How to buy credits at iStockphoto?

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Hi folks, to purchase files from iStockphoto you first need to buy credits. iStockphoto accepts the following payments methods: Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club ou JCB), through PayPal or even with your own credits if you start to sell your own files at iStock, I mean, you will get to convert your earning into iStock credits to buy new files. The iStockphoto monetary system for buying and selling files is done through credits. These credits are the currency into your iStock account.

What you will need to have to buy at iStockphoto:

– You need to be an iStockphoto member (See notes below);
– Credit card;
– or funds into your Paypal account (See notes below);
– or also use your own credits to acquire new credits.

– The more credits you buy at once, the greater the discount by credit is;
– After buying the credits, these will remain in your account for up to 1 year after you purchase them and iStock will e-mail you when they get close to expire;
– If you don’t have an iStockphoto account yet, read this article before registering and get for free 3 or 10 credits to use at iStockphoto;
– Don’t you have a PayPal account yet? Sign-up for free.

Steps for buying credits at iStockphoto:
– Log in into your iStockphoto account using your user name and password;
– Select Account|Buy Credits from the tool bar on the top from the same line where your member name is shown or select “How to buy stock” from the vertical menu on the left;
– Choose the plan that fits better for your needs. (Pay-as-you-go, Subscriptions or Corporate Accounts);
– Select the credits amount wished (credit package) and click on the button “Buy now” and it will show the cart content in the next step;
– Fill up the billing information form correctly, check the data and amount and click on the button “Next step”. If you aren’t satisfied with the package/amount selected, click on the button “Change order” to change it;
– Select between the 3 payment methods (Credit card, My balance or Paypal) , fill up the form on the right and when done click on the button “Next step”;
– Follow the next steps until the confirmation page appear. The credits bought will show up at your tool bar on the top (mouse over the menu “Account” at the same line as the member name). As soon as your credits are available into your account you can start downloading/buying images you need for your projects.

Good buys! ;0)

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  1. Favas BRAZIL Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    10% de desconto na hora da compra de credito: SXC2010

    • Oi Favas. Obrigado por compartilhar esta dica com os visitantes do iLucato. Não testei se ainda está válido este código de desconto, mas creio que deve ser válido por todo período de 2010.

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