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Selling photos on the web

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mustangj17, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Does anyone out here know the process their newspaper uses to sell photos through their newspaper web sites?

    Our site does not use a program and it has recently come to my attention that this makes way too much work for the photographers, so they jacked up the prices so nobody buys reprints.

    At a previous stop, we used MyCapture, but I have no idea how it works.

    Anyone out here use a program at their site that does all the dirty work? Specifically people at Gannett papers? I don't want to do anything that goes against company policy but if we start selling more photos maybe I wont have to take furloughs for the next two years.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    There is dot photo. I doubt you'll make much money to stop furloughs.
  3. share24

    share24 Member

  4. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    We use (what I think is) in-house software called CU.
  5. bigblueman

    bigblueman Member

    Our shop uses smugmug.com. We don't make enough to keep furloughs from happening, but at least you are opening up another revenue stream.

    FWIW, high school sports photos represent about 97 percent of the sales on our Web site.
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