Pond5 Upgrades Website

Posted on 1/29/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Pond5 has announced today its public release of the new version “v2” of its website. The site offers a dramatically improved experience for both customers and contributors, giving filmmakers, photographers, musicians, 3D artists, and all kinds of media makers a place to connect with fellow artists, sell their stock media, and purchase high-quality content for their productions.

Artists on Pond5 contribute to a vast, rapidly-growing repository of creative elements, which now features more than 1.5 million video clips - the largest selection of royalty-free stock footage on the web - and more than 10 million stock photos, illustrations, audio files, 3D models, and motion graphics templates - all available for instant download.

New features implemented on the site include:

- Larger, higher quality thumbnails and previews. The media is front and center, loading quickly and in high resolution.  Video and audio plays back directly from search results, and watermarked previews are freely downloadable for use in mockups, rough cuts, and testing.

- Advanced Search. Media makers can quickly find what they're looking for with granular filters for media type, resolution, duration, price, aspect ratio, etc.

- Infinite Scroll. Instead of flipping page-by-page through search results and waiting for pageloads, users are now presented with a continuously loading page of content, making the search process fast and seamless – an industry first.

- Collections. Media makers can now collect, organize and share their favorite media easily and quickly using the new Collections feature.

- Drag and Drop. In another first, users can now add content to their carts or collections using an intuitive drag and drop interface.  

- Customized Artist Profiles. Contributors on Pond5 can promote their portfolios and build their brand more effectively with the ability to visually customize their artist pages.

“We're focused on creating the fastest, most artist-friendly platform for media makers around the world to exchange creative elements, connect with other creators, and get inspired,” says Tom Bennett, co-founder and CEO. "These latest features are a big step in that direction."

Content from Pond5 has been used in virtually every type of media project and by virtually every type of media maker, with a diverse array of more than 100,000 customers including major hollywood studios, television networks, book and magazine publishers, video game makers, bloggers, and a long list of of others.   

To sign up to Pond5, visit http://www.pond5.com.

Copyright © 2013 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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