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  • Newbie vs DT. 0-2

    by Delned | 7th of May, 2013

    Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures. 0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered.... More
  • To click or not to clik, that is the question

    by Daddiomanottawa | 9th of April, 2013

    Ok, so i've been ill the last couple of days and unable to sleep with nasty coughing...basically too much down time on my hand. Posting just for fun (Blatant ripoff). To Enjoy or Not... TO CLICK, OR NOT TO CLIK, THAT IS THE QUESTION: WHETHER 'TIS NOBLER IN THE MIND... More
  • 500th Image accepted

    by Drewrawcliffe | 27th of October, 2012

    Well after a little over 3yrs, I've had my 500th image accepted Working with the ups and downs of photos being accepted or rejected can be quiet a trial and needs more then a little patience at times, as I do get it wrong occasionally. View the rejections and learn to... More
  • Some ideas of what to do with your rejected images...

    by Titania1980 | 24th of October, 2011

    ... appart of sending them to other sites (for non exclusives) or removing them from the folder "Send to Dreamstime" (or whatever system you use. In my case I have folders, "Send to X"). Some ideas of things I have done: 1. Use them to create a whole new concept: I... More
  • Isolated yes, isolated no

    by Nero67 | 28th of July, 2011

    Hello friends! I am writing this blog in hopes of being useful. Surely many of you have read a recent blog written by a dreamstime's admin. It is about "isolated" word in stock language. As it has already happened to the word "vector" for illustrations, today it happens for... More
  • How to get PR signed document

    by Marugod83 | 28th of July, 2011

    Dear all, Many of my pictures are been rejected with the reason : "- The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.), can identify a property/product (letters, numbers), or could raise usage problems,... More
  • How to get property releases for soical media networks!

    by Lovephotography79 | 23rd of June, 2011

    Hi everyone, I am a new member at dreamstime and at this level in the stock photography business I have much to learn about what is acceptable in order for an image to be approved. I recently posted a Social Media diagram and it was rejected because of the logos. I originally... More
  • Most people like their images rejected.

    by Petarneychev | 25th of August, 2010

    Yeah, right... and I'm the president. (whispering in excitement to my wife: Sweetie, come here. Quick, quick... Look! The president 's reading my blog!!) Hmm. Let's try it again. Favorite starting line of an email...? "Our agency applies a pre-established set..." Aaah,... More
  • Rejected image

    by Bobsphotography | 16th of April, 2010

    I wrote a blog about a practise that is not good to do. I am not going to explane what I did, but I will tell you what you must do when a picture is rejected and you think it does belong to your portfolio. You must ask the editors via email for a second opinion. Give them... More
  • Spirituality & Religion: Part II

    by Mani33 | 15th of April, 2010

    The assignment of Spirituality & Religion has officially finished (congratulations the winners again!), but not for me!!! Call me crazy or whatever, there are images that were rejected for the assignment, but accepted as a normal Royalty Free image! I would like you... More
  • Poetry for the Struggling Microstocker

    by Komar | 2nd of April, 2010

    If we submit images, inevitably we are going to get rejections. From these rejections we learn how to improve and our acceptance ratio over time, should start to increase. However, this process for many of us is a tough one, as there are numerous reasons for our images not... More
  • Rejected? No problem!

    by Robertosch | 11th of February, 2010

    You have been rejected? Ha ha, me too. So what? My acceptance ratio is 56.9%. And I have no problem with that. I improve myself all the time, and I am still working, and uploading more and better pictures, but... Don't forget about your rejected files. Take them... More
  • incorrect white balance values assigned??

    by Javashots | 20th of January, 2010

    HELP! I have an image that was rejected because of " incorrect white balance value assigned", what does this mean and how can I make sure 1. that I have the correct white balance assigned, and 2. how can I prevent this from happening in the future? I have seven days to resubmit... More
  • My assignment cooks - accepted and rejected

    by Mildegard | 3rd of June, 2009

    I tried not to be boring, really. I don't think I'm able to win the assignment. I compete with myself trying to do my best and - that's what is important - to surprise others. That's a nice goal worth of hours to draw. So I drew two cooks. The second one (Robot cook) was... More
  • Flower Shots

    by Markogt | 23rd of May, 2009

    I have two different type of emotions after again one submitted flower shot gets refused. Explaination is: this is a very well covered subject in our data base or the subject of your image is too specific. This one sentence can say it all. Firstly I am sad, secondly... More
  • What are well covered subjects.

    by Diegoc | 7th of April, 2009

    Recently I got a refused image message, the reason: a well covered subjet in DT. I am not complaining, at all, Is not the first, and for sure will not be the last. But I'vee been wondering about the refusal reasons, specially the well covered subject one. I agree when... More
  • Rejected photos

    by Piscari | 27th of February, 2009

    Never remove your rejected photos! And never be upset about this!))) Look at them through the eyes of a designer or artist and you will see something special in each of them. Perhaps you come up stunning collage, or a bright pattern or a funny illustration!? If you long... More
  • Surprising results on uploaded photos.

    by Sstedman | 30th of April, 2008

    Recently I had 3 photos approved, and 2 rejected. I am still getting used to the DT system. What I was surprised with was that the photo that I thought was one of my best shot (I even have it blown up and hanging on my office wall) was rejected. The other surprise... More
  • Tip on Fixing Rejected Photo Submissions

    by Retina2020 | 14th of February, 2008

    First of all let me say that Dreamstimes strict acceptance criteria definitely shows in the quality of stock on this site. Bravo! Now that is out of the way, let me share a tip with you to help with acceptance of your rejected submissions. I'm sure everyone has had... More

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