FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Picsdream is free for everyone. However, if you want to be a Picsdreamer, whether to upload photographs or to buy these as wall décor, the first step is to Sign Up to create an account with us. Verify your identity and login to enjoy the power of Picsdream.
If you want to access some of the more advanced features, you need to subscribe to be a Super Picsdreamer @ just INR 2499/yr. Click here to see the advanced features.
Talented photographers can upload their photographs to share, showcase and sell their photographs. Lovers of photographic art can search and buy these beautiful photographs in a variety of media. We print on paper, canvas, glass, acrylic, wood, laminates, glass and even aluminum to give these great photographs a modern contemporary look.
It’s very simple! Login to your account, click on the Upload (open upload pop up) menu and select the photographs you want to upload. You can upload from your system or transfer from your accounts with FB, G+ etc . Once you have added photographs, give them a title, description, location, choose category or categories into which they would belong, add keywords to help buyers find them easily and you are ready to publish. Our Content Team then will review the photographs publish them so that all users can view them on the site and apps.
Photos should be uploaded at the highest resolution that you have (please do not upscale unless you are a pro at it please). We will keep your hi-res photographs safe and secure and will resize the same to display on the site and on mobile devices. Since the best color space is sRGB, please save the photograph with this color space in any image editing program. You can upload photos in the following formats.

1. JPEG
2. TIFF
3. PNG

Only photographs uploaded in the JPEG and TIFF formats will be available to Buyers to buy as prints. PNG files can only be downloaded for limited use on the web.

The photographs should be 1500 pixels on the long side for PNG format and 3000 pixels on the long side for JPEG and TIFF formats. The minimum resolution should be 125 dpi and the maximum 300 dpi. The file size should not be greater than 100 MB.

Please do NOT watermark your photographs. Our system automatically watermarks the photographs to prevent misuse.

The starting point, of course, is to select the photograph/s you wish to buy. There are several ways to look for the photograph/s of your choice.

  • You can take a look at our Curated Themes and Collections and see if any of the photographs there interest you.
  • You can search for photographs of your choice by using a keyword search.
  • If you have seen a photo you like somewhere, you can upload that photo and search for similar photographs on Picsdream
  • If you are looking for a thematic set, you could ask our Content team to curate a set for you.
  • After all this if you don’t find the right photograph, click on Request Photo and tell us what you are looking for and we will get it for you!

Once you have found your choice of photograph/s, you can then customize your print by selecting from the range of media that we have, different sizes, hanging systems etc and then add it to the cart. Proceed to payments and use the variety of payment options that we have, make the payment and the beautiful print/s would be on its way to decorate and add beauty to you walls.

That depends on your subscription status. As a Free Picsdreamer you can upload upto 50 photographs in a year. A Super Picsdreamer can upload upto 300 photographs a year. However, you can upload more by simply buying or earning Picredits and redeeming them for photo upload slots! You can also upgrade to being a Super Picsdreamer to upload more photographs as well as access the advanced features.

Photographs should be uploaded at the highest resolution that you have (please do not upscale unless you are a pro at it please). We keep your hi-res photographs safe and secure and will resize the same to display on the site and on mobile devices. Since the best color space is RGB, please save the photograph with this color space in any image editing program. You can upload photographs in the following formats.

  1. JPEG
  2. TIFF
  3. PNG

Only photographs uploaded in the JPEG and TIFF formats will be available to Buyers to buy as prints. PNG files can only be downloaded for limited use on the web.

We advise our users to keep the photograph size at a minimum of 1500 pixels on the long side for PNG format and 3000 pixels on the long side for JPEG and TIFF formats. The minimum resolution should be 125 dpi and the maximum 300 dpi. The file size should not be greater than 100 MB. Any file size less than 2 MB will automatically be marked as “Not for Sale” and would be just to showcase.

You can put a price to your photograph while uploading a photo onto our website. In case you missed putting a price during upload you can also set the price by editing the photo from My Media. You can set your photographs to be sold as both Download and Prints or only as Prints. This setting can be done during upload or later through My Media.

Once you upload a photograph, our content team reviews the same and then it gets published and would be visible on our site and apps. We market these photographs in a variety of ways and get prospective buyers to search and buy the photographs as wall décor for their homes, offices, hotels, restaurants etc. If your photographs are creative and artistic with good and accurate keywording or tagging, the higher the chances of catching the eye of a buyer. Once a photograph is sold, we share with the photographer as per the table below. The moment a photograph gets sold, you will be immediately notified by the system. All settlements will happen on the first of the month for sales during the preceding month.

Total Sales (INR) Sales Sharing (%)
Free Picsdreamer Super Picsdreamer
Upto 20,000 50% 55%
20,001 - 50,000 55% 60%
50,001 - 75,000 60% 65%
More than 75,000 65% 70%
Depending on what you select in My Dashboard, there are several ways for you to get your money. They are
  • Direct Credit into your Bank Account
  • By a Cheque sent to your address
  • Credit to your PayUmoney or Mobikwik Wallet

All settlements will happen on the first of the month for sales during the preceding month.

Giving a good title and choosing relevant keywords is extremely important and crucial to connecting with buyers. Most buyers, depending on what they are looking for, will search the site for photographs using keywords. If your keywording is not correct, your photograph will not come up in the search and you may lose an opportunity to sell your photograph. Please see our Keywording Help for more tips.
PICA is a composite score for a photograph based on an algorithm comprising of the number of likes, views, ratings etc. A higher PICA makes your photographs more discoverable and increases the chances of selling the photograph.
There are Themes and Collections on Picsdream. Themes are curated by the Picsdream Content Team and Collections are curated collections from photography institutes, other enthusiasts etc. Picsdreamers can also create Collections which, when set as Public, appear in the Lightbox Collections in the menu. Themes and Collections lets buyers discover easily photographs that they may be looking for.
Yes, you can be a curator too! You can create albums or collections by creating and adding to lightboxes. These lightboxes could be public for everyone to see or private for you to share with anyone you choose. Show off your curating skills by creating great lightboxes! Creating good collections even earns you free Picredits
Yes, you can! Picsdream allows you to share not only photographs but also personalized collections with your friends on various social media sites and even by email. Just click on the share icon on a photo or collection and choose where or with whom you want to share it.
The collections curated by you is visible to everyone if you have marked it as public. In case, you don’t wish your personalized collection to be viewed by everyone then choose private when you create the collection. You can change the status from public to private or vice versa by editing the collection settings.
We have a large collections of photographs spanning a variety of genres. You can search our site through keyword search or upload a photograph and search for similar photographs. However, in the event you do not find a photograph that you are looking for, you could then use the Request Photo in the menu to let us know exactly what you are looking for. Our Content Team will use their best efforts to source the photograph for you.
Super Picsdreamers get many benefits and gets access to more advanced features.. Click here to see more details
You can go to My account and update your personal details, billing information, social profile details, notifications settings, change password and more.
Click on Upgrade in the top menu to upgrade to a Super Picsdreamer
There is no cancellation of any product purchased in the electronic format (eg. Photo download) once the link is generated. Purchases of goods in the physical format can be cancelled within 24 hrs. of placing the order by writing to us at support@picsdream.com or by cancelling the order at My Dashboard/Purchases.

If you are not satisfied with any Prints you have purchased from Picsdream, we will gladly accept the return of any Product you have ordered for any reason within three (03) days of your receipt of the Product. The first step is to send us an email at admin@picsdream.com stating that you wish to return the print and the reason for doing so. We will then let you know the return procedure.

Upon completion of the return procedure and receipt of the returned Product, we will resend you the Product if it was faulty or damaged or issue you a full refund of the purchase price paid for such Product, whichever you prefer. We do not provide refunds for your original shipping cost unless your order is physically defective in some manner. There will be no refund of any Product that is not in a physical medium form (i.e., a Photo download) once the download link has been generated.

If you purchase a Photo as a download, such download will be made available to you instantly through the link generated upon receiving the payment. You have a window of 48 hrs. to download the photograph. Once downloaded the link will automatically expire and no more downloads would be possible.

If you purchase a Photo as print or other physical medium Products, Picsdream will use its commercially reasonable efforts to ship all orders for such Products within the estimated delivery time applicable to various methods of shipping available at the time you place your order. Once shipped, the tracking details would be sent to your registered email address. Picsdream, however is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any delays in shipping since the same is carried out by a third party

Relevant keywording or tagging your images will increase their visibility during a search by a buyer. Wrong or too few keywords could lead to your photograph not being seen by ab buyer and you lose an opportunity to sell. Keywording looks tedious but is easy and a critical step in selling your lovely photographs. About 15-20 keywords would be adequate to help the photograph come up in a search. Spell check before you submit.

The things you need to keep in mind are given below

  • Your subject – both the common name and proper name if applicable. Use all possible synonyms for the subject.
  • Location – the country, city etc.
  • Image details – all the identifiable items in the image
  • Type or Genre – Is it a nature, landscape, wildlife etc.
  • Mood of the photo – typically words which describe the mood of the photo, sunny, foggy etc.
  • Season and time – words which describe the season such and winter, autumn and time of the day such as dawn, dusk etc.
  • Prominent colors – If there are prominent colors, then mention them. Depending on the colors, you could also use words to describe the colors as cool, warm, hot etc.
  • Conceptual – words that describe the intrinsic details of the image – teamwork, excitement, rural, city, trust, strong, windy etc.
  • Actions – if there are actions in the image – running, swimming, throwing etc.

There are a few things that you should NOT add in the keywords

  • The equipment you used to capture. The Buyer is not interested in what camera you used or what lens or what was the aperture setting
  • Plurals – Our search engine will search for plurals of the search keywords and hence you don’t need to add them
  • Listing down irrelevant words. For example a human or an animal will have ears, eyes etc. and adding them as keywords are not required unless the photograph sis a close-up of the eye.
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Title : Serpentine River

Description : Serpentine view of river Lidder against majestic view of mountain.

Keywords : adventure; curve; design by nature; environment; grassland; green; hazy; hill; Himalaya; Himalayas; Ladakh; landscape; Light; Mountains; natural; natural light; natural shot; nature; pattern; Places; river; scenery; serpentine; tourism; tourist; travel; travel and tourism; valley; way

...

Title : Landscape

Description : Enchanting black and white snow clad mountains in Zanskar valley Ladakh.

Keywords : B&W; black and white; climate; cloud; cold; dramatic view; Himalaya; ice; Ladakh; Light; natural; natural light; nature; pattern; Places; rock; rugged; scenic; snow; snow clad mountains; snow hill; snowy; snowy mountains; temperature; texture; tourism; tourist; travel; traveler; white; winter.

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Title : Sandy Mountains

Description : Darkness enveloping a sunlit patch of mountain.

Keywords : adventure; barren; brown; climate; close up; Colorful; curvy; design by nature; environment; erosion; geologic; geological; gravel; hill; Hues; India; Ladakh; Light; Mountains; mountain; natural; natural color; natural light; natural shot; nature; nobody; outdoor; pattern; peak; Places; ridge; rock; rough; rugged; shadow; solid; strong; Sun rays; sunlight; surface; terrain; texture; traveler; trekking

Happy Keywording!

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