What are the limitations of standard royalty-free license of each microstock agency? In this article I will look only at maximum number of copies, in case when the buyer wants to use the illustration or photo for the packaging of his product. You shouldn’t forget, that standard microstock license can’t be used for „resale“ of the artwork on „print on demand“ products (postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters, wallpapers, web templates…)
|Microstock agency||Standard license max # copies||Extended license||Ext. license price|
|Dreamstime||500,000||max 2,500,000 copies (Increase Max Copies (I-EL))||50 credits ≈ 38$ – 45$|
|Shutterstock||250,000||unlimited||68$ – 100$|
|iStockphoto||500,000, 0.01$ for every copy above this amount||unlimited||125 credits ≈ 36$ – 188$|
|Stockxpert||250,000||unlimited (E5: Extended print license)||100 credits ≈ 80$|
Do you have some other questions on microstock royalty-free licences? If yes, leave a comment and I will try to find out the answer for you.