Introducing ThinkStock: a new kind of image subscription
A complete image subscription product offering premium Royalty-Free imagery from Getty Images and Jupiterimages, and user-generated images from iStockphoto
New York, NY – February 1, 2010 – Getty Images, Inc., the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual and digital media content, today launches Thinkstock (www.thinkstock.com), a new image subscription product that provides one of the most complete offerings available in the marketplace. Developed for value-conscious creative professionals, Thinkstock is one of the only subscription products to offer this level of quality, simplicity and value all in one place, with world-class legal protection.
“Thinkstock is the new industry-standard in the image subscription business,” said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images. “Thinkstock will change both the reality and customers’ perceptions of image subscriptions. By delivering an affordable and simple offering with excellent legal protection, Thinkstock provides one of the most complete subscriptions available anywhere, with premium, professional and user-generated imagery all in one place.”
Thinkstock offers creative professionals access to a comprehensive collection of imagery that is unmatched in its quality and variety, and provides all file sizes regardless of the subscription package. Thinkstock offers millions of select royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations from the industry’s leading content providers: Getty Images, iStockphoto and Jupiterimages. The collection combines both user-generated content and professionally art-directed images ensuring Thinkstock provides a genuinely diverse range of concepts and subjects with original and creative interpretations. Each week, Thinkstock will add thousands of new, premium images, all of which have been reviewed against the strict legal standards that Getty Images is known for in the industry.
The streamlined Thinkstock subscription plan complete with broad global usage rights, enables customers to begin using their imagery immediately after it is downloaded to their desktops. The monthly or yearly subscription options, priced at $249 and $2499 respectively, grant customers access to the entire library of Thinkstock images with downloads of 25 images per day, up to 750 images per month. Additionally, Thinkstock will soon offer multiple-shot image packs, with prices ranging from $59 – $999, ideal for customers with smaller budgets or who require imagery for a specific project.
Recognizing that today’s customers are working against accelerated deadlines to bring their creative projects to market, Thinkstock’s simple, user-friendly website – powered by Getty Images –makes it easier than ever to find the right image for any project. The site utilizes Getty Images’ proprietary keyword algorithms, with a vocabulary of 140,000 separate terms, to ensure the best image results are delivered, even for complex and conceptual keyword entries.
More than just a convenient way to access imagery in an instant, Thinkstock also provides complimentary legal protection as part of any image pack, monthly or yearly subscription. For any image that is used in compliance with the licensing terms, Thinkstock will protect customers against copyright claims and will defend, and be responsible for, any damages and expenses up to $10,000 for each image downloaded.
For more on Thinkstock, visit www.thinkstock.com.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
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