When words can't say it, Fotolia can
Fotolia is a world-leading image bank, providing instant access to over 39 million images, vectors, illustrations and video clips, to ensure you'll always find the one you need. Join more than 5 million people worldwide who already enhance their websites, brochures, reports and slides with affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and videos from Fotolia.
Why is Fotolia different?
Fotolia is powered by a diverse international community of artists, graphic designers and agencies who bring you tens of thousands of new and unique images, illustrations and videos every single day. Fotolia's Infinite Collection was the first to offer the choice of both crowdsourced and professional images on one convenient site. All our contributing artists are paid the best rates on the market. That's why top artists, photographers and image-makers around the world bring their work to Fotolia.
Fotolia is a microstock photography agency that is based in New York, New York. It was started by Thibaud Elziere, Oleg Tscheltzoff and Patrick Chassany in November 2005. The company also has offices in Seattle, Washington and Paris, France.
Fotolia provides means for worldwide distribution of royalty-free photographs, vector graphics, and videos through PayPal (in the countries that use it), and Moneybookers (another internet payment system offered in more countries than PayPal) amongst other payment methods. Some photographs are offered for free; those that are sold are priced from $0.75. Photographers receive a commission for each image licensed via Fotolia.
As of October 2008, Fotolia had more than 800,000 members who had uploaded more than 4.2 million photographs and graphic illustrations. By the end of July 2010, those numbers had more than doubled to over 1,967,000 members and 9.8 million images, vector graphics, and HD videos. By May 2012, the member count climbed to more than 3,000,000 registered members and the database to 17 million digital images.
In May 2010, Fotolia raised $150 million in growth equity from buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in exchange for a 50% stake.
On December 11, 2014, Adobe announced it was buying Fotolia for $800 million in cash, aiming at integrating the service to its Creative Cloud solution. The purchase was completed in January 2015.
The image bank currently possesses over 34 million images and videos and operates in 23 countries. It will continue to operate as a standalone service, remaining open to anyone.
Source: Wikipedia, "Fotolia", available under the CC-BY-SA License.