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istockphoto.com turns 10 years old April 7, 2010. istockphoto is the leading microstock agency that provides stock content to a vast bunch of users. That content includes photos, vector illustrations, flash bits, video clips, audio and who else knows what will be offered?

istockphoto was originally known as the Designer’s Dirty Little Secret. I first discovered istock in 2002 when I was shopping for some imagery for a brochure that I was designing. I couldn’t believe that they were selling 300 dpi images for five cents a download. I didn’t find what I was looking for so I skipped off. I passed the contributor’s test a year later when I returned to look for more imagery. Bruce Livingstone, the founder of istockphoto, was the one approving new contributor apps. It didn’t dawn on me until late 2003 that I might be able to contribute stock imagery and exchange my earned credits to download what I needed for my design work. That started the ball rolling in early 2004 as I began to upload my imagery. Years have passed. Getty Images now owns istock. OMG. The garage upstart has gone mainstream. Thanks Bruce for all the encouragement and allowing so many to follow their dream by your example.

Happy Birthday, istock!

Join in the festivities to see what giveaways are happening here. Follow istock on Twitter for a chance to win some prizes. 24 hours of madness with a prize an hour.

LOL, if I ever won a Canon camera body, that would force me to dip my toe in the other camp~


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