For 18 years Graphic Design:USA has published an annual Stock Visual Survey. Over 1200 surveys were mailed this year. This article summarizes some of the important findings of that survey.
This article has short items on Selling Stock's New Classified Ad Service, Getty Offers E-Data Facts, Overseas Printers Competing for U.S. Printing Jobs, Life Magazine Back, SuperStock To Use PicScout, Getty Offering Editorial Grants,
and News From PhotoShop World Conference.
A group of veteran stock shooters have partnered to form Blend Images, a Royalty Free production company with the aim of producing a contemporary, targeted collection of multi-ethnic people in business and lifestyle situations". However, this company does not intend to market any of these images directly to customers, but rather to rely on a network of distributors to handle the marketing.
This article has a Correction on the "Visual Search at Masterfile" story in the last newsletter, New 3rd Party Suppliers at Getty, new Media Bakery site and Stock Photo Advertisers in GD:USA.
Rumors are circulating in the industry that Southern Cross Broadcasting in Australia is interested in acquiring some major stock photo properties, but Tim Moore, Managing Director of Photolibrary in Australia says "When it comes to potential acquisitions Southern Cross is focused on companies engaged in film and video production operations, not still photos or stock footage."
Digital Railroad is offering a new online tool designed to help photographers manage their archiving and distribution workflow. Among other things it enables them to get keyworded digital files to their agencies in a more timely and cost effective manner. The agencies VII, AINA and Webistan, Reza's Paris-based agency, are among more than 200 early adoptors of the technology.
This story includes short items on: PACA Seeks Executive Director, SAA White Paper on RF, Klein Outlines Growth Plans, PictureArts Expands Creative Team and Copshots.com
This issue includes stories on: Zefa For Sale?,Amana IPO, JupiterMedia Q2 Results, Jupiter Acquires ThinkStock,A21 Second Quarter Results, Advertising Shift, Upper Cut Images, Getty Second Quarter Results, Reinventing Advertising, Visual Search At Masterfile, Digital Creation Or Film? and more.
There is certainly lots of unauthorized use of pictures found on the Internet, but much of it may be truly innocent because people don't understand what they can and cannot use. This story offers a suggestion that might make it easier to educate the masses.