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PRESS RELEASE: International Sports Images Selects Spitfire Photo Pro For It's Online Image Archive
Major sports photography agency takes advantage of Spitfire Photo Pro's powerful search and distribution features
SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, 2006 - Virtual Moment, LLC, announced today the launch of its online image management service for professional photography workflows. Spitfire Photo Pro (http://www.spitfirephoto.com) provides photographers with maximum control and flexibility in image rights management and distribution. It is the first service provider to offer a turnkey solution for agencies and photographers alike.
"Spitfire Photo offers an advanced user access system that allows agencies an out-of-the-box solution for collaborative work environments," says Virtual Moment President, Steven Rabkin. "This service provides unsurpassed flexibility in establishing access rights to match the various roles within any organization." Features such as FTP and downloadable lightboxes, powerful search capabilities, and batch captioning greatly simplify otherwise tedious and time-consuming workflow tasks.
International Sports Images (ISI, http://www.internationalsportsimages.com), an agency comprised of 15-contract photographers, an archive of tens of thousands of digital images, and more than 200 registered users worldwide, has selected Spitfire Photo Pro because of its flexible user management and fast search facilities.
As the official photographer for the US men's and women's soccer teams, ISI depends on their online archive to rapidly distribute their shoots to top clients such as Soccer America, ESPN and Nike. "Spitfire has helped us take control of our images and get them to our clients immediately from the match. It's been a vital tool in establishing our position as the largest soccer only database in the USA," says John Todd, General Manager of ISI.
At the same time, Spitfire Photo provides the freelance photographer with the opportunity for large-scale, online image distribution and sales, offering all of the same powerful features and tools of a major agency. Completely customizable interfaces ensure photographers do not have to sacrifice branding and identity for functionality. Cutting edge features such as RSS photo feeds provide a way for photogs to effortlessly showcase their latest images on their photo blogs or portfolio sites. Search and login forms can be easily integrated to provide a seamless transition between websites.
The combined technology and flexibility of Spitfire Photo Pro provides everything a photographer or agency needs to market and sell online. Spitfire Photo Pro is available for one low monthly fee, with no contracts or obligations at http://www.spitfirephoto.com.
About International Sports Images International Sports Images (ISI) is the premier online archive for USA men's and women's soccer images. ISI represents the following photographers: Michael Pimentel, Howard Smith, J. Brett Whitesell, Pam Whitesell, Matt Brown, Tom Hauck, Brad Smith, Andrew Katsampes, Trent Davol, Tony Quinn, Aaron Kehoe, Chris Putman, and Brooks Parkenridge, and Douglas Zimmerman. ISI clients include: U.S. Soccer, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, ESPN the Magazine, Soccer America, 90 Minutes Magazine, U.S. Soccer Players.com, Kwikgoal, Nike, Gatorade, Chiquita, Philips, Goal.com, Matchnight.com, Puma, Upper Deck, Adidas, and Pepsi. The ISI archive includes 15,000 images presently online, and over 200,000 negatives and slides, spanning 20 years of Soccer in the USA, covering 4 World Cups, and 4 Olympic Soccer Tournaments.
About Virtual Moment, LLC Virtual Moment is committed to delivering cutting edge technology solutions for digital media management. Offering both custom solutions and the Spitfire Photo Pro online image management service, Virtual Moment strives to simplify and optimize digital photography workflows while maximizing your online visibility.
(First posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10:50 EST)