Complete List of Microstock Agencies

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For as long as I’ve been observing the microstock market there’s always been a lot of microstock agencies. New sites open all the time while others close or just fade away. This is a maintained list of ‘serious’ microstock agencies.

For the purpose of this list I’m defining a ‘microstock agency’ as:

  1. Crowdsourced (accepting submissions from the public)
  2. Selling photos online only
  3. Selling photos at micropayment prices

Important – Remember, this is the Internet, so be careful about where you supply your personal information and images. I have not listed agencies where I know of dishonest activity, but I haven’t checked them all.

123rf Review 2005 @123rf 123rf articles
Albumo 2006 – 2009
ARS Box 2012
BigStock Review 2004 @bigstockphoto BigStockPhoto articles
CanStockPhoto Review 2004 CanStockPhoto articles
Crestock Review 2005 @crestock Crestock articles
Cutcaster Review 2008 @cutcaster Cutcaster articles
Deposit Photos Review 2009 @depositphotos Depositphotos articles
Dreamstime Review 2004 @dreamstime Dreamstime articles
FeaturePics Review 2002 FeaturePics articles
Fotolia Review 2005 @fotoliaUS Fotolia articles
Fotomind 2007 – 2010
Gimmestock 2005 – 2013
GL Stock Images 2008 @glstock
ImageVortex 2004
iStockphoto Review 2000 @iStock iStockphoto articles
Kozzi Images 2012 @kozziimages
LuckyOliver Review 2007 – 2008 LuckyOliver articles
MicrostockPhoto 2005
Moodboard 2007 – 2010 @moodboardblog
MostPhotos Review 2005 @mostphotos
PantherMedia Review 2004 @panthermedia PantherMedia articles
Paxxion 2004 – 2010
Photaki Review 2009 @photaki Photaki articles
Photocase 2001 @photocase
PhotoDune Review 2011 @photodune PhotoDune articles
Photokore 2010 @photokore
Pixamba 2009 – 2010 @pixamba
Pixmac Review 2008 @pixmac Pixmac articles
Pixta 2006 @pixtastock
Polylooks Review 2009 – 2010
Pond5 Review 2006 @pond5 Pond5 articles
ThePhotoStorage 2005 – 2010
Photola 2007 – 2010
ScandinavianStockPhoto 2004
ShutterFarm 2006
Shutterstock Review 2003 @shutterstock Shutterstock articles
Snapixel Review 2009 – 2012 @snapixel Snapixel articles
SnapVillage Review 2007 – 2009 SnapVillage articles
StockFresh Review 2010 StockFresh articles
StockPhotoMedia 2004
StockXpert Review 2005 – 2010 StockXpert articles
The3dStudio 2009
USphotostock 2005 – 2010
Veer Marketplace 2009 @veermarketplace Veer Marketplace articles
Vivozoom Review 2008 @vivozoom Vivozoom articles
YayMicro Review 2008 @yaymicro YayMicro articles
Zoonar 2006
Zymmetrical Review 2006 – 2009 @zymmetrical Zymmetrical articles

The quantity of agencies in this list (32 active) demonstrates nothing if not that a lot of people believe there’s money to be made running a microstock agency. I don’t expect many of these agencies are profitable themselves, and it’s even less likely that many of them are profitable for contributors.

Are there any that I’ve missed? Add them in the comments and I’ll include them in the list.

List last updated 2013-04-10



Posted June 17th, 2007 by

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