Stock Image Market Resources

Here are some resources and links, to what I found out are the best online stock images agencies currently available, this list will be updated on regular basis with the best Stock image market resources and links after testing, so keep visiting or click follow this blog  to stay updated.

You might need to read first some tips and tricks for successful use of stock images website (s) click here to read the tips & tricks

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*New agencies were added to the resources list: last update 20.10.14


Gettyimages-Royalty free photos and images
Gettyimages-Royalty free photos and images



Getty Images, Inc. is a leader giant in stock images market and the mother Agency and owner of the microstock iStock website, it’s based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Established in 1995, Gettyimages is considered a leader in the stock images and media market, a supplier of stock images for business and consumers with an archive of 80 million still images and illustrations and more than 50,000 hours of stock film footage.

Since its formation, Getty Images has pursued an programme of acquisition, buying up many privately owned agencies that had built up the stock photography industry.

Here how the web site describes it self

Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content.

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Dollar Photo Club

Dollar Photo club  is a new royalty free stock photos and vector agency with dynamic  image bank and curated by Fotolia.

Here how the web site describes it self

Dollar Photo Club is a dedicated image bank exclusively for creative professionals. Curated by FOTOLIA, the world’s #1 stock photo marketplace, Dollar Photo Club provides unique access to over 25 million images..
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iStock is a member of Getty images one of the oldest and well known stock images agencies.
iStock considered to be the biggest stock images data base and community with the widest end user approach. you should always consider submitting your images to iStock if you are serious about selling your photographs in the stock image market.

iStock pay’s contributors a base royalty rate of 15% for each file downloaded with iStock Credits or Pay As You Go pricing. If you are an Exclusive contributor you can earn up to 45%. Images downloaded by subscription are paid a flat royalty based on contributor exclusivity and the collection their file belongs to.

Here how the web site describes it self

Welcome to iStock, the web’s original source for royalty-free stock images, media and design elements. Artists, designers and photographers from around the world come here to create, work and learn. Although iStock started with just a handful of photos in 2000, we now offer vector illustrations, videos, music and sound effects.

Millions of people depend on iStock for affordable prices and exceptional quality. All iStock files are royalty-free1, which means you only have to pay once to use the file multiple times. We even offer a Legal Guarantee1 – our promise that content used within the terms of the license agreement will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right, or violate any right of privacy or publicity.
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Crestock is a royalty-free stock image website with a sleek interface and generous features for both the art work contributors and the end buyers. it also offers an impressively rich royalty-free stock images data base.
Contributors commission are between 20% and 40% each time an image of yours sells, depending on the licence.

Here how the web site describes it self

Crestock is a visual content provider, offering quality
royalty-free stock images at a great price
Founded in 2005, Crestock focused on providing a great experience to both buyers and sellers.
Crestock was purchased on July 1, 2010 by Toronto-based Masterfile Corporation, a premium stock photography agency with over 30 years experience in commercial licensing.
Crestock Today
Crestock is a growing player in micropayment royalty-free stock photography, helping clients with small budgets find creative images for their projects. With a fast and reliable image upload system, Crestock also gives photographers and illustrators a great platform for licensing their creative work.
Crestock is a global business, with artists, editors and clients in over 100 countries.

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Shutterstock is a great microstock website to sell your work – with brilliant multidimensional search engines and more than 350 million image download.
Contributors commission are between $0.25 and $28 each time an image of yours sells, depending on the licence.

Here how the web site describes it self
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock is a leading provider of digital imagery licensing, operating in more than 150 countries and 20 languages. As a two-sided marketplace, our mission is to connect creative business professionals with the best photos, vectors, illustrations and video from thousands of contributors around the world.
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A royalty free Microstock Library, also a targeted subscriber community base website. hosts over 27,000,000 stock photographs, vector illustrations, editorial images, footage, giant data base with great exposure chances.

Here how the web site describes it self
123RF is a royalty-free digital media library that offers a wide variety of budget-friendly commercial and editorial images, video footage, audio clips, logo designs and illustrations. From its humble beginnings in 2005, 123RF now ranks as the leading global provider of content.
Our library currently hosts more than 24 million Royalty-Free digital assets ready at a click of a button, to be used for any application from advertising campaigns to audio/visual montages.”
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fotolia  Fotolia

Fotolia considered one of the biggest Royalty free stock image website and community with huge data base, one of its advantages its massive data base and customers approach.
Contributors license their images to Fotolia and are paid a commission when the image is downloaded. Commission rates vary according to the type of license purchased, but start at 20% and can go as high as 63%.

Here how the web site describes it self
“Over 5 Million people prefer for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos. With the introduction of the Infinite Collection, Fotolia became the first worldwide microstock organization to offer both crowdsourced and professional images on one site. Founded in New York City in 2005, Fotolia spans the globe with websites in 15 languages and websites in 23 regions.”
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Dreamstime Dreamstime

It is a microstock photography agency based in Brentwood, Tennessee, with offices located in Bucharest, Romania. It is a community based agency sourcing
Friendly interface and easy to use platform with huge stock images data base and approach

Here how the web site describes it self
Dreamstime is one of the world leaders in stock photography and a reliable supplier of high quality digital images at affordable prices. Online since 2000 as a Royalty-Free stock photography website, Dreamstime has evolved into a powerful and active community-based site. The exquisite stock image gallery you can browse today has been uploaded by photographers from all over the world, shot on film or digital. To ensure you receive the best content, all images are reviewed and approved by experienced editors. The Dreamstime database is renewed with thousands of fresh images and titles on a daily basis.”
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A very sleek and easy to use stock images website, very easy to upload your image and kozzi has a very high acceptance rate, Contributor gets a fixed 50% commission on every download.

Tip: Hence Kozzi sells images as digital downloads only, it sells images as low as 50 cents per image, so to get a good results you should upload as many images as you can to maximize both approach chances and sales then you will manage a decent revenue from kozzi

Here how the web site describes it self
Perfect for the budding artist or the professional, our high-quality collection of over 2,000,000 images is certain to impress anyone and is sure to suit your needs.
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Qualitystock is a Kozzi‘s sister stock images website  – it offers a very comprehensive stock images library with a sleek user interface for both contributors and buyers, it’s one of the most generous in terms contributors (photographers) commission which is up to 50% from every royalty-free sold image.
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