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The Top 7 cheapest stock photo subscriptions

 

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The Cheapest Stock Photo Deals

Stock photo subscriptions decrease the price of stock photos by over 50%, if not more, and can save designers, companies, and agencies a lot of money when you find the cheapest stock photo subscriptions on the internet. If you need large amounts of stock photos on an ongoing basis, a stock photo agency subscription is your best choice because you save more money than having to pay per image.

If you are about to start a project that requires a lot of stock photos, most stock agencies have one month or three-month subscriptions, and we also have some exclusive coupon codes and deals for the various subscription offers below.

This list defines 7 of the cheapest photo subscriptions you can find for stock photos. It breaks down the cost per photo and identifies the basic conditions of each stock photo agency so that you can better understand what you get.

1st – Stock Photo Secrets 99club

99club logoOne of the best membership deals comes directly from the Stock Photo Secrets Shop – our 99club. For $99 you get 200 XXL images a year – only $0.49 an image. You get access to over 4,000,000 premium royalty free stock photos, vectors, and fonts with up to 80,000 new pieces of content being added per month. The good news is that if you run out of downloads before your year ends you can purchase two different image packs: $49 for 50 more downloads ($0.98 per image); or $69 for 100 more downloads ($0.69 per image) giving you even more inexpensive stock photos. Another important note about the 99club is that the membership deal can be extended after one year at the same exact price without an auto-renewal. The 99club is a limited time membership with only a few seats available, so reserve your spot today before they deal is gone.

Here’s what included with a 99club membership:

  • All images, vectors, and fonts from our 4.000.000 High Res Photos, Vectors & Fonts (no Videos)
  • 200 XXL downloads each year (Only $0.49 per image!)
  • Royalty Free License
  • Use the images FOREVER
  • Subscription only $99 with NO additional fees!
  • Register here to get the best stock photo deal around.

Read more about 99club here.

2nd – Stock Photo Secret’s Low Volume Special Offer

stockphotosecretslogoThe Stock Photo Secrets Shop is also offering a new trial membership deal called Low Volume, which gives creative professionals with a need for super high-resolution photos, vectors and fonts over a year at one of the best stock deals around. You get 50 downloads a month for $199 a year. That’s 600 total downloads (50 per month x 12 months = 600) for only $0.33 per image! Just like the 99club, you get access to the same image collection of over 4,000,000 stock photographs, vectors, and fonts, with up to 80,000 new pieces of stock being added monthly. Our Low Volume membership is for a limited time and only has a few seats left.

Here’s What’s Included in our Low Volume Special Offer

  • Get 600 images for just $199 USD (Just $0.33 per image!)
  • No longer any monthly download restrictions (download as much as you want when you want)
  • Purchase today and pay only $199 ( $0.33 per image) rather than the regular price of $799 ($1.33 per image)
  • Get our Low Volume Special Offer here before it’s too late.

Read more about our Special Low Volume offer here.

3rd – Shutterstock Subscription

ShutterstockShutterstock has 1 month or 12-month subscription plans. Their most value is a yearly subscription for $169 USD per month and provides you with 350 images per month; or $199 for a monthly subscription and provides you with 350 images per month, both in their largest file size. Each image costs .57¢ USD on the monthly subscription and can go as cheap as .48¢ USD per image for the yearly year plan. This includes all stock photos and vectors.

4th – Adobe Stock Subscription

Adobe Stock LogoAdobe Stock 1 or 12-month subscription plans, they even let you try Adobe Stock one month free here Adobe Stock has monthly and yearly subscription plans that allow you to download 10 images per month or 350 images per month in both yearly and monthly pricing. There are two 10 images per month the first which is $29.99 per month for annual plans, or for $49.00 per month for a monthly plan, making the yearly plan only $0.33 per image, and a the monthly plan $0.20 per image. They also have monthly and yearly subscriptions that give you 350 images per month. With the annual plan costing $169.99 per month for 350 images, it is only $0.48 per image; and when paying monthly at $199.99 for 350 images, the cost per image is $0.56. While not the best priced of stock photo subscription deals, they do offer 10 free images if you sign up for the yearly 10 images a month plan.

5th – iStock Subscription

iStock has a less expensive iStock subscription program that consists of an Essentials and a Signature edition. Where you will find the best deals are their high-end yearly subscription memberships. For Essentials, you pay $166.58 USD per month, which lets you download 750 downloads ($0.22 per image) photos a month, vectors or illustrations a month (but not from their Signature Images). The Signature Subscription is more expensive at $333.35 USD a month, but you can download 750 ($0.44 per image) stock photos from any collection, vector files, video and audio files (gives access to every single image on iStock). While the yearly subscriptions are the most cost effective for members, there are also smaller plans that give you less image for either a monthly or yearly price.

6th – Depositphotos Subscription

depositphotosDepositphotos has been around for a little while now and is one of the strongest competitors in the industry. They have image packs you can buy separately, but the real value stock photos lie in their yearly, monthly and daily subscriptions. Their high-volume monthly subscription gives you 500 image downloads per month for $199 a month, effectively $0.33 per image download. And for their largest daily allotment of image downloads, you get 30 image downloads a day for $219 per month ($0.24 per image) but if you buy 30 downloads a day for a 1 year subscription, you it costs $158 per month ($0.18 an image). There are also many other options for less image downloads per day and or month in subscription plans. Depositphotos has great content, and as you can see, affordable pricing.

7th – Bigstock Subscription

Bigstock LogoBigstock, who was purchased by Shutterstock in 2009, is a stock agency that features credit pricing as well as “Pay As You Go”. When purchasing any credit packs from Bigstock you can get 15% discount on all subscriptions when clicking on the discount link below. There are 3 subscription plans for buying monthly image packs. The most popular are their 5 images/day, which is 150 images per month for $79 ($0.53 per image). They also have higher download packs that give give you even more downloads, including the 10 images/day pack that gives you 300 total images for $99 a month ($0.33 per image), and their most flexible plan is their 50 images/month for $79 with no daily download limits ($1.58 per image).

Great Deals, Great Stock Options

Today is the best times ever to buy a photo subscription plan because of the large amounts of content available, and the economical deals available. Some plans are less expensive than others, so it’s in your best interest to take a look at these 7 cheap photo subscription plans we told you about here to see which one is the best subscription for you.

Confused? Review each of the agencies in detail to understand all membership benefits and payment plans.

Stock Photo Secrets Shop’s 99club and Low Volume subscription deals are affordable and give you a humongous selection of stock photos, vectors, and fonts, which we think they are some of the cheapest royalty free images available.

Click here to buy a 99club membership, or here to join the Low Volume subscription now.

 

About the author

Amos Struck is the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, a publishing company which operates several German and international stock photo online magazines, including fotoskaufen.de (buy photos), fotos-verkaufen.de (sell photos) and StockPhotoSecrets.com. He is also creator of the Microstock Photo Plugin for WordPress, MicrostockCharts.com and GuteWolke.com – a company introducing stock photo venders to new sales outlets. He’s committed to shaping the future of the stock photo industry through innovation and strategic investments.

 
  • Thanks so much for this article, it saved me so much time from doing the usual endless one by one search. As mu budget is very low I wanted to find a site that would allow me at least one image per day for a monthly subscription and photoxpress is perfect for that. A great help, thanks again.

  • And not to forget AbsolutVision http://www.absolutvision.com/
    300 highres or vector pictures/month for $50/year.

  • Wedding Album Cafe

    Are you kidding me? There is nothing cheap about shutterstock! at almost $20 per image they have to be the most expensive agency out there. Why not add FeaturePics to this list? They have plans for as low as $1 per image.

    • Amos Struck

      You might did not read their plans correct – Download 25 images every day!! for $249 which is not $20 per image its 25 Images a day multiplicated with 30 days which makes it 750 Images for $249 ($0,332 per Image).

      • A. mohamed

        but this price not for commercial which I asked !!!
        there is very expensive price for commercial !

        • Amos Struck

          All of the agencies supply images for commercial usage. I don’t know where you referring at, sorry.

  • tinadevi

    This list is out of date and there are definitely cheaper subscriptions out there. depositphotos.com is one of them. One other point to mention is that most of us looking for affordable stock photography are not looking for 1000 images and don’t have 30 days to dedicate to downloading images. Find us some practical and reasonable plans! Please!

    • Amos Struck

      You are absolutely right, we should include depositphotos within this subscription comparison. Every plan or offer fits another need of and niche of customers. What is a practical and reasonable plan for you?

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  • Hi Amos, very helpful, thanks. I was thinking about offering subscriptions for colaimages.com digital library, and I would like to know which plan, among the ones that you have analyzed so far, do you favor?

    • Amos Struck

      Hello Marco, thanks for your question. I actually do not recommend to offer subscription for a niche stock agency like yours. Vintage and archive stock photos are quite special and most of the people might only want to use them for one or two purposes. From the 7 recommended stock photo subscription i do like the Fotolia and the Ingimage ones. Fotolia has a rollover from one month into another while IngImage has a good value for the money you pay.