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Offset Overview

Wouldn't it be great if you could find stock photography that didn't actually look like stock photography - that looked like, in other words, you'd had it created by a master artist? The boys and girls behind one of the most renowned stock photo sites, Shutterstock, had much the same thought, prompting their creation of a high-end portal for royalty free images carefully selected for their artistic direction and quality.

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Highlights

  • Four simple, easy-to-understand pricing plans based on image size and number
  • Perfect for high-end advertising agencies and glossy editorial magazines
  • Image formats - photography, illustration
  • Image categories - creative and editorial, covering such themes as Architectural, Geometric, Interior spaces, Street view, Safari and more
  • Standout user value - premium licensable royalty free photos and illustrations, curated from artists around the world
  • Some image categories might be a little too quirky-sounding, but there's no denying the remarkable quality of the site's stock images

Offset is a boutique offshoot of Shutterstock, the leading New York-based stock photography site that was established by Jon Oringer in 2003. A decade later, Shutterstock launched Offset, a separate brand but with a team based in the same office.

Plans & pricing

All of Offset's high quality images are truly royalty free images, with no forms to fill in before they can be used. The pricing and licensing plans are as simple as can be and grant members the rights to use images globally, with unlimited distribution.

Small (72dpi): $250/image

  • 5 pack: $225/image, $1,125 total (save $125)
  • 10 pack: $213/image, $2,125 total (save $375)

Large (300dpi): $500/image

  • 5 pack: $450/image, $2,250 total (save $250)
  • 10 pack: $425/image, $4,250 total (save $750)

Offset also offers a corporate account option through its Shutterstock parent site, called Shutterstock Premier, giving access to such perks as invoicing, image research and watermark-free comps. Pricing may vary, so email the Offset sales team to find out more.

Top 3 pros and cons

✔ Exceptional quality, carefully selected stock images

✔ Images can be purchased on-demand, with no subscription necessary

✔ Corporate pricing also available

 

Some image categories possibly too quirky for their own good

Exact size of site's image library is unknown 

No watermark-free comp images for standard accounts

Customer support

  • Email, mail, social media, FAQs

Conclusion

Offset certainly answers to the requirements of the highest of high-end creative and editorial clients, with the perfect 'money no object' stock image selection. If you're prepared to pay for and get exceptional quality, sign up to one of Offset's easy-to-understand pricing plans and reap the benefits today.

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