PhotoDune Customer Review

PhotoDune Customer Review

Review Updated: 2017

PhotoDune you may never have heard of. But what about ThemeForest, VideoHive or GraphicRiver? PhotoDune is in fact just one small part of the massively successful Envato network of websites. Their combined marketplaces sell pretty much everything you can imagine from a stock point of view. The quality is high and much of the content is exclusive, although PhotoDune is mostly comprised of non-exclusive images.

PhotoDune is still relatively small compared to the massive agencies, since it only really started in mid 2011. But they are pushing new content out at a rapid pace and have some great promotions from time to time which help make it very attractive to new buyers. The really great thing as a buyer at PhotoDune is that when you deposit some money with them, you can use it on any of there websites, which means you can buy anything from photos to website templates to logo’s.

The big change since PhotoDune’s launch came in early 2017 when they removed around 80% of their images and basically started from scratch. They now have a single price regardless of image dimension. And a lot less contributors. But that could be a good thing, as they are trying to build a stronger catalogue of images. Quality over quantity is the new approach, which for some buyers will be spot on.

PhotoDune Customer Review Fast Facts

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PhotoDune Customer Review – Why Buy From Them?

  • Simple pricing structure with low prices (especially Extended Licenses, really, really cheap)
  • One account gives you access to all their other marketplaces as well
  • Clean, functional site with fast checkout
  • Huge variety of different stock media available e.g.: plugins, scripts, logo’s etc
  • Good choice for buying just a couple of images
  • Aiming for quality over quantity

PhotoDune Customer Review – Downsides?

  • Not hugely ‘fair trade’ for their non-exclusive contributors, but not terrible

Buying From PhotoDune – The Final Word

Getting an account with PhotoDune or any other Envato marketplace site is a worthwhile thing for sure. The variety and quality of content across all the sites combined is very impressive. PhotoDune is showing much promise as a stock photography agency and they have lured all the big contributors on-board. Their new approach of quality over quantity may be a good move in the long run, as other agencies get bloated. The only reluctance in giving them a 100% thumbs up is that they fall a little short in terms of ‘fair trade’ to their non-exclusive contributors. Other than that, PhotoDune is definitely worth your time for your next image purchase.