Depositphotos vs. Pixabay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Depositphotos
Score 8.9 out of 10
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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
Pixabay
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Pixabay headquartered in Germany offers a digital content platform, which they present as a community for sharing copyright-free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons.N/A
Pricing
DepositphotosPixabay
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
DepositphotosPixabay
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
DepositphotosPixabay
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 …
Pixabay
Chose Pixabay
It's definitely one of the best free options and while the image results aren't always as good as Depositphotos, that's understandable as it's free. 8 times out of 10 I'd say I find a suitable image on Pixabay.
Chose Pixabay
Pixabay has a few key features that stand out. The search results load fast, with an easy user interface and advanced filtering options. I often travel as I work, and at times my internet connection can be slow or unstable. Even on a slower connection, the search results are …
Chose Pixabay
Pixabay provides better images and a variety of search results. The filter options are really good. It's very easy to use and find what you are looking for.
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User Ratings
DepositphotosPixabay
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(5 ratings)
8.4
(39 ratings)
User Testimonials
DepositphotosPixabay
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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Pixabay
This is perfect for any individual or organization that's working on a budget. You'll get stock photos that, while there's a more limited selection than the usual paid sites (Getty, iStock, etc.), are often just as high-quality. For smaller businesses and nonprofits where every dollar counts, I've found myself leaning on Pixabay quite a bit for stock images and, from time to time, will end up buying one of the linked commercial images when Pixabay doesn't have what I need. However, if you have a large budget for stock images, Pixabay will likely not be your best choice, as the paid services offer generous discounts for bulk credit purchases.
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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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Pixabay
  • Separate photos, illustrations, and vectors—Many competitors have these images all lumped together with a limited ability to sort through them, while Pixabay has a robust library of all of these, making it easy to find what you're looking for.
  • Free, high-quality images and easy-to-understand licensing rules—Often a new client will have bad image usage habits, freely snagging any image off of google. Pixabay is an excellent resource to give clients a huge range of photos without the fear of getting into copyright trouble.
  • Sound effects—Free, good-quality sound effects are surprisingly difficult to find amongst competitors, but Pixabay has them in their lineup as well.
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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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Pixabay
  • One thing that kind of sticks out is that with so much to choose from, you can feel overwhelmed.
  • Some of the photos I sometimes can find separately by googling. In the music business, it seems like many photos rotate on the web so there isn't as much to pick from.
  • I didn't see an option for more vertical videos for use in Instagram or TikTok.
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Alternatives Considered
Depositphotos
Different focus. InVideo is for editing and creating videos
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Pixabay
Pixabay has given me the free vectors I need for my whiteboard animation videos, which aren't available on the other sites, in addition to the video and audio clips. They've been around for a long time and have stayed consistent, valuable, and easy to use throughout the years. They were my first site for free downloads and remain my favorite image download site to this day.
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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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Pixabay
  • We don't lose any money trying to buy images
  • Our videos get more views if we put the good quality images we find in Pixaby
  • The posts we make with their images always get a professional aspect, and get more engagement from a diverse social media users.
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