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
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)
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)
LookStat announced it is offering a free trial of its new microstock
keywording and uploading services to stock photographers who are active in
“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)
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)
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)