Lor gets busy with Fotolia

Looks like Calgary’s Patrick Lor has hit the ground running since joining Fotolia two weeks ago. Today Fotolia – a marketplace for microstock photography and video – launched PhotoXpress, a free, premier-quality image bank, which will offer users royalty free image licenses for personal or professional use. Via Techcrunch, Lor says the site will feature a collection of more than 350,000 images and illustrations, but Lor’s ambitions are to have close to a million photos available free of charge.

Lor, president of both Fotolia North America and PhotoXpress North America, helped to build rival and now Getty-owned iStockPhoto.