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Eyewire

Eyewire

Eyewire

EyeWire is an online directory for graphic resources owned by the Getty Image service. Although the Getty Image company credits itself with inspiring a great rush of innovation in royalty-free photography, the truth is that sites like EyeWire simply don't compare with some of the more advanced subscription services, like PhotoSpin.com. From the company's inception in 1996, PhotoSpin has proven itself to be inspired and uniquely intelligent about the stock photo business.

Initially, PhotoSpin offered a sweeping catalog of over 60 CD ROMs and a tremendous menu of image content for publishers. In addition to helping with Kai's Power Photos, the company promoted and licensed materials from some of the country's best artists though their Premier Series. Yet even after these very successful ventures, the PhotoSpin founders weren't content to lay back and bask in their accomplishments.

A Rival To EyeWire
Their next feat was to come up with a new model for royalty-free photos, subscriptions. Their unique and comprehensive subscription system allows graphic artists and other creative types to pay only for images, files, and resolutions that they really use. Moreover, they offer a free test subscription service with PowerPoint resolution and 300, 150, and 72 ppi images.

You can get a WWW subscription service with movie clips, sound WAV and MP3 files, and over 20,000 photos and illustrations for only $199 per year. Alternatively, you can choose from a slightly higher-quality, higher-resolution print subscription for only $249 per year and get access to a collection of over 20,000 great photos, clip arts, and illustrations. The choices are endless at PhotoSpin.com, and the company is always adding new artwork and illustrations.