123RF Stock Photo Review and Giveaway


Vampire via 123RF.com
(Vampire via 123RF.com)

For the past week, I’ve been downloading images from 123RF. They’re a stock photo company with over ten million stock photographs and vector illustrations. That’s a lot of images. I love all the photos and illustrations they offer on their site. And thanks to 123RF.com, I’m giving away subscriptions to three readers of my dad blog. The winner can use the images for their company, blog, or school.

Users can pay for the royalty-free images on 123RF.com via subscription plans or credit packages. Subscriptions start at $89 a month for 5 downloads per day. For $230 a month, you can get 26 downloads a day. You save even more if sign up for a 90-day or 365-day plan.

If you don’t want to deal with the daily download limit, you can purchase a credit package. Credit packages range from $15 for 15 credits to $1000 for 1200 credits. You’re probably wondering how many credits you need to download an image, right? That really depends on the size and type of image you want to download. For instance, it only takes one credit to download a small image, five credits for an XXL image, and 10 credits for an XXL EPS (vector drawing).

Skeleton indicating that it is hungry via 123RF.com
(Skeleton indicating that it is hungry via 123RF.com)

As I mentioned already, there are zillions of images on 123RF. To find the right image for you or your company, you can use their search engine or browse by category or keyword. The website also features a lightbox for selecting photos you like. It’s kinda like a shopping cart. You can view the contents of your lightbox any time to decide if you want to download or remove the photos in your lightbox.

The only negative thing I experienced with 123RF is determining which photos I’ve downloaded. You can go to your account area to see your download history, but their system doesn’t indicate which images you have downloaded outside of the download history area. Note: you don’t get charged again if you accidentally download the same image twice.

Adorable little witch flying on broomstick via 123RF.com
(Adorable little witch flying on broomstick via 123RF.com)

123RF Giveaway
Three lucky readers of my dad blog will each win a 30-day 123RF subscription (five royalty-free images or illustrations per day). The deadline to enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, November 1st (Pacific time). The giveaway is limited to all lifeforms in the universe. The winner will be randomly selected. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about what you plan to use the images for.

Two Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Like 123RF on Facebook
  • Follow 123RF on Twitter and tweet out a message like this (or use the retweet button above the comments area):

    Win a 123RF stock photo subscription @123rf @daddyforever ~ http://daddyforever.com/2011/10/25/stock-photographs/

[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by 123RF, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a 30-day subscription for review purposes. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]


21 thoughts on “123RF Stock Photo Review and Giveaway

  1. Wow, it’s hard finding good images but there are some great ones at 123rf. I have never heard of it before but I will look into it now. Nice blog!

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