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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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picWorkflow Video Tutorial Guide

A guide to using picWorkflow to manage your stock photos and illustrations, including importing, managing metadata, purchasing photo retouching and exporting images to microstock agencies. Tweet
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Understanding Microstock in a Mature Industry

Everyone lately seems to be talking about dropping RPIs and the increased efforts to be a successful microstock photographer. Well I recently put together this presentation for StockInRussia microstock conference (It was a fantastic event, if you weren’t there, you really missed out), so I thought I’d screencast it (ended up with a full 90 […]
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Contributor APIs with the new picNiche Agency-Kit

A few months ago, I outlined the issues faced by agencies and contributors when trying to improve the way the submission process works in my post: Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!. Since then I’ve taken the time to design and build a platform for adding a contributor API to any agency. I am […]
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picNiche Toolbar Tips & FAQs

The picNiche toolbars have quite a lot of functionality for microstock contributors and image buyers, and because of the wide variety of tools available, it can be overwhelming to newcomers. I figured I’d add a few tricks & tips to help ensure the picNiche tools are helping you out as much as they can, that […]
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Help!! Improve picNiche with the toolbar survey

It’s been almost a year since I released the first version of the picNiche microstock contributor toolbar. I’m delighted that it’s been such a big success so far, and am almost ready to release a lot of extra stuff to go with it: but I need your help. Building, bug-fixing, supporting, and updating the toolbar […]
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Microstock agencies: Help me to help you!

As development progresses for the picNiche contributor toolbar, which reads basic earnings/portfolio data from the various microstock agencies, I face a dilemma, and I need your help to resolve it 🙂 I regularly receive requests to retrieve more information from the microstock agency websites, the most common are for data to generate detailed RPI (return […]
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