Gates to help @Home and Intel portal

Corbis, the picture agency owned by Bill Gates, has signed an agreement with @Home Networks to provide picture content for the broadband digital imaging portal being co-developed with Intel.Called 'Making Pictures', the portal has, according to a joint statement from Corbis and @Home, been created to be a one-stop shop for users to develop and digitise film, create and distribute digital images, and learn about the latest imaging products.

Corbis, the picture agency owned by Bill Gates, has signed an agreement with @Home Networks to provide picture content for the broadband digital imaging portal being co-developed with Intel.

Called 'Making Pictures', the portal has, according to a joint statement from Corbis and @Home, been created to be a one-stop shop for users to develop and digitise film, create and distribute digital images, and learn about the latest imaging products.

Corbis, the first company to agree to provide content for Making Pictures will provide subscribers with the ability to search the site's picture collection, create e-postcards, print images and purchase prints and posters.

The deal is for half a million images plus the use of Corbis' imaging e-commerce functionality.

Corbis owns the rights to a number of photography collections including Ansel Adams, The Bettmann Archive, The National Gallery and The State Hermitage Museum, as well as a number of celebrity, commercial and editorial photographers.