Photoshelter, the “business in a box” provider, as it brands itself, has just launched a Flickr import tool. For quite a while, many image distributors, photo agencies included, have banged their heads against their walls trying to figure out how to capitalize on the Flickr offering. In a nutshell, this tool allows Flickr Pro users Read More →

Hear that silence ? It is the industry without Getty Images quarterly report. No more pseudo analysis by wannabee traders, no more speculations, no more elaborate calculations that result in insane conclusions. It’s the peaceful sound of the industry looking at pictures again, and not crushing numbers anymore. It’s the silence of the eyes, where Read More →

According to a press release of this morning, Getty Image board has agreed to be bought by San Fransisco based private equity firm Hellman and Friedman LLC for $2.4 Billion dollars. That is more than the estimated total size of the stock photo industry as per Getty Image itself . They had, as many others, Read More →

London, UK, Feb. 20, 2008. Designers, advertising creatives, web designers and editorial picture editors can now get top quality images to bring their creative work to life for ‘whatever they want to pay’ through innovative new UK-based online stock image library www.moodboard.com Moodboard, the company with the cool website that invented the 20% , 10 Read More →

The most World Press awards this year and not a buyer. Shows that photojournalism doesn’t pay. It is quite ironic that the company that has grown through so many purchase cannot sell itself. But then again, it never said it wanted to. Johnathan Klein and the official voices of Getty Images never confirmed the selling Read More →

A great story out of France today. You remember the Frenchman who made the world market crash ( I know, I know, just joking), Jerome Kerviel, responsible for a 7 billion dollars loss at the Societe Generale? He has become a superstar, especially in his native country. However, he has been very illusive and only Read More →

“By posting user content to any part of the site, you automatically grant … an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide licence … to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such user content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise. … Facebook does not Read More →


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A rather big parallel universe to the photo industry is the copyright industry. According to the Copyright Alliance, “The U.S. core copyright industries accounted for an estimated $819.06 billion or 6.56% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005.” That, of course, includes music, graphic, video on top of photography. One has to assume Read More →

One thing that has always bothered me is why the commercial stock companies always offer discounts on their images and never the editorial photo agencies. Hold it ! I am not saying they should. If you go on Royalty free websites, there is always, always a promotion going on. Get 2 images for the price Read More →