How to Create Collections

posted on 9th of february, 2014

Keeping my promise to Whitestar1955 and the newbies who asked about it on my latest BLOG, here's a step-by-step explanation about Collections and how to make them :)

Collections are of 2 types, private and public.

As a contributor, you might want to organize your DT photos into collections by theme for say faster access ==> if you include photos only by you, you'll have a private collection whose link you can send to your friends or interested buyers, etc. as it won't be visible on Dreamstime automatically.

Here's one by me about my country, Lebanon, the Land of Milk & Honey!

You can make a collection public by including photos by at least 5 different contributors. A public collection is a nice way to get more exposure to the selected images, it can be searchable, & it's just fun to manage and maintain it.

To access public collections available to date on DT, click the Resources Tab > Collections.
The Latest Collections and Top Collections are showcased, but you can view all collections if you click "view all" on the right side.

Guide to Creating Collections:
1- Go to Management Area.
2- On the left, there are round buttons in "Buyers Area", click the Star one "Collections".
(Or instead of steps 1&2 click this link)
3- Fill in the information in "add a new collection".
4- Search for more. To add a photo, click "Tools" under the photo and select the collection you want to add it to from the "add to collection" drop down menu!
An alternative way to add photos to collections is to go to this link again, on the right you'll find a "add/remove image" button under "Edit". You can add photos by I.D.#'s.

That's all :)

I have 3 private collections & 103 public ones (most of which don't include any of my photos!). Yes, I have a hopeless case of collections-addiction :P

Comments (28)

Posted by Elianehaykal on November 07, 2015
You're welcome Alexandr822 :)
Posted by Alexandr822 on November 07, 2015
Thank you Eliane, very helpful information, created my first collection thanks to you. I found some public collections in wich i want to add my pictures, can you please explain me step by step how to do it?
Posted by Elianehaykal on June 17, 2015
Hi Mgntplus, if you add someone else's photo to your collection, you're kind of complimenting the work and doing the contributor a favor. Adding photos should give them more exposure and a higher chance of selling.
Posted by Mgntplus on June 17, 2015
Thanks Eliane. Very useful and clear information for a beginner like me. However, I have a question about a collection, so if someone can answer. Is there some kind of rule when you add photo of other authors in your own collection, or whether we can somehow inform or ask about taking their photos? I did not notice the possibility of direct correspondence with other authors. Thank you!
Posted by Elianehaykal on January 19, 2015
Great my friend, if you need any help, let me know :)
Posted by Whitestar1955 on January 19, 2015
Well, Eliane, a year later, I am finally getting a chance to create a Collection and make it public..I sure hope I do it right..Thank you for your help!
Posted by Bennymarty on June 18, 2014
eliane thanks! it is true .. keep collections is really very interesting and fun because it lets you see and discover great photos of colleagues and fill your heart with wonderful photos! you are a great example!
Posted by Wxh6763 on February 26, 2014
It's a good article for me .Thanks !
Posted by Attilasimon on February 19, 2014
Useful, thank you!
Posted by Jayv on February 17, 2014
useful article.
Posted by Elianehaykal on February 13, 2014
Thank you all :)
Posted by Osmar01 on February 12, 2014
Very useful and interesting! Thanks Eliane!
Posted by Mudplucker on February 12, 2014
thanks !
Posted by Egomezta on February 11, 2014
Thanks for sharing... Great info.
Posted by Olamojor on February 11, 2014
Thanks for sharing , Eliane :)
Posted by Dleonis on February 10, 2014
Great thanks, Eliane!
Posted by Hanbaoluan on February 10, 2014
Very useful blog post, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Jazz4ev on February 10, 2014
Thanks Eliane!
Posted by Lejoch on February 10, 2014
Useful and well written blog Heliane!
Posted by Upwardway38 on February 10, 2014
Love your Lebanon images. Thanks for the good info!
Posted by 4harmony on February 10, 2014
Thanks for the directions.
Posted by Inyrdreams on February 10, 2014
love collections and I am convinced being in one does help you get your images noticed. People can't buy your images if they can't find them! thanks!
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 10, 2014
Very useful, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Wangyun on February 10, 2014
Thank you Eliane.
Posted by Marion0711 on February 10, 2014
Thank you Eliane.
Posted by Whitestar1955 on February 09, 2014
Thank you so much for this! Hopefully I can create a collection and add your beautiful pics!
Posted by Elianehaykal on February 09, 2014
Athina :) Thank you!
Posted by Athinais on February 09, 2014
Beautiful images and useful blog Eliane!

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