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Top 15 Commercial Stock Photography Websites

Images are a vital part of how we communicate. Whether it’s websites, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, posters, magazines, flyers or anything else, they’re an essential tool. When guest bloggers submit their articles, I usually format them and revise them before publishing. One important part of revising, is of course adding related images. Text by itself is boring, readers like to have visual representation that showcases the topic they are trying to get across.

1. Shutterstock

shutterstock Top 15 Commercial Stock Photography Websites

Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Every day we add thousands of photographs, illustrations, and vectors to our outstanding collection of premium, royalty-free images. Select the subscription plan that’s best for you and start downloading today.

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Subscriptions:

Length of Subscription (1,3,6,12 month), Monthly: 25 images-vectors/day $249 Annual: 25 images-vectors/day $2559

Cost of a standard image (1600×1200) 2MP approx:  9 Credits Photo Collection: 16,868,648 Photographers: 329,542

2. Dreamstime

dreamstime Top 15 Commercial Stock Photography Websites

Dreamstime is a distinguished leader in stock photography and a major supplier of high quality digital images at unbelievable prices. All stock images available are provided by Dreamstime community’s photographers, shot on film or digital and approved by our editors. Structured on categories and subcategories, the database is renewed with thousands of fresh images and titles on a daily basis.

Stats & Information

Subscriptions:

Multiple Combinations of Downloads (10-50), Length of Subscription (1,3,6,12 month), Weekly: 10 credits/day $49.99 Monthly: 30 credits/day $128.99 Annual: 10 credits/day $1299.99 Annual: 50 credits/day $3739.99

Cost of a standard image (1600×1200) 2MP approx:  7 Credits Photo Collection: 12,000,000+ Photographers: 120,000+

3. Fotolia

fotolia Top 15 Commercial Stock Photography Websites

Fotolia is devoted to offering affordable creative imagery. Our crowdsourced library includes millions of royalty-free images, vectors, illustrations and video footage clips. Whether you’re a professional designer, manager, presenter, small business owner or student, the right images for your website, brochures, reports, and slides are available on Fotolia.

Stats & Information

Subscriptions:

Multiple Combinations of Downloads (25-250), Length of Subscription (1,3,6,12 month), Images and Images Vectors and Footage Options. Monthly: 25 images/day $199 Annual: 25 images/day $1649 Annual: 50 images-vectors-video/day $4122 (Multi-user options available)

Cost of a standard image (1600×1200) 2MP approx:  5 Credits Photo Collection: 15,155,048+ Photographers: 150,000+

4. iStockphoto

istockphoto Top 15 Commercial Stock Photography Websites

iStockphoto is the web’s original source for royalty-free stock images, media and design elements. For over 10 years artists, designers and photographers from all over the world have come here to create, work and learn. Although iStockphoto started with just a few photos in 2000, we now offer vector illustrations, videos, music and sound effects, Flash and, coming soon, logos.

Stats & Information

Subscriptions:

Multiple Combinations of Downloads (10/30-480), Length of Subscription (3,6,12 month), Credit based not per image, allows download of video, flash and vectors at relevant credit level. 3 Month: 30 credits/day $979 Annual: 10 credits/day $1299 Annual: 60 credits/day $6730 (corporate accounts have separate price structure)

Cost of a standard image (1600×1200) 2MP approx:  6 Credits Photo Collection: 7,000,000+ Photographers: 80,000+

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