Designers and photographers often need stock images to spice-up their works. There are many websites which provide these stock photos, some are free and some are paid aka premium. Today I’m making a list of the best sites from both categories.
There just too many premium stock sellers and if I had gone on to naming them all, the post would have become a meaningless pile of data. Instead, I have selected only the ones which have something unique in them, something that others don’t have, and I have wrote down that something right here.
The free ones also have their brief bio written with them.
One of the most renowned premium photo sellers.
This is probably the site that provides best balance amongst cost and quality.
You want variety? You go to Shutter Stock.
They sell stock to many of the world’s leading magazines.
If you need an image related to news or a current event. You will not find a better place to get it.
If someone pins me down on gunpoint and orders me give him a name for the best stock image seller, I’d name this site.
Best thing about this site is they have all the HD pictures. Commercial use is allowed. If you can, you should donate a few pictures to them.
A very simple website, open, search and find.
It may not be the biggest resource on internet but still a considerable one.
This is the place to get walls, grass and such background textures.
Doesn’t has a search button yet, but commercial use allowed. With some digging you can find a gem.
Design of this site may suggest something else but it is highly valuable resource for finding textures. Stock photography is there as well.
Blurs, abstractions, macro textures, shadow and light + everything that’s a little bit strange!
Although the site only has 950 pictures, most of them pretty useful for bloggers.
This is not exactly a stock images site, it is a network of photographers. But it completely free and some images are free to use. If you are a photographer, you MUST visit it.
Well, this is the obvious one. It is the largest network of artists on internet.