ok, since there's been no answer, let me ask the others around here: what is your upload with Dreamstime FTP speed? mine is around 50KBps(the overall speed is about 250/300 KBps so the FTP should go higher - i'm using UPC in RO). I'm trying to figure out if this is a localized issue or something imposed by Dreamstime servers.
ok, i think i figured this out and i'm sharing the info just in case someone else will need this:
I was using total commander's ftp tool for a long time and it appears it doesn't get along with dreamstime, as my uploads to the server is limited to ~50KBps. However, uploads to other ftp servers are not limited and I get full speed. Weird, I know.
Uploading with dreamstime's upload tool, i got full speed. Switching to winscp(free ftp tool), i also got full speed.
To make a long story short, try another ftp tool for your uploads :)
Upload time can be very variable, depending on DT servers load and internet congestion....
I've found a very handy tools that allows you to select images, decide where to upload to and leave the thing uploading during lunchtime or overnight; works in the background so when one agency is complete you can finalize submission there while Easy Stock is uploading the rest....
Even if you have a slow connection like me you can set your uploads and forget about it till it's done.