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Microstock at a glance January 10, Google translation IT–>EN Microstock in sintesi – Gennaio 2010 © DougSchneiderPhoto | iStockphoto.com La nuova decade si apre con un mese non particolarmente ricco di notizie provenienti dal mondo microstock. La fine dell’anno scorso ha visto la chiusura di Zymmetrical. L’ex-CEO Keith Tuomi, con rammarico, ha annunciato tale decisione aggiungendo che dirotterà le proprie forze su Flyerstarter, società legata all’ambito illustrazioni/vettoriali: Zymmetrycal is now closed. Ricordo anche che l’anno scorso silenziosamente Albumo è scomparsa dal web, seguita poi da ImageCatalog… Sembrano navigare in migliori acque Cutcaster e Vivozoom che hanno comunicato buoni risultati nel 2009 e positive prospettive per il nuovo anno: Cutcaster 2009 highlights and New Year’s resolutions e Vivozoom contributor update. Anche Yaymicro rende note alcune... (more)

Asian stock photo company, Photokore, launches Russian image search

Stock photography company Photokore adds Russian to its list of supported search languages, which already include English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Filipino, Spanish, French and German. Photokore is the first Asian stock photography site to offer search in this many languages. Penetrating the growing Asian image market is the goal for many photographers. However, it has been difficult to reach the Asian image market due to an absence of a site where customers can search for stock images in their native tongue. Photokore eliminates this hurdle with ... (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)

Fotolia Celebrates Fifth Birthday

NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2009 – Fotolia is part of a handful of companies that grew during the global recession, and this month, the online image provider celebrates its fifth anniversary. During 2009, the company saw its online library double to over 8,000,000 images and nearly 2 million images were downloaded every month. Since December 2006, membership increased nearly 10-fold, with over 1.5 million people worldwide now signed up to the site. CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff explains the secret to Fotolia’s success: “Sourcing photos, vectors, and videos that are legal for commercial and ... (more)