BigStockPhoto.Com is one of my favourite place to download high quality images. With over 16 million royalty-free photographs and illustrations from talented photographers and artists around the globe, this is a great place to find great images for my websites.
All the photos and illustrations are sorted nicely and easy to find for you to download and use for almost any purpose.
The price are quite resonable and lower than many other stock photo websites such as Getty Image and Jupiter Images.
Plus, if you subscribe to their 7-Days FREE trial, you can download 5 royalty-free images (or vector, any size) a day.
That’s 35 free images.
It’ll seriously be the friendliest shopping cart of your holiday season.
BigStockPhoto was founded in Davis, California, in the fall of 2004 and quickly grew into one of the Web’s leading royalty-free stock image communities. In 2009 BigStockPhoto was acquired by Shutterstock, the biggest subscription-based image library in the world.
BigStockPhoto adopted a fresh new look and a shorter name, Bigstock, in 2010.
Big Stock Photo is another stock photography service that focuses more on the photos they’re selling rather than how well their website is designed. Their homepage is a little busy with the constantly changing flash graphic in the middle, but that goes away when you click on a category or enter a keyword for a particular kind of image.
This stock photography site requires that you purchase ‘photo credits‘ starting at $3.00/ea for 5 credits and decrease slowly until you end up only having to pay $0.90 per credit for 700 credits. That’s still $630 for that package, but most photos on Big Stock Photo don’t cost more than one credit. If you try and figure out how much each image would cost if you purchased that many credits, it would be about $1.10 per photo.
Those prices are hard to beat, especially in the competitive stock photography market where you can end up paying an arm and a leg for an image that shouldn’t cost anywhere near what you pay for it – Stock Photography Service Review
For casual bloggers, you can also use images from the free section that come with limited license. Do check all the licenses before you download and apply the images as per terms of service. The quality is a bit less than you get from the paid section.
However, for a limited time only and strictly for the upcoming Black Friday, you can download the high quality image by subscribing to their 7 days free trial.
You may unsubscribe at the end of the trial (after downloading the images 😀 ) and you will not be charged. But, be sure to unsubscribe before the trial period end or your credit card will be charged!