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On-Line Photo Galleries

For the active stock photographer, placing your images on a Web-based on-line photo gallery can be a showcase for your stock photography. In some cases, it can also be an opportunity to make new photobuyer contacts and sales. The photo albums, or “malls” as they are sometimes called, range from companies that provide film printing service, to high profile sites that attract professional photobuyers.

If you are just starting out you can sign up with a free site to test the process. These sites usually limit entries to three or four dozen images. You also have to put up with boundless advertising accompanying your page. You need to be aware that professional photobuyers rarely frequent these kinds of sites.

Some on-line photo sites don’t permit extensive keywording. This would limit the ability of a photo researcher searching this site to target in on a specific image that needs to be described in several specific words. Be sure to choose a site that allows extensive captioning (photo descriptions) for each picture. You’ll find does this, but it’s expensive: $599 per year. It does not carry any advertising.

We have listed a few dozen current gallery sites that we have discovered over the past year. We’ve listed them all, but be prepared that some of them may already be out of business by now. Which brings up a second caution note for when you choose a free site. Research the stability of the site carefully, the way you need to do when choosing an Internet Service Provider. If the site is not in business in a year from now, you’ll have an uphill task to transfer the increasing numbers of your images to another site.

And finally, the site may be free and well-designed, but if it’s getting few visitors, it would not be the site for you if you’re planning on selling your stock photography. You can check whether a site gets lots of visitors, by using the (free) software,, to see the ranking that Alexa gives the site.

Two gallery sites we can recommend with confidence, are of course, our own:, and Our Folio site offers you the chance to display ample-sized photos, and is associated with our well-known website > www.photosource.comRohn Engh is the best-selling author of “Sell & ReSell Your Photos” and “” He has produced a new eBook, “How to Make the Marketable Photo.” For more info visit

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Laptops Sale

Windows Laptops versus Macbook Notebook Computers

Nearly every day the consumer is confronted
with commercials concerning the ongoing battle between Macs and Windows
laptops. Due to the latent economic environment, the consumer must be
wise and ha…

At face, the better buy would be the Windows operating system laptop.
It’s low cost and well-established user settings in Windows make it a
desirable choice. But now the argument for Windows, on the behalf of
software compatibility, has been phased out by Apple’s innovative edge.

Macs now run Windows along side of the Mac OS X platform, greatly
leveling the gap between the user’s preference of the laptop’s
capacity. Macs can be seen to surpass PCs in the myriad of software
built into their machines. Apple’s decision to have the Mac offer a
vast amount of multi-media software has led to its categorization a
“creative” tool. But with the ability to run Windows software on
laptops and notebooks and increased options for users to produce audio
and visual recordings etc., the term “creative” is hardly a limiting

In fact, it insinuates that Macs are more concerned with optimizing the
use of their notebooks rather than just selling you a product. Sure, PC
laptops can be upgraded, cameras and microphones can be attached, but
the concept of the laptop style entails user mobility. In the case of
the Mac, all of these features are included.

The optimization of use vindicates upon the sole instance that Mac
laptops provide their users with built in security. Since Macs aren’t
as vulnerable as Windows system laptops to viruses, users seldom have
to worry about the cost of repair, let alone replacing their computer.

Therein, although the Windows laptop’s low cost appears desirable, the
Mac’s cost can be thought of as an investment. And in times of a
struggling economy, we appreciate a safe investment.

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