Archive for June, 2011

So Matt over at NiltoMil posted this interesting article about Google’s new image search. Since I’ve used the TinEye image search in the past, I was intrigued. I know Google usually operates under the guidelines of “Go Big or Go Home” and that their stuff is usually very amazing.

I was not prepared for what I encountered by searching for my stock images. It absolutely blew me away, and I’m not even anywhere close to a major player in the world of stock photos.

I spent waaaay too much time doing searches, and I found some of my pictures on some blogs. There were some that were used on the home page of different companies. Some were on menus for restaurants. Some were used by major corporations.

Teacup at istock

My clamp and toy house at istock


Of all the images I found, I think this one in particular was the most exciting one to me.

magnifying glass over a toy house

Yes, that’s right. Dave Ramsey bought one of my images.

Thank you, Google. And thank you, Matt, for your article!

Updated Tutorials

June 18, 2011

Yesterday I said:

I’ll be updating the help pages for creating an account and for creating a registry over the weekend.

Well, not only are those tutorials updated, I added one about how to order an image package.

Shopping cart update

June 17, 2011

I love getting new things, especially when those new things work really well, and they help others. The latest update to my shopping cart is such a thing.

I’ve been using a product called PhotoCart for a while now, and it’s been great. I’m very happy with it. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the developer was having an open beta test. I thought, why not?

So I installed one of the beta versions, and everything just worked flawlessly. I didn’t lose any galleries, accounts, settings, favorites or shopping carts. There were places where additional customizations could be done, so I tweaked a few things here and there.

The final version was released this week, and it’s been running fine on this site for a day or so now. If you haven’t checked out the cart in a while, I encourage you to do so. It’s got a whole different look and feel to it.

I’ll be updating the help pages for creating an account and for creating a registry over the weekend.

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