How to Sell Photos, Images & Video with Dreamstime

Per Image Earnings from Registered Users Downloads*

*these are maximum values.

Revenues from extended licenses


  • License
  • Non-Exclusive
    image
  • Exclusive
    image
  • Exclusive
    User
  • SR-EL1
    1 year exclusivity
  • 50%
    (1/4 SR-EL price)
  • 60%
    (1/4 SR-EL price)
  • 60%
    (1/4 SR-EL price)
  • SR-EL3
    3 years exclusivity
  • 50%
    (3/5 SR-EL price)
  • 60%
    (3/5 SR-EL price)
  • 60%
    (3/5 SR-EL price)
  • SR-EL
    Sell the rights
  • 50%
  • 60%
  • 60%

How to sell your images:

Your first step in selling your images is to register for free on the Register page.

Before uploading a file you must make sure the following criteria are met for your image:

  • must be your personal work and you must own the copyright upon everything within it
  • must be of least 3MP resolution
  • must be RGB, saved at the highest JPG quality (100% or level 12)
  • have a Model Release for all recognizable people in your image
  • for traced illustrations upload the original image in the Property Release area (if it is not the case you should mention the illustration is your own work, created from scratch, in the notify admins area)
  • check carefully for copyright issues such as labels, logos, characters from cartoons or movies etc. Note that some buildings are protected by a trademark (such as new sculptures), cars like Ferrari and Porsche, Harley Davidson motorcycles, the Coca-Cola bottle, the Olympic logo circles.
  • check the image for all the faults listed in these guidelines
  • don't upload offensive content such as explicit nudes, drugs, people in offensive positions, racism
  • add a relevant description to your image longer than one word explaining the image
  • don't use all caps for the image name and description
  • model release files must be JPEG or PDF, filenames must contain only letters and numbers, no special characters.

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