As a fairly new user of dreamstime, but a long-time user of stock photography, I wanted to offer some small feedback on keywords
. A lack of certain basic keywords can be a huge hindrance to a designer looking for very specific images. Definitely, the more keywords the better!
My biggest struggle on dreamstime has been trying to find ‘isolated’ images. If an image was taken against a white (or any solid) background, I’ve found that often the keyword ‘background’ will be included, but less often the word 'isolated’ will be used. Often I’m looking for an isolated image and I really have to dig to find exactly what I’m looking for.
Photographers -- please use more keywords
and the term ‘isolated’
as a keyword if your photo's been taken against a solid background. Not only will it make the designer's search much, much easier, but it might also mean more designers find and use your excellent photos!
Here’s an example of a great photo I think would benefit from the keyword ‘isolated’
Edited upon request to avoid confusion 8.14.09