Best Dollar Photo Club Alternative – 99CLUB

Around a year ago I published a review about Dollar Photo Club and how great their service was. It really was, an amazing service at an incredible price. I used it every single day. Unfortunately as of April 15, 2016 Dollar Photo Club is shutting it’s doors after being acquired by Adobe Stock. While Adobe Stock has an amazing database of photos, it also costs $29.99/mo which gives you 10 photos. That comes out to $2.99 a photo. That is 3x what I was already paying at Dollar Photo Club. So I set out to find the best alternative, and after comparing a couple, I finally landed upon the 99club by Stock Photo Secrets. And let me show you why it is the best Dollar Photo Club alternative, and actually even better!

99club Features

Stock Photo Secrets’ 99club gives its members 200 XXL images (any size) downloads for just $99, which lets you pick any stock photo, vector, and premium font from any collection. Additional images are then just $0.99. So lets say I am going to need 500 over the next year. 200 images for $99 = $0.49 per photo. And then $0.99 per the additional 300. My total for 500 images over the year would be $396.00. This is actually cheaper than Dollar Photo Club. But wait, it gets better! If you buy a lot of images like me, you can buy additional images in packs of 100 for only $69.00 or $0.69 per photo.

So in the end, I am getting my 500 images for a total of $306 or $0.61 per photo!

And if you use 200 images or less you can get by at only $0.49 per photo.

  • High Res Photos, Vectors & Fonts (no Videos)
  • Royalty Free License
  • Use the images FOREVER
  • New auto-renew feature: secure the low price deal for as long as the offer exists
  • Images can be used in commercial projects, on blogs, websites, and social media.
  • Small, Medium, or XXL image sizes
  • The XXL size lets you confidently print at A3 size at 300dpi, or 6 x 6 at 72dpi, and all of the vector files can be downloaded in EPS format.

Image Library

Stock Photo Secrets has a database of over 4 million images, with 80,000 new images being uploaded every month. Below are just a few examples.

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Here is a quick search I did for “Sunsets” in their database. As you can see, it returned 56,464 results! In the search settings you can change the thumbnail size, how many to display per page, previews, and safe search on or off.

stock photo secrets search

The search filter lets you change orientation, number of people, age, gender, composition, and view point. And don’t forget, there are also vectors, fonts, and videos.

And here is a search I did for “green vectors.”

green vectors

99club Licensing Options & Usage

Many stock photo agencies require special attribution and watermarks with the photographer’s name within the stock image. 99club, however, does not.  Another great thing about the 99club is that once you’ve downloaded an image, you can use it forever without much restriction. Feel free to go crazy on your Facebook pages, Twitter, you name it.

FAQs

Here are some questions and answers I have gotten from people asking about this new awesome stock photo service.

1. What happens after 1 year, can you get the same deal?

They have an auto-renew feature which allows you secure the low price deal forever. Your 99club subscription automatically gets renewed on the scheduled renewal date. Renewal will always be at the same price of your initial subscription. You don’t need to worry about price increases: you will always pay $99 a year for 200 XXL images. And you can cancel your subscription at any time.

2. What happens when you use all the 200 images before the year ends?

You can buy additional images at only $0.99 per image or buy a bigger upgrade bulk package for even cheaper.

3. Can you still use the images after your 99Club account has expired?

Yes you can use them forever according to their license.

4. Will they close like Dollar Photo Club?

I have personally chatted with the owner of 99Club and he has assured me that they have no intentions to close anytime soon. The will be around for a long time.

Support

Besides having super cheap high quality photos, their support is great too! I love companies that use Intercom because I can immediately get any additional questions that I have answered or confirmed. I had a nice little chat with Amos over at Stock Photo Secrets and he was a great help.

stock photo secrets support

Best Dollar Photo Club Alternative?

Not only is this the best Dollar Photo Club alternative, it’s even cheaper if you buy your images in packs! I highly recommend trying out Stock Photo Secrets’s 99club.

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I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below as always!

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Summary

If you are looking for the perfect Dollar Photo Club alternative, look no further. Stock Photo Secrets’ 99Club has photos for as low as $0.49!

12 thoughts on “Best Dollar Photo Club Alternative – 99CLUB”

  1. Hi Brian, I have been looking into this site to use as an alternative to DPC. Since it’s been a week since you signed up, I wanted to get an update to see how you like it so far. Great review by the way!

    • It’s great! Live chat support is nice touch too, although I haven’t had any technical issues. The library is large enough already that I don’t have trouble finding multiple alternatives of everything I need. I use it primarily for my authority niche sites where I need actual photographs, on this site I make my own. Of course you can search yourself before signing up to see if you like the content. In fact I am saving more money now, so can’t beat that.

  2. Hi Brian, thanks for your post and review of 99Club. It really is too bad about DPC, but who could blame them when corporate giants like Adobe dangle $800 million USD in front of their parent company.

    Although the live support is a welcome feature that DPC doesn’t have, DPC’s quality and selection is far superior to 99Club. I did a quick comparison of my design team’s last 2 searches at DPC for “rocket” (as in a rocket blasting off) and “Saturn” (as in the planet with its majestic rings). DPC returned over 59,500 and 7,500 results respectively, whereas 99Club came back with only 3,700 and 305 results respectively… not only were the numbers drastically different, but the quality of actual useable material was quite noticeable as well.

    I also found that after using 99Club for about 30 minutes, I noticed their system to be a little clunky and slow at times. DPC also offers their service in 22 languages, whereas 99Club only has 10 languages.

    Although these areas of 99Club can be upgraded as their business matures, and their price point is indeed cheaper than DPC, I think I will take up Adobe Stock’s 1-year special offer for current DPC members, while keeping an eye on other options (including 99Club) for when that subscription expires. It will be interesting to watch how the stock photo agency landscape shapes and if 99Club can become a major player.

    • Hey Chris! Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is very sad that DPC is closing. I have used them for years and loved them.

      Yes, unfortunately Adobe’s offer is only a short time fix because after a year you will still have to find an alternative. For the price, 99Club is the best I have found to date, and I compared a lot of the alternatives out there as I used stock photos on a daily basis on a lot of my sites.

      • Just as an update for you and other fellow media designers, I tried to migrate over to Adobe Stock today, but ran into a couple of issues.

        First, once you’re on the Adobe site, you are switched over to your country (assumingly via IP address), in my case, Japan. And the offer I am getting is more expensive than advertised: a monthly subscription of ¥1,180JPY (plus tax), which works out to be about $10.58USD, with each additional photo at ¥180JPY, or about $1.61USD (with today’s 2016.04.04 exchange rate on XE.com).

        The second issue I ran into today while migrating from DPC to AS is that once I login and go to redeem my exclusive offer on the Adobe site, a pop up appears, saying “Good News! We noticed you already have a Creative Cloud subscription. Here are your upgrade options.” My instinctive guard went up with words like “Good news” and “Upgrade”… With no other option but to click the “OK” button, the site brought me to their regular subscription pricing page.

        I am not sure whether I must choose a regular subscription plan at this point for after the DPC offer expires next year, or if it is a bug in the system. I have already submitted a ticket to DPC about this and waiting for their reply before moving forward. Luckily for me, I only have 1 download left on DPC.

        On a relative note, looking at the DPC Facebook page also shows a few people finding this transfer not as seamless/clear as it appears…

          • So I finally got transferred over to Adobe Stock properly and will end up paying ¥1,274JPY (taxes included) per month, which works out to be about $11.82USD (with today’s 2016.04.11 exchange rate on XE.com). There’s only 4 more days if people want to migrate accounts and transfer any remaining DPC credits… just a heads up!

            We’ll see how it goes this year. Hopefully, 99Club can have their database updated with more and better quality material by that time. Can’t beat the price though!

    • Hello Chris. I totally agree with you the photos are not as great as DPC on 99club. Has someone came across an alternative (other that Adobe stock) ?

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