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To: REH who wrote (24)4/27/1999 11:07:00 AM
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Getty Images' PhotoDisc Inks Deal With Amazon.Com; PhotoDisc to be Premier Photography Provider to Amazon.Com Cards

PR Newswire, Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 09:25

SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PhotoDisc, Inc., the leading
royalty-free stock photography brand of Getty Images, Inc. (NASDAQ:GETY),
announced today that it has signed an agreement with
(NASDAQ:AMZN), the Internet's leading book, video and music retailer, to be
the premier provider of contemporary royalty-free photography to Amazon's new
electronic greeting-card site -- Cards.
The new Cards section, accessible from navigation tabs on every page on
the site, features a wide range of images from PhotoDisc's 75,000-image
collection, along with graphics, animation and fine-art images from other
partners. Visitors to the site will be able to select, customize and send
electronic greeting cards, at no cost, to anyone with an email address.
Recipients of the cards will be able to view them on the site.
"We constantly look for ways to enhance the experience our eight million
shoppers have on the site," said Eric Broussard, General Manager of
Cards. "By working with content partners like PhotoDisc to build our new
Cards site, we can be confident that the quality and breadth of the imagery we
use is unmatched."
The agreement marks the first time that any of Getty's brands has made its
high-quality images accessible to a consumer audience. Getty Images sells
primarily to the creative professional market of advertisers, graphic
designers, publishers, and web and new media designers.
Jonathan Klein, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Getty Images,
said, "The increase in consumer use of the web offers a tremendous opportunity
for us to make our unrivaled imagery more accessible to people everywhere.
The collaboration with is a first step toward this broad audience."
"PhotoDisc is delighted to be the premier contemporary photography
provider for's new Cards site," added Sally von Bargen, PhotoDisc
president. "We look forward to working with this leading Internet company to
bring our images to millions of's visitors."

About Getty Images, Inc.
Getty Images, Inc., with 30 million photographs and more than 13,000 hours
of film, is the leading international provider of visual content to a diverse
range of professionals in advertising and graphic design, magazine, book and
newspaper publishing, broadcasting, production, and new media publishing.
Getty Images markets rights to images and footage through its web sites, its
international network of wholly owned offices in 17 countries, and agents in
more than 50 countries. The company has approximately 1,350 employees
worldwide, and reported revenues of approximately $185 million in 1998.
Getty Images' strategy is to use electronic commerce to enhance its
services and extend its market, and this effort is well underway with three
successful business-to-business web sites already available:, and The company plans to launch a hub web site for all
its content brands as a first step towards a complete desktop working
environment for the global creative market.
The company's market leading visual content brands include: Tony Stone
Images, the world's leading contemporary stock photography brand; PhotoDisc,
the world leader in digital, royalty-free stock photography; Allsport, the
world leading sports photography brand; Hulton Getty
(, one of the largest privately owned collections
of archival photography in the world; Liaison Agency
(, a leading North American news and reportage
brand; and Energy Film Library (, one of the
world's leading stock footage brands. Further information is available from
the Getty Images web site at

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Mary Waters-Sayer, Investor Relations Manager, 44-171-544-2973,
or, or Laurie McEachron, 206-269-1769, or, Public Relations Director, both of
Getty Images; or Madeline Hardart of Hill & Knowlton, 212-885-0417, or, for Getty Images/
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