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  • Adobe Acquires Stock Content Marketplace Fotolia For $800M In Cash

    Adobe Acquires Stock Content Marketplace Fotolia For $800M In Cash

    Adobe today announced that it has acquired Fotolia, a popular marketplace for stock photography and video, for approximately $800 million in cash. The idea is to integrate the service into Adobe’s Creative Cloud and make it easier for Creative Cloud members to use (and purchase) the over 34 million images and videos in the company’s portfolio. Read More

  • Fotolia Launches Dollar Photo Club, An Exclusive Club For Heavy Stock Photo Clients

    Fotolia Launches Dollar Photo Club, An Exclusive Club For Heavy Stock Photo Clients

    Stock photo company Fotolia just launched a new vertical named Dollar Photo Club with a brand new offering targeted toward heavy stock photo customers. Instead of amassing the biggest database and trying to reach as many clients as possible, Dollar Photo Club will target a small audience of approved members and provide exclusive photos. “We want to target big buyers, and provide them… Read More

  • Stock Photos Site Fotolia Launches Fotolia Instant, An App For Selling Your Smartphone Photos

    Stock Photos Site Fotolia Launches Fotolia Instant, An App For Selling Your Smartphone Photos

    Online microstock photos marketplaceĀ Fotolia, a Shutterstock rival now based out of New York, is today making another move on mobile with the launch of an app that allows users to earn money from their smartphone photos. The app, Fotolia Instant, is much like many of the social photos apps on the market currently, in that it lets you snap photos, apply filters, then share. But it also… Read More

  • Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community

    Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community

    Fotolia, the company that’s home to an online marketplace of royalty-free stock photos, has just acquired Wilogo, a crowdsourced design community. The all-cash deal involves the acquisition of the team, the website and services, and will see Wilogo remaining independent when the deal completes. Founded in 2006, Wilogo is currently doing a couple of million in revenue per year, but mainly… Read More

  • Stock Photo Company Fotolia Pumps $750,000 Into Stock Music Site AudioMicro

    Exclusive – Fotolia, a major online marketplace for royalty-free stock photos, has invested in stock music and sound effects site AudioMicro, TechCrunch has learned. Fotolia, itself massively backed by private equity firm TA Associates, has injected $750,000 into AudioMicro along with previous backers DFJ Frontier and an angel investor. Read More

  • Fotolia's Flixtime goes pro with hot new features

    Fotolia‘s Animoto-like slideshow generation platform, Flixtime, has just announced the launch of its pro version with some spicy new features, including the voiceover capabilities that everybody has been waiting for and image transition editing for full creative control. With a $149 annual pro subscription, users can generate unlimited, full-length HD slideshows for commercial use that… Read More

  • Fotolia Launches iTunes-Like Desktop App For Purchasing Stock Photos

    Microstock photography giant Fotolia is moving to the desktop today with the launch of an Adobe AIR-powered desktop app to purchase stock photos. Fotolia currently has two million registered members who use the service. Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows, the application puts Fotolia’s collection of over nine million images in a desktop app. The app has a number of features not available… Read More

  • Is Fotolia's Flixtime throwing punches at Animoto?

    Earlier this year, we covered the launch of Flixtime - an Animoto-like slideshow generation platform developed by Franco-American online stock photo giant Fotolia. When Flixtime first came out, the service naturally seemed basic in comparison to Animoto – which has been in the slideshow space since 2006. However, only a few months into its existence with over 50,000 free videos created… Read More

  • Fotolia's Flixtime Throws A Few Punches At Animoto

    Earlier this year, we covered the launch of Flixtime - an Animoto-like slideshow generation platform developed by Franco-American online stock photo giant Fotolia. When Flixtime first came out, the service naturally seemed basic in comparison to Animoto – which has been in the slideshow space since 2006. However, only a few months into its existence with over 50,000 free videos created… Read More

  • Fotolia Lets You Animate Photos With Flixtime

    Microstock photography giant Fotolia is launching a new site, called Flixtime, that allows users to create simple video slideshows. Similar to the simplicity of Animoto, Flixtime allows you to produce 60-second videos from your photos easily and quickly. Once you register for a free account, you’ll be upload your own photos or stock photos from Fotolia’s selection of images. You… Read More

  • Fotolia Plugs Into Office 2007 Apps – Buy Stock Photos Straight From MS Word

    Fotolia is today releasing a new add-in ribbon for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 2007 that gives users instant access to the company’s vast library of images and vectors from within the popular applications, eliminating the need to leave them. Once the ribbon is downloaded from the Fotolia website and installed, users can search stock photos for the projects that they’re working… Read More

  • Microstock Photography Is Getting Big. iStockphoto Projects $200 Million In Revenues

    The microstock photography business is growing out of nothing. The leader in the market, iStockphoto, is projecting $200 million in revenues this year. When iStockphoto was bought by Getty Images February, 2006 for $50 million, its revenues that for year were about $23 million, according to COO Kelly Thompson. In 2007, revenues were $72 million, and the company never disclosed 2008 revenues. Read More

  • Photo Scoop: Fotolia Takes A Massive $50 Million To $100 Million Round From TA Associates

    Microstock photography site Fotolia has taken its first outside round of investment since it was founded in 2005 and it is a doozy. The company isn’t talking about it, but an exceptionally good source with knowledge of the deal confirms that private equity firm TA Associates has invested between $50 million and $100 million in Fotolia. In comparison, rival iStockPhoto was acquired… Read More

  • Fotolia Launches Free Stock Photography Bank PhotoXpress

    Fotolia, a marketplace for microstock photography and video, is launching PhotoXpress, a free, premier-quality image bank, which will offer users royalty free image licenses for personal or professional use, ranging from Web site design to advertisements and editorial imagery. Patrick Lor, president of PhotoXpress North America, says the site will feature a collection of more than 350,000… Read More

  • Co-Founder of iStockphoto Joins Rival Fotolia As North American President

    Patrick Lor, co-founder of iStockphoto, a Getty owned-online marketplace for microstock photography and video, has joined rival Fotolia as the President of Fotolia North America. iStockphoto and and Fotolia, which were both launched around the same time and serve the same purpose, have a long standing competition in the microstock photography space for the best images, the most talented… Read More

  • Fotolia Now Selling Microstock Video

    Microstock photo site Fotolia has just launched its video offering. Back in February, when the service reached one million registered users, the company indicated that the launch of its video service would come soon, and now it is here. Fotolia is launching with 10,000 royalty free video clips that can be used in video ads, on Websites, mobile animations, and more. These are generic 5 to… Read More

  • Fotolia Reaches One Million Registered Members And Five Million Images

    Micro-stock photography is alive and well. Fotolia tells us they have just reached their one millionth registered member and now have 5 million stock images for sale, for as little as 14 cents, and typically a dollar or two. Of those one million registered members, 860,00 are active (defined as having made at least one credit card purchase or uploaded content within the past three months). Read More

  • Fotolia Branches Out from Micro-Stock Photography, Incorporates Traditional Collections

    Fotolia, a micro-stock photography site that we first covered back in November 2005, is further undercutting some of the larger, more traditional stock photography sites, such as Getty and Corbis, by providing many of the same higher-quality images but at lower prices. Up till now, micro-stock collections have consisted largely of lower-quality photography shot by amateurs or hobbyists and… Read More

  • Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Digital stock image marketplace Fotolia have launched Fotolia V2, a new version that offers performance enhancements as well as two new features: a public API and the ability to distribute vector files. The new version of Fotolia sees complete redesign that is said to boost stability, speed and enhance the user experience, as well as providing improved support for global standards and… Read More

  • Fotolia's P2P Photo Sales

    Like Etsy, New York based Fotolia is a new, specialized p2p ecommerce site that combines an innovative business model with Ajax, tagging, rss and great design. Fotolia launched yesterday. Fotolia is a site where photographers can sell their images directly to consumers. They offer only royalty free images (Getty Images, for instance, offers a mix of royalty free and rights managed images). Read More