How Stocksy Came to Life

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I was traveling much of yesterday so I kind of missed the whole excitement of the launch of Stocksy, a new co-op stock photography site. If you haven’t heard much about Stocksy, do a quick google search and it’ll certainly peak your interest if you are a photographer. How did it come about? Read it here, straight from the man himself, Bruce Livingstone.

Here’s a review of Stocksy by Stock Photo Secrets, which uses my profile as an example in their article and links straight to my Stocksy portfolio. Cool. =) Thank you!

Bye Bye Instagram, Hello Something New.

As you might have heard by now, Instagram is changing its terms so that it can sell your photos as stock imagery to anyone it wants without owing you a dime. You have until Jan 16th to delete your account, if you don’t you are automatically opted in. Hmmm, looks like Facebook has gotten a little greedy after buying Instagram for a cool billion dollars. Now it’s trying to get all that money back. With over a billion photos on Instagram, if they sold each image once, they would get all that money back and more. This would make Instagram the largest stock photography company in the world without any compensation to their users/photographers. That means, I’ll be deleting my account by the 16th of January.

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Worry not, there’s an alternative app. It’s Flickr’s new app that they just launched.

Yahoo, jumping in to fill a void left by Instagram, is updating its Flickr iPhone app with numerous photo filters — among them a way to export pictures to Twitter.

Marissa Mayer‘s company announced a major update for its Flickr iPhone app Wednesday. The layout for the revised iPhone version of Flickr looks very much like Instagram with a dose of Pinterest thrown in.

The app features a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen complete with a section that shows users the photos their friends have been sharing. In the middle of the navigation bar is a camera button users  can press to take a shot.

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Once you take a photo, you can edit it various ways and apply one of 16 photo filters. Afterward, you can share it on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr or through email.

Additionally, you can click on a globe icon in the navigation bar to be taken to Flickr’s “Explore” page. That section shows pictures being shared all around Flickr and displays them in a very Pinterest-like manner.

The updated Flickr app comes a week after Instagram announced it would no longer make its photos visible on Twitter. Instead, Instagram will only let users send out tweets with links to pictures that direct users back to Instagram.com.

This week Twitter also jumped on the photo-filter bandwagon and released a mobile update that brings photo filters to its iPhone and Android apps.

—via Salvador Rodriguez of LA Times.

Then there’s also another app called Tadaa.