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So this is how they're using my images?!
posted by alamourus - 25th of december, 2013
I've always been curious (and maybe a little apprehensive) about where and how the photographs I've submitted to Dreamstime are being used-- and now with reverse image search functionality in Google (Google reverse image search) (and... More...
Published on the Front Cover
posted by jonpym - 22nd of november, 2013
Well thanks to Dreamstime, ive seen one of my Photo's published on front of a Book. Click here to see the Book Dog training jonpympics More...
Size Matters
posted by mscott9985 - 17th of november, 2013
I'd been warned, but I didn't pay attention. Or, rather, I paid attention, but ignored the advice. Here's what I'd been told: Never buy the extra-small size picture. Always go for extra-large. But although I was new to the cover-... More...
Part of a Series
posted by mscott9985 - 13th of november, 2013
I'm an author who can recognize her characters anywhere: in my neighborhood, my workplace, and even in the grocery store. Once I mentally connect a face to a character, the effect is indelible. I'll never forget them or think of them... More...
Nice photo's for my international shops
posted by icolorihangmatten - 29th of september, 2013
I have shops in 5 languages. It is important not to have to many text (too much translation effort). So photographs are very important. Although we put a lot of effort in making nice photo's for our site, it it still difficult and... More...
Vintage Victorian photos never shot on real
posted by privatevices - 14th of september, 2013
One of my greatest pleasures during my childhood was scissors, glue and old magazines ready to be cut. So, I found good solutions: Need a lion for playing? Cut it from a magazine? need some cash? also cut it! That fondness for collages... More...
My bestseller used on a website!
posted by robinstockphotos - 19th of june, 2013
Now this is something really exciting! I casually searched my bestselling image, the comet and moon night scene...and found it on a binocular related website along with many other spectacular images. This isn't really the typical "bestseller"... More...
Promoting Your Stock Photography - Social Networking Pitfalls
posted by transformx - 16th of december, 2012
I am new to DT and am pleasantly surprised to see that DT has in place a system for unauthorized usage. This begs the question of how and when to promote your own stock photography on other venues - particularly FaceBook, Twitter and... More...
I'm confused. Can you help?
posted by fantasyart - 17th of october, 2012
Sorry if my question is obvious, but I have not found an answer to this question. My question is this: What are the rights to be activated when you submit a photo or illustration? - Web Usage (W-EL) - Print Usage (P-EL) - Sell... More...
Web Usage and Print Usage
posted by physi28 - 25th of june, 2012
Hi to all, recently I thought about ticking the options for web usage and print usage on all my pictures but then I got afraid this could affect the sales if it means extra costs for the buyer? My question is: if a buyer wants to print... More...
Two calendars
posted by igordabari - 21st of january, 2012
I was quite happy to find two my images (of the same series) used in two calendars issued in Czechia and in Russia: first one and second one More...
Milestone - First P-EL sale!
posted by peanutroaster - 14th of january, 2012
I waited a week before crowing about this - just in case it was a mistake or something. Checking in on the old earnings report and seeing a 50 credit sale instead of a sub sale makes ones eyed do a double take. I guess now I'... More...
DT photos used by Royal Shakespeare Company
posted by deniskelly - 15th of december, 2011
Two DT photos have recently been used in the programme brochure for a quite brilliant production called "The Heart Of Robin Hood" by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their new theatre at Stratford on Avon. This first is this one... More...
How to spot images used without license
posted by dudau - 12th of august, 2011
Following our new feature for contributors (Report misusage - DMCA notification) we'd like to explain some simple steps in spotting image misuse, or what we officially call copyright infringement. Ok, if you didn't follow the link... More...
My First P-EL (!)
posted by rzs - 22nd of march, 2011
Wow!! Hi there, I reached my first P-EL sale! It is a big surprise, which I didn't expect. Has anyone of you found your P-EL (Print Usage) picture published?
Is it possible ??
posted by subhra2jyoti - 13th of december, 2010
Dear fellow photographers, Good to be back blogging in dreamstime.I am having a genuine query for all of you out here.. Is it possible to know where my images after being downloaded from dreamstime are being used ?? Can we... More...
My first photo siting!
posted by bugsy - 15th of november, 2010
Today was my first time siting a photo of mine that was sold on Dreamstime. The above photo was used as an image in a Facebook Ad. I was casually browsing Facebook and thought... "hey, that photo looks familiar!" Sure enough,... More...
tell me please ;)
posted by yogiproductions - 14th of november, 2010
Hi everyone, I was having a problem with one of my pictures of a DOG on my portfolio, cause it was coming in milionth place on the search, i think its not a bad picture but i am afraid no one is gonna buy it cause they wont find it... More...
Visualise disk space used (free utility)
posted by bevanward - 24th of october, 2010
Thought it was appropriate that I share a useful windows utility that I use regularly to show where space has gone on my laptop harddisk or an external disk. It is a free utility that you don't have to install so there is no penalty... More...
My greeting
posted by alshadsky - 13th of october, 2010
Hi, thanks for visiting my profile. I hope you will find my portfolio useful. And I just want to say many thanks to you for buying my works! It would be great to know, where and how you've used my photos. Please, be so kind, and let... More...
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