• Friday Phelps Fun

    August 29, 2008

    ORLANDO—Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist and SeaWorld main attraction Michael Phelps returned to his seven-million-gallon water tank Wednesday to resume his normal schedule of performing in six shows a d...

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  • Cutcaster August Newsletter

    August 28, 2008

    Dear Cutcaster Family, There are a number of episodes that have shocked me lately; The opening ceremonies of the Olympics, the fact that it is the middle of August (where has the summer gone?!), and the way that Cutcaster has quadrupled since the last time I sent out a newsletter just a month and a half ago. What a crazy and exciting time...

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  • Seasonal Requests

    August 26, 2008

    It's getting to be that busy time of year again and we need to round out some of the images that we have either been asked for or fill a seasonal need for buyers coming to the Cutcaster site. Buyers are working on their holiday issues and advertisers are getting back to work. Time to think about: * Different religious holidays (Thanksgivin...

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  • Photo Request

    August 21, 2008

    media_type : STILL PHOTO project_type : tv description : We are looking for photos of a 12 year old boy's room, to use as a background plate for a broadcast spot we are constructing this week. the timeline is immediate. Thanks!!!! priority : urgent deadline : Friday Aug 22, 2008...

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  • Extra keywords- Do you use them and are they effective?

    August 20, 2008

    On another forum, people are discussing the usefulness of certain types of keywords. I was just wondering as to how useful these keywords actually are. What do you think? Here's the list: # Insignificant People - For those blurry folks in the background. # Nobody - To tag a shot with no humans in it. # Selective Focus - When the foreground...

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  • Add Cutcaster to your contact list and address book

    August 18, 2008

    Here's how: Gmail 1. Click Contacts along the left side of any Gmail page. 2. Click Add Contact. 3. In the primary email address box, type newsletter@cutcaster.com and john@cutcaster.com 4. Click Save. Yahoo! 1. Click the "addresses" button 2. Select "Add Contact" 3. Save the newsletter@cutcaster.com and john@cutcaster.com to your co...

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  • Update to Cutcaster Algorithm

    August 18, 2008

    Just wanted to let you guys know that we updated a bunch of the variables to the Cutcaster Algorithm and tweaked it a bit on what we have learned and seen over the last 6 months. The biggest change you will see is the start price that we will determine if you do not select the starting default price for the algorithm. The new prices will start...

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  • Trends in video-based advertising...

    August 15, 2008

    Don't know if anybody caught this recent post on Techcrunch, but according Lehman, online video ad spending will "reach $1.1 billion this year (up...

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  • Check out this new blog on Niche Photography and what you can shoot

    August 15, 2008

    The blog is called micro-stock niche photo ideas. Three times a week, the blog will get updated with 10 new niche photo ideas. Thought it may help you guys get some creative ideas and will be a good place to list some ideas you have for future shoots that might help others....

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  • Pitch today after Alan Meckler

    August 12, 2008

    Excuse me for the radio silence over the last two days. I am getting ready for a pitch today I am giving to potential investors and entrepreneurs, which I am delivering after Alan Meckler, CEO of Jupitermedia. He is the keynote speaker of this event put on by StartupAlpha.com. Pretty funny. Not sure how re...

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  • Cutcaster site moving faster

    August 08, 2008

    We have been working a ton of fixing the sluggishness that the site was experiencing. It is hard work diagnosing these things. Here is what we have done so far so you should notice an improvement in the time it takes to load pages. Total page size has been reduced significantly by removing the rollovers which we will put back up once we fix...

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  • Cutcaster is.....

    August 07, 2008

    Cutcaster is a dynamic marketplace to license digital photos, vector illustrations and video online. The platform helps people who have taken a really good photo or captured some amazing video footage to monetize their content through licensing it to someone working in advertising, publishing, filmmaking or graphic design. Most people wouldn’t...

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  • Image, keywording and description help

    August 07, 2008

    At Cutcaster, the majority of our search results use your title, description and keywords to get your images and videos found. How well you title, describe and keyword your content is how well it will come up in search results on the...

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  • Need images of the following flags and maps of South America

    August 06, 2008

    From a buyer: need images of the following flags Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Mexico Peru Venezuela If you have images of maps of South America...

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  • Similar Images now on Media Details page

    August 04, 2008

    It was a busy weekend but some of you will notice at the bottom of the media details page that we have created a area for similar media files. Take a look and let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions or different ways we can do this or highlight the images. The similar images will be a collect from all different contributors...

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  • Extended Licenses for 30c! Please end the race to the bottom

    August 03, 2008

    What a start to the weekend for Jupiter and way to recruit new members. First, we have been reading about the troubling news brewing at Jupiter's Stockxpert and Photos.com with regards to their p...

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  • Getting the perfect white background

    August 03, 2008

    Have an image that's almost on a white background but needs a little help? Cheapshooter has a quick fix in Adobe Photoshop to make that image pop. Here is a god instructional video and write up...

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  • Smaller and popular categories we need

    August 02, 2008

    Urban & rural scenes – suburbs, playing streetball, playing basketball, mowing lawns playing in the grass, rural scenes Arts & entertainment – music, taking photos, painting a picture, playing in a rock band Lifestyle & relationships – families, gatherings, parent/child shots Arts & entertainment – dancing, out drinking...

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  • Top 14 Selling Categories for last two months

    August 02, 2008

    I don't like top 10 lists. So I decided to put together a top 14 list. Just for fun and to help you. Here is some of the info that we learned over the last two months that can help you guys. I did my best to organize the numbers and then put them into categories for you. I hope this helps everyone. Top 14 Categories with the Most Total Downl...

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