Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fotolia's first-to-market ribbon for Microsoft Office goes global

Fotolia releases localized upgrade of first-to-market image plug-in for Microsoft Office 2010

With the launch of Microsoft Office 2010, Fotolia’s first-to-market image add-in for Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 officially goes global. Now available in 10 languages and 12 countries and regions, Fotolia has massively increased the multimedia functionality of the first microstock plug-in, with HD videos and subscription images available for download through Fotolia’s free ribbon. Over 100,000 contributing artists to Fotolia have over eight-million images directly available to buyers in a previously untapped market.

Fotolia was the first microstock company to integrate images into Microsoft Office through a customized ribbon. Originally debuting in October 2009, nearly 75,000 people have downloaded the free plug-in from www.fotolia.com/ribbon. The result is a product that increases productivity and allows users to quickly make their documents more attractive and effective.

“We were thrilled to be the first microstock company to integrate royalty-free images into the world’s leading desktop applications. We’re introducing artists from all over the world to a whole new customer base. To support that initiative, the ribbon is available in all 12 regions and 10 languages that Fotolia has presence.” says Garth Johnson, Vice President for Fotolia, North America. “Plus, with instant access to 15 free images a day, everyone from students to executives will find the Fotolia ribbon to be a useful addition to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.”

After downloading the free ribbon from www.fotolia.com/ribbon, users can browse search results alongside their documents, along with custom galleries, downloaded image libraries, and a selection of free daily images. The ribbon is easy to navigate with login, lightbox, and download tabs. The revamped plug-in supports 10 languages, subscription downloads, and is compatible with Microsoft Office 2007.
To get started, users create a free account on www.fotolia.com.

This integration with Microsoft Office is one example of Fotolia’s ongoing efforts to partner with innovative and industry leading players.

Fotolia continues to set itself apart by promoting contributors through creative corporate partnerships and localized marketing. Several independent sources describe Fotolia as one the fastest growing microstock companies in the world.


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