“IDS really understand the picture business”

Image-Data Systems


Image Data Systems Uk Ltd was founded in 1992, and since then has grown into the foremost image portal in Britain, providing a means for many of the world's most important photographic agencies to distribute quickly and efficiently rights protected imagery to their client base in the major newspaper and magazine chains in Britain and abroad .

On average about 25,000 new images are uploaded daily, and IDS now has a searchable data base in excess of 30 million rights protected images.

The experience derived from the management of huge digital image content has given IDS a valuable edge in the design and hosting of websites for some of the world's largest picture agencies who value the specialist knowledge of our programmers acquired over many years by dealing with highly demanding professional users.

IDS main focus is imagery related to the celebrity and fashion world, which is where the money is in terms of advertising revenue, but we also provide a service for agencies wishing to distribute other types of content , including travel, news, sport and even cartoons and graphics.

Most recently we have developed a video channel, which we believe will become an important addition as the percentage of advertising revenue generated from on line magazines and newspapers increases.

IDS is a subscription based business to business portal, and in order to protect the intellectual property rights of suppliers, only previously vetted legitimate users from recognised magazines and newspapers are allowed to subscribe.

If you are a picture library interested in uploading images or in discussing website design, or a newspaper or magazine group interested in receiving access to images via the IDS portal, please contact us by telephone or email at..

IDS is fast, vast, convenient to use and an unbelivable tool.”

IDSpicturedesk

As well as hosting and managing websites for some leading photography agencies, Image Data Systems manages Britain's foremost image portal, IDS Picturedesk. Picturedesk provides a means for many of the world's most important photographic agencies to distribute quickly and efficiently rights protected imagery to their client base in the major newspaper and magazine chains in Britain and abroad.

Currently home to content from over 60 agencies, IDS Picturedesk receives on average 25,000 new images daily with a searchable database in excess of 30 million images across various channels including celebrity, news, sport, stock, studio and environment. Most recently we have developed a video channel, which we believe will become an important addition as the percentage of advertising revenue generated from on line magazines and newspapers increases.

To discover how IDS can change and enhance your business call a member of the Sales Team now. +44 207 336 7942

Some of what we do


Websites designed or hosted by IDS

  • Famous
  • Globe Photos
  • Retna
  • Scope Australia
  • Scope Features
  • Absolute Film
  • Alpha
  • Werner Forman Archive
  • EaglePress
  • Writers Pictures

Links

Projects have included


  • IWM / Channel 4:
  • MOD:
  • AA Picture Library:
  • Scotland Yard:
  • Fotango:

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Latest News

Posted by Admin on 5 July 2010

Congratulations to john Wright Photography for winning 1st prize in the advertising and music category in the THE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS

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