• Happy Halloween

    October 31, 2008

    Hope everyone has a great today and dressed up. Happy Halloween. I thought I would throw up some of my past costumes. I'll add some more as I can find them. That is me with the white shirt in the back and the sword....

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  • Extended Licenses

    October 30, 2008

    We want to introduce extended licensing to the site but want your feedback on what is fair for both a buyer and seller. I know a lot of you have had questions so we want to clarify any concerns or hear any suggestions you might have before we launch it. What are fair terms for both sides? Are there other site's EL contract that you like an...

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  • Requests for late winter/early spring content

    October 30, 2008

    Just want to throw out some ideas for potential shoots for people. Magazines are starting to work on their late winter/early spring issues. Time to think about: * Valentine's Day * St. Patrick's Day * Relationships/Sex/Romance * Seasonal Depression * Tax time * Mardi Gras * Jazz Festival * Easter Hope this helps. If people want to ad...

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  • Getty buys Jupiter

    October 23, 2008

    Talk about a whopper but not totally unexpected. While I was sitting in a presentation of "Microstock Superstars" (panel included Yuri Arcurs, Andres Rodriguez, Lee Torrens, Kelly Cline and Daryl Lang of PDN) today at...

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  • How do people go about keywording their content?

    October 22, 2008

    I'd love to hear some of the techniques and tools that contributors use to go about keywording their content. I think it will help not only Cutcaster see what mindset you are in and how you view your images but also help the buyers as they can understand better how to search. Also do people use any keywording software out there? I was just...

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  • The 12 Commandments of Keywording success according to Cutcaster

    October 20, 2008

    The 12 Commandments of Keywording success according to Cutcaster ;-) 1. You only need between five to fifteen (5-15) keywords. Twenty (20) is the highest. Better tagging means better search results, bringing in more users, which means more sales for your images at higher prices then other sites. We would rather have fewer files that have be...

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  • Is Digital Railroad closing? Say it ain't so, Joe.

    October 17, 2008

    Another bit of bad news and sorry to report. Photobusinessforum is reporting that Digital Railroad is shutting their doors. There are a slew of postings on Facebook and changes to peoples jobs...

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  • Come visit us at Picturehouse

    October 13, 2008

    Cutcaster is going to be pitching to hundreds of image buyers in NYC and the surrounding areas at Picturehouse this year on October 29th from 10am to 8pm. Here is a list of image buyers ...

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  • Speaking about Technology at PACA

    October 13, 2008

    For anyone attending the PACA conference this year, I am going to be speaking with a few others in the Industry about the role that technology will play in the future. I guess they like what we are doing with technology that they asked a former stock broker on Wall st. to speak about it ;...

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  • Search free images, free photos and free vectors at Cutcaster

    October 09, 2008

    Cutcaster is introducing a "free" section to the site and I wanted to outline a few of the details surrounding it. It is still in the early stage and I am open to anyone who wants to offer images in this section and to hear any suggestions for making it better. You will notice that you can now submit images that were not accepted by Cutcaster...

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  • Controlled Vocabulary at Cutcaster

    October 01, 2008

    Well, I am back for a moment from the Wild wild west of keyword-land and wanted to give you a quick update from the front lines. First, I want to say thank you to the contributors who have gone back in and refined their keywords to describe just what is in the images and vectors and also add the commas back in. It is a big help and your con...

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