How To Sell Photos Online As Microstock
Selling Images Online in 3 Easy Steps
Download and install ProStockMaster. Next, open an account at Lightburner.com. All Lightburner accounts come with 30-dyas free trial. You will be redirected to Paypal web site in order to complete the subscription, but there is NO CHARGE in the first 30 days and you can cancel at any moment.
Lightburner.com works along PSM desktop software, helping you to save time and traffic costs by uploading images only once to be distributed to all the destinations.
Define your stock photography agencies and other distribution channels with your Lightburner account. You can use predefined settings or define your private photography sales channels. Consult with Lightburner info how to do that. Note that you can configure any channel for automatic distribution, so once an image is uploaded to your account with PSM or with a SFTP client it will be sent there.
We recommend you opening a submitter’s account at every photo stock agency listed with Lightburner. You simply can sell more!
Once your Lightburner account is all set up, let PSM know your Lightburner credentials. Add your Lightburner username & password to PSM – use “Tools->Lightburner account” menu.
In the main application window select an image, a set of images or a folder to be uploaded. Now add keywords, title and description. Use “Suggest!” button to get more relevant keywords. Note that with the built-in multilingual translation you can add keywords in 40+ languages!
Upload selected files: review the upload queues and hit “Yes” button.
That’s all, you are done! The images will go now to your Lightburner account. Assuming you have set up everything there for the automatic distribution you will see your images in all selected agencies within 24 hours or less. Typically you will have to visit agencies web sites and complete your submission by adding categories and model releases.
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Select images, add and modify keywords and other image’ metadata