06 Jun 2010 This Month in Microstock – May 2010
The microstock market saw the majority of action in third-party services this May. Some interesting moves and plenty of money being spent.
Pixamba Relaunches as Media Management Service
David Mail, creator of the original microstock upload software, ProStockMaster, re-launched his short-lived microstock agency, Pixamba, as an image management service for stock photo buyers. The service allows individuals and organizations to manage the photos and illustrations they license in a managed and totally online service.
Getty Images, with the support of Corbis and Shutterstock, launched StockPhotoRights.com – a website designed to help education stock photo buyers about their rights and responsibilities when licensing stock photos.
Veer Dash for Cash
The latest in a series of contributor incentives, the Veer Dash for Cash launched and will continue until the end of June.
LookStat Analytics Live
The extra analytics services that LookStat previewed last month are now live as part of the LookStat service for all users. The pricing announced at the beta launch will go into effect shortly, though existing members will retain their collections and will stay on the free plan until they choose to upgrade.
Users of iSyndica can now import their earnings data from unsupported microstock agencies with the CSV files downloaded from the agencies. Additionally, a new top tier service level has been added with 1TB storage capacity.
Alamy Reduced File Size Requiments
In a move welcome by most contributors and signifying the times of electronic dominance in the publishing space, Alamy reduced their minimum file size requirement from 48mb (uncompressed) to 24mb.