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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 among photo businesses and their clients will show how metadata is used currently and what improvements are requested. The core of the Conference will be an extensive “How To” session on applying metadata at different stages of photo workflows based on brand new IPTC metadata panels. The session w... (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)

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)

Shutterstock vs iStockphoto

Shutterstock vs iStockphoto Shutterstock has just passed iStock in Alexa Rank Alexa RankStock AgencyTwitter account@shutterstock@istock /* */ // USER-EDITABLE VARIABLES // enter up to 3 domains, separated by a space var sites = ['shutterstock.com', 'istockphoto.com']; var opts = { width: 400, // width in pixels (max 400) height: 220, // height in pixels (max 300) type: 'r', // "r" Reach, "n" Rank, "p" Page Views range: '3m', // "7d", "1m", "3m", "6m", "1y", "3y", "5y", "max" bgcolor: 'e6f3fc' // hex value without "#" char (usually "e6f3fc") }; // END USER-EDITABLE VARIABLES AGraph... (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)