Info for Buyers

Getty Images  Over 80 million images in portfolio.  Owns iStock.  Premier stock agency.
iStock If you sign up through a referral link like the one below, you get:

10 free credits

Deposit Photos Depositphotos has a unique program for bloggers and websites dedicated to design, advertising and stock files.  If you are a website or blog owner, you get apply for a free subscription and you can run contests in conjunction with Depositphotos giving away subscriptions.
Cutcaster Great exclusive photographer rates.  Middle range stock house.  Photographers set image price.
Canstockphoto Best bang for your buck.  A credit only costs $.50 and a standard image costs about 1.5 credits.
Dreamstime Large database of free images, and extra large database of paid images.  Credits cost a little more than $1 with a standard image costing between 5-7 credits.
Featurepics FreaturePics also boasts a decent free picture collection.  Credits run $1 with a standard image costing between 3-5 credits.
Fotolia Fotolia has a rotating free collection for buyers.  Their paid portfolio is around 12 million images.  Credits run about $1 and standard images cost between 4-7 credits.
123RF A great resource for free images.  There is a direct link on their homepage.  Their credits run $1.50 and a standard image runs about 3 credits.
Image Vortex Imagevortex is  pretty pricey.  Their credits run the standard of $1, but their images run between 12-20 credits.
Bigstockphoto Bigstock doesn’t have a free photo portfolio, but they do have a free image of the week.  Their credits cost $1.5 and their standard image costs about 3 credits.
MicroStockPhoto A smaller agency, with a growing portfolio.  A credit costs $2 and a standard image runs 2 credits.
Photodune Still in beta, but, has over 1 million images in it’s portfolio.  Individual credits run $1 with standard images costing 3 credits.
Pixmac Another smaller agency, with mid-range prices for credits. A credit costs $1.25 and a standard image costs 3 credits.
Shutterpoint A little more than 100,000 images in it’s portfolio.  A credit costs $1 and a standard image runs 3 credits.
Shutterstock On of the older microstock houses.  Over 17 million images in it’s portfolio.  Credits cost $1 and standard image runs between 7-9 credits.
Snapixel Great place for buyers.  Smaller portfolio, but decent prices.  A credit costs $1 and a standard image runs 2-8 credits.
Stockfresh Standard agency.  Over 1 million images in its portfolio.  Credits run $1, with standard images costing 2-3 credits.
Veer One of top agencies.  Owned by Corbis.  Over 2 million images in its portfolio.  Credits cost $1 and standard images cost 4-5 credits.
Vivozoom Smaller agency with a growing portfolio.  Credits cost $1 with a standard image running 9 credits.
Yaymicro Almost 3 million images in their portfolio.  Credits cost $6.5 and standard images run 1 credit.
Zoonar Quickly growing portfolio, with 1.5 million images.  Credits cost about $4 and images run 1 credit.

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