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New feature: our visual atlas!

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Achilles
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Message edited at 04/01/2011, 06:07:24 AM by Admin
Here come the first designer-oriented features of the geo-tagging project launched a few weeks ago (details here).



World's visual atlas:

Designers can explore fantastic places just by browsing your extraordinary imagery available on the world's map. All geo-tagged images are included in this map at various zoom levels. Priority is given based on the number of downloads/views at different zoom levels. Once you zoom in, the map gets populated with new images. There are already over 100,000 images available to start with, but there is always room for more. That's why we strongly suggest contributors to geo-tag their outdoor images (full requirements at link above). An icons alternative will be handy to users with less powerful configuration for their computers.



Recently purchased images and their designers' locations:

While the number of images available grows, we will produce other functionalities using this data. For now, please check the Latest tab map, which shows the most recent downloads of geo-tagged images and their location.



We'll be relocating!

And some more good news! Dreamstime has grown to the point that it exceeds physical boundaries, being rather a state of mind than just a company. But we're still a business and need to look at things likewise. Effective June 1st, Dreamstime's teams will be relocating to a state-of-the-art three mast

schooner anchored in international waters. The schooner was recently reconverted to acommodate our requirements and is scheduled out of the shipyard in the upcoming weeks.



The reason is simple, international waters are a free-tax zone, which also means that no withholding tax is to be applied to foreign photographers from that point on. Besides conventional energy, servers will be powered via waves energy (also solar panels). Based on this fact, we don't expect to be anchored near-shore, but in deep water where long-wavelength oscilations can be experienced. Strong gales will provide eolian power until 7-8 Bft. The ship will also include several studios in her 9,570 cubic feet cargo that was reconverted. I will skip the details, needless to say how she will be named ;). The staff will shift periodically in order not to lose grounds :) but everyone is really excited about spending a few months a year on the sea. Of course, a small part of our team will remain on shore for logistical duties, while we stay away from the Gulf of Aden. More info TBA.



Raise sail, head to the open sea!


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Tangie
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Message edited at 04/01/2011, 06:20:37 AM by Admin
I already packed my swimming suit. Though I promise I will opt for a decent outfit while working. But after work, it's swimming and tanning timeeeeeee!!!



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Tamarabauer
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:11:12 AM by Tamarabauer - member is an admin
Just don't forget to take your sea sickness tablets...and when swimming, the anti-shark tablets :)
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L, Canon 70-200 f/4L, C...

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Martinedegraaf
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:12:31 AM by Martinedegraaf
We might need to redefine the term 'remote editor' once the schooner raises sail ;)
Nikon D300, Nikkor 17-55 f2.8, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8, Nikkor 50...

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Inganielsen
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:20:06 AM by Inganielsen
:D Sounds like fun.



I already see the notification: "upload limits temporarily reduced to 10 images per week due to strong winds and heavy rain - don't worry we are fine!"
Canon EOS 550D, 1000D, Sigma 17-70mm, Adobe Photoshop

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Nikitu
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:31:52 AM by Nikitu - member is an admin
I like to snorkel so I think Serban will buy me a underwater case for my computer. Don't like to tan much so I'll wear protection a zillion and I don't get sea sickness. So I'm good to go, just lemme go take my snorkeling mask.
Canon G1x,Canon 550d, Canon 40d, Canon G10, Canon 20d, Canon...

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Noonie
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:34:40 AM by Noonie
OH, OH, my next kayak trip will be to see the new "office"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUN!!
Nikon and sometimes an older Olympus.

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BCritchley
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 06:39:34 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
LMAO
Canon 5D MK II, Canon L 180mm macro, Canon L 28-300, Canon L...

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Igordabari
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 07:19:00 AM by Igordabari
Oh, just great! I have found mine!
I, me, myself + cameras: Canon 450d (for astrophoto...

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Melonstone
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Message edited at 04/01/2011, 07:54:59 AM by Admin
And you could sail from country to country when you need to change onboard staff. "Foreigners" to be taxed/untaxed then alters with each change of staff. Sailing the world would give everyone at DT a chance to go aboard and use the studios! In fact, access to the studio could correlate to time spent onboard working....ooohh, the possibilities are endless.



;-)))

CANON EOS 50D

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Wisconsinart
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 07:50:52 AM by Wisconsinart

Originally posted by Achilles:
Quoted Message: Effective June 1st, Dreamstimes teams will be relocating to a state-of-the-art three mast schooner anchored in international waters.




Bad idea. I keep reading in the "Upload Limit Message" thread how DT is a sinking ship.



 Shipwreck 
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15

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Neirfy
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 07:54:11 AM by Neirfy
I realy enjoyed to see my images on the map:)

Pitty me can't cruise with you all ;)p


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Achilles
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 08:00:51 AM by Achilles - member is an admin
@Wisconsin: Well, I hope we'll shipwreck close to Hawaii at least :)

PS: Few images is better than no images at all. ;)


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Xiaofeng123
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 08:05:04 AM by Xiaofeng123
so nice.I will find mine.
Nikon D3100,18-55 lens,35 1.8G lens.

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Pindiyath100
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 09:49:13 AM by Pindiyath100
Wow! Thank you! I've just found a couple of mine. And Congratulations on the relocation!!
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 10:00:09 AM by Bradcalkins
Do editorial shots not appear on the world map? I don't see any of my tagged editorial shots...
Fast primes, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 12-40mm f/2.8

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Rolmat
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 10:06:56 AM by Rolmat - member is an admin
Well, I must say feel descriminated :(

Just got a pair of rotten fins...
Canon 6D, 550D, 24-70L, 70-200L, 50mm & Tokina 100mm. Oh, an...

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Jimakosbook
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 10:19:03 AM by Jimakosbook
here in Greece we have a lot of islands , hope to see you soon and drink some ouzo


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Digitalg
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 11:34:12 AM by Digitalg
I like it! I have to start tagging more of mine.



The part of the ship too.

I guess you might need to go thought Gibraltar out of the mediterranean and I'll be close!

Can we visit? Just tell me when Tangie is not working... :D
Reflex bodies: Pentax K-5 and Pentax LX
Lenses: Pentax ...


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Arenacreative
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Message posted at 04/01/2011, 11:50:05 AM by Arenacreative
LOL nice April Fools, you crazy pranksters :D
My arsenal for digital capturizational matters: -Gripped Ca...

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