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November 14, 2010

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Captureshot – Easily Find the Right Stock Image

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CaptureShot-Featured on StartUpLift

Organize and track the images you find interesting.
Find images from multiple sources. Access your selections from anywhere.

Target Audience: Ad Agencies and other photo buyers.


Captureshot makes it easy to find the right stock image. The collection includes the top 10% royalty-free photography.

The images are professionally shot and include all legal clearances for commercial use, which are not typically provided by default by micro-stock agencies.

Other websites are hard to use, and require multiple pages and clicks to buy an image, or try to upsell images that net higher margins.


Feedback sought:
Assumption: You don’t pay for the image out of pocket and you have a budget of $500-$2500 for an image.

  • Visit captureshot.com. Imagine you were building a website about topic X or were designing a pamphlet and are in need of a photo.
  • Enter a search term, look at the results. Are results you expected showing up? If not, is it better?
  • Try to keep note of an interesting image for later use. What is the first thing you think about doing? How would you do it using Captureshot?
  • How would yo share a list of images to a friend?
  • Attempt to purchase some images. What do you think?

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  1. [1]
    Matt
    Nov 15 2010
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    Searched for “computer” and photos came up of people at computers, but not of the objects themselves. Same thing happened with a search for “iphone” could not figure out how to “keep a note” on an image for later use. Tried clicking on quickview.

    I can’t see how to share images without logging in. In my view, it shouldn’t be necessary to log in to share an image or a list of images with a freind. If i were to do it, i would expect it to appear at the bottom, where the “saved” images show up. Then if i could get a link that would be to a page with all of those images, i would just share that link with friends.

    I attempted to purchase and it seemed pretty intuitive. however, since i hadn’t signed up, i couldn’t go all the way through the process. might consider having an option to buy without having signed up (like amazon does).

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    Paul Ryan
    Nov 15 2010
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    The homepage is a refreshing twist on what most stock images use, however it feels too much like Bing, or a general search engine, and doesn’t mention anything about stock images,etc. As simple change in the tagline to ‘Find the best STOCK images’, would help that out alot.

    Ajax page navigation would be a welcome improvement.

  3. [3]
    sm3
    Nov 16 2010
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    I like the site – I work in an industry that requires me to sometimes purchase stock photography, so I am often looking for new options. This site was similar to others that I’ve used, such as Corbis – which is a personal favorite. The reason I love Corbis as much as I do is because it’s easy to adjust search results, open the picture, and add it to your cart. Generally, if your site is functioning similarly, it’s a good thing.

    The lightbox is a good idea, and I like that users can drag and drop pictures into the icons below. However, I do not think that the term, “lightbox”, nor the drag and drop feature, is intuitive. If the homepage had instructions explaining the purpose of the site and it’s special feature, and how to use them, it would be helpful for users, and help explain why you are different from your competitors.

    I typed in a few search terms and found a good number of results – although nowhere near the number I would find on some of the other sites I use. I’d continue to expand your database. I wasn’t able to see if you do this, but you could have a section for professional stock photography – sold at a premium, targeted towards businesses, and a section for personal users to upload and sell photography, targeted for small business and personal use. This way, you make a percentage of your user’s profits, the users themselves make a profit, and, you can expand your database without jeopardizing quality (as these two sections, professional stock and personal, are separate). It may also help drive site traffic – people love the idea of selling their creations for money.

    Good luck!

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  4. [4]
    Julian Hearn
    Nov 17 2010
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    Hi,

    I like the homepage design, it is simply and clear. I knew what do and was hopeful about the site. I searched for coupons, but only 3 images appear and the design became a little more cluttered when compared to the homepage.

    I could find more images on other sites, so it is vital to increase the number of images on yoru site. I did like the enlargement of the images.

    Overall, the homepage design was the best element and the lack of image the worst point.

  5. [5]
    admin
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    Nov 21 2010
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  6. [6]
    zeke2100
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    Nov 23 2010
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    Feedback: Site visited. First search term entered, "circus" First row of images that appeared were of a…
     

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  7. [7]
    admin
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    Nov 24 2010
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  8. [8]
    berlinda
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    Points: 250
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    Nov 24 2010
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    The website was good. The company have the right attitude about what the customers want and need from photos. I…
     

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    adunn887
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    Points: 100
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    Dec 3 2010
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    The website is really simple to use. They have artistic photo's but the search doesn't pull up exactly what you're…
     

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  10. [10]
    erkn
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    Dec 14 2010
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    1)Visit captureshot.com. Imagine you were building a website about topic X or were designing a pamphlet and are in need…
     

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  11. [11]
    Dec 14 2010
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    I visited the website and entered in the search term of “Work”. Immediately a wide selection of photographs were made available to me. The images that appeared were exactly what I was looking for. The next search term I entered was “Mountain”. What appeared first in the images was a picture of a couple hiking in the mountains. I had to scroll down about two or three rows before I actually found what I was searching for… basic pictures of mountains. I proceeded to use the filter on the left side of the screen. After clicking through there I finally found what I was looking for immediately. I would have liked the sources to be a little more explanatory to the every day lay person. I would recommend this site to my staff.

    My attempt to purchase the images was without complication. It was so easy, I feel anyone could purchase an image in a matter of seconds!

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    mikib
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    Dec 15 2010
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    • I did multiple searches to see what would come up and not all the images were what I was expecting.…
     

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    greatfeedback4u
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    Dec 16 2010
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    Let me preface this by saying that I'm a webmaster, so I regularly use stock photography for my site.…
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Dec 16 2010
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    StartUpLift
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    Dec 16 2010
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    Danielle
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    Points: 225
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    Dec 16 2010
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    I find that the site itself has a good appearance and isn't overly complicated. Generally, the results were fairly…
     

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    Latasha
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    Dec 16 2010
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    At first glance I loved the layout of the first page. It was crisp, clean and straight to the point.…
     

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    terry
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    Dec 16 2010
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    results were found I searched for seascapes and found about 35 photos. They were all beautiful, easy to preview and…
     

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    Sierra12346
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    Dec 17 2010
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    •Visit captureshot.com. Imagine you were building a website about topic X or were designing a pamphlet and are in need…
     

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    StartUpLift
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  21. [21]
    Olivier Yiptong
    Dec 20 2010
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    Thank you very much for the feedback. We did not have Opera in mind when developing the app. We will fix this soon!

  22. [22]
    Olivier Yiptong
    Dec 20 2010
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    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for checking out captureshot.com and for the feedback.
    We are indeed working on ways to improve the search experience.

    Can you please tell me what error you encountered while entering the billing address?

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