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The search engine revealed
posted by tangie - 1st of april, 2010
Many questions have been asked and heated debates started on this subject in the last few years. It is that thing each and every contributor wonders about at least twice a day when checking account statistics and sales. It is one of... More...
Dreamstime search box
posted by tangie - 24th of february, 2009
Dreamstime brings you our latest addition: the DT search box, a more practical and direct tool to look for images on our site. Not only can you now take DT as companion in all your virtual online journeys, but our site is always at... More...
Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster
posted by red - 28th of march, 2014
These tips are presented from a buyer’s perspective and from my experience in keymastering many images. I worked at companies that purchased stock images and designers at those large companies needed to be able to find images fast... More...
The joy of finding out where your images have been used
posted by lifeontheside - 15th of october, 2013
Hi everyone, I am so excited and just wanted to share with you all that I have just found out that one of my images, the one with myself and my pet Airedale Terrier dog Mordi on the beach,was used in the latest edition of the Dogs... More...
How This Buyer Searches
posted by reberman - 21st of september, 2013
If there is one overall deficiency from photographers it is definitely keywords. I am primarily looking for images of different soups. The first thing I do is to define the basic soup from its appearance. As an example, let's assume... More...
The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About Social Media
posted by wisconsinart - 29th of july, 2013
"Here, Grasshopper," said the old Master of Stock Photography, "Take this hammer." At his command, Grasshopper obediently took the hammer and began to follow the instructions of his Master. "Clasp... More...
Image descriptions: A place for unrelated keywords?
posted by robinstockphotos - 29th of may, 2013
I was looking up random images trying to figure out and list a number of potential subjects in demand. Right now I have no proper gear and not enough time for much. Next month, I think I will have both. Plenty of it. Hence the casual... More...
Airship Visits Finland
posted by taina10 - 23rd of may, 2013
From May to Mid-June Finland has a rare visitor: a Zeppelin The airship Pegasos, operated by the EU's Pan-European Gas-Aerosol-Climate Interaction Study, visits Finland to carry out a series of air quality measurements. This... More...
Google Images' new layout - how this impacts photographers and webmasters
posted by achilles - 4th of february, 2013
Let me preface this blog post by saying that Google has been a very important Internet player, and that the Internet wouldn't be the same without their efforts and innovations. With that said, I would like to share information... More...
How can i find my selled images on internet?
posted by ishootraw - 4th of august, 2012
I searched for my online picture but i didn't find anything. I was tryed with tineye.com , images.google.com with name@dreamstime I selled just 16 images, maybe this is the reason. Tell me your secret...How do you find your images?... More...
Get your picture in or on a book II :)
posted by igordabari - 16th of july, 2012
Yesterday I read Brett's blog on his picture that he had found on a book cover googling with the search string 'BCritchley Dreamstime'. I was really glad for him and immediately call the Google page in my browser and put the string... More...
Get your picture in or on a book :)
posted by bcritchley - 15th of july, 2012
So I'm pretty sure many of you have heard of the now world famous/infamous book trilogy which starts out with the first novel called "50 shades of Grey". Well the cover shot for this world wide bestseller came from here, yes your very... More...
RELEVANT Relevancy Searches
posted by clarsen55 - 14th of may, 2012
I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images... More...
A Day in the World
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 10th of may, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your cameras. On May 15th, 2012, professional and amateur photographers around the globe will collaborate on a documentary project "A Day in the World". Sponsored by the Swedish non-profit Expressions... More...
New Camera Search
posted by torasnapsfr - 2nd of may, 2012
Please help :) My trusty Olympus has been playing up recently. It's well used so it's done very well. But I'm now looking for a new camera and where better than to ask the other people of dreamstime !!! I do a lot of travel photography... More...
Content filter - Image *dead sentence* ?
posted by teabum - 19th of february, 2012
Some months ago I got accepted an image, which was marked with the content filter. This of course I found out later on, when I was wondering, why the image has 0 views and it is not showing in my portfolio. It was not showing, because... More...
New News or Old News in DT?!
posted by elianehaykal - 18th of february, 2012
So, did you know that if you click on the tilte of a photo, it will let you find similar photos based on the title? Is it public knowledge or did I just discover yet another thing in DT? I can't decide whether it's better (with examples)... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Long-tail Keywords and Microstock
posted by hatcheckgirl - 13th of january, 2012
What are long tail keywords? Well, to start with you need to understand the nature of microstock and long tail theory in general. "The Long Tail," is a term that was coined by tech writer Chris Anderson in his article "The Long... More...
An Eye For The Extraordinary
posted by annaica - 5th of january, 2012
Are you the type who is always searching for typical images in our ordinary day to day life? Like an apple or a computer or maybe even an insect or a building? Or are you the type who seeks the rarities in life that we're lucky to... More...
Extension of: How to search your own portfolio
posted by lostarts - 8th of november, 2011
This blog is an extension of the very useful one posted by Brett Critchley: "How to search your own portfolio....... ". His blog sparked thoughts about more ways to use the Advanced Search feature for checking my keywords. Here is what... More...
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