Analysis and tracking tools
I use several stock photography tools to keep track of my uploads to stock photo sites and the sales I make there. I have chosen for Stock Performer to do the analytics and Stocksubmitter to take care of the upload and keywording process.
Tools for stock photographers
Stock Performer – analysis tool
As a photographer who sells her images and footage on stock sites I find it very handy to have a tool which gives me an instant insight in my sales. One of the stock photography tools I have been using for quite a number of years now is called Stock Performer. The installation of the tool is simple as it is delivered as a browser extension, so you do not need to install any software on your computer. It works in the background. It collects new data every hour as long as the extension is active, otherwise you can start collecting data from your stock sites as soon as you open the extension. You can track data like overall sales or sales per agency and even per image. You can also compare your sales to previous years and it will show you how well you are doing compared to other users of Stock Performer. The extension comes in a standard and a pro version, respectively called Sparrow and Eagle. You can try Stock Performer for free for 30 days.
Stocksubmitter – upload tool
To keyword and upload my photos to stock sites I use a handy tool called Stocksubmitter. This smart piece of software has recently been expanded with the Microstock Plus tool, an online service to upload and submit your photos and videos and keep track of the approval process with your agencies. In time this tool tool is likely to replace the Stocksubmitter software. The new tool has some additional features like live tracking of the approval process and analytics as well as a trend prediction service.
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