Tag Archives: photography

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 top 2000(ish) short-form searches (no more than […]
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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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Where do Independent Microstockers Submit?

Just a quick post today to take a look at some stats from picWorkflow on which Microstock agencies are commonly used (and in what proportion) by microstock photographers. (using Google Docs interactive charts so if the spaces below are blank, wait a few seconds and refresh) First up… the share of all picWorkflow accounts which […]
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Technology & Stock Photos with Dreamstime’s Serban Enache

I thought I’d posted this interview earlier, so aplogies to picNiche readers and to Serban for not posting this sooner. An interesting interview by Dreamstime’s Serban Enache on technology and developments in the stock photography industry from Dreamstime’s perspective: Hi Serban. Please introduce yourself for those readers who may not know who you are. I’m […]
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TOP 10 Tips for New Microstock Photographers

If you’re new to stock photography in general, or even if you’re a seasoned traditional-stock veteran and looking to move into selling your images through microstock photography agencies, there are a few simple tips your really should keep in mind as you start. There are many who will tell you you’re already too late to […]
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The Future of Stock Photography with Veer’s Aaron Booth

Veer is the microstock marketplace from Stock Photography giant Corbis. Their site is sleek, modern, community-focussed and offers a simple submission process with reliable and consistent reviews. Veer content is well managed and clearly a lot of the experience from traditional stock photo marketing and client-management is finding it’s way into the site. Answering questions […]
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Promote your Microstock Portfolio with picWorkflow Widgets

The first set of portfolio promotion tools for picWorkflow members has just been launched. You can now easily create your own customisable ajax widgets for your blog (wordpress, blogger, typepad, etc etc all supported) or any other website. The picWorkflow widgets are designed to attract visitors on your website to your images and to present […]
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