PhotoSpin, Beautiful and Affordable Stock Photos for Designers
There are many stock photo websites out there but only a handful of them offer interesting subscription and pricing options for their users. One of these companies is PhotoSpin. The really interesting thing about PhotoSpin is that the company was started by designers and photographers and continues to this day to be managed by creative professionals. This way it’s really easy for them to be closer to their clients, the graphic designers, understand their needs and provide a valuable and affordable service.
PhotoSpin started their subscription based service for stock photos in 1999 and it’s been online since then. That says a lot regarding the quality of this service.
The PhotoSpin library includes millions of high-quality stock photos and illustrations from the worlds most renowned artists. In addition to images, their library also contains unique system fonts. Many new stock photos and illustrations are added every day to this growing collection.
One of the things that makes PhotoSpin stand out of the crowd is their detailed subscription plans. PhotoSpin offers two subscription options Plus and Super Plus.
Both subscriptions offer several options to fit everyone’s needs. Some may need fewer downloads per month than others, depending on what you use the images for. There are subscription plans that allow 500, 750 or 1000 downloads per month. Both subscription plans offer the same monthly downloads. The difference between the Plus and SuperPlus plans is the maximum size of the downloaded images and illustrations.
As we said the subscription plans are quite affordable. Graphic designers, bloggers, marketing agents will be able to obtain a very good price of 6 cents / downloaded image.
PhotoSpin also offers multi-seat licenses for $49.95 per each additional user.
Of course, besides the subscription plans you are able to actually get a single or multiple stock photos or illustrations. The single image option offers prices between $2 and $30 depending on the size of the image you need, starting from small (864px) to xlarge (5100px).
We all know licensing can be quite complicated. Well, not here. There are two license types, simple license and specific use license. The difference is quite simple : the first one allows you to use the stock photos and illustrations on products not intended for sale and the specific use on products intended for sale.
Searching and browsing the collection
An advanced search function is available so you can easily find what you are looking for. You can refine your search by certain parameters such as : item type (photo, illustration or font), orientation, filters, categories. You can also sort your search results by popularity. The browsing page includes all the categories available, the future author section and the newest additions to the gallery.
Promo code for Crazyleaf Design Blog
Our friends at PhotoSpin have provided us with a 20% discount code, you can use on their website. The code below is available until September 30th, 2014 :
PhotoSpin in short :
- affordable subscription plans, with prices of up to 6 cents / image
- single image purchase plan
- tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in the Labs section of the website
- millions of stock photos, illustrations and system fonts
- over 50.000 items added every month to their collection
- Accepts payment by PayPal, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover Card
- great history and tradition, selling photos starting in 1996 with the name Kai’s Power Photos
- multi-seat licenses available for $49.95 for each additional user
Sign-up for PhotoSpin with the discount code “CrazyLeaf20” and get a 20% discount.