About Practical Pictures
Practical Pictures is the new photo-library business launched by leading illustrated book creator Anness Publishing.
Anness Publishing has been producing high-quality illustrated books for over 15 years to publish under its world-wide Lorenz, Aquamarine and Southwater imprints.
During that time over 3,000 separate titles have been created, featuring more than 500,000 colour photographs and artworks specially taken and exclusively owned.
Practical Pictures is an image licencing business dedicated to making the whole of this vast resource available to customers for the first time.
The unique features of this new photo-library are:
• our ability to package and sell complete projects – step-by-step sequences, instructional caption text and beautiful finished shots
• over 75,000 searchable images fully indexed on our leading edge digital storage system which can be researched from your desktop and delivered to your designer in a matter of hours
• over 200,000 additional digital images searchable by book title
• over 250,000 additional images that can be searched by book title and digitized within days
• the ability to understand your technical requirements and deliver images in specific formats to fit your needs and systems
The main subject categories our images cover are:
Food and Drink
Crafts, DIY, Interiors and Home
Health, Lifestyle, New Age, Childcare
Sports, Hobbies, Pastimes and Interest
Food and Drink Library
The extensive food and drink library comprises nearly 250,000 images, including a broad range of recipe shots, step-by-step images of preparation and techniques as well as inspirational images of the finished dish. It covers everything from world and regional cuisines to cooking by season; from quick and easy meals to slow cooking; from cakes, breads and baking to barbecues, and from diet and health cookbooks to cooking for special occasions such as dinner parties, celebrations and Christmas.
We also have complete encyclopedic reference sourcebooks of ingredients and how to cook them so look no further if you’re searching for a picture of a specific ingredient. And remember, we are the only library that can provide you with steps, main images AND text on a particular topic.
This is just a selection of the content we can offer:
|Korean ||Africa & Middle East ||Thai |
|Vietnamese ||French ||Eastern Europe |
|Moroccan ||Caribbean ||Italian |
|Greek ||Indian ||Mexican |
|Spanish ||Polish & Russian ||German |
|Jewish ||Irish ||Scottish |
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|Ways of Cooking |
|Grill ||Organic || |
|Wok ||Microwave|| |
|Slow Cooking ||One-Pot & Clay Pot || |
|Bread Machine ||Deep Fry || |
|Fondue || || |
|  || || |
|Courses, ingredients, specialities |
|Soup ||Desserts ||Ice Cream |
|Main Courses ||Meat||Poultry|
|Fruit ||Cakes/Cookies ||Cheese |
|Preserves ||Fish ||Low Carb |
|Spicy ||Curry ||Pastry |
|Mushroom ||Wholefoods ||Pasta |
|Rice ||Herbs ||Tofu |
|Sauces ||Olive Oil ||Sushi |
|  || || |
|Cooking for health |
|Diabetes ||Detox ||Gluten-free |
|Low cholesterol ||Fat Free ||Dairy free |
Gardening & Plants Library
Our library holds pictures on everything from digging trenches and lawn maintenance to bonsai and bulbs. There are thousands of images of containers, herbs, cacti, orchids, roses, water features, growing fruit & vegetables, seasonal gardening as well as garden ornaments and structures. We have step-by-step pictures of literally hundreds of gardening techniques and processes, including planting, propagation, pruning and fencing, plus thousands of plant identification shots, inspirational shots and garden plans and designs.
Our images cover everything from jewellery to soft furnishings, quilting, needlecraft, sewing techniques and cross-stitch, paint effects, stencilling, stamping, as well woodworking, picture-framing and pottery. Plus searchable by book title we have wonderful projects available on another 100 specialist crafts, from tinwork, quillwork, basket-making and batik to decoupage, wirework, paper-making, beadwork and mosaics.
New Age, Health, Fitness and Childcare Library
This includes practical instructions with step-by-step sequences on yoga, Pilates, aikido, beauty, pregnancy, Thai massage, shiatsu, Feng Shui and aromatherapy. There are hundreds of pictures covering white magic, dowsing, dreams, Reiki, chakra, crystals and colour. Other categories include family health, first aid, meditation, pregnancy and babycare, fertility and conception, feeding toddlers and baby’s first year.
Reference, Animals, Pets and Natural History Library
We have a wide range of images with a practical theme; how to look after your cat, dog, aquarium fish, caged birds and horses, as well as encyclopaedic reference artwork images on animals of the world. There are over 1000 unique images of tree of the world, 1000 colour artworks of birds, and 800 fantastic authoritative dinosaur illustrations.
Children’s Activities Library
Includes everything from showing children how things work, practical history and science projects, outdoor activities, as well as creative ideas for things to do and make on a rainy day. Also covers educational topics from pre-school upwards.
Hobbies, Sports, Interests Library
This section includes everything from 3000 pictures of stamps and stamp collecting to step-by-step instruction on camping, hiking, climbing, canoeing and extreme survival. We also have several thousand step-by-step images and illustrations on drawing and painting with watercolours, oils, acrylics and gouache, calligraphy and origami. Other special subjects featured are fishing, martial arts, knots and rope-work, hundreds of magic tricks, golf, horse riding, and sailing.
Practical Pictures Ltd
VAT Number 872 7688 67
Registered office Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 4SE
Registered in England Number 5329044
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