I Can Has Stock Images!
Jim Basio, Former Viget
Stock imagery can really make or break a good design. Searching for that perfect image(s) to complement your design can be a very time consuming task -- not to mention budget limitations we may have to consider.
Luckily, there are lots of great stock image resources available on the web whether to meet any budget size.
- istockphoto.com - giant selection of royalty-free stock images and photos
- gettyimages.com - the leading provider of creative and editorial imagery and film to communications
- moodboard.com - buy or sell images at a range of prices to suit your needs
- jupiterimages.com - offers anything from royalty-free DVD collections to standard rights-managed images and royalty-free images
- digitalrailroad.net - selection of royalty-free and rights- managed stock shots, but it also features an eBay-like marketplace where photographers vie to meet your requirements by the deadline
- fotolia.com - inexpensive stock photography, photographers can also sign up to sell stock photos
- dreamstime.com - essentially a royalty-free microstock site, the selection is limited
- ultrashock.com - offers high-res photos, conceptual vector illustration and other assets
- foodanddrinkphotos.com - a comprehensive collection of photos about eating and drinking
- sciencephoto.com - features some of the best science related stock photos available online
- photolib.noaa.gov - one example of the many photos you can use for free from U.S. Government sites.
- public-domain-photos.com - claims to be the largest collection of public domain photos
- sxc.hu - the leading free stock photo site
- morguefile.com - contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site
- stockvault.net - a stock photo sharing website where designers and photographers can meet to share their images
- freerangestock.com - high-resolution free stock photos and free textures
- photogen.com - nice collection of good quality photos
- flickr.com - best online photo management and sharing application; be sure to check the license before using any of the photos
- everystockphoto.com - excellent option for searching multiple sites (Flickr, Stock.xchng, etc.) for stock photos
Feel free to add sites that been left out!