Finding the right Stockphoto Plan for a web design project is tricky, sometimes we choose less effective packages because we rarely use them in our projects either because there are few projects that require licensed images or projects that require a lot of licensed images.
Here I will provide an overview of the comparison of stockphoto plans and hopfully can help you to choose better plan for your next web design project.
With depositphotos On Demand Plan you can buy $14 per image (up to 3 Images) on lowest plan for $42 or $0.83 per image (up to 30 Images /month) on lowest subscription annual plan for $299.
With shutterstock On Demand Packs you can buy $9.80 per image (up to 5 Images) on lowest plan for $49. With Subscription plan you can get $2.49 per image (up to 10 Images) on lowest subscription annual plan for $299.
Istockphoto have different technique for pricing plan, beside subscription plan they also using credit packs to purchases the image, each images are either 1 or 3 credits to buy. Each Credit cost $4.99
Getty Images Categorizes their pricing packages based on image quality, the higher the image quality the more expensive.
Adobe stock also have similar techniques using credit packs also subscription plan. For each credit you can buy 1 Standard Images. Good option if you only use High-resolution images in your project.
After Comparing the pricing plan for each Stockphoto site above, i have some take away, when you have a small project and small budget that require 1-5 images, Shutterstock is the best option. Second option is Istockphoto credit if you need up to 6 images for your project for only $29.89.
Last but not least, the best subscription annual plan goes to Depositphotos with up to 30 downloadable images /month for $299.
*Since I wrote this, the price may change at any time without notice, so keep an eye on their pricing page if you want to buy.