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Silent Night

Only days from Christmas, let’s take a deep breath and make sure we enjoy this busy, wonderful time!

Linda :)

silent-nightPhoto by ciarada

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Image of the Day

As often as possible I try to browse through recently received images, and then I click on an image and from there into a portfolio. This procedure gives us a good overview of the images we have at YAY. Sometimes I see an image that just reminds me of something. Today, that something was today. The image just reminded me of how the feel of the weather was this morning.

This photo by ibphoto gave a perfect example of how the light and temperature was this morning. Cold, clear and crisp.

Couple of trees on frozen lake with sunshine
Couple of trees on frozen lake with sunshine

Jan

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Christmas Animals and How to Get a Good Laugh

You can just tell how embarrassing some animals find it to be dressed up as Santa’s little helper. But they’re so cute! If you want a good laugh, check out the Christmas section of “lol-cats”. I laugh until I cried, and then I laugh some more. The text for the dog image is from this site. Photo by studioportosabbia

Linda :)

loldog-christmas-funny

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Vector Images for Christmas

Ever thought about making your own Christmas card? Or Birthday card? Or an anniversary card for a loved one? YAY now has over 48 000 vector files that fit this purpose perfectly. And now, just before Christmas, we’ve seen a huge spike in downloaded vector-files. So, you ask yourself: What’s a vector file?

In vector graphics information is stored as a collection of geometrical shapes. That means that you can open a vector graphics file and render it as large as you want. You can also change geometrical values without distorting the image or loose quality.

At YAY we have both EPS and SVG vector files. EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript and is the filetype that the Adobe program suite mostly support. EPS-files can be opened in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, as well as CorelDraw, GIMP and InkScape. All these programs can also save convert the EPS into JPEGs or your preferred format. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is the preferred vector  file for web-applications. All major browsers support SVG. However, SVG is not supported in Photoshop. Though CorelDraw, Illustrator and Inkscape has native support.

InkScape is a program you should look into if you’re working with vectors and are in need of a free program. It is distributed under a free software license and is quite capable of doing almost everything you need to do with vector files.

So, I’ve picked a few examples to give you an idea of how vector files look:

Santa Chimney
Santa Chimney
Christmas trees and stars
Christmas trees and stars
An abstract orange floral background
An abstract orange floral background
Fairy Princess
Fairy Princess
Christmas and New Years Card
Christmas and New Years Card

Merry Christmas!

Jan

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Beautiful Christmas Cupcake

The last couple of years have been good for the cupcake. And no wonder, when you look at how detailed and beautiful they are now-a-days. This looks nothing like the cupcakes I used to eat when I was a kid..  This christmas cupcake is from photographer Ruth Black.

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Free Christmas Screensaver

Silver blue snowflake

If you’re having trouble finding the Christmas Spirit this year, we at YAY can help you! Install our FREE  screensaver with beautiful Christmas images. Our screensaver features a selection of 100 great images from our database. The images selected are our personal favourites, which will give you a pinpoint to the images we appreciate.

Get your free screensaver now!

Our screensaver is compatible with both PC and Mac. It’s also very easy to install. Seriously, it couldn’t be better.

Jan

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Press Release: Stock Photo Agency YayMicro Releases New Affiliate Program: Get 20% Commission on All Sales – Forever

Affiliates can now work from home with a new stock photo affiliate program from the stock photo agency YAY Micro. The agency offers a 20% commission on all sales, and affiliates can offer customers a 20% discount coupon. Affiliates also have the chance to get a $5 bonus plus a chance to win a free iPad.

Today low price image agency YayMicro launches their new affiliate program. All affiliates get a 20% commission when promoting YAY and their images.

The 20% commission is offered on every sale, forever. This way one customer can provide a steady income for years. Clients are normally from ad agencies, papers, magazines, or they work as designers, freelancers, and within creative jobs. The images are used in design, to illustrate articles, in newsletters, annual reports, in blogs etc. Affiliates can offer quality royalty free images for one of the lowest prices available, and with a safe-to-use license for the client.

The affiliate program is considered to be one of the best in our industry, both on commission and on how easy it is to use. It should be painless and profitable for you – the more money you make, the more money we make, says CEO Linda L. Johannessen.

At YAY’s website there is more information on working from home, how to get started, ready-made banners, user instructions, and tips on how to use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Readers can also learn how to make even more money with promoting the affiliate program. Affiliates get a 5% commission on all sales people you refer to the program makes.
Affiliates who join the program today also gets the chance to win a free iPad. All they have to do is to place a banner link on their homepage or blog.

Read more and watch a short video about being a YAY affiliate.

The press release

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YAY's Traditional Julebord!

Today we are having our yearly Julebord with our employees. A “Julebord” is a Scandinavian tradition where employers throw a Christmas party for all employees. At our offices today we are serving the traditional norwegian dish Pinnekjøtt, which is smoked and salted mutton. It is, actually, quite delicious. The mutton is served with mashed rutabaga, potatoes and Christmas beer.

The talented guys over at Worldwide Panoramas AS, which share the same office as YAY, have been invited over, so this will indeed be a happening. If you’re looking into advanced photographic solution, you should check them out. They’re gigapixel photographies are very impressive!

A Julebord is kind of like the Scandinavian version of Thanksgiving, except for the turkey.

Christmas party
This is not smoked mutton and mashed rutabaga, but it still looks good.

Merry Christmas!

Jan

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