All-In-One Search Site For Stock Photos And Video

October 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
New York, NY, October 26, 2007 -'s search engine combines free sources of images and video with professional content that's available at all price points. Web designers and other creators can now search the broadest selection of free and paid visual content, combine it in editing areas, and share it with co-designers in the creative process through spffy's RSS feeds.

"From our starting point of searching one billion pieces of visual content, spffy is adding the mashups, business models and content sources that creative communities need in a single site," says co-founder Randy Taylor. "The hottest new creators design for online use. Spffy solves their biggest problem by making it really easy to find visuals that can be licensed instead of wasting time hunting all over the web."

Spffy's public beta brings together stock photos, illustrations, footage, video and other visual content available for licensing from many web sites worldwide. It has agreements with the largest and most prestigious of the traditional stock photo agencies and includes search of microstock agencies and public domain archives, such as the Library of Congress and NASA. For video and footage, spffy searches YouTube(tm), AOL Video(tm), Live Video(tm), StockMotionFinder(tm) and others.

Spffy links to the rights holder or authorized agent for each content. Pricing, licensing and download are available on most content preview pages. This direct contact also facilitates information exchange, from negotiation of pricing for complex commercial uses to verification of which rights are truly being offered in a Creative Commons(tm) license, which is free.

Even though this unique search site is free, spffy has chosen not to clutter its clean, tabbed interface with advertisements or other distractions, opening a world of visuals for easy access and licensing.

About "spffy" is a trademark and service of, Inc., the New York-based stock photo search engine that provides publishers and new media companies with aggregated search of their preferred vendors at "white label" sites in the $40 billion content licensing industry.