One of the first things that brought me to Dreamstime.com back in 2007 was its massive collection of high quality, affordable stock images. I've in the past years seen many Dreamstime's images appearing on paperback and kindle novels (for instance, the erotica series 50 Shades of Grey), elements in advertisements on popular websites like Yahoo and Facebook etc.
Dreamtime's images are so affordable partly because its photographers, or contributors, are involved in the process of uploading, naming, describing, categorizing and keywording their own images. However, most of these processes are not regulated.
This presents a problem to Dreamstime's search engine. The engine's ability to recognize an image is based on how accurate a photographer names / categorizes... [ Read more...