SNAPIXEL LAUNCHES OPENSTOCK(TM) READY-TO-LICENSE SYSTEM

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 — Snapixel (www.snapixel.com), a new photography site that combines elements of the photo sharing site Flickr and the popular stock photography site Istockphoto, announces Openstock(TM), an innovative system that provides photographers with an easy-to-market solution to sell photos. “The Snapixel model extends selling power to all levels of photographers. While not every image belongs in a stock photography marketplace, our ultimate goal is to widen the creative spectrum of traditional stock photography, without decreasing the value.” said Ivan Wong, COO and Co-founder of Snapixel. In the past, the price-point of semi-professional digital photography equipment and the high level of technical knowledge posed a barrier-of-entry. Now with the emergence of affordable DSLR cameras by electronic manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and others, a larger pool of talent are producing higher quality photos. Everyday, people throughout the world post creative photography on the web with no intention of selling their work. Whether it be the complex and lengthy application process posed by popular stock photography sites or a hesitation to acknowledge their work as commercially viable, these talented individuals produce diverse and engaging photography. “We are creating an opportunity for the next generation of photographers and photo-enthusiasts, by offering reliable tools, secure storage and a platform that offers incremental income in a competitive market.” said Adam Oliver, CEO of Snapixel. Instant Scalability and Secure Storage Built using the powerful scalability of Amazon Web Services(TM) cloud-computing platform, people can quickly and securely upload and organize their photos. Photos for sale can be distributed with a standard and extended license, or Creative Common licensing can be applied to images that are not-for-sale. Photos can be easily purchased with Snapixel credits, and prices will vary depending on the license type and size of an image. Snapixel offers 1GB of free storage or a premium package for unlimited storage. Focused on community and fostering a positive environment, Snapixel is where photographers can connect with others to share comments, tips and critiques by starting or joining forums and groups. About Snapixel Based in San Francisco, Snapixel is a Flixya Entertainment LLC company that operates a network of media-related sites which include Imagebam, a global top 300 website hosting over 40 million images and Flixya, a social networking site that pushes 100% revenue to it’s members via the Google Adsense API. Snapixel is a photo sharing community and stock photography marketplace, providing all levels of photographers and photo-enthusiasts with the tools to upload, store, organize, share or sell their photos. The...

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PIXMAC OFFERS EARNINGS GUARUNTEE

Anyone who wants to have a 50% share of Pixmacs revenue should upload photos before the end of February (this Saturday). See our Pixmac Stock Photography review page. From 1st February 2009 we started a unique promotion – offering all contributors an opportunity to get money for their pictures even before theyre sold. This offer is now about to end. We would be very happy if you could publish this press release on your website: Get $500 for 500 pictures on Pixmac is about to end! 23th February 2009  Prague, Czech Republic, EU  Pixmacs offer Get $100 or $500 just by uploading photos is about to end. Just a few days! Anyone who wants to have a 50% share of Pixmacs revenue should upload photos before the end of February (this Saturday). Our offer Get $100 or $500 just by uploading photos is about to end. And I am happy to report that weve already sent money to the first photographers who have 500 pictures approved already! Its easy to be as happy as them! Visit Pixmac.com for more information. About Pixmac Pixmac is a young dynamic microstock agency, operating on the microstock market quite recently. Based in Prague, the heart of Europe, Pixmac has grown rapidly since its start up in August 2008 and aims to rank among the leading microstock agencies operating worldwide.   Pixmac reaches more than 2 000 000 pictures. The content makes a unique collection a broad range of pictures of different subjects.   Moreover, offering free keywording for contributors, Pixmac aims to have professionally keyworded pictures enabling to provide for its customers not only high volume but especially easy search and relevant search...

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NATIONAL ISTOCKPHOTO SURVEY SHOWS THAT LACK OF COPYRIGHT UNDERSTANDING PRESENTS POTENTIAL FOR MISUSE

A recent study of more than 1,000 people conducted by KRC Research and iStockphoto, the world’s royalty-free multimedia sales leader, revealed that 33 percent of Americans are using downloaded digital content, but nearly 30 percent are unaware that permission may be required for its use. This lack of awareness spikes to 38 percent among Americans in both the 18–24 and 65 and older age groups. While many Americans are using downloaded digital media content for personal or professional use, only 41 percent are aware that there are companies that sell royalty-free images, videos, music or sound effects. Additionally, although more than 40 percent of Americans consider photography, videography or music a hobby, just six percent are profiting from their digital media avocations. iStock can help the best of these hobbyists monetize their artwork. As one of the world’s first crowdsourced communities, iStock sells legally approved royalty-free imagery and videos for as low as $1 each to more than 3.6 million people worldwide. In 2007, iStock paid contributing artists more than $20 million in royalties, and on Aug. 26, 2008, for the second year in a row, gave exclusive artists 100 percent of the royalties their images earned that day, which totaled more than $200,000. “It’s become so user-friendly to upload images and video to the Internet that it’s no wonder almost half the population feels so comfortable using online digital content,” said Bruce Livingstone, CEO of iStockphoto. “We’re happy to provide these same eager digital content providers with a place to learn about and profit from their artwork. We see a vast, media-hungry customer base out there who may not know what stock means but we continue to lead the pack of stock image companies to satisfy this growing appetite for legally-sound digital content.” Despite legal restrictions, downloads of imagery and video on the rise Twenty-seven percent of Americans don’t realize they could be violating artists’ rights. People who regularly download images and videos are not necessarily aware of the laws regarding this activity. 26% of people who download photos, artwork, images or videos to help them with their job or business do not believe there are legal ramifications. 30% of people who download photos, artwork, images or videos to use on their blog, web page, or social networking site do not believe there are legal ramifications. 29% of people who downloaded photos, artwork, images or videos for personal uses such as...

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