Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cutcaster Updates


Cutcaster continues to roll out the ever lasting improvements and updates as they try to become a player in the stock photography community. Several fellow photographers I know have seen an increase in sales, but still are running small for know. I personally have not had luck with them and they remain with double goose eggs on my board. So, here is to great improvements and hopefully even better sales. Check out below what John has to say about the updates.


Somebody pinch us. Is summer over and are we really into Fall? It’s amazing how fast the days fly by and what has been accomplished in that short period of time at Cutcaster with your help. We quickly passed 300k uploads to Cutcaster in August but are in need of specific content that our buyers have requested. To see an updated list of images and illustrations that we still need and will be showcased to buyers, please click here. We are attending the PictureHouse tradeshow in New York on October 14th and need your shots to show to the hundreds of buyers who will attend this event! We are at table G4, right next to Getty, so stop by to say hello and enter to win an Amazon Kindle.
Here are a few releases you may not have noticed.
1. Our first premium collection of images was released called Crescendo. I am sure a couple of you noticed the creative firestorm it caused ;-)
2. Scaled pricing for different resolutions was introduced.
4. We increased the speed of the site and speed of search. Test it out from your last visit.
We hired a new Creative Director to help with the growing collection. Along with the review team, she will be aggressively editing the collection, building "feature lightboxes," and communicating with and recruiting new photographers. She is also helping to improve our upload method and review process in general. You can reach her at creativedirector@cutcaster.com.
If you have a personal website, you can use our links and logos here to earn 10% from buyers and 5% from sellers who you refer!
Fresh, New, and Exclusive!
From June to September, we demo'ed the site for and talked with hundreds of new buyers to introduce them to the new Corporate Buyer Accounts. We have forged personal relationships with our buyers and are responding to their suggestions on content and site mechanics.
We know many of you mass market your photos. Our buyers are also looking for exclusive content and want to find more of it at Cutcaster. Don't forget you earn 50% on exclusive content and you can set the price.
Thanks again for submitting to Cutcaster, it is your great work that makes us grow! Keep an eye out for more improvements to site speed and search in the coming weeks!
Warm Regards,
The Cutcaster team