Stockfresh Review

20 November 2014 Stock Photo Agencies Last update: 14 June 2015

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Stockfresh is a microstock agency based in Budapest, Hungary. It was started in June 2010 by Peter Hamza and Andras Pfaff, the original founders of stock.xchng, one of the largest and most popular stock photo communities on the web, and its sister site Stockxpert, one of the early popular microstock agencies, after both sites were acquired by Getty Images.

Their goal is to provide high quality stock photos, graphics and vector illustrations at affordable prices through a hassle-free, clean interface, while giving back to the community as much as possible.

Customers can buy images with prepaid credits or via monthly subscriptions. Prepaid prices generally range between $1 – $20 depending on size and subscription prices can go as low as 20 cents per image.

As of November 2014, Stockfresh had nearly 4 million images online by over 3500 contributing artists from all over the world. Stockfresh pays out roughly 50% on each prepaid download and 35 cents on each subscription download, which is well above the industry average. To submit images, apply here. Don't forget to read their detailed Upload guide first.

Image reviews are done in house, with staff that have been on board for almost a decade, and it doesn't take more than 1-2 days.

Due to the high royalty rates Stockfresh does not currently have a contributor referral program, however they do have an affiliate program in place where bloggers and site owners can make 10% of every sale referred.

Our verdict

Sales are not ideal yet, but we hope that it will start improving over time. Their customer base is growing rapidly, customer support is quick and friendly, uploading is easy (fast and reliable FTP), review times very short and approval ratio quite good. Give it a try and register your free account.

Stockfresh Details
LocationBudapest, Hungary
Stock images3,856,000 (13 Nov 2014)
How to applyVisit Stockfresh site and apply to become their contributor
Image sizeMinimum 1600x1200 (around 2 megapixels), maximum file size: approx. 25MB
Media acceptedPhoto, Vector, Illustration
LicensesStandard License and Extended License
Credit pricingFrom $0.76 per single credit or $0.20 per image on subscription
Contributor ratesFrom 50% to 62.5% for credit and $0.35 per subscription download
Minimum payout$50
Payment methodsPayPal or Skrill
Referral program10% per sale
Upload methodsVia browser or FTP
IPTC Data supportYes
CurrenciesUS Dollar
Language versionsEnglish, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, 日本語, Polski, Português, Română, Русский, Türkçe, 简体中文, 繁體中文
Stockfresh Extras & ToolsArtist Search, Forums
Download ReleasesAdult Model Release
Minor Model Release
Property Release

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