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BrightQube, Inc.
Type of business Private
Type of site
Open Media Marketplace
Founded June 2007
Headquarters Carlsbad, California, USA
Area served North America
Founder(s) Lee Corkran
Key people Lee Corkran (Founder and CEO)
Industry Stock photography
Products Royalty-free Stock photography and Microstock photography
Slogan(s) Changing the way the world finds images.
Alexa rank 9,931,645 (April 2014)[1]


(required to use some features, but not to make purchases)
Launched January 2008
Current status Defunct

BrightQube, Inc. is a privately held firm based in Carlsbad, California, that operates a stock photography website, selling licenses to use royalty-free photos and images. BrightQube was started in 2007 by Lee Corkran, a decorated combat photographer for the United States Air Force. Prior to founding BrightQube, Lee held various management and executive positions at Digital Railroad, Hewlett-Packard, Eastman Kodak, Yahoo! Photos, PictureIQ and Pixology.

As of May 2008, BrightQube was offering more than 3 million royalty-free images, from more than 40 collections.[2] BrightQube attempts to distinguish itself from its peers by offering a "pageless" search interface.[3] Further, as of May 2008, BrightQube was the only stock photography marketplace to offer both high-end royalty-free images from both professional collections (such as those from Getty Images, Corbis, and Jupiter Images) and microstock photography in the same shopping cart. This is reflected by an inventory that ranges from $1 to over $500, at that time.

However, as of November 12, the site displays a generic page stating "BrighQube is currently off-line."

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Mike Allen, "BrightQube Imaging Firm Lands Angel Funding" Archived October 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., San Diego Business Journal, May 15, 2008
  3. ^ Julie Giles, "FITC Award Winners 2008" Archived May 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., FITC, Apr 23, 2008

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