Subscription Plans Comparison

September 2014 Stock Photo Agencies Last update: 16 June 2015

Comparison list of subscription plans offered by the most popular stock photo sites. See how much buyers pay for image packages and how much stock photographers receive for any sales made via subscription plans.

Agency Subscription Plan
Shutterstock LogoProfessional Subscription Plans from €159 per month - download 750 images every month, including access to all JPEG and Vector sizes
Photographer commission - from $0.25
Fotolia LogoDaily Subscription from $249 per month (25 downloads per day);
Monthly Packs from $25 (5 downloads per month);
On Demand from $14 for 10 credits.
Photographer commission - 25% (minimum guaranteed; 0.25 credits up to 0.40 credits - actual rate depends on the selling options)
Dreamstime LogoFrom $0.20 per image - All-at-once subscriptions starting at 5 downloads per week
Photographer commission - $0.35 per subscription sale
123RF LogoFrom $0.21 per image - subscription plans On Demand starting from 20 credits or Daily Subscription for 5 JPEG/EPS files per day for 30 days
Photographer commission - $0.216 per subscription sale
Depositphotos LogoDaily Subscription Plans from $0.16 per image (12 Months / 50 Images per Day) , Monthly Subscription Plans from $1.87 oer image (12 Months / 50 Images per Month)
Photographer commission - $0.30-$0.35 per subscription sale
Photodune LogoNot offered - Only Prepaid Credits Packages
Bigstock LogoFrom $0.16 per image on Daily Subscription Plans and $0.95 per image on Monthly Subscription Plans
Photographer commission - $0.25 per subscription sale (increased by number of downloads in the previous 12 months)
iStock LogoFrom €133.25 for 750 downloads / month (1 year plan)
Photographer commission - flat rate of $0.28 for non-exclusive contributors and from $0.34 to $2.50 for exclusive contributors
Pixtastock Logo From ¥29,700 for 1 Year Subscription Plan (25 images a day)
Photographer commission - 0.25 - 0.4 credits for sales made via subscription
FreeDigitalPhotos LogoNot offered - more on FreeDigitapPhotos.net business model can be found in our review
ImageBrief LogoNot offered - read more about ImageBrief different business model here
Canstockphoto LogoFrom $0.17 per image on 1 Year Subscription Plan (250 images per day)
Photographer commission - $0.25 per subscription download
Stockfresh LogoFrom $0.22 per image on 1 Year Subscription Plan (25 images per day)
Photographer commission - $0.35 per subscription download
YAY Micro LogoBuyers - visit YAY IMAGES for Unlimited Online Images for $9.90/month
Photographer commission - from €0.20 to $1.50 per subscription download
Alamy LogoNot offered
Cutcaster LogoNot offered - Only Prepaid Credit Packages
Pond5 LogoNot offered - Only Prepaid Credit Packages
PhotoSpin LogoAnnual plans from $429 / monthly plans from $49
Ingimage Logo1 Month Subscription (Photos, Vectors & Fonts) from €139 for 250 Downloads / week (also Subscription Plans for 6 and 12 months)
Photographer commission - 20% (30% for Exclusive Contributors)
Pixmac LogoMoved to Pond5, see above or read more here.

Other Stock Photography Comparisons

You can also check out our Royalty Comparison to find out what compensation is offered by the agencies to their contributors, or see the Credit/Image Price Summary and learn 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. In addition, you can read an article about becoming an exclusive stock photo contributor and check our Exclusivity Comparison list.

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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