Tag Archives: distribution

Taking Part in Deactivation Day? picWorkflow can help.

This week I’ve been getting a lot of requests for help from people deactivating their images/portfolios on iStock as part of Deactivation Day as a result of iStock’s crazy Google-drive partnership ripoff. I only have a tiny portfolio on iStock (52 images) because their submission process is such an inefficient time-sink anyway but will be […]
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Faster Submissions with the Microstock Submission Assistant

Releasing the first version of the picWorkflow Microstock Submission Assistant to make submitting images to your microstock agencies faster. Give it a go, and tell me what is the priority to be added next to make this tool totally awesome 🙂 Install now for Firefox. Edit 11-Feb-2013… Now also available for Chrome. Tweet
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When do Microstock Photographers Upload Images?

For at least as long as I’ve been involved with microstock I’ve been running into forum posts and being sent emails asking when should microstock images be uploaded/submitted for two specific reasons: 1) The best time for reviewers to be ‘generous’ with acceptance. 2) The best time for accepted images to appear in front of […]
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Filesize and Resolution of Images Distributed for Microstock

Just a quick reference post to share some charts showing the most common file sizes and resolutions of images (photos and illustrations) distributed by Microstock contributors through picWorkflow. File sizes of JPEG images distributed to microstock agencies Interesting to see that 80% of files are 10meg or less, and on a steep curve. Whereas the […]
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Upload Speeds for 47 Microstock Agencies

I’ve been putting together a dataset to estimate wait times in the picWorkflow upload queues, and pulled out some data about the rates of agency’s FTP server receiving speeds. As expected, the agencies who accept footage have much faster connections than those who don’t, though a shameful showing from the networks of some of the […]
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picWorkflow gets image stats, free distribution and more…

The first phase of picWorkflow’s stats tools are now live on the site. There’s more to come, but already the stats tools can be used to improve your portfolio metadata, to distribute your images to more agencies, and to find out where your images may have problems and how to solve them. Agency Distribution Statistics […]
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FREE Microstock Distribution with picWorkflow

I’ve made some changes to the way picWorkflow works from today: At the start of every month anyone who has less than 40 free credits on their account will be automatically credited with 40 credits. These are perfect for distributing your microstock images for free and allow upto 40 uploads every month completely free (or […]
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Introducing picWorkflow for Stock Photographers

picWorkflow provides image-management and distribution services for stock photographers. It’s my replacement to iSyndica, and although the core service is essentially the same, I’m planning to provide a whole lot more. The goal is to do everything possible to help your photography business run smoothly and efficiently. Upload your images, easily set and change their […]
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Introducing the picNiche Image Deck open beta

There has been a lot of incredible feedback for the picNiche toolbar over the last year, and many requests for more workflow improvements. So now, I’m delighted to release into public beta the next phase in improving microstock submission workflow: The picNiche Image Deck. What is the Image Deck? The picNiche Image Deck makes processing […]
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