More than 1,000 designers responded to Graphic Design USA
(GDUSA) annual survey designed to determine how stock imagery is being used. The survey indicates that use of stock imagery has grown nearly three times in 25 years since the first survey, starting at 39 percent in 1986 and reaching 98 percent in 2012. The survey also shows that 31 percent of designers are in a full-blown love affair, using stock images over 100 times a year, which is up 11 percent from last year.
Kodak has announced plans to sell off its Personalized Imaging business unit which includes Kodak cameras, print kiosks, and consumer-grade film. In short, Kodak will no longer make any photographic items for the everyday consumer.
Most online databases of stock photos contain hundreds of thousands of
images that are never seen by potential buyers. This can be attributed
to the fact that the sole way of finding images is through the use of
keywords. Learn more about how Visual Search could go a long way to solving this problem and the specific strategy used by Pixolution
recently announced the release of Image ExpertTM. The
20/20 Software Image Expert is an advanced workflow and image processing
application. It provides image analysis using a set of rules provided
by the library; image conversion, image resizing, renaming, and metadata
Eastman Kodak’s stock lost more than half its value in volatile trading
on Friday amid fears that it is headed for bankruptcy. The company has
lost nearly $1.8 billion since 2007 and is set to borrow another $160
million from its $400 million line of credit.