Launch Discover - the New Database for Searching Imagery Online
on: February 1, 2008, 4:35 am
Release Author: DK Images
Release Summary: DK Images, the image encyclopedia containing over
a million images and 70 thousand artworks has just launched Discover,
a new image database allowing users to search for imagery online
Release Body: DK Images, the image
encyclopedia, has just launched Discover, a
database allowing users to search for pictures online.
Images Discover function enables user
to search through over a million images including 70,000 artworks
and photographs from 180 photographers on the DK
Image gallery, which has been termed an image encyclopedia
on account of its design and depth of subject coverage.
can search the free database by category, such as 'animals', 'history'
or 'sports', and will then find more detailed subcategories offering
further choice; for example in the 'food and drink' category, users
can choose from subcategories such as 'breads', 'cooking' and 'national
cuisines'. Clicking on 'breads' then pulls up a further choice of
subcategories such as 'croissants', 'dough' and 'French bread' for
new Discover search tool is expected to help attract
even more visitors to the DK Image site. Paul
Turner of DK Images commented:
are really excited about the DK Image Discover search
engine as a way of introducing new picture buyers to our site. We
feel it is innovative, original and simply an essential tool for
picture researchers. Since June of 2007, a large number of DK
Images have been also indexed by Google Images and hits
to our site have gone from under 300 a day, to over 30,000 as a
images are available as high resolution versions and DK Images retain
a bank of 3 million transparencies meaning pictures are available
for rescan to 50Mb. DK are well known as suppliers of high quality
images for professional use, and provide book
images for all Dorling Kindersley Publications.
addition to using
images for business use, students and children can download
images free of charge for educational or non-profit usages. Many
of the collections in the image
database are particularly useful for students, such as the animal
categories, which offer over 30,000 pictures of birds and beasts,
from reptiles to rodents, sharks to spiders, or the history category,
which has artwork and photographs of early civilizations, native
artefacts and maps - ideal for school projects.
DK Images, the image encyclopedia, offer a collection
of 3.5 million images from 180 professional photographers on 20
major categories including food and drink, animals (including pet
cats and dogs), cut-out images, technology, plants, crafts, geography
and travel, art, gardening, science and architecture. DK
Images is part of Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Details: DK PR Contact:
Director of Marketing & Publicity
Tel: +44 207 010 4500
Fax: +44 207 010 6685
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