Hi Indie Hackers!
Rik here! I'm a 39 years old front-end dev, I live with my wife and 2 young kids in the south of The Netherlands (GMT+2).
5 years ago I took a 70% pay cut and stopped all my front-end dev consulting work to pursue the dream of earning a living by selling web products. It took me a while, but this year I've finally reached the point where my income from products has surpassed my income as a consultant.
Pintura started out as a commercial plugin for my free file uploaded component FilePond. After the initial launch I quickly adapted it so it could stand on its own feet. I've been expanding and improving the product ever since.
Today 1000+ companies use Pintura in their products, among them familiar names like Dropbox, Square, and ConvertKit.
The name "Pintura" might not ring a bell right away. You might be more familiar with its previous name "Doka Image Editor". Learning about trademarks has been one of many interesting learnings on this journey. 😅
Alright, let's get to it! AMA!