• Where your Photos and Illustrations come from does Matter!

    May 16, 2014

    With the ease of Google image search, and the millions of photos and illustrations just one click away from an easy download, why should anyone pay for stock photography? The reason is simple, and important: if you purchase a stock photo or illustration, you are also buying the license to use that photo. Grab something off the internet and you...

  • Looking for a business Logo or "Mark"? Cutcaster offers new extended license to use vectors and images for your logotype

    April 24, 2013

    Introducing the Logo or "Mark" Usage Extended License. Over the last few years, we have received numerous calls from people asking to use your images as Logos which we haven't been offer until now. Today, we are happy to announce that you can now license Cutcaster royalty free vectors and images for your personal or business logos.  ...

  • Free Stock Photos, Vectors and Clipart for Commercial Usage

    Free Stock Photos, Vectors and Clipart for Commercial Usage

    April 28, 2011

    [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="rand"] In addition to becoming one of the leading online stock library for royalty free images, Cutcaster also offers free photos and free stock vectors to customers from all over the world looki...

  • Checklist for using Pictures, Images or Clipart you found online. What is royalty free?

    Checklist for using Pictures, Images or Clipart you found online. What is royalty free?

    April 26, 2011

    [caption id="attachment_3062" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Photo Checklist"][/caption] The checklist of considerations and questions below are important to think about when you found an image online and want to use it for whatever creative or editorial reason. Here is a checklist of things to ask yourself when licensing and using an...

  • Create amazing photo lightboxes for better organization and sharing

    April 15, 2011

    Here are just a few of the latest photo lightboxes that have been created using our new picture lightbox tool. Have you tried using the lightboxes to organize pictures and share them with colleagues and friends? Play the short video below to see how convenient they are. Here are a few of our newest lightboxes created by our creative team....

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  • Top 10 things Image Buyers Like about their Agency – Understanding Image Buyers in the Stock Industry

    Top 10 things Image Buyers Like about their Agency – Understanding Image Buyers in the Stock Industry

    March 01, 2011

    [caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Are you happy with your image agency?"][/caption] What features or services do image buyers like and want from photographers or stock agencies? What gets them coming back to your portfolio or...

  • How to change your photo or vector's price?

    How to change your photo or vector's price?

    February 18, 2011

    Seometrico - Software SEOr_1116090935.swf' /> This option is now available for files that were previously on the old Cutcaster. Remember you are setting the price for the medium size file and we will adjust your medium price to reflect the cost for larger or smaller file sizes. If you have problems adjusting your prices, please conta...

  • Picture Buyer Stats Released - Market Information for Online Image Users

    Picture Buyer Stats Released - Market Information for Online Image Users

    February 10, 2011

    When we decided to re-design and re-write the code for the new Cutcaster site last year, we knew we needed first to get a better idea of who was using Cutcaster, what was their process for using royalty free image libraries and how we could better serve them once we released the new site. Listening to what they told us led how we built Cutcast...

  • The Cutcaster Phoenix

    January 25, 2011

    Today, we released the new Cutcaster, your royalty free photo and stock vector marketplace. Completely re-built from the ground up with a simplified search and dramatically improved user experience. We hope you will enjoy the upgrade. Image buyers needed speed. They needed a top notch but simple to use image search. And they need grea...

  • Search Engine Tweaks

    November 01, 2010

    Happy Belated Halloween. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. We had a busy weekend at Cutcaster. First, we spent a good amount of programming time last week and this weekend making a necessary updates to our search engine and how Solr, which is used to aid search on our site, was interacting with and re-indexing our photo database. O...

  • Photo Caption Contest Winners

    October 28, 2010

    We've got the winners!  Here are our picks for TOP 3 CAPTIONS submitted to round two of our contest: 1. “The official nose-picker of the NFL!” –David Pino 2. “The hidden dangers of rhinoplasty...” –Todd Arena 3. "DIY allergy cure!" –HD Connelly Congratulations, your creativity just won you Cutcaster credit! Thanks to everyone who...

  • Funny Print Advertisements

    Funny Print Advertisements

    August 31, 2010

    If you are like us you don't like advertisements. In fact, the majority of the people really despise adverts. They can be misleading, annoying and lack creativity. But if you can use humor, wit and intelligence to get your point across that people get, then you have got yourself a winner. We know a great ad when we see one. They make you take...

  • What's the difference between JPEG, GIF and PNG files?

    June 22, 2010

    * JPEG (Joint Photographics Experts Group) – pronounced ‘jaypeg’ and you will sometimes see it shortened to just JPG. This format is ‘lossy’ in that the more you compress the image and thus reduce file size, the greater you will lose clarity and detail. JPEG graphics can render in full colour and are ideally suited to the display of photograph...

  • Find and Download Google Background Images at Cutcaster

    Find and Download Google Background Images at Cutcaster

    June 09, 2010

    [gallery orderby="rand"] So Google has changed up their website and now displays a background image on their white homepage. Want to get a great images for your Google background? Find amazing background images, photos and illustrations for ...

  • How can I use a stock photo I find online?

    June 07, 2010

    A lot of times when you find an image online that you want to use it might not be that clear what you need to do in order to legally license the image and use it for your creative project. Whether there are questions surrounding the license type, the usage, any restrictions, who the actual copyright holder is or if your usage requires a model...

  • Hot off the Press - Microstock Photography Survey Results

    June 02, 2010

    Thanks to Tyler Olsen, the fearless leader of the rowdy forum for microstockers called Microstock Group for publishing their Microstock Survey – 2009 Results. 413 market research panelist respond to the survey, giving a rel...

  • What is a comp image and does Cutcaster offer them?

    May 05, 2010

    A 'comp' (short for complimentary) is a free, low-resolution, watermarked version of Cutcasters' images. Buyers will generally download comps to evaluate an image's suitability in a particular creative project or to evaluate varying page designs. 'Comps' may also be used by photo researchers or photo buyers who are doing research or purchasing...

  • Cutcaster's stock photo license and how photos can be used

    April 07, 2010

    Here are just a few examples of how Cutcasters' stock photos and stock illustrations have been used by some of our photo buyers. Just so we are clear, Cutcaster's license covers your photo and illustration usage with regards to its use on websites, advertisements, commercials, mobile applications, invitations, set designs, multimedia presentat...