123RF Review

21 September 2012 Stock Photo Agencies Last update: 9 October 2015

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123RF is in our top 5 due to great progress they have recently made. When we started with this agency, sales were very slow, but we kept submitting the same content as to the other websites hoping sales will improve. This rewarded us in significant increase in sales during the last year.

To join 123RF you need to:

  • register as a contributor;
  • submit a valid form of ID documentation (required for payment verification);
  • upload 10 of your best images for review.

Once accepted, you can start uploading unlimited number of photos. Submitting images to 123RF is a pleasure due to a very good FTP upload system, quite short review times, reasonable acceptance rate and no categories to be selected during upload process. You receive 30% royalty for any credit sale and around $0.25 per subscription download.

123RF is a great opportunity not only for selling stock photos, but also for vector illustrators, as well as footage and audio producers. Great features for stock photo contributors include interviews with photographers, blogs, useful tutorials and 123RF On-The-Go Mobile App to let you take and upload your photos directly from your smartphone.

Our verdict:

123RF was always in our top 10, but improvement in sales during last year proved that it is a 100% recommended stock photo agency. We believe that 123RF has serious potential for stock photo authors and it is worth spending some time submitting your work there. Just visit 123RF Website and register your free account.

123RF Details

LocationHeuston, USA
Stock Media FilesOver 45 Million Royalty-Free Stock Photos
How to applySubmit 10 sample images for review + valid form of ID
Image sizeMinimum 6 MP (JPEG with 80% quality compression)
Media acceptedPhoto, Vector, Footage, Logo, Audio
LicensesStandard License, Extended License and Editorial License
Credit pricing$0.74 per single credit or $0.21 per image on subscription plan
Contributor ratesFrom 30% for credit and $0.216 per subscription download
Minimum payout$50 for Paypal / $100 for Moneybookers / $200 for Cheque
Payment methodsPayPal/MoneyBookers or Cheque
Referral program25% of the first purchase (no commission for referring photographers)
Upload methodsWeb Form Uploader, Transfer from WWW, FTP
IPTC Data supportYes
CurrenciesUS Dollar
Language versionsChinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish
123RF Extras & ToolsMobile 123RF, 123RF Lab, Tutorials
Download ReleasesModel Release
Property Release

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