NEW YORK, USA – August 6, 2007 Digital Railroad, the trusted provider of Web-based archiving and marketing services for the professional photography industry, today announced the availability of an expanded selection of Royalty-Free (RF) images in Digitalrailroad.net® Marketplace TM. With a storefront dedicated exclusively to RF images, photo buyers can now quickly locate RF images in Marketplace from distinguished photographers and agencies worldwide who distribute RF images through Digitalrailroad.net — the fastest-growing collection of high-quality content from professional photographers and agencies around the world.
Digitalrailroad.net Marketplace (www.digitalrailroad.net) provides a single point-of-access to today’s best professional photography sources from over 60 countries, giving buyers the opportunity to maximize search efficiencies and easily license images. An added value is that Digital Railroad delivers the majority of each image license fee back to the source – the member community of photographers and agencies. Continually expanding since its launch in April, Marketplace is successfully connecting buyers and sellers of images, and has licensed its members’ images to buyers in dozens of countries.
“Every minute of every day our community of member photographers and agencies is creating and uploading fresh and unique images to Marketplace,” said Evan Nisselson, Digital Railroad founder and CEO. “And buyers around the world are using Marketplace to search, rate and buy new images in real-time. We are enabling the photography community to streamline production and maximize sales so our members can spend their time focusing on doing what they love – being creative.”
An impressive breadth of high-quality content across Creative, Stock, and Editorial verticals is available in Marketplace, with extensive variety in both RF and Rights-Managed (RM). An important highlight of this special Marketplace RF launch, Blue Jean Images is a brand new collection available for a limited time exclusively on Marketplace. Distinguished RF photography collections currently being featured within Marketplace include:
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In addition to the noted collections, a wide variety of RF content is also available from the Digitalrailroad.net community of imaging professionals. All Digitalrailroad.net members — a community of thousands of photographers and over 60 photo agencies located in 62 countries — are able to include their high-quality RF images in Marketplace. For a partial directory of Digitalrailroad.net member agencies, collectives, and photographers, visit www.digitalrailroad.net/corpsite/community/seller_directory
“Image Source is delighted to be adding its premium quality, Royalty-Free content to Digital Railroad’s unique platform,” said Duncan Grossart, Joint CEO of Image Source. “Adding our collection of over 90,000 fresh, creative images will significantly broaden the range of content available to photo buyers using this platform and extend Image Source's reach into the market.”
Digital Railroad’s innovative and comprehensive suite of online services provides photographers and agencies with the tools to manage, market, and sell images to photo buyers directly via their own branded Web sites powered by Digitalrailroad.net and simultaneously submit images with global territory permissions to Marketplace. Marketplace provides a valuable revenue source to photographers and agencies. While participating in Marketplace, members have sold high-quality images to book publishers, advertising agencies, and editorial publications. Images can be sold via credit card transactions or invoices. Sales are enhanced via the company’s more than 20 preferred vendor agreements, direct marketing initiatives, and positive word-of-mouth throughout the photography and buying communities.
Digital Railroad (www.digitalrailroad.net) is the trusted provider of online technology and services for the global community of buyers and sellers of professional photography. Digital Railroad members actively manage images on topics such as sports, news, celebrity, creative, nature, and stock. Digital Railroad's comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way that photographers and agencies manage, market, and sell images worldwide.