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  • Getting IPTC metatags to work

    by Digitalg | 3rd of May, 2011

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about... IPTC metatags allow you to embed textual information into your jpeg files. You can embed right into your image files the title, description, keywords and even categories in some cases. For those who know, but never used... More
  • I love to shop in DT

    by Starblue | 2nd of May, 2011

    Hi all - I must share with you a very pleasant experience with DT. My sister-in-law needed some images of dancers for her invitation card which my husband and I prepare for her. So we have bought the subscription set and... .......it is wonderful to do shopping in DT.... More
  • Dreaded "No Sale" Weekends Finally Broken

    by MorganOliver | 13th of February, 2011

    Ugh, I dread the weekly 2-days of no activity. I only rate my success from Monday-Friday because Saturdays and Sundays usually produce no sales. But yesterday...a gloomy winter Saturday, I made a subscription sale...the 0.42$ made me happier then any other 0.42$ sale prior.... More
  • Poor January

    by Mangroove | 17th of January, 2011

    After an incredible December with lots of big credit sales, January disappointed me : I have 90% subscriptions and 1 credit sales :(. I hope this soon will change. Does anyone experiences the same? PS: I'm setting the subscriptions on fire :) More
  • Keyword list optimization

    by Seraphoet | 27th of November, 2010

    Recently I've marked for myself, that the leading in sales pictures not depend on the "fullside" keywording. You may add 80 keywords to your picture, optimized as well as you can, using the experience of the most popular jobs, but... My first sales was made with images, I... More
  • Now I like Subs

    by Komar | 14th of August, 2010

    Well I like them today anyway. I currently have 141 images online. Can you imagine my surprise in getting 8 sales in one day? All of them subscription sales and all of them images of Bali. I can assume it's the same buyer, but you never know. That puts me on 14 sales for... More
  • My quickest sale so far

    by Heywoody | 26th of July, 2010

    This one went on line last week but only actually appeared in my portfolio / searches since about Friday. Kinda pleased as it was for my own amusement and I had doubts about stock value :) Wonder should I change the title to something with "dragon" in it and keep... More
  • Tags way

    by Polarisvideo | 1st of April, 2010

    Here is the question: Which is the way you choose tags for your images? Think more about the concept or image description? See Article
  • So happy!!! I am getting approvals immediately after submission :)

    by Goldution | 19th of March, 2010

    Like many of you, I am the one who has an internet dependance problem :) I used to sit long hours on dating sites, and when I first uploaded few images here, i realized that DT becomes a new friendly place in the web that turned my focus away from my careless succession... More
  • Oh dear! What can the matter be…….

    by Shutterbestiole | 13th of March, 2010

    Hi! I'm an avid photographer and photography is my part time hobby. I've been an active DT member since 2008 and have currently reached 50 uploads in my account. Recently, I have noticed several problems that I’ve faced in DT whereby I had a couple of images, which were... More
  • Arabic More Accessible!

    by Mani33 | 19th of January, 2010

    Most of the images that were created in the Arabic language are artistic & sacred calligraphy, almost nothing about how to write it in normal script, the way the natives write it on their day by day or what does it mean!!! No it can not be done by joining the letters only!... More
  • Descriptive title of your images

    by Peter.kirillov | 10th of December, 2009

    The title of your image is quite important if you want to promote your work and let it be found by a customer. Try to make a title and description as much relevant and descriptive as possible! Dreamstime engine allows you to see what search phrase led a customer... More
  • Title & Description, (very important, read my experience)

    by Creativei | 18th of November, 2009

    Sorry I'm in hurry else would have explained the complete experience I had today, I have just covered some important aspects, following which I guess you can increase sales. Bottom Line, pay more attention to title and description its really brings sales. Today while... More
  • I haz a sad face

    by Denisebeverly | 1st of July, 2009

    My sales are slow..totally my fault... haven't been submitting lately. but...I haz a sad face because my last two sales are subscriptions. Lowest either one had ever earned was 50 cents waaayyyy back in 2007. The highest 3.00 each as late as May of this year.... More
  • The Art of Planning Your Photo Shoots

    by Petarneychev | 15th of June, 2009

    Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a pro (team) to produce a series of stunning shots (and why)? If not, then I'm sure you've at least wondered why your shots aren't (always?) as good looking as they are in your head. The key to answering both questions is as simple... More
  • Understanding search engine visibility

    by Alexhor | 22nd of May, 2009

    Recently I spent some time to do a descent research to improve my (today's and future) image visibility. DT web site is very well optimized for search engines (SEO). This means that whatever we do with our image title, description and keywords (along with other elements)... More
  • disapointment

    by Markantonydavid | 3rd of May, 2009

    having uploaded a number of pictures recently i was at first over the moon to have two of them downloaded within the first month, but that feeling was short lived when i realised that all i made from these two sales at maximum resolution was $0.70. can anyone please tell... More
  • 6883 fonts and still going...................

    by Creativei | 1st of April, 2009

    Hello, Today I was just managing my fonts, then I realized that I have over 6883 fonts in my library collected & purchased for the past seven years since I started designing. I'm using Suitcase Fusion (very useful software) to manage my fonts in both Mac & PC. Now I have... More
  • subscriptions and average image sale price

    by Bigpressphoto | 11th of June, 2008

    Italy June 2007 7 $0.90 July 2007 16 $0.93 August 2007 7 $0.86 September 2007 13 $0.87 October 2007 8 $0.96 November 2007 21 $0.86 December 2007 7 $0.75 January 2008 14 $1.12 February 2008 20 $0.... More
  • Subscriptions? Yes, thank you!

    by Roberto1977 | 29th of May, 2008

    Sometimes I happen to read posts on the Message Boards talking about subscriptions and the disappointment of seeing your own image sold at only 0.30$ or 0.36$. I always consider every sale with satisfaction, like a personal success – my picture was chosen among 3.000.000... More

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