Taking Thinkstock

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  • February 1, 2010
  • StopPress Team
Taking Thinkstock

Getty Images today launched Thinkstock, a new image subscription product that claims to provide one of the most complete offerings in the marketplace. 

Developed for value-conscious creative professionals, Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chief executive of Getty Images, says Thinkstock is the new industry-standard in the image subscription business.

“Thinkstock will change both the reality and customers’ perceptions of image subscriptions," he says. "By delivering an affordable and simple offering with excellent legal protection, Thinkstock provides one of the most complete subscriptions available anywhere, with premium, professional and user-generated imagery all in one place.”

Thinkstock offers creative professionals access to a comprehensive collection of imagery from Getty Images, iStockphoto and Jupiterimages and provides all file sizes regardless of the subscription package. It also offers millions of select royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations.

The collection combines both user-generated content and professionally art-directed images and thousands of new images, all of which have been reviewed against strict legal standards, will be added each week.

Recognising that today’s customers are working against accelerated deadlines to bring their creative projects to market, Thinkstock’s website, which is powered by Getty Images, makes it easier to find the right image. The site utilises proprietary keyword algorithms, with a vocabulary of 140,000 separate terms, to ensure the best image results are delivered, even for complex and conceptual keyword entries.

For any image that is used in compliance with the licensing terms, Thinkstock protects customers against copyright claims and will defend, and be responsible for, any damages and expenses up to $10,000 for each image downloaded.


  • The Thinkstock subscription plan, complete with broad global usage rights, enables customers to begin using their imagery immediately after it is downloaded to their desktops.  The monthly or yearly subscription options, priced at $249 and $2499 respectively, grant customers access to the entire library of Thinkstock images with downloads of 25 images per day, up to 750 images per month. Additionally, Thinkstock will soon offer multiple-shot image packs, with prices ranging from $59 - $999, aimed at customers with smaller budgets or who require imagery for a specific project.

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