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ADOBE IMAGE LIBRARY
Some traditional stock agencies are selling their files to, or going into partnership
with, vendors of digitized images.
__ The really big new player in high-end digitized still
and video stock images is Adobe, in association with SuperStock.
__ Adobe has published Adobe Studios–The Creative Professional's
Catalogue a very handsome printed catalogue which includes a CD with 3120 low res
images for browsing and comping, and some free hi-res images, for $19.99
- __ Adobe's images come in sets called Titles, with
each Title on two hybrid CD-ROMs. There are 100 images in each Photography Title,
40 images in each Illustration Title. At launch in January 1998 Adobe has 30 Photography
Titles, 3 Illustration Titles and 6 Video Titles. Adobe plans to release 40 to 52
new Titles a year.
__ Each images in the Title comes in CMYK (SWOP optimized)
& RGB, in High & Low res, and multi-media optimized RGB. The free, watermarked,
comp versions are about 300 x 300 pixels and average 55 k.
__ All the images are bit mapped and compressed with
JPEG, which is a lossy compression. A typical 32 meg hi-res RGB is 5.1 meg compressed.
__ Photography Titles are $299.99; Illustration Titles
are $229.99 and Video Titles are $249.99.
__ The companion web site is www.adobestudios.com where
the images can be bought separately and downloaded in the one format per click for
as many formats are as desired. A compressed file of 5 meg takes 40 seconds at 28.8
and the entire set takes about 2 minutes. Payment is by credit card.
__ The promotional on-line price through May 31, 1997
is $79 per image, and $99.99 thereafter. and this can be credited towards the purchase
of the whole Title on CD.
__ The real bargain for buyers are the released photographs
of models, which have always carried a high royalty at traditional agencies.
Adobe Image Library -- 1 888 502-8393 -- www.adobestudios.com
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