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Stock Photo Buyers-Guide

Our Stock Photo Buyers-Guide provides Web designers, graphic designers, and hobbyists a help to make better decisions about where to buy.


  • Introducing PixelRockstar: The Blog Photo Solution for WordPress Bloggers

    Introducing PixelRockstar: The Blog Photo Solution for WordPress Bloggers

      If you’re a blogger, you know how important great photos are to spice up your blog posts and keep your readers engaged with your content. And if you use WordPress, you also know how tedious and time-consuming it can be to get the right photos for your website. Whether you buy licenses from... read more →

     
  • All You Need to Know About Shutterstock Pricing

    All You Need to Know About Shutterstock Pricing

    Shutterstock is one of the top microstock agencies. It was the pioneer in the market with stock image subscriptions: they introduced this offer when they launched in the industry and were a huge success. Within time, they also added options for on-demand photo buying, in the form of image packs. To... read more →

     
  • What are credits?

    What are credits?

    Credits is the name given to the pricing unit used by microstock agencies to offer buyers to purchase stock photos on demand, without any further commitment with the company. Microstock agencies price their images in credits. And they sell you credits for you to purchase the images you want. Fotolia,... read more →

     
  • Do I need a Stock Photo Subscription or Can I buy Individual Image Credits?

    Do I need a Stock Photo Subscription or Can I buy Individual Image Credits?

    Should I Buy Image Credits or a Stock Agency Subscription? There is no easy answer to this question. As a buyer, your particular needs are what will define which method suits you better. Essentially, it comes down to the level of usage and frequency at which you need royalty free stock photos for your... read more →

     
  • 5 Tips To Waste Less Time Finding Stock Photos

    5 Tips To Waste Less Time Finding Stock Photos

    How To Maximize Keyword Search Searching the right stock photo for your project can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task. The photo search at a stock agency is one of the most powerful tools you can use when it comes to finding the perfect stock photo. The more you know how to do a proper image search,... read more →

     
  • Can I retouch stock photo I have bought?

    Can I retouch stock photo I have bought?

    Can You Edit Stock Photo? This question that might run through your mind when you are new to buying stock photography is, can you edit stock photos? The most useful answer to whether or not you can edit a stock photo is – most of the time. This means, in general, most stock photo agencies, including... read more →

     
  • What is a stock photo subscription?

    What is a stock photo subscription?

    Stock Photo Subscriptions vs. Credits There are only two purchasing options for buying stock images – a stock photo subscription and image credits (packs). Some agencies only offer one or the other, but some give you the option to buy either image packs or a subscription for downloading a nominal... read more →

     
  • Where can I find and buy historic and vintage photos?

    Where can I find and buy historic and vintage photos?

    Blasts From the Past: Finding Rare Historic and Vintage Photos For Your Projects Historic and vintage photos have so much character and certainly tell some amazing stories. From the launch of the forever-doomed Titanic to the hells of war captured on film, there are some amazing vintage and historical... read more →

     
  • What photo size do I need to print on a poster?

    What photo size do I need to print on a poster?

    Printing out a poster that looks great takes a large enough resolution image with enough dots per inch (dpi) to make it look good. What you basically need is a high-resolution photo, or vector, so that your poster won’t print turn out like a pixellated 8-bit character from a 1980s video game. So where... read more →

     
  • The Top 7 cheapest stock photo subscriptions in 2016 (helpful List)

    The Top 7 cheapest stock photo subscriptions in 2016 (helpful List)

    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... read more →

     
  • How much does a Stock Photo cost? A Comprehensive Guide (+3 Bonus Tips)

    How much does a Stock Photo cost? A Comprehensive Guide (+3 Bonus Tips)

    Our Stock Photo Pricing Comparison To better understand the question: “How much does a stock photo cost?”, it will depend on what agency you choose, and whether or not you go with a member subscription or a credit purchase plan. There are stock agencies on the higher-end of the price spectrum while... read more →

     
  • Which Top 5 Stock Photo Agencies accept Paypal?

    Which Top 5 Stock Photo Agencies accept Paypal?

    Reasons Why PayPal is Popular With Freelancers and Stock Photo Agencies PayPal is the biggest online payment platform in the world today, so we decided to compile an extensive list of the top 5 stock photo agencies who accept PayPal. Our reason for doing this is so that you don’t have to find the... read more →

     
  • Can I Use My Licensed Stock Photo For a Client?

    Can I Use My Licensed Stock Photo For a Client?

    This is a popular question that often arises for designers working with clients that want to use a specific design from their portfolio. Well, the answer to that question may seem difficult at first, but we will make it easy here for you to understand. So, can you use a stock photo you have already... read more →

     
  • Turn yourself into Vince Vaughn like a Boss

    Turn yourself into Vince Vaughn like a Boss  

    Since last week, iStock by Getty Images is offering a set of images starring Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in the upcoming movie “Unfinished Business”. The images are overly staged and manipulated and can be used for editorial purposes only. It is a promotional effort and has been ridiculed... read more →

     
  • 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

    80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015  

    Last year, we have asked image agencies for their take on the upcoming photography trends for 2014, and many of the 50 stock photo trends we published were spot on. 2015, we are going even further: 16 agencies replied to our request for their trends in photography, so we are presenting the top 80 photography... read more →

     
  • Stock Photo Safety Card for Designers (Infographic)

    Stock Photo Safety Card for Designers (Infographic)  

    It’s Monday morning. You get to the office. The first cup of coffee is on your table. You are almost awake. The phone rings. You pick it up. It’s your client. He sounds angry. He just saw his new truck on the street with the image you designed. What does he yell now? Why would he have to... read more →