Monday, January 12, 2009

JPG Saved?!

From the most recent post on the JPG Mag blog, it looks like a few potential buyers have thrown their respective hats into the ring. From their most recent blog post:

We couldn't ask for a better community. In the week or so since our last email, the outpour of support has exceeded our wildest expectations. Your efforts, such as starting, writing blog posts, commenting on Twitter and Flickr, and generally making your voices heard, have provided exciting new opportunities for us.

We're thrilled to say that because of you, we have multiple credible buyers interested in giving JPG a home. We will be keeping the site up after all, and hope to have a final update in the next week or so on who the acquirer will be. Thank you for making all of this possible.

This is great news. I only ever put one or two images of my own up there for their subscription themes. For me the reason why I like JPG so much is because it is a source of great inspiration. There are countless people out there who make some incredible images that will never get to be seen by the public. It's great that JPG will continue to be that rare place where the everyday photog can get his or her shots out in the wild.

There has been a lot of speculation as to who is throwing their money at JPG. I am hoping that whoever it is preserves the JPG brand.