CHENGDU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PxBee entered the stock photo industry today with the launch of their stock photo marketplace. With the increase in photo licensing for web use, print and social media platforms, PxBee identified a need for high-quality photos with budgets that allow even small businesses to find the perfect stock photo at affordable and attractive prices.
“We’re really excited about the launch of this new online marketplace,” said Tony Duan, CEO and founder of PxBee and Fotor. “PxBee connects our creative community of Fotor terrific photographers worldwide. Our goal is to make a user-friendly marketplace with a huge collection of high-quality photos for stock photo purchasers to choose from, and ultimately increase the value of their images.”
PxBee is unique in that it sources exclusive licensing photos from the Fotor ‘Events’ module. Fotor authorizes the sale of 3 million photos through its ‘Events’ module. Launched in 2015, Fotor ‘Events’ carries out international photography contests weekly. This means professional and amateur photographers have an opportunity to showcase their talent and share their best photos for a chance to win cash prizes and international exposure weekly. To date, more than 500 variously themed contests have been hosted by Fotor officials and its commercial partners.
“PxBee isn’t pitching itself as a potential ‘Terminator’ bringing death to traditional stock-photo services like Getty Images or Shutterstock,” laughs Tony Duan of Fotor. “PxBee prefers a more authentic and naturalistic look over staged photos. Our images are entirely unique and the traditional stock photo market has no access to the images that PxBee distributes, we offer a service that is entirely complementary to that of our competitors,” Tony said.
PxBee’s next goal is that of an AI powered platform that can automatically rate photos based on their technical and aesthetic appeal. Since the start of Events, Fotor has consistently screened millions of contest photos and the Fotor team has developed an algorithm to score the photos. Thanks to the due diligence involved in our planning, deploying, and governance of Big Data, PxBee is confident it can showcase the diversity and complexity of its imagery. Qualitative analysis, and the integration of APIs, help users upload their best photos and make it easy for creatives to find the photos they’re looking for.
Fotor launched in 2012 and was quickly recognized within the industry as a powerful image editing platform. Harnessing the role of technology in visual culture and most especially photography, Fotor delivers an all-in-one, photo editing suite that was promptly dubbed “Photoshop Lite” by the BBC.
The Fotor app has over 50 million users around the world. It’s been awarded “Top Developer” by Google Play, and it placed First in the Free Photo Apps category within the Apple Mac photographic community worldwide.