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  • Important Image description

    by Jianbinglee | 13th of March, 2012

    The title and description of the picture can being DT approved and selling is very important.The following two pictures are taken at a wedding, but when I upload the "wedding car" no approved later, I direct the name of "daisy" approved.Thus, a clear, concise text descriptions... More
  • 24 subscription sales in a row

    by Cednik | 11th of November, 2011

    I guess this is my new record hha. Althought its rising the sales graph , personally for me the rising curve of the revenue is much more better when selling credit sales. See Article
  • The "sub season" is finally over

    by Jerryway | 8th of November, 2011

    "Sub season" is a new term I invented just for microstock. Think about the rainy season - it sucks, and you get a lot of rain day after day when it comes. The "sub season" is just like that - it comes when you get a lot of sub. sales (but few, or no credit sale), day after... More
  • Where Do We Find Those Keywords?

    by Livingstonatlarge | 5th of October, 2011

    Yesterday I was trying to keyword this image and I got stuck. I had…… “Totem, pole, Alaska, face, carved, carving, wood, eyes, mouth, teeth”, and my standard… “vertical, photograph, image”. I, of course, got all this from staring intently at the photo... More
  • Only 2 weeks on here.

    by Lukesergent | 20th of September, 2011

    well after only 2 weeks of trying DT iv sold 3 photos and have 47 on line. im very happy, all i wanted to do was sell just one, but think that now im hooked. i must say that iv read a lot on here about people being upset but the subscription sales only making .42c but... More
  • Deep sales

    by Mvogel | 27th of June, 2011

    Every now and then I get surprised by what I call a deep sale. This is an image that is so deep down in your portfolio that you forget about it and it gets a sale out of the blue. I have had a few that sat for over a year before they saw any action This photo has been... More
  • Very useful subscription sales

    by Nicku | 23rd of June, 2011

    In this article i want to talk about how useful are the subscription sale on DT unique level based system.... Two months ago around 70% of my sales were sub sales; at that time i was very frustrated about that ( at one time almost 20 sub. sales in a row). In a forum thread... More
  • Exclusivity - My Ten Reasons

    by Nigelspiers | 18th of May, 2011

    I became a Dreamstime exclusive contributor in August 2010. The results have been very good – way beyond my expectations. There was no one single reason why I became an exclusive Dreamstime contributor - it was a combination of factors and I have listed below the ten most... More
  • 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 of... 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

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