Depositphotos is one of the fastest growing microstock photography websites in the world and has a library spanning over 13 Million+ Photos to date. Founded in 2009 with their headquarters located in Florida, Depositphotos serves customers in more than 192 countries and gives them support in 14 different languages. Now that is quality service don’t you think? The reason for today’s articles is to bring you up to speed with some changes and updates at Depositphotos in 2012.
As most of you know a lot of companies had great financial years and saw their customer bases more than double or triple depending on the industry. Depositphotos was part of the fast growing market of 2012 and set quite a few records for themselves snatching up the fastest growing microstock agency title too. With a quality leadership in place, they worked hard at what they believed in(Stock photos) and started to set themselves apart from the rest of the competition. Obviously Depositphotos doesn’t only facilitate photos, they have a wide ranging library of vector images and art as well as video available too. Their stock files prices is very competitive with all the other stock agencies around the world and their quality is superb.
Now with that said, I would like to give you some brief points to what the mass changes and milestones were at Depositphotos in 2012.
1. New File Uploader with Drag and Drop Functionality
Depositphotos updated their File uploader to improve functionality for faster file uploads and client convenience. Drag and drop technology is taken over file uploaders all over the show, making it faster to get your files into the uploader and therefore uploaded in the end. With the new uploader Depositphotos also encourages the uploading of videos so that the video library can also start growing to new heights.
Whilst depositphotos still support the FTP file uploading platform for large amounts of files. The new drag and drop uploader will do what you need for the occasional 15 photo or video uploads.
2. Makes Contributor Examinations more convenient
Stock photographers are aware that you usually have to pass an examination in order to become a contributor on a stock photography website. Sometimes contributors refrain from going on with the next step as they feel the examination submission process was far to complicated to complete. Depositphotos listened to their contributors and made some major changes to their examination submission system and made it super easy for users to complete.
It breaks down the submission phase for you and shows you exactly what you need to submit in order to be approved for your work. The system is so simple and convenient that a lot of new contributors have thanked them for the ease of use. It’s truly a great system for making sure the contributors’ work is up to scratch.
3. Doubles stock library to over 11 Million stock photos
At the end of 2012 Depositphotos surpassed their goal of doubling their stock image library. Ending the previous year on a high of Five million stocks, they more than doubled their library bringing the total to just over 11 million stock photos at the end of 2012. This helped them in ending their year on a high. In 2012 the Depositphotos team saw more than 150,000 stock images uploaded to the library weekly, thus helping them add 6 Million stocks to their library in 2012 with a 140% increase in total.
4. Sets record for adding One Million stock photos in under two months
Between December 2012 and February 2013, Depositphotos saw another record come forward with over One million stock photos being added in just under two months. This was a great achievement for the start of 2013 and aligned Depositphotos to start off the year on a great note. With growth starting in early 2013, this has setup Depositphotos to tackle 2013 and break some more of their records and achieve their big milestones.
As you can see, Depositphotos had a great year in 2012 and we wish them all the best in 2013. We will be following them closely as the year goes by and will be sure to update you if there is significant changes or releases on the Depositphotos side of things.
As for now, be sure to visit www.depositphotos.com and check out their wide array of stock footage available.