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Lookstat is a web service that automatically lets you track your online sales by image at multiple sites. We’ve already written about its Analytics functions in a previous post. They’ve just launched a new home page to focus on the new stock photo backoffice services. The features and services they have been developing are summarized by the slogan: You Create the Images – We Do the Rest We’re committed to reducing friction and making life better for photographers and our goal with our Back Office services is to allow photographers to focus on doing what they do best, which is creating great images. We provide a flexible, cost-effective way to take care of the rest. The full menu of Back Office services for stock photographers includes: Keywording (SEO friendly and IPTC-embedded) Uploading Submission MR management Analytics (still free, some enhancements in the next cou... (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)

Microstock in sintesi – Dicembre 09

Microstock at a glance December 09, Google translation IT–>EN © Staphy | iStockphoto.com Microstock in sintesi – Dicembre 2009 Benvenuti all’edizione di fine Dicembre di Microstock in sintesi. Anche questo mese vorrei aprire con un ringraziamento, è per Roberto Tomesani dell’Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Professionisti, che ha citato il mio blog tra le risorse web citate nell’analisi condotta sul microstock: MICROSTOCK – ROYALTY FREE PHOTO analisi del fenomeno dal punto di vista del fotografo. Alla fine del mese scorso anche Fotolia ha annunciato l’istituzione del proprio Tax ... (more)

Photo Metadata Conference – Using Metadata To Power Your Business

Fourth international Photo Metadata Conference “Using Metadata To Power Your Business” 9 June 2010 13.30 – 18.00 hrs Dublin, Ireland (Europe) Sarah Saunders of Electric Lane will be speaking in Dublin at the IPTC Metadata Conference on 9 June, about progress on the IPTC controlled vocabulary project and about the new panels. Launched a new qualifier approach to keywording which will should cut down significantly on ambiguity. Check out http://www.phmdc.org/ This half-day conference will focus on business related best practices for using photo metadata. The results from a survey amon... (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)