Scanpix Baltics (EM Foto at the time of its founding) was created to store, manage, and sell digital photographs of Postimees Group’s periodicals in 1999.
The company developed quickly and soon became the largest partner of makers and users of Estonian news images.
Cooperation with foreign partners in 2002 led to a broader selection of products (news images, design images, information graphics etc.) and a greater number of new clients and users.
In 2002, leading Nordic photo agency Scanpix Scandinavia obtained the majority holding (51 percent) in EM Foto, and the company was renamed Scanpix Baltics. The number of (foreign) cooperation partners continued to grow, and offices were opened, in addition to Estonia, in Latvia and Lithuania.
By early 2017, the company’s database included more than 20 million digital products and recordings (news images, design images, videos, graphics, vectors).
Scanpix Baltics is the largest partner of most periodicals in the Baltic region, many advertising agencies, book publishers, websites, and television networks.
Scanpix represents the world’s leading image agencies, like Thomson Reuters (Reuters), Agence France Presse (AFP), Associated Press (AP), European Picture Agency (EPA), TASS, Panthermedia, AGE, etc. Scanpix Baltics’ digital archive includes the production of leading Baltic image and video creators, like Postimees Group’s publications, BNS in Lithuania, LETA in Latvia, and many others.
Scanpix Baltics works closely with the leading news agency in Estonia and Lithuania BNS. Scanpix launched close cooperation with Latvia’s leading news agency LETA in 2016. The latter represents Scanpix’ interests in Latvia.
Scanpix’ digital archive is operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The company has offices in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, and Vilnius.