Acquisition will Bring Leading Image Identification Technology to More Customers around the World
SEATTLE—April 28, 2011 - Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, today announced that it has acquired PicScout, a leader in identifying image use, metadata and licensing information on the web.
PicScout Will Show How ImageExchange Saves Time for Creative Professionals Searching for Licensable Images on the Macworld Live Stage on Thursday
LOS GATOS, Calif.—Jan. 20, 2011 - More than 40,000 Mac enthusiasts are expected to attend the 2011 Macworld Expo between January 27-29 and PicScout will be there to meet them. Dozens of PicScout representatives clad in bright pink sweatshirts that read, "I don't waste my time. I use PicScout ImageExchange," will be at Macworld to talk to Mac users about ImageExchange.
PicScout Enhances ImageExchange Application to Expedite Creative Professionals' Workflow Through Instant Image ID and One-Click Connection For Licensing
New Interface Reflects Survey Feedback Showing More Than 70 Percent of Creative Professionals Use Google and Yahoo to Search for Images
LOS GATOS, Calif.—Nov. 16, 2010 - PicScout, an information company that commands the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner-identified images, released today a unique interface via its ImageExchange application. ImageExchange helps anyone search for licensable images faster, easier, and with more options. On both image search engines and web pages, the new ImageExchange interface prominently displays a right-hand panel that instantly identifies and filters licensable images and each image's license type – allowing creative professionals to access the exact image they want, and if they desire, connect to the image's licensing information.
PicScout ImageExchange Digital Asset Solution Becoming De Facto Industry Standard to Drive Image Credit, Attribution and Commerce
More than 100 Agencies Have Already Engaged with ImageExchange; PicScout to Further Expand Customer Particpation at Picture Archive Council of America Conference in New York
LOS GATOS, Calif. and NEW YORK, NY—Oct. 14, 2010 - PicScout, an information company that commands the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner-identified images, announced today that more than 100 agencies have now supplied images to the PicScout ImageIRC platform, bringing the total number of images visible in ImageExchange to more than 50 million. PicScout is in New York this week attending the PACA International conference.
PicScout Partners with the Picture Archive Council of America to Educate Students About Digital Copyright Law
LOS GATOS, Calif.—Sept. 21, 2010 - PicScout, an information company that commands the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner-identified images, today announced an initiative in conjunction with the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), to provide academic institutions with educational material regarding proper image usage and a free image identification tool for professors to share with creative, web and graphic design program students (http://picscout.com/pdf/EducationHandout.pdf). Students can download and use PicScout's ImageExchange™ tool to research and license images in one-click, making it significantly easier to create designs that include properly licensed images.
PicScout Ranks Number 34 Among Media Companies on the 2010 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of More Than 80 Percent
Silicon Valley, CA and Herzliya, Israel – September 1, 2010 - PicScout, an information company that commands the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner-identified images, today announced its inclusion in Inc. magazine's fourth annual Inc. 5000. This exclusive listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies ranks PicScout number 34 among media companies based on its 82-percent sales growth from 2006-2009.
PicScout Enlarges Legal Partner Program to Support Image Revenue Recovery throughout the United Kingdom for Photographer and Stock Agency Clients
Law Firm Swan Turton and Intellectual Property Protection Ltd. Join Mishcon de Reya as PicScout Legal Partners
Silicon Valley, CA and Herzliya, Israel – July 15, 2010 – The PicScout Legal Partner program now has three new partners in the United Kingdom (UK) joining the company's global provider network, ready to meet the demand for stock agencies and photographers to pursue revenue recovery in that country. Recent successes of image infringement cases in the United Kingdom − most notable being the 2009 decision in Getty Images Inc. versus JA Coles Ltd. − have clarified the serious ramifications of image infringement in the United Kingdom and suggest timely pursuit of non-legitimate use in that country.
PicScout Succeeds Big at Multiple International Events with Image Owners and Buyers Signing on to Credit Every Digital Image
PicScout ImageIRC™ Platform of Index, Registry and Connection Takes Off as the Model for Image Buyers and Owners to Transact Anywhere Online
Silicon Valley, CA and Herzliya, Israel – July 8, 2010 – PicScout announces significant new partnerships with image licensors and image buyers. More than 50 new clients have joined Image IRC™ for use with ImageExchange™ since June, bringing the total number of clients to more than 100. PicScout is leading the marketplace with the technical solution to provide direct connection between image/license owners and images users/buyers where the image resides.
PicScout Makes Image Credit Available to All for Free − Spurs Industry-wide Action to Credit Every Digital Image
Silicon Valley, CA and CEPIC, Dublin – June 10, 2010 – Announcing at the worldwide CEPIC conference today, PicScout is making it free for digital images to be credited with ownership anywhere they appear. Introducing a no-fee fingerprinting and metadata registry participation in ImageIRC™ for use with ImageExchange™, PicScout with stock agencies and content creators can ensure that every image gets its proper credit. With today's announcement, PicScout extends its role as creator of the de facto standard for image protection toward a new standard for global image recognition and promotion. By offering an easy-to-use tool at the point of every image encounter, PicScout enlarges and accelerates the image buyers market.
Today's announcement also includes a special introductory promotion for stock agencies and individual photographers to use ImageExchange when they join ImageIRC during the month of June. ImageExchange automatically and directly connects a user from the point of image discovery to the licensor of that image.
Amanaimages Selects PicScout for Image Protection – PicScout Simultaneously Announces Onsite APAC Presence to Serve Region
Amanaimages Joins World's Largest Stock Photo agencies, Getty, Corbis, Masterfile, Aflo as PicScout Partner
Silicon Valley, CA and Tokyo – June 8, 2010 – PicScout™ and amanaimages, Inc. have contracted to work together as PicScout expands its operations in the region in order to protect and promote images for the growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) market for stock photography and images. Amanaimage's selection of PicScout ImageTracker™ provides the company with access to the world's leading technology and information reporting for managing image infringement and copyright issues.
PicScout Continues Expansion of ImageExchange™ Service with Veer, Superstock, and Vivozoom Images Joining more than 40 Agencies Indexed via ImageIRC™
Stockphoto Agencies Add Collections to ImageIRC for use with ImageExchange to Present Licensable, Credited Images across the Internet
Silicon Valley, CA– June 9, 2010 – PicScout™ announced today that Corbis' Veer, a Bill Gates company, has contracted to deliver microstock images through PicScout ImageIRC™ (Image, Registry, and Connection) platform to ImageExchange™ users around the world who use the Web for image selection.
PicScout Introduces ImageExchange to HOW Conference, Accelerating Image Discovery and Use for Creative Professionals
Silicon Valley, CA, and Denver, CO – June 4, 2010 – Designers today face two critical issues: how to license and use digital images. Amy Love, PicScout VP of Marketing and Business Development, and world leader in presentation design, Nancy Duarte will take the stage at HOW Conference to address the issues and the solution. PicScout will unveil ImageExchange™, the free tool which introduces HOW Conference audiences to a new way to work with images, transforming every image encounter, whether on Google, Yahoo or any site, into an opportunity to license and use images in a single click.
ImageTracker™ Photographers and Stock Agencies Benefit from Legal Services Excellence
Silicon Valley, CA, and Herzliya, Israel – May 13, 2010 - PicScout™, an information company commanding the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner identified images to protect and promote images for use in digital platforms and devices, announces expansion of its Legal Partner program with the addition of Mishcon de Reya of London, UK. PicScout is expanding Legal Partner services to its stock agency and photographer clients as part of an ongoing commitment to ensure that Every Image Gets Its Credit. PicScout's ImageTracker™ product, one of the company's many products using the company's ImageIRC™, provides clients with usage information which clients use to ensure rights managed images are properly licensed.
Silicon Valley, CA, and Herzliya, Israel - April 22, 2010 - PicScout™, an information company commanding the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner identified images to protect and promote images for use in digital platforms and devices, has appointed Yaron Zurr as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Zurr will assume responsibilities for the company's ImageIRC™, ImageTracker™, and ImageExchange™ operations, with particular focus on PicScout's internal operations' capacity to meet the needs of the company's growing customer base at this time of dynamic change in the image industry.
Photography Business: PicScout and PhotoShelter Partner to Assure that Every Photographer's Image Gets Its Credit
Partnership gives photographers access to PicScout technology; provides a clear path to license PhotoShelter images no matter where they reside online
February 18, 2010 - New York, New York and Silicon Valley, California - PicScout, the worldwide standard for image credit, information, and commerce, and PhotoShelter, the leader in websites and online tools for serious photographers, today announced a partnership to automatically include PhotoShelter photographers' images in the PicScout ImageIRC™ (index, registry and connection platform). This partnership gives individual photographers access to the same powerful PicScout technology used by major image libraries worldwide, enabling them to connect with more image buyers and ensure critical metadata remains accessible to image users anywhere online.
World's Leading Independent Producer of Premium Royalty Free Images Soon to Become Available to ImageExchange™ Users
January 14, 2010 - Silicon Valley, Calif. and London, UK - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services, enabler of client image monetization activities, and standard for image credit, today announces that they have reached agreement with Image Source, the world's leading producer of premium royalty free stock imagery, to add its entire collection of images to the PicScout platform to be visible and available to ImageExchange™ users.
Picscout Browser Add-on Allows Image Users to Easily Access and License Rights Managed, Royalty Free, Microstock and User Generated Images Wherever They're Found
PicScout Adds Essential Content, Expanding ImageExchange™ Offering for any Image Buyer
December 8, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif. - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services, enabler of client image monetization activities, and the standard for image credit, today announced that the entire Dreamstime collection of microstock images now can be viewed and immediately used by anyone participating in the ImageExchange™ beta – including creative and advertising professionals, corporate communications personnel, publishers, bloggers, students, and media. The add-on equips participants to see the universally recognized icon associated with images that have been identified by the company's highly scalable fingerprinting technology as images that are available for immediate, legitimate use.
December 8, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif. - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services, enabler of client image monetization activities, and standard for image credit, today announces that Joichi Ito has joined the company's advisory board. Joichi Ito is among the most recognized names in Web technology. A co-founder and board member of Digital Garage and the CEO of Neoteny, Joi Ito is also CEO of Creative Commons.
Picscout ImageIRC™ Momentum Builds with Renowned Clients and Millions of Images Added for ImageExchange™ Users to See Ownership and Transact for Use
December 3, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif. - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services, enabler of client image monetization activities, and emerging standard for image credit, today announces more worldwide support from North America and Europe for the company's newly launched enabling services platform and technical standard for image credit, which consists of indexing, registry and connection. Thirteen additional clients have added their images to ImageIRC™ to become part of the online image index where every image gets its credit™, and image users connect with image sellers to transact for image rights at the point of the user experience. With the new collections from the renowned group of photographers and image licensors, ImageIRC adds a diversity of new images that provide ImageExchange™ users the benefit of access to more images they can quickly and legitimately use at the point of their encounter.
Deloitte Israel Technology Fast 50 2009 Ranks PicScout # 4
November 25, 2009 - Update: Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 Ranks PicScout #44
November 1, 2009 - Tel Aviv, Israel - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization activities, today announces that the company has been ranked among the top 10 fastest growing technology companies of the 2009 Deloitte Israel Technology Fast 50. To determine that PicScout is among the fastest growing companies in Israel, Deloitte reviewed and calculated revenue growth percentages for fiscal year revenues over five years (2004-2008), comparing growth across all technology companies, and ranking PicScout number 4.
PicScout Technology Enables Image Recognition for the PLUS Registry
October 15, 2009 - Silicon Valley and Pasadena, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization and identification activities, and PLUS Coalition, the international non-profit standards body to the image licensing industries, today announce that PicScout will be the exclusive image recognition services provider to the PLUS Registry, utilizing the PicScout ImageIRC.
PicScout Launches Invitational Beta For Image Exchange™ - Offers Creative And Corporate Communication Professionals, Graphic Designers, Ad Agency Personnel And Image Buyers Significant Creativity And Productivity Enhancements
Selected Beta Users First to Wield New Firefox Add-On to Access Online Images and Rights Directly with Stock Agencies and Licensors
October 13, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization activities, today announced an invitation-only beta test of its newest ImageIRC™ enabled product, ImageExchange™. Creative and corporate communication professionals, designers, and those who actively buy images are encouraged to register for one of the invitation openings to be part of the landmark industry image monetization event. Participants will be equipped with a Firefox add-on to expand their creative options, improve their productivity and select images that can be legally licensed, all while connecting with the stock agencies they already have relationships with as they can now access information about images online, see image rights, and transact in real time.
PicScout ImageIRC™ and ImageExchange™ Gain Industry-wide Support to Credit Images and Connect Owners and Users for Digital Rights
Tens of Millions of Images Indexed, Registered with Metadata, and Ready to Connect for Legitimate Transactions between Image Owners and Buyers
October 13, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization activities, today announces worldwide support from North America, Asia, and Europe for the company's newly launched enabling services platform and suite of products to credit images and facilitate real-time transactions between buyers and sellers of images. The first group of agencies representing many thousands of photographers from around the world, leading trade organizations, and digital image rights groups acclaim and support PicScout ImageIRC™ and ImageExchange™ in a show of solidarity to assure that every image gets its credit.
OFFERS INDUSTRY-WIDE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE EVERY LICENSABLE IMAGE WITH LICENSOR INFORMATION AT REAL-TIME POINT OF ENCOUNTER
Every Image Credited with Visible Source and Connected for Legitimate Use and/or Purchase
October 7, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services, today launched a services platform and a new product that enables client image monetization opportunities across the global landscape of the internet. For the first time, users of web-viewed images will be made immediately aware of images' rightful owners or licensors and afforded an easy connection with them. PicScout is bringing both users and purveyors of images together online and on-the-fly to contract for legitimate image downloads for authorized usage on or offline.
Picscout Unveils Services Platform And Suite Of Products To Enable Online Image Transactions For Users And Licensors
PicScout ImageIRC™ Services Platform Equips ImageExchange™ to Identify, Credit and Connect for immediate Legitimate Use of Every Image
October 7, 2009 - Silicon Valley, Calif - PicScout, the market leader in worldwide image services and enabler of client image monetization activities, today announced a strategic shift from a single source product company to a services company based upon the PicScout ImageIRC™. ImageIRC serves as a fingerprinting index, metadata registry and API connection platform for agencies and image license holders. The services platform further positions the company to announce the launch of a new product, ImageExchange™, which provides the connection between buyers of images and licensors. Specifically, the ImageExchange allows web-viewed images to be identified, credited for use and/or purchase, and routed to the licensor for immediate transaction, launching a ubiquitous connection between buyers and licensors.
September 10, 2009 - Silicon Valley, CA, and Herzliya, Israel - PicScout™, the market leader in worldwide image services, has appointed Boaz Levin as Head of Product. Mr. Levin will assume global responsibilities for the company's product management with specific focus on the company's expanding suite of services and products to meet the needs of the company's expanding customer base.
September 2, 2009 - Silicon Valley, CA - PicScout™, the market leader in worldwide image services, has appointed Amy Love as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Ms Love will assume global responsibilities and oversee all US operations. Ms Love brings a wealth of functional marketing, business development, operations and strategic leadership experience to the swiftly growing company.
ImageSpan and PicScout Team to Deliver Best-in-Class Image Licensing and Tracking Solutions Creating Improved Revenues for LicenseStream Subscribers
Joint ImageSpan-PicScout Service Allows LicenseStream Subscribers to Immediately Monetize Their Content, and Gain Incremental Value from Content Distributed across the Web.
April 2, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - ImageSpan Inc., the creator of LicenseStream, the market-leading licensing and royalty payment automation platform for all media , and PicScout, a market-leading image copyright service provider to the digital content industry, today announced that they are partnering to deliver a best-in-class image licensing and tracking service to help LicenseStream subscribers immediately monetize content found by PicScout and obtain more value from that content as it gets published across the Web. The announcement was made at the Web 2.0 Expo.
March 24, 2009 - Herzeliya, Israel - SuperStock, under the new ownership of RGB Ventures LLC., a collaboration of Rubberball, Glow Images, and Blend Images, has chosen PicScout's market leading image tracking solution, Image Tracker, to protect their artists rights and to be part of PicScout's Image Registry solution.
March 5, 2009 - Herzeliya, Israel - Offir Gutelzon has been invited to speak at the American Bar Association's Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on April 1st in Arlington, VA, USA.
February 19, 2009 - Herzeliya, Israel - Offir Gutelzon, CEO of PicScout has been invited to speak at the Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin Germany on March 3rd, 2009 as an innovative company in the area of Content and Search. Offir will talk about how PicScout's Image Tracking Solution: Image Tracker helps image owners protect their copyrighted images on the web and in print media.
February 16, 2009 - Herzliya, Israel - Offir Gutelzon was appointed to be PicScout's CEO. Gutelzon is a co-founder of PicScout and in his previous position as General Manager led the company's development and implementation of the leading image recognition solution Image Tracker™.
NordicPhotos, one of the largest photo agencies in the Nordics
February 5, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PicScout announced their first new customer for 2009, NordicPhotos of Stockholm, Sweden. NordicPhotos is an online photo agency that sells rights based photography from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
January 1, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Jeff Downey, a 20 year veteran of the photo industry, has joined the PicScout team as the Director of Sales and Business Development.