PictureDesk – The Universal Content Aggregator

A "one-stop shop" and content syndication tool for media companies.
Centralize and search across volumes of published articles and assets.

Access Live Content at Your Fingertips

Ready to license content from all your media suppliers combined with owned, sourced and commissioned content - all in one powerful content platform

Reuse and Syndicate Published Content

Create new revenue opportunities by centralizing published magazine spreads and content for easy access, reusability, and content syndication

Optimize Content Search with AI

Powerful AI-driven visual searches across all of your content to find what you want within seconds, along with intelligent tools to speed research
Content Service Platform

Aggregate all content onto one platform

Optimized for speed and ease of use, offering efficient file ingestion and retrieval, as well as an intuitive user interface. Features a live feed of ready to license content from all your media suppliers and social media feeds: owned, created, and commissioned content as well as final published content and magazine spreads.

Live Feed for Photo Editors

Gain unrivaled access to a live feed of content

A feed of live content streaming in from events all over the world, often just moments after they have been captured by the photographers lens, means busy newsrooms can respond to consumers’ demand for up to the minute content in a world of rolling 24-hour news. Browse and search across 100 million licensable images, from over 100 photo agencies, directly in PictureDesk.

Published Pages for Reuse & Syndication

Reuse and repurpose published articles

Empower internal stakeholders with ease of access to content by unifying workflows and streamlining asset storage into one cloud-based syndication tool, simplifying retrieval and reuse. PictureDesk enables you to centralize all published and licensed content, manage multiple file formats, and filter content by many categories. Teams across the publishing lifecycle benefit from

  • New content syndication revenues
  • Savings from repurposed content
  • Reduced spend – easily find previously licensed images
AI-Driven Visual Searches

Leverage market leading search capabilities

Pinpoint the content you want for your feature articles within seconds with powerful AI-driven visual searches across all of your content, using tools such as Visual Search and StarTracker™. Editors can

    • Find exact and similar matches in visual content based on patterns, colors, layouts
    • Search using whole images or image segment
    • Cluster search results by visual similarity
    • Intelligent visual searches reduce reliance on metadata
Intelligent Tools to Speed Research

Reduce repetitive, manual tasks by 20%

PictureDesk’s intelligent tools enable editors and team members across all stages of the content lifecycle to efficiently capture value from owned, licensed, and prospective images. PictureDesk provides:

  • Lightboxes and auto-generated contact sheets that capture content across all photo agencies
  • StarTracker to monitor and notify for new celebrity content
  • Automatic billing mark-ups for invoicing and compliance
Seamless Integration with your Tools

Connect to Adobe CC, WordPress and your CMS

Transfer images to your Art Desk, Creative Teams, and Editorial Teams directly through PictureDesk creative tool integrations.  With the Adobe CC Extension access PictureDesk assets from within Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. Easily publish PictureDesk content onto your WordPress site with access to PictureDesk images from within WordPress Media. Connect directly to your team’s internal CMS workflow for efficient sharing.

See PictureDesk in Action

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Dave Thompson

“Industry leaders were insisting this couldn’t be done. That systems weren’t mature enough to handle the image volumes we needed to via the web, and that a multi-faceted hosted solution would come apart at the seams. Fortunately, we found a partner with the technology and flexibility we needed to succeed.”

Dave Thompson

Content from Over 100 Image Suppliers

“Working with IDS, a FADEL company, has been very rewarding. They understand our needs and are highly responsive when we require changes in our customization. The integration to our workflow is slick, and the ability to match images in PDFs through the overlay of ImageDiscovery is truly unique.”

Peter Brennan

“PictureDesk has given us the ability to easily repurpose our content across our magazines meaning savings on content creation and licensing.”

Jacqui LaMorte
Daily Mirror

“PictureDesk is the 3rd greatest invention of all time – after the wheel and the dishwasher.”

Daily Mirror

“PictureDesk is always our first port of call; we use it every day without exception.”


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