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New Here with a Question about Exclusivity!

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Carolineh88
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Message edited at 05/05/2013, 09:16:33 AM by Carolineh88
Hi, there! New here from Illinois! Quick question about exclusivity: am I still able to post my photos on my own tumblr blog? Thanks for the help!


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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 05/05/2013, 09:22:38 AM by Miraclemoments
You will be allowed to post photos on your blog. If you are exclusive you are not allowed to sell images through any other agency.....you should find more answers here
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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 05/05/2013, 09:23:34 AM by Miraclemoments
Oh ya....and welcome to DT :-)
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Carolineh88
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Message posted at 05/05/2013, 09:55:14 AM by Carolineh88
Thank you so much - I appreciate it!


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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 05/05/2013, 14:18:27 PM by Miraclemoments
Most welcome
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Suyerry
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Message posted at 05/06/2013, 12:05:59 PM by Suyerry
Welcome to DT and good luck!
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Pcknspbj
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Message posted at 05/06/2013, 14:54:28 PM by Pcknspbj
do we upload with our watermark or without?
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Message edited at 05/07/2013, 07:59:39 AM by Robinstockphotos
Hi, you two! :)

Do NOT share non-watermarked images!!!
Exclusive or not exclusive, doesn't matter...you should make sure that not posting even a single non-watermarked image outside of stock photo websites. People buy your image only because they want to get the watermark removed. If you supply without watermark, it becomes more of a "free image". Anybody would pick it up.
Upload non-watermarked images to Dreamstime. They put their own watermark automatically.

The main concept of stock websites is...buyers see the watermarked file...and then they pay for the non-watermarked version. So you can put your own watermark too. But just have something on it. :)

Exclusivity - it means you cannot sell via any other agency. You're not restricted in other ways. Just make sure no third party is helping you sell your exclusive images.
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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 05/07/2013, 08:24:15 AM by Miraclemoments

Originally posted by Pcknspbj:
Quoted Message: do we upload with our watermark or without?


Hi, do not add your own watermark. DT supplies the image with watermarks once they are approved. Adding your own watermark will just lead to rejections. Also don't add frames/drop shadows to your images.

Hope this answers your question.
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Pcknspbj
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Message posted at 05/07/2013, 23:21:03 PM by Pcknspbj
thank you both very much you did answer my question.
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Afagundes
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Message posted at 05/08/2013, 17:28:58 PM by Afagundes
Exploring a bit more both questions:
About exclusivity
You are the owner of the copyrights, so you can post your images wherever you want, you just cannot sell it through another agency.

About watermarks
The ones you upload here, do it without the watermark as everybody said or they will be rejected.
The ones you upload in your tumblr or wherever in the web, its really your call.
My opinion is:
If it is an image I am selling here, I just dont upload it anywhere, there is a big chance it will be stolen.
If its an image I am not selling here. I upload them with a small watermark with my name in the bottom and a "hidden" almost invisible watermark in the middle.
The intention is not really to make them unusable, many of them probably will get copied, but if they do they will still carry my name, so its kind of a way to advertise me. The hidden watermark is really if I am so mad with the thief I want to sue him. Normally if I find some of mine in a blog or webpage, I just report it and they remove it.
The way I do my watermarks make them really complicated to erase, hard photoshop work would be needed, so I dont think the thieves would bother.
Normally they are not doing that on purpose, at least I hope they aren´t :)

Check out my Google+ page and you will understand what I am talking about.

Cheers and welcome to DT!
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Luisricardo13
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Message posted at 05/09/2013, 01:46:56 AM by Luisricardo13
being exclusive, can i try and sell some of my pics (pics not on dreamstime) in an art gallery?


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Afagundes
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Message posted at 05/09/2013, 04:11:21 AM by Afagundes
I think so Luisricardo, the restriction apply only to online agencies as far as I know.
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