This calculator was my original idea and was programmed solely by me, Matic, founder of Photutorial. Its main purpose is to help you find the best stock photo agency plan for your needs.
Before you use the Stock Photo Plans Calculator (from now on “the calculator”, “it”, “its”), I highly recommend you read the following page and familiarise yourself with the calculator and all of its shortcomings.
Who am I?
My name is Matic Broz, a photographer and founder of photutorial.com (from now on also “website”). Read more about me on the About me page.
Why did I create the calculator and what makes me the right person for this task?
Since I founded Photutorial, I’ve reviewed all the major stock photo agencies, created my best of and the cheapest of lists, shared my thoughts on their contributor programs, and written about how much one can make with these agencies.
During this time, I’ve realized that there are dozens of stock photo agencies each with dozens of plans between which you can choose. All this quickly becomes a big mess; thus, I created a tool that summarizes all the plans and picks the best one based on your needs.
- To the best of my knowledge, this is the first such calculator available online.
- Although it has been thoroughly tested, it might still have some bugs (I am actively looking for them).
- Not every stock photo agency has been added, yet.
- The calculator offers the best plans based on the (discounted) plan prices, sorted from the least expensive to the most expensive.
- To offer the most appropriately-sized plan, the calculator uses weights that have been manually set.
As the sole developer of the code, I retain the full ownership and copyright to the code.
If you would like to use the calculator, reach out to me, so we can work out a deal.
Are you a stock photo agency?
If you believe that a) I should include/exclude you in/from my calculator, b) I’ve made a mistake regarding any of your plans, c) you would like to offer a discount for the users, feel free to reach me via email@example.com.
Did you find a bug/Do you have an idea for an improvement?
I’d love to hear from you and every piece of information help me make it a better tool. You can reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to link to the calculator?
I am very pleased if you find any value in my calculator, so feel free to link to it from your platform.
Use the following (do-follow) link, please: https://photutorial.com/best-stock-photo-sites/
How did I calculate on-demand prices?
On-demand images are usually purchased with credits that can be bought with credit packs of different sizes, and therefore different price per credit. On-demand images are also priced differently based on size and quality. All this makes up for a nightmare when you’re creating a calculator.
Thus, some prices of on-demand photos (including Extended licenses), are approximations. For example, if a company sells an Extended license for 50 credits, but you can purchase only 40 credits or 80 credits at once, I calculate the price of the Extended license as if you purchased 40+1/4 of the smaller credit pack. Obviously, this is impossible, but it makes up for a decent approximation.
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