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ProductionCrate  - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, сравнения, стоимость услуг)

ProductionCrate

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Official website
productioncrate.com
Dreamstime - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, сравнения, стоимость услуг)

Dreamstime

1 Reviews
Official website
ru.dreamstime.com
SmugMug - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, конкуренты), бесплатные лимиты, функционал, сравнения

SmugMug

1 Reviews
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smugmug.com
Depositphotos - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, сравнения, стоимость услуг)

Depositphotos

1 Reviews
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ru.depositphotos.com
Shotzr - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, сравнения, стоимость услуг)

Shotzr

1 Reviews
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shotzr.com
TheHungryJPEG - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, конкуренты), бесплатные лимиты, функционал, сравнения

TheHungryJPEG

1 Reviews
Official website
thehungryjpeg.com
Alamy - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, сравнения, стоимость услуг)

Alamy

1 Reviews
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alamy.com
Excire- отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, конкуренты), бесплатные лимиты, функционал, сравнения

Excire

1 Reviews
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excire.com
Ambertemplates - отзывы, цена, альтернативы (аналоги, конкуренты), бесплатные лимиты, функционал, сравнения

Ambertemplates

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ambertemplates.com

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Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis on Excire

All works properly, the service has never failed, tech support is top-notch.
Annie Gilbert

Annie Gilbert on Alamy

The author's portfolio is customizable and looks more presentable than on many stock sites. You can set the cover, put the best photos on the front pa...
Liam Harris

Liam Harris on TheHungryJPEG

The Hungry JPEG is a great site. It has a huge selection of great fonts and graphics of all kinds, and they kindly provide a bunch of top-notch stuff ...
Liam Harris

Liam Harris on Shotzr

Shotzr offers a pretty lucrative free plan. You get unlimited access to more than 100,000 images for your social networks, websites, emails... In addi...
Andrew Flatcher

Andrew Flatcher on SmugMug

Basically, for the type of thing SmugMug offers - building websites and portfolios specifically for photographers, as well as secure photo hosting - i...
Gordon Parson

Gordon Parson on ProductionCrate

The company seems to support payment methods that offer a "money-back guarantee," such as Alipay, Mastercard, Paypal and Visa. While this money-back g...

Worth paying attention to:

 

  • Types of licenses to buy photos

  • Size and volume of the base 

  • Usability of the service 

  • Pricing

  • Fees 

  • Visual database 

 

The choice of solution depends on the business goals and requirements for the brand. You should take into consideration such fine details as: subject and orientation of the photos you need, color palette, etc. Not all photostocks can offer such a variety of options by category. 

They include not only photographs, but also vector graphics and illustrations. This allows the development of brand personality and a certain cost savings for the company (no need, for example, to hire a graphic designer, instead you can buy a license to own a stock image and use it to represent your brand). 

How to choose the best photostocks?

 

What are stock images used for?

 

Stock photos are photos taken by professional photographers to buy a license for them. They are used to increase the effectiveness and impact of different content aimed at different audiences.

 

Advantages of stock images:

 

They include not only photos, but also vector graphics and illustrations. This gives an opportunity to develop brand personality and certain savings for the company (no need to hire a graphic designer, for example, instead you can buy a license to own a stock image and use it to represent your brand). 

 

BUT, it is worth bearing in mind that even if you buy a license for a photo, it does not mean that you own it. It is worth considering the rules of copyright and license. The photo still belongs to its creator.

 

There are these models of licenses:

 

Royalty-Free is the most popular licensing model because it is the most affordable and flexible. It is important to know that Royalty Free images are NOT FREE. You still have to pay for the license. The name refers to the fact that this is a one-time license model: once you pay, you can use the image without having to pay further license fees each time.

 

This license gives you lots of rights to use it for both commercial and editorial purposes, with no time limit. Once you pay for it, the image is yours forever, in any number of projects and for as long as you want, always within the accepted terms.

 

Rights Managed is a use-specific license: it covers only one use and is limited by time, geography, audience size, reproduction/copying and other parameters. The main advantage of this license is that it allows you broader usage rights for large commercial purposes (e.g., major media or major marketing campaigns) and may include exclusive usage rights - you may be allowed to be the only person using a particular image for the duration of your license.

 

The key point here is that each stock image solution sets its own licensing terms within these two types of licenses. They set them up according to their own criteria, so the rights and restrictions may vary from one stockstore to the next.

 

When choosing a photostock, it is best to look at the following factors:

 

Size and volume of the base - the more pictures the service provides - the wider the choice of materials to use.

 

Usability of the service - in most cases, the language, methods of payment for photos, and user-friendly interface play an important role. Not many foreign services can offer what the Russian ones can, but there are exceptions.

 

Pricing - depending on the platform, prices can vary from low to overpriced. It is best to look for those services where you can buy "in bulk", that is, it is cheaper to pay for several at once.

 

Fees - there are several types of fees, which are usually operated by photostocks. It is worth looking at how profitable it is in terms of budget to buy "in bulk" or, for example, to take advantage of a paid subscription to any image for a limited period of time. In addition to this there is an opportunity to upload your own photos. Also photostocks offer download packages, so you can upload a certain number of photos (from 5 to 60 per year).

 

Visual database - availability of filters, models, specific scenes and situations for representing the brand, specific photobjects, mocaps - it's very important to understand that the presence of filters makes it easy to find the right image and buy it, a significant saving of time, instead of leafing through page after page, looking through dozens of photos and do not choose the right one at the end. 

 

The choice of solution depends on the goals of the business, the requirements for the brand. You should take into account such small details as: subject and orientation of the photos you need, color palette, etc. Not all photostocks can offer such a variety of options by category.