As promised, here’s the copy of my preso from the Images & Search  panel discussion at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York, April 2007.
Also, here’s the Image Sharing Sites Comparison Chart  that I created while researching out the potential for improving sites’ traffic through integration with social sharing services.
I see that one blogger, Morpheus Media, posted a good bulleted summary of the Images & Search session .
My new company, Netconcepts, does SEO consulting and web development. As I mentioned, the area which I was hired to work upon is some software service that Netconcepts provides which I describe as a near turnkey SEO solution for dynamically generated websites. One area where I do research is in using image sharing sites like Flickr to improve rankings for sites such as online product catalogs which have lots of photographs. Contact me if you’re interested in these services, or if you have any questions about optimizing for image search or through photo sharing services.