Buy Stock Photos has put together a list of many of the world’s leading microstock photo image banks.  Below is a list of our top pick microstock agencies along with information that will help you choose which microstock agency is right for you.

Most microstock photo agencies are close in price but have different pricing structures.  Some sell images using credits, some by subscription, and some do both.  A few agencies allow you to purchase single images.  Some sites also offer editorial and news related images.  A couple microstock agencies offer the ability to order prints directly from them.  Since microstock images are already very cheap, sites try to appeal to photo buyers with unique features and tools.

Some Leading Microstock Photography Agencies:

PhotoDune – Part of the Evnato network of sites, Photodune offers a very large collection of images from a very user friendly site.

Shutterstock – The largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Millions of images online. With a subscription, the images cost pennies, not dollars. Also offers editorial photos.

Dreamstime – A favorite among micro stock photographers. Very fair to photographers and buyers. Great website and customer service. Our favorite pick for being a fair and honest agency.

BigStockPhoto – One of the big players in the microstock photo industry. You can buy as little as one credit. A large selection to choose from.

Stockfresh – A new site from the creators of StockXpert. It’s growing fast and has a great website. They have low credit prices and fair commissions to photographers.

YayMicro – Yaymicro is a smaller stock agency based out of Norway. They are arguably the most transparent agency online and give the artist a fair share of the sale.




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