Working with photography is a visual process that requires space. Space for evaluating images on their own and in the context of other images. In the analog world, this space is often a clean desk or a large working table.
Digital images change the stakes. Arranging images into collections to find the best selection is not as easy in virtual space. The available tools for sorting images don't "see" photography as visual information. These tools consider photos to be just another type of data. When photography is not given special visual treatment we lose our perspective. Our creative process collapses. We dig through emails, squint at thumbnails, and puzzle over redundant files names. We know there is a better way.
We're building a beautiful and secure platform for photography professionals. Clutter-free design, permissions-based security, and modern web application architecture are our top priorities. Preparing a submission to a photo competition? Making a selection of images for a publication? Reviewing key visuals for a campaign? We've got you covered.
We have worked for over a decade in the photography field. It's our passion for photography that unites and drives our team. We are also running the organization for contemporary photography Der Greif. In many ways, Picter was born out of the necessities of publishing Der Greif. We received tens of thousands of photo submissions every year. We needed a more efficient way to handle the sheer volume of imagery. We were dissatisfied with the available tools on the market. We developed Picter as the missing piece of our creative process. Find out more about our story on our blog.
In time we can imagine Picter will become an irreplaceable part of your creative process as well. It may just give you a new perspective on how you work with photography.
Claudio, Leon, Matthias, Richard & Simon
Founders of Picter, on behalf of the entire team