There has been changes on iStockphoto pricing over the last week and the new prices are in effect now. If you have remaining downloads on your account, they are most likely converted by now. What can you expect with the new pricing and plans? Well, for one, they are a bit pricier now. But before you go out looking for a new primary stock photo website, you should know that they have become more valuable too. How is this possible? Let us count the ways:
- Images can be independently downloaded at the same price. The base package contains 1 credit which can be used to buy a single Essential image. Further packages can be divided by 3 for the price of Signature images, which means 18 credits can be used to purchase 18 Essential images or 6 Signature images. Compared to 1 credit package, you can save one third of a single image price.
- The new iStockphoto pricing is more affordable that its competitors. The minimum price for an iStock credit is $15, which is a lot cheaper compared to Shutterstock’s credit at $29. But the larger pack of 5 images at Shutterstock costs only $49 which is about $10 per image. For you to be able to reach that level of pricing with iStock, you need to purchase 18 credits priced at $175. The same difference can be seen with its subscription packages.
- It offers simplification for more flexibility. Simplifying the iStockphoto pricing is where the stock photo agency started. It is adapting to the current market in a way that customers do not need to settle for the same commodity content in other stock sites anymore. It will now offer two collections instead of four in line with the two subscription plans offered earlier this year. The Essentials collection will include images that can be found in other stock sites, while the Signature Collection is exclusive to iStock.
- It raises the value of credits. The new iStockpoto pricing offers higher value to credits when it comes to purchasing image licenses. In the new system, one credit will be the base price. The larger credits will still get a discount, lowering the price per credit for up 50%. It will allow you to buy a one credit package that lets you purchase images with no leftovers in your account.
The new iStockphoto pricing still allows you to explore millions of royalty-free stock photos, videos, illustrations and music clips at ridiculously great prices. While the new prices may be a bit higher, they also offer a higher value. What are you waiting for? Join the stock photo website now and enjoy a number of great things: free photos, videos, illustrations and music clip, incredible stock, and flexible pricing.