BigStockPhoto.com Reaches New Milestone with One Million Royalty Free Stock Images

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BigStockPhoto.com, a leading online provider of low cost, royalty free stock images, today announced the upload of the site's one-millionth live image-once again establishing the BigStockPhoto online community as a noteworthy force in the microstock industry.

Our image library has grown rapidly and we are thrilled to be able to bring this level of quality to businesses that need images --while providing careers to so many photographers and artists

BigStockPhoto.com, one of the fastest growing, royalty free, online stock image sites, today announced that the one-millionth live image has been uploaded to its site. Since launching BigStockPhoto in late 2004, the site has experienced phenomenal growth and success, establishing the BigStockPhoto online community as a noteworthy force in the rapidly evolving microstock industry.

BigStockPhoto's easy-to-use interface, efficient search capabilities and affordability for every budget have provided small businesses with new competitive advantages, allowing them to visually market their companies in fresh and innovative ways. These business benefits--coupled with BigStockPhoto's reputation for friendly, personalized service--have propelled the company to become one of the fastest growing leaders in the microstock marketplace--with 20,000 new images being added per week, 20,000 contributing photographers/artists and well over 100,000 registered users.

"Our image library has grown rapidly and we are thrilled to be able to bring this level of quality to businesses that need images --while providing careers to so many photographers and artists," said Tim Donahue, Founder and CEO of BigStockPhoto. "We have seen an enormous leap in quality within the microstock image landscape over the last year. The level of creativity and quality we are receiving from our photographers and artists has gone beyond our expectations and I'd expect to see this dramatic climb in quality continue."

Andreas Gradin, a new contributor of BigStockPhoto, uploaded the millionth live image: "Isolated Colorful Clothespins". As the grand prize MVP winner of the site's March Million Madness contest to promote the milestone, Gradin will receive $250 and is featured on the BigStockPhoto site.

The BigStockPhoto image library now features an impressive selection of over 1,000,000 low-cost, royalty free stock images, which are categorized into easy-to-search galleries and collections--including the recently added vector image category. The winning millionth image and additional March Million Madness contest highlights are posted on the BigStockPhoto site: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/million.html

"We are extremely proud of our community of users and contributors, the win-win business model we've developed together and the success and new opportunities we've generated for small businesses across the globe," said Donahue.

About BigStockPhoto
BigStockPhoto (http://www.BigStockPhoto.com), headquartered in Davis, CA was founded in 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost, royalty-free stock image communities. Designers, marketers, editors, publishers, educators and anyone needing stock images can quickly and easily download images from BigStockPhoto.com for $1 - $2 each, a mere fraction of the prices traditional stock photo companies charge. Images can be used for almost any purpose, such as print and marketing collateral, web site design, packaging, education, editorial and corporate communications. The stunning images on the site are provided by professional photographers and talented hobbyists from around the globe.

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