How to Create Collections

Keeping my promise to Whitestar1955 and the newbies who asked about it on my latest BLOG, here's a step-by-step explanation about Collections and how to make them :)

Collections are of 2 types, private and public.

As a contributor, you might want to organize your DT photos into collections by theme for say faster access ==> if you include photos only by you, you'll have a private collection whose link you can send to your friends or interested buyers, etc. as it won't be visible on Dreamstime automatically.

Here's one by me about my country, Lebanon, the Land of Milk & Honey!

You can make a collection public by including photos by at least 5 different contributors. A public collection is a nice way to get more exposure to the selected images, it can be searchable, & it's just fun to manage and maintain it.

To access public collections available to date on DT, click the Resources Tab > Collections.

The Latest Collections and Top Collections are showcased, but you can view all collections if you click "view all" on the right side.

Guide to Creating Collections:

1- Go to Management Area.

2- On the left, there are round buttons in "Buyers Area", click the Star one "Collections".

(Or instead of steps 1&2 click this link)

3- Fill in the information in "add a new collection".

4- Search for more. To add a photo, click "Tools" under the photo and select the collection you want to add it to from the "add to collection" drop down menu!

An alternative way to add photos to collections is to go to this link again, on the right you'll find a "add/remove image" button under "Edit". You can add photos by I.D.#'s.

That's all :)

I have 3 private collections & 103 public ones (most of which don't include any of my photos!). Yes, I have a hopeless case of collections-addiction :P

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November 07, 2015

Elianehaykal

You're welcome Alexandr822 :)

November 07, 2015

Alexandr822

Thank you Eliane, very helpful information, created my first collection thanks to you. I found some public collections in wich i want to add my pictures, can you please explain me step by step how to do it?

June 17, 2015

Elianehaykal

Hi Mgntplus, if you add someone else's photo to your collection, you're kind of complimenting the work and doing the contributor a favor. Adding photos should give them more exposure and a higher chance of selling.

June 17, 2015

Mgntplus

Thanks Eliane. Very useful and clear information for a beginner like me. However, I have a question about a collection, so if someone can answer. Is there some kind of rule when you add photo of other authors in your own collection, or whether we can somehow inform or ask about taking their photos? I did not notice the possibility of direct correspondence with other authors. Thank you!

January 19, 2015

Elianehaykal

Great my friend, if you need any help, let me know :)

January 19, 2015

Whitestar1955

Well, Eliane, a year later, I am finally getting a chance to create a Collection and make it public..I sure hope I do it right..Thank you for your help!

June 18, 2014

Bennymarty

eliane thanks! it is true .. keep collections is really very interesting and fun because it lets you see and discover great photos of colleagues and fill your heart with wonderful photos! you are a great example!

February 26, 2014

Wxh6763

It's a good article for me .Thanks !

February 19, 2014

Attilasimon

Useful, thank you!

February 17, 2014

Jayv

useful article.

February 13, 2014

Elianehaykal

Thank you all :)

February 12, 2014

Osmar01

Very useful and interesting! Thanks Eliane!

February 12, 2014

Mudplucker

thanks !

February 11, 2014

Egomezta

Thanks for sharing... Great info.

February 11, 2014

Olamojor

Thanks for sharing , Eliane :)

February 10, 2014

Dleonis

Great thanks, Eliane!

February 10, 2014

Hanbaoluan

Very useful blog post, thanks for sharing!

February 10, 2014

Jazz4ev

Thanks Eliane!

February 10, 2014

Lejoch

Useful and well written blog Heliane!

February 10, 2014

Upwardway38

Love your Lebanon images. Thanks for the good info!

February 10, 2014

4harmony

Thanks for the directions.

February 10, 2014

Inyrdreams

love collections and I am convinced being in one does help you get your images noticed. People can't buy your images if they can't find them! thanks!

February 10, 2014

FabioConcetta

Very useful, thanks for sharing!

February 10, 2014

Wangyun

Thank you Eliane.

February 10, 2014

Marion0711

Thank you Eliane.

February 09, 2014

Whitestar1955

Thank you so much for this! Hopefully I can create a collection and add your beautiful pics!

February 09, 2014

Elianehaykal

Athina :) Thank you!

February 09, 2014

Athinais

Beautiful images and useful blog Eliane!

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