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Dreamstime, World’s Largest Stock Photo Community, Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Dreamstime celebrates 20 years as world leader in stock photography.

Brentwood, Tennessee, United States, 09/23/2020 / /

Dreamstime, the world’s largest stock photo community, announced the start of
a celebratory month to mark its 20th anniversary this September. was
registered in 2000 and disrupted the stock photography market by lowering prices manifold and
enabling many photographers to join the industry. In 2004, it gained a top 3 position and has
continued to experience sustained and rapid growth, evolving from a handful of photos to
featuring 145+ million files in its online library and employing its own proprietary AI, PhotoEye,
for filtering the now steady 3 million monthly approvals in 2020

Since its inception, Dreamstime has continually transformed the stock photo business,
launching a series of products and features to help creatives find fairly-priced visual content
quickly and easily. From unique-in-the-industry licenses and dedicated apps to in-depth search
optimization with AI-produced data, Dreamstime uses various innovative features to market the
high-quality stock content generated by its dynamic and diverse community of over half a million
photographers, artists, and videographers worldwide. Through its affiliate program network,
Dreamstime has also enabled partners to scale up, providing easy-to-use tools to sell stock
photography in more than 45 countries since 2005.

With the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, Dreamstime announced in March 2020 a series of
company initiatives to help its customers, from pause plan options to free or discounted plans
for NGOs and educational platforms in need of relevant visual content. Additionally,
Dreamstime’s referral program enabled all users to access extra revenue, while the agency
ensured contributors earn ongoing, intact royalties as they continued working remotely and

In a time when visual creation is no longer a hard-to-reach niche, and people can easily find and
download images from the internet, Dreamstime’s 20-year long success story proves that
quality, innovation and a customer-centric approach make a considerable difference in the
industry. Since 2010, Dreamstime has launched additional online stock photo resources that
offer refined media choices based on user-driven Big Data – – and images
specifically formatted to use on social media platforms – . It also manages
the world’s largest free collection of safe-to-use, model-released images –

Reflecting on the agency’s two-decade journey, Dreamstime’s CEO, Serban Enache, said that

“the past 20 years have been exciting, occasionally challenging, but mostly uplifting because we

all love the visual arts. We live in a colorful library of millions of ideas from all six continents. We

will continue working to keep Dreamstime as the artists’ friendly home and the designers’

favorite marketplace. And that is a dream worth dreaming for at least another 20 years.”

Dreamstime’s celebratory customer treats include a limited edition anniversary plan, a special
20% discount, and a curated collection of handpicked commercial images to be licensed for
free, all scheduled to launch throughout September. After initiating a COVID-19 Relief Stimulus
and awarding 10% extra royalties earlier this year, Dreamstime’s contributors will now enjoy an
exclusive $15/user affiliate bonus and a dedicated anniversary photo contest. To mark its 20th
birthday, the agency has also expanded its branded apparel line, adding new popular clothing
items and accessories.

About Dreamstime

Dreamstime is the world’s largest stock photography community, with the most extensive
customer base (over 31 million users to date) in the industry and more than 650,000
contributors worldwide. It is also home to 145+ million Royalty Free images and hosts a 2+
million Free image library.

For more information about Dreamstime, please visit

Social Media Tags:stock photography, stock photos, stock images, royalty-free images


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