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June 4, 2012 Posted by Victor in Facts and figures

Short photo stock websites comparison

As I needed some images for my projects, one question started to popup: Where should I make a subscription?

With this in mind, we’ve selected 6 great stock photo sites, comparing and contrasting their relative strengths and weaknesses, cost and number of results at my very particular search: BOBCAT.

Thinkstockphotos
Similar results with: photos.com
Type of stock: photo & illustration
Minimal cost: £59 = 5 downloads
Monthly (750 files): £199 (pay as you go) / £125 (one year)

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 712 results
Quality: ****

Photos
Similar with: thinkstockphotos.co.uk
Type of stock: photo & illustration
Minimal cost: £10 = 5 downloads
Monthly (400 files): £70 (3 months contract) / £50 (one year)

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 448 results
Quality: ****

Dreamstime
Type of stock: photo & illustration
Buy 5 big images: L20
Monthly (750 files): £175 (payg) / £150 (one year)

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 779 results
Quality: ***

Istockphoto
Type of stock: illustration & photo & video
Buy 5 big images: £58

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 619 results
Quality: ****

Shutterstock
Type of stock: photo & illustration
Buy 5 big images: £29
Monthly (750 files): £150 (pay as you go)

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 1097 results
Quality: ****

Bigstockphoto
Type of stock: photo & illustration
Buy 5 big images: £39

Search term: Bobcat
Results: 620 results
Quality: ****

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