Six months after shelling out $20 million to acquire stock
photography firm Comstock Images, Jupitermedia
rolled out a subscription-based option for downloading digital images.
The new Comstock 1700k Subscription Plan
is being offered on top of Comstock’s royalty-free
single image and CD offerings to provide a subscription-based option for
It offers Comstock images in resolution sizes up to 1.7MB with paid
subscribers being able to download up to 50 images per day. The company
said the plan is geared towards customers in the areas of Web design,
multimedia, presentation, newspaper and small professional print pieces.
The plans start at $299 a month with options for three-month,
six-month and one-year subscriptions.
“We believe that this ‘higher-end’ Comstock 1700k Subscription Plan
will provide a significant new revenue opportunity for our Comstock
Images brand without impacting its present pay-per-download business,”
Jupitermedia CEO Alan Meckler said in a statement.
Comstock Images is the jewel in Jupitermedia’s expanding imaging
business, which includes the ArtToday network (Photos.com, ClipArt.com,
Graphics.com, FlashComponents.com and RebelArtist.com).
The Comstock acquisition
made Jupitermedia a pioneer in the stock photography
business with a significant archive of commercial stock images. Comstock
markets rights managed, royalty-free and flat-rate images to business
clients that include advertising agencies, graphic design firms,
publishers and Web designers.
Jupitermedia is the parent company of internetnews.com.