Hockey India launches 'Photo Library' With Robust Repository Of Images Of The Indian Men & Women's Hockey Teams
Hockey India has now officially launched a premier Photo Library which will not only allow media to download images of the Indian Hockey Teams but also offers stakeholders from across the globe access to Hockey India images. This Photo Library is a searchable image library that is made available in the public domain.
New Delhi: With the euphoric rise in the fan-following after the Indian Men and Women's Hockey Team's incredible outing at the Tokyo Olympic Games where the Men's team won the historic Bronze medal and the Women made an impressive fourth-place finish, Hockey India has now officially launched a premier Photo Library which will not only allow media to download images of the Indian Hockey Teams but also offers stakeholders from across the globe access to Hockey India images.
With an intent to innovate and further enhance the popularity of the Indian Hockey Teams globally, the Hockey India Photo Library was made live on Tuesday, 31 August 2021. With this new initiative, Hockey India becomes one of the first National Sports Federations to launch a portal dedicated to images of the sport which will include a massive repository of digital images of the Indian Teams and players. Images from ongoing tournaments too will be uploaded on to the Photo Library in real time.
With a friendly user interface, the Hockey India Photo Library is a searchable image library which allows users to locate images using various search options such as player name, date, year, matches, tournaments, orientation and popularity.
To download images, an auto-generated form will suffice and the users will need to complete the process of requesting permissions, by sharing basic details such as name, email, contact details and purpose, which will be reviewed by Hockey India and subsequently approved. The portal allows users an option of downloading images in four sizes-small, medium, large and original as per their requirements.
Additionally, there are particular categories for Hockey India, Hockey India Member Units, Media and Designers, who have direct access to a particular set of images and are not required to go through the process of requesting permissions. These categories have been created in the software itself, with access login credentials sent to their registered email IDs. All that the users need to do is give credits to Hockey India for usage of the images.
Speaking about the Photo Library, Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said, "To make available exclusive photos in the public domain is something unique from a sports federation point of view. I am extremely happy to launch this top-of-the-line premier Photo Library for media and Indian Hockey followers around the globe. They will be able to download their favourite players‘ exclusive photos easily from Photo Library. With this initiative, we are hopeful of increasing the fan base for hockey globally and also this initiative will make it simpler for media and stakeholders to use hockey images from various events."
"By launching this portal, we are staying true to our mission of going digital and paperless. In the past, we have launched the Hockey India Member Unit portal which is now widely used by our State Member Units, and we also recently launched the Heroes Connect Player Platform. At Hockey India, we endeavour to innovate and deliver something new that will enhance the popularity of the sport and the Indian teams worldwide,” Ningombam added.