VisualSteam Announces the Results of its 6th Annual Survey of Creative Pros on Stock

Image Licensing “Free” (CC0) images have burst onto the market with as many creatives using free images as those using microstock. VisualSteam announces the release of its 6th Annual Survey of Creative Pros: Stock Image Licensing. The survey is sent to more than 20,000 art buyers, art directors, art producers, creative directors, photo editors and […]

Summary of PACA Sales Webinar

NOTES FROM PACA SALES WEBINAR 5-13-14 PACA’s first webinar in May was focused on sales.  Over 45 people attended the lively discussion and, despite some technical difficulties, a lot of great information was shared with the participants. PANEL: Leslie Hughes, Visual Steam Candace Murray, Condé Nast Sonia Wasco, Grant Heilman Photography Leslie’s Presentation   (view here) […]

Stipple Shuts Down

Image-tagging advertising startup Stipple Inc. has closed its doors.  Although they were able to raise capital at had a valuation of close to $25 million dollars they were unable to become profitable in a timely enough fashion. See the entire article here   Elaine Vitt

PACA is Pleased to Welcome our Newest Members

We are excited to receive these new companies into our membership. Please reach out and help acknowledge our new members.  Just one call from an existing member can really help them feel welcome. Corporate: PhotoShelter PhotoShelter helps people and organizations who are passionate about their photos do more with them. From creating beautiful websites and […]

On Using Orphan Images

by Doug Brooks  With Permission of Visual Connections Blog                                                              Initially Published on Visual Connections Blog Question: When is it okay for me to publish (or […]

Mary Evans Picture Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

     Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is delighted to announce that 2014 marks its 50th anniversary. It seems appropriate that a picture library so synonymous with history has reached its own landmark half century, and we look forward to spending this year taking pride in the fifty, fabulous […]

Sell to Designers spending $15,000 a year on Stock Photography!

We’re selling out of tables for HOW’s Stock Photo Expo. Sign up now to make sure you get your spot at the 2014 HOW Design Live Conference.       The Stock Photo Expo at the HOW Design Live Conference is the single best way for you to sell DIRECTLY to 3,200+ design professionals—and it’s […]

Image Embedding

PACA’s mission has always been to support a healthy and sustainable market for licensing the use of photographic images, as well as to encourage and support innovative ways for photography to be legally used in the rapidly changing marketplace.  Clearly, models for licensing of photography have had a difficult time keeping pace with changes brought […]

United States Court Of Appeals Decision For Copyright Registration

After many years, the Ninth Circuit finally entered a decision in the Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company case.  Reversing the district court’s dismissal of Alaska Stock’s copyright infringement claim, the court definitively held that Alaska Stock had “successfully registered the copyright both to its collections and to the individual images contained therein” […]

Styles in food photography: StockFood presents “Perfectly Imperfect”

StockFood is number one in the worldwide licensing market for professional food photography. For more than 30 years the Munich-based media service has offered an extensive portfolio of food images. Recognizing new trends in food photography is the heart of this highly specialized business. Now StockFood’s culinary trend scouts have once again identified a new […]