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Hemera

Hemera

Hemera

Hemera is a digital image subscription service that markets to graphic designers, business professionals, and other creative individuals. Through their image express service, they offer two kinds of subscription services--1 MB or 15 MB. You can also get Hemera images one at a time and develop them with Hemera's own file type, something called the Hemera Photo Objects image.

The problem with the Hemera subscription service is that it's fairly limited. PhotoSpin.com offers an alternative four-tiered subscription service, with more options for graphic designers, print specialists, and hobbyists. In addition to the incredible number of images and resolutions available through the PhotoSpin catalog, you get advanced technical support or graphic help.

Faster Service and Better Choices Than Hemera Offers
Subscribers get access to a great online tool called a Lightbox, which is basically a place to store your trove of images collected through the PhotoSpin search. You can print images right from your Lightbox, e-mail them off to nonsubscribers, and save them for longer than the life of your account. PhotoSpin will let you keep your Lightbox active for up to six months after the expiration of your year long subscription.

Even among the crowded field of royalty-free stock photography sites, PhotoSpin.com stands out. The company was formed in 1996 by a brain trust of graphic designers, artists, filmmakers, and other creative and savvy individuals who really know how to help with visual presentation. The company is also very technically savvy--their excellent customer service reps can help with practically every type of graphics application software under the sun.