Buying stock photos is easy, but deciding where to buy can be a lot tougher. Comparing prices is one of the simplest ways to find the best stock photo agency for you, but now there are lots of companies in the industry, many of them with perfect deals, what gives you a lot to consider when doing a stock photo price comparison.
There is a better way: there are different services that dedicate specifically to collect, index and cross-compare prices for stock photos across all the main and most serious suppliers on the web. Using these price comparison tools it's a lot easier to find the right agency for you. Discover them!
These services gather all the relevant pricing info, analyzing it and delivering quick comparative results on the fly, saving you the hassle to check every site manually and letting you make informed purchases rather than bling guessing. Check them out:
Backed by the experience and reputation of Pressfoto Group (a Russian stock media company with its own stock photo agency), EveryPixel is an intelligent image search engine service that lets you search and compare images from over 50 agencies in one place.
Using the latest artificial intelligence technology, this platform lets you search images based on keywords or a sample image you supply, and further filter them for free or paid sources, microstock or premium, included advanced options like orientation and color search.
The best is that for every image they display the prices for all the agencies said image is available in, offering pricing details according to size, and including minimum purchase requirements. All prices are expressed in dollars, making it a very useful tool to determine where to buy the photo you want, at the best possible price.
BuyMicrostock is a website part of StockPhotoPress, a media power house managing a network of over a dozen online publications dedicated to stock photography and stock media (which includes StockPhotoSecrets, MyStockPhoto and VectorGuru among others). But BuyMicrostock is fully centered in, you guessed, buyers. It aims at providing precise and straight-forward info and resources to buy stock photos cheap and easy.
One of said resources is a very cool Agency Comparison feature. This section includes dedicated reviews on most relevant image banks on the web, and lets you use a series of advanced filters to narrow your options.
Filters include deals and offers (such as freebies and exclusive discounts), buying methods, media types, payment options, license models, exclusive content… and of course, price: there are two sliding bar filters for average price per image divided in single purchase and subscription alternatives, plus options for number of downloads in subscription plans.
This is a very simple way to know which agencies offer the range of prices and the kind of content you are after, letting you further know more details on them in dedicated reviews.
Using premium stock photo price comparison tools is very useful for making sure you are choosing the best option for you, according to your image needs and your budget.
These services save you a lot of time and trouble and let you find your match in stock agencies easily, with a few simple clicks. Try them out!
Do you use a different system to compare stock photo prices? Let us know!
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