• Update- Buyers can now add to cart without registering

    July 31, 2008

    This will make it easier for potential buyers to use the site. They will have to register before they finally checkout but there is not a push now for them to sign up. They are able to casually browse and then add to cart as they please. Also we cleaned out a lot of the bugs last night in the commenting and messaging areas so you should noti...

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  • Your opinion is needed - Investor's David vs. the Goliath argument

    July 30, 2008

    As you know, we are very open here at Cutcaster and want everyone to know what is going on, have a say in what takes place and take into account what you guys think. With that said, you may know from talking with me that we are looking to raise some money to take Cutcaster to the Next Level. I am talking the Big Leagues. I had an email from...

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  • Simon Says- Cutcaster friending, messaging and commenting goes live

    July 30, 2008

    Simon Cowell gave our new releases two thumbs up and was seen here rejoicing with John. Why is he so excited? Well, we have just released some new features which should help make our community stronger and more e...

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  • Most Popular Photos

    July 29, 2008

    We want to see your most popular photos, illustrations and images. There is really not an exact formula for this but could be in terms of views, downloads, compliments from your peers or ones that made your kids and close family give you a high five for snapping. To help us at Cutcaster and to show off a bit (all in good fun), I'd like it if...

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  • Site sluggishnes- We are working on it

    July 28, 2008

    This has been moved to a top priority for us and will be getting faster and faster over the coming days to week. If anyone has any feedback on things we can do to get the site running faster I would love any suggestions. Please email me at john AT cutcaster DOT com. We are working on a few solutions that will definitely help with serving up th...

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  • We have been asked for these type of images

    July 28, 2008

    Do you have these types of images? 1. youth culture, kids hanging out, kids playing sports or music together, kids at school, 2. families and kids (not too staged they said), 3. active seniors, riding bikes, going for walks, playing sports, enjoying life 4. business and technology and 5. still life Please upload them or ask questions he...

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  • Public ClipFolders are fixed

    July 28, 2008

    Public ClipFolders (our form of a lightbox) are fixed and released now on the live site. There was a lot of valuable input that went into getting this right so I want to thank Jeff (absolute rock star with the feedback), April, Henrik, Dennis and Lope who did an awesome job. Cli...

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  • Unleash The Prize Fibtolia - The Unpaid Contest

    July 23, 2008

    Are you kidding me? Fotolia announced a competition over two months ago called "Unleashing your Creativity" with the understanding that "The winning designer will receive an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $5000 (US...

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  • Interview with DesignShack

    July 22, 2008

    Thanks to DesignShack for posting their interview about Cutcaster. If you get a moment, check it out. It's very quiet over there with no comments. hahaha...

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  • Image Titles - How important are they?

    July 22, 2008

    So you are sitting there trying to think about what to title your newest photo. You want it to be seen by potential buyers but how important is the title and what are some good rules of thumb to go by when selecting a good title. Dennis spoke about the description a few weeks back in a brilliantly written post and now I will do my best to help...

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  • Request Referral Account Payouts

    July 22, 2008

    You can now request your referral account payouts from your mystudio section now. Just click on referral or transaction button in your studio to request a payout once you have hit $20. Also, I have noticed that a lot of people are using the invite a friend function. That is great and an easy way to get credit for telling your friends about a...

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  • Need help using the Uploader

    July 21, 2008

    Click here or email us at upload AT cutcaster DOT com and ask us for the FTP instructions. These instructions should help you move through the five tabs in the upload area....

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  • Categorizing your Work

    July 21, 2008

    I know a lot of people don't like to categorize their files for a number of reasons but this is one of the filtering tools that we will offer to buyers for searching. We need your help categorizing your content so it falls into at least one of the below fields. You can choose up to 5 for one media file. If there are any fields that I am missin...

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  • Requesting Payouts in the MyStudio page

    July 17, 2008

    It's time to gettttt paiiidddddddddd!!! The "MyPayout" area is up and running in the MyStudio section under the "Transactions" tab. There you can request a payout either through PayPal or Moneybookers or by check but the others are more preferable but only after your account reaches $20. Let us know what you think and if you see any issues w...

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  • Footage and Photo Request- Do you have this content?

    July 17, 2008

    We just had a request for this type of footage. Do you guys have anything like this or know anyone that does. This is a list of the footage required with some comments next to them, and anything close or resembling will do just fine. 1 Politicians (Presidents) Shaking hands with other dignitaries European leaders 2 Barack Obama Making a s...

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  • Using Paypal and Moneybookers to get paid

    July 14, 2008

    We have three ways of paying out users of which two, Paypal and Moneybookers, I will outline below. The other option is payout by check. The Paypal solution of pa...

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  • Radio Silence until Sunday

    July 09, 2008

    I am off for the weekend to a good friends wedding to there may be a bit of silence. If you need immediate help you can email victoria AT cutcaster DOT com or justin AT cutcaster DOT com and for technical issues email Lope AT cutcaster DOT com. I will have limited access to email but will be checking in if you need any help from me. Have a...

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  • It is Not Required, but Your Description May be Priceless!

    July 08, 2008

    One of our dedicated members Dennis Thomsen brought up the issue of describing our images in the Cutcaster marketplace to us and we felt that Dennis, as a former photo journalist and newspaper editor, would be an ideal person to share his experience as to why describing your images is so important for image buyers and those that want to sell t...

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  • Free Images on the homepage

    July 02, 2008

    We are going to be offering a few images and photos each week as free images/photos and will be linking to the person's studio who offers them. This is to help us attract buyers to the site from the search engines. Is there anyone who is interested in offering some of their images as freebies and help us out? We would be really grateful and...

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