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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 including RAW conversion, color correction, cleanup and logo removal. • Uploading & Submission – Uploading and submission of images to up to 10 microstock sites. This includes complete management of the submission process including upload quotas, model release attachment and resubmission. • Anal... (more)

IPTC Conference in Dublin – New panels for IPTC and PLUS and a new approach for the IPTC controlled vocabulary

IPTC Conference in Dublin – New panels for IPTC and PLUS , and a new approach for the IPTC controlled vocabulary Sarah Saunders from consultancy and training company Electric Lane will be speaking at the Photometadata Conference in Dublin on Wed 9 June where two big announcements will be made. The first is the release in July this year of smart new metadata panels for Bridge in CS3 and CS4 which allow use of IPTC Extension and PLUS data in those versions. Although CS5 comes with panels for IPTC Extension, they are not backwards compatible to previous versions of Photoshop. The pan... (more)

Kiva chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2010

Just last week, Oprah announced that Kiva (http://www.kiva.org/) was chosen as one of her Favorite Things of 2010! She also announced a special offer sponsored by Groupon and friends of Kiva. This week, new Kiva users can go to Groupon.com/kiva to buy $25 of Kiva credit for only $15. If you’ve never made a loan on Kiva, and are interested in figuring out what all the fuss is about, this is the perfect deal for you. If you’re trying to figure out what the perfect gift is this Holiday season… then this gift is for you. If you need to bring something to Thanksgiving to impress you... (more)

Intervista a Luca e Massimo, il Microstock visto da Minerva Studio

Pubblichiamo una intervista a Luca e Massimo, fotografi molto attivi ed in rapida ascesa in ambito microstock che si presentano associati come Minerva Studio.  Portrait of a funny businessman © Minerva Studio | Shutterstock Cominciamo con una breve presentazione di Luca Bertolli e Massimo Cartago. Minerva Studio: “Minerva Studio nasce dalla collaborazione di due amici di vecchissima data, Luca Bertolli e Massimo Cartago, rispettivamente di 30 e 29 anni. Eravamo al liceo insieme e da allora siamo legati da un forte rapporto di amicizia. Lavoriamo insieme dal Gennaio 2011, momento i... (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)