iStockphoto Opens Library of 700,000 images to HP Customers

CALGARY, Alberta, April 11, 2006 – iStockphoto®, the world’s leading community-powered marketplace for stock photography, today announced it will provide access to a growing library of more than 700,000 high-quality stock photographs, starting at just $1 each, for HP customers. iStockphoto’s vast online image library will be available directly from the HP In-House Marketing Portal (, an online resource that provides small and medium businesses (SMBs) with tools to create marketing materials internally.    iStockphoto’s micro-payment system and robust search functionality make it the perfect design solution for small companies in a competitive marketplace. iStockphoto inspects, approves and uploads around 12,000 fresh images per week to its easy-to-use online library. Small and medium business owners will love exclusive search features such as CopySpace™, which allows them to indicate exactly where they need to insert text or branding on an image. HP customers can even enlist the power of the iStockphoto community with BuyRequest™, where artists create custom work on demand. “HP’s leadership in imaging and printing makes it the perfect fit for the iStockphoto community,” said Bruce Livingstone, founder and CEO of iStockphoto. “We look forward to providing innovative and imaginative imagery to HP’s SMB customers, giving them the same competitive edge in the creation of marketing campaigns that many of our customers have realized.” “iStockphoto provides outstanding imagery for a great price,” said Vince Ferraro, vice president of marketing, LaserJet Business, HP. “By using iStockphoto’s extensive online image library combined with HP’s industry-leading color printers, small businesses can now develop professional-quality marketing and presentation materials at a fraction of the traditional time and cost.”