Stock Photo Website Comparison

15 June 2015 Stock Photo Agencies

The most important information you need for selling and buying royalty-free stock photos and other media, such as vectors, illustrations, videos, music tracks and more, all in one table.

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AgencyStock Photos (and other media files) | Image / Credit Price | Contributor Royalty
ShutterstockStock Media Files: Over 50 Million Stock Images, Vectors, Videos & Music Tracks
Image/Credit Price: From €159 for 1 Year Subscription Plan or from €39 for 5 downloads on demand
Author Royalty: Images - from 25c per download. It will increase to 33c once you reach $500, to 36c once you reach $3,000, and up to 38c once you earn $10,000. Video clips - 30% of the sale price.
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FotoliaStock Media Files: Over 40 Million Stock Images, Vectors and Videos
Image/Credit Price: From $0.74 (on demand), $0.64 (monthly pack) or $0.19 (daily subscription)
Author Royalty: From 20% for on-demand purchases and 25% for subscription purchases
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DreamstimeStock Media Files: Over 33 Million Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: From $0.77 per single credit or $0.20 per image on subscription
Author Royalty: 25%-50% Revenue Share per image (+ 10% for Exclusive Image), 60% for Exclusive Contributors and from $0.35 per subscription sale
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123RFStock Media Files: Over 41 Million Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: From $0.74 per single credit or $0.21 per image on subscription plan
Author Royalty: From 30% for credit purchases and $0.216 per subscription download
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DepositphotosStock Media Files: Over 21 Million Stock Images, 5,5 Million Vectors, 700k Videos
Image/Credit Price: From $0.96 per image (Pay-As-You-Go Credits) or $0.15 per image on Daily Subscription
Author Royalty: 34% - 42% per file sold or $0.30 - $0.35 per sale via subscription (all depending on your contributor's level)
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PhotoduneStock Media Files: Over 6,5 Million Royalty-Free Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: From $1 per image
Author Royalty: 36% (60% for exclusive photographers)
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BigstockStock Media Files: Over 25 Million Stock Images, Videos and Vectors
Image/Credit Price: From $0.99 per single credit or $0.16 per image on Daily Subscription and $0.95 per image on Monthly Subscription
Author Royalty:From $0.50 for each credit download and from $0.25 for subscription download, 30% for Partner sales and $25 for Extended License sale
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iStockStock Media Files: Not available
Image/Credit Price: From $6,50 per 1 credit (in 300 Credits Package) or from $150 for 1 Year Subscription Plan (750 images/month)
Author Royalty: 15-20% or 25-45% for exclusive contributors (depending on redeemed credits) and from $0.28 for subscription and partner sales
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PixtastockStock Media Files: Over 12 Million Stock Images, Illustrations and Videos
Image/Credit Price: $1 (with savings up to 12% with Credit Packages), from ¥29,700 for 1 Year Subscription Plan (25 images a day)
Author Royalty: 20 - 42% (30 - 53% for exclusive content) and 0.25 - 0.4 credits for sales via subscription based service Imasia
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FeeDigitalpPhotos.netStock Media Files: Not available
Image/Credit Price: FREE with attribution - read more here. Otherwise from $3.00 per image.
Author Royalty: 70% of sale price
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ImageBriefStock Media Files: Over 100 Million Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: Market price
Author Royalty: 70% of sale price
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CanstockphotoStock Media Files: Over 19 Million Stock Images and 450k Footage Files
Image/Credit Price: From $3.00 per image, from $0.44 per single credit (450 Credits Package) or $0.17 per image on subscription (1 Year Plan / 250 images per day)
Author Royalty: From 20% to 50% for Custom License / Prints, from $0.50 for credit download or from $0.25 per subscription download
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StockfreshStock Media Files: Over 4,5 Million Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: From $0.76 per single credit or $0.20 per image on subscription
Author Royalty: From 50% to 62.5% for credit and $0.35 per subscription download
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YAY MicroStock Media Files: Over 6,7 Million Stock Images
Image/Credit Price: From $1.95 per single image, $0.40 on Budget Deals (500 small images for $199) and subscription plans starting from $9.90/month for UNLIMITED number of small images
Author Royalty: 50% for credit and partner sales or from €0.20 to €1.50 per subscription download
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AlamyStock Media Files: Over 58 Million Stock Images, Vectors and Videos
Image/Credit Price: Depends on the licence - for more details visit Alamy Website
Author Royalty: 50% for sales on Alamy Website, 50% for sales through Novel Use, 50% for video clip sales, 70% for sales through Alamy distributors (30% to Alamy, 40% to the distributor)
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CustcasterStock Media Files: Not available
Image/Credit Price: From $1.69 per image, $0.86 per credit in a package (no subscription offered)
Author Royalty: 40% (55% for Exclusive Contributors)
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Pond5Stock Media Files: Over 14 Million Stock Photos, 2,5 Million Illustrations, 3,8 Million Video Clips, 350k Music Tracks, 600k Sound Effects, 9k After Effects Projects
Image/Credit Price: $1 per single credit (no subscription offered) with discounts up to 10% depending on the package
Author Royalty: 50% on all sales
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PhotoSpinStock Media Files: Over 5 Million Stock Photos, Vectors and Illustrations
Image/Credit Price: Subscriptions from $429 annual payment / $49 monthly payment. Single images from $2
Author Royalty: Single images 40% of image sale price / 40% revenue share for subscriptions based upon the total number of images downloaded per customer per month
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IngImageStock Media Files: Over 3 Million Stock Photos
Image/Credit Price: Credit packs (Photos, Vectors & Fonts) - 10 downloads for €79; Video credits (HD & Web Quality) - 5 downloads for €260; 1 Month Subscription (Photos, Vectors & Fonts) from €139 for 250 Downloads/week
Author Royalty: 20% (30% for Exclusive Contributors)
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