What Creative Pros are saying
What Associations are saying on behalf of their members
What Content Creators are saying
What Image Owners and Licensors are saying
What Legal Partners are saying
Creative Pros Testimonials
In House Agency
“The image exchange add-on is a wish come true for design studios! I managed the in-house agency at Wells Fargo Private Client Services, where we bought hundreds of RF images every month. Image research sucked up literally thousands of hours of time that we couldn't bill for. This tool will save *so much* time and money, plus streamline the search process. Wish I had it back then!”
Cat Lincoln, Former Manager, In House Agency. Now Founder and Principal of Clever Girls Collective
“Designers are reluctant to use web images in their work because of ownership ambiguity. The PicScout ImageIRC flips the model for designers, by providing rights information on web-images instantly. The ImageExchange add-on conveniently helps my designers find images, identify ownership and image rights, and even connect to the appropriate image-owner to obtain use rights.”
Nancy Duarte, CEO and Principal, Duarte Design
Marie Claire Magazine
“Picscout couldn’t be more timely! The photo dept is constantly getting requests from other depts in the magazine for a great photo that they saw on a blog or googled. Picscout is the answer to this constant challenge that we face!”
Jasmin Curth, Assistant Photo Editor, Marie Claire Magazine
Stock Artists Alliance - SAA
"The initiative that PicScout has taken to track online, license, and protect the ownership of the imagery of professional photographers worldwide is not only outstanding, it is crucial in our rapidly evolving online marketplace for imagery."
Shannon Fagan, President, SAA
Picture Archive Council of America - PACA
"PACA applauds the efforts of ... PicScout, to provide a technical solution that connects images to the licensor.
Cathy Aron, Executive Director, PACA
American Society of Media Photographers - ASMP
“The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) applauds the efforts of PicScout in the creation of ImageIRC, which facilitates the connection between rights holders and image consumers in the digital marketplace. ImageIRC makes it easy to directly license Google images by providing essential image information and connection."
Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP
“We selected PicScout technology after conducting a thorough competitive review of the leading image recognition solution providers.PicScout is a proven market leader, with cutting edge technology and an extensive list of major corporate clients.”
Jeff Sedlik, President and CEO, PLUS Coalition
“PicScout is exactly the kind of company and innovation that CC needs to be successful. PicScout bridges the traditional commercial world with the user generated sharing economy. It promotes and respects the attribution driven values of many of the user generated content sites as well as the payment systems of the professionals. It shows that both can co-exist and actually work together.”
Joi Ito, CEO, Creative Commons
“Properly developed and implemented, PicScout ImageIRC makes it easy to propagate creators' and rights holders' information, reunite it with ‘orphaned’ digital files, and thereby re-establish proper ownership and control of them. The PicScout ImageIRC represents an existing, functioning example of the technical basis for the new thinking needed to rectify deficiencies in current UK copyright law and enable the use of so-called orphan works for defined cultural purposes.”
Paul Ellis, Co-founder Stop43.org.uk
Association of Photographers, United Kingdom
“Anything that maintains the link between an image and its creator is to be encouraged. Orphan works are a big problem for creators, authors and users from all disciplines, unauthorized and unlicensed uses of content have spiraled over the past few years. We hope that continuing developments in these areas will ensure that, most importantly, all creators are credited, allowing them to control how their photographs are used and subsequently to be able to charge fair and appropriate rates for their usage.”
Simon Leach, President, Association of Photographers, United Kingdom
Picture Research Association, UK
“For us, ImageExchange is an amazing tool because we spend all day tracing ownership of these images that designers pull off the Web with Google search. We will put information and a download link on our website to raise awareness and make the tool widely available.”
Veneta Bullen, Chair, Picture Research Association, UK
Content Creators Testimonials
“In the expanding universe of internet theft PicScout restores the balance of justice by providing copyright holders with an incredibly powerful search tool to find infringers. PicScout is the Google for finding copyright theft."
“By providing copyright holders with an incredible mechanism to connect with actual buyers who want to use images when and wherever they encounter them, PicScout promises to restore image credit and image values to me and the whole digital image landscape."
Louie Psihoyos, Photographer, named by Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s top ten photographers, Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Image Owners and Licensors Testimonials
"Getty Images is committed to enforcing copyright laws and ensuring that our photographers and image contributors are compensated for their work. We have been evaluating technologies to make this process more efficient and effective and we believe that PicScout offers a highly scalable and comprehensive solution."
Jeff Dunn, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Getty Images
"Masterfile is enthusiastic about PicScout's newest technology. It creates a seamless connection between potential clients and licensors for images published online - anywhere, anytime, in any form. Our years of experience with PicScout in automated tracking of online images for copyright management assure us that this will be another commercially successful initiative."
Steve Pigeon, President, Masterfile Corporation
"Time, Inc. publishes our image collection on Google Images; the ImageIRC technology enables us to quantify actual use and distinguish between consumer and syndication traffic, as well as to gain insight to ways we can better monetize our images. It is important for images to be credited, and we are pleased to see the industry moving toward that goal."
Jeff Burak, Director of Business Development, Life
"PicScout has a wonderful technology for stock image collections like ours, and we appreciate how much time and effort we save by receiving the Image Tracker reports."
Arnaldur Gauti Johnson, Managing Director of NordicPhotos
“PicScout's ImageIRC has enabled us to connect directly with many buyers and image users we might not have otherwise encountered. The ability, via ImageIRC, to make an immediate connection with a new potential client brings new revenue opportunities, value to our photographers, and allows us to better promote Blend Images' unique product in a highly competitive marketplace."
Robert Henson, director of Channel Relations and Sales, Blend Images
“Science Faction is delighted to use PicScout with ImageExchange to market and protect our invaluable, one-of-a-kind imagery. It’s a no-brainer since PicScout moves the stock photo industry out of the digital dark ages … where Rights Managed images were too easily ripped off. It’s about time!”
Roger Ressmeyer, CEO of Science Faction and Jewel Box Images
"In most cases we don't need to use a lawyer in order to recover our licensing fees. The key to a successful enforcement program is to have an organized process and follow up."
Barbara Brundage, Pacific Stock
"As a photographer I am very happy with our work with PicScout."
Jeff Schultz, Alaska Stock
“The Internet has become a fantastic marketplace for many types of goods. Though, for content licensing there is still a huge lack of transparency and disorientation, which is why we welcome PicScout ImageIRC. It is a great model to ensure an easy and transparent process for anyone wanting to license content online.”
Martin Skultety, General Managing Director, StockFood
Erickson Productions, Incorporated
“PicScout’s new tool for image buyers and sellers has been long overdue. Thank you PicScout for creating a way for image buyers and users to recognize and determine image ownership, and better yet, for directly linking image buyers to license the images they find on Google or any search engine. Awesome!”
Jesse Hughes, Director of Sales and Marketing, Erickson Productions, Incorporated
Legal Partners Testimonials
The Nelson Law Firm
"PicScout's ImageIRC is a major innovation for photographers and stock professionals alike. It will be a tremendous asset to anyone who licenses photographs for a living. PicScout ImageIRC makes it easy for anyone to secure rights for high quality photographs and should eliminate the argument that someone may have been oblivious to a copyright."
Dan Nelson, Attorney at Law, The Nelson Law Firm
"PicScout's technology for the first time facilitated a systematic approach to the pursuit of numerous infringements and thus enabled our clients to collect their legitimate compensation. Before this progressive solution, the detection of illegitimate usages was only possible on a manual basis that required crucial internal efforts and thus had critical effects on our clients' daily work.
As the number of respective cases showed a double-digit growth every year, the significance and staff of our firm's internal Division engaged in these cases has increased considerably as well. Today, a team of more than 10 employees, among them several full time lawyers, is working on infringement cases for our clients which are based on the results of the Image Tracker."
Marc Hügel, Attorney-at-Law, Waldorf Rechtsanwälte