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Articles from September 2004

GD:USA Annual Stock Survey

By Jim Pickerell | 797 Words | Posted 9/28/2004 | Comments
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.

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By Jim Pickerell | 1182 Words | Posted 9/28/2004 | Comments
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.

Blend Images

By Jim Pickerell | 1457 Words | Posted 9/28/2004 | Comments
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.

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By Jim Pickerell | 526 Words | Posted 9/13/2004 | Comments
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.

More Major Acquisitions??

By Jim Pickerell | 673 Words | Posted 9/13/2004 | Comments
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

By Jim Pickerell | 3127 Words | Posted 9/7/2004 | Comments
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.

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By Jim Pickerell | 1151 Words | Posted 9/7/2004 | Comments
This story includes short items on: PACA Seeks Executive Director, SAA White Paper on RF, Klein Outlines Growth Plans, PictureArts Expands Creative Team and

September 2004 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 7643 Words | Posted 9/6/2004 | Comments
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.

Innocent Infringement

By Jim Pickerell | 1251 Words | Posted 9/6/2004 | Comments
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.

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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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