This Week on Microstock: Flickr’s Licensing Program, Fotolia iPad App Updates and Best of July, Stockperformer Referral Program and Aperture Exporter Released

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Flickr’s New Licensing Program

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Flickr announced this last week of July their new licensing program describing it as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content.” Some photographers may have already received emails via Flickr Mail, while others can still sign up for the program. The Yahoo-owned photo sharing and storage site lists media brands like The New York Times, Reuters, Gizmodo, Monocle, and BBC among the partners, as well as Getty Images. In addition, Yahoo will also possibly showcase photos in Yahoo News and Travel, plus Tumblr.

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This announcement came out via a post on Flickr’s blog and it links out to an interesting “Marketplace” page. This marketplace could be the next big step for the Yahoo-owned photo sharing site. While Flickr is still behind Getty and 500px in terms of licensing images, this program could prove to be an influential resource for photographers to getting their work out there for the world to recognize.

As of this moment, there’s still no information what the licensing fees would be, Yahoo just told Techcrunch that the payment structure will depend on a number of factors including the type of license, type of photo, etc. To learn more about the announcement, head over to Flickr blog.

Fotolia iPad App Updates

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Since the launch of the Fotolia app for iPad back in May, the downloads and the responses has been overwhelming. This app is the only application for iPads that lets users download images directly to their Google Drive, Dropbox Folder and iPad camera roll.

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When users look for images, search results appear on a page in a mosaic format and in just one click, the user can view the image they like in high quality. The app also features an information tab that allows users to see more results from the same series, artist, or from the same keyword.

Fotolia is popularly known for its filter options and this has been integrated into the app that lets users narrow their search options. It also allows users to save their images to their own galleries or sharing them via email or through social media.

TSCHELTZOFF_Oleg_Fotolia_1024_speaker_photoOleg Tscheltzoff, CEO and co-founder of Fotolia says, “The best applications are those that are fun to use, backed with a reliable service, so that our customers know they can trust Fotolia to help turn their ideas into images, anytime, anywhere!  With an intuitive and modern design, we believe this application is as fun to use as it is useful”.

The app is compatible with iOS 7 and can be downloaded for free in the App Store.

Photos © Fotolia

Fotolia’s Best of July

This July, Fotolia stock portfolio reached the staggering number of 30 million images uploaded. With this much photos, it ensures that all Fotolia customers will now find an even greater selection of photos, vectors and video files.

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Some may be a little concerned as to finding an image among 30 million images; it’s like finding a needle in a haystack. Put all your worries away because Fotolia’s search engines equipped with filter options will guarantee a simple and efficient image search.

With this much photos, the Fotolia curators really had a hard time selecting July favourites. Take a look at the Best of July gallery and discover the best images in stock.

Stockperformer New Referral Program

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Stockperformer has been impressed by how their customers recommend Stockperformer to their friends that is why to reward their customer for their efforts, they will be launching a new Referral Program wherein with every referred friend is equals to free days in your Stockperformer account.

To know more about this Referral Program, go to your Settings page and you will see the new box “Referral Program.” Click on “Become and affiliate!” and in there you will see a detailed explanation on how you can start referring other users.

Your referred person has 30 days to sign up to Stockperformer. Once they sign up and purchase a membership your account will be immediately credited with free days. Here’s an overview of the credit earnings.

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To understand how you can get more free days, head on to Stockperformer blog.

Aperture Exporter Released

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Aperture Exporter is a Mac application that allows users of Apple Aperture to easily transfer their images and libraries to another photo manager such as the Adobe Lightroom. “With only a few options and a click of a button, Aperture Exporter re-generates your Aperture Library as a set of folders and subfolders containing your images,” the developers say.

The application enables users to retain crafted project hierarchies, keep all their metadata, export images from their albums and convert Aperture flags and color labels to keywords.  Aperture Exporter is now available on the Mac App Store for only $14.99.

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