BigStock, despite of the fact that the website is relatively small in comparison to other Microstock websites, the company is still considered strong among the new Microstock sites, probably due to the combination of high-quality images and variety of subject categories along with additional feature of locating the registration easily. This site was recently purchased by the big fish Shutterstock and subsequently changed the name from Bigstockphoto to Bigstock. With this move great amount of changes were made and added on the website. Having started to raise more pictures recently photographers crossed the landmark of over 5.1 million images active in database.
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File Types Offered
Files offered for sale are mostly standard images (Royalty Free) along with 14 different types of special permits. Price of the standard image is 1 credit and 2 credits for a large picture (What are credits?). The cost of credit varies from $0.9 to $3. The more credits you buy, the more it benefits you as prices go down with your increased purchases.
One-Time Purchase of Credits
At Bigstock, The minimum price of a one-time purchase of pictures is $15 and each credit is worth $3. The more credits you buy the less you need to pay. For instance, purchase of credits at $350 will offer you different deal as compared to purchase of credits worth $700. The $700 deal approximately costs $0.9 per image which is very cheap.
Bigstock subscription program is only possible under one-time purchases.
You can register with Bigstock without paying any member fees, absolutely Free. Process of registration is very simple and easy. Trouble-free site navigation makes it user friendly for even a newbie. There are categories with which Bigstock is highly specialized in comparison to other Microstock websites. It covers vast topics such as maps, sexy, global warming, success, and many more… just to name few. Websites inbuilt search system is extremely friendly and easily finds specific images in matter of seconds saving you time.
Adding another great feature which makes Bigstock different from all is that “Credits DO NOT have an expiration date” Hence, you can bring them into play when you really want to purchase pictures.
The pricing index of credits is a bit expensive from other competitors. Another drawback with website is lack of customer service section. Unlike all other websites where you get 24×7 customer support, but with Bigstock no representative answering the phone calls when searching for customer service disappoints users. Here you need to leave a message for the client and later on you get a call back.
Bigstock is very convenient to navigate and user-friendly; even the newbie’s to the industry feel comfortable searching images in the website and are able to use the inside system smoothly. The new design brought up recently looks great and user friendly.