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Corbis Launches Royalty-Free Website

(July 2005) posted on Wed Jul 13, 2005

Also acquires image100, and adds key content partners.

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Corbis has announced three moves, including: the launch of "rf SHOP," a new royalty-free (RF) website on; the signing of numerous leading content partners including Jupiterimages, MedioImages, and Blend; and the acquisition of image100, a royalty free production business in England.

Corbis's rf Shop, launching now, aggregates Corbis's entire RF offering and providing customers with enhanced search capabilities, improved seat licensing, and more. RF-photography collections from Corbis, image100, MedioImages, Blend, Image Source, Brand X, Goodshoot, DEX and others are available for immediate licensing; images from Jupitermedia's Thinkstock and Comstock collections will be added later.

"Clients in every segment use royalty free imagery for projects that benefit from flexible use and perpetual rights," says Jennifer Hurshell, Corbis's senior vice-president of commercial image licensing. "Demand in this image category has seen healthy growth in tandem with rights managed content types, and we are meeting that demand with our new rf Shop, showcasing nearly 200,000 professional-grade images."

The London-based image100 has been one of Corbis's most successful content partners for several years and adds approximately 40,000 wholly owned images to Corbis RF collection. Russell Glenister, CEO and co-founder of image100, joins Corbis as vice-president of creative content production. (Corbis: