Adobe Systems has announced that it will be including a feature in its "creative professional products" that will allow designers looking to hire professional photographers to search for them from within Adobe applications.
Known as the Adobe Photographers Directory, this list of professional shooters will be searchable by geographic location and by photographic specialty, and it will include portfolio images. American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) general members will be the first photographers listed in the directory. The ASMP announcement of its arrangement with Adobe includes a link to a page where registered ASMP members can sign up to be listed in the directory.
The directory will be available first in North America but will be extended to other regions over time. Adobe will also be working with the Advertising Photographers of America and other professional photographer trade associations to expand the list of professional photographers.
The Adobe press release does not give details of which applications will include the photographers directory, nor when it will become available.