Adobe has expanded its worldwide Photographers Directory to include thousands more snappers. 

The Photographers Directory is now highlighted in the Favourites section of the Adobe Bridge feature in Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Photoshop CS2 software and is also accessible from the Adobe website. 

Adobe has teamed up with nearly 20 professional photography associations worldwide for the project, which aims to make finding the right photographer easier than before.

Communication through workflow

"The Adobe Photographers Directory showcases the talents of photographers around the world, enabling designers, art directors and image buyers to find the photographers they need to realise their ideas," said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of digital imaging and digital video at Adobe. 

"Associations screen their members so only qualified professionals will be listed in their directories. To preserve that integrity, Adobe continues to work with associations industry-wide to come up with appropriate ways to broaden the Adobe Photographers Directory, so it will represent the entire professional community."

International resource

The Photographers Directory is a searchable database that includes links to portfolios. It also now offers access to the members of seven professional associations in the US and has expanded to include photographers from Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

The company is working with multiple photographer's associations on the scheme, including UK associations, the Association of Photographers (AOP) and the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

Available today in English, the Adobe Photographers Directory will be available in French, German, and Spanish in early 2006.

More information on joining can be found at Adobe Photographers Directory.