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Think of credits as iStock’s very own currency. Simply load your account with credits to download files as you go.
The credit cost of a file will depend on its size, format and quality. The majority of our most downloaded photos and illustrations cost between 1 and 30 credits.
Credits are valid for one year from the date of purchase. We'll send you an email notification before your credits expire. Sign In to see your credit balance at the bottom of the page.
Unused credit packs can be returned for a full refund within 14 days of purchase. If any credits from a credit pack have been used, no refunds will be offered.