Stock sites

Where do you get your stock photos and vectors? I’m up for renewal and I’m “shopping around.”

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I don’t subscribe as I’m not a volume shopper.
Getty has the largest collection around.
iStock is part of Getty and Getty has been allowed to absorb Corbis (for which I will never forgive Bill Gates even if he did save thousands of historical images from being lost forever.)

Shutterstock is my next go-to
Followed by
123RF
Bigstock
and an assorted variety of lesser used sites, but nonetheless high quality, like:
Natgeocreative (currently offline for “maintenance” - and has been for a while)
apimages
sciencephoto
artres
northwindpictures

I hear Adobe has stock images as well. If you subscribe to CC, maybe check that out. I’ve never had occasion to use it beyond the free stuff they gave you for subscribing.

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I buy istock credits. I don’t use enough for subscription based models.

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I prefer 123rf. I like their lightbox feature a lot, and they allow decent-sized comps to try out.

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Yea, I’m leaning towards 123RF. I really like that you can customize the amount of credits you can buy.

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Almost any site will let you customize credits. It’s the subscriptions that vary more.
And remember, a lot of times the better images cost more credits. (Strangely, usually the ones I really want seem to cost more… and I always end up with 1 or 2 credits left over.)

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Mostly iStock and Shutterstock. I’ll have to check out 123RF.

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Most freepic or pngtree,because you can download freely with the number limit everyday.

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Mostly RFclipart.com and GraphicRiver.net

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