Dreamstime is a great recourse for web designers. Besides photos there are lots of images what you can use in your designs or use on web pages as background images.
Here are few of my favorites.
I love to follow web design trends in design blogs, and as predictions for 2010 have said, the retro and grunge style is here to stay. It's obvious from Dreamstime illustrations as well. Lots of great retro and grunge images. Beginning with highly stylized collages and ending with simple natural textures like of water or fire or wood. Or just an image of old paint peeling from wall. All very useful for designs.
And of course it would be unfair not to mention all professional vector designs, floral designs and abstract art.
There are too many wonderful pictures on Dreamstime.
For example photos of wonderful natural landscapes. We all like occasionally to take time off and relax and forget about all our jobs and duties and responsibilities, and just enjoy the life, family, friends, the beauty around us.
No wonder such images with beaches and isolated islands and mountain tops and mountain lakes and safari landscapes with animals and smooth ocean waves are so popular. They all stir positive emotions and memories, and they are good advertising images.
No doubt, many Dreamstime submitters have noticed that simple images with grass and sky or roads are extremely popular. I guess designers are using them in collages and designs.
There is no special web design category on Dreamstime, but there are many talented artists, who upload professional website and printed media templates, business card templates and so on.
If a web designer wants to buy a template for a web site on Dreamstime, he can do it with regular price under Royalty-Free license. He can use the image in many web pages, but only for one client. If he wants to use it for another client, he needs to buy another RF license. He can't make the image available on his website for download. Giving away for free or reselling template what is bought under the regular Royalty Free license is not permitted.
If designer wants to resell the template as it is or as a part of his design, he should download the file under the web usage...
I'm not sure, Altaf. I guess it depends on the license under which you bought your image. If you bought it from DT, you should have bought your image under W-EL license to resell it in templates. But I think it's better to ask support. Carmen knows it. And maybe you can replace those images in your templates with your images. You have lots of great ones. :)
Are you taking advantage of all analytic tools what Dreamstime offers?
Today I rediscovered a tool which existence I had forgot. On uploads area there's a little link Download excel archive. You can find it on statistics page as well. That Excel archive contains all your uploaded files and shows totals about downloads, views and revenue per image.
It's a really great research tool. You can analyze which topics sell, which don't. Which images have not viewed, which might need new keywords.
I learned, that I have about 500 images on my portfolio, which have never sold, a quarter of them have viewed less than 30 times. Half of them are quite new, but others definitely need new keywords....
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