Friday, February 20, 2009

Blend Images Launches Rights-Managed Image Collection

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blend Images, the world’s leading multiethnic stock photography agency, announced today it has launched a new rights-managed image collection, strengthening their commercial offering at

The Blend Images rights-managed collection launches with 3,000 images, featuring powerful photos from the industry’s top photographers. The collection focuses on multiethnic lifestyle and business imagery with conceptual, highly stylized, contemporary images that offer high production value and premium quality. New images will continue to be released each month.

“The quality of this collection and caliber of photographers were key elements to achieving the highest standards,” said Sarah Fix, Creative Director at Blend Images. “We are proud to bring you the work from a variety of talented photographers including Patrik Giardino, Stewart Cohen, and Ronnie Kaufman.”

The rights-managed licensing model offers usage-based pricing combined with rights tracking and exclusivity options. Clients can control the amount of exclusivity, within a specific industry, territory, or time period, ensuring the image is not used by a competitor or another advertiser.

“Rights-managed was an obvious direction for us to grow in, given the caliber of our photographers. Our royalty-free collection performs extremely well in the market, but now with rights-managed we can provide more exclusivity options – and more solutions – for our clients,” said Robert Henson, Director of Channel Relations and Sales, Blend Images.

“As we develop the Blend collection, it’s important that we continue to generate the very best multiethnic lifestyle and business imagery in the industry,” said Rick Becker-Leckrone, CEO of Blend Images. “Now that we offer a rights-managed collection, in addition to an extensive royalty-free collection, we can provide clients with the licensing models they need for any project.”

The new rights-managed collection is available on, where clients can search, license and download images directly from the website. Blend also provides personalized customer service, competitive pricing and free research to clients.

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