About Deposit Photos
How Deposit Photos Came to Be
Deposit-Photos boasts more than 50 million files in its collections. They have clients in 192 countries, creating the need for 24 hour a day customer support in 20 different languages. The company employs full-time staff members in New York, Warsaw, Milan, Moscow and Kiev. Things were different when Dmitry Sergeev launched the service in 2009. It took a couple of years before the collection exceeded one million images, but eventually the company was able to obtain financing from TMT Investments, which helped them grow exponentially. Deposit-Photos began offering editorial images and videos. Before long, the collection exceeded 10 million files. Further innovation followed with the launch of Clashot, which is a mobile platform for selling images. The collection continues to grow today, with Deposit-Photos offering enhanced access and variety for its millions of users.
How to Register
Registering for an account at Deposit-Photos is easy. Membership makes it possible to browse through the website's entire collection, which includes vector images and videos in addition to photographs. When you are a member, you have access to a favorites folder where you can save projects in progress as well as share files with colleagues and friends. Participating in the referral program provides an opportunity to receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases.
Creating an account at Deposit-Photos is free. With just an email address and a password, the account is established. Members can opt to enter information like their name, address and phone number on the next screen. They can also divulge data like their company name and website as well as the industry that employs them.
Navigating Through Deposit Photos
The easiest way to find appropriate images is by using the search bar at the top of the screen. For instance, a user could type in "animals" as the keyword. Then, they can choose what sort of files their search will return. All Images, Photos, Vectors and Videos are all choices. When a broad search term like "animals" is used, Deposit-Photos will return all files that are labeled with that word. The service will also suggest more specific keywords that will help to narrow down the choices. For animals, Deposit-Photo suggests categories like "farm animals," "funny animals" and "cartoon animals."
The menu on the left side of the screen provides further opportunities to refine search results. Users can set the "Accuracy" of the results by putting greater emphasis on either "Relevance" or "Quality." The left-side menu also includes a drop-down box that lists all of Deposit-Photos' categories if the user wants to search elsewhere.
The menu on the left side of the screen allows for searching by contributor if a certain artist's work is preferred. Users may also set preferences for keywords, orientation and whether or not they want to see editorial images. Refinements related to people depicted in the files, the size of the image and the predominant colors in the file are also possible.
Deposit-Photos' categories run the gamut from the concrete to the abstract. In addition to "animals," other categories include "computers & electronics," "jewelry & gems," "medicine & health," "professions" and "celebrities." The "abstract" collection features artful backgrounds with a variety of geometric and other designs. The "other" category is another repository for files that don't seem to fit anywhere else in Deposit-Photos' vast collection. These high-quality, often visually striking images would make for an ideal addition to any website or marketing campaign.
More concrete categories like "travel" feature a wide variety of files related to different lands and exotic peoples. Even mundane items like passports, suitcases and toothbrushes are artfully depicted in the website's expansive collection. With illustrations and vectors available to round out the offerings, it's safe to say that users could easily find exactly what they are looking for here.
People who decide to use Deposit-Photos have a number of different membership options from which to choose. Members can select from between a "Photos & Vectors" subscription and a "Videos" subscription.
The monthly subscription for "Photos & Vectors" can be paid for by the month or one year in advance. Purchasing the one-year subscription provides a significant discount. Under this plan, members can choose photos and vectors of any size, provided that they stay within their monthly limit. Limits of 75, 150 and 750 images per month are all available.
Users who are looking for a little more flexibility and who don't need quite so many images every month may prefer the "Flexible Plan," which gives them the ability to download 10 high-resolution images every month for a nominal fee. Additional images can be purchased for just one dollar, and any downloads that are not used one month may be transferred to the next.
The "On Demand" subscription allows members to download 10, 25 or 100 images within one year of paying for the service. Users may choose either a standard or extended license program.
With a polished, artful presentation and a collection that grows in leaps and bounds, Deposit-Photos is quickly becoming a favorite of sole proprietorships and Fortune 500 companies. Subscriptions are flexible and affordable, making Deposit-Photos a reliable choice.