Dreamstime has larger comp images

posted on 20th of january, 2011

I am a contributor as well as a customer. One of the benefits of using Dreamstime is the nice, large comp images they provide. It is very helpful. As a graphic designer, I frequently download comp images to see if they will work in my layout before I make a purchase.

On the other stock site that I use, their comp images are so tiny, it's hard to tell if I like the image or not. I have to show my client the mock-up before I buy the image and if it looks all bit-mapped and low-res, it can be hard for my client to visualize the end result.

I find myself coming to Dreamstime to see if I can find the same image for sale so I can get a larger comp. image. And of course, I purchase from Dreamstime instead of the competition.

Here are some beautiful cupcake photos I have downloaded comp images for and am considering using for a bakery promotion. Yum!

Comments (9)

Posted by Sergodanilov on January 23, 2011
good job
Posted by Trottola on January 22, 2011
mmm, they look sweet and good... do you think it would be possible to have a tastng download too ;) !
Posted by smartview27 on January 21, 2011
Posted by Cednik on January 21, 2011
Yes thats pretty good thing. Especially when you are about to buy some vector graphic. Some graphic looks very cool when its just small preview, but when you get large image its not that good as it looked when it was just a small thumb.
Posted by Elianehaykal on January 21, 2011
True, true :) But a question, don't you think the thumbnails are a bit oversharpened?
Posted by Rosedarc on January 21, 2011
Yes, I agree, the large comps are really good as they allow to see the images in detail.
Posted by Mani33 on January 20, 2011
I agree! I work on both sides if the business also & find the comp size is great to evaluate the image! Thanks for mentioning this!
Posted by Egomezta on January 20, 2011
Good to know... (I don't visit other stock photography sites).
Posted by Laurasinelle on January 20, 2011
Mmm yummy lovely photos!

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I am a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Graphic Design. I have been working as a graphic designer for the past 12 years in wine country, Northern California. I enjoy photography, graphic design, crafting, sewing sock animals and anything creative. Currently, I\'m experimenting with vector illustrations and textured backgrounds to sell on DT.

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