A2Z Keywording are specialists in the practice of professional image keywording, having created keywording databases for stock photography agencies and publishing companies for more than a decade. With the release of Keyword Perfect 2.0 in 2010, A2Z Keywording has expanded its presence in the stock photo industry by offering individual users the same comprehensive and efficient keywording engine that has driven its business for more than 15 years.
Using a proven methodology, A2Z Keywording’s service and technology transcribe virtually every detail of a given image – not just its personal subject and object, but the unique emotions, concepts and photographic styles that give the image its character and make it stand out in a crowded marketplace. Companies who have worked with A2Z Keywording include Meredith Publishing; Reader's Digest; Images.com; Direct Stock; Hemera Inc.; American Showcase; Solus Images; Corbis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Chelsea House Publishers.
Wales Media, Inc.
Contact: Mark Wales (Founder)
27068 La Paz, Suite 422
Aliso Viejo, CA United States
World Wide Web: http://www.assetgallery.com
Asset Gallery has everything you need to manage and sell images, video, and other digital assets online. For stock photography and stock footage companies, Asset Gallery is a complete online solution. Asset Gallery powers your website and allows your customers and partners to search for, purchase, and download images and video.
Included templates for all of Avery's products besides labels. Allows you to add postal codes and sequential numbers anywhere on the template. It also uses whatever fonts and sizes you choose, with a variety of styles. It works like any Macintosh graphics program, so you can import color graphics, photos, then size or rotate them to fit. Only US$45. Special Note: Avery 6257 labels and Quill 7-10809 labels will fit on slide mounts (1/2"x1 3/4").
PictureFlow Utilities for Digital Photographer include C1, a powerful viewer and converter for Canon Raw Image files
Canto Software, Inc.
Contact: Lisa Morris (Director of Marketing)
290 Division Street
San Francisco, CA USA
World Wide Web: http://www.canto.com/
Find, store, and share all of your media assets.
Contact: David Riecks (Founder)
701 W Washington St.
Champaign, IL United States
World Wide Web: http://www.ControlledVocabulary.com/imagedatabases/cvkc_order.html
The Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog (CVKC) is a hierarchical dataset used to assemble keywords for embedding into digital images. The use of the CVKC insures consistency in the selection and spelling of specific keyword terms and helps guide the keyworder to appropriate synonyms. The CVKC can be imported into Image Info Toolkit, StockView (From HindSight Ltd.), BreezeBrowser, FotoStation and Aperture. For details and a sample keyword catalog, see http://www.ControlledVocabulary.com/imagedatabases/cvkc_order.html
Digimarc Corporation has developed technology for embedding watermarks within still images. The watermark carries copyright information as well as ownership details.
FotoBiz X is the most powerful, affordable and easy to use photo business management software available. More than just a bidding and invoicing software, fotoBiz includes contact management capability, image and license tracking and has fotoQuote Pro 6 built-in. International currencies are supported. Upgrade, Educational, and Pro discounts are available.
Contact: Fred Miranda (Owner)
1717 North Verdugo Road, #186
Glendale, CA United States
World Wide Web: http://www.fredmiranda.com/software/
Range of Photoshop plug-ins for common digital image processing tasks.
Genuine Fractals enables you to increase the resolution and size of your images without degrading the image quality. Genuine Fractals 2.5 supports RGB, Grayscale, Indexed Color, Duotone, and Multichannel color modes.
Management Software for the Creative Professional. Products include InView (for client management), StockView (for image management), searchLynx (a search engine), Photo Price Guide (for fee calculations), and Caption Writer (for labeling images).
Random Eye Technologies
Contact: Janine Flaccavento (Marketing Manager)
543 Richmond St. W, Suite 215
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
World Wide Web: http://www.randomeye.com/
Free web tool that searches multiple stock agency web sites simultaneously and returns hundreds of images in a single window for easy comparison, downloading, and purchasing of images. Perfect for designers and anyone else who searches for and/or uses stock images.
Designed to help digital photographer organize and label their works properly. Reads and writes text information into digital image files using the IPTC/ NAA standard header. It avoids recompressing of JPEG images.
Contact: Randy Taylor (CEO)
1123 Broadway, Suite 1006
New York, NY United States
World Wide Web: http://www.keywordcompiler.com
For photographers and stock agencies, KeywordCompiler.com offers software and services to create keywords and metadata to facilitate finding stock photos in a commercial database. This site provides an essential element in the stock licensing process - help in making pictures "findable" - by easily associating searchable words with each image. The mission of KeywordCompiler.com is to provide a centralized resource of the best software, services and educational information for keywording stock photography. Probono free versions of the Keyword Compiler software can be used online or downloaded to Mac or PC. A variety of user interface options are designed for a broad range of skill sets of users. More powerful paid versions are also available for those who need automated workflow, fast bulk processing, centralized archiving and keyword translations into multiple languages.
The next generation of Image Keywording Software. KeywordSmart is a web-based tool that walks the user through every element of the image, ensuring a complete set of keywords every time. Released in the summer of 2011, our goal was to create a tool that made it easy for anyone. No tutorials, no instruction booklets, just sit down and let KeywordSmart guide you through the process. Simply, it's way better that any tool on the market.
Contact: Robert Maust (Owner / Manager)
3711 Hidden Meadow Lane
Keezletown, VA United States
World Wide Web: http://www.photoagora.com/Pages/MainPages/MacStock.html
Complete stock photography management (3 versions) which runs in single or multi-user modes with features including: delivery memos, creation of low res image pdf files for digital submissions, invoicing, batch importing of images and embedded file info., keyword and self-customized category searches by thumbnail or list, client and photo tracking, automatic stock lists, word processing, mail merge, contact management, and statistics of all kinds.
Shortcut Software Development BV
Phone: +31()446 44 52
Fax: +31()446 44 51
World Wide Web: http://www.shortcut.nl/products.php?parentid=3&count=7
Enlarging digital images is often a problem. S-Spline "looks" at an image in an intelligent way, and tries to adapt its patented interpolation method from pixel to pixel, depending on how sharp or smooth the image is in that area.
Contact: Adrian Ellis (Partner)
P.O. Box 1709
Brighton, Ontario Canada
Phone: +1(613)475 6464
Fax: +1(613)475 4339
Toll Free: 866 432 5622
World Wide Web: http://www.stockboxphoto.com/
Stockbox Photo Gallery Software provides photographers, artists and artisans an affordable solution to displaying and selling their work online. A full featured e-commerce enabled gallery maker and digital asset manager, that gives you the ability to auto generate thumbnails, add watermarks, view images in a slideshow, IPTC support, offer a variety of products (including instant downloads) with secure online payment processing. The powerful admin control panel, gives you all that you will need to create a dynamic and exciting gallery website. Gallery demo available at - www.stockboxphoto.com.
Signum Technologies Ltd
Contact: Alan Bartlett (Head of Marketing)
7 Thorney Leys Business Park
Witney, United Kingdom
World Wide Web: http://www.signumtech.com/
Writer, Detector, and Server Watermarking Software. A high-throughput batch processor application allowing users to embed and detect hidden watermarks in large numbers of digital images without operator intervention. The watermark carries ownership and copyright/transactional references to help protect valuable images. Watermarks can be recovered from printed as well as digital media.
Third Light Ltd
Contact: Michael Wells (Managing Director)
St John's Innovation Centre
Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom
World Wide Web: http://www.thirdlight.com/
IMS (Image Management Service) is a picture library product, designed to manage, display and sell images using the web. It offers automated galleries, lightbox sales with copyright licencing for stock images, and photographic printing and delivery.
VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. It has features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and many other advanced features used by professional photographers.