SEATTLE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE:
GYI) today announced that customers are enthusiastically embracing its
recently launched Web-resolution product which was created to address
increased demand for fresh, high-quality and simple to use imagery for
online usages. The new product enables customers producing content for the
rapidly expanding online market to use award-winning imagery from the
broadest and highest quality collection in the world in their media and
"We created a brand new product, at a compelling price point, for an
entirely new market, and customers are responding," said Nick Evans-Lombe,
executive vice president of imagery, products and services at Getty Images.
"The Web-resolution product is in its early days, but demand is already
very strong. We are bringing new customers into our business through this
product, who are then licensing more broadly across other collections and
other usages. Getty Images continues to be a catalyst for change in the
industry, creating opportunities for our photographers and the broader
Since the launch of this new product, the company has attracted
thousands of new customers, and has seen a significant increase in volumes
of the new Web-resolution product. Furthermore, customers licensing the new
product are also licensing imagery across the Getty Images portfolio.
"Getty Images was able to provide us with the new, low-res file size
images for a large project we recently did," said Kylie Anderson, resource
manager at Agency.com. "We were able to find the quality we needed in their
library at the right price and received quick and friendly service - our
client was very impressed with us!"
Getty Images today also announced new refinements to the Web-resolution
product. The refinements address photographers' specific concerns around
licensing terms for online imagery while providing an opportunity for them
to benefit from the exponential growth of the online market.
"We have had very positive dialogue with our photographer community,
and this input has been invaluable in helping us evolve the product," said
Paul Banwell, director of photographer relations. "While keeping an
important and relevant product for customers, the refinements address
photographers' concerns specific to licensing duration, distribution and
usage for the rights-ready and rights-managed products, while the
royalty-free product remains unchanged."
"We are pleased the outcome of our direct dialog and Getty Images'
open-minded approach is an improved license product that resolves many of
the concerns raised by photographers and our coalition, and expands new
licensing opportunities for a growing market for very small digital uses
where this type of product makes sense," said Betsy Reid, Stock Artists
Alliance executive director.
For more information about the Web-resolution file format, visit
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual
content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover,
purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and
imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the
world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns,
films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle,
WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes
in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and
entertain. Visit Getty Images at http://gettyimages.com.
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