If you’re on the lookout for stock photography on the web, you certainly have plenty of options. Over the last few years, microstock sites have been popping up all over. But one thing that sets Photocase apart from most competitors is that while they pride themselves on the simplicity of microstock (low prices, royalty-free licenses, easy to use), they push the creativity and ideas with their photos. You’re not likely to find the typical group of racially mixed business people sitting around a conference room table at Photocase.
I’d like to take the time to welcome Photocase as a banner sponsor to The Graphic Mac. I must admit that until they approached me, I had never heard of them. But after exploring the site for a while, I like what I saw and bookmarked them for future use.
First, they make purchasing images easy. Photocase uses a credit-based purchasing system, and offers most features you would expect to find on a stock photography site; such as lightboxes and image searching. You can also upload and sell your own photos if you wish.
But the one thing I really loved about the site is that it loads fast. When I searched for “sky,” I was quickly greeted with a page full of thumbnails, with over 800 more pages to look through if I chose to do so. Fortunately, I quickly found a nice image to use before I finished looking through page three, made easier by the larger preview images you get when you roll over the images with your mouse. Flipping through pages was speedy, a fact I appreciate when I’m busy and in need of a photo quickly.
If you’re searching for new stock photography resources, be sure to give Photocase a try.