Checking if and where your images have been on used is probably the biggest addiction and satisfaction for the microstock photographer (ok, after checking your earnings balance ;) And since the reverse Google image search is the go to place for this, I found a great extension for people who use the Safari browser. It’s called Backtrack. After you install it in Safari, right-click on any image in your portfolio and select “Google this image”. It will take you directly to the image search results.... continue reading
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Recently Dreamstime released their long awaited Wordpress plugin and I eagerly installed this to a couple of my main blogs to try it out. It did not dissapoint!If you are running a Wordpress blog or web site, here are the reasons why you need to install and use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin.1. You can with minimum effort add your own Dreamstime photos to your blog posts and pages. This is of course for free and of course without water marks. This has been a hazzel before since it has not... continue reading
sometimes DT refused my photos saying that the quality was low, because of camera quality lenses.In fact, the photos were taken with a compact camera.these photo was taken during a concert of an italian singer.first time dt refused it.I have not lost hope and I used a plugin to remove noise (topaz denoise) and another plugin to improve quality: Topazdejpeg.sometimes i used it also to improve photos made with cell phoneIf you have found this article useful click on the button useful on... continue reading
Portraiture is a Photoshop, Lightroom and Apertureplugin that eliminates the tedious manual labor of selective masking and pixel-by- pixel treatments to help you achieve excellence in portrait retouching. It intelligently smoothens and removes imperfections while preserving skin texture and other important portrait details such as hair, eyebrows, eyelashes etc.Portraiture features a powerful masking tool that enables selective smoothening only in the skin tone areas of the image. What makes... continue reading
After my last trip to Costa rica I realized that I had lost close to 2000 shots due to my ISO setting causing noise. Since I have been home I have tried quite a few noise reduction solutions. So here they are.All photoshop plugins that work on cs4 extendedNoise Ninja- worked for minor color caused noise when i didnt white balance but thats it.Topaz Denoise- Worked amazingly for dark shots and is the best of the groupDFine 2.0- It worked ok for day shots but for night shots it was horrid... continue reading
I found this awesome free utility on the web , TinEyeit can found your images on internet using their web crawler.the uses are endless:you can know where your photo is and if someone stole it for example...I tried it with some Dreamstime pictures and it works!!You can use the utility directly on their home page after signing up or download the plugin for Firefox or Internet Explorer.If someone wanted to know where their pictures are used, now they can, Great!!! continue reading
I found an interesting post on editing file .ico with photoshop.There is a free plugin that gives you this ability. So you can give to your webmaster the favicon.ico for his website!Read here for more info and download:http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/icoformat/trunk/dist/README.html continue reading
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