stock photos

When designing a website for a client, stock photos come in handy. Stock photos give a professional feel to any site, enriching the visual appeal. Furthermore, avoid copyright violations and use stock photos, instead of pulling images off the web. Here are 6 top stock photo websites to inspire beautiful web design. Each site provides category searches, quick downloads, and easy payment methods.


stock photos photo dropper wp
WordPress plugin – Free Creative Commons and fee’d stock photos to your Post page with just 3 clicks.


stockphotos istockphoto
Photos, vector illustrations, video and music. Royalty-free (single, up-front fee).


stockphotos shutterstock
Photos, illustrations, vectors and video. Royalty-free.

Getty Images

stock photo getty images2
Specializes in news, sports and entertainment photos. Vectors, video, music. Rights-managed options (fee based on usage).


stockphotos stockxchg
Free stock photos.


stockphotos dreamstime
Photos, illustrations, vectors. Royalty-free and free images.

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