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Everyone is looking for a deal and the researchers at Stock Photo Secrets have completed a comparison of the cheapest stock photo agencies we use and have come up with a list of 5 of the most cheap stock photo agencies at a per stock photo price. Our list includes PhotoSpin, Shutterstock, DreamstimeIngImage, Fotolia and Depositphotos. If you are regular stock photo or stock image buyer, see what the prices are per download and how you can save hundreds of dollars on stock photos – save by buying cheap stock photos or if you are into footage video you might find this list of cheap stock footage agencies helpful.

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Prices per stock photo on the 5 stock photo agencies

This is a list that was researched this year, 2011 and compared stock photo prices at each agency. Some agencies had credit buying programs, some offered subscription buying options. Our focus was to find the cheapest per stock photo price so we could inform you the buyer. This list is for royalty free stock photos only and does not include special collections, exclusives or vector images.

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5. Shutterstock

The lowest price on Shutterstock is 28¢ for one royalty free stock photo. When you sign up for Shutterstock you will also have access to their weekly free photos and other bonuses. Check out the weekly Shutterstock free photos available at Stock Photo Secrets EXCLUSIVE OFFER:  10% Off with our exclusive Shutterstock Coupon Code

4. Dreamstime

The lowest price on Dreamstime is 20¢ for one royalty free stock photo. They also have a free photo gallery when you sign up at Dreamstime. Dreamstime has a very flexible buying system that will get you to the 20¢ per photo price easily.Their sign up is easy and fast.

3. Fotolia

The lowest price on Fotolia is 14¢ for one royalty free stock photo. Add a free image a gallery, Microsoft add-on and the Fotolia Desktop, and you have a great deal. Sign up for a Fotolia membership now and start downloading stock photos for 14¢ and use their many online resources. EXCLUSIVE OFFER:  3 free credits + 20% Off with our Fotolia promo code


2. Depositphotos

The lowest price per photo on Depositphotos is 10¢ per royalty free stock photo. They are currently running a free trial for all new members where you can download 35 photos (5 photos per day for 7 days) and then choose your buying plan for more 10¢ images. Signing up for Depositphotos will bring you lots of advantages and membership is for free. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Register now and get 5 free credits and 15% Discount!

The cheapest stock photo agency on a price per photo comparison

The cheapest stock photo agency on a price per photo comparison is PhotoSpin where you can end up paying less than 1¢ per stock photo. The image library is large, over 2.5 million images, they have been selling stock photos since 1999 and it is no surprise that the website is run by designers, photographers and website specialists who want to make stock photography affordable. Photospin Coupon 1 Month FreeMore about the PhotoSpin Coupon Code here

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About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.