There are 2 types of plans that 123RF offers – Subscriptions (Monthly and Annual), and On Demand Credits. A subscription plan allows you to download a daily limit of images, while On Demand Credits lets you to purchase credits and download images as and when you need to. With that in mind, how do you decide which one to go for?

Here’s a checklist to help you figure out the best pricing plans for your projects:

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What sort of stock content do you need?

There is a possibility that you might want to use all four types of stock content in your visual marketing: stock photos, vector illustrations, footage and audio. But you should know which type of stock content you’ll be using primarily.

Which size would you be going for?

Stock content like photos and vector illustrations come with a variety of sizes you can choose from before you make a purchase. Stock photos have sizes S to XL, while stock vectors have up to EPS for complete resizing and editing.

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Visit any image on 123RF’s library of content to check out the available sizes.

Audio and footage stock content will also have different sizes or formats for you to download, once purchased.

How often will you need to purchase stock content?

There is a possibility that you might want to use all four types of stock content in your visual marketing: stock photos, vector illustrations, footage and audio.

However, if you’re only interested in say, purchasing stock photos and vectors, for short term, then you could go with a credit pack of your choice.

What if you’re planning on purchasing images (both stock photos and vector illustrations) on a long term basis? Perhaps a subscription plan might work to your advantage here.

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Click the image for our current prices for On Demand Credits and Subscription Plans.

Will you be reselling or distributing these content?

This includes promotional material that you’ll be producing with a stock photo, or a vector illustration. For example, let’s say you intend to print 100 t-shirts, or 50 mugs with an image from 123RF’s stock library. The same goes for packaging designs and other materials you’ll be producing as a physical form. You might be selling them, or you might be giving them out for your event or with a promotional purpose.

Here’s How You Can Decide:

Once you have determined exactly what you require, you can start choosing the perfect pricing plan that won’t eat the contents of your wallet.

If the content that you need fulfills one of these requirements, then the On Demand plan will be best suited for you:

  • Need Stock Footage and/or Royalty Free Music.
  • Use our images on products or packaging that’s meant for sale.
  • Need to download TIFF (Extra Large Files) for billboards and/or wallpaper usage.
  • Need only a few images for your creative projects.
  • Need flexibility in purchasing content anytime you want within the year after purchase.

Otherwise, a Subscription plan would suffice if you just need lots of stock photos and vectors for web or basic design usage. You can also opt for the Annual Download Pack if you are a light user who wants the simplicity of the subscription plan without having to figure out the credits for an on demand plan.

Pricing Plans Summary

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If you require a custom plan tailored to your business, just let us know. Annual download packs can be arranged to suit your projects, especially if you’re a light user of stock photos and vector illustrations. Reach out to our customer service reps to get a full explanation and more details.

Buying stock content, but still unsure which pricing plan you should choose? That’s totally fine, it’s what our support team is here for! We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you find the ideal plan or customize one specifically for your business and industry. Drop us a line, or an email to get a guide on your pricing plans.