Storyblocks or Envato Elements Which Service Is The Best
IMHO Reviews has recently published yet another highly anticipated review, this time on two of the most popular creative asset subscription services - Storyblocks and Envato Elements.
The article compares two services in terms of pricing, library size, and licensing. IMHO Reviews revealed that both companies offer unlimited subscription plans that grant access to all files in the library. Storyblocks unlimited plan costs $65 for a monthly subscription or $349 for an annual one. This plan includes unlimited downloads of 4K and HD clips, After Effects Templates, audio clips, and images. There is also an option of signing up for a separate Video and Audio - Basic or Unlimited - plans.
Envato Elements has only one subscription option available, and that is an Unlimited subscription plan. It costs $33 a month or $198 a year if billed annually. Students can enjoy a 30% discount. According to the article, Envato Elements is not only cheaper, but it also offers a wider range of products, including stock video, photos, music, graphics, web templates, Wordpress themes and plugins, and more. Members also gain access to Tuts+, an online learning platform with thousands of e-Books, tutorials, courses, and guides.
After reading the article, it becomes clear that Storyblocks has a much more worry-free licensing model that its counterpart. All the assets are royalty-free, and members get to keep all the files they downloaded even if they decide to cancel their subscription. It also allows worldwide distribution and unlimited usage of files for both personal and commercial projects.
How licensing works?
"When it comes to Envato Elements, its licensing is somewhat tricky. All the assets in the library have the same license terms, but when a member downloads any file he gets a license to use it just once. If he wants to use it again, he must relicense it for different use. It is also important to note that the files cannot be used for merchandising, resold, or redistributed. And if you decide to end your subscription, you won't be able to use the assets from the library anymore. The good news is that even if you cancel your membership, you will still have the rights to all the digital works that were registered before." - explained Vitaliy, the owner of IMHO Reviews.
Another interesting fact mentioned in the review is that all of Envato Elements video files can only be downloaded in .mov format. And if one needed to convert the file to, let's say, .mp4 format, it would take a while, given its large size. Storyblocks, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of formats in which video files can be downloaded.
IMHO Reviews Verdict:
"Both platforms are superb, and each has its own pros and cons. Envato Elements subscription costs less and the library contains more types of digital assets. It is a better choice for web developers who would certainly enjoy a great selection of web design assets that the library contains, including, but not limited to, graphic templates, fonts, and millions of royalty-free images. However, Storyblocks has better licensing and support, and it's more user-friendly. Plus it offers separate subscription options for those people who are not do not wish to purchase an unlimited plan." - summarized Vitaliy.
IMHO Reviews is set to release several reviews of other stock video services in the near future.