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Top 10 Stock Photo Libraries! Where to sell your photos!

 

 

Selling Stock Photos

Choosing a stock photo library for photographers -

OUR TOP 10 STOCK PHOTO LIBRARY WEB SITES
This information updated Monthly on our Creative Page)

Which stock photo library to invest in, can be frustrating and complicated! Just like investing in Wall Street, your investment will only perform as well as the company you have invested in. So choose wisely and we suggest subscribing to our "Top 5" monthly updates!

We are listed with most of the larger photo libraries and monitoring the others. We also have reasonable intel' on their workings through affiliates and associated photographers.  (This information is current at 2017) We have said TOP 10, but only listed 6 this month and that's because I think only 6 are worthwhile currently. But we watch and wait!

#1 SHUTTERSTOCK 
Consistent standout winner for sales this month

 

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS
Current image Approval Times:  2 - 7 days

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month? YES


Shutterstock market aggressively, have good search engine penetration and their upload systems are fast and easy for photos and footage sales are the best by a long shot!  


Pros: Sales are reasonable 
Cons: They are TOUGH on acceptance ratios and know exactly what they want in the system, so be prepared for some rejected material. (They are anal about grain!)  Their support area is slow! (Like 30 days slow)


Click Here to see their sign up guidelines

#2 FOTOLIA (ADOBE STOCK)
Making ground & showing renewed promise with Adobe!

 

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS

Current image Approval Times:  1 - 5 days

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month? YES

Adobe stock (formerly Fotolia) is number 2 on our list for sales & uploading. They have good search engine penetration and their upload systems are super easy! (Fotolia not so much) Don't waste your time signing on with Fotolia, go straight to Adobe Stock.

Adobe Stock are integrating into the a Adobe Suite meaning graphic designers and editors can get direct access to stock photos from their desktop.

 

They also feed into www.dollarphotoclub.com as part of your uploads.

PROS: Photo sales are gathering momentum
Support is quite good and they actively recruit photographers!
 
CONS: They can be a little inconsitent with acceptance criteria

 

Click Here to see their sign up guidelines

#3 I-STOCK (GETTY IMAGES)

New Make Over!

 

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS

Current image Approval Times:  1 - 3 days

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month? YES

Istock have certainly done some work recently with a complet make over of all their systems, making uploading 1000 times easier! They still have good search engine penetration, but for NON EXCLUSIVE contributors, you will be placed in the ESSENTIAL collection which will restrict a lot of sales. Getty have a history of domination and they havent liked their patch being encroached. 

PROS: They do "kind of" feed into Getty Images as part of your uploading.  Their speed & upload acceptance ratios are much better now! Support is quite good if you get to the point of having a personal case manager

CONS: They have also stopped their affiliate program which is annoying. Monthly Photo sales are slow, but I think worth watching into 2018!

Click Here to see their sign up guidelines


 

#4 123RF
Jury is out! - But seem to be expanding

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS

Current image Approval Times:  7 - 30 days

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month? UNDECIDED

123RF seem to be building steadily and also introducing video footage. They have reasonable search engine penetration and their upload systems are awesome although possibly starting to run behind the others a bit now!

Their upload acceptance ratios are good and allow a wide cross section of materials (Even some copyright materials) Support is very good and fast
 
CONS: Monthly Photo sales are a little slow, but seem to be building up

#5 DREAMSTIME
Slow sales, but consistent

 

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS

Current image Approval Times:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month?  > MEMBERS ONLY

Dreamstime were always a good performer, but don't seem as strong as they used to be for photo contributors. Maybe they have just too much stock now + they seem to have dropped a bit in the search engines.

 

They are still a reasonable performer and their upload systems are quite good

 

PROS: Their upload acceptance ratios are fairy easy
CONS: Support is slow, but there. Monthly Photo sales are slow, but still some to be had.

Click Here to see their sign up guidelines

 

#6 BIG STOCK
New partnership with WIX

 

CURRENT MONTHLY ESTIMATIONS

Current image Approval Times:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Current estimated monthly Image sales (per 100 images)*:  > MEMBERS ONLY

Worth listing this month?  > MEMBERS ONLY

A little inconsistent, but then they have a run every now and then! Search engine penetration is not great, but they still seem to sell a few. Their upload acceptance ratios are reasonable. Support is slow, but there
 
PROS: Big Stock have joined forces with WIX which could see  notable shift in stock sales for 2018!

 

CONS: Monthly Photo sales are a little slow, but still some & uploading is a little slow, but workable. 

Click Here to see their sign up guidelines

#7 CRE Stock - > MEMBERS ONLY

#8 Deposit Photos - > MEMBERS ONLY

#9 Panther media - > MEMBERS ONLY

#10 500 Px - > MEMBERS ONLY

Currently exploring Alcamy

Disclaimer*

Current Image sales per month* is based on our own (actual) net sales per month across 10 stock image libraries and also in relation to 250 affiliate accounts and past sales. It does not suggest or guarantee other photographers will make the same under any circumstances

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