This Week on Microstock: Ask Alamy, 13,000 EyeEm Images on Getty, Getty at Cannes, PACA 2014 Conference Registration, What’s New in Photoshop and more


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13,000 EyeEm images selling on Getty!

EyeEm Image for License at Getty Images

EyeEm Image for License at Getty Images

A new batch of photos from The EyeEm Collection at Getty Images is already on sale starting July 4, 2014. This batch brings the total images from contributors to 13,000 and new shots will be added weekly! Add your own photos to the Eyeem Collection and see what other photographers are selling.

Also, check out our The Stock Photography Guide for EyeEm Photographers by MichaelJay

Getty Images at Cannes

Getty Images had expanded its presence than in the past at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the firm was there to challenge creatives to kill the cliché by “re-picturing” the world. Getty Images co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klien talked in the Young Lions Zone about how images can change the world.

Jonathan Klein in Young Lions Zone, courtesy of Getty Images

Jonathan Klein in Young Lions Zone, courtesy of Getty Images

Imagery has the power to do more than anything to change people’s minds, to galvanize movements, to make governments change direction, to get rid of governments, to show people in power the error of their ways, for the voiceless to get an opportunity to speak.  That’s one of the main reasons why, after 20 years, I’m still totally in love with what our product can do, and with what our product, in your hands particularly, can do.

He delivered a Master Class session about a collection of his personal favourite images – a playful goldfish photo, Beirut’s elite driving through a bombed neighbourhood to an iconic picture of Princess Diana, Jonathan helps us understand better why images are truly the universal language of the world.

As Klein said in his session that,

“Images or pictures are the language of our generation….it’s not Mandarin.  Everybody on earth, the 7.2 billion of us, communicate in pictures.  We understand this deeply at Getty Images.  We know that nothing rivals the power of an image.”

Read more of Getty Images at Cannes here.

Juli Cook of Corbis Images Joins PACA Board

Juli Cook, Executive Vice President of Corbis Images will be joining the Board of Directors of PACA, the Digital Media Licensing Association. Cook will be filling up a vacancy as Member-at-Large and will bring business decisions that will help boost the PACA’s Executive team.

6_juliBefore joining Corbis in 2005, Cook served as Vice President of Product Management at Washington Mutual and was in-charge for developing new products for retails bank customers. When she became the EVP of Corbis Images, she led the global strategy and execution of Corbis Licensing in content categories that include News, Sports, and Entertainment, Commercial Content and Motion. She also held management roles at Deloitte Consulting and Sotheby’s.

Cook fills in the spot of Elena Flanagan-Eister, CEO of DepositPhotos, who vacated her position as Member-at-Large to become PACA’s Vice President. The new PACA Board will have a late-July retreat in New York City where the focus will be on establishing golas for the 2014-2016 term.

 PACA 2014 Conference Registration is Open

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Registration is now open for the 19th Annual PACA Conference at New York City, one of United States’ most vibrant, artistic and populous cities this coming October 19-21, 2014.

There will be two great events that will make your trip to NY a cost-effective one as PACA will be teaming up again with Visual Connections for a 4-day event starting with a PACA Reception on Day 1, PACA Conference on Days 2 and 3 and Visual Connections New York Image Expo on Day 4.

PACA is already lining up exceptional speakers and panellists for this year’s event. The event will take place at the Altman Building in the heart of Chelsea.

Register early here to get discounts.

Keep checking for the latest program information.

 What’s New in Photoshop

Together with the update of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of application, Photoshop also got a major update. Photoshop expert Eric Renno discusses some of the major changes that may have passed you by. Fotolia posted a great blog entry about it here.

The first change comes in the name; the Photoshop CC now becomes Photoshop CC 2014. This may not be significant to many as long as it’s up to date.

Some of the major updates include the following:

Focus Mask


Focus Mask is accessible from the Select menu. It analyses and selects what it believes is in focus.

Blur Gallery


Path and Spin blur are the two new additions to the Blur Gallery. Path Blur allows you to set the direction and speed of the blur. No more guessing where the centre is plus the spin amount can be added on the fly in Spin Blur.

Smart Guides


As you move a layer around the document, Photoshop now gives you a heads-up display on where it is in relation to layers.

Though Photoshop had major updates, it no longer has Oil Paint filter because the Flash based tool panels are gone. Also, the Mini Bridge has been removed.

Read here for a lot more features and detailed updates of Photoshop.

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