PantherMedia Launches Premium Collection

Posted on 6/4/2014 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

PantherMedia has added a handpicked collection of fancy images to its archive of more than 28 million images.

The Premium Collection is composed of special interest images like architecture, food, ecology and sustainability as well as people and lifestlye. Only a handful of producers were nominated to contribute to this collection, and only the best images from their archive were selected for the submission. Currently the collection has a bit more than 100,000 images.

This Collection is geared towards a small circle of customers with a need for extremely high quality images. “These are rare and eccentric images that will only be chosen for exclusive projects”, explains Johanna Knauer, responsible art director at PantherMedia. “It is not only the extremely costly production and intentional focus on special interest topics that differentiate these images from our principle collection, but the mostly fresh and modern picture language, far away from the classic commercial imagery.”

Licensing fees are set apart from the microstock licensing fees. The prices are defined by the suppliers and range between 19 Euro for the smallest Web licence to 630 Euro for XXL of the most expensive supplier, Masterfile. All images are available on invoice or via credits, but not within a subscription plan.

“The launch of our Premium Collection is a logical step in our consequent mission to serve the customer, not only in terms of quality of images, but also in quality of service,” remarks Robert Walters, CEO of PantherMedia. “All of our images are on a very high qualitative level, but in terms of niches and exclusivity we are now offering our customers fresh and exalted images as an alternative.” Selected photographers from the PantherMedia community may contribute exclusive images to this Premium Collection in future.

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