Bloggers, you don't have to steal from Google...
Yep, bloggers - “You don’t have to steal from Google anymore.” (quoting from our member Sara Holt here). Many talented creators like Sara produce awesome works, but it’s been a sad reality that many of their works have been ripped off the internet, whether via search engines or their online portfolios. “Imgembed allows artists to make a little money from their...
Your photos with your name, on Google Images
Did you know: All images uploaded to Imgembed appear with attribution to creators on Google Images? Start protecting your images today -http://imgembed.com
Importing from Picasa
imgembed: It is now possible to import your photos from Picasa as well as sign up directly for an account with your Picasa account. To do so, click on the upload images button on the top right corner of the screen and scroll down till you see the Picasa icon.
Create zoom-ins and add notes on your image
We have just added these new features to The Creative Finder. Please take note of the following when you log in to your account next time. 1. Set image as cover This may not be a new feature but I am sure not many of you have noticed it. You can actually select a portion of an image and make it the cover image of your gallery. While the gallery covers are not visible to others, they can help you...
Drag and drop image files
In this newest feature of ‘uploading made easier’, you are now able to drag and drop image files from your computer or thumbdrive directly to your portfolio on The Creative Finder. Even better is that you can drag and drop multiple files at once. Why don’t you try it now?
Import images from your Instagram account
So far this year, we have made updating your portfolios much simpler by allowing you to import your artworks from your social network accounts - Flickr and Facebook. For those of you who are so used to using Instagram, you can now select images from your Instagram accounts and import them to your portfolios. Try out this new feature now and feel free to email us to share your feedback.
Import images from your Facebook account
Just last week, we have introduced a feature that enables you to import artworks/ images from your Flickr account to your portfolio on The Creative Finder. Now, we have extended the ‘importing photo feature’ to your Facebook account. Do take note of this feature especially if you have all your artworks already uploaded to your Facebook account.
Import images from Flickr
Here comes the first update - one of the many to come - to The Creative Finder in 2013. Now, you can import images from your Flickr account to your portfolio on The Creative Finder. Simply log in to your account and find the ‘Upload via Flickr’ option/ logo when you are uploading your images.
Black Friday Special on The Creative Finder
This Black Friday, save 30% when you upgrade or renew your portfolio. Simply use the following promo code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ before 27th November 2012. http://thecreativefinder.com/connect/blackfriday/TCF_BlackFriday.html
The Creative Finder Gets Enhanced Features
To help you navigate the site more efficiently, we’ve improved The Creative Finder. In this update, you would be able to maximize the efficiency of the site, its search function and other various features. MORE CREATIVE WORKS DISPLAYED As a massive amount of content gets uploaded to The Creative Finder on a daily basis, we have reduced the three columns on the homepage to two columns—so that...
Specify the languages you communicate in
We have added yet another feature to further improve The Creative Finder. Now, you are able to specify the languages that you are proficient in. This helps improve the search when potential clients are looking for someone who fit their language criteria. You’ll be prompted to add the languages you communicate in once you log in to your account or you can also do so by going to your...
Olympic Photographers, Email Us To Get A Free...
In line with the ongoing London Olympics 2012, The Creative Finder is offering a free one-year supersized account valued at US$149/year to all Olympic photographers. To qualify for the free one-year supersized account, your portfolio must consist of at least 10 photographs taken at the Olympics this year. In addition, you’ll also stand a chance to win an opportunity to be featured on our...
'Faves Gallery' page on The Creative Finder
Have you checked out the latest ‘Faves Gallery’ page we’ve just launched on The Creative Finder? Yes, you can start using it if you already have signed up as a creative professional or a finder. With this page, you can ‘like’, follow and comment on others’ artworks, and message other members on The Creative Finder. Basically, the ‘Faves Gallery’...
Remember our recent post regarding the image embedding feature? Bloggers and individuals who wish to share your portfolio images on their blogs or sites can copy the embed links which are found under all your portfolio images. We have also included the embed button on every image in your gallery. This makes the button more visible and with this, we hope to encourage more bloggers to use this...
Buy more image quota with our micropayment system
Here’s more good news if you are a basic member on The Creative Finder. Two months ago, when we launched The ‘New’ Creative Finder, we changed the system to allow you to publish ten portfolio images without paying any subscription fee. But, how if you wish to publish more than 10 images but still do not want to pay the full price of an Upsize or Supersize account? You may wish...
Embed code for every image
If you have read our last post about ‘image embedding’, you’ll be glad to know that it is now up on The Creative Finder. This means that bloggers and websites can now embed images from your portfolio. It works similarly to Youtube’s video embed. You can see the example by clicking on the ‘Embed’ button below the image. Take a look at the following key...
Expand your reach significantly by making your...
With the use of the internet growing rapidly, this medium has undoubtedly become one of the main channels for creatives to gain exposure, and most of the time, with the help of blogs and social media. As we work on new ways to help you expand your reach on the World Wide Web, we will like to introduce a new method for bloggers to promote your works properly and ethically. The method is...
Protect your images with watermarks instantly
Watermarks have been commonly used by artists to protect their images from unauthorized use online. Following the feedback from some of you, we’ve added this feature, allowing you to set watermarks for your images instantly, at the convenience of a checkbox. All watermarks are generated and sized according to the unique dimensions of images. To enable this feature, please follow these...
To share or not to share
One way to increase your visibility online is to share your portfolio images on your social media. At the same time, we also encourage finders and your followers on The Creative Finder to share your portfolio images on their social networks too. However, we understand that some of you do not want your images to be shared freely online. Therefore, we have added a new feature which now gives you...
Disabling email notifications
We have received feedback from some of you regarding the flooding of notifications in your email inbox. We understand how annoying that can be especially when you have finders liking your images or following you almost every hour. So, if you do not wish to be notified via your email each time a finder likes your image or follows you, you will be glad to know that you can now disable your...
Better user interface
Just two weeks ago, the new The Creative Finder was launched. But we’re not stopping there. In fact, The Creative Finder has been tweaked, yet again, to bring you an improved user interface. Check out these new features on The Creative Finder: Easily switch between image- or profile-influenced searches When you perform a search on The Creative Finder, you have the option to switch...
The new 'Show this gallery only' button
We have added another useful feature to your portfolio page! If you check the top right side of every gallery on your portfolio page, you’ll notice this new button –SHOW THIS GALLERY ONLY. When clicked, you’ll be directed to a page showing images just from that specific gallery. This means that each gallery now comes with its own URL. This is useful especially when you have many...
Launch Of The ‘New’ Creative Finder
Finally, The ‘new’ Creative Finder is here! For this new site, old features have been improved while new features have been added. Here are the key features. Real-time user activity The ‘new’ Creative Finder features live-updates on what’s going on, on the site, in real-time. As the third part of influence is community, the real-time public feed offers...
Pinterest on The Creative Finder
With the increasing number of Pinterest users on The Creative Finder, we have included the Pinterest button on your portfolios and also on each portfolio image. For those of you who have not jumped on this Pinterest bandwagon yet, here’s a little information about this latest craze. Basically, Pinterest is like a virtual pinboard which allows you to ‘pin’ interesting images,...
Improvements To The Mobile Version Of The Creative...
The Creative Finder has made some improvements to the interface design of its mobile search engine, as well as its members’ portfolios on the iPhone or iPad. The revamped mobile search now features a more organized layout with minimal clutter, allowing better focus on members’ works. When mobile visitors users load the members’ portfolios, the service will detect the...
Improved: Navigation of portfolio works
We have improved the navigation across all members’ portfolio pages to help clients and visitors browse through the creative works easily. The key changes are as follows: For web portfolios: Left/Right arrows are added to go to the previous/next image. By clicking on the current image, users are able to go to the next image. Users can also use the left/right arrow on the keyboard to...
Set the display sequence of your creative...
We are pleased to inform that we have fixed a bug that allows Supersize portfolio members to manually set the sequence of your creative disciplines within your portfolio and on your search profile. Case Study For instance, Ian is a multi-disciplined creative professional –– a photographer, multimedia artist, and digital retoucher. Previously, our system will collect this information and display...
New saving/sharing options to Evernote, Sina...
For those who organize your memory religiously with Evernote, you will be pleased to see that we’ve started to offer saving options to your favorite app. (Spot the highlighted elephant logo on the left!) Also, if you aren’t aware already, we have also enabled sharing capabilities to Weibo and Tumblr too! So start sharing these amazing works to your contacts!
Creative Finds: It's Winter!
Jim Whittamore Natalie Hughes Andy Ward Laura Barisonzi Brady Dillsworth Alice Feagan Atelier Olschinsky The Image Foundation Muxxi Lucie Rice Alli Coate Mitchell Funk
Creative Finds: Into The Wild
Jason Lindsey Jeffrey Lamont Brown Claudio Beier Chris Crisman Mauricio Candela William Ferrar Renzulli Clive Arrowsmith Jay Taylor Pale Horse Chris Parks Tamara Guion Valistika Studio Gregbo Watson Kristy Ann Ligones
Creative Finds: On The Street
Colin Lenton Eric J Represents Jaap van den Beukel Kim Rosen Martin French Kyle Raetz Chad Springer Mitchell Funk Melissa Krisanda Hennessy Mark Harfield Dave Garbot Marcelo Badari Jen Renninger Giorgio Fratini Valistika Studio Blair Bunting Egon Gade Lucie Rice Mauricio...
[Video] Making Contrast with Details
From the brain to the canvas, McBess explores the process of taking a complex or blurry idea and making it into something tangible in this recorded presentation from FITC Toronto 2011. Learn how to create a composition that fits the right mood and balance the challenge of working on details and ensembles while at the same time keeping a nice contrast in the image. [via FITC Events]
The Creative Finder now in Chinese, Japanese and...
If you have visited The Creative Finder recently, you may have noticed the different language feature on the right side of our main page. Yes, apart from our standard English page, The Creative Finder is now available in three other international editions based on these languages – Simplified Chinese, Japanese and French. With this feature, it is now much easier for our visitors using those...
Creative Finds: Food For The Soul
Food, glorious food—everyone’s guilty of indulging in delectable delights. Sometimes, surviving to eat, instead of eating to survive. This week, we celebrate mouthwatering thoughts of food put into visuals that are sure to whet our appetite. Bon appétit! Donna Dufault Eric J Represents Wonderful Machine Aimee van Drimmelen Stephen Scott Gross Catalin...
[Video] The Ins & Outs of Self-Motivated...
In this recorded three part session, James White discusses the ins and outs of selling your personal artwork online and the adventure of building a line of designer t-shirts and posters. He also presents the lessons learned from running his Signalnoise Design Studio for the past five years and how he went about creating his name in the design industry. (via FITC Events)
Creative Finds: Urban Landscape
Creative Finds is a weekly showcase of our members and the theme for this week is Urban Landscape. Derek Seaward Daniel Grizelj Rachael Parsons David Lund Chad Springer Atelier Olschinsky Michael Nager Darren Jenkins Candace Sepulis Michael Hirshon Jeffrey Lamont Brown Catalin Hladi
Creative Finds: Glamorous showdown with a retro...
Reminiscing to past eras is what fashion does best, but to this date glamor never goes out of style. This week, we get transported back in time, as we take a look at some fashion photography and illustration works—from members of The Creative Finder—that lightly touch on past trends. From post-war years to the swinging seventies, the effortless chic-in-their-own-way styles transcend...