Press Release: Getty Images Delivers Unprecedented Choice and Flexibility with New Subscription Service; Creative Express by Getty Images Offers Creative Professionals Quality, Selection and Value

Aug. 16, 2005--Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE:GYI), the world's leading imagery creator and distributor, today announced the launch of Creative Express, a subscription-based licensing service that delivers a new level of productivity and savings to creative, marketing and publishing professionals. With Creative Express, Getty Images expands its product line, combining its best-in-class search technology with a streamlined pricing model for professionals requiring quick, cost-effective access to high-quality imagery.

"Advancements in digital imaging and the increasing usage of digital photography for professional applications have fueled the continued success of global imagery companies such as Getty Images over the past decade," said Jill Aldort, Digital Imaging Research Analyst, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, "and that trend continues today for companies that make it easy for their customers to benefit from the speed, quality and value of online resources."
With Creative Express by Getty Images, subscribers pay an upfront fee for convenient access to more than 50,000 images selected from the industry-leading Photodisc and Digital Vision collections available at The images span 16 major categories including business, education, healthcare, nature and travel. Hundreds of images are added each month to ensure fresh and relevant content.
"At Getty Images we're committed to helping our customers do their best work -- on time and on budget," said Robert Gubas, vice president of product marketing, Getty Images. "Creative Express enhances productivity -- customers simply search, download and use images immediately. We're very excited about this new offering and will continue to collaborate with our customers to develop products and services to meet their diverse needs."
Creative Express goes beyond conventional subscription offerings to avoid excess 'similars' and include only the highest-quality creative content, shot exclusively by professional photographers. Getty Images backs all imagery included in Creative Express with model and property releases, full indemnification and superior technical quality.
Creative Express offers competitive pricing models with monthly and annual subscription options, multi-user discounts, and high-resolution image upgrades, which are available at a 10% discount from the single royalty-free image price. The current selection of Creative Express images can be viewed prior to purchase by visiting
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle, WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and entertain. Visit Getty Images at

Posted: Tue - August 16, 2005 at 04:37 PM