• 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… 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