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  • One new illustration per week - Computer data

    by Photosubstance | 21st of May, 2013

    Before my new images will be approved here is few old ones. What do you think about? Maybe you need a variation of one of them? Any feedback is warmly welcomed :) See Article
  • Studying the database and file age

    by Celiaak | 3rd of May, 2013

    When we are starters at micro stock, one of the things we must do to learn more about stock image industry is to study the database to see what is uploaded, what sells better, what are the current trends and so on. This cannot be achieved in one day or a week, it is more... More
  • Careful with the kids!

    by Bradcalkins | 3rd of April, 2013

    Recently my family went on a week and a half trip to visit family and friends over the spring break and Easter. I drove back home with my two oldest boys. Probably one of the key definitions of 'distracted driving' is taking photographs out windows, so I had... More
  • Disappearing pictures - database cleaning

    by Julia161 | 22nd of August, 2012

    Hi, I'm a bit longer than 4 years on Dreamstime, and began to receive comments about old pictures with zero sales. If you don't know yet, what it's about, I explain: to keep the database clear, DT offers to disable, re-keyword on paid basis or donate for free the images which... More
  • Human eye lens

    by Arvacsaba | 12th of September, 2011

    If a human eye was a lens what kind would it be. I did some research about this. So I find on the net that an average human eye would have: f/8,3-f/2,1 from 17 to 24mm Minimal focus distance 7cm-infinity I find it interesting to know these. If you know more precise... More
  • Messing with EXIF/IPTC metadata

    by Digitalg | 24th of June, 2011

    I've been long searching for ways of erasing/editing file metatags (EXIF, IPTC, etc) without restrictions. Many programs/software have ways of doing it, but most don't allow to do it freely. I mean, they might have comercial restrictions, but when for instance adobe tools... More
  • How to recover images from corrupt card .... Essential tool

    by Bevanward | 8th of June, 2011

    I thought I should share another lesson I learnt this week past. I was helping shoot some stills around a friends commercial film from morning until lunch on Saturday. I then went to download what I had, around 400 images, when my laptop registered that the card was unreadable.... More
  • IPTC and EXIF and What's It All About?

    by Lostarts | 5th of April, 2011

    After reading a forum post by Photogwest asking for ways to streamline the process of re-keywording the same images over and over again, I decided to do a little research and expand upon previous forum posts with further information about EXIF and IPTC. My limited blog... More
  • WOW I have database exposure!!!!

    by BCritchley | 11th of March, 2011

    Just before I start this quick blog article sitting here safe in my home in England I want to send out my thoughts to those currently being affected by the earthquake and tsunami hitting Japan and surrounding areas. I really hope we do not see the great loss of life we did... More
  • Use your GPS to tell your photo where it is and more ... (free tools)

    by Bevanward | 1st of September, 2010

    If you have a GPS why not log your location in a track file. Then when you get back to your computer, you can pull the coordinate into your image from your track and the location description (metadata) from those coordinates. Once you have a coordinate in the "GPS Latitude"... More
  • Valuable exercise- have a go (free meta data viewer and editor tool)

    by Bevanward | 26th of August, 2010

    Ever wanted to know more about what your CAMERA did to your photo? You know what YOU did but there was more? There is the basic metadata (EXIF-Exchangeable image file format, IPTC-International Press Telecommunications Council) exposed through tools like Lightroom but... More
  • Database Exposure

    by Kpanizza | 3rd of May, 2010

    How can I get more exposure? And more Portfolio exposure? See Article
  • Taking Advantage Of Analytic Tools

    by Maigi | 17th of March, 2010

    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... More
  • Ever deleted your photos by mistake?

    by Phakimata | 16th of March, 2010

    Did you ever deleted your images from your memory-card before uploading them to your computer? I made this huge mistake last weekend as my mind was all over the place. The images lost were from a shoot done that afternoon. I was extremely frustrated when I came to... More
  • Management of Images - Preserving DATA

    by Ziprashantzi | 14th of November, 2009

    Hello My DT Family, Today I've realized that being a photographer I must try to exchange knowledge. As we know many of us are unaware of some of the facts about photography. Today Digital world and Digital word have made photography very easy. But I think Digital age has... More
  • When 1-s turn to 0-s

    by Risto40 | 4th of October, 2009

    ...and today it happened... the thing we afraid most in the digital age - when ones become zeros. In other words - losing data on your hard drive. What happened: i just uninstalled a small program that changed my desktop wallpapers automatically. A bit later when accessing... More
  • Metadata

    by Maigi | 25th of August, 2009

    What is metadata? Metadata is an information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource. Metadata is often called data about data or information about information. When it comes to digital images, it... More
  • Searching my memories database

    by Arsenestefania | 15th of January, 2009

    My memories as a human being start with me with blue socks and a very big and creamy stuff over my knees. I could'n find here a photo with a blonde, blue eyes girl with a birthday cake on her knees and since I'm not allowed to scan mine, I've used one with a 2 years birthday... More
  • Exif Data

    by Pardeep08 | 12th of April, 2008

    Hi I have a few questions........ 1. Is exif data necessary for making images searchable on dreamstime.com? 2. How do I prevent loss of exif data while cropping an image......I always loose the data...? Please help... See Article
  • It always happens after hours or on weekends...

    by Rgebbiephoto | 24th of February, 2008

    So, GREAT NEWS!! We upgraded our camera!! YAY!! At the same time, we purchased an external hard drive, thinking we'd put the company on that. Well, somehow, in the process of installing the driver for the ext, something got screwed up... But, it didn't mess up, right away.... More

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