March 10th, 2010
We’ve just rolled our a change to our website that introduces search functionality from a new microstock agency: DepositPhotos. This brings the total number of sources you can search by text on SpiderPic to 8 (after removing Stockxpert due to their shutdown by iStock). The current sources list is:
We’ve got a few more sources integrations in our pipe-line which should be available to everyone soon. Do you have a favorite microstock agency you’d like us to integrate? Let us know in the comments or contact us directly.
January 27th, 2010
Stock photo agencies have a number of parameters of how they set a price for a photo, amongst them:
- Usage license
- Number of downloads
- Subscription package
Most of the websites covered on SpiderPic work on a credit-based system, which means an image does not have an absolute dollar value for a purchase, but a relative value related to the number of credits or subscription package you choose to buy. To make it easier for you, we have decided to display the estimated lowest and the highest price marks, according to the lowest amount of purchasable credits from a specific source.
The prices do not include anything but simply the prices and/or credits shown on the image web page in the source website, multiplied by a pricing package offered on the site. It’s important to note that prices may vary according to different packages offered on the source site, and also they do not include or portray the license given on a specific source or other benefits you might receive as a buyer such as special discounts, extended licenses and other offers and services.
January 24th, 2010
After months of hard work, and a very successful private beta launch, we have decided to open our doors and make the site available for anyone to use without signing up.
If you want to use the lightbox feature you will still have to register, so we could save your pictures when you leave the site.
We are still in beta mode, so please be patient with any technological malfunctions :)
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