Dreamstime, World’s Largest Community in Stock Photography, Hits 20 Million Users

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dreamstime, the largest community in stock photography, announced today that it now has more than 20 million users, cementing the company’s position as the global leader in stock photography. Dreamstime has also surpassed 400,000 contributors and the platform has reached its 70 millionth online image. This rapid growth is a testament to the unparalleled high quality and breadth of Dreamstime’s gallery and the strength of its community, as well as the company’s continued commitment to innovation.

“Our top priority at Dreamstime has always been to deliver our customers the best experience, which we do through a customer-centric approach and a constant focus on innovation,” said Serban Enache, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “Hitting these milestones demonstrates that our approach is resonating with businesses across industries that rely on stock photography. It’s fuel to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in our increasingly visual culture.”

Along with these impressive growth milestones, Dreamstime has redesigned its blog with designers in mind. The blog now includes a robust (and growing) library of informative, how-to articles that will help designers improve their craft and get noticed. Dreamstime is also inviting designers to contribute to its collection with a new blog contest. As the largest community in stock photography, Dreamstime has always encouraged creative participation by offering photo assignments, and the blog contest is an extension of these assignments. To date, Dreamstime has held 115 photo assignment contests in total, with 81,663 images submitted. Of these, it has accepted just 17,052—less than 25 percent proving that the company is highly selective about the content it accepts in order to keep the quality high.

The same high quality and strict selectiveness will be extended to the newly introduced blog contest, so readers will enjoy hand-picked tutorials and useful design articles. Each month, Dreamstime assigns a new theme and accepts blog submissions from its talented community of photographers and experts. Winners receive $100, $200 or $300 for sharing the most useful articles, which are published on the Dreamstime blog at: https://www.dreamstime.com/blog.

Furthermore, Dreamstime is offering a deal that is rare in the industry—no print limit for royalty-free images. Royalty Free is a type of stock photography license that allows buyers to pay a one-time, flat fee and use that image forever within the accepted parameters. Some licenses require customers to pay royalties to the owner every time they use the photo; By offering no print limit on Royalty Free images, Dreamstime allows users to publish them as many times and in as many copies as they want, with no extra charge. This provides significant value to advertising agencies, magazines, and production companies by affording them greater flexibility in what images they use and how.

Each of these announcements exemplifies Dreamstime’s commitment to its customers, which has built the company into the world’s largest community of stock photography with a loyal customer base and sustained pattern of growth. Dreamstime attracts approximately 12 million unique visitors a month.  One billion users have visited Dreamstime since it was founded and the site has garnered over 5.6 billion impressions. In an era where people can download images from just about anywhere, Dreamstime’s success confirms that responsibility and quality are top priorities in the design community.  

About Dreamstime

Dreamstime is a distinguished leader in stock photography, a major supplier of high quality digital images to the world’s largest advertising agencies, national and international magazines, and film and television production companies including Google, Coca Cola, Autodesk, Random House, Samsung, The Discovery Channel, Random House Bertelsmann, the Financial Times, and many more.  With over 70 million images, Dreamstime has the largest customer base in the world (over 20 million users to date) and more than 12 million unique visitors monthly to the site. In addition to the almost one million free images available, Dreamstime’s active gallery is updated by the second with photos from the site’s 400,000 plus contributors. For more information on Dreamstime, please visit: http://www.Dreamstime.com.