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Microstock in Sintesi Giugno 2010 Il mese di Giugno è stato caratterizzato dall’edizione Dublinese del congresso del CEPIC (Centre of the Picture Industry) alla quale hanno partecipato centinaia di delegati e rappresentanti delle aziende che operano nell’industria fotografica. L’evento aggiuntivo al congresso, la New Media Conference, è stato ampiamente trattato su questo sito (www.mystockphoto.org/?s=CEPIC) e verrà nuovamente richiamato con nuovo materiale ancora da preparare per la pubblicazione. Nuovo nato in ambito Microstock, gli “antichi” fondatori di StockXpert e di SXC, Peter Hamza and Andras Pfaff, tornano nell’arena lanciando un nuovo sito, Stockfresh, con una buona collezione iniziale – per citare alcuni autori dash, yuri arcurs, pressmaster, monkey business – e molte aspettative da parte dei fotografi che potranno avere commissioni superiori al 50%. Pe... (more)

Introducing Octopus Microstock

As the global microstock industry has been demonstrating a rapid growth, it has become a real challenge for a contributor to succeed and keep up with the market pace. A microstock contributor has to produce quality content and they have to do it quickly. What they also have to do is to be careful and accurate preparing their images for submitting (attributing and categorising). When working as a microstock contributor you devote a great deal of your time and effort to attributing, uploading and then categorising your content. That tasks often take more time to be performed than ... (more)

LookStat Announces Free Trial of its Back Office Services for Stock Photographers

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 incl... (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)

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)