Getty Images Creates Revolutionary New Online Image Product

$49 Web-Resolution Image Product Opens All Collections to Online

Advertisers, Marketers and Media

Sep 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from Getty Images, Inc.

    SEATTLE, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE:  
 GYI) today announced a new $49 web-resolution product which is available
 across virtually all of its editorial and creative collections. 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 online media and advertising.
     The rapid growth of online and mobile media uses is driving an ever-
 expanding appetite for fresh content. This trend is expected to grow
 exponentially as new media absorbs an increasing share of both customer
 attention and marketing spend. According to the VSS Communications Industry
 Forecast 2007-2011 (VSS Forecast,,
 "alternative advertising and marketing will continue to spur growth in the
 communications industry in 2007 and through 2011" at an expected growth of
 17.4 percent during that time period, with traditional advertising and
 marketing seeing only a 3.2 percent growth rate.
     "By providing the best collections of imagery in the world at the right
 quality level, appropriate resolution and compelling price point, Getty
 Images is raising the standard of using exceptional imagery in online
 communications," said Jonathan Klein, CEO and co-founder of Getty Images.
 "Customers who once considered alternative sources of imagery for use in
 their online media and advertising campaigns, no longer need to sacrifice
 the quality of imagery. We anticipate that customers will enthusiastically
 embrace this product," Klein added.
     Getty Images' new web-resolution product enables customers to access
 the entire breadth and depth of its collections -- even the premium
 collections -- for their online media and advertising campaigns.
 Additionally, Getty Images offers customers an unparalleled level of rights
 control and indemnification currently not found in the marketplace. Usage
 rights of the new web-resolution product, an image file size of 500 KB 72
 dpi, will vary according to the license model. Royalty-free imagery may be
 licensed online today with rights-ready and rights-managed online licensing
 in the coming weeks.
     For more information about the new web-resolution file format, or to
 license this new product from our rights-ready and rights-managed
 collections today, please contact your local Getty Images sales
 representative at 800 IMAGERY.
     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
     For more information please contact:
     Cara Jacobson, Edelman Seattle, 206-268-2203,
     Molly Lohman, Getty Images, 206-925-6054,

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