March 31, 2010, Hartford, CT, USA - An aggressive marketing plan implemented last week by PhotoXpress.com is already paying off. The company is driving an unprecedented number of buyers to the site through an aggressive pricing model, improved site functionality, and new features including: bulk downloading capabilities, drag and drop features, and a Lightbox Dashboard. It's a triple threat strategy aimed directly at the competition.
"The numbers speak for themselves," says Oleg Tscheltzoff, President of PhotoXpress, LLC. "Our membership has nearly doubled and sales are on fire. We can directly attribute our success to the competitive advantage photoXpress.com is offering to image downloaders."
PhotoXpress.com is the most affordable royalty-free stock photo site. Buyers are taking notice, especially those frustrated by perpetual price increases of other sites. As Leo Tran, Product Manager and Social Media Architect for PhotoXpress, LLC points out, "Use our site once and the subscription pays for itself. Use it twice and it's like getting 50% off. The savings increase from there."
Tran is referring to the new Lite and Premium subscriptions available on www.photoXpress.com. While over 600,000 free photos are still available, there is a daily download cap. Opting to upgrade to a subscription, puts over 15,000 high-resolution images in front of downloaders for less than $10 per month. The photoXpress.com marketing strategy intentionally ties into the marketing plans and budgets of designers, start-ups, and not for profits.
Downloaders from academic and religious communities have taken notice too. They are attracted to the affordable, family-friendly content. PhotoXpress.com spent countless hours culling the site in order to provide ideally priced, safe content for the downloading community. To try out the new features, visit www.photoXpress.com or join the online discussion on Twitter @photoXpressFree or at www.facebook.com/photoXpress
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March 24, 2010, Hartford, CT, USA - PhotoXpress.com re-launches with 10 times more images and new subscription options that makes www.photoXpress.com the most affordable source for royalty-free images on the web. Image downloaders now have the option to upgrade to either a PhotoXpress Lite or Premium subscription. PhotoXpress fans save thousands of dollars in comparison to other sites. With a PhotoXpress Lite subscription, users can download over 15,000 royalty-free images/month, for as low as $9.99/month.
As the world's largest online provider of free images, PhotoXpress.com still offers over 500,000 free images on www.photoXpress.com to all visitors who sign-up for a free account. In addition to the optional subscription upgrades, PhotoXpress.com now includes:
A new Premium Library with nearly 6,000,000 high-quality, royalty-free photos
Bulk download capabilities
A Lightbox Dashboard that enables users to save and sort images quickly
Drag and drop feature that interact with images and the Lightbox Dashboard
Internet browser plug-in features
Advanced search options
Safe, family-friendly content
"By listening to our users, we made several enhancements to the site. The subscription upgrade option makes royalty-free images more affordable than ever. These download rates are the best in the industry," says Oleg Tscheltzoff, President of PhotoXpress, LLC. "On top of that, we overhauled our content to ensure PhotoXpress.com is safe and tasteful for our young, academic, and impressionable users." To set-up a free account, users must be at least 13-years old. For more information, visit www.photoXpress.com.
PhotoXpress.com users download from an expanding library of over 500,000 free images or subscribe for access to nearly 6,000,000 royalty-free photographs and vector images. Established May 2009, PhotoXpress.com the world's largest online provider of free stock images
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August 3, 2009, Hartford, CT, USA - Since its inception three short months ago, PhotoXpress.com has flourished into the online global leader of stock photography. Exclusively offering over 400,000 free professional high-resolution images and illustrations, PhotoXpress.com has officially become the largest online supplier of free stock imagery.
"The success of PhotoXpress.com is paramount and speaks to what the industry is thirsting for," says Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and president of Fotolia, LLC. "Both independent and corporate professionals are developing products in an easy-to-use, affordable way by relying on PhotoXpress.com."
With an average of over 6,000 images and illustrations submitted daily, a devoted team of experts examine each submission against a predetermined set of criteria. Those contributions that make the cut are posted to the website for royalty-free use.
Registering on PhotoXpress.com is also free. Members can access up to 10 downloads/day of professional, high-resolution photographs and vectors from 22 categories.
With an expanding library of over 400,000 photographs and vector images, PhotoXpress.com provides high-resolution, royalty-free images for creative independent and corporate projects. Established May 2009, PhotoXpress.com is the global leader of free online graphics.
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Are you a graphic designer and you need to get high quality photos? Do you need to get that hard-to-find images that will make the difference in your campaign? In that case, laid back and take a look at this site after you read this review.
PhotoXpress.com can be accurately defined as one of the most important free premier-quality image banks in the world. The company gives professionals of every type a chance to have access to an enormous image library, and use it for personal and professional works.
In case you are a web designer you already know that getting new pictures is not always the easiest thing in the world and this site has come to give you the help you need to find pictures.
PhotoXpress is directly related to stock imagery providers from all over the world. Therefore you can be sure that all the pictures you procure are original. This image library is updated on a daily basis, with more than 1,000 new images.
You might be wondering why this is of interest to you ... well let me highlight some examples:
Small Business: You are a small business with a limited budget, but you want your materials whether they are online (Website, Blog), print collateral, direct mail pieces to look professional without the high cost. Well, PhotoXpress can help you achieve that high-quality look.
Designers: Working on a project and need some good images that don't cost a fortune ...
Students: Working on a project and need images to enhance your report, blog, school newspaper, etc ...(the possibilities are endless ...)
Parents: I know a few parents who could benefit. Whether you are taking on a new project (newsletter) or helping your child with a school project. High-quality, royalty free images might just give the project that extra boost you have been looking for.
So, far I have downloaded several images for projects and blog posts. Unfortunately, I have not mastered the registration and I am still at one image a day. Basically, you get additional images (free) if you do a set of activities. One is completely the registration form, signing up as fan on FaceBook, etc... Perhaps, today will be my day to complete all my activities so I can get more free images!
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 images and illustrations, but Lor's ambitions are to have close to a million photos available free of charge. Lor, who also holds the title of president of Fotolia North America, recently joined the company. Lor previously helped to build rival and now Getty-owned iStockPhoto, which he helped co-found (Lor left in 2006, shortly after Getty acquired the startup for $50 million).
Lor says PhotoXpress will remain independent from sister site Fotolia, however the two are intricately connected. PhotoXpress members will be able to license up to 10 images daily, free of cost. The images are sourced from stock illustrators and photographers from around the world and span more than 22 categories, including global landscape scenery, photos of people in professional settings, architecture, and generic backgrounds. Only proper attribution is required. Professional ad agencies and firms who might need more than 10 images a day will be sent to Fotolia. In this sense, PhotoXpress is a lead generator for Fotolia. But more than that, it is a way for professional photographers to expose some of their work for free to a larger Web audience, while inculcating a respect for copyrights among Web consumers. It is an attempt to bridge the two worlds, and Fotolia wanted to do this before its competitors did.
At TechCrunch, we often uses Flickr images licensed under Creative Commons for the best choice of images and the ability to publish the images freely. Bloggers will definitely find it helpful to tap into the wide selection of PhotoXpress's site to find royalty free, high quality images to illustrate posts. This is exactly the right model. Image use is free up to a certain level (i.e., for most consumers, who serve to spread the images around and market them in effect). If you need more, then you start to pay a reasonable, modest amount.
How cheap can stock photography go? How about free.
Fotolia, one of the most popular micropayment stock imagery sites, is launching a new brand Thursday called PhotoXpress, which offers a library of almost 350,000 images at no charge.
Fotolia hopes to use free images to reel in first-time customers and familiarize them with the process of legally licensing photos. Users who download the free images will have to register their names and e-mail address. Potential customers include bloggers and designers.
"There's a lot of people out there where even $1 is too much for images," says Patrick Lor, Fotolia's newly hired president for North America, who oversees PhotoXpress.
Lor says contributors will be paid when their images are downloaded from the new service, but wouldn't say how much, noting that it varies depending on the source of the images. For now, most of the photographs are files that Fotolia members have agreed to opt-in to the service, Lor says. Fotolia plans to add more images from other collections.
While many of the images in the free collection are likely to be images that simply aren't selling well on Fotolia, Lor says some photographers may try uploading popular work as a way to get their names out. "It's really an exercise in seeing what works and what doesn't," Lor says.
PhotoXpress will limit registered users to ten downloads per day.
The average price of stock image licenses has fallen drastically in the last few years. At one large stock agency, Alamy, the average price of a royalty-free image is down 21 percent in the last year.
Fotolia isn't the first agency to offer free images, but the adoption of this model by such a big player is a sign that the free strategy may be spreading.
Stock.Xchange also advertises a library of 350,000 free images. That site, which is connected to the micropayment site StockXpert, is now part of Getty Images's JupiterImages division. Getty also owns Fotolia competitor iStockphoto.com.
Fotolia already offers a small selection of free samples, as does competitor Dreamstime.
PhotoXpress is incorporated in Hartford, Connecticut, though Fotolia does not have an office there and most Fotolia employees work from home for from small offices. Lor, a former iStockphoto executive, is based in Calgary, Alberta.
For smaller companies, a new source of photos for use in brochures and online activities is now available.
In direct competition to sites that require payments, Fotolia LLC, a New York-based worldwide provider of micro-price graphics, has launched what it describes as "the world's largest free, premier-quality image bank," offering royalty-free image licenses for personal and professional use.
PhotoXpress(http://www.photoxpress.com), the new, separate entity, says it will supply images for any desired use, which could range from Web-site design and brochure illustrations to advertisements and editorial imagery.
PhotoXpress, which is based in Hartford, Conn., features a collection of more than 350,000 images and vector illustrations. Members will be able to license as many as 10 RF images daily, free of cost. Membership itself is also free, a PhotoXpress spokesman said.
The images were sourced through a number of partnerships from throughout the world, and the image library will grow daily by the thousands as additional images are sourced.
The collection spans more than 20 categories, ranging from images of people in professional settings to scenic shots from around the world. All images have accompanying model releases and may be used for any personal, commercial or professional use.