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Eastern Europe (Micro)Stock is rising up   © Sebastian Czapnik | Dreamstime.com With a title that wants to paraphrase a stock market index trend , I’m going to point out 2 different news that are showing the expansion of the photographic microstock business in the Eastern Europe, also considering that Dreamstime is headquartered in Romania, Microstocksolutions has offices in Hungary and Romania, Pixmac has recently launched the Polish site and certainly other microstock activities are well hosted there.               Microstock Agency PantherMedia Announces Expansion To Poland, Launches Localized Website Munich, Germany / Warsaw, Poland, October 20th, 2009 (PR-Inside/openPR). PantherMedia (http://www.panthermedia.net), the leading and rapidly growing marketplace for Royalty-Free photography with over one million images, illustrations and a vibrant photocommun... (more)

ProStockMaster Turns Free with a Brand New Website

ProStockMaster turns free with a brand new website Starting from today, announced on a new restyled website, ProstockMaster turns free. ProStockMaster is one of the first and most popular tools for Microstock contributors. ProStockMaster is a free desktop software application helping to sell photos online through stock photography agencies. Adopted by thousands of amateur and professional photographers since its first launch in 2006, ProStockMaster is the first of its kind application dedicated to ease the process of working with multiple microstock and traditional stock photograp... (more)

Rollip creates Polaroid from your photos

Rollip - Create Polaroids™ from your own photos for download and print A little digression from microstock and business… have fun with your photos creating Polaroid-like images with Rollip website. Above an example of a small “vintage” polaroid created from one of my alpine landscapes. The process is very easy: choose the style (small, original size, soft focus, etc.) choose a decoration upload the photo enjoy! Download and/or share it “We at Rollip.com have developed a new site that lets you give any digital photo the classic look and feel of a vintage or Polaroid picture.” says ... (more)

IPTC Conference in Dublin – New panels for IPTC and PLUS and a new approach for the IPTC controlled vocabulary

IPTC Conference in Dublin – New panels for IPTC and PLUS , and a new approach for the IPTC controlled vocabulary Sarah Saunders from consultancy and training company Electric Lane will be speaking at the Photometadata Conference in Dublin on Wed 9 June where two big announcements will be made. The first is the release in July this year of smart new metadata panels for Bridge in CS3 and CS4 which allow use of IPTC Extension and PLUS data in those versions. Although CS5 comes with panels for IPTC Extension, they are not backwards compatible to previous versions of Photoshop. The pan... (more)

Thinkstock Launches New Image Pack Subscription Service

Thinkstock Launches New Image Pack Subscription Service Seattle, WA, July 9, 2010. Thinkstock, an image subscription site from Getty Images, today announced the introduction of image packs. This new product offers value-conscious creative processionals pre-paid access to imagery and an even greater choice, value and flexibility in licensing imagery. Customers can now choose to license 5, 25, 100 or 250 high-quality royalty-free stock photos and vector illustrations from Thinkstock’s collection of more than five million images. Collections are sourced from the industry’s leading p... (more)