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All images are Standard License. Extended licenses are not available for subscription downloads.
Credits never expire when you use your iStock account once a year. Using your account is as easy as signing in.
All subscriptions feature generous monthly download limits. Audio and video downloads are not included in any subscription.
Frequently asked questions
What are credits?
Think of credits as iStock’s very own currency. Credits let you download any file on iStock – including photos, illustrations, video and audio files. Simply load your account with credits to download files as you go.
How long are credits good for?
Credits never expire when you use your iStock account once a year. We'll send you an email before your credits expire. To extend the expiry date another year, simply sign in to your account before your credits expire.
Can I get a refund on unused credits?
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.
What’s the difference between the Essentials and Signature Subscription?
In a word? Access. Our Essentials Subscription includes over 66% of all iStock photos, vectors and illustrations. The Signature Subscription brings that number up to 100% and includes everything you can get with an Essentials Subscription, as well as over 6.6 million handpicked photos, vectors and illustrations you can only get from us. Compare the difference between our Essential Collection and Signature Collection, and discover which subscription is right for you.
Can I get audio or video files with a subscription?
You can’t currently get audio or video content with your subscription – but you can always supplement your subscription with credits to download these files when you need them.
How can I download something that isn’t included in my subscription?
If you need a file that isn’t available for download with your subscription, you can always download it with credits.
What happens if I don’t use all of my monthly downloads?
Our generous monthly download limits are designed to let you get all the great iStock content you need each month. This limit is the maximum number of images you’re allowed to download each month, and is reset one month from your subscription’s start date. No images are carried over from month to month and we will not put a hold on or extend the duration of your subscription under any circumstance. You can always see the number of downloads remaining and end date of your subscription in your account profile.
What license am I getting with my download?
All files downloaded on iStock include our standard license, which lets you use your file in a wide variety of projects and comes with a $10,000 legal guarantee. When you download with credits you can add extended licenses that let you use the file in even more ways.
When you download with credits, your license never expires. Files licensed with subscriptions must be used in an end project within 30 days of the end of the subscription term or the license for the file terminates.
Can I add an extended licenses to an image downloaded with my subscription?
Our standard license lets you use our content in a wide variety of projects. If you need to use a subscription image for purposes not covered under the standard license, you’ll need to download the file with credits and add an extended license.
How does auto-renew work?
Auto-renew automatically renews your monthly subscription before it expires so you can continue to download images without worrying about service disruptions. Your renewal rate will be locked-in for 15 months at the price of your initial subscription purchase. If you use a promo code to purchase your subscription, the discount will only be applied to the first month - subsequent months will be charged at the pre-discount price. You can turn off auto-renew any time by going to your account.
How do I turn auto-renew on or off?
If you want to turn auto-renew off:
- Sign in
- Go to your account
- Under “Subscriptions”, click Turn off auto-renew
- Confirm you want to turn off auto-renew by clicking Yes, turn it off
Once auto-renew is turned off, your subscription will remain active until the end date listed under your subscription details.
If you want to turn auto-renew on, simply contact us.
Can I share my subscription?
Our standard subscriptions are built for single users. If multiple members of your team need to be able to download and use subscription content, you’ll need a multiple seat subscription, which our support team can help set you up with. To learn more about multi-seat subscriptions, contact us.
Can I re-download my subscription images?
You can re-download your subscription images at any time within the term of your subscription. When your subscription ends and you no longer have an active image subscription, you can no longer re-download these images. If your subscription has expired, renew or upgrade to regain access your previously downloaded images.
You can't add more iStock credits to your order
To add this credit pack to your order, return to the check out and remove the credit pack you want to replace. If you wish to purchase more than 300 credits, please contact us.