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Questions concerned with the process of and dealing with stock photography images which are typically sold for re-use by third parties.

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Are stock photo sites a viable source of income?

I'm considering uploading some of my photos to a stock photo website as a way of getting a few $$$ back from what's essentially been a hobby for me. Is this a sensible step, or am I likely doomed to ...
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How do I make a bottle image transparent?

I've taken some stock photography of lots of clear bottles, and now want to remove the background (which is white-ish, because at a pinch I could leave it...) so that the bottle becomes transparent ...
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Which stock photo site for industrial / maritime / communications images?

I am on a very limited budget (small start-up with little funding), and would like some stock images, whether photos or line-drawings, for a website and some brochures. I addition to the standard ...
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Does reducing JPG resolution decrease, increase, or have no effect on image quality?

I'm getting ready to download a bunch of images from microstock photo agency Dreamstime. I'll eventually want most of the images in the 400x300 pixel range for my website when I'm done working with ...
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Are there any important considerations for stock photos?

I have quite a few photos, some of which I consider to be particularly good. I've been thinking of putting some up on stock photo sites (that's another discussion), but have been wondering about image ...
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How can amateurs monetize photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way for a hobbyist to start generating income from photos? How can I make extra money with photography? I am an amateur who sometimes takes pictures ...
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Are 24MB JPEGs sufficient for stock photography?

I have an EOS 60D that has 18Mpixel. An expert said I should use at least 24MB pictures for stock photography. My 18Mpixel Jpeg at 72 DPI are between 5MB and 14MB. What is the purpose of a 24MB file? ...