Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dreamstime Review and Giveaway - Ends 10-20-11

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Have you ever heard of Dreamstime?  Dreamstime is a stock photography community, and its members buy and sell images for use in all their greeting cards, scrap booking, design projects, including websites, advertisements, and presentations.  Most of my headers on my blog posts use pictures from Dreamstime, with the Picture Collage Software, like the header on this post.  You can get so many AWESOME pictures from Dreamstime and use them in the Picture Collage Software program to design some pretty awesome projects!  The possibilities are endless


For this review I received 10 downloads per day for one week.  I wish I had a life time membership, these pictures are so awesome!  It's so much fun to see what you can create while using the pictures from Dreamstime.  This has been a great review offer and I have enjoyed this review tremendously!   Through out this post I will show you some great pictures from Dreamstime!

About Dreamstime

Dreamstime is a distinguished leader in stock photography and a major supplier of high quality digital images at unbelievable prices.  All stock images available are provided by Dreamstime community's photographers, shot on film or digital and approved by their editors.  Structured on categories and subcategories, the database is renewed with thousands of fresh images and titles on a daily basis.

Dreamstime provides imagery to an infinite gamut of clients in the creative market from independent customers in the private sector to Fortune 500 companies (including the world's largest advertising agencies, national and international magazines, film and television production companies).

As of August 2011, Dreamstime numbers almost 4,000,000 registered members, more than 120,000 contributing photographers and over 11,000,000 images online.  With unique visitors exceeding 11,000,000 monthly, the agency occupies the 3rd place in stock photography audience and image licensing worldwide.  (December 2007 historical data: 500,000 registered members, 26,000 contributors, 2,000,000 images online and 4,000,000 unique views).

Starting with September 2006 Dreamstime is a member of PACA (Picture Archive Council of America), the trade association for stock agencies in United States and in October 2007 Dreamstime is the first community-based agency to be received as CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock Heritage) member.

Online since 2000 as a Royalty-Free stock photography website, the Dreamstime concept has been constantly redesigned, upgraded and adapted to the market's needs, evolving into a powerful and active community-based site.  Using the latest technologies on state of the art hardware and powerful servers, Dreamstime is technologically progressive yet simplistic in navigation, application and submission processes to ensure repeated visitings and returning business.  Multiplicity is a Dreamstime specialty.  Some of the unique, one-of-a-kind, exclusive features include:

DreamFinder - Unique to the stock agencies market, Dreamstime features DreamFinder, an unlimited, multi-tiered, in-depth search engine that extends improved navigation and accessibility within the web pages with refined and advanced search options as they pertain to keywords or excluded keywords, price, content, photographer-specific, resolution, photos/illustrations, color/monochrome and orientation.

Referral program - launched in May 2005, allows members to promote the community and win a significant percentage from the sales they bring.

Keymasters - Dreamstime is the only community-based agency that provides keywording services and employs Keymasters (opportunity for members and non-members to become part of the Dream Team).  The DT Keymasters work directly with the contributing photographers to load and key their new images by title, description, keywords and categories.  This opportunity enables members (or non-members) who are photo enthusiasts, or who are just really interested in the stock photography industry, to become active part of it.

Flexible and Secure Payment Options:

Monthly subscription plans can be purchased additionally or simultaneously with credit-based plans.

If you're a designer looking for high quality stock images, you are invited to address About their images page for further details regarding their accepted usage and restrictions.  You can buy credits to download images on the Buy credits page.

Free Images section: offers a collection of FREE images, being the one of the very few resources that license images for free.

Photographer Incentive Programs:

In The News - a section specifically designed to initiate interest and participation by skilled and talented photographers.  Dreamstime seeks out the amateur and semi-pro photographers who wish to elevate their exposure as a photojournalist to introduce their photo stories in In The News.  This exclusive section features photos that tell a story or are of news relevancy or interest (surrounding an event; community, national or worldwide; past or present).

The Assignment - a motivating initiative established to entice photographers to become involved members.  The agency posts a monthly Assignment; a contest in which a current photo assignment is issued to members.  The winner of the Assignment receives a prize.  Previous awards have included digital cameras, camera backpacks, tripods, photo lenses and more.

Milestone Prizes

Succeeding any other microstock agency, Dreamstime increased its gallery of photos by 500,000 images in just four short months earlier spring of 2007.  Dreamstime reached its goal of 1 Million images in February (2007).  To assist in meeting its ambitious target marks, Dreamstime awards a photographer for every Milestone contribution.  At every 1,000,000th interval, the contributor who submits a photo or image at the next 1,000,000 mark receives a prize.

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Moderated forum of discussions -

If you're a photographer looking to sell your images, please visit Sell your images page.  They reward 50% from each sale you make.  All discounts are supported by the agency, the real commissions reaching percentages between 50-70%; on specific occasions they can be as high as 100%.

Dreamstime is the place for double platinum stock photography.

Royalty Free Images

***There are two Tweets you can do each day for extra entries, but must be 6 hours apart!

A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

Giveaway ends October 20, 2011 (12:01 AM EST)
One person per household may enter.
The giveaway is only opened to the United States.  
You must be 18 or older.   
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