IDS PictureDesk has been used by newspaper, magazine, TV and online publishers for 10 years to source photos and videos from the world's leading agencies - Reuters, Getty, AP, Corbis + 100s more. Users can browse the archive or use advanced search tools to find the pictures they need. With a database of over 150m images, and 50,000 live images added daily, IDS PictureDesk provides live and archive editorial content in one place.

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MyIDS is a cloud-based Digital Asset Management system for images, PDFs and video, removing the burden of managing content from your network. MyIDS is optimised to handle very large volumes of data, and can be securely accessed via a web browser or App. The system is highly customisable and integrates seamlessly with existing workflow software.

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IDS PictureDesk Features

  • Browser-based - no hardware or software installation required
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Comprehensive API - seamless integration with workflow and CMS
  • Advanced search tools - Visual Search / StarTracker 
  • Integrate with MyIDS to provide access to all internal and 3rd party content
  • Sophisticated image recognition, tracking and reporting.

MyIDS Features

includes IDS ImageDiscovery allowing you to automatically analyse PDFs for content usage, allowing instant reporting on image usage.

  • Removes the need for in-house image databases and storage 
  • Integrated with PictureDesk - single point of access for internal and 3rd party content
  • Browser-based - no hardware or software installation required
  • Highly customisable
  • One click publish to CMS
  • Comprehensive API - seamless integration with workflow software
  • Easily share any content

Syndication Features

  • Removes need for in-house storage
  • Browser-based - no hardware of software installation required
  • Comprehensive API - seamless integration with workflow software
  • Integrates with PictureDesk for access to agency content
  • IDS Syndication is used by News UK, Mirrorpix, Guardian Media Group, Associated Newspapers


IDS Syndication platform is a web-based content syndication portal for JPEG, PDF and InDesign files. The syndication portal offers advanced search functionalities allowing users to find the content they want.

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Pricing starts from £2,500+vat per month