CanStockPhoto Review

21 September 2012 Stock Photo Agencies Last update: 14 June 2015

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CanStockPhoto was formed in 2004 and is still growing. Their affiliation with Fotosearch should increase sales which are really slow at the moment. Some contributors tend to place CanStockPhoto in their top 5, but it doesn't work quite well for us. We believe that this is due to our style and type of images we submit. We had 2 extended license sales at around $25 so far, but very few images sell here and it is very difficult to reach payout level ($50) in one month.

Their website is quite friendly after they have introduced some changes and the submission process is easy via web form or FTP. Good news is that review times are very short - even a couple of hours if you are lucky.

Our verdict:

Stock photographers cannot ignore CanStockPhoto, but should not expect their income to grow rapidly here.

CanStockPhoto Details
LocationHalifax, Canada
Stock Media FilesOver 19 Million Royalty-Free Stock Images and 450k Footage Files
How to applyRegister and submit sample images for initial review
Image sizeMinimum 3.0 MP (approx. 1500 x 2000 px) - max. 20 MB
Media acceptedPhoto, Vector, Footage
LicensesStandard and Enhanced License (various options)
Credit/image pricingFrom $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)
Contributor ratesFrom 20% to 50% for Custom License / Prints, from $0.50 for credit download or from $0.25 per subscription download
Minimum payout$50 for Paypal / $100 for Moneybookers / $200 for Cheque
Payment methodsPayPal/MoneyBookers or Cheque
Referral program10% from purchases within 6 months or/and $5 for every 50 items sold by referred contributor within 6 months
Upload methodsWeb Form or FTP (recommended for footage)
IPTC Data supportYes
CurrenciesUS Dollar
Language versions中文简体, Český, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, English, Español, Français, עברית, Magyar, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Svenska, 中文繁體
CanStockPhoto Extras & ToolsTutorials, International Sales
Download ReleasesModel Release
Property Release

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