Our Review: 

21 Nov 08:
Keenimages announces it will close. They will migrate your account (optional) to their parent (paid) site Shutterpoint, for a free period of 6 months (paid thereafter). "Any outstanding money earned on keenimages will be paid shortly"
You can read the last review I had on keenimages below, clearly the news did not come as a surprise... 

Previous Rating of 2/10 and been changed to -1/10 to reflect site closure.

24 Nov 08: Keenimages 'Discontinued' and accounts migrated about 2 weeks later.


With just over 40,000 images and little traffic, this is not a 'player'.

Basic image price starts at $11 (rising to $79 for high resolutions) so it's little more expensive than the leading microstock sites, but that should not put you off - your photography is worth it!

The issue is does this pricing put buyers off?

prices as of Jul 08:

$11 Web Resolution under 1MB under 0.33 megapixels
$19 Low Resolution 1MB-8MB 0.33-2.7
$35 Medium Resolution 8MB-20MB 2.7-6.6
$59 High Resolution 20MB-33MB 6.6-11
$79 Super High Resolution 33MB and above 11 and above


Like imagevortex (review) this site straddles the line between microstock and macrostock. General consensus in the microstock community is, as for imagevortex, not too favourable when it comes to earnings.

Keenimages is a sister site to shutterpoint (pay to upload and sell site - review)



I'm still waiting for my first images to be reviewed, I've been waiting for more than 2 months. keenimages appears to be a waste of time.


Site Details
Real US$ Cost of 1 Standard Image: 
35 (compare prices)
Referral Scheme: 
Yes, 6% of photos sold and $2.50 on account activation of buyer. (compare rates)
Cost of a standard image (1600x1200) 2MP approx: 
1 Credit
Royalty Rate: 
50% (compare)
Cost of 1 Credit (basic): 
$ 35
FTP Upload: 
No FTP, but Windows Web Publishing Wizard can be used to upload batches of images.
Site Statistics
Approx. size of photo collection (0 = no current estimate): 
40,000 Images (compare)
Alexa Traffic Rank: 
1262953 (a measure of the site popularity, lower number is better)
Alexa 3 Month Change: 
0% (measurement of the increase of site popularity compared with three months ago, negative is a decrease)
2006 - 2008 (closed)
Overall Rating: 
Site Closed / Not Recommended

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