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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
  • Although the Fall, I have a New Year!

    by Iguanasbear | 7th of October, 2016

    I apologize to all those whom my "google.translate-English" will pull the eyes and ears. I'll try to make it too painful. Because we have a new year (5777), so I decided to change something and start writing a blog. I'm on Dreamstime long enough, and this is what I have... More
  • How to increase your sales?

    by Crisdumitru | 16th of September, 2016

    Hello dreamstime users, For improve your sales on Dreamstime, is important to upload images every day, without too much breaks. If you treat this like a full time job, you have more likely to succeed. More images = more earnings. Image quality is important, and then,... More
  • 5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Image for Your Project

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 19th of August, 2016

    46 million and counting. That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today. So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project? Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just... More
  • Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of August, 2016

      Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on pixel peeping and gear acquisition. We are passionate about the gear we lug around every day and will usually bore a non photographer to tears with our endless ramblings about Canon, Leica, Fuji, Nikon or whichever... More
  • Mahya

    by Moravaldes | 13th of July, 2016

    Mahya is a sign that is placed between two minarets in a mosque, only in ramadan month ( Muslim fasting month ) ,it began to be used since the early days of the Ottoman Empire ,at that time glass containers filled with olive oil or wax were used in the same way as if they... More
  • What's up with Turkeys?

    by Dream111184 | 19th of June, 2016

      A friend of mine used to feed wild turkeys in his yard in northwest Wisconsin. He owned a Honda four-wheeler and the turkeys learned that when he started the four-wheeler that it was time to eat. One day he started the four-wheeler in the shed by his house and drove it... More
  • Monkey business

    by Bragearonsen | 12th of May, 2016

    Some shots of a couple of wild monkeys in the higlands of Sri Lanka:         See Article
  • Face to face with our "relatives"

    by Physi28 | 16th of March, 2016

    As it happens when we are confronted with the face of a primate, we sometimes get a shocking impression of looking at somebody who is familiar to us. That happens because many apes share with us our most common feelings like fear, anger, happiness and joy among many others... More
  • Almost 500!

    by Bjorn999 | 1st of March, 2016

    It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal... More
  • Again that monkey!

    by Physi28 | 12th of February, 2016

    Last February 4th and after making a bunch of sales all of them showing Woolly Monkeys from Peru I wrote a post about that issue. Today one of the pics I showed on the post was sold again, coincidence or a result of posting at Dreamstime? It will probably be impossible... More
  • Most adorable woolly guys

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    In 2012 I made my second visit to Peru, this time to the Peruvian amazon which is simply amazing! The seasonal flooding of the amazon that year had been by far much stronger than the average and even the huts of the indians which are built high up on stilts were partially... More
  • Istanbul under the snow

    by Moravaldes | 4th of January, 2016

    last day of 2015; despite the snowstorm, Istiklal one of the most famous streets in Istanbul was full of people walking under continuous snow. nothing seems to discourage residents and visitors in this exotic and beautiful city.                  enjoying... More

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