“Content is King” but “Process is Queen” for anyone working in the publishing world. At Cutcaster, we work tirelessly to understand your unique workflow so we fit seamlessly into your photo buying process and make purchasing the best content with all the rights you need easy.
Our royalty free extended licenses are a one time payment for world-wide, in perpetuity and non-exclusive rights that include multi-seat usage, licensing rights for images on products being distributed and/or sold, an unlimited print run and come with IPTC metadata embedded in each file so you have easily find it later and don’t have to re-license it.
We know that downloading photos with a credit card or site credits are not always ideal, so we offer both of these options as well as the ability to request an invoice within our corporate accounts. If you need some free photo research done, just ask and we will send you a custom lightbox with just what you’re looking for.
With summertime in full swing and the Fourth of July fireworks now just a distant memory or your most recent photo-shoot, we wanted to share our Cutcaster plans that are in full swing for expanding the amount of unique content buyers are asking and searching for at Cutcaster as well as improving the customer experience so more buyers learn about how simple and time saving Cutcaster is to use.
A few updates:
More and more creatives are discovering how easy to use and organized our Cutcaster Buyer Accounts can make their work lives. They offer the most flexible ways to pay and save buyers both money and time. The buyers accounts have been refined based on feedback we have gotten with regards to streamlining/customizing the invoicing process, creating sub-accounts and downloading comp’ed images.
The ability to buy different photo sizes at different prices is just around the corner. We have been beta testing the functionality so we can offer up to 5 different image sizes for buyers and things are on track for a release by the end of this month.
We began testing out three new Google Adwords campaigns that will be put into full swing by end of August once we get all our tracking and most appropriate keywords in place. In addition, we have continued to optimize the site and your studio pages with search engines so they come up higher in organic search results. A great way you can help us is by linking to the site and your studio from your website with a referral link or through a link exchange. You can also use the “share” button to get more views and sales. If you have a site you want to add to our list of resources, please let us know.
We have started to sell our first few Extended Licenses and are excited to offer the additional rights to our buyers to meet their needs and see the extra money that brings into the contributors. It is a real win-win. If you want to learn more about the additional rights you can purchase, check out the Extended License section of the site.
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Please double check your keywords so we have clean search results. Here is more info on keywording to help you. You can also flag files that show up in keyword search results where they shouldn’t belong by clicking on the red “x” underneath the thumbnails in the search window. This really helps us.
Thanks again and please be in touch with any feedback or questions you may have. We look forward to a productive summer and busy Fall with all of you.
Your Cutcaster Team
Sorry for the slight delay in the reviewing of images over the last week. We are in the process of doing a bit of spring cleaning in our database and removing some of the older images that weren’t selling and re-keywording some of your images. That two pronged effort to clean up the database and some of the files keywords have taken some of the attention of our awesome reviewers off of the pending que and that is some of the cause of why the reviews may be slightly slower over the last week. Also if your files were smaller than 1600×1200 pixels then they were removed from the system because they didn’t meet the minimum file size that we maintain at Cutcaster.
On the other hand we have been getting a record number of uploads for Cutcaster which is great for our images buyers. We are all working overtime to make sure that the images and vectors are placed into the marketplace as quickly as possible and apologize for any delays. We also want to make sure we have the highest possible quality as well as best keyworded files so buyer don’t waste time looking around Cutcaster. This is a huge step forward for everyone. Keep the content coming and we will make sure it is available as soon as possible. Thanks again for your support.