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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 will recognize their lifetime sales as equivalent to download sales. Non-microstock Sales to Rank Conversion $15,000+ in image sales obtains Fotolia Gold Rank $65,000+ in image sales obtains Fotolia Emerald Rank $100,000+ in image sales obtains Fotolia Sapphire Rank For example: $15,000 in ... (more)

Eastern Europe (Micro)Stock is rising up

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 Po... (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)

onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture

onOne Software Announces Availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture New version of Perfect Resize and direct integration with Lightroom and Aperture provide photographers with essential tools to quickly achieve high quality results. Portland, OR– December 2, 2010 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced availability of Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Apple Aperture... (more)