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Let's end the war between image owners and content users!

Image owners and content users are at war. With a win-win solution, we can change that and YOU can help!

Let's end the war between image owners and content users!

Image owners and content users are at war. With a win-win solution, we can change that and YOU can help!

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About

How big is the problem? Very.

  • Image owners are having their online content infringed without attribution, permission or payment 85% of the time.
  • Content users are liable for up to $30,000 per infringed use, according to US Copyright Law.

IMGembed can solve that! With our proprietary technology, IMGembed helps owners control where/how their images are being used and lets content users embed images for free, or at affordable impression-based rates, with peace of mind!

Afterlaunching our prototype at SXSW, the growth has been explosive and the volume of images and monthly embeds grew into the millions. As a bootstrapped startup, we had to re-architect our platform twice to accommodate the exponential growth. Organizations such as Condé Nast, Fashion TV and Huffington Post are using our service. 

While the initial growth thrills us, we need to build a sustainable operation to change the world.

WE'RE NOW READY TO SCALE IN A BIG WAY, AND YOU CAN HELP! 

All contributions will be used to fund:

  • Product development to meet scaling demands –– specifically, a customized content delivery network that efficiently delivers real-time embeds, with minimum latency, to content users around the world (Our proprietary technology regenerates unique JPEGs on every impression, with the latest permissions set by image owners, and does not work with standard caching technologies used by traditional CDNs.)
  • Marketing efforts to raise awareness and establish the new standard for online image use

You should consider supporting this project if you are one of the following:

  • An image owner whose images have been infringed without attribution or payment
  • A blogger or website owner who wants to use high-quality images without paying more than what you actually use
  • An individual or organization that respects original content and supports ethical use of images

With our proprietary impression-based image embedding technology... 

Image owners can: 

  • Track where their images are being used 
  • Have all images automatically attributed 
  • Monetize their online images by the actual popularity of their images

Bloggers and web publishers can: 

  • Use free images with ease with auto-attribution, OR 
  • Pay no more than the actual number of impressions displayed
Preview our featured photo collection
Preview our featured photo collection

Make a pledge today and make our vision of a win-win, ethical ecosystem for image owners and content users a reality! 

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 Loved by image owners and content users alike:

                    

"From a blogging standpoint, this is a huge time saver!" - SLR Lounge

“It’s so simple, it just might work.” - Mediabistro

"Imgembed helps photographers profit from and protect their work" - The Verge

"Make your photos easily embeddable and monetizable" - Petapixel

"IMGembed wants to give creators full credit" - Venturebeat

"Fights online piracy with easy and awesome image search" - AdLand

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Infographic: How IMGembed benefits both image owners and content users:

Infographic - IMGembed benefits image owners and users alike
Infographic - IMGembed benefits image owners and users alike

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Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information: http://imgembed.com/terms-of-service

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    On behalf of all image owners, a big THANK YOU for supporting the ethical use of images! Receive up-to-date news on our development.

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    For Corporate Pledge - your logo, along with a link to your website, will appear on our website for 1 year. Special mention on newsletter towards members. Plus all benefits from the $500 tier.

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