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Why Analytics is an Image Owner’s Best Friend

We live in a digital age where we’re constantly surrounded by images. The question of how the brain responds to the daily barrage of imagery it absorbs, especially online, is a question which has consumed data analysts and researchers in recent years. The latest studies show that our brains can process an image in just...

Unveiling our New Copyright Registration Guide for Photo Agencies

US Copyright Registration: Filling the ‘Guidance Vacuum’ Registering works with the US Copyright Office is something on the subject of which the majority of photographers and photo agencies don’t need much convincing, the benefits being overtly attractive: for a slim sum, you can ensure full legal protection for a substantial group of images. At the...

Copyright Enforcement: Necessity Not Luxury

The issue of copyright enforcement is hardly an uncharted topic in the photo industry. But that doesn’t make it any less relevant. The thousands of blogs on the subject of copyright highlight image owners’ hyper-awareness of the need to protect their rights. But it isn’t just talk: the majority of the industry are already enlisting...

On Nurturing Students in the Deep Learning Area

The past few months have been very exciting at PicScout! Just a few weeks after we started our Software Engineering Project for 50+, we have launched a new initiative, for students this time. Every graduate who just started working knows there is a gap between the academic world and the real world. At PicScout, we...

PicScout Search by Image: on why it’s “like magic”

“It’s an amazing tool! Normally art directors are conscientious, and keep track of where they find [images]. But, there are times….and for those times, the tool is like magic.” Susan Cartland, Art Production Manager   We’ve all been there – that moment where you find the show-stopping image to adorn your personal blog / feature...

Digital Badges Launch: Protect & Promote your content online

Small is Powerful… This week we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new free digital badges, helping image owners protect and promote their content through their own sites. At PicScout we’ve been developing services for over a decade to help image owners and creators safeguard and maximize the potential of their images. Whilst achieving...

The PicScout Copyright Compliance Team: A Day in the Life

The fight against illegal usage is an ongoing struggle which manifests itself in the everyday work of our Copyright Compliance Team: from their efforts to remunerate image owners and creators, right down to educating infringers about the meaning and importance of copyright. Our Compliance team’s dedication to raising the bar in the twin realms of...

Week 3 of the Software Engineer Training Project: A Participant’s Perspective

The Software Engineer Training Project for 50+ is now in full swing, having recently completed the 3rd of 12-13 sessions. As part of the ongoing coverage of the project, we’d like to share this insight from one of it’s participants: My name is Avi. I am a participant in the Software Engineer Training Programme organised by PicScout,...

The Upgraded PicScout ‘Search by Image’ Tool: licensing images just got easier

  Whilst the birth of the internet has spawned an increase in copyright infringements on a larger scale than ever before, recent advances in image detection and tracking technology are helping to promote responsible content licensing, and are making it possible to achieve this in a matter of seconds. The PicScout Search by Image Tool...

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