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Press Release DATE: December, 10th 2009. morgueFile.com, the quintessential free images archive, has unveiled a new site design with new features to serve the emerging needs of the creative community for years to come. Finding images and using them is more seamless on the new site. Additional sections were added for presentations and photo sharing. We moved to new servers and more robust backend. morgueFile was established in 2002 and now has over 200,000 free images and 60,000 registered users. The term “morgue file” is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. morgueFile is unique from other free photo sites because there is no required registration to access the archive and the license that governs the archive is less restrictive than creative commons. We believe there are moments in creative work where you don’t want ... (more)

Depositphotos.com first months roundup

After a few months since the launch, Depositphotos is continuing its fast growing with a strong campaign of advertising on the net and with the introduction of a boosting affiliation program… you can find Depositphotos’ affiliation link everywhere, here too Here an Alexa graph useful to compare the reference, iStock, with the two fast growing agency among the newcomers, Pixmac and Depositphotos (as I wrote many times, I use these data to see trends and relative market positions, they are not necessarily representing the business volumes). Just some personal statistics: 3 files s... (more)

Picz.us the Image-focussed Affiliate-friendly link shortener

Picz.us is the new URL shortener service created by Rob Davies focused on the microstock images and using your affiliation codes. Another good piece of code by the picNiche author The Picz.us link shortener is aimed at people who would like to share their internet URLs whilst encouraging their visitors to browse and purchase related images from online stock photography libraries. When you sign up, you add your affiliate ID to your profile for each of the agencies in the system, if you make a short URL to any image, search page, or other section on an included image agency websit... (more)

Zoonar now offers Alamy as new Distribution Partner

Michael Krabs of Zoonar, the German Stock Agency, has just announced on MicrostockGroup Forum that “Zoonar now offers Alamy as a new option in the partner control for photos in the price categories normal and premium. A new partner for all microstock photos is also in the implementation process. We will communicate right here when we have finished the inclusion.” This option is added to the already present partnership with Fotofinder GmbH, Polylooks, APIS Network. From the Zoonar German Blog, here part of a Google English translation: Dear photographers, as reported here severa... (more)

ALLTO1 We believe in good photography!

A digression in the Right Managed photo world to present ALLTO1, a small-scale agency based in Estonia with the intention of being able to react promptly to customers’ requests with the flexibility and individuality of their  services.  Images are monitored for high quality and suitable content. No Royalty-Free or microstock photo business is utilized. ALLTO1’s motto: We believe in good photography! I’ve asked Janne Henrik Komulainen, ALLTO1’s CEO & Founder, to talk about the agency. Thanks for the collaboration. We like to profile, what some people like to call ‘Boutique Agency... (more)