Exclusivity Program Comparison

September 2014 Stock Photo Agencies

Comparison list of exclusivity programs. You can check how much royalty (if any) is offered by the stock photography agencies to a photographer who wants to become an exclusive author. To compare royalties for non-exclusive and exclusive contributors check the details of individual stock photo websites.

For better understanding of the most important issues related to becoming an exclusive stock photo author read the Exclusive or Non-exclusive article.

Agency Exclusivity
Shutterstock LogoNot offered
Fotolia LogoFrom 35% to 63%
Dreamstime Logo60% + $0.20 bonus for each approved submission. Also, non-exclusive contributors can upload exclusive images.
123RF LogoNot offered
Depositphotos LogoFrom 50% to 60% per file sold or from $0.31 per sale via subscription.
Photodune LogoFrom 50% to 70%
Bigstock LogoNot offered
iStock LogoUp to 45% (to become exclusive you must have 250 downloads and approval ratio of 50% or 500 downloads).
Pixtastock Logo From 40% to 55%. See also Pixta Commission Page.
FreeDigitalPhotos LogoNot offered
ImageBrief LogoSince ImageBrief presents quite different business model, visit their website for details.
Canstockphoto LogoNot offered
Stockfresh LogoNot offered
YAY Micro LogoNot offered
Alamy LogoNot offered
Cutcaster Logo55%. Also, non-exclusive contributors can upload exclusive images
Pond5 LogoNot offered
PhotoSpin LogoNot offered
Ingimage Logo30%
Pixmac LogoPixmac moved to Pond5 - read more here.
Picture IrelandNot offered

Other comparisons related to stock photography

You can also check our Royalty Comparison to have a grasp of what compensation is offered by the agencies to their contributors, or see the Credit Price Summary or Subscription Plan Comparison to find out how much they charge for a single credit or a stock photo. You may also want to visit our Referral Comparison to see how much a stock photo contributor can earn by referring other photographers who sell their stock photos or graphic designers who buy stock images for their projects.

Detailed summary with number of stock images, image/credit prices and contributor royalties can be found in Stock Photo Sites Comparison.

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