Today I am approving all images

posted on 1st of april, 2011

I've been a Dreamstime editor for more then five years and have never had a day when I could approve every single image I have in review.
So today it's THE day, today I am not the big bad wolf, today I am approving all images.

So, to make this possible, I want to ask every submitter who happens to send images in the pending line today to:
-remove all copyrights
-make sure your lighting and composition are spot on, and don't forget about white balance
-not upload out of focus images
-look at the image at 100% and if it's anything then perfect keep working on it
-get rid of noise but don't make your image look like a bad painting
-make sure your model release is correct
-don't submit images without a clear concept
-submit relevant information for your images
-be creative, be selective and be hard on yourself

If you guys do all that for me I promise, cross my heart, that I will approve all of your images today. Who knows, there might be some editors choices in there too.

Comments (47)

Posted by Wimseyed on October 06, 2013
oh, thanks you did it a few months earlier also with my pictures, two months of 100%, so let me know, when I will review my pics again, lol
Posted by Igordabari on October 05, 2013
Ha ha... Nice... I like it...

Still? :)
Posted by Edosaodaro on October 05, 2013
Ha ha... Nice... I like it...
Posted by Archangel72 on June 10, 2011
It's to bad I saw your blog just now.
If I had a chance to know that was coming, than believe me, I would definitely try much harder to fulfill all your demands ;))

Posted by Martingraf on April 30, 2011
... just imagine all pics you receive would always be spot on....
you soon would need to choose out of all the perfect ones the more perfect ones and your job would be even harder ;)
Posted by Igordabari on April 27, 2011
Oh, such a great! Unfortunately, I read it too late. Could you be so kind to announce such things a little bit in advance next year? Ha-ha-ha!... :-)
Posted by Holibero on April 26, 2011
Hi, interesting post.
Posted by Dmccale on April 20, 2011
I wish everyday was April fools day..LOL
Posted by Ponytail1414 on April 12, 2011
OH haha Why did I never see this till now. Maybe next April 1.
Posted by Eclecticelegance on April 08, 2011
Hee-hee-hee, this made me laugh!! :P
Posted by Dreamweaver18 on April 08, 2011
Hello everyone...I am new to the sight and have thousands of pics that just sit in my hard drive. I am told over and over again by lots of people I should either sell my pics or leave them in a will to them so they can make some money! lol...so I decided to pick just 4 and upload them to this sight...all 4 were rejected. Something about them not being RF/commercial. Fine..but there is only RF, RF commercial,and illustration?news? something like that. So my question is...does that mean all my pics are useless if they were done just as a hobbie with my reg. digital camera? most on auto setting. I never use lighting adjustments. Sadly , I am ignorant to the features it holds. I just point and shoot. Can anyone offer advice? Would be so thankful. Thank you everyone.
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on April 06, 2011
Double darn, I have nothing in my pending folder... that checks off all of the items above! LOL!
Posted by Miluxian on April 05, 2011
Thanks! what a shame I have only 5 uploads left... :-)
Posted by Emicristea on April 05, 2011
So .. you were serious, finally? :)
Posted by Mani33 on April 03, 2011
Unfortunately I have no images to take advantage of that or even to meet the list! :P
Nice Spring mood Ioana :)
Posted by Ncn18 on April 03, 2011

...thx for all your reminds... on our pics...!!!
Posted by Leesniderphotoimages on April 03, 2011
Oh yes, right, absolutely, certainly - and a Happy April Fool's Day to one and all!
Posted by Onime on April 01, 2011
hurray... i'll speed up my images upload! thanks Ioana Grecu.
Posted by Vhcreative on April 01, 2011
Also You can wish us tons of INSPIRATION - we REALLY NEED them !!!
Posted by Groovychick69 on April 01, 2011
I have learned how not to take rejections personally. There is no sense in getting to emotional when an image is rejected. I try and learn from the experience and take the editors advice, resubmit if possible.
Posted by Nero67 on April 01, 2011
And don't remember:"Poor background removal" I have a refusal today because of this reason. Who did this? ;-)
But i'm very happy because it was the only rejection of today, and very surprised by the speed of review: 7 uploaded and reviewed in the same day!
Ciao, Francesco
Posted by Rolmat on April 01, 2011
Thank God I've read this.
Now that I was refusing everything... :(
Posted by Petarneychev on April 01, 2011
Gotta love those editors! ... and bring them goodies when they're hungry... and when they're not.
Posted by Sobek85 on April 01, 2011
Great :)
Posted by lzf on April 01, 2011
congrats and keep on nice work
Posted by MilsiArt on April 01, 2011
And no duplicates ;-)
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on April 01, 2011
actually not a bad checklist to keep next to our mental upload button .....
Posted by Nikitu on April 01, 2011
Bahahahahahahahaha, you made me laugh so hard I have a tummy pain now :P
At least it was a "15 minutes of fame" tomato :)
Posted by Wisconsinart on April 01, 2011
Perfect timing! I recently submitted my isolated tomato series. I would photograph it, turn it 15 degrees, photograph again, etc. Then I cut it into slices and did the same for each slice.

It's our job to give Buyers a choice!
Posted by Noonie on April 01, 2011
I always think I did all of the above.... :(

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