Keywords! 7 Easy Steps for Newbies

posted on 9th of february, 2010

Probably the MOST IMPORTANT section of all.

When someone enters words in a search,
these are the words that get sorted through
to see if your image is a match.

This is the field where you get to enter all those
juicy descriptive words that people love to see.

There is quite an art to it though, so I will walk you through it slowly.
Don't worry you will soon get the hang of it.

Ok, Dreamstime limits you to 80 keywords.

This means 80 single words, separated by a space, that describe your photo.

We'll use the example again: (photo of an australian juvenile nightjar owlet)

The first set of words you want to enter are the words you used for your image name

Australian Juvenile Nightjar Owlet


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Comments (35)

Posted by Dckirba on February 17, 2017
Thank you! This is very useful :)
Posted by Bographics on February 03, 2017
Cool info! I wish I have known this stuff from the beginning! Now I have to rethink all my keywords from the beginning :))
Posted by Countedsorrow2 on January 18, 2015
Hi Gillian,

Thanks for commenting. In the actual image I explain that very fact you mention (that the Tawny is a nightjar not an owl), however in common language I have heard it called the Tawny Frogmouth Owl many times so accept that as a common (if incorrect) name. Much as I would not hesitate to add "bear" to a picture of a Koala, despite in no way it being a member of the bear family, colloquially it is called Koala Bear by some.


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How to Upload and Submit Images at Dreamstime

posted on 10th of february, 2010

Uploading photos at Dreamstime.com may seem daunting at first,
but it's easy as can be once you know how!

Even if you are already proficient at uploading photos,
you still might want to check out the KEYWORDS section
as it is so crucial to how many images you sell.

I have created an in depth, step-by-step picture tutorial to show
you every step you need to complete to
Submit and Upload Images to Dreamstime , find it here:

How to Submit + Upload Images to Dreamstime

Got some of the way and then got stuck?
Simple! Click on the step of the menu of which
you would like to find out...

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Posted by Annguyenvietnam on December 12, 2014
Thanks. But the button "Management Area" had been replaced by "Contributors area" :)
Posted by Pominoz on November 17, 2014
Desperately need to capability to set keywords, categories etc on multiple images at once, and to easily copy them around from one image to another.
Posted by Alexa_adrian2001 on February 27, 2014
as Brg1990 asked I want to know also if I have multiple files isn't there a way to edit more images at once and then submit. I mean set categories for 10 images at once. Is like indexing feature on other stock agencies.

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