Stock Photo Infographic for 2012 by iStockphoto

Infographics are a great way to explain research statistics though images. iStockphoto, with input from Getty Images, just released an infographic about stockphoto trends in 2012.

The top user trends are highlighted in this iStockphoto infographic. We have gleaned the following information from the infographic:

  • There is a 19% increase in stock photo use with use increasing from 79% to 98%
  • People images is the top category searched on stock photo agency sites
  • Stock photo users are looking for quality of images over searchability, new images or collections

2012 Year End Trends from iStockphoto

Amos Struck
Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on 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 WordPress plugins. 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.

  1. […] I came across iStock’s new infographic in this post by Amos Struck, three things jumped out at me as what stock photography buyers […]

  2. This is very useful information… – I didn't know until now for these sites. It is a really refreshing from the "usual" sources of photos… Thanks for the post!

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