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TrendWatch Publishes A Snapshot of the Stock Photography Business

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NEW YORK, NY – A big picture overview of the highly-competitive stock photography business and what the future holds for the changing industry is portrayed in the latest special report released by TrendWatch Graphic Arts. "Stock Images: The Revolution Continues," takes inventory of the entire stock photography business, which has undergone extreme changes in how stock images are purchased, delivered and used. On the vendor side of the house, the main factors driving the delivery of stock photography include the Internet and CD-ROM packaging of images. On the customer side, the Internet again tops the list – for increased image demand. Digital printing, on-demand and desktop publishing are also strengthening the need for stock photography. Royalty-free image purchases are a major industry trend, as clients can now get virtually instant gratification, where once they only got a headache. Enhanced download speeds using faster modems, broadband services and high-speed lines are helping pave the way for the next frontier of global penetration. "Stock houses are taking action to refine the search function, speed, power, resolution and security of their websites to develop a loyal client following. As competition gets torqued up a notch, don't be surprised to see an increased number of stock houses on the horizon, looking to fulfill niche market needs," said Marguerite van Stolk, Publisher, TrendWatch/AF Lewis Group. "Stock Images: The Revolution Continues," is available for purchase by visiting the secure TrendWatch Graphic Arts eStore online at www.TrendWatchGraphicArts.com or by phoning (866) 873-6310 toll free. The price for the report is $1,495. TrendWatch Graphic Arts eStore customers can download this report in PDF Acrobat format immediately after purchase.