The best Stock Photography sites for your designs
The most important rule of using images on your site is to know where they came from and be able to prove ownership/copyright. Without this you leave yourself open being sued for substantial sum of money.
Many of these site have special offers but even full price photos and illustrations are from £7 each, what's not to like!
Here are some resources to help you select images for your web site. Please ask your web developer what size you require as this can make a big difference in pricing. Sometimes the same image is priced differently across these sites.
One thing is assured, finding the right image takes a fair bit of time so allowing your web developer to do this isn’t a good spent of your budget. You will also get a better result if you make these choices yourself.
Here is a list of the sites I go to for images. There are more but you can spend days looking.
These are PAID resources. If you’re happy to rummage try free options here.
- http://www.istockphoto.com (owned by Getty)
http://www.GraphicStock.com has a $99/year unlimited download.
http://depositphotos.com/ – Many different options available and credits allow you to download any size photo, it doesn’t increase the credits required for larger photos. I like this feature a lot.
http://www.Dreamstime.com – there are some free images, credit packages and subscription packages available. Claims to be the world’s largest stock photography resource.
http://www.123rf.com/ – limited number of free images and various options for credits or subscriptions.
http://www.rgbstock.com/ – 100,000 free images with pretty broad licensing.
We have also compiled a list of free resources but their sites quality and ease of use is generally poor however if you have time you could save some money by using free images. See our list of free images for online use here.