• What does Shenk think about all of you?

    June 30, 2008

    Interesting article on the rise of Microstock and amateur photogs for everyone out there. Amateur photographers are shaking up the global market for licensed images far quicker than video is for broadcasters, and even Bill...

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  • Support for CoreFTP, SmartFTP and CuteFTP

    June 30, 2008

    You can now use CoreFTP, CuteFTP and SmartFTP when uploading to Cutcaster. If you need more directions on uploading via these FTP clients please email us at upload@cutcaster.com. Below are the Core FTP Instructions Here is how to set up CoreFTP: Host name is content.cutcaster.com Username is anonymous.  In CoreFTP you must click on the (a...

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  • Want more people to see your images and studio profiles?

    June 27, 2008

    Here is something very easy to do. Some of you may not use these "share" buttons on your media details page or your studio pages but you should be. They are a very important form of driving traffic to your studio as well as your images on Cutcaster or your own site and you should use this button to leverage getting more traffic and views/do...

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  • Clipfolders fixed

    June 27, 2008

    The Clipfolders have been fixed and moved to the live site. Just wanted to give you a heads-up that you can start using them and organizing your work. If you do see any issues let us know. The public and private Clipfolders will be going live very soon. Also we are working on setting up the servers so that the website, the database and the u...

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  • These guys won't be stealing images again

    June 26, 2008

    Photographer Gets $12 Million Verdict!!! Not a bad days work or settlement. Liz Ordonez-Dawes, an accomplished architectural and interior design photographer, recently was awarded more than $12 million dollars for copyright infringement of seven photographs. In brief, the court...

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  • More Images we need for the upcoming season's needs

    June 25, 2008

    Do you have these images sitting on your hard drive collecting dust or not making you money at other sites. We will pay you more for exclusive content. Please upload content related to the below categories. 1. Back to School, Back to work after summer, career issues/financial 2. Halloween- bring out all the spooks 3. Thanksgiving 4. Holid...

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  • Exclusive Spotlight on the Homepage

    June 25, 2008

    We are going to be introducing a place in the spotlight area for content that has been uploaded to Cutcaster that is exclusive to just our site. We want some of your work just to ourselves so we can feature you. Get your exclusives up there and we will move them to the homepage so people click through to your studios and see your other work....

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  • Cutcaster is....

    June 23, 2008

    Cutcaster is a community based content marketplace to license digital photos, images, illustrations and videos. Cutcaster offers royalty free images, stock photos, stock footage and stock photography for advertising, publishing or web design. The platform helps people who have taken a great photo or captured some amazing video footage to monet...

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  • Where is your photo business going?

    June 23, 2008

    Cutcaster is interested in learning where you see your business changing and what you think will be the focus of your business in the coming years. Where do you see the most room for growth in your business and where will the majority of your time spent? Who will be your biggest customers and how will you reach them?...

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  • Places we are planning on marketing and working with!

    June 23, 2008

    Are we missing some other ones? These are only some from our research but let us know where else we should be looking for potential image, photo and video buyers and sellers? Advertising & Design Organizations AAAA AAF: American Advertising Federation...

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  • Database error fixed

    June 20, 2008

    We are back up and at full speed again after a night of little sleep and a lot of work. What we encountered were some errors in our database (mostly in the upload section) and our server had wayyyyy too much being stored on it which we fixed and reorganized. No files were lost during the short downtime. I guess having too much content on your...

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  • Using photos and videos in templates for advertising

    June 19, 2008

    We were approached by a company that creates video ad templates for brands and their customers about using your uploaded images and videos in their templates. I wanted to ask the community how they felt about letting a company like this use your images in templates that others could license and you would be paid when a customer of theirs uses...

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  • We Need unique or exclusive images in these three categories

    June 16, 2008

    Healthcare, interior d├ęcor and eco-friendly shots. Lets see what you can come up with. Here are some ideas for eco-friendly shots broken down by categories courtesy of our friends at PS. Green Living Lifestyle images: * Female/male/families recycling in everyday situations * Female/Male working in the home vegetable garden * Female/Mal...

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  • Sites to help you with your Photography business

    June 16, 2008

    Below are some sites that can really help you with your photography business. I haven't listed them all obviously but have added the big ones or ones that our users found helpful. Adobe Systems, Inc., 1585 Charleston Road, P.O. Box 7900, Mountain View, CA 94039. 415-961-4400 voice, 415-961-3769 fax, 206-628...

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  • Free Vectors and Clipart are cool. Find them here.

    June 16, 2008

    We found a few free clipart works by searching through a ton of web pages for you to put together the most accurate free clipart and free vector art we found throughout the internet: Here are some of the best Free Vector Art Websites 1. Vecteezy Vecteezy. This is a huge index of free vector art tha...

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  • Update on Image file transfers

    June 16, 2008

    We have successfully moved your images over to Amazon and have them stored and being delivered from s3. Its a really cool web service if you don't know about it and Amazon lately has been doing some cool things. Some of the images on the site ended up in a blank studio under Sara Morrison's name. I have been examining the problem and can't...

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  • Forums at Cutcaster

    June 16, 2008

    Do people want us to build forums for the site so we have a message board and a place to all hang out? We have been looking into doing this but only want to do it if people will use the forums and want them. Let us know the level of interest below. Also there is a ton of good open source forums out there. What do people think is the best one...

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  • Orphan Works

    June 16, 2008

    Call to Action on Orphan Works: Cutcaster urges you to contact your Senator to tell them you are against S.2913, the Senate's version of the Orphan Works bill. For more information and updates go to the ASMP website. We will continue to support the House version, H.R. 5889....

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  • Need help pricing your editorial photos.

    June 11, 2008

    Need help pricing your images and photos and not finding resources that can help you. Here is a list of resources to help you price your Editorial photography that I found over on the ASMP webpage. Editorial Photography Estimator This program, developed by Ken Richardson, is availabl...

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  • Impact of Microstock felt far and wide in Getty's memo

    June 11, 2008

    Daryl Lang at PDN is a respected journalist and reports on some really interesting developments in the photo world. Today, he wrote on Getty's disclosure that showed how Getty believes that microstock custom...

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