Paid Stock Photo Sites
Over 70 million stock photos, vectors, videos and music tracks. Purchase images individually or via a subscription for cheaper images and ongoing access.
Millions of royalty-free images, illustrations, videos and music clips from Getty Images’ iStock site. Purchase credits that you can then use to acquire images and other downloads. Or use a subscription for the best rates. Unused credits or subscription downloads are rolled over.
This stock photo site is part of Adobe. It offers 54 million royalty-free images, vectors and videos available via on-demand pricing (through credit purchases), a monthly subscription with a quota that rolls over, or a daily subscription for heavy users.
Getty Images also own a number of other stock photo sites such as iStock above, and regularly acquire others. While iStock is focused on everyday photos and illustrations, the main Getty Images site is focused more on curated, hand-picked premium content.
Offers over 30 million stock photo images, videos and audio content from thousands of photographers, illustrators and videographers. The site brings together dozens of different stock agencies within a single site.
FREE Stock Photo Sites
While mostly in English, you’ll find some of the text here is in German (the site originates in Switzerland). It’s a newer site, and as such does not have as many images as on other sites, and it’s not as well developed.
Free high resolution digital stock photographs for commercial and other uses.
Part of Yahoo, this widely-known site allows users to “upload, access, organize, edit and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world”. It’s also possible to use content hosted here on your own site, as long as you link back to the content’s page on Flickr. Not all the images are free to use for commercial purposes. Check the image rights for the photo in question before usage.
Over 100,000 free stock photos for personal or commercial use. Categories range from backgrounds and textures to landscapes, cars, food and more. Registration required.
This is another site run by Getty Images, and claims to have nearly 400,000 free photos and illustrations. Registration required.