index Provides Images For Cell Phone Wallpaper, CEPIC And BVPA Collaborate On IPTC Metadata Standards, Completes Web Site.

Random Thoughts 123

By Jim Pickerell | 1157 Words | Posted 8/2/2006 | Comments
This edition has short items on: iStockphoto Moves to Sell Footage -- Seeks Contributors; Corbis Files Lawsuit Against TemplateMonster and; Getty And Search Marketing; Getty Announces New Photographer's Choice Procedures; Redux Pictures To Represent New York Times Stock Images and Display Advertising On Web.

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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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