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Fast-Growing Stock Image Community Dreamstime Crowdsources Creativity

September 27, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dreamstime, a leading online stock photography site that delivers top quality, royalty free images to millions of users worldwide, announced today that the company now offers almost 15 million downloadable images to a user base of 5.1 million. With over 100,000 new users joining each month, Dreamstime now has the fastest-growing user base in the industry and is one of the web’s most popular sites. The company’s rapid growth is fueled by a unique, community-focused business model that crowdsources creativity.

“We’re successful because we offer quality images – including half a million free images – and make it easy for users to find exactly the right photo,” said Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime. “Our incredibly creative contributor community provides images for every project, and their active involvement continuously improves our site.”

With affordable credit packages, monthly subscription plans, extended licensing options and full buyout opportunities for buyers and generous royalties for image creators, Dreamstime has built an enthusiastic global base that spans all user types, including individuals, small businesses, top web design firms and global advertising agencies. Approximately 80% of Dreamstime’s nearly five million registered users rely on the company as their primary source for images.

Dreamstime’s community of more than 140,000 contributors provides a stunning array of images that are downloaded at an average rate of one every two to three seconds. Images are reviewed to ensure that they meet the company’s high quality standards and are tagged with appropriate keywords to facilitate efficient searches. And to serve its growing global user base, the Dreamstime site is translated into a dozen languages.

Another key factor in Dreamstime’s rapid growth is the site’s vibrant online community. A friendly, active group provides valuable feedback, information and tips. Blogs and message boards foster lively debates, encourage users to share stories and suggestions and enable comprehensive community transparency that is unparalleled in the industry.

With a rapidly expanding user base, an energetic community, millions of quality images at an affordable price and a growing repository of free images, Dreamstime is changing the way individuals, designers and advertising companies worldwide access photos online. Find out more about Dreamstime at www.dreamstime.com.

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. Today, with almost 15 million images, Dreamstime is currently the second leading agency in total customers with more than 12 million unique visitors monthly to the site, making it one of the most popular web sites in the world. The acceleration in numbers overall makes it the fastest growing stock photo agency worldwide. In addition to the current 600,000-plus free images available, Dreamstime’s active gallery is updated by the second with photos from the site’s 132,500-plus contributors. The company developed an infographic on the history of photography and growth of Dreamstime. For more information on Dreamstime, please visit: http://www.Dreamstime.com.

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