The thumbnail effect on successful sales

posted on 20th of june, 2009

The thumbnail size is a very important factor to consider in your microstock strategy.

If you look at your images at the thumbnail size, compared with all the others on the page, you will guess at once if your image is going to be a good seller.

It stands out? The main subject is easily recognizable? The colors are saturated and bright? Simply answering to yourself those questions may improve a lot your sales.

For more about this topic and other beginners advices on microstock, you can also read my personal blog, that I recently started at: saniphoto.blogspot.com

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Comment by Trottola on June 25, 2009

Very useful blog. I will consider this important note for my next imagines ;).

Comment by Saniphoto on June 24, 2009

Hello Eti,

thank you for your comment. You are absolutely right about using the navigator in Photoshop! I'm glad when I can learn also something, from comments as this your!

p.s. congratulations for your incredibile creative portfolio. I will add one or two of your images in my next blog post here at DT! .-)

have a nice day,

Comment by Littlemacproductions on June 24, 2009

I often work in Photoshop with the navigator to a thumbnail size. The navigator provides that first impression that a buyer has when looking at thumbnails. A very useful guide... for me anyways!

Thanks for pointing out the importance of the thumbnail!!! Your blog has many helpful hints as well.

Comment by Saniphoto on June 22, 2009

hi Kliopatra

glad this was useful, I hope you will find something useful in my microstock blog as well! .-)

Comment by Kliopatra on June 22, 2009

you know, this is a very important advice which is less discussed, it's very important also to look at your photo or design if it's on your computer screen for example from a distant before submitting to judge your work better
thanks Saniphoto

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