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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Flagging insights

    by Tangie | 21st of November, 2008

    Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and a huge piggybank for you. Looks like you... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Common mistakes when keywording

    by Tangie | 9th of January, 2008

    I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences I came across in my ramblings through the... More
  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • 10 things that Canada gave to the world

    by Nikitu | 21st of June, 2017

    In anticipation of this very special Canada Day, the country’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate by learning about 10 great things Canada gave to the world? 1. Basketball          James Naismith, who was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, was working at... More
  • Panorama Photos of Landscapes

    by Muhlisgursoy | 20th of June, 2017

    Hi everyone, I'm Muhlis again. Today I want to share to you about my panorama photos. Do you know what's panorama photo? Many people is knowing what is panorama photo but you may don't know. Panorama photo is a component of a few photos from a place. Photos are taken between... More
  • Pamukkale and Turkey

    by Muhlisgursoy | 16th of June, 2017

    Hello everyone, I just crossed 20 photos (all exclusive) a few days ago with landscape photos (like sunset on Pamukkale), plant photos (flowers for example) and some editorial photos. I love Pamukkale because I'm sitting in the same city. Pamukkale is in Denizli, Turkey.... More
  • Freshening up your online files

    by TheSlowWalkers | 13th of June, 2017

        I was editing one of my online files the other day because I'd thought of a better way to describe the photograph. I then went back and had a look at the first few photos I'd submitted and opened edit for each one. All of them had something that I then changed,... More
  • Keywords

    by Patrick57 | 6th of June, 2017

    I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have... More
  • Attacked by monkey on Kelimutu

    by Thorken | 4th of June, 2017

    Kelimutu is active volcano with three colorful lakes on island Flores near by village Moni (Indonesia). If you want to see them in the best light you have to leave at 4 a.m. We rented a motorbike so we were not depended on other people. By the parking lot there is a small... More
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box P2

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 2: THE SOLUTION FOR DOING SEO FOR IMAGES   “I’m going to give you less than 30 seconds to draw a picture of a tree. Go.” Running a sketch meetup group, I prompted a café full of extremely creative artists with this, and do you know what happened? I... More
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 1: THE PROBLEM WITH SEO FOR IMAGES    “What’s in the box?” This question is asked by Brad Pitt’s character, Detective David Mills, in the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller movie, Se7en. As viewers, we never get to see the answer, what was actually in the... More
  • Macaque monkeys

    by Plagesse | 11th of February, 2017

      Monkeys from Mauritius have been introduced in the 17th century by dutch settlers. The historians think they could be one of the reason for the extinction of the dodo bird since they used to feed on the birds' eggs. These pictures were taken in a Mauritian forest using... More
  • For the sake of the horses

    by Valia11 | 11th of December, 2016

    Do you know somebody that doesn’t love horses? Well, I also adore them! And I get really crazy when I have a chance to take photos of them. Especially shooting horses in action. That night when my husband and friends took me to my first horse races was a magical night for... More
  • The Contributor's Guide to Understanding the SEO of Stock Images

    by Smokinggun7 | 9th of December, 2016

      (This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.) This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is... More
  • Nature Photographer

    by Volkanbys | 1st of December, 2016

    I am an aquaculture engineer and photographer. I love taking photos. Loves from Turkey :)  See Article

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