Tag Archives: picNiche

Stock Photos You Really Should be Shooting

If you want to be selling more microstock images, these are some of the ideas, concepts and subjects you should be shooting. For once, I’m not going to prattle on. 🙂 Here’s a list of the best stock photography niches generated by people on picNiche.com over the last two weeks. I’ll try and make this […]
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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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picNiche Contributor Toolbar Survey Results

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to fill in the picNiche Contributor Toolbar survey over the last month. The feedback is greatly appreciated, and I’d like to share the nuts and bolts of what I learned, and how picNiche is likely to develop in future as a result. The charts […]
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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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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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Google Insights on picNiche Rating Graph

There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about how accurate the Google Insights data is as an indicator of the market for stock photography subjects. All picNiche result graphs now include data loaded from the google insights API, showing demand over time based on ‘Google Image Search’ searches and results for that keyword phrase. […]
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Stock Photography over Time

I’ve added a very cool new feature to the picNiche rating system today. I’ve been waiting to add this one for months but didn’t have quite enough raw data to make it worthwhile until now. It’s a little more complex than usual so I figured it would be useful to highlight the key points, and […]
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picNiche Approved on Mozilla Addons Site

Great news! After 5 months queueing, the picNiche Contributor Toolbar has now been approved to ‘Public’ status on the mozilla addons site… Yay! 🙂 This means two things: Firstly, that the code is deemed safe and secure by an experienced mozilla project editor (IE: No leaks and no problematic holes, no undisclosed functionality, and that […]
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