Everybody who has their own website needs pictures; illustration photos. And I can tell you, it’s not always easy to get professional and natural-looking photo shots. The best way to get legal and properly-licensed images for use, is to buy them from photo stock agencies.
Anyway, now they are offering 10 images for free.
As a web designer I need photos very often. I’ve shopped in many agencies and I am happy to share my experience with you. First of all, I’ve found the best photo stock agency ever. Adobe Stock.
Maybe you have heard about Fotolia.com. Now it’s become Adobe Stock. Yep, Adobe bought them out. They have millions of photos with any kind of theme. If you are writing about fashion, cooking, finance and insurance, health, jewelry, you will find the right illustrative photo which will fit your needs.
Also for low budget
The great thing is the price. Just £19.99 for 10 images in full size. It is just £1.99 per hight quality image. And first month it is for free. With only a small budget you can update your website with new images, making it looking more up-to-date.
I was also using other stock agencies, bud sadly, some of them pushed their prices too high. I’ve loved shopping also on iStockphoto. Photodune.net put up the price from £1 to £5-9, they are good for occasional shopping, but the photo collection is not so impressive for my purposes. Dreamstime.com offers lots of cheap, average quality images, but their search results are confusing for me.
Why so optimistic?
So why am I so optimistic about Adobe Stock photos? As I mentioned, it is the quality of their photos, the price, and the fact that the downloaded photo is full size. I spent too much time looking for the best balance between photo collection size, quality and price. Often I was frustrated. But now it’s over.
You can try for free
You can create a free account and get 10 high-quality full-size images for free. So you will have a chance to try them and experience them for yourself. New photos will give your blog or website presentation a new updated look and a better visual feeling.
Tips for searching
If you want objects cut out, eg meal on white background, or shoes on white, use the word ‘isolated’ or ‘cut out’. Use a filter. You can exclude or include people. Choose your preferred shape, so you will be able to find only square images. Very useful is the price filter.
So have a fun and enjoy making your web up-to-date and better looking with new images.
Visit their website by clicking here: https://stock.adobe.com/
Author: Milan Lipowski
Milan is a web designer & developer and stock photographer. He also has over 20 years experience with hardware and software computer servicing for individuals, and small & middle-size companies.