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Founded in 1992, Image Data Systems UK Ltd (IDS) are renowned for providing essential and complete SaaS solutions to major publishers for nearly 30 years. Leaning on our extensive knowledge of the industry, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative tools for every publisher.

IDS PictureDesk, our flagship platform, is a universal content aggregator that provides publishers, big and small, with a one-stop shop for content acquisition, delivering content from over 100 photo agencies. After many years’ experience working with media outlets, we have developed further services to unify and enhance workflows throughout the publishing process: IDS Pages, our AI Powered Visual Search and a suite of Apps and Plugins.

Today IDS hosts 350 million files across our platforms with content from 250 providers being served to 3,000 publishing professionals around the world.

In October 2021, IDS became part of FADEL, providers of brand compliance, rights management, and royalty billing software. The combined solutions broaden our business platform to deliver content services, rights management, digital content tracking and sophisticated image and video matching for end-to-end brand management and compliance.


IDS is a member of the AWS Partner Network

Working with IDS has been very rewarding. They understand our needs and are highly responsive when we require changes or customisation. The integration to our workflow is slick, and the ability to match images in PDFs through the overlay of ImageDiscovery is truly unique.

Peter Brennan – a360media