Stock Photos are a brilliant way to bring a professional look to your website with out needing sort out a photo shoot.
Here are our top 10 Places to get Stock images from and a cool video to explain them a little more.
Millions of images for the purpose of design and creativity. The site features royalty-free stock photos, vectors and fonts than you could ever possibly need. And not only that, Veer has a community of fellow creatives so is the perfect place for you to interact and share ideas with your peers.
Corbis is a creative resource for designers all around the globe, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography, illustration, footage, fonts and more. The site is incredibly easy to navigate: simply use the keyword search tool, select a category and watch the work appear.
Fotolia is devoted to offering affordable creative imagery. Its crowdsourced library includes millions of royalty-free images, vectors, illustrations and video footage clips, created by a vast community of artists, graphic designers, and a select list of well-known agencies. All images offered on Fotolia are royalty-free, and can be used for any design project or document, with no time limits or restrictions on the number of printed copies.
Need some images for your latest project but on a budget? Then RGB Stock may be able to help. This site offers a huge number of high quality free stock photos and free graphics for illustrations, wallpapers and backgrounds, all of which are free for personal and commercial use.
If you’re after a specific photo fast, head over to photo library Fotosearch. This site holds over 14,700,000 royalty free photos in its archives, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for here. Fotosearch also has a comprehensive collection of illustrations, clip art and stock videos.
Morguefile is another great resource for free, high resolution stock photography. The site has an easy to use keyword search tool so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. Morguefile also allows you to edit photos before downloading, featuring a useful crop tool inbuilt, ensuring you get the exact image wanted.
iStock offers millions of affordable, unique, royalty free images and stock photos. Images can be downloaded using iStock credits, which are sold in preset packages. The site features a simple search facility as well as a ‘browse by category’ function, making it easy to find what you’re looking for amongst the thousands of images it holds.
Founded in 1995, Getty Images was the first company to license imagery online. Now, its library features millions of stock images and illustrations and thousands of hours of video. This online library is designed to make it easy to find the images you’re looking for, with categories and an easy-to-use search function. Images are individually priced depending on the license required.
International microstock photography website Bigstock is all about good design, creative inspiration and royalty-free stock imagery. And with over 12 million images to choose from, you’re sure to find something here to inspire you. Content can be purchased on a pay-as-you-go facility or a cheaper prepaid credit system.
With over 20 million royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos, Shutterstock is a global marketplace for the creative community. The site is extremely easy to navigate, with images organised into popular categories and featuring a useful keyword search tool. To download content, a subscription or image on demand package is required. Updated with 10,000 new images daily, you’re sure to find something inspiring every time you visit this photo library.