- 1GB maximum file size
- JPEG/RGB files
- Best quality compression
- At least 3 Megapixels resolution
- For illustrations: .ai, .eps, .cdr and .svg files
- For photos: Camera RAW files (full formats list)
- Quicktime MOV format preffered
- Photo JPEG/MJPEG codec preffered
- Up to 30 seconds length recommended, up to 60 seconds acceptable in certain cases
- WAV or FLAC format
- 44100 minimum samplerate
- 16-bit minimum precision
- Up to 600 seconds length
Anyone can join our community and sell their photos, images and/or videos. Just create an account and upload your media files. Don`t forget to check our terms here. Also, you can always find more details on how to upload images and videos in our FAQ section. Please keep in mind that we reserve the right to select our content and we accept only quality files after assessing them technically, aesthetically and commercially.
For each transaction, the contributor receives 25-50% Revenue Share, which is calculated based on the net sales amount for the transaction. Exclusive files receive an additional 10 % bonus, while exclusive contributors enjoy a 60 % Revenue Share for all sales and an additional bonus of $0.20 for each approved submission. The bonus is always awarded for the first 100 approved files, after which it is awarded based on your download/image rate, which should be higher than 0.1.
Any contributor may request payment as soon as the balance has reached $100 and the contributor submits a payment request from My Account section.
When approved, your file will be included in the database as a 1 level file. As it gets downloaded, the image/video moves to a higher level and sells for a higher price. The table below shows you the full price and level structure:
Earnings for registered users*
*these are maximum values.
Exclusive users also receive $0.20 per accepted upload
Revenues from extended licenses
The current pricing structure was released on January 2010. Note that credits acquired in the past may be based on a different pricing structure. In order to meet industry dynamics, market trends, technological and knowledge improvements, Dreamstime performs regular updates on its pricing.
Dreamstime.com acts as an agency providing quality images to professionals in the industry, as well as helping professional or amateur photographers sell their portfolio online. We do not require exclusivity for the images you upload, but each uploaded image becomes subject to our terms and conditions, and you must own the rights for each image you upload to our database.