World’s Largest Collection of Indian Images – ImagesBazaar.com and ShotIndia.com

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Press Release

DELHI, India, January 18 – About ImagesBazaar.com

World's Largest Collection of Indian Images – ImagesBazaar.com and ShotIndia.com

With over 800,000 images, www.imagesbazaar.com today has the world's largest stock of Indian images where one can search, purchase and download as per need. The website has proved to be a great hit with small, medium and large businesses by providing them ready-to-use high quality images for advertising, marketing and publishing. In short, it slashes down the cost of producing a shoot from lakhs of rupees to a few thousands and the time from weeks to a few minutes.

Advantage ImagesBazaar.com

According to many surveys, in visual communication, a product or service meant for a particular population has better chances of success if it carries a face that viewers can relate to. With India emerging as a leading market for an ever-increasing range of products, there has been a surge in demand for images that show an Indian face in an Indian setting. The portal offers an immense advantage with its vast database of images that are reflective of India.

imagesbazaar home page screenshot

Building a community through ShotIndia.com

Having established itself as an undisputed leader in the stock photography industry, ImagesBazaar.com had launched another website, http://www.shotindia.com in September 2009.

Unlike on the site www.imagesbazaar.com, where top photographers shoot the images, on www.shotindia.com anybody can upload pictures that they have taken and when one of their pictures is sold, they get 50 percent of the sales amount.

It might be just a few months old, but ShotIndia.com has more than 3,000 registered members who upload thousands of images every day. The company has set a target of over two million images on ShotIndia.com by the end of 2010.

Clientele of ImagesBazaar.com and ShotIndia.com

At present, over 6,000 customers in more than 42 countries are using images from www.imagesbazaar.com & www.shotindia.com for advertising, marketing and publishing.

Delivery of images on both websites is completely online and fully automated. For providing localized customer support, there is also an all-India Toll-Free number (1800-11-6869) and local numbers for Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hydertabad, Cochin, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Sony, Microsoft, Reliance, Philips, Airtel, ICICI, Apollo, HP, Toyota, Times of India, Yahoo, Emaar MGF, Jet Airways, TATA, Epson, HCL are among those who use the images regularly.

Testimonials

Rommel Mudra Rakshasa National Creative Director of Interads Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Says, “ImagesBazaar.com is a boon for India's advertising world, a world where speed is the essence and clients hardly give time to shoot relevant pictures.

In the words of Ramesh S., General Manager, R.K. Swamy BBDO, “ImagesBazaar.com has depth and breadth of expertise to offer a rich variety of Indian images whose look and feel are unparalleled. Above all, ImagesBazaar.com offers very competitive rates across various segments. This makes them affordable even to the small and medium level advertisers.

ImagesBazaar.com and ShotIndia.com are much more than just stock photography websites for many people. As U. Dwijendra Acharya, Vice-President of Adsync puts it, “I can't help but think of these websites as an extended arm of our company. Whenever I surf to source images from their website there's a distinct gleam in my eyes. I confess that I am proud to be associated with these fascinating and offbeat websites.

Founder's Vision: Sandeep Maheshwari

With both his websites a roaring success, Sandeep Maheshwari is still raring to create more, bigger and better. In his words, “We will take India to the world. In a few years, we will be behind every possible visual communication about India or Indians anywhere on the globe. We will soon venture into high definition videos, animations, illustrations and 3D graphics. In other words, the world will see India through our eyes.”

Media Contacts:

Name: Deepak Verma

Address: 101-107, Vardhman Plaza, Plot No.10, KP Block, Pitam

Pura, Delhi-110034

www.imagesbazaar.com www.shotindia.com

Phone: +91-11-42686869

Mobile: +91-9911774470

Email: deepak@imagesbazaar.com

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