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LookStat announced it is offering a free trial of its new microstock keywording and uploading services to stock photographers who are active in microstock. “We’re committed to creating technology and services to enable stock photographers to streamline their workflow and to spend their time on what they do best – creating great images,” said Rahul Pathak, LookStat’s CEO & Founder. LookStat offers the following services: • Keywording – IPTC-embedded title, description and 30-50 keywords that are SEO friendly and microstock compliant. • Retouching – All image post-processing including RAW conversion, color correction, cleanup and logo removal. • Uploading & Submission – Uploading and submission of images to up to 10 microstock sites. This includes complete management of the submission process including upload quotas, model release attachment and resubmission. • Anal... (more)

Fotolia’s Top-Selling Contributors

What are the most popular microstock clichés? Let’s discover them through Fotolia. We can visit the Fotolia’s “from this month Best Sellers” page (here a screenshot) Fotolia’s Bestsellers page or we can browse round the Top Selling contributors portfolios to know them and to see what are their most popular works. A special thanks to Amos Struck for his Microstock Photo Plugin for Wordpress that let me buy and insert, in a few clicks, all the Fotolia’s pictures of this post, directly with caption, referral links, title, alternate text. Multi-ethnic pile of hands © Yuri Arcurs #527... (more)

onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture

onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture New version of Perfect Resize and direct integration with Lightroom and Aperture provide photographers with essential tools to quickly achieve high quality results. Portland, OR– December 2, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Apple Aperture... (more)

Fotolia Launches Operation Level Ground to Attract Artists

Fotolia launches a strong operation to attract “big” contributors. With the slogan “Gain instantaneous recognition with Fotolia!”, Operation Level Ground gives artists the freedom to upload their existing portfolios to Fotolia and receive equivalent download ranking. Artists have the chance for their achievements to be recognized by increasing earnings while enhancing their global profile. For those who have sold microstock in the past, Fotolia will recognize their download sales from other services. For those who have sold “macrostock” and traditional stock photography, Fotolia... (more)

Fotolia Celebrates Fifth Birthday

NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2009 – Fotolia is part of a handful of companies that grew during the global recession, and this month, the online image provider celebrates its fifth anniversary. During 2009, the company saw its online library double to over 8,000,000 images and nearly 2 million images were downloaded every month. Since December 2006, membership increased nearly 10-fold, with over 1.5 million people worldwide now signed up to the site. CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff explains the secret to Fotolia’s success: “Sourcing photos, vectors, and videos that are legal for commercial and ... (more)