© Drizzd

Have you ever wished you could upload images as fast as you can process them? Well, I certainly have!

When I started contributing to Dreamstime, I uploaded one image at a time, directly through the website. At first, it wasn't so bad. But, as my uploads began to grow, so did my wait period.

Most of my stock images I can process within one minute (complicated ones and problem-children aside), but it would take up to several minutes just to upload one! I would spend more time at the computer trying to upload than I would processing. That's crazy! I have better things to do with my time!

I found the FTP option but had difficulties for a couple of months trying to get it to work right. Apparently I have GREAT firewall protection (take great as you will).

Finally a few weeks ago, I found the compromise between the FTP client and my firewall. I just processed about 15 to 20 images of candy shot last weekend in about 5 minutes. Now I can set them to upload and hit the shower. =D

Photo credits: Drizzd, Teresa Kenney, Christos Georghiou.

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October 14, 2007


Using FTP with Dreamstime is fairly easy, as they provide steps on how it works. When signed in on the website, go into the "Mangement" section. There, you should find an icon saying "FTP." Click on that. Now, please read everything in this area (there's not a whole lot, so don't panic!). Here you are provided with the information you will need to input into the FTP client, such as your signin account number and password. You will also need to ACTIVE FTP from here (there is a button for that. please press it).
Just above the button you press to Activate FTP, there is a link to a detailed explanation, along with a recommended FTP client.
These are the steps I used to successfully active and launch my FTP client. The only real difficulty I had was getting my firewall to cooperate and actually allow the FTP communication (7th try is the charm!).

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