October 20, 2005 - Adobe Systems Inc. has announced an update to its Photography Directory, a searchable database of professional photography organizations that contain member photographers’ portfolio samples, to include members from organizations around the world. The original version, launched in March, contained members from seven US-based organizations. The update includes professionals from the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Sweden, and Australia.
The idea behind such a directory is explained by Adobe’s senior vice president of Digital Imaging and Digital Video, Bryan Lamkin, thus: "The Adobe Photographers Directory showcases the talents of photographers around the world, enabling designers, art directors and image buyers to find the photographers they need to realize their ideas. Associations screen their members so only qualified professionals will be listed in their directories. To preserve that integrity, Adobe continues to work with associations industry-wide to come up with appropriate ways to broaden the Adobe Photographers Directory, so it will represent the entire professional community."
The directory is accessible from the Adobe website, and also via Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Photohop CS2 software.
For more details, or to explore the directory, click here: http://www.photographersdirectory.adobe.com/