Category Archives: Referals

Refer photographers and buyers to cutcaster

Share this Button leads to more views and sales

Hey! Are you on Facebook, Myspace, Digg etc. as much as we are?!?!?! Social media is amazing and you should take advantage of it by showing the world your wonderful works of art! And you can do that so simply by going to the media details page of whatever image you want to show and simply….

1-Click “Share”
2-Choose whatever social media site you have an account for and want to use.
3-Fill out the details (description and text)
4-Share with the world!

You really should take advantage of this because isn’t most of this industry all about networking?!?! Share your work today and let potential customers remember your name!

Add a link to our Photography Resource Page and get traffic back to your photo site

We are creating a large directory to help out visitors find the best photography related resources on the internet. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact us to request a link.

To have your link added to our links page, you will have to provide a link back to our site:

The link must use the anchor text “Royalty Free Stock Photos”.

To submit your site, email us at webmaster AT cutcaster DOT com:

1) Your site’s title

2) URL

3) Short description

4) Exact reciprocal link location i.e. the page you are adding our link to

“Share” Button leads to more views and sales

Hey! Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Digg etc.??? Social media can be an amazing tool for gaining more distribution and getting more eyeballs on your content. You should take advantage of these simple to use tools and show the world your wonderful works of art!

How can you do this?

Go to the any media details page of images that you like or want to share on the web. There is a “Share” button on the right hand side of any media details page. Try it:

1-Click “Share”
2-Choose whatever social media site you have an account for and want to use.
3-Fill out the details (description and text)
4-Attract new viewers and buyers to your account!




These tools are important to use and test to see how you can better promote your work. We have noticed increases in views and sales from people who use this tool.

Top sites to send your work to include:
Google Bookmarks
Yahoo Bookmarks

How to add your Cutcaster studio to Google?

Share your place on the net with Major search engines and get more views.
Adding your Cutcaster studio link to major search engines is really simple and really effective to get more exposure. Here is a link to my, John Griffin’s Cutcaster studio page i.e.

See the last paragraph under the bottom of the “About me” section. That is where your public link can be found. To submit your Cutcaster studio to Google, you can follow this link. Or you can copy and paste this link into your browser as well,

If you have problems, let me know.

The Importance of Public Lightboxes, How to Promote Them and How to Make Them….

We have recently been noticing an increasing click through rate on our existing Public Lightboxes here at Cutcaster. This also shows us that buyers are going directly to the Lightboxes area to do their searching. So how can you help them.

A lightbox refers to a folder used on stock photography websites that allows a user to organize digital photos. Photos can be assigned to a public Lightbox by subject, for later convenience, or used to compile unrelated photos for a specific project layout. Lightboxes also allow graphic designers to show clients options for a project in one simple uncluttered folder.

At Cutcaster, you can make Lightboxes with from your own work or you can take a variety of contributor’s work and make a mixed Lightbox. We suggest using as many different contributors’ photos as well as your own in the Lightboxes you create. It is all about creating the best and most diverse Lightboxes from a wide array of contributor’s work.

Lightboxes are a way to showcase, share and promote your work and the work of others. This makes is easier for a buyers to find what they are looking for right away, by simply clicking on a Lightboxes that specifies what they are searching for.

Lightboxes can be emailed to a friend or colleague who may be searching for something specific. To e-mail a Lightboxes you simply go into your Lightboxes and choose the little envelope next to the Lightboxes you would like to send to a friend.

Now, I know what your thinking….how the heck to do I make one. So without further delay… is the ‘How To’ on creating Lightboxes at Cutcaster:

First log into your account. In the upper right-hand corner of your screen you will see “My Lightboxes” – click on that.

Now, simply click on ‘Create New Lightboxes’ – this should be about mid-screen for you to click on.

This brings you to the Create New Lightbox section. Here you want to name your Lightbox, being as specific as you can such as: “Music – Piano’s” or “Woman – Smiling.” Seasonal or holiday Lightboxes are great too! You just fill in the information ‘Lightbox Name’, ‘Description’ and ‘Keywords’. Please be sure to use only relevant keywords and no spamming your Lightboxes! Then you just click ‘Submit’. Buyers will search for Lightboxes using keywords so they have to be accurate.

Once you click on the submit button, you now need to make the Lightbox ‘Public’. To do this, click on your ‘Lightboxes’ tab and choose which Lightbox you would like to make public by clicking on the pencil icon under manage. Then under ‘Sharing:’ – choose Public.

Now all that is left is to put some pictures relevant to topic or concept into the Lightbox. You can do this by choosing your own pictures from your portfolio or you can do a keyword search and add several different contributors’ photos, as well as your own, by simply clicking on the folder with a plus sign under the photo. Clicking on the folder with a plus sign with give you a pop-up that will allow you to choose to add it to an existing Lightbox or a new Lightbox.

Let us know what you think and looking forward to seeing your Lightboxes. If you have one that you are particularly proud of let us know and we will link to it from the homepage.