The THP stands for Technological Hosting Platform and is a visual content aggregation platform. It is based on a combination of software applications built upon an efficient hardware platform that gives users greater control over your business. In a rapidly changing market, you need the best and most efficient tools to help you focus on what is important: selling visual content. The THP lets you do that by taking care of your technical and administrative needs.
Alfonso Gutiérrez, Managing Director at age fotostock says,
“The THP today is the logical result of a business model that was founded with the philosophy of thinking globally, and acting locally. The THP community interacts in many different parts of the globe, from Korea to Sweden, allowing participating agents and providers to offer millions of images, vectors and video clips at a very high level of service and proximity. This minimizes the impact that larger companies may generate in their territories by allowing small ones to offer comparable amounts of images but a much better and more personal service that is the key to gaining clients.”
age fotostock, inspirer of the THP , is a stock photography agency with years of experience in the industry and has offices in different countries and dozens of agents around the world, all of them using the THP hub services in full or in modules. The core of its business is, nonetheless, licensing Rights Managed, Royalty Free and Low Budget Royalty Free images, vectors and videos, not selling software. This is our leading advantage: we have practical daily experience on what the licensing business needs.
The THP Members ecosystem has developed in the last sixteen years into a competitive international network where participating agents and visual content providers can affordably offer millions of images, including their own, to their clients while at the same time being able to efficiently control their flow and traffic.
Since the early days of film, dupes and processing up to the digital world of today, age fotostock has been completely independent. The same independent character can be seen in the development of the technology that manages the daily operations of the company: not a single line of programming code has ever been written outside of age fotostock, nor are any of the extensive technical systems used today rented from another company.
WHAT ARE THE GREATEST
STRENGTHS OF THE THP?
The THP is based on a very simple concept: we store the images and videos and we connect you to the content you want to offer to your clients. No delays, no overload of results, no latencies. You simply make a search and we will show you the images you need.
The THP is a large aggregator of images for nearly all the major brands in stock photography available in the market. We currently host over 53 million Rights Managed, Royalty Free and Low Budget Royalty Free images, vectors and videos with very low redundancy rates, making it one of the finest edited collections of stock photography images today.
More than 449 collections of images from over 120,000 photographers, and steadily growing by approximately 200,000 stock photography images monthly, are available on the THP servers and awaiting your clients. Our image database is fine-tuned by the award-winning THP de-duplication software to drastically reduce noise and redundancy, expediting your search experience.
age fotostock feeds the THP database with its own image brands adding a substantial quantity of professionally-edited images under the Rights Managed and Royalty Free licenses to the entire THP offering.
The THP database FTP (or Hard Drive submission) receives the images and instantly caters to your client´s demands. The process is highly automated to provide the speed that the business requires today.
All THP hardware infrastructures are based on secure, redundant platforms that we own and carefully administer, allowing for the billions of thumbnails to have been sent to clients without failure in the last sixteen years and making your website the window clients can use to buy images 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
THE THP IN ACTION FOR PROVIDERS
PROVIDERS of images and footage can easily upload, distribute and manage their content through our continuously growing community of THP distributors totally hassle-free. We have a dedicated support team for providers who are there to resolve any issues related to content management, both technically and administratively.
Fast and efficient image upload via FTP to eliminating shipping costs or Hard drive delivery for greater quantities of images or video footage.
Secure storage of images and data on solid and redundant databases based on the latest technology.
Dynamic content processing that allows submissions to be quickly visible on distributors’ websites with keywords translated into multiple languages. Advanced linguistic technology allows for automatic detection and correction of misspelled words. A controlled dictionary multiplies the potential of your keywording by automatically including synonyms and different word forms in client searches.
Active management of collections using the administrative tools made available in the Providers’ Area to access collections reports and image downloads, enter exclusive clearances and maintain all contact information up-to-date. Requests for image removals, metadata corrections, clearances and re-organizations are coordinated centrally and processed rapidly.
Centralized distribution of content made available to a network of more than 80 distributors worldwide. Redistribution made convenient with one monthly report and payment.
THE THP IN ACTION FOR DISTRIBUTORS
DISTRIBUTORS of images and footage can readily access content hosted on the THP databases without the hassle of having to handle uploads, deletions and reorganizations. We have a dedicated support team for image providers to resolve issues related to content management, relieving distributors of this additional work.
Centralized feeds and reorganization of content is automatically updated onto the distributors’ websites, making aggregations and deletions a seamless process whatever the technical solution they chose.