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Color Search – The Yay Way

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“Parasol” by Ivonnewierink

Hi everyone

We are currently working hard on the search experience here at Yay Micro. We have some pretty cool stuff coming up in the near future, and today we’re introducing color search – the Yay Way.

We are big fans of the “keep it simple – stupid” philosophy. When we were thinking about how to implement color search, there was a lot of really interesting ideas that arose. In the end we wanted to create something that was easy enough for everyone to use, but at the same time providing a powerful tool that would be useful.

We ended up with what I would call Google Image Search on steroids. If you are familiar with Google Image Search, you might have noticed that you can easily choose a color for your images, but only one. We wanted to take it a step further and give users the same user interface, but allow them to choose multiple colors that might want in an image. Also, we wanted to give them the option to exclude certain colors. We are quite happy with what we ended up, and now we want to know what you think about it. It’s our first version, and we will defenitly keep improving it to our users’ needs.

Some examples of what you can search for:
Blue and Yellow “Flowers
Red and Brown, but not White “Woman”

So what do you think, leave a comment :)

Regards,
Bjorn

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Share This Image

image sharing is now easy :)
image sharing is now easy :)

Tuesday I wrote a blog post about one way for photographers to share their images. Here is another; the new “Share this image”-box.

If you are a photographer you will see this box on our preview-pages (right side, below keywords) and provides copy-paste ready links to the image in different formats. There are even one-click Facebook and Twitter buttons for you to use.

The links also include affiliate-codes for our soon-to-be-launched affiliate program. This means you automatically make money if you get customers to our site, by using these links when sharing images.

Bjorn

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New Photographer Page

As many of you know, we are about to launch a new affiliate program. As part of this we have created some ways for Photographer to market their own images. Our new photographer page is one way to do this. You can try it out yourself:

http://yaymicro.com/photographer/PHOTOGRAPHER_USERNAME?referredBy=YOUR_USERNAME

So for example, if I want to create a link to photographer leaf’s images and make money on referred customers I would create a link like this:

Leaf’s images on YayMicro.

Hope you like it.

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Image of the Day: Rain

It’s been a rainy day here in Oslo and kamchatka‘s great shot fits perfectly. The sun brings hope for a better tomorrow :)

Rain

Bjorn

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Site update

The site has been updated today and I’m happy to say that the flash upload has finally been updated to work with Flash 10. Most other changes are “under the hood” and not visible.

Regards,
Bjorn

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