You probably remember Photocase from the promo codes offered for you our readers. Due to the high leel of interest we got from those articles we decided to tell you more about Photocase.
Photocase is a curated, user-driven stock photography library of high-resolution photos. The image gallery is updated daily and contains only quality, non-repetitive items. Photocase was founded in 2001, having over 9 years of experience on the market, and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
Everything about Photocase is stylish, starting from the homepage, the photos they accept the navigation, the user driven community overall feel, right down to their Help and FAQ section.
Registration is free, of course. All you need to do is take 2 minutes and complete a few simple fields and activate your account.
How does it work ?
All the photos on the website are uploaded by users (photographers). Uploaded images are reviewed by the Photocase staff which determines what photos are included in the database. All photos are available for download and may be used for private and commercial projects (such as web design, print production etc). To purchase photos or post comments and interact with other users in the community you have to register. You can purchase photos using Download Credits, the website’s currency. Credits are purchased via the integrated shop or earned for every uploaded photo that gets accepted.
Their curated collection consists of over 170,000 photos covering a wide range of themes. The search tools help you find photos by keyword or concept, and you can also filter photos by colour or even browse thematic Lightboxes created by other users. The similar Photos functions is a fast and easy why to find similar photos. Whether you’re on the Search Results page, or just browsing, you can always click the little “=” sign and you’ll be shown a whole bunch of similar photos. If you’re on the Photo Detail page there’s a whole tab dedicated to
similar photos, it’s shown just below the photo.
Photocase is organized as a community. You can interact with photographers or other users via the integrated Forum or the buddy system. You can also chat with your buddies within the website.