SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamstime, the leading community in stock photography, today announced the company surpassed 25 million uploaded images. The milestone is reached with a photo by Inga Dudkina of a "Pinup Girl." Coinciding with this rapid growth, Dreamstime is opening a new office in San Francisco. The global stock photo company has more than 15 million unique monthly visitors and several hundred thousand new images uploaded weekly.
The new office located at 180 Sansome St. in San Francisco, will provide the company with an expanded presence in Silicon Valley. This connection to the area's top-tier technology talent will prove invaluable as the firm continues to offer innovate tools for its users such as the Dreamstime Companion App and WordPress plugin.
"Passing 25 million images in our library is an important milestone which speaks to the wide range of subject matter covered by our photographers and proves our market position as a trusted stock imagery source. We have received well above 43 million image submissions, yet have only accepted a percentage of those as being up to our standards. Our strict editing protocol allows us to offer a high-end library where customers know they are getting legal, quality images," said Serban Enache, the company's CEO and co-founder. "Our community continues to grow at a rapid pace; our monthly registering userbase has increased 150% over last year. Designers and artists can rely on our extensive library to find that perfect image for any project."
"I'm very pleased to open our development office in San Francisco," said Jeff Prescott, COO and co-founder of Dreamstime. "The addition of this office puts us next door to the top technology firms in the world, allowing us to form potential partnerships and draw from an amazing pool of developer and engineering talent."
Dreamstime recently launched Dreamstime Companion, a unique mobile app that enables professional stock photographers to submit images directly from their smartphones and offer them for sale to the company's more than 8.2 million users. The app has caused the number of new photographers joining the community to triple monthly over last year. In March 2014, the company released a plugin for WordPress which allows users to access commercial and free content from the Dreamstime catalog, enabling them to effortlessly embed high-quality images into their WordPress-built sites.
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 The Girl Scouts of America, The Discovery Channel, The Financial Times, Mythbusters and more. With over 25 million images, Dreamstime has the largest customer base in the world (over 8.2 million users to date) and more than 15 million unique visitors monthly to the site. The acceleration in numbers overall makes it the fastest growing stock photo agency worldwide. 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 193,000 plus contributors. For more information on Dreamstime, please visit: http://www.Dreamstime.com.