Paid Stock Image Sites
Why would you pay for a stock photo service if you can download images for free? Well, if you’re looking to establish consistent branding across the board for both agency, onsite, and anything in between, you’ll do well to get a license for any of the below three options. You’ll never need to worry about copyright infringement, you’ll have more options at your disposal, and your searches will yield better results. Here’s our pick for three paid stock photo sites that always deliver.
iStock is the ultimate home of microstock images, videos, photos, vectors, music, and more. The site has over 88 million different Royalty Free images that can be downloaded at affordable rates, with no cap on licensing. iStock also has a premium selection of ultra high-res, billboard-ready images that agencies and websites worldwide turn to when rolling out their next campaign. Depending on your requirements, you can get an iStock subscription that lets you download 10, 25, 50, or 750 images per month. Mon the subscriptions start at $29 per month (for ten downloads), up to $265 per month (including all videos and premium archives). The site is intuitive, easy to use, and robust, with every topic, theme, and category under the sun accessible with the right keyword or filter.
Arguably one of the most well-known and longest-standing stock photo sites, Shutterstock takes the cake in terms of sheer volume and navigation capacity. The site is home to a staggering 190 million different creatives, subcategorized across videos, vectors, social, 3D models, editorials, and more. The drop-down menu next to the search bar curates the most frequently searched for categories, trends, and promoted posts, and their range of add-on tools, like photo editors, mobile integrators, and more, make the subscription well worth it. As with iStock, you can buy a subscription that will let you download anywhere from 10, all the way up to 750 photos and media files a month, with subscriptions starting at $29 and moving up to $229, averaging out at around $9 per royalty-free photo. If you’re still on the fence, you can also get a 30-day free trial which comes with ten photos.
Adobe Stock is a powerhouse platform in its own right. Home to around 60 million curated images and multimedia files, all subcategorized for easy reference into photos, illustrations, vectors, videos, audio files, templates, glossy editorials, and more. The platform itself is fully integrated with the Creative Cloud platform, allowing you to sync and move between all the Adobe signature design apps saving you time and allowing you to edit and perfect your visuals on the fly. An Adobe subscription starts at $29 (for a batch of 10 images) and goes up to $249 (for 750 assets). All Adobe Stock images are unique, enticing, and taken by some of the world’s leading photographers. You can also get a free 30-day subscription for ten photos.
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