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 our 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 January 2012, Dreamstime numbers almost 4,500,000 registered members, more than 130,000 contributing photographers and over 13,000,000 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, Dreamstime.com 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. Read more...
If you're a designer looking for high quality stock images, you are invited to address About our images page for further details regarding our accepted usage and restrictions. You can buy credits to download images on the Buy credits page.
Free Images section:
Dreamstime.com offers a collection of FREE images, being the one of the very few resources that license images for free. Read more...
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. http://www.dreamstime.com/assignments.php
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. Read more...
Blog section - http://blog.dreamstime.com/
Moderated forum of discussions - http://www.dreamstime.com/boards
If you're a photographer looking to sell your images, please visit Sell your images page. We reward up to 60% from each sale you make.
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