Just 8 months after launch ImageCollect.com
, a celebrity picture library offering images at microstock prices, has doubled in size in 3 months and now has more than three million images available for download. The library contains archival imagery and current content supplied by top entertainment photographers. The company expects to have more than 5 million images by early 2012.
Customers can purchase single image for unlimited used for $19 and can download up to 25 images a month for a $99 subscription. Or, if they have need of even more images per month they can download up to 200 images per month for $199.
“We’re incredibly excited about this landmark, but it is only a small sign of things to come,” said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, ImageCollect. “We’re adding new celebrity pictures at a rate of approximately 40,000 images per day, with around 2 million photos still to be added. We’ve simplified our pricing, and API partners are now utilizing our technology in unique ways to fulfill a growing demand for entertainment imagery.”
Celebrity photos in the ImageCollect library range from iconic archival material, such as shots of a young and exuberant JFK in the oval office, to photos of today’s biggest stars attending red carpet events. ImageCollect aims to disrupt the celebrity photo market by applying the micro-stock business model of successful sites like iStockphoto, Shutterstock, and Fotolia to the editorial licensing space. The company strives to make celebrity imagery available to new media buyers and fans under simple pricing and licensing terms. Early customers include People Magazine, US Weekly, Life & Style, Tribune Media Services, NY Times Magazine, and Star Magazine, among many others.