Bigstockphoto is one of the world's leading microstock image sites in USA. 

Advantages


+ easy entry test
+ no photos to approve - after passing the test you can start to upload
+ you get your own FTP upload account
+ payments are sent out via bank checks, PayPal and Moneybookers.
+ File Formats Accepted - Images, Art, Vector and Bitmap: JPG, EPS, AI, PSD, PNG and PDF.
+ you receive commissions whenever your total reaches $30 or more 
+ starting from 800 pixels across (but 2500-4000 pixels across or more is preferred)
+ Adding a good clipping path to your image in Photoshop creates more value to the downloader and boosts your chances of selling the image. If you don't understand how or are confused about Clipping Paths, no problem, this is NOT a requirement in any way, just a suggestion that could help boost your sales


Disadvantages

- JPG, PSD, EPS, AI, PDF or PNG files only, 10 MB max. file size (this will be raised very soon). Files such as PSD, EPS, AI, PDF, PNG must be from current software programs, as some older graphics software creates images that are not currently to spec for these file types.
- New users with less than 20 total approved images are limited to 20 images in the Admin Approval Queue at a time, until 20 images are approved.
- Users with an approval percentage of 50% or less are limited to 20 in Admin Approval Queue at a time
- Users with an approval percentage of 70% or less OR less than 40 approved images are limited to 30 in Admin Approval Queue at a time
- Users with less than 80 approved images are limited to 80 in Admin Approval Queue
- 10 MG limit per photo


Sample Credit Download Calculation:

Make 50 cents or $1.00 per normal image download - or much more on Special License downloads Whenever a person downloads one of your photos under our normal Image Usage Agreement, your account balance increases by 50 cents for smaller downloads or $1.00 for large file downloads. When your account balance reaches $30 you can request Paypal withdrawal to 'cash out' your account, or when you reach $50 you can request a check be mailed to you. 

Make up to $60 per download with Special Licensing sales If you have joined any of our Special License deals and buyers are purchasing your photos that way, you will earn anywhere from $2.50 to $60 PER download. 

There is unlimited potential for earning. We pay at this time $0.50 commission per 1 credit image sold and $1.00 commission per 2 credit images sold. Commissions are paid upon request as soon as your account reaches at least $30. If you decide to take part in Special Licensing (you should!) you can earn up to $60 per image download. Average Special Licensing commission is about $12 per image. We highly recommend you opt-in to Special Licensing.
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Dreamstime.com is a powerful Royalty-Free stock photography agency, aiming to supply you with high quality digital images at unbelievable prices. All our stock images are provided by our community's photographers, shot on film or digital and approved by our in-house designers and photographers. 

Dreamstime.com acts as an agency providing quality images to professionals of the industry, as well as helping professional or amateur photographers sell their portfolio online. They do not require exclusivity for the images you upload, but each uploaded image becomes subject to their terms and conditions, and you must own the rights for each image you upload to their database. 

Starting September 2006, Dreamstime is a member of PACA (Picture Archive Council of America), the trade association for stock agencies in United States.

Advantages

+ no photos to approve, after uploading ID you can start upload
+ you get your own FTP upload account
+ for each transaction, the photographer receives a 50 percent fee
+ as soon as a specific file reaches 100 downloads, it automatically becomes a 2nd level file. In a similar way, as soon as the file has 500 downloads it becomes a 3rd level file. This approach is intended to give an equal chance to all files in the very beginning. It is also a way to encourage good shots that have less downloads, against other similar shots that have many downloads.
+ photographer may request to be paid for his/her sales as soon as the balance has reached $100
+ the currently send payments by bank check, Paypal or Moneybookers.
+ starting from minimum file size accepted 3 MPix 

Disadvantages

- took longer to sell first photo but then OK 
- only JPG / RGB 
- minimum file size accepted is 3 MPix 
- There is a limit to the number of images submitted per day:
* Users with an approval percentage higher than 60% can upload the maximum amount of images and can use the FTP feature. This applies for the first 100 submissions if you're a new photographer. * Users with an approval percentage of between 50-60% can upload the maximum amount of images and can use the FTP feature.
* Users with an approval percentage of between 30-50% can upload half of the maximum amount of images and can use the FTP feature.
* Users with an approval percentage of between 0-30% can upload a quarter of the maximum amount of images and cannot use the FTP feature. 


Sample Credit Download Calculation:

For each transaction, the photographer receives a 50 percent fee. Exclusive images receive a 60 percent fee, while exclusive photographers enjoy an additional bonus of $0.20 for each approved submission. Considering all bonuses that are awarded to the buyer, the actual royalties can reach up to 80% or more.

How to pass succesfully the entry test on Dreamstime ?

Your first step in selling your images is to register to the site, which you can do for free on the Register page. Then go to the Upload Files option, under the Photographers tab.



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