morgueFile.com is the quintessential free images archive for creatives by creatives.
Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2010
morgueFile.com, the quintessential free images archive, has unveiled a new site design with new features to serve the emerging needs of the creative community for years to come. Finding images and using them is more seamless on the new site. Additional sections were added for presentations and photo sharing. We moved to new servers and more robust backend.
morgueFile was established in 2002 and now has over 200,000 free images and 60,000 registered users. The term "morgue file" is popular in the newspaper business to describe the file that holds past issues flats. morgueFile is unique from other free photo sites because there is no required registration to access the archive and the license that governs the archive is less restrictive than creative commons. We believe there are moments in creative work where you don’t want to disrupt the flow and there is no space for attribution.
In 2009 we joined with an additional principal, Johannes Seemann. Johannes is a strategy consultant, who currently lives in San Francisco.
All in all, morgueFile evolved into a multi-faceted site that services the web community in many ways. As Johannes puts it: "morgueFile is essentially a 360 degrees photo solution. It has free images for commercial and private use, creatives can showcase their work and photos can be shared in private by professional and non-professional users”.
Portfolios: Now users can post their work in the portfolio section for additional exposure with the creative common license or as copyrighted material.
Personal Storage: Morguefile personal storage system is designed to allow creatives to store their files for their own private use, share within the agency or to share with friends and family.
Filtering: The morguefile filter has been designed to help users find images quickly and easily. Results can be refined by additional terms, within dates, by color or with or without photographers and sorted for a more granular results set. Search criteria can be saved as a link and retrieved later.
Tweeting: Introducing http://mrg.bz, morgueFile for tweeting. Now morgueFile has its own internal link shortening for use with twitter or any other service that requires shorter links. Visit any image page on the morgueFile and look for the mrg.bz links right below the image to give it a try.
Crop and post: morgueFile has its own cropping capabilities built into the site. You can crop any image on the site to a size you need to post it in your blog or project, or to share with a friend.
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