Our Founder

Our Founder

Xpiks was founded by Taras Kushnir (that's me πŸ‘‹) in Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦. I'm a software engineer, entrepreneur and mentor. Also I'm a photographer and microstock contributor so by creating Xpiks I'm combining two of my passions: art and programming. You can check out a short interview with me.

I'm working on Xpiks every day and I can't wait to share many new cool features with you! Stay tuned.


I built a small app for my partner in 2014 since she was drawing illustrations on macOS and there was no decent software to keyword and upload her artworks. This app allowed adding basic metadata editing and uploading files to multiple websites at once.

After I shared what I created with other people, what you now know as Xpiks was born. Fastforward few years and Xpiks has about 100 000 downloads (as of 2019) and is being used by thousands of people around the globe every day. Few photo studios use it as internal tool with custom functions.

I made Xpiks available across all major platforms (macOS, Windows and Linux) so everybody could enjoy flawless keywording and uploading to microstocks. Volunteers translated Xpiks to 18 languages (and counting) so people all over the world can streamline their contributor process and save time.

Here's what our users are saying

best tool for metadata injection

Juri P, Photographer
This software is crucial to my business, I can import metadata from a spreadsheet and finish to keyword/title/description an entire shoot quickly and without jpeg recompression

A life saver for photographers.

Joshua J, Photographer
AbsoluteLy phenomenal. For a creative, time is literally money and this saves me so much time and helps me make more money. Xpiks is quality product and I love that they constantly update it and keep improving it.

The best in class for Metadata inputting

Emmanuel L, CEO
I have been using Xpiks for over two years as part of my video and photo stock metadata purposes. I've bought a copy for a few of my employees and everybody has learned to use it very easily. Xpiks helped streamline my microstock creation and we as a team became much more efficient.

Been using it since it was free.

Joe S, Freelance film maker
It's a very affordable media management system. It's designed for photos but works well for video.

It was a good decision to start using Xpiks years ago.

Julia K, Illustrator
This app is easy to use, it's simple but at the same time, it has so many great features, which helps me to save a tone of time on keywording. My favorite feature is the color tag filter - I can customize my filtering process based on my needs. Also, I love a library with keywords, where I'm saving my prewritten keywords and I can categorize them as well - very useful.

My Review of Xpiks

Elizabeth S, Founder
The metadata feature of Xpiks is better than any other software of its class. It is easy to use. Xpiks is essential for anyone creating stock photography or needing to categorize their imagery.

Convenient plugin for uploading photos to photo stocks

Artem B, Photographer
Very easy to use, user friendly interface. It only takes a couple of clicks to start the automatic downloading while you can come back to your favourite routine.

Indispensable tool for a stock illustration contributor

Irina M, illustrator
It's a great piece of software that streamlines my workflow, it has all the features I need for my stock illustration file management needs. -Easy and intuitive to use; -Has all the features that I need; -One-time purchase; -Good & fast support; -UI looks good"

First touch and it was lovely!

Mehmet Recep O, Chief Designer
First and most important thing is, Xpiks exist! This industry needs this type of software and I can honestly say Xpiks best of it. Here is why; Alternative softwares (I tried all of it), is really complicated. For beginners (I was a beginner at the beginning too) could be very difficult to understand what function will do. But Xpiks is very clean and it has a good interface. Also, I'm a UI and UX designer and I can say, they did most of the things correctly.

Xpiks: the best way to manage files for multiple microstock agencies

paolo c, Photographer
The ease of use and the various functionalities about keywording and sending pics to microstock agencies is the best feature of Xpiks, I didn't tried yet the plugins to add more options but they seem very useful to run faster the workflow. Great software.

Best software for uploading stockphoto

Mohd Oqba B, Photographer
Easy to use. The features to add keywords, title and description is very user friendly. Can upload to multiple sites at the same time.

Great Software that fixes a whole lot of problems

Verified Reviewer, Photographer
Love the fact that I no longer have to copy and paste all keywords throughout different websites such as Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe Stock, etc. I can simply keyword, title, & describe all of my photos and videos, and simply upload them to each corresponding website!

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