Microstock Sites - Price Comparison

 

The table below shows data we have collected that relates to image pricing on microstock sites. Many sites offer a credit system, when purchases of larger numbers of credits attracts a discount. Credits often cost 1$, but prices vary. If a site does not offer a credit system we have listed the credit price as $1. Note that some sites offer image subscription services this sometimes makes those sites appear expensive when in fact they may be better value depending on your needs.

We have also drawn a conclusion which sites are best for image buyers.

Site Approx. size of photo collection (0 = no current estimate) Cost of 1 Credit (basic) Cost of a standard image (1600x1200) 2MP approx Real US$ Cost of 1 Standard Image
Albumo (Fantero) 853548 Images $ 1 1 Credit 1
Canstockphoto.com 30000000 Images $ 0.75 3 Credits 2.25
StockFresh 5000000 Images $ 1 3 Credits 3
Featurepics.com 580000 Images $ 1 3 Credits 3
Depositphotos.com 160000000 Images $ 4.9 1 Credit 4.9
Yay Images 11000000 Images $ 4.99 1 Credit 4.99
Zoonar 3600000 Images $ 1 5 Credits 5
123rf 110000000 Images $ 1.7 4 Credits 6.8
Photodune.net 1000000 Images $ 1 7 Credits 7
Bigstockphoto 96000000 Images $ 3.5 2 Credits 7
Adobe Stock 100000000 Images $ 8 1 Credit 8
Shutterstock.com 300000000 Images $ 1 9 Credits 9
iStockphoto 30000000 Images $ 10 1 Credit 10
PantherMedia 10000000 Images $ 1.5 8 Credits 12
Dreamstime 133000000 Images $ 2 7 Credits 14
ImageVortex 0 Images $ 1 15 Credits 15
MostPhotos.com 28000000 Images $ 20 1 Credit 20
Photocase 600000 Images $ 2.2 10 Credits 22

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