StockPodium is a stock images marketplace, that makes searching for stock images easy and fast by using intuitive filters and advanced visual similarity technology.
Creative thinking visualizes ideas in images. In our daily life we often use visual similarity to describe what we like or dislike and to identify people, places and events. Our goal is to shorten the time and the efforts for finding quality stock images with clear copy rights and on good price. The model is popular as microstock image agencies, that operate via the web – iStockPhoto, Fotolia, Dreamstime to mention some.
One of the biggest advantages of StockPodium is that it allows images to be searched not only by key words but also using technology called visual similarity – image recognition technology that discovers similarity in color and shape. We think this is very handy way to search for images as photographers that sale images as well as image buyers have difficult time key-wording images that sometimes have abstract content. There are several ways to use the visual search: uploading a picture from your computer, submitting url or simply using one of the image results in a native key word search query. Further more, we offer advanced filter options to narrow and refine search results (color matching, image format, licensed usage, etc.) The users has available a vast collection of quality images and power tools to pick the right picture in a more intelligent and timely fashion.
Visual similarity search dramatically improves user experience and saves time. You do not have to browse through hundreds of pages of search results. It’s simply a matter of a couple clicks to find proper images using the visual similarity tools.
StockPodium’s second advantage is aggregation – in our search results we combine images from the leading microstock agencies:Dreamstime, Fotolia, 123RF, StockXpert and FeaturePics. This dramatically saves time for our users as they are not supposed to visit all this websites to find the best mach picture.
The mixture of visual search tools, aggregated content and friendly UI makes StockPodum attractive to adopted and used by our primary target – small and middle size creative agencies, bloggers, freelancers and news agencies
The digital photography phenomenon changed the stock image market irreversibly. Stock images used to be expensive. Image agencies were too selective on choosing photo contributors. The old model is now gone enabling you to receive great quality picture for less. It’s easier than ever to contribute and monetize your digital photo collections. We want to take advantage of that new move and bring it one step further by rethinking the way people search for stock images.