My two favorite sources for images are depositphotos.com and dollarphotoclub.com.
I like Depositphotos best because it doesn't require an ongoing monthly subscription. I average less than 60 cents an image. Partly, This is because I usually buy a 1 month subscription and download 5 images a day. Also, once a year, I've been getting a "special" offer from AppSumo.com ($39 for 100 images from Depositphotos with no expiration date).
While Dollarphotoclub (Curated by FOTOLIA) requires a minimum $10 monthly subscription; they are worth considering because they have quality images; many of which I don't see elsewhere.
When I have a larger budget I also like GraphicRiver.com part of the Envato Marketplace.
- The Pragmatic Web Designer.
Royalty free is the search term (Free to use) as a filter.
For paid I agree with Daniel Rusling
You need to look at the stock sites - a special database of images. You can also buy ready-made templates presentations, diagrams and graphics for your website on http://www.pptstar.com/
You might try Getty Images. It is a pay site but you'll get better quality images if you pay for them. Good luck!
Getty Images now has a program where you can use their excellent images without charge. They continue to host the images on their servers and provide you with linking information for accessing their images,
Free images for commercial use
I would highly recommend 123rf or Getty images.
https://creativemarket.com/ is a great resource for illustrations.
You may want to have a look at www.photoxpress.com as well.
I just saw this article a couple days ago and bookmarked it for future reference:
However, one word of caution... when using images for multiple applications, expecially large format printing like banners, pay close attention to the resolution of the image. There's nothing worse when paying for a physical product using low resolution images than getting the finished product way too pixelated and fuzzy.
Thanks a lot for your kind advice !
You can download a low res for comping purposes, then buy each image individually as needed. Best tip I can give... ALWAYS buy royalty free, licensed images are a rip off.
Bigstock photo is very affordable and you can get 5 images per day for a small monthly subscription.
Hello there......a place that I use is called Deamstime. so the address is www.dreamstime.com.