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Stock Image Services: A Clearer Picture
June 1, 2006

Today’s art directors and editors are faced with a dizzying array of stock image services from which to choose, with more and more companies offering royalty-free or rights-managed photos for increasingly competitive prices, including Adobe’s relatively new, integrated software option serving as a one-stop shop for images. Publishing Executive examined a few of the more popular services, which offer very different options for helping your creative department find the right image for your publications. Traditional favorites Comstock Images, which was acquired by Jupitermedia Corp. in 2004, is among today’s most popular stock image firms. The 25-year-old service offers royalty-free photos ranging from about $90