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40 Best Stock Photo Sites in 2022

It is easier and cheaper to go to a stock photo site than to hire a professional photographer. That's why these sites are so popular. So where to look for perfect photos online?

 

Visual identity plays a key role in building a corporate brand. But creating a logo and choosing colors or fonts is not the topic of this article. The goal is to cut out the cost of a professional photographer and at the same time not damage the company's image.

 

Every penny counts?

If a photo is going to be used to promote a business, it must meet certain criteria. It pays to take time to choose a photo so that the result looks good and is relevant. Low-quality images from free stock photo sites should not appear on the homepage or other important places, like a company presentation. But they can easily be a useful resource for startups or social networking.

In addition to the visual aspect, copyrights are often a neglected issue. Not all photos are available for commercial use. There are different types of licenses, and even the free ones might have certain restrictions.

 

Selection of stock photo sites

You may know the big stock photo sites such as Adobe, Shutterstock, or the free stock images site Pixabay. But there are many more stock photo sites available. Whether paid or free, you will find different theme offers, license restrictions as well as different quality. In addition to photos, graphic artists and other content creators will often find videos, vectors, illustrations, audio recordings or 3D elements.

So if you decide to browse the stock photo site instead of using a photographer, we have selected the following 40 stock photo sites for you.

 

Premium stock photo sites

123rf – wide range of images for any non-tech sector

Adobe Stock – well-known stock photo site with a wide range of high-quality images, videos and other formats

Deposit Photos – well-known stock photo site with a wide theme

Death to Stock – unique offer of art photos and videos

Envato Elements – well-known portal with a wide range of formats

Getty Images – another well-known stock photo site with wide selection

Photocase – original lifestyle and art photos

PNG Tree – templates, backgrounds, illustrations and other graphics

Shutterstock – another well-known stock photo site with a wide variety of high-quality images and other formats

Stock Unlimited – portal focusing mainly on lifestyle photography

Storyblocks – focusing mainly on video and audio, it also includes the possibility of editing directly on the website

TONL – culturally diverse stock photos

 

Free stock photo sites

BURST/Shopify – focusing mainly on lifestyle photography

FOCA Stock – focusing on lifestyle, tech and food

Foodies feed – focusing on food

Foter – focusing on furniture and household

Free Images – wide range of photos

Free Nature Stock – focusing on nature

Freepik – one of the best free stock photo sites, a wide offer, including templates and vector graphics

Gratisography – little crazy lifestyle photos

ISO Republic – wide range of photos and videos

Jeshoots – wide range of photos

Kaboom pics – focusing mainly on lifestyle photography

Libreshot – wide range of photos

Librestock – focusing mainly on lifestyle photography

Life of pix – focusing mainly on lifestyle photography and videos

Pexels – well-known stock photo site with a wide selection of quality photos and videos

Picjumbo – wide range of photos

Pickup image – various theme photos

Picography – various lifestyle photos

Pikwizard – wide range of quality photos

Pixabay – well-known stock photo site with a wide theme offer

Rawpixel – a wide range of photos and graphics

Realistic Shots – photos suitable for social networks

Reshot – interesting source of lifestyle photos and vector graphics

SplitShire – various lifestyle photos

Startup Stock Photos – quality offer of photos with a focus on business

StockSnap – various lifestyle photos

Stockvault – focusing mainly on lifestyle photography

Unsplash – well-known stock photo site with a wide theme offer

Ondřej Svoboda
13. 1. 2022
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