Recently, BrightQube contacted me to let me know about their service for stock photographers and stock purchasers, which gives purchasers the ability to search over 40 stock libraries. It has a very cool search and view function, with which I have only spent a few minutes and I’m not ready to pass judgment on the overall effectiveness of the site. However, it seems to be rather powerful. I’m interested in what you stock shooters out there think of BrightQube, particularly with regard to the distinguishing of “everyday” and “professional” images. Take a look at the introduction from BrightQube below, check out BrightQube.com and let me know what think in the comments or the forum. [Read more…]
BRIGHTQUBE ENHANCES WEB SITE TO PROVIDE STOCK PHOTO BUYERS MORE EFFICIENT WAYS TO FIND ROYALTY-FREE IMAGES
Advanced Dynamic MosaicTM Interface Enables Rapid Access To
‘All the Photos You Need, All in One Place’
San Diego, CA, November 11, 2008 – BrightQube (www.brightqube.com), the award-winning online stock photography destination, is now offering image buyers the most efficient way to find royalty-free stock photos from its collection of more than three million images with new and enhanced features to its revolutionary Web site. Fast becoming the go-to creative resource for designers, BrightQube continues to anticipate its customers’ needs for every project and budget by offering a range of helpful navigation options to quickly pinpoint and purchase stock photos faster than ever before.
Each of the new Web site features, including updates to the home page’s appearance, new search tips and additional options for navigation, was created to help simplify the process of buying stock photography. Buyers can now use their mouse, arrow keys or a navigational grid to move and filter their findings and to zoom in or to pan out from their search results. New “Tool Tips” provide brief explanations of ways customers can find photos and scan them rapidly, and a redesigned and simplified home page supplies a clean workspace for customers.
“BrightQube’s mission is to provide image buyers with the most straightforward and inspirational venue to review and compare thousands of stock images all at once, both easily and intuitively. We are always listening to our customers and continuously optimizing our Web site to ensure our service is useful and fast and that buyers feel an emotional connection with their purchase,” said Lee Corkran, president and CEO of BrightQube. “Our Dynamic Mosaic ensures beautiful images will appear on a single page of search results, in the online digital equivalent of a light table, a common industry viewing tool used by photographers and image buyers for years.”
Many of the new features further innovate BrightQube’s unique patent-pending Dynamic Mosaic technology, which quickly delivers thousands of images in one interactive, photo landscape. Built on Adobe’s ActionScript 3.0, the powerful programming engine beneath Flash, the Dynamic Mosaic is a spry rich Internet application that searches in seconds across BrightQube’s vast photo database, pulling from dozens of unique worldwide collections such as Eyecandy, Juice Images and Ojo Images, select imagery from Corbis, Getty Images including Stockbyte and Digital Vision, Jupiter Images’ Bananastock, Comstock and Thinkstock, as well as microstock provider Dreamstime.
BrightQube’s ever-increasing library of more than three million royalty-free images brings together more than 40 premium commercial photography brands and professional stock from individual photographers from around the world. BrightQube’s breadth of images encompasses advertising and corporate photography and illustrations focused on a wide range of subjects including wildlife and nature, family, business, lifestyle, travel and landscape imagery.
BrightQube brings together more than three million royalty-free stock photos to allow image buyers to find the right image for every need, design and budget. BrightQube’s unique, patent-pending Dynamic Mosaic™ interface enables customers to efficiently review stock photography at a rate hundreds of times faster than on other sites. Its ever-increasing collection includes royalty-free images from more than 40 premium photography brands, along with high-quality, low-cost microstock and images from individual photographers from around the world. A privately held company, BrightQube was founded in 2007 and is based in San Diego, California. More information is available at www.BrightQube.com.