So, the first week "on the air" went very well. Not an easy week, but
We rapidly increase our midstock and microstock collection of royalty free
images and this keeps our hands busy all the time. The infrastructure we
choose for www.pixamba.com is extremely versatile and can be adjusted
according to the system load and storage capacity. Since both the load and
the images collection growth all the time, and fast, we work around the clock
ensuring high system uptime and short response time.
It seems that we are on the right way: the response time of the system is
very good even now and it is going to be even faster soon, when we'll do some
more IT & development work.
Meanwhile, our editors receive daily hundreds of adorable new royalty free
photos and illustrations like this one:
Thank you all, our new customers for your support ... (more)
Rollip - Create Polaroids™ from your own photos for download and print
A little digression from microstock and business… have fun with your photos
creating Polaroid-like images with Rollip website. Above an example of a
small “vintage” polaroid created from one of my alpine landscapes.
The process is very easy:
choose the style (small, original size, soft focus, etc.) choose a decoration
upload the photo enjoy! Download and/or share it
“We at Rollip.com have developed a new site that lets you give any digital
photo the classic look and feel of a vintage or Polaroid picture.” says
Maurice Sikkink, Lead Developer at Rollip.com “While similar software can
be found in different forms, we’ve put extra effort into giving users more
options for customization and better quality effects, and our online format
makes it much easier to share pictures across the social web. And it... (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 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)
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)
Bloggers looking for a photo to brighten up the content at their sites can
now get high-end creative images from Image Source, the world's leading
independent producer of royalty-free stock photography, through the PicApp
platform. Image Source is making its large database of professional quality
images available to bloggers and other online publishers. The PicApp license
allows its members to freely and legally use Image Source photos as often as
they like to enhance the look and feel of their site, help tell a story or
accompany a news item.
Image Source specializes in lifestyle, health and beauty and business
photography, with the complete collection covering a wide variety of topics,
themes and categories. All Image Source photos are professionally taken, with
the company generating more than 3,000 new images each month. Image Source
joins other prestigious ima... (more)
NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- iSyndica's latest update gives stock
photographers the ability to distribute their images with custom watermarks
to popular social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. The custom
watermarks can be applied to portfolios automatically, saving users hours of
processing and uploading duplicate images for public use. The service also
lets photographers resize their images to guarantee that the images they
publicly share can't be reused for unauthorized commercial purposes.
The 2009 PDN Photo Plus Expo highlighted the growing interest among
photographers in social media, with two panels addressing Twitter and social
media. However many expressed concerns as to where and how to start. iSyndica
helps answer that question by connecting users' existing portfolio to the
most popular services on the internet. Engaging in social media ... (more)
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock Images LLC, a leading
global provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and
footage, today announced a yearlong partnership with TED, the non-profit
dedicated to ideas worth spreading. This partnership connects the two
creative brands to encourage more dynamic, visual presentations from the
world's most inspired thinkers. As part of this partnership, Shutterstock is
providing complimentary subscriptions to speakers at TED2012 and
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111103/NY99505LOGO-b )
"Shutterstock was built around sharing and supporting creativity, and we are
thrilled to partner with an organization like TED that has a strong
reputation for sparking groundbreaking ideas and influencing millions around
the world," said Shutterstock Founder and CEO Jon Oringer. "A d... (more)
Stock Photography on Ulitzer
Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the
If you have a good eye and if you are a creative person, you can generate
very nice monthly income by selling your pictures on stock photography web
sites. In a month or two you will start collecting monthly PayPal transfers
for few hundreds bucks from any agency you decided to work with.
You probably can not live from a few hundreds bucks a month, but come on –
at least it pays you back for all that nice and expensive photographic gear
you have purchased last year, and pays back quit fast. I truly love online
stock photography phenomenon, since it is the first in the world and probably
the only business model which allows amateur photographers like you and me to
earn some money from they lovely hobby. In fact, if you are a talented
photographer and you ... (more)
Pixamba CEO David Mail launched today Stock Photography topic on Ulitzer.
David Mail is a CEO of Pixamba Ltd (http://www.pixamba.com), a royalty free
stock photography agency and media services company. Pixamba offers
microstock and midstock images at affordable prices starting from
$0.75/image. Pixamba is also a developer of ProStockMaster software
(http://www.prostockmaster.com), the first in the world desktop workflow
management application for contributing stock artists.
Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for
specific uses. Publishers, advertising agencies, graphic artists, and others
use stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments.
A customer who uses stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can
save time and money, but can also sacrifice creative control. Stock images
can be p... (more)
I am very excited to show you up some initial results of our hard work for
quite a long time. Pixamba.com opens it doors for the contributors and image
buyers. You are warmly welcome to join us and start selling your photos and
illustrations with Pixamba. We offer high resolution stock images at very
affordable prices and we are here, online and offline for any question or
suggestion you may have.
Original post blogged on Pixamba Blog.
The number of submissions grows daily, hope it will keep going this way.
The MIN upload size went down from 6 MP to 4 MP, thus helping our
contributors to submit many stock illustrations that were prepared for other
stock agencies at smaller sizes. We also have found and fixed a few site
issues, including MS IE tricks with our categories tree.
Original post blogged on Pixamba Blog.