• You Found Us How?

    You Found Us How?

    October 11, 2013

    Sometimes strange, sometimes wonderful, always interesting keywords that people use to find Cutcaster.com! Search Term of the Moment: Server Room...

  • 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...

  • 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 simplest image search around

    February 09, 2011

    Our main goals for Cutcaster's complete overhaul were to make the user experience unbeatable compared to our peers and drastically improve how people searched for images within our image library. Balancing the complexities that go into building a highly intuitive search system with an easy to understand and simple to use search interface for t...

  • Find Picture-Perfect Photos through our Free Photo Research

    October 08, 2010

    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 re...

  • 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...

  • How are Photo Buyers using Cutcaster Images?

    March 24, 2010

    We want to hear from our photo buyers at Cutcaster and see how they are using our fantastic images in their creative projects. If you don't mind sharing with the Cutcaster community how you used the image you bought from our marketplace we would love to feature some of your work and give you a bit more free publicity. Send an email to webmaste...

  • How to Bid on Images at Cutcaster?

    How to Bid on Images at Cutcaster?

    January 19, 2010

    The first step to bidding on images and naming your price at Cutcaster is to create an account at Cutcaster under the Register page.  To bid on images and name your price you need to be a registered Cutcaster user.  It's free. Once you have selected the image you would like to bid for, yo...

  • Update to Stock Photos, Royalty Free Images and Illustrations Cutcaster still needs

    January 15, 2010

    We talk to 10-20 buyers a day and gather requests for content that they need now.  If you have photos, illustration, or vectors that fit into the categories below, we need your work!  Send in your best work and be included in lightboxes we send directly to customers!  As with all submissions we are looking for good photo...

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

    January 07, 2010

    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 li...

  • Why buying Cutcaster credits is an easy payment option?

    December 14, 2009

    Buying credits to license royalty free stock images and vector illustrations at Cutcaster gives you one more way to quickly download and license your desired files at a discount. When a user has available credits in their Cutcaster Credit account, they are able to control their budget and immediately download images or vectors from the site wi...

  • Search Update

    October 23, 2009

    We are liking the new search and it is really returning better results. Keep the feedback coming. We just released another new tweak that photo buyers, image researchers and those looking to license vector files will hopefully like and use. Filename search is functional on live. You can now search by watermark filename (which is what you get i...