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Cutcaster blog has just published some articles reporting the 2009 results and the resolutions for the new year. They also launch a free picture research service, a team of highly trained photo and vector researchers available to help buyers to find the perfect image they are looking for. You can find the details here: Free Photo Research. From the post Happy New Year from Cutcaster!: 2010 represents the year of the Photo Buyer and our New Year’s resolution is to educate more buyers about the benefits of using Cutcaster http://www.mystockphoto.org/wp-admin/post-new.phpand sell more photos and illustrations for all our contributors. …… We will focus a majority of our time on the following: Increasing photo buying activity on the site Making the checkout area easier to use for bulk buying Tweaking the search algorithm and re-weighting the results so its more diverse... (more)

Photocase Search Updates

Press Release Photocase Search Update: similar photos, sort function, mouse-over preview © sïanaïs / photocase Berlin, Germany, Mar. 1, 2010. Photocase CEO Frank Erler announced today that Photocase upgraded their search engine in a move that will improve search efficiency and relevancy.

“Photocase has always had a great search engine, and this update improves upon the already great system. We’ve added some great new features like Similar Photos, and improved our search results to include a new sort function. Buyers can now get better search results and then use our new Similar ... (more)

Graphic Leftovers adds stock photos

I’ve recently discovered a website that has been started to sell stock photos.  It’s Graphic Leftovers, “a microstock site for designers by designers” with a good 52% commission and a nice look. I decided to upload there all my portfolio also because they have a gorgeous  iSyndica API feature that let you distribute, from the iSyndica Syndicate tab, all your images with just a couple of clicks, after the definition of the channel with the API Key provided by the GraphicLeftovers account. Nothing else, no categories, no unfinished files to review, no other actions on the Graphi... (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)