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DepositPhotos Review

DepositPhotos Review

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DepositPhotos is one of the most renowned stock photo agencies on the worldwide web. Founded in 2009, it has grown to be among the websites with the largest selections of royalty-free images sitting at over 100 million photos and around 20 million vectors. Known for their high-quality images and videos, impressive discounts, and a variety of payment plans and subscriptions, it is one of the go-to websites in this market niche. One can use it both as a buyer or as an author of imagery.

 

Is DepositPhotos Worth Using?

With over 100 million images, videos, and vectors published on the website, you will hardly find a more diverse library in the world. If we look further than the selection, is this platform worth trying?

  • Extremely user-friendly browsing experience – the brand new search engine update allows you to personalize your search.
  • A large variety of affordable subscription plans – DepositPhotos has been known to offer some of the cheapest options in this niche since it was founded.
  • Excellent customer service – You can contact them via email, phone, and live chat. In addition, the website is available in 20 languages. In case you need any help in any of these languages, contact their customer support.
  • High-quality images. Video quality depends entirely on you. Videos are available from 240p to 4K at individual prices.

Overall, if you compare DepositPhotos to other platforms from this niche, you will realize that DepositPhotos provides a far more convenient on-site experience. Ideally, there is one simple downside that the creators should really think about. There is no free-trial or a cheap trial subscription plan that allows potential customers to try out the platform before paying the full price.

 

How to Use DepositPhotos

As already mentioned, DepositPhotos is a platform for buying and selling. Therefore, you can either be a customer or a contributor. The website itself is extremely user-friendly and is entirely dedicated to the process of finding the perfect image/video for yourself.

Searching through their library is now extremely easy since DepositPhotos updated their search engine. Everything can be either browsed by category or you can create your personal optimized search through keywords, orientation, size, and countless others. Results can be sorted by category once again – most sold, recent, best match, etc. Last but not least, you can use your own personal image as a reference photo which will be used by the system to find you the most similar royalty-free images on the website.

All users that want to use the full potential of the website need to create an account. Contributors have to go through an initiation test by uploading some of their work and wait for approval. It is actually really easy and quick so do not worry about it.

If you want to buy something, you need to start with your free membership account which then needs to be upgraded by a subscription. The different plans and prices will be discussed below.

 

Pricing Plans – Photos & Vectors

pricing listed below is correct as of July 1, 2019. DepositPhotos can change their prices at any time.

One of the biggest strengths of DepositPhotos has always been its pricing. It is easily one of the most affordable stock photo agencies. They offer three types of plans:

Subscription-based

This type of plan can be obtained by monthly or yearly payments. The pros of getting a yearly subscription are that you only pay for ten months and get two for free.

Plan Monthly Yearly
75 Images $69 $699
150 Images $99 $999
750 Images $199 $1999

Flexible

DepositPhotos changed their flexible plan recently. Now, there are two options – monthly and yearly. The second option once again means two months for free but whatever you choose, you will get to download 30 photos and vectors per month. Once you have paid for a plan, each additional imagery you want to buy will cost you $1.

Monthly Yearly Each Additional Image
$29 $299 $1

 

On-Demand

The on-demand standard license allows you to use a specified number of images or vectors for one year only. With the extended license which is specifically created for image re-selling and printing allows you to use them continuously. With all the other plans we discussed above, you get printing rights for up to 500,000 copies only. With the extended license which comes at a higher price, of course, you can print beyond 500,000 copies.

Standard License Extended License
10 Images $49 1 Image $89
25 Images $99 5 Images $359
100 Images $299 25 Images $1599

 

Pricing Plans – Videos

pricing listed below is correct as of July 1, 2019. DepositPhotos can change their prices at any time.

Videos have their own three plans depending on the quality you require. They are divided in Standard Definition – 240p and 480p, High Definition – 720p and 1080p, and Ultra HD which is, of course, 4K quality.

Customer feedback has shown that the lack of monthly plans for videos is a huge disadvantage. Ideally, some sort of a subscription option would ultimately lower the price per video and would eventually lead to more customers. However, the prices currently are divided into three options per quality checkpoint and are the following:

Standard Definition

240p 480p
1 Video $19 1 Video $39
5 Videos $69 5 Videos $139
25 Videos $319 25 Videos $649

 

High Definition

720p 1080p
1 Video $59 1 Video $69
5 Videos $239 5 Videos $289
25 Videos $1149 25 Videos $1399

 

Ultra HD

4K
1 Video $169
5 Videos $729
25 Videos $3499

Final Thoughts

DepositPhotos is definitely the most convenient stock photo platform that I have used. Their search engine gives to many options that there is no way that you will not find what you are looking for. Besides that, there are over 100 million images available alone. Is there a way not to find the one for you?

There are pricing plans for everyone, depending on what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend. If you are new to the business, it may still seem a little pricy. Trust me, however, as you will hardly ever find a more affordable stock photo platform.

If you want to earn some money from your own images or videos, DepositPhoto is a good place to start. Climbing the ladder of success is hard on a website of such volume but as long as your content is high-quality, you will earn good money.

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