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Find Picture-Perfect Photos through our Free Photo Research

At Cutcaster, we know it’s tough to give up control of the creative process, but we also know how busy your life is.  That’s why we’ve developed a way to reconcile your exacting standards with your crammed schedule.  Pass your creative brief of research list onto our experienced creative research team and we will turn your words into picture-perfect photos.

Let us be your extra set of eyes. We know our collection and our contributors better than anyone, and we will work tirelessly to deliver the useful and striking images you’re looking for. If we have it, we will find it for you.  Our researchers are more than happy to integrate into your team environment or unique work process. Let’s brainstorm together and uncover eye-popping imagery for your brief.

Save time and money by leveraging Cutcaster to assist you in finding your next image.

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How to Download a Comp Image

Can I download a comp of any Cutcaster file?

Of course. Once you register for a free account, you can download a completely free watermarked comp of any Cutcaster photo, illustration, or vector file. Comps cannot be used in your final product.

To download a comp:

From the media details page of the image you would like to download a comp from, you will see a yellow box titled ‘Download Comp.’ (See letter (B) in the below layout.)

How to download a free watermarked comp photo or illustrations

View of Photo Details Page

After clicking on the ‘Download Comp’ (B) button, a pop up called the ‘Download Organizer’ (C) will appear.  The Download Organizer allows you to record a personal note and project information about the download.

Step by step instructions for downloading a free watermarked comp image or illustrations

Comp Photo Download Organizer

If you decide not to add any notes or additional information to your download, just click the ‘Submit’ button to begin your photo download.  The comp will save to your computer’s desktop.

To be able to use the comp image in final layouts and designs, you must first purchase the file from Cutcaster, so keep track of the URL or Media ID number associated with the download comp.

If you have a free corporate account you can request an invoice for your comp download by clicking on the link below the ‘Download Comp’ button that says ‘Go to Download Manager.’

Request a license invoice for your photo download comp

Request an invoice for your photo comp

This takes you to your Corporate Download Manager, where you can request an invoice.

Corporate Photo Download Manager- Request an invoice

Request an invoice from the Download Manager Page

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Finding Great Photos for your Blog or Website

In our first article on how to find good, affordable photos for your website or blog, we discussed how Cutcaster was a great image library that could save you money when using images to promote your website or blog.

Now your asking yourself where can you find images or illustrations that will maximize your website or blog’s visual appeal? Ever wonder where the bloggers get images that won’t break the bank? With a huge selection of affordable, high-quality images, Cutcaster is extremely popular with professional and casual bloggers who need great-looking, low-cost photos to engage their readers. You want the peace of mind of knowing that the images you use are free of intellectual property or copyright entanglements, and Cutcaster can give you these safe images quickly and economically. Images start at less than a dollar and you don’t even need to register to buy images from us.

As an added bonus, bloggers who want to join Cutcaster can enroll in our Referral Program, which is free to join and earns bloggers extra cash for referring photo buyers and photographers to Cutcaster. With just a few good referrals, the images and referral links will earn you enough money every month to pay for all your image needs. See how the referral program works here.

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Images for profile pages, websites and blogs

In our first article on where to find high resolution, affordable photos for your website or blog, we showed how Cutcaster provides a great image library,  saving you money when purchasing photos and vectors to promote your website or blog.

Want to download a great graphic or image for your Twitter page, Myspace profile background, StumbleUpon site, website, personal or business blog or WordPress blog that won’t cost you an arm and a leg but will add a level of uniqueness or professionalism to your online presence. Just visit Cutcaster, do a keyword search for the image you are interested in downloading and check out the variety of images you can choose from for under a couple of dollars. Search and find affordable images and graphics for every major holiday or everyday event that just needs an image to tell a story. Get awesome graphics for birthdays, holiday celebrations, expressions, daily fun, personal friendships, love themes, religion and spirituality, encouragement, family, etc. Any of the photos and graphics you will find at Cutcaster will go great on your Twitter, Myspace, Friendster, hi5, Xanga, Piczo, Orkut, Tagged, TagWorld, or your personal blog. Download and add some creative flare to your online presence. Enjoy!

To download any graphics or images from Cutcaster, you do not need to register for an account and simply need to search for an image, add it to your cart and then checkout with any major credit card. In addition Cutcaster offers site credits that can be used to download images and illustrations from the site at discounts.

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3 Simple Reasons to Search Cutcaster’s Photo Library

First Class Photos.

Tap into a wide-ranging collection of editor-reviewed imagery, including professionally shot and user-generated photos, vectors and illustrations. Cutcaster adds thousands of pictures and clipart each day.

More bang for your buck

Our flexible buying options stretch your budget as far as your creative imagination. You’ll get flexible payment plans, discount codes for purchasing photo credits and broad legal protection against copyright claims.  Keep enjoying Cutcaster’s popular feature that allows you to do transactions by credit card without forcing you to buy credits in advance. For those of you who like the price savings of buying with credits, we will offer smaller packages of credits for your convenience.

Cutcaster makes it easy

You’re hands are tied enough with deadlines and budget constraints. Our plans are simple to understand and our site is easy to use. Just buy and use. We built a streamlined site with one hell of a search engine that puts all the images you want right at your fingertips – anytime of the day.

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Stunning Digital Art and Manipulation

Check out these 35 awesome examples of Digital Art and Manipulation. Noupe Design Blog put them together and we can’t get over how amazing each one of these artworks turned out.

These designers rock. We posted one of the pics here but there are 35 amazing digital artworks that you can check out by clicking on the link.   Please share your comments with us!

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Join Cutcaster at Facebook

Have you joined the hundreds of Cutcaster fans on Facebook? Our Facebook page is a lively community of submitters and buyers who post timely articles and their latest Cutcaster images. We constantly search the Internet to find helpful design links and design tools to help inspire your creativity which we want to share with the Cutcaster Facebook community. Members are always sharing helpful advice if you need it. Each day we will keep our fans up to date with tips and news about industry events.

To join, just click on the Like button at the top of the page.

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If you’re already a fan, why not stop by and leave a post on our Wall? While you’re there, recommend a friend — click the “Suggest to Friends” link in the left-hand column.

Thanks for showing your pride in Cutcaster and for helping us spread the word.

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Get Great Photos for e-Learning Courses, Software and Presentations

Do you ever need eLearning backgrounds, blank promotional signs or people photos for your courses?

Lately, our creative director and review team have been creating Cutcaster lightboxes full of unique photos and clipart specifically for the e-learning community. Think of e-learning as internet-enabled learning that encompasses training, education, just-in-time information, and communications. Cutcaster photos are perfect for creating eLearning simulations, PowerPoint course templates or building other engaging instructional design courses where you need great backgrounds or real looking people.

The elearning images provide simple, clean designs at an affordable price and are fully customizable. Use the images and clipart over and over in multiple courses. Even use them on other websites and presentations as well.

Purchase graphics, clipart and photos for e-learning at Cutcaster today.

Collection of lightboxes with hundreds of images to choose from.

Business Teams

Objects Signs

Health Hospitals and Doctors’ Offices

Elearning Concepts Promotional

Elearning Home Exteriors

Office Interiors

Retail Stores

World Landmarks for Elearning courses

Back to School Photos for Elearning

Architecture Interiors

Architecture Office Buildings

Illustrations Web Buttons & Icons

Objects Blank signs

Architecture Urban Decay

We have additional elearning photos which inslcude call center employee pictures, Phone Person Pictures, People Phone Photos, Business Women Using Headset.

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Expected Trends in Conceptual Stock Images

We all wonder what to shoot next. Some have it down to a science and do a ton of research. Some just shoot and hope to get lucky and grab that perfect shot. Determining what the next trend will be is never easy but Soren Breiting at www.stockphotonews.com did a great writeup on the expected trends in conceptual images that we wanted to share with our Cutcaster community.

The below is a snippet of his findings:

As the financial crisis continues with negative implications for many consumers around the world, photographers can speculate over what that will mean for the demand and use of pictures.

Here are some possible trends to watch and shoot:

The growing complexity of the world and daily life of people might impose a trend to concentrate on the not so complicated sides of life. We know that the quest for amusement is often increased under times of depression. Visits to cinemas, restaurants, entertainment and other easy going activities might become more popular. So be prepared with fresh picture material of such situations.

Happy family life might also be a focus point, despite the effects of unemployment and the economic downturn that try to counteract it.

The ‘myself in focus’ trend might be further strengthened with focus on media success and the like as some of the concrete outcomes. The increased use of social media is an obvious indication.

Soren mentioned the potential to take portraits especially effective for the ‘face in social media’. – This is about how to stand out, and how to look with credibility.

With the flood of books on personal development and the self-help industry we have another important trend worth while to be aware of. The ever growing industry of alternative treatment – a rather depressing sign from the point of view of rationality and scientific justification – but a trend that you can profit from with pictures.  And herbs of all kinds seem to possess an over-natural potential to cure and help people.

The growing number and ratio of senior citizens has been in focus for a long time but as some countries have had to reduce their public spending on health-care, pensions and social services we might expect further demand on the positive as well as the negative sides of becoming older.

Finally Soren mentions the growing acceptance of the shift in psychology and therapy to the mantra of positive emotions and positive psychology. Surely this will be a field that will grow in demand for illustration and publications in the future.

The more you can combine some of these trends the more successful you might be on the marketplace as an image
provider or publisher.

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Cutcaster Highlights July 2010

Summer is here, you need some extra cash,

Send us new content or referrals, we’ll earn you money in a flash…

Want to see the content Cutcaster needs and photo buyers are requesting? We can help you upload and submit any content to free up your time, if you email us at upload@cutcaster.com.

In addition, use our referral program by adding a Cutcaster banner to your website or blog or adding a link to your email signature and get paid a percentage of all sales

Learn more here.

We have been busy modifying our search engine so it helps you quickly locate the perfect image within our diverse library of royalty-free photos and illustrations. Get search results fast without a lot of scrolling.

Compare Cutcaster image prices, sizes, and discounts and you’ll see Cutcaster is among the most affordable agencies in the business. With our diverse collection, you’ll find images for virtually any project at any budget, with images from under $1.

Sign in to Cutcaster and see how easy we’ve made it to search, purchase credits, and download great images!  Use this coupon for 20% off your next purchase through the end of July.

Coupon Code – July20off

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