Dreamstime Lightboxes

A lightbox is a box with a light source and a translucent cover used to view transparenices such as slides, ex-rays, negatives etc.

Here at DT lightboxes are a place to group images for view at a later date, add notes, share with others and in general they are like a shopping basket.

You can also use lightboxes as a tool if you are a contributor. I use them to group images (all mine) together that are similar in category or subject matter.

You can add notes to each image or actually convert the entire lightbox to a collection. If you convert to collection… you will lose your lightbox, so be careful!.

By far my favorite feature is this: you are able to see your entire earnings for an entire lightbox. You can only see earnings for your images.. which is a good thing! I can compare my Chihuahua images to my Money and Finance images and in a heart beat I can see that I need to work on more money imagery. I love my dog be he just isn’t bringing home the bacon!

Anyone want a dog? Just kidding!

Photo credits: Kentannenbaum, Eti Swinford, Spaceheater, Yudesign.

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September 02, 2014


Never new that! Very useful.
and Hop, making lightboxes of my own images to compare earning...

September 02, 2014


What is the benefit of adding my photos to lightbox?

October 17, 2009


Thank you for this great tip! I can't wait to try this. I have a feeling my dogs aren't earning their keep either. Lucky for them they're so cute.

October 16, 2009


This is one of my fav tool, as my work involves choosing the right image for the article, this tool makes it easy to work even off duty hour, even for my freelance clients this tool is very useful.

October 16, 2009


i like lightboxes for selecting illustrations what I like

October 16, 2009


Great blog thanks for sharing! I've got a 22month old Jack Russell/Fox Terrier cross called RIP. (We didn't name him, but it does seem to suit him when he's ripping around the house at full speed) He keeps me company when the kids are at school and the kids adore him they call him their hairy little brother. He's also someone for my daughter to blame when she's been digging holes in the garden lol :0)

October 16, 2009


:-) what a nice blog! It is useful as I start to think more about lightbox, I like collections here in DT, I have createda a few of them, but I start to think I will also create my lightbox to do like you - collect my images of one topics. Thanky for nice blog and have a wonderful time with your wonderful dog, I also have a wonderful dog :-)

October 16, 2009


Mailis, having a dog is a really nice thing.
I know... I had one, half Cocker Spaniel, half Scottish Terrier. But she got old. Sad, that dogs don't live as long as we do. Right now I don't have proper environment for a dog, but in the future I'm gonna definitely have one again. I'm wondering if Rhodesian ridgebacks will survive in Estonian climate... ;) Or a brindle boxer would be nice too. Will see.
PS: Dogs and people action shots seem to sell quite well... pssst! ;)

 Dog puppy     Boxer face 

October 16, 2009


Mailis, having a dog is a really nice thing. Too bad mine doesn't earn more downloads! We keep trying though!

October 16, 2009


Good blog.

October 16, 2009


thanks for the advice, will try it out once i have the time :)

October 15, 2009


Great article!

October 15, 2009


LOL I'd love to have one. Dog, I mean. :) He is soo cute in his house. :) Great blog! I'm using lightboxes in a similar way. Just to see when my travel photos have payed up my travel expenses. But it's the long road to drive, gonna take donkey's years. Would love to have a donkey too...

October 15, 2009


It is a good thing to have lightboxes...i had too till i converted them in collections:)But i still have 3 lightboxes:)I just found it now ,hehehe

October 15, 2009


Very helpful. Many thanks David.

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