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« on: March 28, 2014, 05:42 »
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http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=1772

http://www.dreamstime.com/wordpress-photo-image-plugin

New Wordpress theme gives users access to Dreamstime photos to embed in their blogs


« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 05:50 »
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The plugin gives WordPress users access to free and commercial content from Dreamstimes massive image catalog, allowing them to easily embed professional quality images. A credit line promoting the image content on Dreamstime can also be displayed using the plug-in, and users are encouraged to include proper copyright information.

GREAT!

PS: I am really sorry minus dude, anyway I still think that we need more information (like a newsletter with the announcement on my email, would be the minimum IMO), if you have it please share!
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 07:44 by luissantos84 »

fujiko

« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 05:52 »
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Does not look like the getty scam. The article mentions the user can purchase images. Looks  more like the correct way to integrate an agency with wordpress.

« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 05:55 »
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I really hope this is being done the proper way, and that artists will be paid accordingly. A bit more information is required I think.

Shelma1

« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 06:04 »
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" WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely."

Sounds like they're paying to use the images, no?

« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 06:11 »
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" WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely."

Sounds like they're paying to use the images, no?

yeah, so why using the embed word and talking about credit lines?


« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 06:45 »
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" WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely."

Sounds like they're paying to use the images, no?

yeah, so why using the embed word and talking about credit lines?

I found some of my images on web pages with the credit line inserted right into the bottom corner of the image. As long as the image is credited and clearly visible, it doesn't matter to me whether the credit line is inside the image or underneath.

Possibly the DT initiative can be explained this way:
If the buyers are using such images editorially in their web pages, most of them would give credit to the image creators anyway, and embedding images with a built-in credit line can save them a few keystrokes.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 07:02 by LesPalenik »

« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 06:55 »
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" WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely."

Sounds like they're paying to use the images, no?

yeah, so why using the embed word and talking about credit lines?

That's what puzzled me as well. If it's all paid and above board, then great but the embedding and credit line comments would possibly suggest free use like the Getty giveaway. I'd just be glad of some official clarification.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 07:01 »
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That question was asked on the forums. Here is the answer from an admin (search Wordpress in the forums)-

"Guys, the images are not given for free. They will be downloaded/purchased as usual, only that they will be inserted more quickly in the blog posts. It's a feature that saves time."

« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 07:05 »
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The thread on the DT forum is here.

There you'll find the official statement, they say it's about making it easier for bloggers to buy, not about giving away freebies...

Edit: cuppoacoffee beat me to it...  :)

« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 07:39 »
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I've installed the plugin and tested it on my symbiostock site. This works beautifull. The plugin gives you an extra button in your "edit post" window which takes you to a dialog to search and BUY a picture.
Can't be easier. Must write a little blog article about it this weekend.

And the blog is http://7horses.eu/wp/blog/dreamstime-make-inserting-pictures-blog-post-lot-easier/
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 08:20 by 7Horses »

fujiko

« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 07:55 »
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" WordPress users can link their Dreamstime account so they can have seamless access to commercial images, and the ability to use credits or subscriptions from their WordPress acount remotely."

Sounds like they're paying to use the images, no?

yeah, so why using the embed word and talking about credit lines?

That's what puzzled me as well. If it's all paid and above board, then great but the embedding and credit line comments would possibly suggest free use like the Getty giveaway. I'd just be glad of some official clarification.

All images you see on a web are embedded.

« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 08:03 »
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Great, thanks everyone for clarifying and thanks Dreamstime for going about things the right way ;)

« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 10:13 »
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I think I like it.  I think bloggers should like it as well - it will help keep a consistent flow to their photos and credit lines.  If they like the way it works they won't buy photos from Deposit Photos or Istock.  And they will be uploading the proper size, no more full rez photos up for grabs.  Oh, and DT does not appear to be ripping off the artists.

lisafx

« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 23:04 »
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That question was asked on the forums. Here is the answer from an admin (search Wordpress in the forums)-

"Guys, the images are not given for free. They will be downloaded/purchased as usual, only that they will be inserted more quickly in the blog posts. It's a feature that saves time."

This is good news in my book.  Proof that this sort of embedding can be done legally and fairly.  Great marketing and site promotion and a win/win for everyone. 

Would expect nothing less from Dreamstime who have always been fair and above-board with contributors. 

stockphotoeurope

« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2014, 03:15 »
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If I were a publisher using the free Getty embed, I'd be terribly afraid that they will do the same (i.e., ask to pay to continue using) overnight in a few months with millions of embedded images.

As a photographer, of course I wish they'll do, since - done the DT way (and the SS/Facebook way) - it seems like a great tool for everyone involved.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2014, 03:18 by stockphotoeurope »


 

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