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    There are quite afew photo subscription services popping up from some of the heavy hitters in the photo biz... have any of you used any of them? Any preferences? Recommendations?

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    there are some good stock photo sites referenced in the resources section... there's a little tab near the top of the page.

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    • #3

      yeah, i saw the resource list. i know about plenty of stock photo sites and the like. i am more curious about subscription service sites (where you pay an annual "membership" fee and have access to their catalog).


      • #4
        I come across ads for lots of these in MacDesign magazine, but haven't actually tried any of them yet... I guess I'm still a little too small scale for that yet! [img]/DesktopModules/dotNetBB/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img]

        Welcome to the forum! I'm sure someone with some more experience in this area will be along soon!

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        • #5
          I use PhotoSpin (in fact, that's where the beer bottles from the 'You get what you pay for' thread in the Soapbox forum came from). I think it's about $150-250 a year (I don't pay it). They came highly recommended from other print shops, but I think they're 'okay,' it really depends on what you're trying to look for. Sometimes I can't find something I have in mind.

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          • #6
   is pretty darn good for the money. give it a one month try though before you spend for a longer subscription. I always find workable stock photos there.

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            • #7
              You cant go past I have used them for the last 6 months. They give an annual subscription rate of $19.99 and you get about 40,000 pics all high res. (20in @ 300dpi).

              They are upgrading their server and it looks like they will offer a sh*t load more images soon.

     is good, but their photos are all smaller than 2MB....too small for most of my print work.


              • #8
                shutterstock is pretty good, I havent tried buying them but i do submit photos to the site. you can download 750 per month, which works out at aroun $0.18 an image. Although, if you dont download large amounts it would be a lot cheaper to use dreamstime, istock etc.






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