Shutterstock.com claims it is the first such venture to reach a total of 200 million downloads of licensed images of stock photography, vector graphics and other illustrations. "Searching the word 'networking' used to return images of handshakes and business contacts; now it's all about online social networking," says Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of the company.
Yes, images about cats lead the way, no surprise with over 400,000 downloads, surpassing "only" 79,000 downloads of last year's Royal Wedding. But what is interesting is that vector graphic downloads are on the increase, and vintage images are also up. Who knew the Internets could be so nostalgic?
Shutterstock has been providing licensed images to businesses, agencies and media organizations since 2004 and has more than 17 million images online.
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