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I used this once for a small generic graphic. It had been planted by a scam troll operation out of southern California. They claimed to own the rights and threatened to sue. It all came to nothing but was a big unpleasant hassle. They didn't really own the absolute rights but were able to produce superficial documentation. They had uploaded the file to Pixabay as bait for the unwitting. I think there may be a lot of similar baits planted across the entire site. Be really careful if you use any of this stuff.


If none of their monthly plans makes economic sense for you, you can buy credits. They don't tell you that banked credits "expire" some time later. Out of the blue you will get an e-mail informing you. In other words, Bigstock just steals your money. Don't be a victim, there are plenty of alternatives.

Jeff D. – Big Stock Photo Rep

Hi Jim, sorry for the late reply!

We do not obscure the fact that our image credits expire. In fact, we offer a 30 day grace period to extend the credits!
Please see our FAQ for all the details on our credit packs - https://goo.gl/mDouyR - and please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at support@bigstockphoto.com with any questions!

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