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Pictures & graphics

Real-time photo and graphic services for daily newspapers in Canada

harperThe Canadian Press PhotoNet
The Canadian Press Images Archive
Premium images and
stock images
NewsMaker Service
The Canadian Press GraphicsNet
Paginated services


The Canadian Press PhotoNet is Canada's premier picture wire. With staff photographers spread across the country and contributions from our daily newspaper clients, The Canadian Press provides a comprehensive package of over 100 Canadian photos daily. As the exclusive distributor of Associated Press photos in Canada, we select from over 1200 AP news, sports, business, entertainment and other images from around the world each day to produce a comprehensive daily package of international pictures of interest to Canadian readers.


SPEED: As the largest supplier of news and photos to web portals and websites in Canada, The Canadian Press understands the need for speed. Our photographers and editors work under the assumption that there is a deadline every minute, filing images on its satellite network as soon after the start of an event as possible and keeping the flow moving until every deadline is made.

QUALITY: The Canadian Press won two National Newspaper Awards in 2006 for news and sports photography after earning four of the nine NNA nominations. This brings the total to eight wins and 17 nominations for us in the last twelve years. We also use the latest digital equipment to ensure the highest image quality and without compromising the speed of delivery.

FLEXIBILITY: Requests for special photos are delivered to the client's newsroom on The Canadian Press PhotoNet. This eliminates the need for point-to-point telephone calls. Additional charges apply for special location shooting, editing, file searches and transmissions. To arrange a special assignment, call 416-507-2169 or email the Toronto picture desk at

The Canadian Press Images Archive – Search the archive now
Canada’s leading editorial photo database at, contains over 1.4 million images, representing the visual history of Canada since 1840. Daily newspaper clients enjoy low rates and are also allowed to use the archive as a "repeat" server with unlimited free downloads of all pictures delivered on The Canadian Press PhotoNet in the last seven days.

Premium images – Browse, search and download images quickly and easily
The Canadian Press Images syndicates hundreds of thousands of images from some of the world’s best photo agencies. The The Canadian Press Images Archive now includes a deep entertainment and celebrity file, fashion, health, news and sports that give you more choice to make your newspaper unique. Thousands of pictures are added daily from Press Association, ActionPress, Abaca Press, Canadian Olympic Committee, Everett Collections, Insight and News Features (UK and US), Phototake, Inc. (New York), X17 Agency (Hollywood), Rex Features (U.K), Scanpix (Scandinavia) and a host of top Canadian photographers.

Stock images
The Canadian Press Images has added tens of thousands of high quality rights managed and royalty-free stock images that you won't find in other databases. Find the perfect picture to illustrate your story or add impact to your graphics.

NewsMaker Service
A weekly package of 10 newsmaker headshots is added to the CPimages Archive for the exclusive use of NewsMaker subscribers. This is a low cost optional service of particular interest to small circulation newspapers.

airfranceThe Canadian Press GraphicsNet – A service for PhotoNet subscribers
Delivers 10 to 15 graphics that illustrate Canadian events and 30 to 35 AP graphics daily that illustrate the top stories around the world. The graphics illustrate everything from spot news events to lifestyles, including the daily dollar and stock graphics, comprehensive packages of census charts, Olympics, sports specials and more. Graphics are delivered in FreeHand 9 format and fully editable so daily newspaper clients can change fonts and colour to suit their needs.



Paginated services
The Canadian Press offers camera-ready pages including hockey and baseball statistics pages. These low-cost, high-quality Quark pages are available in tabloid or broadsheet format and are delivered on the MDS delivery system to subscriber desktops.

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