AP To Distribute Fotolia Images

Posted on 4/26/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The Associated Press and Fotolia have announced a collaboration giving customers access to millions of royalty-free images. AP Images customers will be able to buy editorial, rights-managed and royalty-free images, including millions from Fotolia, on APImages.com.

“With the addition of the high-quality library of microstock images from Fotolia, AP now offers the full range of visual content to all customers across the editorial and commercial spectrum," said Fernando Ferre, vice president of AP Images. “Our customers are asking us for a solution and this partnership allows us to address our customers’ needs comprehensively, along with our industry-leading editorial offerings and our partners’ royalty-free and rights-managed creative content.”
On APImages.com, AP will offer MicrostockRF monthly subscriptions to new and existing customers, with packages of 50 to 5,000 images per month. MicrostockRF will be available globally to all AP customers in all territories, in addition to AP’s products.
"We're excited to be a part of yet another industry first by opening up a new market for our 126,000-plus artists", said Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and CEO of Fotolia. "We believe this is just the first step in a strategic alliance that will allow both of us to continue our industry-leading innovations, grow our companies and benefit our customers."

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