Ultimate List of Stock Photo Agencies

for photo, video and vector contributors

Last updated: Aug 2019

# Name Since Based in Files (Dec 2018) Files (Aug 2019) Note File Types License Editorial Exclusivity Set your price Contributor Commison Upload methods IPTC metadata
Photo Video Vector RF RM Commision Subscriptions Exclusive files FTP Upload by dropstock.io Other (except via browser)
Shutterstock 2003 NY, USA 241 million 290 million × × × $0.81-2.84, 20-30% $0.25-0.38
iStock 2000 Calgary, Canada × contributor exclusive × 15% for photo, 20% for illustration, 20% for video $0.02 minimum, $0.28; excl: $0.75, $4.15 for signature collection 25-45% × × Dropbox
Adobe Stock 2004 (2015) NY, USA 137 million 145 million × × file exclusive, contributor exclusive (Fotolia) × 33% adobe, 20-46% fotolia $0.33-0.38 35-63% total excl. 20-46% photo excl.
Dreamstime 2004 TN, USA 89 million 110 million × file exclusive, contributor exclusive × 25-45% based on the image level, 50% for extedned license $0.35 60% + $.20 for approved file (excl. contrbutor), +10% for excl. photo
123rf 2005 Hong Kong 111 million 128 million × × × 30-60% $0.21-0.43
Pond5 2006 NY, USA 20 million 43 million mostly sells video × 50% photos, 40% video 60% (video)
ENVATO - (PhotoDune, VideoHive, GraphicRiver) 2006 Australia 720 000 852 000 × × 36% minus buyers fee 50-70% minus buyers fee
BigStockPhoto 2004 NY, USA 72 million 85 million × × × $0.5-$3.00, $25 for extended $0.25-0.38
CanStockPhoto 2004 Canada 21 million 51 million × × × × 20%-50% $0.25 ($0.35 vector or XL)
DepositPhotos 2009 NY, USA 80 million 100 million × × × 34-42% $0.30-$0.35
FeaturePics 2005 CA, USA 3 million 3 million × × × × 50%
MostPhotos 2007 Sweden 21 million 25 million × × × × 50%
Cutcaster 2007 Delaware, USA 3.2 million 3.2 million Agency is for sale × × set price category 40% 55%
Panther Media 2004 Germany 14.8 million 60 million × × 30-40% 0.23 € (0.46 € for extended)
Signelements (Ingram) 1995 UK 6.5 million 7.4 million specialized in vehicle template × × × 20% 40% and proportional of overall for subscritpions × × browser only
CreStock 2005 Canada 2.5 million 2.5 million × × × × × 20-40% $0.2-$0.4
Yay Images 2008 Norway 8.3 million 8.8 million × × × × 50% 0.2 € (S), 0.75 € (M), 1.5 € (L)
Zoonar 2006 Germany 8.7 million 9.3 million × × × 50%
Stock Fresh 2010 Hungary × × × × × 50% $0.35
PhotoCase 2001 Germany unique photos × × × × × × 20-50% (was 40-60%) × × Dropbox
GL stock 2008 NY, USA 4 million 4 million × × × × set price category 40% 40%
Alamy 1999 UK 140 million 165 million × 40% (30% via distributors) (was 50% until Feb 2019) 50% for exclusive images
Storyblocks 2011 Virginia, USA 400 000 1.3 million × × × 50%
PressFoto 2007 Russia 7.7 million × × × × 50%
EyeEm 2011 Germany 70 million 100 million × × × × × 50% × × Dropbox, drive, flickr, Google photos ×
twenty20 2011 CA, USA 45 million 48 million × × × × × 20% 20% × × browser, Google drive, flickr, facebook, instagram, one drive ×
Stock Fuel 2009 WA, USA 40% 60% closed uploads
Pixta 2005 Japan 36 million 46 million × 22-42% $0.25-0.55 30-53%
Colour Box 2003 Denmark 25 million 26 million × × 20% minimum 0.20 €
Indivstock 2013 Germany 127 000 140 000 × 56% $0.38 90%
Clipdealer 2008 Germany 55 million 55 million × × 50%, 0.91 - 38.35 € (-4% payment processing fee)
VecotrStock 2007 New Zealand 11 million 15 million vectors × × 25-45% 30-50%
Dissolve 2013 Canada 2.8 million × only exclusive files accepted × 30% "higher" × × hard drive in .xlc
Canva 2012 Australia × × × × × 35% Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Amazon Drive
ClipartOf 2007 Oregon, USA illustrations and vectors, some photos × × × 50%
Pic Fair 2013 UK × × your price (picfair adds ~24% buyer fee)
Scandinavian Stock Photo 2005 Norway scandinavia related × × 50% ?
Draw Shop 1998 Denmark vectors and illustration × ×
ClipartTo 2002 Russia 1.5 million 1.5 million × set a price range 40%-50% $0.25-0.30 ?
Solid Stock Art 2013 UT, USA invite only × × 50% ?
Pixoto 2011 Colorado, USA × × × $1.96-6.00, 30% $0.25-0.33 ? ?
Fantero 2010 Australia 2.5 million 2.5 million by Freelancer ? × ? ?
VPuzzler 2014 Poland 182 000 177 000 × 50% ? ?
A4 Stock Photos 2005 UK 60% × ×
Catooh 2006 Germany × × 50% ? ?
EZMediaArt 2015 CA, USA ? × × browser only
Free Digital Photos 2005 Hong Kong × × × 70% ? ?
Image Select 2001 The Nederlands 100 million 350 million × × × 40-60% +5% on the contributor level ? ?
Image Vortex 2004 TX, USA × × × × in range $20 to $300. 70% (50-75%) ? ?
Key Imagery 2007 New Zealand 35 000 36 000 × × × 50% ? ?
Lifeographies 2016 Switzerland 74 000 131 000 × 55%+ × × browser only
Fotosearch 1998 WI, USA 30 million 55 million no direct contributions? (by Getty images)
Age Fotostock 1974 Spain yes (RM only) × 50% 50%
500px 2009 Toronto, Canada 15 million × × yes as RM × 30% 60% × ×
Stocksy United 2012 BC, Canada × × × only exclusive files accepted × 50-70% (75% for extended) ?
Getty Images 1995 Seattle, USA 80 million 200 million only exclusive files accepted 20% ?
ArcAngel 2004 UK 300 000 300 000 creative and mostly book covers × × × only exclusive files accepted × 50%
Trevillion 2004 UK 93 000 105 000 creative and books × × × × only exclusive files accepted × 50% not needed
Robert Harding 1998 UK 92 000 96 000 travel and nature × only exclusive files accepted 30%
4cornes images 2004 UK travel × × only exclusive files accepted 50% ?
Sime photo 2001 Italy same as 4cornersimages × × exclusive only? × percentage discussed with photographer
Blend images 2004 USA × ×
Tetra images 2004 NY, USA 230 000 same as blendimages × × ×
Fotolibra 2002 UK 1.1 million 1.1 million × × yes as RM 50-60% (contributor need to pay "membership fee") × × browser only
Gellery Stock 2005 NY, USA × × yes as RM
Image Source 1999 UK × ×
PicJew 2012 Israel 23 000 23 000 jewish × × 40-60%
Westend61 2003 Germany 600 000 770 000 × × 40-60%
Pure Budget 2007 The Nederlands distributor of Image Select × ×
Revolucy 2016 Indonesia × × × 40-52% $0.25-0.38
Swoozo 2012 Germany 235 000 260 000 × 50%
Amana Images 2014 Japan × ×
India Picture 2007 India × ×
India Picture Budget 2018 India 100 million ×
Payless Images 2007 Japan × ×
Clipart Korea 1996 Korea
TongRo Images 2010 Korea as clipart korea
Portforlio 2013 Korea 11 million 9 million × ?
Image Navi 2005 Japan × ×
TPG Images 2003 Taiwan 80 million 80 million asian related
ImageDJ 2001 Taiwan 20 million asian related × × ×
Stock Food 2002 Germany 720 000 730 000 food × ×
Panorama Stock 2015 China asian related
Clipart Bank 2008 Russia 45-50%
Geo Photo 2003 Russia 650 000 650 000
Lori 2006 Russia 20 million 25 million 30-50%
Photogenica 2011 Russia 80 million 80 million × 40%
Phototimes 2008 Russia Official dreamstime partner in russia
Rusmediabank 2009 Russia Dreamstime partner/reseller
Radugaimages 2013 Russia
Stockiste 2015 Canada × × only exclusive files accepted 50%
Tandem 2011 CA, USA 113 000 116 000 × 50%
Absolut vision 2003 Switzerland jpeg2000 ×
Aflo 2009 Japan 1 million × ×
Goto Foto 2013 UK 70 000 70 000 × × 60%
Imago Images 2002 Germany 50 million 70 million Sports × × × 50%
Masterfile 1997 Canada × only exclusive files accepted 40%
Media Bakery 2010 The Nederlands 10 million × × only exclusive files accepted
Media Focus 1996 FL, USA × 20-60%
Mega Pixl 2016 TN, USA 29 million 46 million dreamstime reseller
Milim (Millenium Images) 1995 UK 45 000 72 000 × × ✓ (3 year exclusivity)
Offset 2013 NY, USA premium, by Shutterstock × × ×
Photononstop 2004 Germany × ×
Plain Picture 2013 UK 49 000 970 000 × × only exclusive files accepted ?
Room the Agency 2013 UK 56 000 66 000 × × 35%-50%
Shot Shop 2006 Germany × × × 35-67% 55-75%
Superstock 2000 USA 8.3 million 8.3 million
Vital Imagery 2006 CA, USA × ×
Raw Stock Photo 2012 Bulgaria raw photo format × 45-70%
Super Image Market 2014 Hong Kong × × × 80%
MotionElements 2008 Singapore 2 million 3 million mostly video ×
Clipcanvas 2007 Norway 700 000 700 000 video × ×
Freepik 2010 Spain 2.6 million 4.5 million launching pro market place × × × × 50% of daily subscription average price
RF clipart 2010 Czechia vectors × × × $0.75 - $10, $15 - $90 for extended license
Photo AC 2011 Japan 1.2 million ×
Austockphoto 2011 Australia Australia related × × 25% 50%, 70% for extended license
Agora Images 2016 Spain closed the marketplace, photo contest only × ×
Photo New Zealand 2000 New Zealand 78 000 New Zealand images × × × up to 40%

Closed Agencies

Onepixel closed 2019 started 2018 France
Wemark closing 2019 started 2015 Israel
Fotoarabia closed 2018 started 2013 Qatar
Aurora Photos closed 2019 (joined with Cavan images) started 1993 USA
Fotolia closing in Nov 2019 (moving to Adobe Stock)
Photo Spin closed
Image Brief closed 2018
Inmagine moved to 123rf evo
Stockami closed
Stockphoto Media closed
Visco Images closed
Stockafe closed
Veer closed 2016 (moved to Getty Images) started 2009
Pixmac closed 2015 (moved to Pond5)
Vivozoom closed
Stockexpert closed
Phototrade closed
Photokore closed 2015