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Stock Photography So, the first week "on the air" went very well. Not an easy week, but remarkable good. 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 creates Polaroid from your photos

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 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 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

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 Localized Website 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)

Image Source's Collection of Stock Photography Now Available to Online Publishers Through PICAPP.COM

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)

Stock Photographers Power Up Their Social Media Activity With iSyndica

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)

Shutterstock to Enhance Creative Presentations at TED

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 TEDGlobal2012. (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)

How To Earn Money Selling Your Photos on Internet

Stock Photography on Ulitzer Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the Internet! 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 Launches Stock Photography Topic on Ulitzer

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. (Wikipedia) 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)

Pixamba.com Beta Opens to the Public

Stock Photography 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. ... (more)

Work in Progress

Stock Photography 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. ... (more)