Depositphotos vs. Pexels

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Depositphotos
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, USA, Depositphotos is a microstock agency that serves customers from over 192 countries, giving them support in 20 languages. Being a creative content marketplace, Depositphotos allows users to buy and sell stock photos, vectors, illustrations, music, and videos.
$36
per month 25 images
Pexels
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Pexels, headquartered in Berlin, offers stock photos and video under the Creative Commons Zero license, from a global network of creators.N/A
Pricing
DepositphotosPexels
Editions & Modules
Music & SFX
$19
per month unlimited downloads
Photos & Vectors (for companies)
starting at $829
per year 50 images per month
Videos
starting at $89
per month 5 videos
Enterprise
Custom Quote
unlimited users
Photos & Vectors (for individuals)
starting at $36
per month 25 images
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DepositphotosPexels
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts available for annual pricing (about 12%) for individuals, with volume pricing available across all plans.
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Community Pulse
DepositphotosPexels
Considered Both Products
Depositphotos
Chose Depositphotos
As mentioned previously, I have found that I gravitate to Depositphotos because I end up finding the images I am looking for in a few minutes due to how accurate is the search function. With the other products, I end up losing time because the images seem unrelated, too …
Pexels
Chose Pexels
Pexels is one of my favorite stock image tools. The quality is top-notch and the search capabilities/filters really help you find what you want.
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
DepositphotosPexels
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(5 ratings)
9.2
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DepositphotosPexels
Likelihood to Recommend
Depositphotos
The site offers great deals on royalty-free high-quality images that are perfect for any type of project. I love how easy it is to search through the different categories to find exactly what I need. The site has an intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate through the different categories or sort by date or price range.I also like how easy it is to download the files I need without having to worry about any additional fees or monthly subscriptions. I prefer the image download pack, where you pay once and then you can download selected images of your choosing from their library whenever you need them! This site has been very useful in helping me achieve my creative goals in terms of making my own films and creating beautiful graphic designs for websites or advertisements.
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Pexels
1. Small businesses with small or non-existent budgets still need assets to create content 2. Individual content makers or freelancers who need stock assets 3. Corporate eLearning wants to modernize and replace all old-fashioned, outdated, brightly lit studio photos with more realistic and relevant imagery that will resonate with modern audiences and learners.
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Pros
Depositphotos
  • Search function is accurate and robust.
  • Selection is different from the most used free image sites. The quality of the images is professional and high resolution.
  • Their search filtering options are useful to match the type of image you are looking for. Let's you choose the type of person you want in the background, landscape versus isolation, orientation, etc.
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Pexels
  • High-resolution images – Pexels is full of images that are high enough in resolution to look beautiful on their own, but also high quality enough to be combined with other images without distracting pixelization
  • Stock videos – other free stock sites are often limited to just images, but Pexels has a wide range of videos available as well, which we use to plus up decks
  • Good search functions – while not as robust as some paid sites, Pexels' search functions make it pretty easy to track down what you need
  • Licensing – it's very straightforward to know what you can and can't do with a Pexels photo, which protects my company and our clients
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Cons
Depositphotos
  • All in one subscription to download all types of assets.
  • Missing a feature to create a collection to organize favorites.
  • Lacking the option to download an entire collection of assets like for Summer, etc.
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Pexels
  • I do think that the library should grow. For example, I was looking for an image of a living room with a fireplace and there were only a few options
  • I get tricked sometimes because I see images I want to use but they are from some other company and they are paid
  • Improve search understanding for multi-word searches
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Usability
Depositphotos
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Pexels
Intuitive and simple interface.
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Alternatives Considered
Depositphotos
Different focus. InVideo is for editing and creating videos
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Pexels
Pexels has a few unique features that stand out, the most important being a 1-click download from the search results. No need to navigate to another page to find a "download" button. This reduces the time required to find and download an appropriate image. The search results load fast, with lazy loading, so there's no annoying pagination at the bottom. I often travel as I work, and at times my internet connection can be slow or unstable. This kind of feature may seem minor to some users, but when on a slower connection, it makes a big difference. If a search term is too broad, it can recommend related keywords to search for - this helps to find the right image faster.
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Return on Investment
Depositphotos
  • Deposit photos allows me to have professional images on hand when I need them
  • Being able to choose between a monthly subscription or pay for on demand images allows me to budget better. Depending on the need I have for images.
  • The ROI has been good as I spend less time trying to find suitable images.
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Pexels
  • Social media campaigns created with photos from Pexels achieves 40% higher engagement vs others.
  • Thanks to faster and easier content sourcing provided by Pexels, our campaign generation period has dropped to an average of 4 hours, instead of 2 days.
  • Their stock images adorn our offices.... and it's a much lore cheerful space for that reason. Staff are happier, and stay in the office longer.
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