Dreamstime is the Worst Micro Stock C...
Poco Inteligenti

Columbus, IN

#23 Feb 26, 2013
This looks like a dying industry. Every since that freeking bailout nonsense started it's really gotten tougher for everybody except for the super rich and the super poor.

People have to be idiots anyway to buy photos from micro stock companies when it's so easy to get free wallpaper. And, on Google+ you can choose from millions of fabulous photos you can easily download for your own use, including many super sexy model poses.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#24 Mar 14, 2013
For those of you not so intelligent people who are throwing away your money buying photos from these microstock companies, simply join Google+. Then you can download all the great photos you want for free.
Most of the photographers are better than the ones who work for these microstock companies anyway. And, a special F U to Dreamstime!
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#25 Mar 15, 2013
i just had an issue with dreamstime.. I have an image which has been used in several children's picture books, and in Cruise company brochures..
It is a scene on the yangtze river with a small fisherman on a boat. i of course did not get a release as i was on a cruise ship on the other side of the river...
Dreamstime rejected it because i didnt have the release.
so i enlarged the area with the fisherman and sent it to them showing that THE ONLY RECOGNIZABLE ITEM was a fuzzy hat.. a hat that probably 1,000,000 chinese fishermen wear.. The fisherman himself was nothing but a...
BLACK PIXELATED BLOB.. not one feature could be seen.
Even the FBI couldnt extract enough detail to determiine who.. or what sex.. or even what life form that thing in the image was...
They came back to me with the same rejection....
This is very insulting to me, but i feel more sorry for the amoeba's who are working there making decisions.. actually, i am probably insulting the intelligence of one-celled protoplasms...
Does anyone have a worse story than that ?????
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#26 Mar 15, 2013
HarryKlein100 wrote:
For those of you not so intelligent people who are throwing away your money buying photos from these microstock companies, simply join Google+. Then you can download all the great photos you want for free.
Most of the photographers are better than the ones who work for these microstock companies anyway. And, a special F U to Dreamstime!
lol.. people have thrown almost $5,000 to me for my stock images...
May i personally thank all of those not so intelligent people for their patronage !!!!
Donald

Chicago, IL

#27 Mar 21, 2013
I hate this company beyond belief. But find it very hard to write a bad review against them. I think they own all the microstock review sites. I'm glad this thread is here at least.
Donald

Chicago, IL

#28 Mar 21, 2013
stephen wrote:
i just had an issue with dreamstime.. I have an image which has been used in several children's picture books, and in Cruise company brochures..
It is a scene on the yangtze river with a small fisherman on a boat. i of course did not get a release as i was on a cruise ship on the other side of the river...
Dreamstime rejected it because i didnt have the release.
so i enlarged the area with the fisherman and sent it to them showing that THE ONLY RECOGNIZABLE ITEM was a fuzzy hat.. a hat that probably 1,000,000 chinese fishermen wear.. The fisherman himself was nothing but a...
BLACK PIXELATED BLOB.. not one feature could be seen.
Even the FBI couldnt extract enough detail to determiine who.. or what sex.. or even what life form that thing in the image was...
They came back to me with the same rejection....
This is very insulting to me, but i feel more sorry for the amoeba's who are working there making decisions.. actually, i am probably insulting the intelligence of one-celled protoplasms...
Does anyone have a worse story than that ?????
I have a close friend who is a world class photographer. Has it all going for him except for connections. Has albums number one in the world, yet couldn't get Dreamstime to accept even one of his photos. He found out later that Dreamstime stole most of his photos and paid their insider photographers. Gave him a virus to boot. I had a bad experience myself with Dreamstime of another sort. Made the mistake of purchasing photos from them. I got a terrible virus out of it too.
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#29 Mar 21, 2013
Fotolia Rocks wrote:
Fotolia is a good company to work with. In my book they're the best.
yech... only one of my 6 which dropped considerably...
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#30 Mar 21, 2013
Donald wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a close friend who is a world class photographer. Has it all going for him except for connections. Has albums number one in the world, yet couldn't get Dreamstime to accept even one of his photos. He found out later that Dreamstime stole most of his photos and paid their insider photographers. Gave him a virus to boot. I had a bad experience myself with Dreamstime of another sort. Made the mistake of purchasing photos from them. I got a terrible virus out of it too.
It takes a virus to produce a virus, if you know what i mean..

ps.
if dreamstime googles their name and finds my posts, i'm toast .. lol
Benny

Bensenville, IL

#31 Apr 4, 2013
Dreamstime is a total waste of time for those just starting out with Micro Stock companies. All they accept now are exclusives from their already established photographers.

Meanwhile, I would never purchase photos from any micro atock company. These companies only use JPG which is lossy format. By time you receive a photo your purchased the resolution is worse than a 3 megapixel phone camera. Awful!
Sue

Elmhurst, IL

#32 Apr 6, 2013
Dreamstime really goes out of their way to insult the photographers who send them photos. I know somebody who sent them 10 photos taken from a Canon Mark IV which is one of the best. Dreamstime rejected the photos saying the camera lens was poor. They also said the photos were poorly scanned and processed, though neither was done on any of them.
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#33 Apr 7, 2013
Benny wrote:
Dreamstime is a total waste of time for those just starting out with Micro Stock companies. All they accept now are exclusives from their already established photographers.
Meanwhile, I would never purchase photos from any micro atock company. These companies only use JPG which is lossy format. By time you receive a photo your purchased the resolution is worse than a 3 megapixel phone camera. Awful!
i dont know.. i have big picture books with my pics from Shutterstock in them.. and they certainly dont look different from the quality of shots in any other book.. certainly not like a cell phone..
maybe thats the case in fly-by-night agencies... but not the top 5 or 6.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#34 Apr 25, 2013
stephen wrote:
<quoted text>
i dont know.. i have big picture books with my pics from Shutterstock in them.. and they certainly dont look different from the quality of shots in any other book.. certainly not like a cell phone..
maybe thats the case in fly-by-night agencies... but not the top 5 or 6.
But why pay money for photos when you can get them for free on Google+. A lot of super photography there and you can download photos just bt right clicking on them. Nobody will sue you or even know anything about it as long as you just use what you download for your personal use.
Just Saying

Elk Grove Village, IL

#35 Apr 27, 2013
HarryKlein100 wrote:
<quoted text>
But why pay money for photos when you can get them for free on Google+. A lot of super photography there and you can download photos just bt right clicking on them. Nobody will sue you or even know anything about it as long as you just use what you download for your personal use.
Absolutely!
jackson

Columbus, IN

#36 Apr 30, 2013
Don't matter, I think all these microstock companies will go belly up soon. People are wising up them finally.
Variable Stink

Wood Dale, IL

#37 May 11, 2013
Much better photos on Google+ compared to what these Microstock companies carry and very easy to download for free.
stephen

Pierrefonds, Canada

#38 May 12, 2013
jackson wrote:
Don't matter, I think all these microstock companies will go belly up soon. People are wising up them finally.
well, before they wisen up, i'd like to to thank all those stupid people for my $6,000 that I've made on a couple of hundred shots on the micro sites...
Buyer of Dreamstime

Schaumburg, IL

#39 Sep 13, 2013
The photos state one amount or credits for given size before purchase...then after you purchase the credits, it goes up significantly. Stay away from this company....RIPOFF is an underuse word for this company!
neil

Brentwood, UK

#40 Oct 3, 2013
I have been with Dreamstime a month. Uploaded approx. 400 images.....33% acceptance.......so a HUGE waste of time. So far made $31. Made the massive mistake of going exclusive. What irks me is that they accept all of my Editorial stuff now even when I know they some are slightly out of focus or don't fit in with compositional 3rds nonsense. The good stuff they reject for very spurious reasons (bright clean images on a sunny day....rejected for being under exposed due to cloudy skies......doh) Also I have found that some images that have been rejected one week get accepted if I resubmit them a week later.......nothing has changed to the image. Very unprofessional system with some reviewers having absolutely no clue as to the "concept" even when you spell it out in the image description. Very frustrating....and if I wasn't made of sterner stuff quite soul destroying, as it must be to a lot of newbie photogs starting out. Not impressed.
maddy

Istanbul, Turkey

#42 Nov 14, 2013
Anton

Pretoria, South Africa

#43 Feb 28, 2014
Dreamstime is awsome, I'm making a good living from them and their support is awsome. No idea where you all come from. Virus from Dreamstime, are you crazy?

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