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Message posted at 03/01/2013, 09:49:59 AM by Lillyrichardson
If one of my photos sells on dreamstime am I able to find out or be told who the customer is that has bought my photo?


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Suyerry
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Message posted at 03/01/2013, 11:56:42 AM by Suyerry
I think only if that customer contacts you. But I could be wrong. :)
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software

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Astormfr
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Message posted at 03/01/2013, 15:26:14 PM by Astormfr
indeed you can. More over I do not think the buyer has any way to contact you...
Canon EOS 5D mark III Canon 24-105 f4 L Canon 100 macro f2...

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Suyerry
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Message posted at 03/01/2013, 15:56:58 PM by Suyerry
Buyer can contact you by clicking on any of your photos and by commenting on them, and some have even posted in the forum when they have purchased a photo.
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software

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Mike2focus
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Message posted at 03/02/2013, 15:48:33 PM by Mike2focus
To find out if your photos/illustrations are being used on a web site do a reverse image search on Google by doing this...

Open a Google Search web page and click on "Images" in the upper horizontal menu. Then drag and drop your image onto the search box. This tells Google to go out onto the net and search for that image.

I've found about a dozen of my images being used on websites from various parts of the world. And a few illegal uses of my images also!

I've found the best results by using the medium sized preview image on the DT web page for that particular image. I've tried using the little preview photos (thumbnails) from a main search page, but there weren't any results.

It's fun to do! Enjoy!
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh

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Message posted at 03/03/2013, 03:40:23 AM by Robinstockphotos
Well buyers so contact you outside DT sometimes. Even when you don't ask them to. I have my Facebook page link there on my profile. I have had 2 people there.
Just make sure you don't ask them to contact outside. If they want to, they would contact you via your website. I suppose that's what the website field in profile does. Contacting directly for offline purchases is not allowed.

I only sell through DT at the moment. So it's the same thing. Outside buyers contacting me would buy through here only. DT gets the revenue, whatever happens.
Canon EOS 600D (primary camera), Lenses: Canon...

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Shabbang
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Message posted at 03/17/2013, 19:42:04 PM by Shabbang
Thanks Mike2focus. I had no clue you could do that and it works great.
Canon 7D, 100-400L, Canon 28-135, Canon 70-300, Tamron 70-30...

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