Stanford Athletics Selects Spitfire Photo Pro to Host Extensive Archive of Sports Imagery
Over 16,000 official images, some of the world’s best athletics photos, now available on a website powered by Spitfire Photo Pro
SAN FRANCISCO, September 4, 2007 – Spitfire Photo Pro, the leading image management platform developed by Virtual Moment, LLC, today announced a partnership with Stanford University to provide its technology to streamline the Athletic Department’s extensive online digital archive (www.stanfordphoto.com). With Spitfire Photo, Stanford Athletics will benefit from an unmatched flexibility in workflow, promoting a comprehensive archival website of athletics photographs for editorial and press distribution, as well as for sale to alumni and fans around the world.
“We are honored and excited to be powering the image archive of such a prestigious institution,” says Steven Rabkin, Co-founder and President of Virtual Moment, LLC. “Stanford joins hundreds of other organizations that have taken their image archives online with Spitfire Photo to implement a complete solution for online image distribution and sales.”
The robust features and adaptability of Spitfire Photo offer Stanford Athletics a consolidated system for client management, online sales, and archival storage of a digital archive spanning the previous seven years, which will continue to grow as black and white historical images are scanned. This unique solution allows Stanford Athletics to incorporate all photography assets on one user-friendly and functional website. “Stanford Athletics’ new photo archive system effectively manages our digital workflow and allows us to efficiently service internal and external clients who utilize our imagery 24-hours a day,” said David Gonzales, Director of Photography.
Spitfire Photo offers a powerful set of features that include image captioning tools, advanced search capabilities, sophisticated download and sales reporting, and an all-inclusive store front that is specifically designed to manage and promote online sales. Additionally, with Spitfire Photo’s advanced client management and access control system, a photographer has the flexibility to grant access to original high-resolution files to specific clients while selling prints and digital downloads to others.
More information is available about the features, benefits, and products provided by Spitfire Photo Pro at www.spitfirephoto.com.
About Stanford Athletics
Stanford Athletics is a member of the Pac-10 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Its administrative and coaching staff is committed to offering a wide range of high quality programs which will encourage and facilitate all participants to realize opportunities for championship athletic participation, recreation, physical fitness, health and well-being. Stanford Athletics manages 18 world-class sports facilities including Stanford Stadium, Maples Pavilion, Avery Aquatic Center and the Stanford Golf Course. Serving more than 800 student athletes representing 35 intercollegiate athletic sports programs, no athletic department in the country can boast the kind of success that Stanford has accomplished since the 1980s. With 77 NCAA team champions (the most in the nation) and 55 NCAA individual champions (also the most in the nation) since 1980, 13 consecutive Directors’ Cup titles, and 64 Olympic medals since the 1992 Games, it’s no wonder Stanford Athletics is widely known as the “Home of the Champions.” For more information, please visit gostanford.com.
About Spitfire Photo Pro
Spitfire Photo Pro, a Virtual Moment, LLC service, is committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions for digital media management. Offering both custom sites and the SpitfirePro and SpitfirePrints subscription services, Spitfire Photo Pro strives to simplify and optimize digital photography workflows while maximizing online visibility: a comprehensive solution for photographers as well as corporate clients and organizations.