It's a microstock agency founded by Canadian entrepreneur Bruce Livingstone in 2000. It was not only a new site but also the start of the whole microstock industry. Many competing agencies have popped up since then but iStockphoto is still the largest and most popular agency in the industry with millions of photos, illustrations, audio and video files in their archive.
To be able to offer a professional e-commerce platform I decided to sell my icons at iStockphoto. They provide reliable servers, secure transactions and customer support via mail, chat and phone. It also gives me more time to design new icons.
Every file accepted into iStockphoto’s collection has undergone a rigorous inspection process with the strictest quality standards in the industry. iStockphoto only accepts approximately 50% all files submitted in order to uphold quality and legal standards set forth in the Artist Supply Agreement.
Every file sold on iStockphoto includes a free Legal Guarantee. This is our promise that content, used within the terms of the license agreement, will not infringe any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right or violate any right of privacy or publicity.
For more information, take a look at the FAQ at iStockphoto.
You will get a zip-file that contains a vector file (Adobe Illustrator 8.0 EPS) and a high resolution jpg file.
Yes. You have 24 hours from the time of your initial download to re-download the same image without having further credits deducted. After that time, if the file is re-downloaded, credits will be deducted from your account.
If you have difficulty downloading a file and are over the 24-hour timeframe, please contact the Support at iStockphoto for assistance.
The Extended License provides greater usage freedom (like items for resale, more than 500.000 impressions, etc.) than the Standard License. There are five different types of extended licenses with different conditions to suit your specific needs.
Read more about the different licenses here.
Credits are iStockphoto's very own currency. Purchase credits and spend them whenever you download a file. Credits vary in price depending on how many you choose to buy and what purchase plan (Pay-as-you-go or Subscription) you choose, starting at 0.95$ per credit.
Read more about purchase plans and credits here.
iStockphoto accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal. They also accept payment in US funds only by either International Money Order or check drawn ONLY on a US or Canadian bank account. Please include an order form with your mailed payment. Prices are in US dollars.
Yes, you will get an eps-file and a jpg-file with each icon set. These formats can be used on both PC and Mac.
To get the most out of the icons you should use any vector editing software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Inkscape which is free. They allow you to edit, manipulate and colorize the icons in any way you want. They also make it possible to convert the icons to jpg, gif, png or any other common raster format.
You could use Photoshop but it's not recommended since it's quite limited when it comes to working with vector files. You will have to rasterize the eps-file (i.e. turning it into pixels) when you open it in Photoshop which will make the icons harder to edit.
If you want to change the colors or change the icons in any other way to suit your project you should use a vector editor instead.
Please note that except the vector file you will also get a high resolution jpg with each icon set. Jpg images can be opened/edited in a range of programs, like Paint, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and even some word processing and presentation software.
No. Selling my icons in sets makes the price per icon considerably lower but still gives you the freedom to choose only the sets you need from the entire collection. Simply, a pretty good compromise.
At the moment I'm not offering custom work.
These lines are only there to prevent theft, the actual icons have no lines.
Absolutely! You can modify them in any way you need. But I still retain the copyright, which means that you may NOT sell, sublicense or distribute the new manipulated icons in way.
Yes and no, it depends on what license you purchase. Some usage require an Extended License, like items for resale for instance. Read more under "What is an Extended License?" under "iStockphoto" in this FAQ.