Tag Archives: microstock

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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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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Photo retouching service now available on picWorkflow

Perfect pictures every time, we don’t stop until you’re 100% happy! How long does it take you to process an image from camera to ready-for-stock? 10 minutes? 20 minutes? Half an hour? More? Stop wasting your time, get our team to do it for you. At just $0.90 an image we don’t stop until you’re […]
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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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Welcome to 2012 – picNiche State of the Union

Here we are heading into 2012, and with picNiche heading for 4 full years it’s looking like an exciting one to come 🙂 To mark the new year, I figured it would be a good time to talk a bit about what makes up the entire suite of ‘picNiche’ now, to brag a bit about […]
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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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