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picNiche

  • Video Previews on Stock Footage
    I’ve tweaked the preview-generator today so you can now upload videos to picWorkflow, without jpg preview files, and both the thumbnail/jpeg and a webp video file will be built from the uploaded mov. The video previews will display on-hover for the…
    - 17 Nov 15, 6:17pm -
  • Stock Photo Metadata with Bitcoin
    You can now pay for your stock photo keywords, captions, storage and distribution with Bitcoin. The price is the same as via Paypal/Moneybookers, at 1 US cent per credit, and pre-sized packages are available at $5, $10, $20, $40 and $100. I’ve bee…
    - 13 Jul 15, 6:39pm -
  • Stock Photo Research Tool Rebuilt
    Update: Moved to a new host. Send me feedback if you want this tool to stay up and running. I’ve built a new research tool prototype with new tech, to help you find ideas/topics/subjects for your stock images, i.e. what to shoot. The old one was hi…
    - 16 Sep 14, 12:36pm -
  • Stock Performer: Best of the Best
    Luis and Oliver from Stock Performer gave a fantastic presentation at Microstock Expo (if you couldn’t attend, the full conference videos should be online in the not too distant future, you should totally check them out, since I’m in there too ;)…
    - 19 Nov 13, 6:37pm -
  • Introducing: Kozzi Images
    Quick interview with Dan Kosmayer, founder of a new agency kicking into gear: Kozzi.com I’m finding his heavy use of technology driving growth at Kozzi to be an interesting and positive approach for a new agency, so figured I’d share this intervi…
    - 11 Nov 13, 5:46pm -
  • Completed: picWorkflow Server Upgrades
    You’ve probably noticed the picWorkflow website running ever more slowly recently, sorry about that, the demand for the distribution service has been steadily growing over the years. picWorkflow runs on a pretty slim margin and was originally built…
    - 20 Sep 13, 2:02pm -
  • Keywords as trademark infringements?
    A guest post today from Mallard, a member of our awesome keywording team 🙂 Are your keywords legal? When we talk about microstock photography some topics come to our minds immediately: equipment, subjects, models, creativity… We all know some ph…
    - 4 Jun 13, 12:41pm -
  • Why picWorkflow?
    I saw this video today, and it got me wondering… Why do I do what I do? At first glance it seems pretty obvious, I run my own small business because it a) gives me interesting things to do, b) keeps me motivated to improve my skills, and c) helps p…
    - 10 May 13, 7:08pm -
  • Microstock Expo 2013 – Don’t miss it!
    Just announced today the dates, speakers and programme for Microstock Expo 2013 in Berlin. I attended and spoke at Microstock Expo in 2011 (and will be doing both again this year) and it was freaking awesome. I’m really looking forward to it again…
    - 23 Apr 13, 11:45pm -
  • Top 2000 Image-Buyer’s Searches vs Keyword Popularity
    I’ve been playing around with some of my data the last few days (having a bit of an overhaul to get picWorkflow running faster) and before I archive off some of my data-tables I thought this one might be of interest to you 🙂 The list shows the t…
    - 12 Feb 13, 7:12pm -

ProStockMaster

  • Version 2.0.5 is released – Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard supported
    The new version brings in full functionality, including the thumbnails display for all versions of Mac OS X – Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.Note that prior installing PSM on Mac OS X you have to install [free] ImageMagick.If you have Image…
    - 15 Jun 13, 1:06pm -
  • Why going exclusive does not work at microstock
    Guys, read it!Here is the latest post by Shutterstock CEO and the Founder Jon Oringer: http://jonoringer.com/tag/microstock/By keeping things simple, not favoring exclusive images, and iterating on metrics like search success, we feel like we will…
    - 14 Jan 13, 9:10pm -
  • Moving to another hosting next week
    Since we are getting more and more traffic, ProStockMaster and other Pixamba sites will be moved soon to another hosting thus providing better and faster experience to our customers. ETA: in 2 weeks. I’ll try to keep down time at minimum, tansferri…
    - 2 Nov 12, 1:47pm -
  • Shutterstock IPO: checked!
    Today is a great day for Shutterstock.The company becomes a public company on the New York Stock Exchange: check out NASDAQ:SSTK.So now each one of us can grab a share of the Shutterstock success 🙂 (please do not see it as a financial advise)Co…
    - 11 Oct 12, 7:16pm -
  • Support Forum Added
    PSM gets a new support forum where you can ask your questions and share any tips and tricks on selling photos – whatever you want to share. Find it here: http://prostockmaster.com/forumsOf course the good old Contact Us form is still in the same p…
    - 11 Oct 12, 10:51am -
  • Upcoming major upgrade of Lightburner.com
    I am working on a major upgrade of Lightburner.com and will be glad to get some help on testing vectors and video workflow. If you are dealing with this stuff and are willing to help keep reading this 🙂What I am looking for:– some small files…
    - 10 Oct 12, 8:53pm -
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