MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Author Topic: Crestok has just filed for bankruptcy  (Read 22586 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2022, 09:04 »
I thought Crestock is out of bussines? I just got email that one of my images sold?

« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2022, 13:07 »
Yes, me too.
I just checked back to earlier in this thread and realised that I had already made two requests to close my account two years ago.
Looks like I may have to revisit the site and delete all my images.

« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2022, 13:14 »
Not holding my breat waiting for a reply but I have just contacted them to ask why they are still selling my images. Their auto response says to expect an answer within 1 business day.
Lets see how long their days turn out to be.

« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2022, 18:14 »
Apparently Crestock (as part of Masterfile) was acquired in 2020 by Design Pics, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"Since its inception in 2001, the company has focused on innovation to provide international exposure, fair compensation, and technology-driven opportunities for our artists and photographers. By acquiring other agencies in recent years, our goal is to maintain the brand equity and authenticity of each collection, bringing added value to our clients through greater access to our growing library of "Distinctively Different Imagery." We currently represent over 2,00 contributors with over 2,000,000 world class images. These works are available across our various websites and through our international partners, providing significant exposure for image buyers worldwide. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Design Pics family of brands includes: Design Pics, Printscapes, The Irish Image Collection, First Light, Axiom Photographic, Pacific Stock, Alaska Stock, AgStock Images, Disability Images and most recently, Masterfile."

"Crestock is a visual content provider, offering quality royalty-free stock images at a great price
Founded in 2005, Crestock focused on providing a great experience to both buyers and sellers.

Crestock was purchased on July 1, 2010 by Toronto-based Masterfile Corporation, a premium stock photography agency with over 30 years experience in commercial licensing. On April 24th, 2020, the assets of Crestock were acquired by Edmonton based Design Pics Inc.

Crestock Today
Crestock is a unique player in micropayment royalty-free stock photography, helping clients with small budgets to find creative images for their projects. With a fast and reliable image upload system, Crestock also gives photographers and illustrators a great platform for licensing their creative work.

Crestock is a global business, with artists, editors and clients in over 100 countries."

Design Pics has Getty Images pricing ($49 to $499 CAD) and a bizarre search - I did a couple of test searches and the results appeared to be completely unrelated to my search terms. They have a portfolio on Offset (SS)

Crestock has per image prices from $1 to $20 (XS to XXL) or a subscription for $199/month (20 per day). Slightly saner search. All the images you see everywhere - I think I'd probably go with Shutterstock's 350 images/month (no contract) for $199 as I'd get more choice.

Not clear how Crestock can do more than limp along in the current market, given their prices and competitors, but it is at least owned now by an active business :)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2022, 18:22 by Jo Ann Snover »


« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2022, 00:43 »
They're clearly still in business: I earned $0.75 in the last 3 years, so I will reach my next payout in about 200 years.


« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2022, 04:55 »
Really unsurprising. I just hope the administrators don't make a grab for our IP.


  • Caught you looking! ;)
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2022, 22:52 »
I wonder when they're going to bother doing something about their old website entrance?
Its still just sitting there after they made their announcement and collecting dust and spiders.  ;D :P

« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2022, 00:51 »
I wonder when they're going to bother doing something about their old website entrance?
Its still just sitting there after they made their announcement and collecting dust and spiders.  ;D :P

The link you gave is for Canstock not Crestock  ???


  • Caught you looking! ;)
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2022, 23:24 »
Oops you're right. Thanks for he heads up. It was late after all.
There we go. And yeah same old entrance.

« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2022, 08:59 »
That site is still on the net I thought they went bankrupt
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 09:02 by TonyD »

« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2023, 06:24 »
they are still selling images.

« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2023, 10:32 »
Yeah, I was browsing through my comments today and I saw that I posted sth. about crestock so I went and check the site. Apparently I had 1 $32 sale this year.

$18 missing to reach payout so I guess atnoher 10 years and maybe I'll be able to get my first cash-out at crestock. Contributor there since 2014.


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
11 Replies
Last post May 21, 2010, 16:02
by WarrenPrice
21 Replies
Last post May 28, 2014, 18:31
by shotupdave
14 Replies
Last post August 05, 2020, 12:20
by vectorsforall


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results